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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.

Oleander Planting

Paint a beautiful pot and plant an oleander in it. The Mansfield Parks and Recreation Department will be on hand to provide plant care information. This free program will be held just outside the library. Registration is required. Please register once per family.

GEAR Robotics Competition

Do robots make you excited? GEAR stands for Get Excited about Robotics! This is a tournament style competition played by teams of students from 8 years old to 8th grade.

Be one of the first ones to find your seat and watch this fast paced action while you cheer on your favorite team.

Learn more about the GEAR competition by attending our GEAR Robotics Tournament Kick-Off .

Once Upon a Hip Hop

Stories can be read on the page, but did you know they can be told through dance? Come to the East Branch Library patio and enjoy a spectacular performance by Studio 74.

A program for all ages, this event is part of Spring Break Story Bonanza.

Family Movie: The Jungle Book

Join us to watch the live-action Disney's Jungle Book on Friday, March 17 at 12pm. Come watch the adventures of Mowgli, the "man cub," raised by the Seeonee Indian wolf Raksha and her pack, led by Akela, in a jungle ever since he was brought to them as a baby. Popcorn will be provided, and please feel free to bring a drink of your choice. No registration required.

Legal Draft: A Library is Brewing

Join the craft brew revolution and support the Downtown Library with great drinks including root beer, live music, arts and crafts, and games for the whole family.

Admission at the door:

Adults (21+): $20 for a glass souvenir stein and three drinks Kids: $5 for unlimited root beer

Food truck fare and library swag will also be available for purchase.

Hosted by the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library.

Donate now at arlingtonlibrary.org/dream-central/

Family Place Workshop

Join Mansfield Public Library for the first Family Place Workshop starting February 1. The Family Place Workshop is a 5 week workshop for families with children between the ages 1-3 years old. They will be held once a week starting Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 12:00 p.m., for 5 weeks. Each week families can play in the Library Learning Center and have a chance to interact with a professional on each weeks topics. Registration and attendance to all 5 weeks is required. Please visit the library to register.

Weekly Topics

Week 1 Feb. 1- Baby Care

Week 2 Feb. 8- Diabetes...

World Book Web

General information across a wide variety of topics

Britannica Library

Contains encyclopedias for three different age groups, along with magazine articles, homework help, atlas, dictionaries and thesauri, and video and audio content.

Black History Month Festival

Celebrate African-American history and culture in a variety of ways featuring exhibits, music and dance performances, lectures, photos, crafts and more. This year we are partnering with the Arlington Historical Society with archival images and special displays during the month of February.

Schedule of Events:

2 p.m. - Forgotten Images of Arlington’s African-American Past (in the Community Room)

Presenting for the first time anywhere, a collection of newly...

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