Neighborhood Network News: October 19, 2022
By Office of Communication
Posted on October 20, 2022, October 20, 2022

Early voting starts next week, find your voting location, celebrate those that have passed during the Arlington Public Library’s Dia de los Muertos Celebration, safely dispose of leftover prescription drugs during the Arlington Police Department’s Drug Take Back and learn how the library is now fine free in this week’s Neighborhood Network News.

Early Voting for the Nov. 8 Special Election Runs Oct. 24-Nov. 4

Early voting for the City of Arlington’s Nov. 8, 2022, Special Election begins Monday, Oct. 24 and runs through Friday, Nov. 4. Voters have seven locations in Arlington in which to cast their ballot. Learn more.

In Arlington, voters can choose whether or not to amend the City’s Charter relative to City Council term lengths.The City Council approved an ordinance in August to hold the special election, which will allow Arlington voters to vote “for” or “against” amendments to Sections 4 and 9 of Article IV and Section 2 of Article V of the City Charter to lengthen City Council terms from two years to three years. Click here to read more about the proposed charter amendments.

Celebrate Life with Arlington Public Library’s Día De Los Muertos Celebration

Join the Arlington Public Library as we celebrate and honor those who have passed on with our Día de los Muertos Celebration. The Celebration takes place Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the East Library and Recreation Center. Día de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, originates from Mexico and is a two-day celebration that runs from Nov. 1 through Nov. 2. The multi-day celebration involves family and friends gathering to pay respects to loved ones who have passed on. These celebrations are often fun and lively, as celebrants recall funny events about the departed. Learn more.

Arlington Police Department's Fall Drug Take Back Set for Oct. 29

The Arlington Police Department is hosting a prescription drug collection event at four collection sites in coordination with the US DEA’s National Drug Take Back Day. Residents can participate in an anonymous, safe disposal between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. Collection sites for the Oct. 29 event will include:

  • Walgreens: 4400 W. Green Oaks Blvd.
  • Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center: 620 W. Division St.
  • Medical City Arlington (Main Entrance on Hospital Drive): 3301 Matlock Road
  • South Arlington Police Service Center: 1030 SW Green Oaks Blvd.

Learn more about disposal guidelines.

Arlington Public Library Going Fine Free

Say goodbye to overdue fines! The Arlington Public Library is now fine free. That means patrons will no longer be charged for returning APL items past their due date. All library card holders will be free to read, watch, and listen to items in our collections without fear of late fees. Additionally, Arlington Public Library would like to welcome back patrons who have been unable to use the Library due to late fees. To make that happen, overdue fines currently on patrons’ accounts will be waived.

The Arlington Public Library has more than 550,00 items—from books, audiobooks, and DVDs, to kits, Chromebook, hotspots, and more. Patrons are encouraged to abide by due dates and return their items on time to ensure others access to the collection. Learn more.

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