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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Daddy-Daughter Hair Factory teaches Girl’s Hair Basics for Men

Calling all dads, grandfathers, uncles, older brothers, and other men taking care of children: can you take care of your girls’ hair? For men whose only styling experience is on their own head, grooming a daughter’s hair can be a new challenge. Get confident with hands-on practice at our free Daddy-Daughter Hair Factory workshop. Daddy-Daughter Hair Factory was founded by […]

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Touch-a-Truck lets Children Explore Community Vehicles

Huge rolling beasts with shining eyes, loud honks, and colorful sides stretching all the way to the sky—once you’ve grown up, it’s hard to remember just how strange and wonderful trucks can be. Cars, trucks and other vehicles are commonplace for anyone old enough to drive, but children find them almost magical. The Library’s third annual Touch-a-Truck gives kids of […]

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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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