Get inspired by Author Kwame Alexander

Come hear Newbery-Medal winning author, Kwame Alexander, as he tells us about his new book, REBOUND, which is a prequel and companion novel to the action-packed, and critically acclaimed THE CROSSOVER. In Rebound, before he is Chuck “Da Man” Bell, Charlie is a kid who dreams of basketball glory. In his mind, he can steal, jump, dunk, and make the […]

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Celebrate Random Act of Kindness Week with the Arlington Public Library

Take part in Arlington Mayor Jeff William’s Kindness Initiative during Random Act of Kindness Week with the Arlington Public Library. In 2017, Mayor Jeff Williams announced Arlington would be participating in a Kindness Initiative. Support that initiative with a Library twist. Every day from April 9 to 13, meet at 4:30 p.m. at different library locations throughout Arlington to spread […]

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Spring Book and Author Luncheon set for April 19, 2018

Join the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library for the Spring Book and Author Luncheon. This semiannual fundraiser, which will be taking place Thursday, April 19 at the Shady Valley Country Club, gives attendees the chance to meet local authors Roger Broom and Joe Wilkins. Tickets are required to attend and are available to purchase online. As always, all Luncheon […]

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Jerry Hunt Collection at the Friends and Foundation Spring Book Sale

Opening Wednesday, March 21, the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library semi-annual book sale is presenting a large collection of signed and first edition Texan material donated by the late Arlington Collector Jerry Hunt. This collection contains the works of famed Texas writers such as Capps, Jenkins, Kelton, and McMurtry and will be the highlight the Spring Book […]

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Sesame Street Meet & Greet

The Sesame Street Pop Up Tour: F is for Friends is coming to Arlington! Abby Cadabby and Elmo want to meet you at the Southeast Branch Library! Come to the library on Friday, April 20 at the following times to get in line and meet your favorite characters: 2-2:30 p.m. 3-3:30 p.m. 4-4:30 p.m. Attendees will participate on a first come, […]

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Rachel Caine Leads Creative Writing Workshop for Teens

Bestselling author Rachel Caine will be visiting the Arlington Public Library Thursday, March 22! Bring all of your questions and join us at the Southeast Branch Library from 5-6 p.m. for this special session of our Creative Writing for Teens series, with guest speaker Rachel Caine! No prior attendance or experience is necessary to participate in this event.  Have you ever […]

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Celebrate Mardi Gras with Louisiana Style Cooking

It is Mardi Gras time on Tuesday, February 13, 2018! To help bring a little New Orleans and Louisiana Style cooking to your celebration click on the titles below or search our catalog for these and other fun cookbook and recipe ideas!         The celebrity chef presents recipes adapted from his New Orleans restaurant for Creole-style cocktails, […]

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Central Express to Close in Preparation for Downtown Library Opening

Central Express, the Arlington Public Library’s temporary downtown location, is closing permanently on Thursday, March 29. This closure is in preparation to move into the new Downtown Library, which will open to the public in June. The public computers, books, local history resources, and other items at Central Express will be moved to the new Downtown Library this spring. Recognizing […]

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Discover Your Story: Downtown Library Grand Opening set for June 16

The Arlington Public Library is excited to announce Discover Your Story, the grand opening of the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library this June 16. The beeps and bangs of construction are still ringing across the construction site tucked behind City Hall, but the project’s completion is in sight. The 70,000 square-foot, state of the art building will open with a […]

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