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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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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Celebrating Children and Books at Día’s 20th Anniversary

As Arlington’s population continues to become more diverse, the Arlington Public Library will join hundreds of libraries in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day). The library will showcase a variety of multicultural programs and services for children and families on Saturday, April 29 from 1-4 p.m. at UTA’s Maverick Activity […]

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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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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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Tell Us A Story Winner: “Continuum,” by James Barberousse

This spring we celebrated stories with our first Tell Us A Story writing contest for adults. This is the winning entry in the short story category. Be sure to read our winners in the essay/personal memoir and songwriting/poetry categories as well! “Continuum,” by James Barberousse Sam Sparker leaned back in his desk chair, stretching, the math and physics calculations spread out […]

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Tell Us A Story Winner: “Baseball’s Bargain Banquet,” by Monty Clegg

This spring we celebrated stories with our first Tell Us A Story writing contest for adults. This is the winning entry in the essay/personal memoir category. Be sure to read our winners in the poetry/songwriting and short story categories as well! “Baseball’s Bargain Banquet,” by Monty Clegg I could expect an old-timers baseball banquet of such caliber to set me […]

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Tell Us A Story Winner: “In Walgreen’s,” by Elizabeth Marsden

This spring we celebrated stories with our first Tell Us A Story writing contest for adults. This is the winning entry in the poetry/songwriting category. Be sure to read our winners in the essay/personal memoir and short story categories as well! “In Walgreen’s,” by Elizabeth Marsden In Walgreen’s, On his lunch break, Eight hours Before the big party, The momentous […]

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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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Black History Month Festival Features Community Partners and Performances

Community members came together to celebrate Black History Month at the Arlington Public Library’s sixth annual Black History Month Festival. More than 600 attendees enjoyed entertaining and educational performances by local organizations and schools. The event was kicked off with a discovery of the Forgotten Images of Arlington’s African American Past, led by librarian Mark Dellenbaugh. Selected photos from the […]

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