Arlington Reads Served 388 Adult Literacy Students in 2017-18 Sessions

September 27, 2018

Arlington Reads, the adult literacy initiative of the Arlington Public Library, served 388 students in the 2017-18 school year. Arlington Reads offers free classes in high school equivalency test preparation, English as a Second Language, citizens...

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Enjoy National Night Out with your Neighbors and the Library

September 24, 2018

Next week, block parties, cookouts and potlucks and other casual get-togethers will cover Arlington as the City celebrates National Night Out. Join the Arlington Police, other City departments (including the Library!) and your neighbors on Tuesday...

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Medieval Arts Festival Returns for its 16th Year at the Arlington Public Library

September 21, 2018

New is old, as it’s time for our 16th annual Medieval Arts Festival.  On Saturday, November 3 from Noon to 5 p.m., visitors to the George W. Hawkes Downtown library will experience the Medieval world.  Return to the days of knights, chivalry a...

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Genealogy Lock-In offers Live Streaming Workshops

September 21, 2018

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 19 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Downtown Library. Celebrate Family History Month with a live...

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Philanthropic Options during North Texas Giving Day

September 19, 2018

On September 20, 2018 Arlington business and residents will have the opportunity to give back by participating in the annual North Texas Giving Day. North Texas Giving Day was founded in 2008 by the Communities Foundation of Texas. In 2017 North T...

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Larry Howser is September 2018 Volunteer of the Month for the City of Arlington

September 5, 2018

Larry Howser is our September 2018 Volunteer of the Month for the City of Arlington!

With more than 350 volunteer hours logged, Howser’s contribution to the Arlington Public Library cannot be overstated. During his time as a volunteer, he has s...

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Get Fall Gardening Advice at Arlington Water Utilities, Arlington Public Library Classes

September 4, 2018

Arlington Water Utilities and the Arlington Public Library are hosting a series of classes this fall to help residents learn more about how to boost the water efficiency of their outdoor spaces. The classes, which start Sept. 27, are co-sponsored ...

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Fall Book Sale brings Amazing Deals, Book Choices

August 24, 2018

It’s time for another Fall Book Sale, opening September 26, 2018! The Friends and the Foundation of the Arlington Public Library are back with their twice-yearly book sale. FFAPL members and volunteers have been busy for months to sort, store, p...

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Arlington Public Library Excited to be on Book Riot’s ‘Awesome Children’s Library’ List

August 16, 2018

The Arlington Public Library is excited to be one of Book Riot’s 13 Awesome Children’s Libraries around the U.S.! Book Riot featured the children’s section of the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library in their list. This bright, colorful s...

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Children’s Librarian Morgan Brickey-Jones selected to the Texas Bluebonnet Award Selection Committee

August 13, 2018

Arlington Public Library Librarian Morgan Brickey-Jones has been selected to by the Texas Library Association to serve on the selection committee for the Texas Bluebonnet Awards. The Texas Bluebonnet Award encourages students in grades third throu...

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