Medieval Festival Delights Hundreds


More than 850 people celebrated the balmy early fall weather at the library’s 14th annual Medieval Arts Festival at the Levitt Pavilion on October 22. The afternoon event featured activities for all ages. More than 40 members of the Society for Creative Anachronism wore period costumes and shared expertise about life in the Middle Ages, while textiles and needlework, jewelry-making, calligraphy, soap-making, and […]

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Early voting started Monday, Oct. 24


Early voting started today in Texas. There are several Arlington locations where you can vote early, including the Tarrant County Courthouse on Abram, TCC Southeast, and the South Service Center. For a complete list of places in Tarrant County to vote, head to Early Voting Times (Votación Temprana) October (octubre) 24 – 28 Monday – Friday (lunes – viernes) 8 a.m. […]

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[re]Brary Day to Bring Library Employees Together


“Coming together is beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” – Henry Ford With seven branch locations across Arlington and 98 employees working together to bring materials, programs, and services to the community, there are many moving parts that come together to keep the Arlington Public Library running at full speed. In order to keep each of the […]

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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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Medieval Thoughts


Feeling Medieval?  Do you want to go back in time and be a knight in shining armor? The Library has just what you need! First explore the book, Knights in History and Legend by Constance Brittain Bouchard. Discover how to become a knight, rules of chivalry, what the armor was like, and how many horses you needed to have. You will […]

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New Theme-Based Sticker: Islamic Holidays


Due to patron requests and the growth of our previous collection size, a new theme-based picture book sticker has been developed for our Celebrations category. The new section will be for all Islamic Holidays, including Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. Below is a sample of the new spine label, depicting a mosque. When the adjusted books are returned to the branches, […]

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Quarterly Volunteer Meeting is September 29!


The Arlington Public Library’s quarterly volunteer meeting will be held Thursday, September 29, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Southwest Branch. We will be sharing updates about the Capital Campaign and the new Downtown library, as well as information about some great new fall programs that we need volunteers for, including Southern Stitches Teen Sewing Club and Job Club. If you are a […]

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