Category Archives: Library

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,…

Author Rachel Caine Leads Creative Writing Workshop for Teens

Bestselling author Rachel Caine will be visiting the Arlington Public Library on Thursday, March 22. Bring all your questions and join us at the Southeast Branch Library from 5 to 6 p. m. for this special session of our Creative Writing for Teens series, with guest speaker Rachel Caine. Rachel Caine will be…

Love Your Library with Donations for the New Downtown Library

Love Your Library with book donations! As the Arlington Public Library gets closer to opening the new Downtown Library, it’s time to look forward to items patrons can check out from the new building. Librarians have been carefully developing the new building’s collection for years, but they also created Amazon wish…

Black History Month Festival Celebrates Community in Arlington and Beyond

For the past eight years the Black History Month Festival has highlighted contributions of the African-American community in Arlington and beyond. This year’s festival will be at the Southeast Branch Library on Sunday, February 25, from 2 to 6 p. m. In addition to performances from local arts groups, displays, and…

New Library Phone System Connects Patrons Directly with Branch Staff

Beginning Thursday, February 1, residents have new options when calling the Arlington Public Library. The City has updated InfoLive, the library’s automated phone system, based on patron feedback. The Arlington Public Library’s phone number, (817) 459-6900, is not changing. The new options will offer all the same services as the existing…

Downtown Library, City Council Chamber Projects Nearing Completion

After nearly 17 months of construction, two major projects that will transform the face of Downtown Arlington are nearing completion. The $34 million Downtown Library, which sits on land previously used as the public parking lot for City Hall, is on target to complete construction in February. Installation of the furniture,…