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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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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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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New Non-Fiction Titles for Adults

These brand-new non-fiction titles for adults are on their way to our branches! Get ready for reading by the pool with a stack of memoirs, biographies, histories, or other non-fiction books. You can reserve them now by heading to our catalog and placing a hold on them. Happy reserving! p.s. Looked in the catalog and didn’t find that particular book […]

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Build a Better World with 2017 Summer Reading Club

Arlington residents of all ages are invited to Build a Better World with the Arlington Public Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Club. This year’s construction-themed program begins June 3 and runs until July 29. Readers of all ages can keep busy over the summer with free, live programs; an online tool to track reading; The Arlington Public Library is always working […]

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