Arts & Culture

Storyteller Walk

Experience a single story unfold through a variety of storytelling forms, including storytelling, music, puppets, and art. A free event for all story-loving families, ages 5 and up.

This experience will include walking outside if weather permits. No registration required.

Scribblers Print Society

Scribblers Print Society is back this spring with a fresh set of writing challenges! The Arlington Public Library is inspiring daring young writers, ages 8-12, to look at the world around them and take up the challenge of writing fiction, comics, mysteries, and more, all developed from locations of interest around the city. Scribblers will meet at a different location every Wednesday in March from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the historic Fielder House 1616 W. Abram St.

Scribblers are going back to where it all began.. at the...

North Texas Day Trips

Get in the car and explore our state!

Learn about day trips around north Texas from Michelle Ames , travel writer and blogger. Her blog, Having Fun in the Texas Sun , is updated regularly with fun posts about places to visit all over Texas!

Registration is not required for this program.

Creative Aging: Blackout Poetry

Get creative and stay mentally active. Discover a new way to create poetry and art by using recycled book pages during this combined creative writing and art project for senior citizens.

Blackout poems are created by taking an already written piece of text, finding just the right words and phrases to keep, and eliminating all the rest to create a new poetic message.

Read more about Blackout Poetry .

This is a come-and-go event. No registration required.

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Sci-Fi Day: DIY Slime

Lake Arlington branch will be celebrating Sci-Fi Day on Monday, January 2nd with our DIY Slime program! For children ages 5-12. No registration required.

Flood Insurance: What Property Owners Need to Know

Learn how to determine the risk of flooding in the City of Arlington and how you can purchase flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program. The class will include topics such as:

natural floodplain functions - maintaining this function reduces the overall risk of flooding flood risk - how to find out if your property is at risk and flood insurance - available to both residential and commercial areas outside the Special Flood Hazard areas

Presented by the Floodplain Administration of the Public Works and Transportation Department.

Mindfulness - An Introduction

Join Yoga Instructor Lisa Ware for a three part introductory class in mindfulness. Participants will learn breathing techniques, meditation basics and other tools to help clear the mind.

Psychology Today calls mindfulness, "a state of active, open attention on the present. When you're mindful, you carefully observe your thoughts and feelings without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to your current experience, rather than dwelling on the past or...

Boys Create and Meditate

"Boys Create and Meditate" is a program designed for boys to explore various types of relaxation techniques including meditation, yoga, and martial arts, as well as art practices such as painting, sculpting, and poetry.

A fun, safe space to express themselves, "Boys Create" aims to give young men new skills to help cope in stressful environments. And who knows, you might even get hypnotized in the process...

Murder Mystery Night at the Library

Go down the rabbit hole to find the culprit!

Join us for the library's special murder mystery night event: Murder in Wonderland

For Adults 18+!

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the mystery starting at 7 p.m.

Attendees will play detective for the night and gather clues from Suspects to try and solve the case.

A general Wonderland-esque sense of fashion is optional, but encouraged. Suspects will be dressed as specific characters.

Want to be a Suspect? Email...

How To Read A Story Aloud to Children

Make stories come alive for your audience.

Learn skills and techniques for reading stories aloud and engaging with young listeners. Enjoy a demonstration of story performance from library staff, practice your own read aloud skills, and receive feedback and guidance.

For Adults!

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