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.

High School Equivalency Test Prep. Summer Boot Camp

Many people are looking to get their high school equivalency diploma and are just needing a little push. Feeling comfortable enough to take the different subject tests, whether on the GED or on the HiSET, can take more time than people realize. HSE classes that we offer in the spring and fall can feel like moving in slow motion.

Enter Arlington Reads' HSE Summer Boot Camp - our regular classes on hyperdrive! Lasting 10 weeks (5/30 - 8/3), Monday - Thursday, these two hour classes will provide intensive, fast-paced instruction in the four subjects covered by both HSE tests. Each...

New Immigrant Program - Citizenship Preparation 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. Classes will be twice a week, days and times to be decided after orientation. Classes are $25 per semester, and cover the cost of books, which the students get to keep....

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 Test Prep Classes

Are you hoping to get a better job or go to college, but you never got a diploma? Arlington Reads can help you achieve you dreams.

Our high school equivalency test prep classes can refresh information that may be a little fuzzy and will prepare you to take the exams so you can start living your dream. Our classes are small group and cover the five subjects that appear on the different HSE tests. These classes are offered in the spring and fall, and on different times to accommodate your personal life.

Contact Arlington Reads at 817.460.2727 to find out more information...

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 and fall. Contact Arlington Reads at 817.460.2727 for information about the next registration or other options to learn English.

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...

Story Games

See the truth get stretched and watch a web of tales form before your very eyes. Whisper, shout, giggle, and sigh. You never know where a story will take you! Come enjoy this fun series of games led by Miss Chelsea and Miss Shannon. For ages 7-9. Caregivers for this event are welcome to participate or wait in the Southwest Branch children’s area. Part of Spring Break Story Bonanza.

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