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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Shirley Patterson, Senior Library Advisory Council Member, is Living Her Dream of Making Arlington a Better Place to Live

Shirley Patterson continues to live her American Dream of making the City of Arlington a better place to live, learn, work and play. She graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington and is a retired corporate research librarian. Shirley currently serves as a member of the Senior Library Advisory Council. A resident of East Arlington for 50 years, Shirley and Pete […]

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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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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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Sandra Brown is the Building a Dream Gala’s Featured Guest

Please join us for the first Building a Dream gala to support the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, which is scheduled to open to the public in the summer of 2018.  The first Building a Dream will benefit the Friends & Foundation’s DREAM: Central – Building the Library of Tomorrow campaign.  Funds raised through this campaign will provide furniture, fixtures, […]

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Spring Book and Author Luncheon Features Local Writers

Join the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library for their Spring Book and Author Luncheon on February 23, 2017 at the Shady Valley Country Club. This annual event is a great opportunity to enjoy an elegant meal and conversation with other book lovers. Tickets are required and are $30 each.  The Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public […]

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