Neighborhood Network News: Sept. 22, 2021
By Office of Communication
Posted on September 22, 2021, September 22, 2021

Attend a free Arlington Public Library event to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, #ProtectArlington by getting your free COVID-19 vaccine or use your library card to check out a laptop to use from the comfort of home. It's a to-do list you won't mind tackling.

Grab a Passport and Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Visit Arlington Public Library branches in the coming weeks to view displays dedicated to various Latin and South American countries and Puerto Rico as part of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. Journey to all seven library locations and get your special Culture Passport stamped to be entered into a prize drawing! Click here to download your Culture Passport and see a list of free activities and events happening at a library branch near you.

East Library Has Laptops Available for Home Use

The Arlington Public Library is excited to announce the recent purchase of 200 Chromebooks for the East Library and Recreation Center to help close the digital divide in our neighborhoods. These laptops are available for check out by adult library cardholders. Users can check out and take home a device for 30 days with an adult library card in good standing.

“We are thrilled to be able to provide this resource to our community,” Library Technology Services Manager Julia Cagle said. “Chromebooks may be a little different than the library computers our patrons are used to using, but I believe once they pick one up, they'll love how user-friendly they are!”

Click here to learn more about other East Library Innovation Zone offerings.

No Appointments Needed for COVID-19 Vaccines at Arlington Fire Department’s Public Health Building

The Arlington Fire Department continues to encourage residents ages 12 and older to get a COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves and the community during the coronavirus pandemic. Getting a vaccine is easier than ever. The Arlington Fire Department is holding weekly vaccine clinics at its Public Health Building, located at 2920 S. Cooper St. No appointments are necessary for the vaccine clinics, which are available between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Review Preliminary Rush Creek Flood Map for Property Flood Risks

The City of Arlington’s Public Works and Transportation Department developed the Rush Creek Watershed Study as part of its ongoing effort to manage the FEMA Special Flood Hazard Area and protect Arlington residents and business owners from flood risk. This study uses comprehensive and up-to-date technical data to more accurately identify and map areas that may be subject to flooding.

FEMA has accepted the City’s data and the preliminary floodplain map update for Rush Creek is available for viewing on the City’s map revisions webpage. The floodplain limits will change for certain properties in this watershed and property owners may be required by their lenders to carry flood insurance.

Click here to learn more about the preliminary floodplain map and the 90-day appeal and comment period, which is open to residents, business owners, developers and other property owners. All comments and appeals must be submitted to the City by Oct. 22, 2021.

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