Celebrate Black History Month with Variety of Programs

Celebrate Black History Month with Variety of Programs

February 2, 2021

The Arlington Public Library will be offering multiple programs in February 2021 to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of the African American community. Created in 1926 by academic Carter G. Woodson, Black History Month was originally a week...

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Library on Topic: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Library on Topic: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 16, 2021

Every year the City of Arlington joins cities across the country to participate in the MLK Day of Service on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This year the program and events are virtual but are still focused on walking the dream that Dr. King placed ...

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Preparing your 2020 Taxes at the Arlington Public Library

Preparing your 2020 Taxes at the Arlington Public Library

January 14, 2021

Editor's note: AARP appointments at the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library and VITA appointments at the East Library and Recreation Center have been fully booked and are no longer available.

Editor's note: The times for AARP appointments at the Ge...

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT RECEIVING A COVID-19 VACCINE FROM THE ARLINGTON FIRE DEPARTMENT

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT RECEIVING A COVID-19 VACCINE FROM THE ARLINGTON FIRE DEPARTMENT

January 13, 2021

The Arlington Fire Department is operating a COVID-19 vaccine site as part of the City’s ongoing effort to #ProtectArlington and Tarrant County during the coronavirus pandemic. The City of Arlington, working in cooperation with Tarrant County Publ...

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Arlington First City in Country to Achieve GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation for Municipal Buildings

Arlington First City in Country to Achieve GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation for Municipal Buildings

January 12, 2021

The City of Arlington has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities. Arlington is the first city in the United States to be recognized for implementing the most stringent protoc...

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Best of 2020: Staff Recommendations

Best of 2020: Staff Recommendations

December 31, 2020

We’ve experienced a lot of changes this year, but one thing that did not change was the amazing selection of books published in 2020. From children's picture books to young adult fantasies this year provided something for all.  

Picture books...

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Art is for Everyone: Jessica Brewer

Art is for Everyone: Jessica Brewer

December 29, 2020

The Arlington Public Library’s ‘Art is for Everyone’ series continues into 2021 with featured artist, Jessica Brewer. In January, Jessica will be teaching the community how to make amigurumi, which are crocheted stuffed yarn creatures, through fre...

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Library on Topic: Kwanzaa

Library on Topic: Kwanzaa

December 26, 2020

The celebration of Kwanzaa is from December 26th through January 1st every year. The holiday is not a religious holiday nor is it in competition to replace Christmas. As a holiday it is a fairly new holiday established in 1966 by Maulana Kerenga, ...

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Library on Topic: Christmas in the United States of America

Library on Topic: Christmas in the United States of America

December 23, 2020

The way Christmas is celebrated in the United States of America in the current time has its roots in ancient Rome. Although historically there were many winter and December holidays and pagan celebrations, the December 25th date comes from when th...

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Library on Topic: Hanukkah

Library on Topic: Hanukkah

December 8, 2020

The word Hanukkah in Hebrew is translated into the word dedication. This is a Jewish winter holiday called the festival of lights. The holiday lasts eight days and is celebrated nightly with the lighting of the menorah, special prayers, and specia...

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