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 from 4:30-5:30 p.m., February 8-April 5.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Biz Talk Radio with Mark Joeckel ...

English Language Learners' Book Club

Whether you are in an ESL class and looking for more practice, waiting for the next semester of classes to begin, or looking to continue building fluency, the ESL Book Club is a great place to gather with us to read and discuss great books. In these groups, participants take turns reading aloud from interesting works and having conversations about them. With the guidance of the Club host, participants will develop vocabulary, work on pronunciation, and have a great time all-around!

Past Clubs have included The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo and Howl's Moving Castle...

Halo Armor Building with the 405th

The 405th Infantry Division is a group of individual fans that bring their favorite game characters to life by building Halo armor. They have presented at many conferences and exhibited their work at shows across the DFW area. This session is led by Saul Portillo who has been making halo armor and member of the 405th Infantry Division since 2012. Go to their website for some inspiration before this session, or just step in ready to learn and work on Halo armor building!

"Halo Armor Building with the 405th" will be taking place during...

The Psychology of Horror

Effective horror movies, books and media are able to trick the human mind into being afraid when there is clearly no real danger. This panel, presented by David Doub of Dusk Comics , will focus on discussion of the details of why and how we scare one another.

"The Psychology of Horror" will be taking place during the library's ArlingCon event at the University of Texas at Arlington's University Center in the Red River room from 1:30-2:15 p.m.

Laughing at Ourselves: Parodies & the Light(er) Side of Geek*

Presented by the mother-daughter duo group Gan Ainm Cosplay , "Laughing at Ourselves: Parodies & the Light(er) Side of Geek" will feature family-friendly videos of parody music, animation, and live-action comedy. They will be using and presenting material from Weird Al Yankovic, KFace TV, The Hillywood Show, The Potter Puppet Pals, ZTeam Productions, and others. There will be lively discussion but will also time to simply stream and comment if attendees would prefer.

"Laughing at Ourselves: Parodies & the Light(er)...

Shooting for the Moon with "Lunatics"!

Tired of "darker and grittier" reboots? So are we! "Lunatics!" takes an original and light-hearted approach to a serious subject, telling how a first successful permanent colony is established on the Moon.

Our pilot, "No Children in Space" is a "hard science fiction fairy tale" which follows the youngest colonist from the Earth to the Moon, setting up the premise for the series. The series extrapolates from present-day technologies and social movements, and is set just 25 years in the future. It's a character-based frontier story with a hard-SF foundation.

Our production...

Life Cycles of Writing and Publishing

Learn about all steps in the writing process from the beginnings of a story to finding a publisher. Local author Rhonda Eudaly will guide program attendees in best practices for riding the waves of the writing process. Come ready to lean with questions aplenty!

"Life Cycles of Writing and Publishing" will be taking place during the library's ArlingCon event at the University of Texas at Arlington's University Center in the Palo Pinto room from 1:30-2:15 p.m.

Seven Deadly First Page Sins

There's no one right way to begin your story, but there are plenty of wrong ones! In this class, we'll take you on a cautionary tour through the pits of page-one hell, complete with agent pet peeves, reader turn-offs, and "thanks but no thanks" editorial deal-breakers. Don't let your manuscript suffer in form-rejection torment: let veteran editor Laura Maisano guide you through the slush-pile inferno and lead your story toward the light!

"Seven Deadly First Page Sins" will be taking place during the library's ArlingCon event...

There is no "I" in Improv

Coming directly to us from Comedy Sportz Dallas comedy instructor Manual Morales is here to help you learn that there is an art to improvisational comedy! Come with your wits about you ready to learn how to work with others in all types of situations!

"There is no I in Improv" will be taking place during the library's ArlingCon event at the University of Texas at Arlington's University Center in the Sabine room from 2:30-3:15 p.m.

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