#ChooseKind with Wonder and the City of Arlington

The City of Arlington announced its participation in the #ChooseKind City initiative—a campaign in partnership with City of Kindness, Lionsgate and Participant Media that invited people in cities across the country to participate in kind acts leading up to World Kindness Day on Monday, November 13. As part of the initiative, the City of Arlington will hold a series of […]

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Volunteer to Work off Fines: Give and You Shall Receive

Do you have fines on your library account? For a limited time, volunteer to work off your fines! We’re offering another session of our fine forgiveness program this fall. From Sunday, November 5 to Sunday, November 12, you can volunteer at any library location to have $8.00 per hour waived from your account. Who can participate? Any Arlington Library Card […]

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Medieval Arts Festival brings Middle Ages to Life

This fall, Downtown Arlington will be treated to the sights and sounds of a medieval tournament during the Arlington Public Library’s Medieval Arts Festival. Swords will ring and sunlight flash on the elaborate costumes of lords and ladies as history comes alive for an afternoon. This free event has something for the whole family to learn and enjoy, from storytelling […]

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[re]Brary Day provides Staff Development on November 10

Library staff from all seven branches will come together on Friday, November 10 for [re]Brary Day, the Arlington Public Library’s annual staff development day. With a team of over 100 employees leading programs, cataloging books, working at service desks, and more throughout the City of Arlington, it’s important that Library staff keep growing, exploring, and learning! On [re]Brary Day, staff […]

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We’re Upgrading our Software for Better Service

The Library’s online catalog will be more mobile-friendly soon after a planned software upgrade scheduled for Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Regular software updates help us provide the best resources and services to Arlington residents. Although a few Library services will be unavailable during the upgrade, most of our resources will remain available all day long. You’ll see these improvements after […]

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A Spooky Evening with Author Rachel Caine

Average housewife Gina Royal’s life was unremarkably happy, until the day a car accident revealed her husband’s secret life as a serial killer. With her husband in jail, a horde of online conspiracy theorists on her trail, and her two traumatized sons having a hard time adapting, Gina transforms. As Gwen Proctor, a hardened single mother licensed to carry a […]

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Writing Programs throughout October

Kick off a creative fall with writing programs throughout the month of October. Whether you’re getting ready for National Novel Writing Month in November, have been talking about writing your memoir for ages, or just want to express yourself in a new way, we have a free writing class for you. Explore the following options. Teen Authors Creative Writing Workshop […]

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Over $100,000 in Grants awarded to the Arlington Public Library

The Arlington Public Library has been awarded five competitive grants from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. This funding will support workshops and events for a wide range of ages and interests. The Library will be working with local partners, including other area libraries, to extend the reach of these programs […]

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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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