Author Archives: Assistant Director

“Tails and Tales” Summer Reading for Kids, Teens and Adults

Over 250 children signed up to participate in the library’s “Tails and Tales” themed Summer Reading program kick-off and book giveaway in the Winfield Robbins Memorial Garden on Saturday, June 19. From now through the summer, children aged 0-14 are … Continue reading

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Robbins and Fox Libraries Resume Full Hours and Most Services

Effective Monday, June 21, the Robbins Library and Fox Branch Library resume normal hours and most services, no appointment necessary. Arlington requires unvaccinated people to wear masks inside public facilities, but the library is asking all visitors to keep masks … Continue reading

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Nominate a Title for Arlington Reads Together Book Pick

The Arlington Reads Together (ART) selection committee is seeking book nominations for the 2022 community-wide read. Have you read a book that explores the issues Arlington is facing? Have an idea for a great community read book?  Please share it … Continue reading

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What’s The State of Voting?

New laws restricting voting access in Georgia have gained national attention. Georgia is just one example; legislative initiatives are under way across the nation with the intention of impacting voting access in many new ways. The right to vote is … Continue reading

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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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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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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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