Tuesday, March 01, 2022 Estefany Mendoza Salazar

Flowers are starting to bloom; birds are chirping away, and the outdoors are calling us to enjoy breezy sunny days. Spring Break is just around the corner, and the Arlington Public Library is offering a week of fun for Arlington residents.

Spring break is a great time to unwind and begin working on projects and hobbies or refresh those New Year goals. Get some inspiration and get out of the house with free events, technology to take home, books, toys, and lots more at the library. Stop by any location to learn more about these Spring Break options, or just browse our books and find something great to read. 

Spring Break Events 

Try something new with creative programs during spring break! These events are offered at different library locations, and many are designed for all ages. 

Sewing Camp

Monday, March 14 – Wednesday, March 15, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

George W. Hawkes Downtown Library

Intensive sewing experience for tweens and teens (ages 9-17), starting from How to Sew, ending with a completed sewing project. Registration required. Participants must attend all three days.

All About the Bees

Tuesday, March 15, 2 – 3 p.m.

George W. Hawkes Downtown Library

Bzzzzzz...let's take a closer look at our little winged friends and find out why they are so important to the world we live in. Meet real live beekeeper Jeremy Campbell and bee-loving artist Jen Rose!

Stop Motion Movie Making: LEGO Edition

Wednesday, March 16, 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Lake Arlington Branch Library

Bring your friends to create the next great LEGO movie!  Learn the technique to move each object frame by frame to create a unique short film. Participants must attend both days. 

Adopt-A-Plant

Thursday, March 17, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Southwest Branch Library

You're in luck. We will be giving away FREE PLANTS! These amazing plants are a donation from the Arlington Water Utilities Department, Tarrant Regional Water District, and the Master Gardeners. Registration required.

Calendar

Visit our calendar to find more events for all ages.

Take-Home Resources

The Arlington Public Library offers a variety of resources to keep children engaged in playful learning. The best part is, they’re all free to check out and take home with a library card. 

Playaway Views

Each Playaway View comes pre-loaded with multiple videos making it simple for patrons to access digital movies, shows, educational programming, and more without the need for DVDs, downloads, or an additional player. 

Playaway Launchpad

Playaway Launchpads are pre-loaded with high-quality, ad-free learning apps grouped by age, subject, and grade level.

Read it Again Kits

These themed kits for ages 2 through 5 are full of educational toys and games, DVDs, CDs, puppets, and of course, books! We have kits about favorite authors, shapes, letters, numbers, animals, princesses, cars, seasons, monsters, holidays, and many more. All our kits are themed to enhance your child’s enjoyment of learning.

STEM Kits

These themed kits for ages 5 through 8 are full of educational toys and games, DVDs, CDs, puppets, and of course, books. These resources include kits focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for grade-school students.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Backpacks

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a nationwide challenge, encouraging caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. Reading often to your baby, toddler, or preschooler will help improve vocabulary, listening, and other vital skills your child needs to succeed in kindergarten. Each of our backpacks has ten engaging, fun books for your new reader to enjoy. 

Read it Again Kits, STEM Kits, and 1000 Books Before Kindergarten materials are available thanks to grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission