Library Retiring Reshelving Fee beginning August 2019

July 29, 2019

Request as many library books as you want, with no fees! Effective August 1, the Arlington Public Library will no longer be charging reshelving fees.

The reshelving fee was implemented beginning in 2013, when patrons were charged $.25 for items t...

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Adult Education Classes at the Arlington Public Library Open for Fall Registration

July 22, 2019

The Arlington Public Library is now registering students for free adult education classes this fall. English as a Second Language and High School Equivalency (GED) classes will begin in September, with classes available in the morning and evening ...

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Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library holding Summer Book Drives

July 15, 2019

The Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library are holding book drives in July and August. Whether you’re decluttering your home or making room on your shelf for more books, the FFAPL will gladly accept your donations!

Visit the FFA...

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Teens Can Explore Dream Jobs at Career Library

July 12, 2019

Career goals and dream jobs can drive decisions after high school, but how do teens decide what type of work interests them? The Arlington Public Library is helping tackle that question with its first Career Library for teens on Saturday, July 20 ...

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Arlington Public Library receives Grant of $50,000 from Women Inspiring Philanthropy

July 8, 2019

The Friends & Foundation of the Arlington Public Library, a 501c3 nonprofit support organization for the Arlington Public Library System, received a $50,000 grant from Women Inspiring Philanthropy for children’s services at the Downtown Library....

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Light Up the Library with Family Activities and Fun

June 27, 2019

Celebrate Independence Day this year with events throughout Downtown Arlington, including activities at the Downtown Library. Join Light Up Arlington on July 3 for family activities, music and fireworks, then return on July 4 for a morning parade....

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The Downtown Library celebrating First Anniversary

June 15, 2019

On June 16, the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library marks its first year promoting literacy and providing educational opportunities to the Arlington community! The Downtown Library opened on June 16, 2018 with a celebration attended by more than 300...

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Library Advisory Board seeking Teen Representative

June 5, 2019

The Library Advisory Board seeks a teen representative to join the board. The Board is a diverse panel of citizens who are well-informed about the Library and offer a spectrum of community insights to the City Council and the Library Director rega...

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Author Events in June at the Arlington Public Library

June 3, 2019

The Arlington Public Library is featuring seven authors this June! Five authors will be part of ArlingCon, the Library’s annual pop-culture convention, and two others are discussing their books at stand-alone events. Readers have the opportunity...

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Gene and Jerry Jones Family Arlington Youth Foundation Dedicates Interactive Public Art Sculpture in Downtown Arlington

June 1, 2019

The City is celebrating a generous donation from the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Arlington Youth Foundation — a dazzling, interactive sculpture now available for public enjoyment in the heart of Arlington.

Your Way, a mirror labyrinth made of h...

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