Monday, April 25, 2022 Estefany Mendoza Salazar

The Arlington Public Library will support small businesses with a packed schedule of free workshops during National Small Business Week, Monday, May 2 through Thursday, May 5. The Library will offer virtual and in-person business programs.

The week’s events cover a wide variety of topics for business professionals, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and startups. All sessions are free, a Zoom link is provided in the calendar listing for virtual events. 

Tik Tok for Business

Monday, May 2, 6:30 p.m.

George W. Hawkes Downtown Library

Learn how Tik Tok can help you leverage or amplify your small business in this one-hour session.

Product Innovation

Tuesday, May 3, 6:30 p.m.

George W. Hawkes Downtown Library

Presented by Jaime Marum from Catalyst Creative Arts. Learn from small business owner, Jaime, how you can do more with less and all about product innovation!

MWBE Certification Presentation

Wednesday, May 4, 10 a.m.

Virtual Event

Learn how to be certified in Arlington as a Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprise. Find out about the process from the MWBE Coordinator for the City of Arlington.

From Shop to StoreFront

Thursday, May 5, 6 p.m.

Virtual Event

Presented by Lauren Brewer owner of Union Worx Coworking. Hear about Lauren Brewer's experience in opening a small business. Learn all the tips and tools necessary to someday open your small business as well! 

Other Library Resources


Free online career assistance for all stages of job hunting, including resume templates, live interview coaching, and more!

JobNow Open Lab

Are you a job seeker? Are you interested in one-on-one coaching to improve your resume? Join us in this open lab! Learn about our newest resource, JobNow, and the many ways it can benefit you.

Computer Training

This service is free and open to the public. A library card is not required to register for or attend a class.

Book a One-on-One Appointment

Request a one-on-one session with a librarian by completing an inquiry form. Assistance is provided for the following:

  • eBooks and audiobooks
  • Genealogy
  • Small Business Resources
  • Non-Profit resources
  • Talking Book demonstration
  • General Research/reference help
  • Resume or Job Search advice

Technology: Wi-Fi, Hotspots, Chromebooks, Laptop Dispenser

The Arlington Public Library offers free public Wi-Fi to all visitors, public computers for children and adults as part of the library’s reference and literacy services, and mobile printing. 100 hotspots are available and can be checked out for 30 days at a time. There are 200 Chromebooks available at the East Library and Recreation Center. Users can check out and take home a device for 30 days with an adult library card in good standing. A laptop dispenser holds 24 Chromebook laptops that can be used within the East Library and Recreation Center and outside in the courtyard.

Digital Content

All you need to access these resources is a library card in good standing (not expired & with less than $50 owed).


This service has a large selection of popular eBooks, comics, eMagazines, and eAudiobooks.

Online Learning

Listen or read on many devices, and there are never any waiting lists.


eBrary offers eBooks in a wide range of subject areas. Areas include career development, art, cooking, and traditional school subjects (History, English, Science, etc.). Provides powerful tools to help you find, use, and manage the information you need.

Adult Education

Whether you’re here to get a better job, earn more money, learn English, go to college or finish your high school diploma, Adult Education is here to make it possible.


From sewing and other traditional crafts to cutting-edge laser cutting, the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library’s Makerspace offers something for both experienced and aspiring makers.

Meeting Room

Hold a meeting, host an event, or find a free spot to cowork at the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. From small study rooms to spaces for formal events, we can meet your needs. Rooms are available at varying price points and some spaces are free.