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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.

children eating in cafeteria

YMCA branch for African-Americans started in 1903

In this 1959 photograph, a large group of kids eat in the cafeteria at the McDonald YMCA on Jones Street. McDonald-Southeast branch carries on the important work today.
Feb. 5, 2016

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Disciplinary Appeal of Termination: 9 a.m. Feb. 11, 2016; Room 623, 6th Floor, City Hall Annex, 908 Monroe.
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Sweetheart Social at Hillside (Seniors): 11 a.m. Feb. 11, 2016; Hillside Recreation Center, 1201 E. Maddox .

The Regional Transportation Council: 1 p.m. Feb. 11, 2016; Transportation Council Room, 1st Floor, 616 Six Flags Dr.
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Berry/University Urban Village Meeting: 6 p.m. Feb. 11, 2016; University United Methodist Church, 2416 West Berry St.

Responsible Pet Ownership Class (Spanish): 6 p.m. Feb. 11, 2016; Chuck Silcox Animal Care & Control Center, 4900 Martin Street.
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Trail Drivers Park Master Plan Meeting: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11, 2016; Diamond Hill Recreation Center, 1701 NE 36th St.

City Council Planning Retreat: 8:30 a.m. Feb. 12, 2016; Moncrief Cancer Institute, UT Southwestern, 400 W Magnolia.
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Senior Events: Health Fair: 11 a.m. Feb. 12, 2016; Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.

Parents' Night Out: Valentine's Day Edition: 6 p.m. Feb. 12, 2016; North Tri-Ethnic Neighborhood Center, 2950 Roosevelt Ave.

Daddy-Daughter Dance: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12, 2016; Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.

Responsible Pet Ownership Class: 9 a.m. Feb. 13, 2016; Chuck Silcox Animal Care & Control Center, 4900 Martin Street.
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Infrastructure & Transportation Committee: 2 p.m. Feb. 16, 2016; Pre-Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.

Pre-Council Meeting: 3 p.m. Feb. 16, 2016; Pre-Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.

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