Category Archives: Books

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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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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So Sweet!

This month we asked our librarians for their favorite sweet themed titles! (Remember, sweet titles & settings doesn’t always mean sweet content!) Here are their responses: Kids: Not an Alphabet Book: The Case of the Missing Cake by Eoin McLaughlin … Continue reading

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Arlington Reads Together: Events and Discussions

The Arlington Reads Together community read program launched in 2003 as a way of bringing Arlington together through literature. Last summer, the ART selection committee chose Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria by Dr. Beverly … Continue reading

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Long Titles For Shorter Days

As the days get shorter, we asked our librarians for their favorite long titles! Here are their responses. Books:The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making by Catherynne M ValenteThe Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents … Continue reading

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Thankful

This month we asked our librarians what books & other media they are thankful for. Check out their responses here: The Office, US versionDoctor WhoStar Trek (any and all, especially Discovery!)The Great British Bake Off/Baking Show (not the latest season!!!)Nadiya’s … Continue reading

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Introducing Book Packs

Although library users are able to request specific books and pick them up, we know that many of you miss browsing our collections in person. One way we are helping to simulate the browsing experience is with our Grab Bag … Continue reading

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Women’s right to vote – Arlington’s history

One hundred years ago, in 1920, American women won the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution. The suffrage campaign had been neither easy nor straightforward. In 1915  Massachusetts voters in a state … Continue reading

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It’s A Mystery

This month we asked our librarians what some of their favorite mysteries are! Here are their answers: I’m usually not a big super-scary mystery fan but I’ve grown to LOVE Agatha Christie movies – Murder on the Orient Express and … Continue reading

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We Didn’t Learn That In School

This month we asked our librarians to share some books/movies/TV shows/etc. that taught them something important that they didn’t learn about in school.  Here are their responses: I went to school a LONG time ago, so I’ve learned many things … Continue reading

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