Kwame Alexander Author Visit

Join Newbery- Medal winning author Kwame Alexander as he tells us about his new book, REBOUND , which is a prequel and companion novel to the action-packed, and critically acclaimed THE CROSSOVER .

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The Arlington Public Library's Event Calendar has moved!

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Summer Reading End Party

Come join Mansfield Public Library in celebrating the end of Summer Reading Club. There will be games, a petting zoo, and jump houses to enjoy. Please remember all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No registration needed. Program is free.

This event will be held at the Katherine Rose Memorial Park, 303 N Walnut Creek Dr, Mansfield, TX 76063.

Drop-In Genealogy Help

A dedicated time of personalized instruction & research assistance to help you get started, help you get un-stuck, or possibly even help you make a breakthrough. Discuss your current genealogy goals and learn how the Arlington Public Library's resources can help you with those goals.

Beginning Genealogy: Basic Resources & Strategies for Getting Started Well

Discover the many free resources we offer family history researchers both online and in person, learn basic research strategies, & establish organizational techniques that will save you a lot of time and frustration down the road.

Join us for practical advice on how to get started, and get started well!


Mysterious Relatives in Genealogy

Many researchers encounter mysterious persons living in the household of a relative; or a letter signed by an unknown ‘cousin.’ As a researcher, it is important to investigate and understand the relationship between these strangers and your person of interest. This lecture will discuss cluster research methodology.

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African American Genealogy with Ari Wilkins

Learn about the basic steps in starting African American research, genealogical resources and strategies.

ArI Wilkins Ari Wilkins is an experienced researcher and speaker. A graduate of Louisiana State University, Ms. Wilkins has been actively researching family history since 1998. Ari worked with the esteemed genealogist, Dr. James...

Tell Us Your Stories!

To celebrate the opening of a dedicated Genealogy and Local History Room in our new Downtown Library, we'd like to capture stories of life through the years in this wonderful town!

Did you grow up here? What was that like? Do you remember life before AT&T Stadium, the Parks Mall, or even Six Flags? Where did you shop, dine, go to school, hang out with friends, etc.? What has changed the most? What has stayed the same?

Did you move here more recently? Why? What drew you to Arlington and why have you stayed? What do you...

Oral History for Everyone: Capturing Your Family’s Unique Stories & Voices

Discover the interview techniques and recording tools that professional oral historians use (including recording to tablets and smartphones!) to capture the stories and voices that will bring your family's history to life!

If desired, prepare in advance for this class by installing the StoryCorps app on your device. We'll touch on other apps and technologies, but will focus on this app as simple way to get started!

The time-tested...

Music Trivia

Music Trivia Get ready to test your knowledge and join us during this musical trivia. Gather your team or join one of ours to compete in the several rounds to test your skills. Registration is required. Please visit or call the Mansfield Public Library at 817-728-3690.


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