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The Kindness Project

The Arlington Public Library invites you to care for yourself and your community by joining them in a month-long celebration of kindness. The Kindness Project takes place across all Arlington Public Library locations, including the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, and will run from March 26 through April 30, 2022. Programs range from yoga, sound baths, and mediations to wellness fairs, blood drives, and much more. Through this initiative, APL hopes to inspire Arlington residents to be kind in a variety of ways.

“Kindness can be expressed in a variety of ways,” APL Program Specialist Tamera Miller said. “Kindness to yourself means taking care of your body and soul. It can also mean helping, volunteering, and being active in your community. Kindness to the environment can mean recycling, sustainable habits.”

While supplies last, be sure to pick up your free Kindness Kit that includes a copy of Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community by The Born This Way Foundation Reporters and Lady Gaga. This book is a compilation of projects initiated by people inspired to make a difference in their community. 

Visit the Downtown Library or any library location to learn more about this initiative and how to participate, and click on this link for more details about the event listing below.


Kindness Kit pick-up: Saturday, March 26, 2022, 10 a.m. - noon at all library locations

Sound Bath and Meditations: Monday, March 28, 2022, 6 p.m.

The Next Right Thing with Author Shaundale Rénā: Saturday, April 2, 2022, 1 p.m.

  • Join author Shaundale Rénā as she speaks on the importance of self-care and taking time to listen to your inner voice of reason as it pertains to the next right thing for you. This topic connects with mindfulness in the space of mental wellness and community service. 

Introduction to Qigong: Monday, April 4, 2022, noon

Affirmation Bracelets workshop: Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 4 p.m.

Coffee & Chat: Saturday, April 9, 2022, 11 a.m. at the Downtown Library (visit the APL website for more dates and locations)

  • Join the APL for Coffee & Chats throughout the community to discuss your thoughts on the book Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community by Lady Gaga and what impact you can have in your community.

Meditation for Relaxation: Monday, April 11, 2022, 6 p.m.

Everyone’s a Poet: Thursday, April 14, 2022, 4 p.m.

Sustainable Landscaping: Saturday, April 16, 2022, 11 a.m. (registration required)

Coffee & Chat: Monday, April 18, 2022, noon at The University of Texas at Arlington

Yoga for Relaxation: Monday, April 18, 2022, 6 p.m.

Upcycled Art: Book Folding: Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 4 p.m.

Community Care Fair: Saturday, April 23, 2022, 10 a.m. at the Bob Duncan Center

Tai Chi: Monday, April 25, 2022, noon

Giving Back to your Community with Council Member Raul Gonzalez: Thursday, April 28, 2022, 6 p.m.

Be the Change in your Community with the national award-winning civic engagement students from Tarrant County College Southeast: Thursday, April 28, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

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