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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Books come alive! – a Graphic Endeavors field trip

“That’s the difficulty in these times: ideals, dreams, and cherished hopes rise within us, only to meet the horrible truth and be shattered. It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped all my ideals because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet, I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really […]

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Help an Adult Learn and Change a Life!

The importance of literacy is obvious. The power of literacy lies not just in the ability to read and write, but rather in a person’s capacity to apply these skills to effectively connect, interpret, and discern the intricacies of the world. There are many adults in our community who were not lucky enough to get proper education in their childhood, and […]

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