Fall Book and Author Luncheon set for October 26, 2017

The Book and Author Luncheon is back with another elegant occasion this fall. Join the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library on October 26, 2017 for this semiannual fundraiser, which gives attendees the chance to meet local authors. This fall’s featured writers are Clay Small and Joyce Roach Gibson. Tickets are required to attend and are available to […]

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Fall Book Sale begins September 27, 2017

It’s time for another Fall Book Sale, opening September 27, 2017! The Friends and the Foundation of the Arlington Public Library are back with their twice-yearly book sale. FFAPL members and volunteers have been busy for months to sort, store, price, and arrange thousands of items. Their behind-the-scenes work all comes together when the Meadowbrook Recreation Center is transformed into […]

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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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Hurricane Harvey: Ways You Can Help Today

Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a category 4 hurricane on the Texas coast on Friday, August 25. Although Harvey has since been downgraded to a tropical storm, it’s caused unprecedent flooding by staying over the Gulf Coast. Houston, the largest city in Texas and the fourth largest city in the United States, and surrounding areas are heavily impacted. Up to […]

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Hurricane Harvey Evacuees Receive Free Services at the Arlington Public Library

The Arlington Public Library is offering free services to people impacted by Hurricane Harvey. As Harvey continues to cause flooding and damage on the Gulf Coast, Arlington is ready to welcome our neighbors from the south. With seven locations throughout the City, the Arlington Public Library is extending free library services to storm evacuees as they recover and rebuild. Free […]

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North Texas Giving Day set for September 14

Support the Arlington Public Library during North Texas Giving Day! 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 […]

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Community Yard Sale Yields Generous Donations to New Downtown Library

Thanks to the generous support of Arlington residents and visitors at this past weekend’s Community Yard Sale, $2,274 was raised to support the building of the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, which is scheduled to open to the public in summer 2018. The Friends & Foundation of the Arlington Public Library hosted the yard sale at the Literacy House […]

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Vote for the Friends and Foundation as Urban Alchemy’s Non-Profit Partner

Vote for the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library to become Urban Alchemy Coffee + Wine Bar’s inaugural non-profit organizational partner. Urban Alchemy asked the community to nominate their favorite non-profit groups, and The Friends and Foundation are one of five final candidates. Voting is open now. Urban Alchemy will announce the winning group on Friday, June 30. […]

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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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