DISCOVER Wall Will Welcome Children to the new Downtown Library

Discover all of the wonderful things the Arlington Public Library has to offer children and families! Young visitors and their families will enjoy trips to the first floor children’s area of the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, with its playful seating, up-to-date technology, and a permanent art installation called the DISCOVER wall. The DISCOVER wall is a life-sized interactive […]

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Union Pacific Continues Legacy of Building Towns with Downtown Library Donation

Union Pacific has donated $25,000 to Arlington’s new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. The new library building, which is currently under construction just south of the train tracks running through downtown Arlington, will provide state-of-the-art technology and services. Dan Harbeke of Union Pacific looks forward to watching this donation benefit Arlington for generations to come. “Libraries are foundational, especially for […]

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Hearing Loops: New Downtown Library to feature Assistive Listening Technology

On April 25, the Arlington City Council approved the addition of hearing loops to the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. This assistive listening technology broadcasts sound directly into modern hearing aids, allowing patrons with hearing loss to wirelessly and automatically participate in Library programming. Hearing loops magnetically transfer microphone sound signals to hearing aids and cochlear implants that contain […]

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Brad Cecil and Associates Breaking Barriers with the new Downtown Library

Brad and Sue Cecil of Brad Cecil and Associates are breaking down barriers in Arlington through their support of the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. The fundraising consulting firm has donated $25,000 towards the new building, which is scheduled to open to the public in summer of 2018. The Cecils have been Arlington residents since 1991. After raising children […]

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A Library is Brewing at Legal Draft Beer Company

A Library is Brewing! Join the craft brew revolution with Legal Draft Beer Company at this fundraiser for the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library on Sunday, April 23 from noon to 6 p.m. The afternoon features great drinks including root beer, live music, arts and crafts, and games for the whole family. Greg McCarthy and Curt Taylor of Legal Draft […]

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Spring Book Sale at Meadowbrook Recreation Center Continues Through Sunday

Katie Browning stood, arms full of books, as her three children browsed the neatly organized tables for even more good reads at the Meadowbrook Recreation Center on Friday afternoon. This was Browning’s first trip to the annual Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library’s annual spring book sale. But after finding so many affordable books there, she said it […]

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Texas Health Resources, Texas Health Arlington Memorial support the Downtown Library

Texas Health Resources and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital have made a long-term investment in Arlington’s health by donating a combined $50,000 to the campaign for the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library.  Community giving is a vital piece of the public-private partnership that funds the Downtown Library project, but it’s also part of the Texas Health Arlington Memorial story. In […]

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Author, Library Supporter Sandra Brown was Featured Guest at the Building A Dream Gala

Over 130 library supporters enjoyed an elegant evening at the Arlington Museum of Art on Saturday, March 25 for the Arlington Public Library’s inaugural Building A Dream Gala. Sandra Brown, New York Times bestselling author and long-time Arlington resident, was the series’ first featured guest. The evening included live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and exclusive silent auction items. Guests […]

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Stripe-A-Zone, David Sargent Family Donate to Downtown Library

Stripe-A-Zone and the David Sargent family have donated $50,000 to the Dream: CENTRAL capital campaign for the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library! With three Texas locations, Stripe-A-Zone is an industry leader in pavement marking and road striping. The company has been locally owned by the Sargent family since 1997. David Sargent, President of Stripe-A-Zone, supports the library because he’s […]

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Building a Dream Gala, Featuring Author Sandra Brown, Supports New Downtown Library

As the structure of the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library takes shape in the heart of Arlington, residents are invited to support the project and share in the excitement at the first Building a Dream Gala, an elegant evening of entertainment featuring New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown. Hosted by the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public […]

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