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Education that Opens Doors
Whether you’re here to get a better job, earn more money, learn English, get your citizenship, go to college, or finish your high school diploma, Adult Education is here to make it possible. Adult education programs offer you an onramp to a better job and further education. We currently are providing instruction online and in person, and CDC guidelines and sanitation protocols are in place for in-person instruction to ensure a safe learning environment.
Adult Education is committed to student success. All of our programs increase the opportunities and prosperity of the diverse community we serve.
Adult Education at the Arlington Public Library
100 S. Center St.
2nd floor, room: Arlington Reads
Text 81010: Get information for Arlington Public Library right on your phone—not on handouts. Each program has its own Remind group. Please fill out this form to be put on our waiting list and to get notified when new classes open.
English Language Learners
For our English language learners, we offer leveled classes to learn English as well as English for Professionals, where we help certify overseas credentials, build business English skills, and help with job searching for our internationally trained professionals.
Text @eslatapl to (404) 620-2851 for more information and to sign up to find out when our next English as a second language orientation will be.
We currently offer Saturday morning citizenship classes at alternating locations.
Text @citizenapl to the number 81010 to get notified about our next class
High School Equivalency and Reading Basics
You can also start with basic classes in reading and move on to a class that prepares you to earn your high school equivalency. High school equivalency classes develop the reading, writing and math skills needed to pass a Texas high school equivalency exam. These classes are also a great place to improve skills to move into a career training program.
Text @hseatapl to the number 81010 to get on our waiting list.
Free Career Training
If you already have your high school diploma or equivalency, you can go right into one of our career training programs. #moveaheadwithadulted
Career training programs currently include
• Healthcare (CNA, phlebotomy, and EKG)
• Office/IT skills (Excel MOS and CompTIA A+ certifications)
• Truck driving (CDL)
These are free to qualifying students. Please contact our career pathways navigator for more information at (817) 459-6912 or LIBArlingtonReads@arlingtontx.gov.
Northstar Digital Literacy
The Arlington Public Library is proud to offer an exciting new opportunity for our community: Northstar Digital Literacy Certificates! With this program, you will be able to earn a certificate recognizing your computer skills.
RBDigital Online Education
RBdigital features eLearning content. Listen or read on many devices, and there are never any waiting lists.
LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages, including job search and workplace skills improvement.
Computer Classes/Clases de computación
Computer training at the Arlington Public Library is free and open to the public we offer classes in English and in Spanish. La capacitación en computación en la Biblioteca Pública de Arlington es gratuita y está abierta al público; ofrecemos clases en inglés y en español.
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