2017 Arlington Holiday Lights Parade

The 2017 Arlington Holiday Lights Parade will brighten Downtown Saturday, December 9!

Bring your friends and family to the Downtown/University District to enjoy the Annual Holiday Lights Parade. Thousands of people will gather for the pageantry which ends with the lighting of the Christmas tree on the steps of City Hall.

Don’t forget to bring your camera and your Arlington Public Library t-shirt and take a picture with Santa after the parade at the Levitt Pavilion in Founders Plaza at 100 W. Abram St.

Parade will continue as planned rain, snow, or shine …but not ice!

Pub Trivia @ Legal Draft

Trivia is serious business.

Go another round with Pub Guys Trivia at this 90's pop culture trivia night at Legal Draft . A portion of drink proceeds at the event will benefit the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library .

No registration required.

Overcome Fear in Business

What's stopping you from starting a small business? Fear is ever present in life - even for small business owners. Fear can either cripple you or propel you in to the next phase of your business. Come to this Small Business Network program and learn tactics to overcome it! For new and veteran business owners.

Presented by JaCoi James, JK Consulting .


North Texas Day Trips

Get in the car and explore our state!

Learn about day trips around north Texas from Michelle Ames , travel writer and blogger. Her blog, Having Fun in the Texas Sun , is updated regularly with fun posts about places to visit all over Texas!

Registration is not required for this program.

Maker Nights: Chicken Keeping

At Maker Nights, you will find a new hobby, make a craft, or learn a new skill to take home with you. At this Maker Night session, learn about raising and keeping chickens in an urban/suburban area.

No registration is required for this program.

This program is part of the Maker Nights series for adults. Every session of this program series will introduce a different hobby/skill. If required, registration is individual to each program you wish to attend.

Maker Nights: Beekeeping...

How to Support Your Customer

In the third quarter of 2017, DFW small businesses saw a 24% increase in sales. Learn how you can be a part of this positive trend: people want to know who you are as a small business! This workshop, part of our Small Business Network, will give you tools to better understand how to support those that can benefit from your product and services.

Presented by JaCoi James, J&K Consulting

Random Act of Kindness Week

In 2017 the Mayor of Arlington, Mr. Jeff Williams, announced that Arlington would be participating in a Kindness Initiative and this program is intended to support that initiative with a library twist! Every day during the first week of April 2018 (4/2, 4/3, 4/4/, 4/5 & 4/6) we will be meeting at 4:30 p.m. at a different library locations throughout Arlington in order to spread kindness, good cheer and the library's giving spirit!

Throughout the course of this week please bring small items- soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, socks, deodorant, etc. We will be assembling...

Job Coaching

Are you interested in making a change in your career? Do you feel like you aren't reaching your potential in your current job?

Join Rebekah Stokes and Wynetta Williams for a two-part job coaching seminar on how to overcome what is preventing you from making the career and life changes you want to make. Rebekah is a life coach and Wynetta is a real estate professional; both are motivational speakers who are interested in giving back, sharing their experiences and helping you grow.

Come ready to learn, grow and create positive change in your life and career.

Savor the Holidays

Join the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library and Savor Coffee Bar and Eatery for a fundraising event! Enjoy free activities for the whole family before starting your holiday shopping. We'll have trivia, crafts, our Imagination Playground and more.

Try limited-edition menu items, like the house-made Pumpkin Spice Late and freshly baked Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake.

Donate to be entered into a drawing for a movie night gift basket. Wear your ugly holiday sweater for an extra entry!

If you can't make it to Savor in the morning, use the code...


With lively hand-crafted marionette puppets, the Dallas Puppet Theater will be sure to throw a fun family friendly holiday show. The Holiday on Strings show will have some special guests and will be sure to get you ready for the holiday season. No registration required.

Program will be held at the Farr Best Theater, 109 N Main St, Mansfield, TX 76063.


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