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Introducing Arlington’s COVID-19 Community Archive

Six months after Arlington’s first diagnosed cases of COVID-19 in March, Arlington’s COVID-19 Community Archive is available and accepting contributions on the “Local History Resources” page at The archive presents a snapshot of life in Arlington during the pandemic … Continue reading

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Help the Library Plan for Teen Programs this Fall

As lives and schedules have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, adapting to change has become more important than ever. Head of Teen Services Katy Kania is seeking input from parents to learn more about the support Arlington’s Libraries can provide … Continue reading

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Robbins Library and ACMi Host Stephano: The True Story of Shakespeare’s Shipwreck

In an exclusive joint local broadcast and online event, ACMi and Robbins Library host an Arlington-only screening of Stephano: The True Story of Shakespeare’s Shipwreck on Thursday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m. This event will be hosted on Facebook Live. … Continue reading

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Teen Summer Reading Challenge Giveaway Books

Calling all bored teenagers!   During past summers teens who signed up for the Robbins Library Teen Summer Challenge and completed a BINGO card got a free book at the library. Sadly, we aren’t able to give away books at the … Continue reading

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Introducing Library Grab Bags

We are excited to launch Library Grab Bags, a new service that aims to bring back some of the ease and joy of browsing library shelves even as library indoors remain closed for public safety. Library Grab Bags are a … Continue reading

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Help pick the next Arlington Reads Together Title

Since 2003 the annual Arlington Reads Together program has inspired the community to come together to talk about great books and inspiring ideas.    The Arlington Reads Together (ART) selection committee is again seeking book nominations from Arlingtonians. Have you … Continue reading

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Robbins Library Reopens for Contactless Pickup

Arlingtonians can now add Robbins Library to the list of places open for contactless pickup in town.  Phased reopening of Arlington’s Libraries has begun with appointments for contactless pickup of library materials.   Using your library card, reserve books, DVDs, and … Continue reading

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The Big (library materials) Return!

Thank you for your taking good care of your library materials all this time! We are hosting an outdoor returns event on Saturday, June 20 for the community, with safety measures in place for staff and participants. Books and A/V … Continue reading

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Introducing Acorn TV!

Thanks to generous funding from the Arlington Libraries Foundation, we are introducing a new service this month: unlimited access to British shows and film through Acorn TV.  Enjoy world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond, on any web-connected device. How … Continue reading

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Robbins Library Launches Virtual Storytime

Looking for something fun to do with children during this “stay at home” period? Come to a virtual storytime!  Robbins and Fox librarians will offer online storytime on Facebook Live on Fridays at 10:00 a.m. while the library is closed.   … Continue reading

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