Tuesday, September 05, 2023
National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually from September 15 to October 15. This month honors the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans in history, culture, and achievements.
The Hispanic community is full of diverse and vibrant traditions and histories. Learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month  or check out book recommendations from our librarians here.
The Arlington Public Library invites the community to recognize Hispanic Heritage Month with a series of programs.
Thursday, September 14, 6 – 7 p.m., George W. Hawkes Downtown Library
Learn about mental health, what it is, and why keeping your mind healthy is so important.
Aprenda sobre la salud mental, què es y por que es tan importante que su mente este saludable.
Saturday, September 16, Noon – 1 p.m., Southeast Branch
Let's spice it up for Hispanic Heritage Month with the 4 C's of Mexican cooking: Cayenne, Cumin, Coriander, and Chili Powder!  Learn different ways to spice things up in your kitchen. 
Tuesday, September 26, 7 - 8 PM,  George W. Hawkes Downtown Library
Come learn how to research your Hispanic Heritage.
¡Venga a aprender como investigar su herencia hispana!
Wednesday, September 27, 11 a.m. – Noon, Woodland West Branch
This program is open to anyone who wants to age independently and with a healthy brain.
Cerebro Sano està abierto a cualquier personoa qu quiera envejecer de forma independiente ¡Y con un cerbro sano!
Thursday, September 28, 6 – 7 p.m., East Library and Recreation
Learn how to maximize your finances. Learn about credit, loans, and more.
Aprenda còmo maximizar sus finanzas. Obtenga infromaciòn sobre crèdito, prèstamos y màs.
Saturday, October 7, Noon – 2 p.m., George W. Hawkes Downtown Library
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us! Enjoy dance performances, music, and crafts.
Celebre la herencia con nosotros! Disfrute de espactàculos de danza, mùsica y manualidades.
The library has a variety of resources available to the community. All Arlington, Mansfield, and Pantego residents are invited to get a free library card and receive full access to our entire collection.  Patrons can also book a one-on-one appointment with a librarian for help with resumes, ebooks, research and more.

There are also opportunities to further education with our Adult Education team. The Arlington Public Library, in conjunction with Workforce Solutions of Tarrant County, offers classes to help you learn English, finish your high school diploma, find a better job, or learn a new skill.

Online Resources

JobNow provides users with resume help, job search help, and access to live coaching. Sign in with your library card to access the database and connect with resources and guides for educational and employment success.  
Connect with homework and subject experts live, study and prepare for tests, and receive expert writing help. Sign in with your library card to access the database.  
Dive into research on your personal or family history. Search over 800 million obituaries and 220 million marriages in ancestry’s newspaper indexes.  
Learn a new language with the Transparent Language online database. Sign in with your library card to access the database.  
Search across full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines from and about Latin America. Sign in with your library card to access the database.  
Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language. 
Hoopla digital is a streaming platform that allows patrons to instantly access videos, audiobooks, and music for free with their Library card. Content can be streamed or downloaded from a computer browser or from the hoopla digital app, available for iOS and Android. Find a variety of content in Spanish and more! 
Fuente Académica Premier provides researchers with a collection of scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain, designed to make academic research readily available in PDF format. Fuente Académica Premier offers full text for nearly 1,000 journals and 111 academic books from more than 20 countries. 
Access top-tier peer-reviewed Spanish and Latin American medical journals. 
Providing its own easy-to-use interface in Spanish, Salud en Español makes it easy for the researcher to quickly navigate through the database to find evidence-based information.