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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Free Landscape Classes (and tips!)

Three upcoming classes presented by Arlington Water Utilities and the Tarrant Regional Water District will give residents a chance to learn more about water efficient practices for their lawns and gardens, just in time for spring. Arlington Water and TRWD have teamed up with the Tarrant County Master Gardener Association and the Arlington Public Library to offer the free events, […]

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Linebarger Goggan Donates $50,000 to New Downtown Library

Featuring state-of-the-art technology, the future George W. Hawkes Downtown Library will provide invaluable experiences, services and learning opportunities to residents of all ages. Supporting quality education for the community was one of primary reasons partners at Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson chose this year to contribute $50,000 toward the $30 million library project. The three-story, 80,000-square-foot library is set to […]

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Sandra Brown is the Building a Dream Gala’s Featured Guest

Please join us for the first Building a Dream gala to support the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, which is scheduled to open to the public in the summer of 2018.  The first Building a Dream will benefit the Friends & Foundation’s DREAM: Central – Building the Library of Tomorrow campaign.  Funds raised through this campaign will provide furniture, fixtures, […]

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Forgotten Images of Arlington’s African-American Past

Do you know about the early African-American business & residential community in central Arlington called “The Hill?” Have you heard about the African-American soldiers and sailors from Arlington that served in WWI and WWII? Do you know about one of the first African-American business owners in Arlington, what businesses SHE operated, and the sweet car she drove? Join us for […]

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See the 2017 Oscar Nominees with your Library Card

2017 Oscar Nominees

The 2017 Oscar nominees have been announced! Have you seen the nominated films? If not, you have almost a month to catch up before the 89th Academy Awards ceremony on February 26. Here are our copies of titles in the award categories. Click on the links below to request an item. How many can you watch before the winners are […]

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System Upgrade Scheduled for Tuesday, January 31

We’re upgrading our records system tonight! The update offers exciting new features that will make searching for items even easier. However, some of our resources will be unavailable during the upgrade. Beginning around 6 a.m., Tuesday January 31, the following services will be unavailable: Our catalog Our self-checkout stations Overdrive e-Books and e-Audiobooks These services will not be interrupted: Checking […]

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Stories to Our Children Workshop Helps Parents Write Their Own Books

Stories to Our Children returns to the Arlington Public Library this spring. This free seven-week workshop teaches parents to write stories for their children. Every family has its legends, traditions, and stories to pass down. Sharing these between generations promotes a love of reading, but it also creates lasting family bonds. Stories to Our Children empowers parents to write and […]

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