Category Archives: Library

MyArlingtonTV Tours the New George W. Hawkes Downtown Library: Third Floor

Director of Libraries Yoko Matsumoto is taking residents and visitors on a tour of the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library in a three-part series for MyArlingtonTV showcasing each floor. The Downtown Library, located at 100 S. Center St. just north of Arlington City Hall, opened to the public on June 16,…

Woodland West Library to Close Temporarily During Renovations

Beginning August 1, 2018, the Woodland West Branch Library will close temporarily while the building is renovated. The branch’s front doors, façade and other areas will be updated. Library service will be unavailable at Woodland West during construction, which is expected to be complete in November. The renovation will feature improvements…

MyArlingtonTV Tours the New George W. Hawkes Downtown Library: Second Floor

Director of Libraries Yoko Matsumoto is taking residents and visitors on a tour of the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library in a three-part series for MyArlingtonTV showcasing each floor. The Downtown Library, located at 100 S. Center St. just north of Arlington City Hall, opened to the public on June 16,…

More than 3,100 Attend Library’s ArlingCon Pop Culture Convention

More than 3,100 people, many dressed in their favorite cosplay creations, attended this year’s ArlingCon at the University of Texas at Arlington. ArlingCon is the Arlington Public Library’s free annual pop culture convention that celebrates fandoms and interests across many genres.  This family-friendly event,  held in conjunction with UTA Libraries, is designed to…

Texas Rangers Share Special Storytime at Arlington’s Downtown Library

Dozens of children gathered at the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library on Tuesday afternoon for a special storytime with Texas Rangers pitcher Chris Martin and Eric Nadel, Hall of Fame radio broadcaster and voice of the Texas Rangers. The storytime was part of the 18th annual Texas Rangers Summer Reading Club,…

Arlington Public Library’s Annual Pop Culture Convention, ArlingCon, Returns Saturday

Superhero capes may not be something you typically see as standard attire at the University of Texas at Arlington, but on Saturday, June 30, you will see everything from Godzilla stomping through the halls, to magical girls stopping evil by moonlight. ArlingCon is the Arlington Public Library’s free annual pop culture convention,…

MyArlingtonTV Tours the New George W. Hawkes Downtown Library: First Floor

Director of Libraries Yoko Matsumoto is taking residents and visitors on a tour of the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library in a three-part series for MyArlingtonTV showcasing each floor. The Downtown Library, located at 100 S. Center St. just north of Arlington City Hall, opened to the public on June 16,…

Storytime with Texas Rangers at Arlington’s Downtown Library June 26

Texas Rangers Summer Reading Club honorary chairman Eric Nadel

The 2018 Texas Rangers Summer Reading Program is now underway with the participation of the local libraries in 25 municipalities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. This is the 18th year of the Rangers Summer Reading Program. Rangers Hall of Fame broadcaster Eric Nadel is serving as the honorary chairman of the…

Arlington Parks, Library Team Up to Offer Splash Pad Storytime on June 29

Bring the family to enjoy a special storytime full of splashes, stories, and songs from Arlington Public Library at Arlington Parks and Recreation’s Splash Pads!The wonderful Literacy LiNK will be available for book check-outs and library card sign-ups following storytime. Splash Pad Stoytime will take place from 10 a. m. to 10:45 a. m. Friday,…

Buddy, Molly or Coco? Play This Game to Guess the Most Popular Dog Names in Arlington

Have you ever wondered how your dog’s name matches up with other pets in Arlington? How many Mavericks, say, compared to Busters or Rockys compared to Rangers? Thanks to a talented team of teen coders who recently participated in the Arlington Public Library’s Coding with Robots Program, there’s now an…