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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Spoil Yourself with these Books Adapted into Popular TV Shows

Discover the books behind some of your favorite TV shows. Streaming services, new production companies, and the concept of “binge watching” have changed the modern television landscape. One thing’s still the same: great books are being made into TV shows! Keep reading to see the print versions of some of the most popular shows on today. Click on the cover […]

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Volunteer Shout-Outs during National Volunteer Appreciation Week 2017

This National Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 23-29, the Arlington Public Library showed volunteers how valued and important they are. The library is lucky to have dedicated volunteers of all ages who work at all locations as well as out in the community. In today’s world, it’s getting difficult to retain consistent and quality volunteers, but the effort is worth it. Volunteers are […]

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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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Courtyard Celebration Showcases the Diversity of East Arlington

Where can you see a fire-breathing dragon, hear music from horns over 10 feet long, and enjoy a snack while you’re watching? Come to the Courtyard Celebration at the East Arlington Branch of the Arlington Public Library on May 13 to experience this and more. “This will be an evening of long horns, mariachi, lions dancing, stepping, song and dance,” […]

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Texas Talking Book Program Offered through the Arlington Public Library

The Arlington Public Library is expanding our low-vision resources by becoming a Texas Talking Book Program demonstration site. We want every person to find books they enjoy, but regular-print books aren’t a good fit for all readers. We offer materials in large print, audio format, and Braille, and now, the Talking Book Program provides more options. The Texas Talking Book […]

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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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Students use Strategy at Southwest Branch Chess Club’s Second Annual Tournament

Saturday, March 25, twenty-three students tested their strategic skills at the second annual Southwest Branch Chess Club Tournament. Competitors ages 7-16 came early to check in for this Swiss-style, non-elimination tournament. Two chess coaches, Troy Gillispie and Chris Wood, were on hand to lead the competition. After hearing match rules, the room was silent as the students played five rounds. […]

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Learn Languages for Free with your Library Card

Do you want to improve your career prospects, meet new people, or feel more comfortable when you travel? Learn languages to do all these things at once. Try our language learning software, which is just one of the online resources you can access for free with your library card! Today’s language software gives you choices for how to learn. You […]

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