Hearing Loops: New Downtown Library to feature Assistive Listening Technology

On April 25, the Arlington City Council approved the addition of hearing loops to the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. This assistive listening technology broadcasts sound directly into modern hearing aids, allowing patrons with hearing loss to wirelessly and automatically participate in Library programming. Hearing loops magnetically transfer microphone sound signals to hearing aids and cochlear implants that contain […]

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Courtyard Celebration Showcases the Diversity of East Arlington

Where can you see a fire-breathing dragon, hear music from horns over 10 feet long, and enjoy a snack while you’re watching? Come to the Courtyard Celebration at the East Arlington Branch of the Arlington Public Library on May 13 to experience this and more. “This will be an evening of long horns, mariachi, lions dancing, stepping, song and dance,” […]

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Spring Book Sale at Meadowbrook Recreation Center Continues Through Sunday

Katie Browning stood, arms full of books, as her three children browsed the neatly organized tables for even more good reads at the Meadowbrook Recreation Center on Friday afternoon. This was Browning’s first trip to the annual Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library’s annual spring book sale. But after finding so many affordable books there, she said it […]

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Texas Health Resources, Texas Health Arlington Memorial support the Downtown Library

Texas Health Resources and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital have made a long-term investment in Arlington’s health by donating a combined $50,000 to the campaign for the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library.  Community giving is a vital piece of the public-private partnership that funds the Downtown Library project, but it’s also part of the Texas Health Arlington Memorial story. In […]

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It’s Spring Book Sale Time!

The Spring Book Sale is almost here! Join the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library for their book sale from April 5-9 at the Meadowbrook Recreation Center. Book sale shoppers can get great deals on books, DVDs, and other items while supporting the Arlington Public Library. The Book Sale begins on April 5 with a member’s-only preview from […]

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Stripe-A-Zone, David Sargent Family Donate to Downtown Library

Stripe-A-Zone and the David Sargent family have donated $50,000 to the Dream: CENTRAL capital campaign for the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library! With three Texas locations, Stripe-A-Zone is an industry leader in pavement marking and road striping. The company has been locally owned by the Sargent family since 1997. David Sargent, President of Stripe-A-Zone, supports the library because he’s […]

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Black History Month Festival Features Community Partners and Performances

Community members came together to celebrate Black History Month at the Arlington Public Library’s sixth annual Black History Month Festival. More than 600 attendees enjoyed entertaining and educational performances by local organizations and schools. The event was kicked off with a discovery of the Forgotten Images of Arlington’s African American Past, led by librarian Mark Dellenbaugh. Selected photos from the […]

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Spring Break Story Bonanza has Events for All Ages

“Once upon a time…” These four simple words hold a multitude of possibilities. From March 11 through March 16, Arlington Public Library celebrates the art of storytelling with Spring Break Story Bonanza, 16 programs for a variety of ages.  These events are created to inspire and empower, as everyone is a storyteller. If you’ve ever described a dream, explained why […]

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