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AmeriCorps VISTAS Recognized for Dedicated Service

AmeriCorps VISTAS Recognized for Dedicated Service

Members of the AmeriCorps VISTA team serving with the Arlington Reads program at the Arlington Public Library were recognized for their dedication to community service during the April 8 City Council meeting. Mayor Robert Cluck proclaimed April 1, 2014 as “National Service Recognition Day” while recognizing and thanking the VISTA team for their work and […]

Appalachian Trail Record Holder Jennifer Pharr Davis Coming to Arlington

Appalachian Trail Record Holder Jennifer Pharr Davis Coming to Arlington

Jennifer Pharr Davis became the first woman to claim the endurance record on the Appalachian Trail by hiking the 2,181 miles of the trail in 46 days, an average of 47 miles a day. She will share her remarkable story of this adventure and other tales of long distance treks at the Bob Duncan Center, […]

Spots Still Available for CD Hovercraft Competition

Spots Still Available for CD Hovercraft Competition

The Arlington Public Library is offering teens an opportunity to learn the mechanics of building a hovercraft on a down-scaled version by reusing items found at home. Register today for the Southwest Branch Library’s Launch It: CD Hovercraft Competition on Friday, March 14. The event will run from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. While you won’t be able to […]

Dr. Seuss Turns 110, Arlington Kids Celebrate

Dr. Seuss Turns 110, Arlington Kids Celebrate

The Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 and Thing 2 danced and played with local children Saturday at the 4th annual Blaze Through Reading, celebrating Dr. Seuss’ 110th birthday. UT Arlington Leadership Center, UTA Volunteers and Freshman Leaders on Campus sponsored the celebration, which took place at the Bluebonnet Ballroom at UT Arlington. Puppet shows, […]

Enjoy Dog Days at the Library

Enjoy Dog Days at the Library

The Arlington Public Library’s popular children’s reading program is back after a brief break!  Head over to the Southwest Branch Library on Saturday, February 22 from 10:30 a.m. to noon for this regularly scheduled program. It brings trained therapy dogs, especially trained to listen to young readers, to our library. We start off with a […]

Year of the Horse Celebration Draws Crowd

Year of the Horse Celebration Draws Crowd

There were some very special guests at the Year of the Horse: Vietnamese and Chinese New Year Celebration held held at the Southeast Branch Library on Saturday, January 25. Jerry Dao of the Vietnamese Culture and Science Association shared information about the celebration with the audience and gave out special red “lucky money” envelopes to […]

Reading is SNOW much FUN at the Arlington Public Library

Reading is SNOW much FUN at the Arlington Public Library

Thanks to a Texas Literacy Initiative (TLI) grant, Arlington Public Library staff and AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers hosted a Reading is SNOW much FUN celebration featuring a lively crowd of students, child care staff, and families at the George W. Hawkes Central Library on Saturday, January 25. Participants engaged in a morning full of fun interactive […]

Library Holds Health Insurance Marketplace Informational Session

Library Holds Health Insurance Marketplace Informational Session

Need some help navigating the new Health Insurance Marketplace? The Arlington Public Library, in partnership with United Way of Tarrant County, is providing informational sessions about the Affordable Health Care Act and enrollment for health insurance. Certified Navigators from United Way will be available to answer questions and assist with the enrollment process. Three sessions […]

Moving On: Time for Celebration for GED Grads

Moving On: Time for Celebration for GED Grads

It took Irene Gutierrez two years to get a driver’s license. Couldn’t pass the 25-question written exam. She could read it. Just couldn’t understand it. So imagine what she was up against in the General Educational Development (GED) exam, which measures proficiency in science, mathematics, social studies, reading and writing.  It was what stood between […]

Northeast Branch Library Now Open

Northeast Branch Library Now Open

The Northeast Branch Library, located at 1905 Brown Blvd., is  now open after city workers were able to make the necessary repairs to the facility’s boiler.  While the building was closed, patrons used TechLINK, the library’s mobile computing vehicle, for computer and Internet access. The Library Department appreciates customer patience during the closure. Northeast Branch Library […]

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