Teen Tuesdays

Join us every Tuesday in the Teen Area at the Downtown Library for a fun, exciting pop-up program! No two weeks are the same--from poetry to robots to painting, every week is different! Who knows what will be next?

Teen Poetry Workshop with The Dallas Poetry Slam

Discover Your Story through the art of slam poetry! Join us in a workshop led by a teaching artist from the world-renowned Dallas Poetry Slam . Come develop your poetic voice, hone your composition skills, and determine if you've got what it takes to perform your works live!

Downtown Library Grand Opening

The Arlington Public Library is excited to announce the grand opening of the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library! The 70,000 square-foot, state of the art building will open with a ribbon cutting ceremony and two days of celebration this summer.

“The Downtown Library will be a center for learning and innovation in the heart of our community,” says Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams. “This facility is where dreams will become reality.”

Follow the Arlington Public Library online, including on social media, for more details about the opening celebration as it approaches!

Forgotten Arlington History with O.K. Carter.

Arlington's city branding over the years and a funny look at its forgotten history.

Spend an evening with O.K. Carter, newspaper columnist, editor, author, and local historian and discover forgotten history of Arlington. He started with the Arlington Citizen-Journal in 1972 and retired from the Fort Worth Star Telegram in 2008. He is the author of Caddos, Cotton and Cowboys: Essays on Arlington .

No registration required for this event.

Makers: DIY for Families

Come with the whole family and join us in our new Makerspace for Makers: DIY for Families! Each Saturday during the course of the summer (starting on July 16) at 1 p.m. we will meet in the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library's Makerspace and learn a new technique, application or craft. At the end of each session participants will have something they created to take home!

Author Visit with Don Tate

Award-winning children's book author and illustrator Don Tate will be coming to entertain, interact and inspire us at our new City Council Chamber/Community Room on Friday, June 15 at 3 p.m. Some of the books Mr. Tate illustrated include The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch (a 2017 Bluebonnet selection) and Woosh! Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soakin Stream of Inventions and many, many more. In addition to his writing and illustrating Mr. Tate is a founding host of The Brown Bookshelf ( https://thebrownbookshelf.com ) –a blog dedicated to books for...

Sewing Camp

Whether or not you've ever picked up a needle and thread, if you're interested in sewing (or simply creating art with fabric) this camp is for you! Over the course of three days, July 23, 24 & 25 from 2-3:30 p.m. in the new Downtown Library's Makerspace area, we will learn about sewing by hand and by machine. Additionally, all participants will leave with at least one completed project.

Tweens and teens, ages 9-18 are encouraged to register and attend this program. As sessions will build on one another, please only register if you are able to attend all three sessions. We...

Movie Matinee: Despicable Me 3 (PG)

Join us for Family Movie Matinee at Mansfield Public Library. No registration is required, popcorn will be provided, and the movie is free.

Craft my Valentine

Join us in crafting Valentines for that special someone in your life! The entire family is welcome at this free come and go event. All of the supplies are provided.

El Día in the Courtyard

Join us for a fun-filled event celebrating diversity and literacy! El Día in the Courtyard celebrates the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. There will be storytimes in different languages throughout the day, performers, musicians, crafts, and every child leaves with a free book!

Don't miss out on co-Author June Jo Lee and graffiti artist, Man One's presentation of Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix (2018-2019 Bluebonnet Master List selection)!

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