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The City of Fort Worth's City News presents a weekly article highlighting a local history topic using photographs found in the Library's archives. The Fort Worth Library has approximately 10,000 items pertaining to the history of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. These items include city and county government documents, newspapers, directories, cemetery association records, maps as well as popular and scholarly books written by local authors or about local subjects. To learn more, call 817-392-7740 or email the Genealogy, History and Archives Section.

revelers at 1984 Oktoberfest

Roll out the barrel for Oktoberfest

The annual Oktoberfest was organized by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra beginning in 1970.
Oct. 2, 2015

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Mayor's Committee on Persons with Disabilities - Core Group: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 7, 2015; Community Meeting Room, Ella Mae Shamblee Library , 1062 Evans Ave.
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Senior Events: Field Trip to the Texas State Fair: 8 a.m. Oct. 8, 2015; Fort Worth Community Centers.

Mayor's Committee on Persons with Disabilities: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 8, 2015; Community Meeting Room, Ella Mae Shamblee Library, 1062 Evans Ave.
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Regional Transportation Council: 1 p.m. Oct. 8, 2015; Transportation Council Room, 1st Floor, 616 Six Flags Dr.
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Montgomery Street Project Meeting: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8, 2015; UNT Health Science Center, Medical Education & Training Building, 1st Floor, Room 1255, 1000 Montgomery Street.

Hillside's Parents Night Out: 8 p.m. Oct. 9, 2015; Hillside Community Center, 1201 East Maddox Ave.

ArtsGoggle: noon Oct. 10, 2015; Near Southside.

Hillside's Kid's Day Out: 7:30 a.m. Oct. 12, 2015; Hillside Community Center, 1201 E. Maddox St.

Historic and Cultural Landmarks Commission: 2 p.m. Oct. 12, 2015; City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.

Westcreek Bike & Pedestrian Connections Pre-construction Meeting: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12, 2015; South Hills Christian Church, 3200 Bilglade.

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