Arlington Public Library Hosted 4th GEAR Robotics Competition

On Saturday, April 28, 2018, 37 teams from around North Texas gather to compete in the Arlington Library hosted GEAR Robotics Competition. GEAR stands for Get Excited About Robotics and is a non-profit organization aimed at getting elementary and middle school students interesting in robotics. The Arlington Public Library has hosted the competition for the last four years. This year […]

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GEAR Up for Robotics Tournament

What happens when budding young engineers are given a robot and a challenge? The GEAR Tournament aims to find out. GEAR, which stands for Get Excited About Robots, is a fast-paced robotics competition featuring NXT and EV3 LEGO Mindstorm robots. Small teams of players between 8-years-old and the eighth grade build and program these robots to accomplish challenging tasks. The […]

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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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Power Up with Events for Young Entrepreneurs

Join us today for Power Up at Your Library Day! The Arlington Public Library strives to power your ideas, your knowledge, and your life. We offer a variety of technology and computer classes for all ages. We have eBooks and online resources. We offer adult learning programs. This September, we’re also featuring classes for enterprising youth. Young Entrepreneurs Club meets […]

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Math & Science Camp Combats Summer Brain Drain

We’re all at least slightly familiar with the term “summer slide” or “brain drain,” which refers to the general loss of academic progress that can happen to students during the summer months. The Southwest Branch of the Arlington Public Library has set out to fight that phenomenon in a fun and engaging way through the use of its Summer Math and Science […]

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LEGO Club brings LEGO builds to life!


Have you ever wanted to do more with LEGOs than just build? You can take your creations beyond that! Arlington Public Library’s LEGO Club program offers STEAM-related, cross-curricular LEGO activities for ages 9-12. In LEGO Club you can: Connect your LEGO builds to a computer and make them move and make noise at your command! Write a story and then […]

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The GEAR robotics tournament is coming soon!

GEAR stands for Get Excited about Robotics. This fast-paced robotics competition features NXT and EV3 LEGO Mindstorm robots built and programmed by elementary and junior high students. Teams may consist of two or three players that can be as young as 8 years old, but no older than eighth grade. During the construction time, students face challenges that everyday engineers and scientists face. Robert Acosta, […]

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Start Coding Now!

Code is the computer language used to program your favorite apps and websites. Code can seem like a mystery that only those who know the most about computers can figure out. Thankfully, that’s not true! Thanks to user-friendly computer programs like Scratch and PencilCode, learning to code can be approachable and even fun. During March and April, the library will lead […]

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Library Receives Teen Tech Week Grant

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The Arlington Public Library is one of 20 recipients to receive a 2016 Teen Tech Week Grant from the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Services Association. The 20 recipients were selected from a pool of 52 applicants from across the country. The library will receive $1,000 to support Teen Tech Week digital literacy programming […]

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February Tween Events

Picture of tweens at lego club

Did you know the Arlington Public Library offers programs for tweens? At the library, tweens can build worlds in Minecraft, learn to code, and help plan programs and projects as part of Teen Volunteer Corps, all while making friends with similar interests. Check out all the STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) programs! Lego Club and the Lego WeDo […]

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