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 ...

Your Story - Writing, Preserving, Organizing, Recording, and Cooking your Family's History

Your family's history is richer than what can be recorded on genealogy charts. Join us for an exciting exploration of multiple strategies for turning your story into a lasting legacy future generation can easily access and enjoy!

April 19 WRITE YOUR STORY Learn strategies for putting your collected family stories into forms others can enjoy, whether a collection of humorous anecdotes, a formal multigenerational family history, or something else entirely.

May 17 ORGANIZE YOUR STORY Are your family history research...

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!

Free ...

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...

Design A Character

Join us for a two day workshop where you will work on developing your character and then bringing it to life!

Day two will involve character makeup, if you already have the supplies, fantastic! If you do not have stage makeup it's ok, bring what you have! Interested in knowing how stage actors do their makeup, below is a detailed list of items used for the stage.

Cleansing Agents and Application Tools - all these items can be found at you general store.

Makeup Removing Wipes Makeup Remover Cloths- Cloth is kinder to the skin then paper, do you have an old...

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 (in the Community Room)

Presenting for the first time anywhere, a collection of newly...


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