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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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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Arlington Reads Student Achieves his Dream of Earning a Diploma

Jimmy has been an off and on student with the Arlington Reads High School Equivalency (formerly GED) program since 2014. By his own admission, he had many difficulties growing up and getting his diploma was always a goal of his, though it was a circuitous path which eventually brought him to Arlington Reads. Despite past and present difficulties, Jimmy stuck […]

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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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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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