Texas Independence Day Celebration

Join us in celebrating Texas Independence Day! There will be games, crafts, and activities for the whole family. This is a come and go event.

BodCare Boutique

Chill out at the library and make natural skincare products!

At Lake Arlington...

June 13: Lip Balm

June 20: Lotion

June 27:Sunburn Cream

At Downtown...

July 11: Lip Balm

July 18: Lotion

July 25: Sunburn Cream

August 1: Face Wash

Program for teens ages 13-18! No registration required....

Harry Potter Movie Night

Though Harry Potter turns 38 this year, there is no doubt he is still young at heart. What better way to celebrate his birthday than by returning to Hogwarts the year it all began? Join us for a family showing of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone!

Discover Your Library!: The Great Arlington Library Scavenger Hunt

Looking for a quick summer adventure? Take part in our 2-Day long scavenger hunt! This hunt will feature short, fun tasks to be completed in the Downtown Library and at the locations of some of our Downtown neighborhood partners. Pick up your task list at the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library on Friday, July 13th and explore Downtown!

Hide and Seek

Who says hide and seek is just for kids? We'll put your hiding (and seeking) skills to the ultimate test in our new Downtown library! Are you up for the challenge?


" I don't care if you fall off your broom as long as you catch the snitch first."-J.K. Rowling

Well, we feel the same way. Whether a beginner or experienced Quidditch player, you're welcome to join our team! Based off the sport in Harry Potter, you can rest assured our version will look a lot closer to the real thing than you might think. Come play- it will be magical.

Program for young adults. No registration required.

Downtown Chess Club

Come for an evening of great fun and learn some strategies with the Arlington Chess Club. Whether you’re brushing up on your skills or learning for the first time, this is the club for YOU!

No registration is needed, just drop-in! For 8 years and up.

Circuit Bending

Find out what makes a toy tick and move around by taking it apart! Use our tools to explore the inner mechanisms and circuitry then create your own toy by combining different toys together to create a new FrankenToy. Please bring in your old electric toys for this 2 day workshop!

This program is intended for ages 13 and up.

Japan Otaku Day

Make new friends, play awesome games, and watch some new anime at the Arlington Public Library's monthly program on Japanese pop culture, Japan Otaku Day! Whether it's learning how to write and speak Japanese, testing your otaku skills with some anime Jeopardy, learning about different Japanese holidays, or just sitting back and watching a new and exciting anime, Japan Otaku Day is here for you! Join other teens to let loose, have fun, and meet some awesome people with a shared love of Japanese culture.

At the end of every Japan Day, there will be a giveaway for anime/manga-...

Teen Drawing Workshop

Join local artist Erica Watts in a 6-week workshop on illustration, character development, and world building.

No registration or prior art experience is required.


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