What is a Microaggression?

Microaggressions: everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, which communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership. - Derald Wing Sue, Ph.D.

Being aware that certain phrases or everyday exchanges can sometimes be read wrong is key to communicating with a diverse world. Learn what to be aware of, how to correct others and learn more about the diverse people who make up our community.


Business Etiquette

Learn the fine art of business etiquette. Balancing workplace relationships and understanding professional boundaries are key to having successful business etiquette. Learn what managers and potential customers expect professionally from you!

Muffins with Mom

Muffins with Mom is a special event for celebrating mom! Join us for fun crafts, food, and refreshments Saturday May 13th. Mom, mother figures, and children only please (dad has his own special day). Space is limited, please call or stop by Mansfield Public Library to sign up.

High School Equivalency Test Prep. Summer Boot Camp

Many people are looking to get their high school equivalency diploma and are just needing a little push. Feeling comfortable enough to take the different subject tests, whether on the GED or on the HiSET, can take more time than people realize. HSE classes that we offer in the spring and fall can feel like moving in slow motion.

Enter Arlington Reads' HSE Summer Boot Camp - our regular classes on hyperdrive! Lasting 10 weeks (5/30 - 8/3), Monday - Thursday, these two hour classes will provide intensive, fast-paced instruction in the four subjects covered by both HSE tests. Each...

Speaker Series: Cleburne Baseball

Scott Cain, the author of the newly published book Cleburne Baseball will be joining Mansfield Public Library in speaking about his new book. Come learn about the history of baseball in Cleburne, TX and what it took to create this book. This event will be held at the Farr Best Theater. Registration is required.

Early Libraries in Texas: Architectural and Historical Perspectives

Celebrate and learn more about the rich history of early twentieth century Texas libraries. Retired librarian and history enthusiast Laureen Jacobs will present a retrospective of Carnegie-sponsored and locally-funded library buildings across the state of Texas. Step back in time to learn about the buildings themselves and the communities that supported and championed Texas public libraries in the 1900s.

Fun Fact: For over 30 years, businessman Andrew Carnegie funded the establishment of thousands of libraries across the United States of America in the early twentieth century,...

Community Conversations: Help Us Improve Library Services to People with Disabilities and Differences

Join the library for a community conversation on how to improve services to people with disabilities and differences.

Share your story with library staff on how the library can best serve the disability community in Arlington. If you are unable to attend one of these meetings, please contact Lisa at the above email address to share your input.


Tip of the Iceberg

Getting a job is just the tip of the iceberg. Learn how to be the best you can be in the workplace!

Mansfield Reads: An Evening with the Author

Join us for what's sure to be an enlightening night as we hear from award-winning and bestselling author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. Rounded out by food and a book signing. Please RSVP at .

Speaker Series: Affordable Care Act

Join Mansfield Public Library on Thursday, April 13th from 6-7pm for an evening of learning about the Affordable Care Act. Please bring your questions for our health care representative to answer. Our health care speaker is bilingual and welcomes questions in either English or Spanish.


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