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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Congratulations Isaac, this month’s Early Childhood Literacy Tote Winner!

The Arlington Public Library is doing its best to introduce little ones to the joys of reading through early childhood literacy totes, which support early literacy development of preschoolers, ages 0 to 4 years old. Anyone holding a My First Library Card is eligible to enter monthly drawings for a chance to win a literacy totes designed for babies up […]

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North Texas Giving Day set for September 14

The 9th Annual North Texas Giving Day is back on September 14, 2017, and aims to set yet another national record. North Texas Giving Day, launched in 2009 by Communities Foundation of Texas, has pumped more than $156 million into local nonprofits over the past eight one-day events. This year a donation to the Friends & Foundation of the Arlington […]

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English as a Second Language Classes Open for Registration

Every semester, English language learners are excited to sign up for classes with Arlington Reads. Spaces are now available for free English as a Second Language classes in fall 2017. Online registration is required, or call Arlington Reads at (817) 460-2727 for more information. English is a valuable skill that open doors to the American Dream: English speakers can get […]

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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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Parents, Get Help with AISD Registration

For Arlington ISD students and families, it’s time to start thinking about going back to school. Online pre-registration for the 2017-18 school year is open for all grades, and the Arlington Public Library is here to help parents navigate the online AISD registration process. AISD uses InfoSnap, a secure online enrollment system, to pre-register new and returning students. Parents can […]

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Create Your Own Website at Design.Code.Market Bootcamp

Design.Code.Market, a free bootcamp-style class on designing and coding websites, returns for another semester. Participants will learn CSS, HTML, JavaScript and Bootstrap in two-hour sessions over five weeks. With these skills, students will be ready to develop and manage their own websites. “It takes less than a second for users to form an opinion about your website that determines whether they’ll stay or […]

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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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