Storyteller Walk

Experience a single story unfold through a variety of storytelling forms, including storytelling, music, puppets, and art. A free event for all story-loving families, ages 5 and up.

This experience will include walking outside if weather permits. No registration required.

Scribblers Print Society

Scribblers Print Society is back this spring with a fresh set of writing challenges! The Arlington Public Library is inspiring daring young writers, ages 8-12, to look at the world around them and take up the challenge of writing fiction, comics, mysteries, and more, all developed from locations of interest around the city. Scribblers will meet at a different location every Wednesday in March from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the historic Fielder House 1616 W. Abram St.

Scribblers are going back to where it all began.. at the...

Teddy Bear Carnival

Bring a favorite stuffed animal to this carnival-style event as we play, discover, and romp in the spring sunshine. The lawn at the Southwest Branch will have a festive array of storytimes, activities, and arts and crafts for preschool-aged children to enjoy. This is a come-and-go event, so bring the family and join the fun!

East Branch Family Room

The Family Room will be open for children, teens, and families to hang-out on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Come do homework, play video and board games, read books, and enjoy time with your family! Laptops for caregivers are available to check out at the circulation desk.

Get Medieval

Troy Depue, creator of Medieval facts and author of "Diary of Mordred", will share his knowledge on Medieval history. Learn about the different kinds of armor and weapon types, such as swords, axes and flails. Hear stories about the real Dracula, Vlad Dracul lll, and how he is still the hero of Transylvania, Learn the real stories about William Wallace and Joan of Arc. And let us not forget the importance of the Medieval Jesters-were they just about laughs or courtly intrigue?

Troy will also discuss the relationship between historical reenactment and cosplay. A question and...

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!

Imagination Playground at the Arlington Holiday Parade!

We're so excited to bring our IMAGINATION PLAYGROUND in a Cart to this year’s Arlington Holiday Parade Day-Reindeer Games. Come have a festive time as you build, collaborate and play with these huge, blue blocks. This is a freeform program, meant for parents and children to come as they please and play as much (or as little) as they want. Come ready to play and imagine!

For more details about the Reindeer Games at the Arlington Holiday Parade please visit their website:

Imagination Playground...

Eat SMART: Nutrition Tips for Kids

The library is partnering with the Arlington Parks and Recreation department to bring you Eat SMART: Nutrition Tips for Kids! Learn some fun and easy ways to encourage kids to make healthy choices. Children ages 5-12. No registration required.

Meet An Engineer

Join us fto meet an engineer from the Arlington Water Department and do a water STEM activity! Children ages 5-12. No registration required.

Sci-Fi Day: DIY Slime

Lake Arlington branch will be celebrating Sci-Fi Day on Monday, January 2nd with our DIY Slime program! For children ages 5-12. No registration required.


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