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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Born to Stand Out Allows Children of All Abilities to Explore and Enjoy Books

As Librarian Ashley Wyche led storytime at the Arlington Public Library one morning, she noticed a small girl having trouble sitting still and staying quiet like the other young listeners. Wyche said she wasn’t bothered that the energetic girl talked and ran happily about the room during the story but she sensed that some of the other attendees found the […]

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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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Spring Break Story Bonanza has Events for All Ages

“Once upon a time…” These four simple words hold a multitude of possibilities. From March 11 through March 16, Arlington Public Library celebrates the art of storytelling with Spring Break Story Bonanza, 16 programs for a variety of ages.  These events are created to inspire and empower, as everyone is a storyteller. If you’ve ever described a dream, explained why […]

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Scribblers Print Society seeks Daring Young Writers

Do you know any daring young writers? Creative 8-12 year olds are invited to join Scribblers Print Society, a unique writers club meeting this spring in immersive environment that provide new, exciting experiences each week. Scribblers meets on Wednesday afternoons beginning February 8. Each meeting takes place at a different unique Arlington landmark. Locations include the Arlington Biz Talk Radio […]

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