Category Archives: Library

Texas Society of Architects Tours Arlington’s State-of-the-Art Downtown Library

The City of Arlington’s state-of-the-art George W. Hawkes Downtown Library was among 30 tour sites selected as part of the Texas Society of Architects’ recent 79th annual Conference and Design Expo. Architects from across the state explored the three-story, 80,000-square-foot stone and glass library, which opened next to City Hall in June.…

Data Detox with the Arlington Public Library’s Glass Room Experience

What is personal data in an age when websites, social media, apps and smart devices all collect information on their users? The Glass Room Experience at the Arlington Public Library offers a way for patrons to take control of their online life, data, and smart devices. The Glass Room Experience…

Residents Create Special Projects at Downtown Library’s Innovative Makerspace

On the second floor of the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, the whirring sounds of machines can be heard throughout the Makerspace. This space was designed to let individuals learn and create projects using 3-D printing machines, a Carvey Milling Machine, Serger, Cricut vinyl and paper cutting and other…

Celebrate and Honor Loved Ones at the Arlington Library’s Día de los Muertos

This October, the Arlington community is invited to commemorate their departed loved ones at the Arlington Public Library’s Día de los Muertos celebration. Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a holiday honoring family and friends who have passed on. Join the library for activities including crafts…

You’re Invited! Arlington Public Library Branches to Host Open House Events

This October, the Arlington Public Library branches invite patrons to a series of Branch Open Houses! Library branches are always open to the public, but these open houses are great opportunities to meet library staff, tour the building, discover lots of free things to do in the community, get a…

Arlington Public Library’s Genealogy Lock-In Offers Live Streaming Workshops

Get ready for a full day of family history and genealogy workshops! The Arlington Public Library is offering another Genealogy Lock-In on Friday, Oct. 19 from 10 a. m. to 9 p. m. at the Downtown Library. Celebrate Family History Month with a live videos, streamed all day long from different locations around…

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

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, citizenship and general adult education. Classes are offered in the Downtown Library, several library branches and…

Treasures Galore at Library Fall Book Sale Sept. 26-30

The price is right if you are in the market for low-cost reading and listening material at the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library Fall Book sale at the Meadowbrook Recreation Center. Opening Wednesday, Sept. 26, the semi-annual event is a gigantic “bargain basement” for book lovers, according to…

Bond Tracker: Woodland West Branch Library Renovation Project

The City of Arlington has launched a regular Bond Tracker segment for MyArlingtonTV to keep residents informed about the progress of construction on dozens of projects that were included in the City’s bond elections. This month’s episode features the renovation project to transform the Woodland West Branch Library. The project began on…