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Arlington Public Library Holds Annual Courtyard Celebration

On Saturday, October 10, 2015, Arlington Public Library held its annual Courtyard Celebration at the East Arlington branch library. A dozen community partners came together to celebrate the cultural diversity of East Arlington. Sam Houston High School choir students kicked off the evening with the National Anthem. Performances by local schools…

Arlington Library Hosts Reading Corps Community Carnival

On Saturday, October 3, 2015, the Arlington Public Library hosted the Community Reading Corps Carnival at Bob Cooke Park. The event promoted family literacy and specifically, the library’s ongoing Reading Corps program. Activities included a reading station, word-building games, a journaling/coloring station, a book walk, literacy computer games on the…

Airport Storytime with Arlington Library: Oct. 10, 2015

On Saturday, October 10, 2015, the Arlington Public Library will partner with the Arlington Municipal Airport for the library’s Second Saturday Storytime program series. Children and families will have the chance to experience storytime at the airport.  Attendees will enjoy listening to stories and songs about airplanes while gazing out of…

Arlington Library Kicks Off School Year for New Kindergarten Students

Smiling and eager new Kindergarten students and their families entered the colorfully decorated “mini classroom” at Southeast branch library on Saturday, September 12, 2015 for a special school-themed event. Brand-new backpacks in tow, the students came for a special storytime to celebrate the start of school. The families enjoyed the stories,…

Arlington Public Library Introduces Early Literacy iPads

When it comes to learning how to read, there is a world of activities and tools that parents can use to help their children develop literacy skills. The Arlington Public Library has long provided traditional offerings such as storytime programs and children’s shelves stocked with colorful and engaging picture books.…

Learn How to Take Better Pictures from Photographer Don Smarto

Arlington Public Library is offering a unique event for photography enthusiasts; The Story Behind the Photos with Don Smarto. Award-winning photographer, author, and radio host Don Smarto has taken photos around the country, meeting interesting people along the way. Now he’s coming to the Southwest branch library on Saturday, September…

September Volunteer of the Month: Cathy Dietz

The Arlington Public Library is proud to announce that Cathy Dietz, is the September Volunteer of the Month for the City of Arlington. She joined the Friends of the Arlington Public Library (FAPL), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Arlington Public Library System in 1993, and volunteered to help sort…