Monthly Archives: April 2021

Red Letter Poem #57

A note: Since April, 2020 Arlington’s Poet Laureate has been sharing a poem with the community each week via the library’s blog and ArtsArlington.org. This project nears 52 poems in April, and after April, The Red Letter Poems Project will … Continue reading

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Changes to printing service

We will be upgrading some of our systems, including our public printing service. Printing will be suspended from the end of the day Saturday, May 1 until the morning of Wednesday, May 5. We apologize for the inconvenience and want … Continue reading

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Catch up on your AcornTV shows now

If you’re enjoying shows on AcornTV, now is the time to finish watching them. Due to vendor changes, AcornTV will no longer be available for libraries as of May 14. We are hoping that this will be temporary and that … Continue reading

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Red Letter Poem #56

Steven Ratiner, Arlington’s Poet Laureate, is today’s guest blogger. Elizabeth Bishop – one of America’s great poets – remained deeply skeptical of the very artform to which she devoted her life.  She feared its tendency toward pretense, posturing, imaginative self-deception.  In an … Continue reading

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Red Letter Poem #55

Steven Ratiner, Arlington’s Poet Laureate, is today’s guest blogger. We parked in a nearby field.  September; Assisi; bird song; olive trees.  Entering the 13th century Basilica of St. Francis – built not far from the spot the Christian friar established his first tiny … Continue reading

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Red Letter Poem #54

Steven Ratiner, Arlington’s Poet Laureate, is today’s guest blogger. The Jewish Passover; Christianity’s Easter; Islamic Ramadan; Hindu’s Holi; the Wiccan Ostara; the April festival referred to as Buddha’s Birthday; and countless others. One aspect of the holiness inherent in these … Continue reading

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Mobile checkout is here!

It’s simple to use the Minuteman Library Network app to check out books and other library materials from your phone or other device. Download the app from the Apple App Store, from Google Play or for the Kindle fire. Open … Continue reading

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Poetic

In honor of National Poetry Month, here are some of our librarians’ favorite poetry collections! The Romantic Dogs – Roberto BolanosBone – Ysra Daley-WardCrush – Richard SikenSplay Anthem – Nathaniel MackeyMadness – Sam Sax A Child’s Garden of Verses by … Continue reading

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Red Letter Poem #53

Steven Ratiner, Arlington’s Poet Laureate, is today’s guest blogger. “The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball.” And right now, if you’re like me, you’re recalling the smell of movie popcorn and reciting the lines along with … Continue reading

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OverDrive’s COVID Response Collections

OverDrive’s COVID Response Collections are helping libraries meet the unprecedented demand for digital books in their communities. This growing collection supplements our library’s catalog with unlimited simultaneous use ebooks and audiobooks. What does this mean for you?The adult fiction & nonfiction … Continue reading

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