Literacy / Tutoring

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.

Hola: Teen Spanish Club

Trying to learn Spanish? Join us on the fourth Wednesday of every month to explore the Spanish language through conversation, games and learning activities. Learn about the different Spanish cultures at each session!

Creative Writing Workshop for Teens

Have you ever been interested in becoming an author? Maybe you are having writers block? Join us Thursdays in October for a teen writing workshop series with local author Trakena Prevost! Learn how to develop your characters or maybe you would like to learn how to write a fight scene. Bring all your questions!

This program is intended for 13-18 year olds.

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 friends 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, Howl's Moving Castle...

New Immigrant Program - English as a Second Language Classes

Arlington Public Library is partnering with First United Methodist Church of Arlington to offer classes for immigrant adults.

Classes will take place at the First United Methodist Church and will include English as a Second Language, Citizenship, and job training classes.

Sign up for Citizenship classes here .

Classes will be twice a week, Days and times to be decided after orientation. Classes are $...

High School Equivalency (GED/HiSET) Test Prep Classes

Are you hoping to get a better job or go to college? Arlington Reads can help with our high school equivalency classes. Our classes are small group and cover five subjects that appear on HSE tests (like the GED or the HiSET): Math, Social Studies, Science, Writing, Reading.

Students will take a test to determine which subjects they may be fuzzy on and need to study. Classes are offered in the Fall, Spring and Summer, and there are morning and evening classes available. Contact Arlington Reads at 817-460-2727 for any questions.

Classes are split into four different day...

English as a Second Language Classes

Do you want to learn or improve your English? Arlington Reads can help!

Our small group classes are offered at all levels, whether you are just starting to learn the language or wanting to perfect your knowledge. These classes are offered on a semester basis, in the spring, summer, and fall, and are offered in the mornings and evenings.Placement will be determined based on an assessment, and student availability.

Register for the classes by clicking the green button to the right.

¿Quire aprender or mejorar su inglés? ¡Arlington Reads le puede ayudar!


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...

Scary Stories to Tell Around a Campfire

Do you like scary stories? Join other scary story enthusiasts during our Spring Break Story Bonanza for an hour of swapping ghost stories around a campfire. Bring your own story to share and practice your storytelling skills if you would like! The more stories the scarier...


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