Enjoying the 2017 Eclipse

Eclipse excitement has moved through Arlington! On Monday, August 21, a solar eclipse will move across North America. Arlington isn’t in the part of the total solar eclipse, where the sun is entirely shadowed by the moon. You can still enjoy viewing the partial eclipse, though! Read on for more information about the eclipse and ways to safely view it. […]

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OneClickdigital is now RBdigital

  There’s exciting news for audiobook fans: OneClickdigital, the downloadable eAudiobook service, is now RBdigital. The new RBdigital app offers an improved browsing and downloading experience. You can continue to access exclusive Recorded Books audiobook titles through RBdigital, just like you did with OneClickdigital. Patrons who already had a OneClickdigital account can use their existing login information to access RBdigital. […]

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Students Explore Robots, Programming at Library Camp

Huddled intensely over their robots and programming tools, campers at Green City Challenge camp were hard at work creating a better future for generations to come. In this week-long camp at the East Arlington Branch Library, students aged 10 to 18 learned the fundamentals of robotics and computer programming and also heard from specialists in those fields. “I learned that […]

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The Optimist Club of Arlington Donates to the Downtown Library

The Optimist Club of Arlington has strengthened its commitment to education in Arlington with a $50,000 donation to the new Downtown Library. The Optimist Club has supported Arlington youth since its founding in 1945. Diverse offerings such as sports programs, an essay contest, a special-needs scout troup, and scholarships in conjunction with the University of Texas provide opportunities to students […]

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ArlingCon Attracts Superheros, Supervillains and Other Beloved Characters

Ty Randolph drove two hours from his home in Oklahoma this weekend to judge ArlingCon’s Kids’ Cosplay Contest, where children dressed up as their favorite comic book, science fiction or fantasy characters. But this was one contest where the judge may have won the contest had he been entered. Randolph came to ArlingCon, Arlington Public Library’s annual comics, anime, and […]

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ArlingCon Returns for Third Year of Comic Convention

Grab your favorite cosplay costume and gather with fellow superhero fans this Saturday for ArlingCon, Arlington’s annual comics, anime, and sci-fi convention. ArlingCon, hosted by the Arlington Public Library and the University of Texas at Arlington, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 15 at UT Arlington’s University Center, 300 W. 1st Street. This free community event, open […]

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Building and Creating at LEGO Camp

Arlington children had a blast building during the Arlington Public Library’s LEGO Camp. During the three-day camp, children created and programmed motorized objects using LEGO Wedo kits. These kits include LEGO bricks, motors, sensors, and a USB connection. Students build their projects, then connect them to a computer to bring them to life. Campers worked on activities from the LEGO […]

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