Category Archives: Library

ArlingCon Attracts Superheros, Supervillains and Other Beloved Characters

Ty Randolph drove two hours from his home in Oklahoma this weekend to judge ArlingCon’s Kids’ Cosplay Contest, where children dressed up as their favorite comic book, science fiction or fantasy characters. But this was one contest where the judge may have won the contest had he been entered. Randolph came…

Library’s LEGO Camp Gives Kids Chance to Build Problem Solving, Creative Thinking Skills

Arlington children had a blast building during the Arlington Public Library’s LEGO Camp.  During the three-day camp, children created and programmed motorized objects using LEGO Wedo kits. These kits include LEGO bricks, motors, sensors, and a USB connection. Students build their projects, then connect them to a computer to bring…

Eric Nadel with Texas Rangers to Read to Kids Monday at Southeast Branch Library

Storytime at Southeast Branch gets a change-up June 19.  Eric Nadel, announcer for the Texas Rangers, will come for the third year in a row and read for children and greet fans. Nadel has been calling games for the Rangers for more than 30 years, and received the Ford C.…

Symphony Arlington’s KidsNotes Program Allows Children to Explore Music

Libraries are typically thought of as quiet places. But on Thursday, June 8, the Northeast Branch Library was filled with the sounds of happy children tapping drums and playing with a violin, clarinet and trombone as part of Symphony Arlington’s KidsNotes program. Early exposure to music and the arts is crucial…

Free Summer Meals at Select Arlington Public Library Locations

The Arlington Public Library joins other Arlington institutions to offer free meals to children this summer. Children ages 1-18 can receive a free lunch at the East Arlington, Southeast, Southwest, and Woodland West Branches every weekday from 12:15-1:15 p. m. This is the Library’s second summer providing meals in partnership with CitySquare…

Build a Better World with Arlington Public Library’s Summer Reading Club

Arlington residents of all ages are invited to Build a Better World with the Arlington Public Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Club. This year’s construction-themed program begins June 3 and runs until July 29. The Arlington Public Library is always working to make a better Arlington by promoting quality education, building strong…

Union Pacific Continues Legacy of Building Towns with Downtown Library Donation

Union Pacific has donated $25,000 to Arlington’s new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. The new library building, which is currently under construction just south of the train tracks running through downtown Arlington, will provide state-of-the-art technology and services. Dan Harbeke of Union Pacific looks forward to watching this donation benefit Arlington…