Genealogy Lock-In offers Streaming Workshops All Day

Get ready for a full day of family history and genealogy workshops! The Arlington Public Library is offering another Genealogy Lock-In on Friday, October 20 from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Celebrate Family History Month as the Library remotely joins the Genealogy Center of the Waco-McLennan County Library for their live videos of expert presentations. Video of remote experts will be […]

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Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease supports Individuals and Families

While everyone’s story is unique, we have all heard or experienced firsthand some of the challenges that dementia or Alzheimer’s can have on a family. Whether you have received the diagnosis or are a caregiver, learn what you need to know to live your best life at Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease. The Alzheimer’s Association of North Texas presents this free workshop. […]

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Geocaching is Your New Favorite Hobby

Are you looking for a fun, inexpensive hobby—something you and your friends and family can do together? Then check out Geocaching! Geocaching is a world-wide, high-tech treasure hunt. People using Global Positioning System enabled devices (GPS receivers and smart phones) hunt for hidden objects all around the globe. There are currently over two million geocaches hidden in parks, forests, and […]

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Veterans Resources Fair to Showcase Area Services, Resources

This September, veterans, service members, and their families have a chance to learn more about resources and service organizations available to them locally. A Veterans Resources Fair will be held on Saturday, September 23, from 2-4 p.m. at the Southwest branch library. “Veterans and service members are an important part of our community,” says Miranda Want, the librarian coordinating the […]

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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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Spoil Yourself with these Books Adapted into Popular TV Shows

Discover the books behind some of your favorite TV shows. Streaming services, new production companies, and the concept of “binge watching” have changed the modern television landscape. One thing’s still the same: great books are being made into TV shows! Keep reading to see the print versions of some of the most popular shows on today. Click on the cover […]

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Union Pacific Continues Legacy of Building Towns with Downtown Library Donation

Union Pacific has donated $25,000 to Arlington’s new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. The new library building, which is currently under construction just south of the train tracks running through downtown Arlington, will provide state-of-the-art technology and services. Dan Harbeke of Union Pacific looks forward to watching this donation benefit Arlington for generations to come. “Libraries are foundational, especially for […]

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Your Story: Discover your Family History

Your family history goes deeper than the names written on a genealogy chart, or in a family tree. Documents like marriage certificates, immigration records, military photographs, or other artifacts only scratch the surface of your story. The stories and memories passed between generations give a much fuller picture of a family’s history, but gathering this legacy together can be a […]

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New Non-Fiction Titles are Arriving for Summer 2017

These brand-new non-fiction titles for adults are on their way to our branches! Get ready for reading by the pool with a stack of memoirs, biographies, histories, or other non-fiction books. You can reserve them now by heading to our catalog and placing a hold on them. Happy reserving! p.s. Looked in the catalog and didn’t find that particular book […]

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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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