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 ...

Drip Irrigation and Drought Tolerant Plants

Three upcoming classes hosted by Arlington Water Utilities and the Tarrant Regional Water District will give residents a chance to learn more about water efficient practices for their lawns and gardens, just in time for spring. Arlington Water and TRWD have teamed up with the Tarrant County Master Gardener Association and the Arlington Public Library to offer the free events, which will all be held 6 to 8 p.m.

The schedule includes: Drip Irrigation and Drought Tolerant Plants – March 30, Southeast Branch Library, 900 S.E. Green Oaks Boulevard Rainwater...

Teen Zone

Did you know that our library has TWO Teen Centers that are open to ALL 6 th through 12 th grade students? Located at the East Branch Library and the Northeast Branch Library, they offer desktop computers, personal laptops, headphones, and other accessories for teens to check out anytime.

We provide a fun, safe social space for teens to chat, read, listen to music, work on school/ personal projects, surf the web, and engage in online competitive gaming. By the way gamers , we also offer a Playstation 3 & Wii at both locations!

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Stories to Our Children

Through a weekly 7 session workshop parents will have the opportunity to write a story for their children. Write a story for your child to treasure and be the one to inspire imagination and a lifelong love of reading and writing. Sessions are first come first served, must attend first session to participate in subsequent sessions. Choose the time and location that works best for you!

* Workshop at East Arlington Branch will be facilitated at two locations:

Session 1-3 at East Arlington Branch Sessions 4-7 at University of Texas Arlington, Center for Mexican American Studies...

Everyone Has A Story: A creative writing workshop with local author, Kimberly Willis Holt!

"I come from a line of hardworking people who never made much money but were rich in stories. My family's roots are very important to me. When you're looking for stories, look to your own heart." - Kimberly Willis Holt

Who are you? What is your story? Everyone has one. Whether you are a mother, a business professional, a veteran, or a globetrotter, Arlington Public Library invites you to a workshop led by our community's own National Book Award-winning author. Bring your journal, uncap your favorite writing pen and get creative by...

Gallery of Artists: Teen Canvas Painting

Join us for an afternoon of step-by-step instruction canvas painting. Invite friends or simply enjoy some me time. Leave with a painting of your own and with a new passion for art while creating colorful memories! Paint and materials will supplied.

Snacks and beverages (with lids) are welcome!

Black History Month Festival

Celebrate African-American history and culture in a variety of ways featuring exhibits, music and dance performances, lectures, photos, crafts and more. This year we are partnering with the Arlington Historical Society with archival images and special displays during the month of February.

Schedule of Events:

2 p.m. - Forgotten Images of Arlington’s African-American Past

Presenting for the first time anywhere, a collection of newly digitized archival images from...

Kinder Chronicles: A Writing Workshop for Kindergarteners

Come to the kickoff of our brand new spring series for 5 to 6 year olds and their caregivers. We will explore the wonderful universe of our very own imaginations and create stories, poetry, and more!

Puppet Hour

Come enjoy this magical time where hands talk and imaginations ignite. Children and caregivers will be surrounded by a story world of charming characters brought to life by our best puppeteers – YOU! For ages 0-6. Part of Spring Break Story Bonanza.

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