MPL 101

Come join us for an informal class on using the library. Learn how to look up books, find them on the shelves, check out, request items from other branches and discover all the library has to offer.

10am: Kids & Parents

11am: Adults

Basic Computer Class

This class covers basic computer skills. No prior computer experience necessary. No signup or library card required. The library will have Chromebooks available to use, or attendees are welcome to bring their own laptop, tablet, or handheld device.

How To Festival

Join us for an afternoon of fun, short, introductory classes for all ages. Classes will be no longer than 45 minutes.

2:00 p.m.

How to Make a Container Garden – Presented by Calloway’s Nursery

How to Cross Stitch

How to Paper Mache

How to Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee

How to Make the Most of and Other Online Resources

How to Find the Passion for Small Business - Presented by Collette Portis, Destined Designs

3:00 p.m.

How to Code

How to Eat Right: The Skinny on Fat – Presented by Essentials for...

Creative Aging Painting Exhibit at Arlington Museum of Art

Creative Aging is a national movement that fosters an understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and healthy aging. Senior adults need to find their voices and share the stories of their lives, whether through writing, music, performance arts or visual arts, according to experts on healthy aging. Such activities improve quality of life of life by reducing isolation and increasing mental acuity and feelings of well-being.

In several locations across the city this year, senior adults have been picking up their paintbrushes to tell the stories of...

Creative Colors for Adults @ MPL

Are you stressed or just need some time to relax? If so, come join us on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. in the community room at The Mansfield Public Library. Feel free to come for the whole time, or just stop in for 20 minutes. Programs are 2 hours and are come and go. All materials will be provided.


Coloring Party for Adults

Experience the calm and community of adult coloring!

Have you colored anything recently? If not, you're missing out on a great way to relax while you create something. This summer, you can color your way!

Take part in a collaborative art project and contribute your skills to a giant coloring page. Or choose from one of the many provided coloring pages filled with beautiful designs created for adults.

Feel free to bring your own materials as well. Drop in for a page or stay all night!

No registration required.

Arlington Genealogical Society: November Meeting

Arlington Genealogical Society Presents Dr. Dawn Youngblood. Dr. Dr. Youngblood will share stories about some of the interesting finds in the Tarrant County Archives. The Archives is currently undergoing a major preservation and digitization effort and Tarrant County recently invested in a new web platform -what you need to know to make your research experience more pleasant and rewarding.

Dr. Youngblood is the Tarrant County Archivist. Dawn Youngblood grew up in San Antonio, where she attended the Alamo Heights Schools and developed a passion for history. She obtained a degree...

Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library Book & Author Luncheon

Join the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library for the Fall Book & Author Luncheon. This fall's event features Joyce Gibson Roach, author of The Land of Rain and Shadow: Horned Toad, Texas , and Clay Small, author of Heels Over Head . Luncheon proceeds benefit the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, which will open to the public in summer of 2018.

Tickets are required and are on sale for $30 until October 16. Tickets may be purchased online with a debit...

NOON Year's Eve Party

Why wait for midnight? Arlington Public Library is ringing in the NOON year!

Practice your poses, put on those dancin’ shoes, and get ready to party like it’s 2016!

Listen to stories Create a party noisemaker Jam to music Pose at the photo booth Festivities and a very special Countdown to NOON will take place simultaneously at all participating party locations! Library Branches East Arlington Branch Library Lake Arlington Library Literacy House Northeast Branch Library Southeast Branch...


Fold3 Library Edition provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.


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