Arlington Reads Adult Education Classes Open For Summer

Arlington Reads has opened registration for summer adult education classes. Work towards earning a GED or other high school equivalency diploma with classes starting on June 18. English learners can improve their English skills at ESL classes, beginning May 21. These classes are free but spaces are limited. Read more about each class below, then register to save a spot. […]

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Citizenship Classes Available for American Dreamers

Spring classes are now available for Arlington residents working to achieve their dream of becoming American citizens. Free Citizenship Classes are available through Arlington Reads on Saturdays from March 31 to May 26. Dedicated Arlington Reads staff and volunteers are eagerly looking forward to the start of citizenship class season. This nine-week course has classes available on both weekday evenings […]

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Arlington Reads Student Achieves his Dream of Earning a Diploma

Jimmy has been an off and on student with the Arlington Reads High School Equivalency (formerly GED) program since 2014. By his own admission, he had many difficulties growing up and getting his diploma was always a goal of his, though it was a circuitous path which eventually brought him to Arlington Reads. Despite past and present difficulties, Jimmy stuck […]

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ESL Class Registration Opens Next Week

Speaking English is a valuable skill and the Arlington Public Library is here to help!  Sign up for ESL classes this month with the Arlington Public Library. Classes are volunteer-led and focused on building English vocabulary for beginner to advanced adult learners. Students must register in person on Tuesday, January 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., or on Wednesday, January […]

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Register for GED and High School Equivalency Study Programs

Registration for GED and other high school equivalency study programs offered by Arlington Reads opens Thursday, January 5. Registration is online from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., or whenever the class is full. Registration is only available online. A high school equivalency diploma like the GED shows that you have high school-level academic skills. These diplomas can open doors to […]

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October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

Dyslexia is an incredibly common learning disability. Ten percent of Texans have dyslexia, but only 2.5 percent of students are actually diagnosed. There are many who mask their symptoms and find a way to cope without help. October is Dyslexia Awareness Month, and learning about dyslexia is the first step to help those children and adults that suffer silently. According to the International Dyslexia […]

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Mango Premiere

Like to watch movies? Imagine having everything you need to learn a new language through foreign film. With Mango, you get real entertainment immersion to take your skills to the next level. Say hello to Mango Premiere™.  The newest addition to the popular Mango Languages database, Mango Premiere™ is the first and only language-learning resource to teach through film. Turning the […]

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New Online Resources Available

We have several new online resources for you! You can use these inside any Arlington Public Library location without a library card, or outside the Library with your card number and password. These TexShare Databases are funded by a grant from the US Institute of Museum and Library Services and are a program of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, made possible by […]

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Northwest Arlington ESL Center Merges with Arlington Reads

Since 2005, the Northwest Arlington ESL Center has offered exceptional English as a second language classes to the citizens of Arlington and neighboring cities. Unfortunately, they are having to close their doors. But when one door closes, another one opens, and the Arlington Public Library and Arlington Reads have merged the Northwest program into our ESL offerings. We will offer […]

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