Community Yard Sale

Join the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library at their first Community Yard Sale. Library supporters can find a new treasure, or donate items to be included in the sale. The Yard Sale supports the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library.

The Community Yard Sale will take place on the front lawn and parking lot of the Literacy House on July 7 and 8, from 7:30 a.m. to noon on both days. Arrive early for the best selection!

The Friends and Foundation will accept donations at all library locations....

Video Game Design and Development

Ben Ambroso is the owner and lead developer of the Dallas-based Heartstring Studios ( ). Mr. Ambroso is one of our cosplay contest hosts and does some voice acting work for Funimation. We are excited for this panel regarding the design and development of video games!

"Videogame Design and Development" is part of ArlingCon .

Successful Storytellers

A good story is hard to create but you know one when you encounter it! What makes a good story and how to storytellers become successful? These questions will be tackled by this panel of successful storytellers from the Dallas Fort Worth Writers' Workshop, including noted author RoseMary Hannold and graphic novelist/ web comic Ken Lyons ( ) and ( ).

"Successful Storytellers" is part of...

Indie Comic Books

Are you interested in all types of comic books, but especially those off the beaten path? This panel- with local comic book enthusiasts and creators, David Doub publisher of Dusk Comics, Charles Fox of Chub Wagon Monsters ( ) & Novels and Elia the creator of webcomic Elia in a Box ( ). Learn how to get your indie comic off the ground and begin to network with local creators!

"Indie Comic Books" is part of...

Gender and Sexuality in Comics

Presented by scholars at the University of Texas at Arlington this panel will focus on the depictions of GLBTQ+ characters in comics. Specifically, Amber Raley is presenting "Stereotype or Success? GLBTQ Characters in Comic Books" and Dr. Christopher Conway will be presenting "Gender in Mexican Comics". There will be time for question and answer period after the panel presentations.

"Gender and Sexuality in Comics" is part of ArlingCon .

Writer's Write-In with the Dallas Fort Worth Writers' Workshop

During this program the Dallas Fort Worth Writers' Workshop ( ) will be hosting a "write in” where they will provide timed writing prompts for different facets of writing like characterization, dialogue, etc., and attendees will do the writing in the room! Then, program goers will be given the opportunity to share their work.

"Writer's Write-In with the DFW Writers' Workshop" is part of ArlingCon .

Maker Nights: Bead Craft

At Maker Nights, you will find a new hobby, make a craft, or learn a new skill to take home with you. At this Maker Night session, we will making a few different types of crafts using beads. Learn to make simple and unique bead crafts; bookmarks, wine charms, and more.

Registration is required for this program. For adults, 18+.

This program is part of the Maker Nights series for adults. Every session of this program series will introduce a different hobby/skill. If required, registration is individual to each program you wish to attend....

Senior Art: Painting on Water

Learn to make beautiful, hand-dyed marbled papers. This art program for senior citizens will use a simple method of floating inks on water to create unique, multi-colored designs on paper. The finished art pieces can be used for further projects or simply enjoyed as is.

Registration is required for this program.

Check out this Senior Art program happening in December!

Senior Art: Birdhouse Painting

Small Business Network: Canva Basics

Meet Canva, an online tool for simple web and print design. Design presentations, flyers, social media graphics,and more with thousands of templates. Or create one yourself! This session will cover the basics of using Canva to create attractive designs for marketing.

Check out Canva and create a free user account at .

Maker Nights: Beekeeping

Join Texas Master Beekeeper-Advanced, Richard Threlkeld for an evening of exploring the interesting world of beekeeping. He is the treasurer of the Metro Beekeepers Association where their motto is "Saving the bees one hive at a time."


the many benefits of raising bees (it's not just for their honey!) the impact this small insect has on our daily life what it takes to raise them.

This program is for adults, 18+.

This program is part of the Maker Nights series for adults. Every session of this...


Subscribe to RSS - Senior