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Atmos Energy Donates $25,000 to New Downtown Library

Chris Felan, on behalf of Atmos Energy, presented a $25,000 check to Mayor Jeff Williams and Director of Libraries Yoko Matsumoto today to benefit the Arlington Public Library’s new Downtown Library. Atmos Energy’s generous gift will fund a teen group study room on the second floor of the new Downtown Library, which…

Construction of $30 Million Downtown Library Underway

Construction of the $30 million future Downtown Library is underway. The 80,000-square-foot, three-story library is expected to open in June 2018 just north of Arlington City Hall. Work began earlier this month on what was previously the public parking lot for City Hall. The future George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, whose design…

Pardon Our Dust, But These Downtown Improvements Will be Game Changers

With the construction of 101 Center and work about to commence on the new George W. Hawkes Central Library, exciting things are happening in downtown Arlington. But with that progress comes temporary inconveniences. In early July, construction will start on the new $30 million downtown library and the new City Council…

Arlington Genealogical Society Donates $5,000 to DREAM: CENTRAL

Arlington Genealogical Society members presented the Arlington Public Library Foundation with a donation of $5,000 for the new George W. Hawkes Central Library on Friday, May 27. The donation comes during the public phase of the library’s capital campaign, DREAM: CENTRAL. The campaign is seeking to raise the final $4 million…

KERA Spotlights Arlington’s Temporary Downtown Library Location

It will be nearly two years before the new $30 million George W. Hawkes Central Library opens but residents still have a place to check out books and work on public computers downtown. KERA recently spotlighted the City of Arlington’s transformation of an old water utilities building on Cooper Street into…

Arlington Celebrates Groundbreaking of $30 Million Downtown Library

After years of planning and public input, city and community leaders celebrated the groundbreaking of the $30 million George W. Hawkes Dowtown Library in downtown Arlington on Tuesday. The 80,000-square-foot library, whose design was guided by the Central Visioning project that the City launched in 2009, is designed to provide cultural,…

City Council Chamber Slated for Demolition, Final Council Meeting There Tuesday

Tuesday night will be the final time Arlington City Council holds its evening meeting in the City Council Chamber. The Chamber will be demolished this summer as part of the new $30 million George W. Hawkes Central Library construction project. In addition to an 80,000-square-foot library, which will be located north…