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2017 Arlington Holiday Lights Parade

The 2017 Arlington Holiday Lights Parade will brighten Downtown Saturday, December 9!

Bring your friends and family to the Downtown/University District to enjoy the Annual Holiday Lights Parade. Thousands of people will gather for the pageantry which ends with the lighting of the Christmas tree on the steps of City Hall.

Don’t forget to bring your camera and your Arlington Public Library t-shirt and take a picture with Santa after the parade at the Levitt Pavilion in Founders Plaza at 100 W. Abram St.

Parade will continue as planned rain, snow, or shine …but not ice!

Minute to Win it Family Game Night

You think you like family game night now? You haven’t seen anything yet. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to complete the task before you in less than 60 seconds. Perhaps it’s stacking pennies, maybe it’s getting an Oreo from your forehead to your mouth. It’s hard to say. Come to Southeast and take the challenge—if you think you’re up for it. The stakes are high, but the bragging rights are sweet. Don’t forget your family!

Graduation Cap Decorating

Upcoming high school graduates, join us at the Northeast Branch Arlington Public Library's Community Room to decorate your graduation cap. We'll be providing paint and other materials!

Random Act of Kindness Week

In 2017, Mayor Jeff Williams announced Arlington would be participating in a Kindness Initiative. This program is intended to support that initiative with a library twist! Every day during the second week of April, we will be meeting at 4:30 p.m. at different library locations throughout Arlington to spread kindness, good cheer and the library's giving spirit! On Friday, April 13 at 6 p.m. we will be showing the critically acclaimed movie, Wonder , based on the best-selling children's book.

Throughout the course of this week please donate small toiletry items at...

Savor the Holidays

Join the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library and Savor Coffee Bar and Eatery for a fundraising event! Enjoy free activities for the whole family before starting your holiday shopping. We'll have trivia, crafts, our Imagination Playground and more.

Try limited-edition menu items, like the house-made Pumpkin Spice Late and freshly baked Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake.

Donate to be entered into a drawing for a movie night gift basket. Wear your ugly holiday sweater for an extra entry!

If you can't make it to Savor in the morning, use the code...

HOLIDAY ON STRINGS: MARIONETTE PUPPET SHOW

With lively hand-crafted marionette puppets, the Dallas Puppet Theater will be sure to throw a fun family friendly holiday show. The Holiday on Strings show will have some special guests and will be sure to get you ready for the holiday season. No registration required.

Program will be held at the Farr Best Theater, 109 N Main St, Mansfield, TX 76063.

Movie Matinee: ELF (PG)

Join us for a movie matinee at Mansfield Public Library. No registration required and program is free. Popcorn will be provided.

Harry Potter Trivia

Attention! Attention! Muggles and Wizards alike are invited to partake in a night of competitive fun. What better way to prepare for the OWL exams than some good, old-fashioned trivia? Challenge yourself and others by racing against the clock! Think you’re up for the task? We’ll see about that. Wands at the ready!

Girls Who Code Information Session

Join us for an information session for girls and parents discussing the Girls Who Code club at Arlington Public Library!

Girls Who Code is a unique program seeking to inspire young girls to actively pursue and explore computer science. Through a proven curriculum, Girls Who Code equips girls with concrete technical skills that will provide the foundation for futures in technology, as well as leadership, teamwork and other important life skills. No registration required.

Random Fandom

What fandom do YOU belong in? Harry Potter? Star Wars? Maybe you're a superwholockian? Whatever it may be, spread the love for your favorite show, book, anime, or movie. Share your fanart and fanfic with fellow enthusiasts, discuss what is or is not canon, and more. Who do you ship? Who's your OTP? So many questions! So many conversations!

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