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Award-Winning Author Kwame Alexander to Speak at Southeast Branch Library

Hear Newbery-Medal winning author Kwame Alexander as he tells us about his new book, Rebound. Rebound is a prequel and companion novel to the action-packed, critically acclaimed book, The Crossover. Kwame Alexander will be at the Southeast Branch from 5 to 6 p. m. on April 24. In Rebound, before he is Chuck…

Arlington Library’s Teddy Bear Carnival Returns with Early Literacy Fun

Teddy Bear Carnival is back this spring! Stuffed animals and their favorite children are invited to the Southwest Branch Library on Saturday, April 14 from 10 a. m. to noon for a morning of teddy bear-themed activities. This outdoor event will meet on the grassy lawn outside the branch, so dress for…

Capital Campaign for New Downtown Library is Nearing Completion

The capital campaign for the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library is nearing completion, with $7,214,032 of the $8,000,000 goal raised to date. Only $758,968 remains in order to fully fund and equip the new, state-of-the-art library. The Downtown Library is scheduled to open to the public on Saturday, June 16. The…

Celebrate Random Act of Kindness Week April 9-13 With Arlington Public Library

Take part in Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams’ Kindness Initiative during Random Act of Kindness Week with the Arlington Public Library!Every day from April 9 to 13, meet at 4:30 p. m. at different library locations throughout Arlington to spread kindness, good cheer and the library’s giving spirit. These programs are open to…

Learn More about Downtown Library’s Sustainability Features at Community Event

Bibliophiles and bookworms will soon be able to browse and check out sustainable features and materials at the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library in Arlington, thanks to a partnership between the City and Green Mountain Energy Sun Club. Due to open in June, the brand-new three-story facility will feature stacks of…

Arlington Public Library’s Spring Book and Author Luncheon Set for April 19

Join the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library for the Spring Book and Author Luncheon. This semiannual fundraiser, which will take place Thursday, April 19 at the Shady Valley Country Club, gives attendees the chance to meet local authors Roger Broom and Joe Wilkins. Tickets are required to attend and…

Celebrate Diversity and Literature at El Día in the Courtyard This Saturday

El Día in the Courtyard is a fun-filled Arlington Public Library event to celebrate diversity and literature. Everyone is invited to this new program at the East Arlington Branch from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. on Saturday, April 7. El Día in the Courtyard will promote the importance of literacy for children…

Arlington Reads Registration Open for Summer Adult Education Classes

Arlington Reads has opened registration for summer adult education classes. Work towards earning a GED or other high school equivalency diploma with classes starting on June 18. English learners can improve their English skills at ESL classes, beginning May 21. These classes are free but spaces are limited. Read more…

Library’s Book Sale Features Signed and First Edition Texas Books

Shop a large collection of signed and first edition Texas material at the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library’s book sale, opening Wednesday, March 21. The collection, which was donated by late Arlington collector Jerry Hunt, contains the works of famed Texas writers such as Capps, Jenkins, Kelton,…