City of Arlington Response on the Coronavirus

City of Arlington Response on the Coronavirus

March 11, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a health alert regarding an outbreak of a novel (new) Coronavirus in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, which began in December 2019. The CDC confirmed the first case in the United St...

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World Language Storytime Honored with the 2020 City Cultural Diversity Award

World Language Storytime Honored with the 2020 City Cultural Diversity Award

March 11, 2020

We are excited to announce that our World Language Storytime program has won the 2020 Cultural Diversity Award! This award was presented by the National League of Cities to eight municipalities across the U.S. Communities are selected by “demons...

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Wild About Reading Celebrates Early Literacy-Postponed

Wild About Reading Celebrates Early Literacy-Postponed

March 5, 2020

Wild About Reading is returning to the Arlington Public Library! This annual event is presented in partnership with United Way of Tarrant County to encourage young children and their families to make reading a fun, daily activity to supplement sch...

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Stay Busy this Spring Break with Free Library Events

Stay Busy this Spring Break with Free Library Events

March 4, 2020

Spring break is just around the corner and the Arlington Public Library is offering a week of fun for students and families! Spring break is a great time to unwind and reconnect as a family, but it can be hard to find activities for a whole week o...

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Get Your Yard Ready for Spring and Save Water with Free Classes in Arlington

Get Your Yard Ready for Spring and Save Water with Free Classes in Arlington

February 26, 2020

Is your yard ready for when spring arrives? Arlington Water Utilities and Tarrant Regional Water District are joining the Arlington Public Library to help. The City has teamed up with the Tarrant County Master Gardener Association to provide clas...

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Library on Topic: Mardi Gras

Library on Topic: Mardi Gras

February 25, 2020

Parades, King Cakes, masks, costumes, balls, and beads are a few of the things that make up Mardi Gras. Though this colorful celebration can be traced back to medieval Europe, it wasn’t until 1703 that the first American Mardi Gras was celebrate...

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Take Part in Designing the East Library and Recreation Center

Take Part in Designing the East Library and Recreation Center

February 24, 2020

What do you want to see at the new East Library and Recreation Center? The City of Arlington and the UT Arlington College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs are seeking community input for technology-centered spaces in the new facility. ...

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Recycled Materials Wanted for CREATE Studio

Recycled Materials Wanted for CREATE Studio

February 24, 2020

Established in 2019, the CREATE Studio’s main purpose is to promote STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) by allowing families to explore ways to make new things together using recycled materials.

This is a free program that p...

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Library on Topic: Valentine

Library on Topic: Valentine's Day

February 14, 2020

The season of love and chocolate is here! Valentine’s Day originated from the Roman festival of Lupercalia, which celebrated the coming of spring. The name was changed in the 5th century from Lupercalia to St. Valentine’s Day. Some theories su...

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UTA Students Designing Outdoor Innovation Zone for new East Library and Recreation Center

UTA Students Designing Outdoor Innovation Zone for new East Library and Recreation Center

February 12, 2020

When the East Library and Recreation Center opens this October, its world-class design and innovative features won't just be on the inside.

The City of Arlington has partnered with the UT Arlington College of Architecture, Planning and Public Aff...

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