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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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Arlington Reads Together Events in March

Featured Events Esmeralda Santiago: Writing a Life Sunday, March 83:00 p.m. (Please note: Daylight Savings Time begins on March 8) Arlington Town Hall Esmeralda Santiago, author of 2020 Arlington Reads Together pick When I Was Puerto Rican, kicks off a … Continue reading

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Arlington Reads Together Theme is Puerto Rico

The Arlington Reads Together (ART) committee is pleased to announce the 2020 community read.  This year, the committee chose three books based around the common theme of Puerto Rico: the memoir When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago, the … Continue reading

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Arlington’s Libraries Ring in the New Year with Automatic Renewals

Do your New Year’s resolutions include “read more books”? Good news, library book renewals just got a lot more convenient. Thanks to a Minuteman Library Network-wide change, your library checkouts will renew themselves! Effective January 1, Arlington’s Libraries and the … Continue reading

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Library Hosts Discussion of Community-Led Innovation in Public Spaces

Can communities use digital technologies built around play to imagine the future and create  deeper civic engagement? Eric Gordon, professor of civic media and the director of the Engagement Lab at Emerson College, is working toward that goal.   On November … Continue reading

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Robbins Library Debuts “Library Loot”

Millions of unboxing videos on YouTube can’t be wrong: people love opening packages!  For book lovers, what could possibly be better than a package with a surprise book inside?  The Robbins Library’s new subscription box program for teens brings the … Continue reading

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