#ChooseKind with Wonder and the City of Arlington

The City of Arlington announced its participation in the #ChooseKind City initiative—a campaign in partnership with City of Kindness, Lionsgate and Participant Media that invited people in cities across the country to participate in kind acts leading up to World Kindness Day on Monday, November 13. As part of the initiative, the City of Arlington will hold a series of […]

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Medieval Arts Festival brings Middle Ages to Life

This fall, Downtown Arlington will be treated to the sights and sounds of a medieval tournament during the Arlington Public Library’s Medieval Arts Festival. Swords will ring and sunlight flash on the elaborate costumes of lords and ladies as history comes alive for an afternoon. This free event has something for the whole family to learn and enjoy, from storytelling […]

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[re]Brary Day provides Staff Development on November 10

Library staff from all seven branches will come together on Friday, November 10 for [re]Brary Day, the Arlington Public Library’s annual staff development day. With a team of over 100 employees leading programs, cataloging books, working at service desks, and more throughout the City of Arlington, it’s important that Library staff keep growing, exploring, and learning! On [re]Brary Day, staff […]

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Daddy-Daughter Hair Factory teaches Girl’s Hair Basics for Men

Calling all dads, grandfathers, uncles, older brothers, and other men taking care of children: can you take care of your girls’ hair? For men whose only styling experience is on their own head, grooming a daughter’s hair can be a new challenge. Get confident with hands-on practice at our free Daddy-Daughter Hair Factory workshop. Daddy-Daughter Hair Factory was founded by […]

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AISD Battle of the Books returns for Fourth and Fifth Graders

It’s a new school year, and for AISD students in the fourth and fifth grades, it’s time for a new Battle of the Books. This optional competition is designed to encourage reading, expose students to different stories and characters, increase reading comprehension, and promote teamwork. Each grade has a different list of eight great books to read. Students who are […]

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Enjoy National Night Out with your Neighbors and the Library

Next week, block parties, cookouts and potlucks and other casual get-togethers will cover Arlington as the City celebrates National Night Out. Join the Arlington Police, other City departments (including the Library!) and your neighbors on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 for the 34th annual National Night Out, a yearly event to boost community ties and show unity against crime. Last year, […]

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Over $100,000 in Grants awarded to the Arlington Public Library

The Arlington Public Library has been awarded five competitive grants from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. This funding will support workshops and events for a wide range of ages and interests. The Library will be working with local partners, including other area libraries, to extend the reach of these programs […]

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Harvey Resources: Find Shelters, File Claims and More

As Hurricane Harvey leaves unprecedented flooding and damage at the Gulf Coast, Arlington is ready to welcome storm evacuees. Arlington first responders have been on-site since August 25 and the City is prepared to open shelters at the State of Texas’s request. All evacuees, whether staying in a local shelter or with friends and family, are welcome at the Arlington […]

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