Free Summer Meals at Select Arlington Public Library Locations

The Arlington Public Library joins other Arlington institutions to offer free summer meals to children this summer. Children ages 1-18 can receive a free lunch at the East Arlington, Southeast, Northeast, and Woodland West Branches every weekday from 12:15-1:15 p.m. This is the Library’s second summer providing meals in partnership with CitySquare Food on the Move, a federally funded nutrition […]

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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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Introducing the Imagination Playground in a Cart

The Arlington Public Library has been awarded an Imagination Playground in a Cart™, an innovative playground equipment system, thanks to a grant provided by Target and national non-profit KaBOOM!. KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve through play, is working with Target to increase access to play across the country. Grants for Imagination Playgrounds […]

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Southeast Branch Library receives Texas Book Festival Grant

The Texas Book Festival has awarded the Southeast Branch Library a collections enhancement grant for $2,500. The grant will be used to provide Beginning Readers for youth.  These books help children transition from picture books, which rely on illustrations to tell a story, to chapter books, which rely primarily on text. Beginning Readers serve as a bridge, by providing both […]

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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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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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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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GEAR Up for Robotics Tournament

What happens when budding young engineers are given a robot and a challenge? The GEAR Tournament aims to find out. GEAR, which stands for Get Excited About Robots, is a fast-paced robotics competition featuring NXT and EV3 LEGO Mindstorm robots. Small teams of players between 8-years-old and the eighth grade build and program these robots to accomplish challenging tasks. The […]

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