Fundraising Events

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Friends of the Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Arlington Public Library hold booksales twice a year, in the spring and the fall. The Friends always need volunteers to help prepare for and staff the book sale. People are always needed for sorting and pricing materials. No experience is necessary – training will be provided.

Red barrels for book donations are located at all Arlington Fire Stations.

March 30 – April 3, 2016

Meadowbrook Recreation Center

1400 Dugan St.

What you can find:

Fiction
Unique Treasures Area
Reference
Records
Videos – DVDs
Sheet Music
Paperbacks
Non-fiction
Children’s section
Books on tape and CDs
Paperbacks and Hardcovers
Books for all ages

We Cannot Accept:
Please recycle the following items. If donated to the library, items in this category will be recycled and will NOT be added to the collection OR sent to the Friends for their book sale.
• All magazines
• Paperbacks in poor condition: books that are soiled, torn, yellowed, or missing/loose pages
• Music on tape or 8 track
• VHS tapes

Volunteer

The Friends of the Arlington Public Library also need volunteers to help prepare for and staff the book sale. People are always needed for sorting and pricing materials. No experience is necessary – training will be provided

For more information on the book sale or to volunteer, call 817-548-9768.
Email inquires to: fapl@sbcglobal.net.

Promotional assistance provided by the Star-Telegram

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FAPL Author and Book Luncheon

Friends of the Library Book and Author Luncheons

The Friends of the Arlington Public Library hold Book & Author Luncheons twice a year, in the spring and the fall.

Friday, October 30, 2015, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Cacharel Restaurant & Grand Ballroom

2221 East Lamar Blvd. – 7th Floor
Arlington, Texas 76006

Attendees will enjoy lunch and a presentation by the authors, followed by a sale and signing of the featured books.

2015 Featured Authors

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Kellie Coates Gilbert

Kellie Coates Gilbert’s novels not only explore the heart issues that matter most to women, but often allow readers an inside peek into her former legal world.

Kellie Coates Gilbert is known for thrilling readers with her fast-paced, highly emotional contemporary stories for women. RT Book Reviews called Kellie’s writing “crisp and deft storytelling.” Her books have often been Pulpwood Queen selections and Library Journal chose A Woman of Fortune as one of their Best Books of 2014. A former legal investigator, Kellie spent nearly twenty-five years working in courtrooms and behind the scenes of some of the largest and most well-known cases in America. Her books not only explore the heart issues that matter most to women, but often allow readers an inside peek into her former legal world.

 

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Carole Nelson Douglas

Fort Worth author of 62 novels.

In 1984, Carole Nelson Douglas left her award-winning reporting/editing newspaper career in St. Paul to write fiction full-time in Fort Worth, penning 53 of her 62 novels here, many of them mysteries. She is the New York TimesNotable Book of the Year author of the first novel to feature a woman from the Sherlock Holmes stories as a protagonist, Irene Adler in “Good Night, Mr. Holmes.” She’s also a USA Today-bestselling author who created Midnight Louie, feline PI, a hard-boiled, philosophizing black-cat sleuth with the soul of Dahshiell Hammett’s Sam Spade, Damon Runyon, and a tad of Mrs. Malaprop.

How to purchase tickets?

  1. Click the Donate Button. In the box that reads “Friends of the Arlington Public Library,” enter the amount you are donating (tickets are $25/person).
  2. Enter and submit your name, credit card information, address, phone number, and email.
  3. On the review screen, click on “Add special instructions to the seller” and type in Book & Author
  4. Submit donation – you will receive an onscreen and email receipt.

If you have questions, please contact the Friends of the Arlington Public Library at 817-548-9768 or by email at fapl@sbcglobal.net.

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