Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Pumpkin-flavored drinks aren’t the only seasonal favorite making a return this fall. The Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library, our non-profit advocacy group, are putting on a fun variety of fundraising events! Meet local authors, enjoy community festivals, work on your fitness and find a great deal on a good book, all while supporting literacy and library services in Arlington.

North Texas Giving Day, September 19.  From 6:30-8 p.m., TEXT 70402 to vote for the FFAPL to win the $10,000 People's Choice Award!

The Friends and Foundation are taking part in North Texas Giving Day, an online donation event by Communities Foundation of Texas. This one-day event encourages north Texas residents to get up and give in support of their favorite community groups! FFAPL has participated in the past, with funds benefitting library projects.

Use this link to donate on September 19. FFAPL may benefit from matching funds, grants and drawings thanks to your participation.

Don’t miss the free Arlington Gives! concert to wrap up the day. Meet FFAPL and other Arlington nonprofits, enjoy food trucks, and see a free performance by Daphne Willis. While you’re there, vote for the FFAPL to receive a People’s Choice bonus grant. It’s a great way to celebrate community giving alongside other excited donors.

Fall Book Sale, September 18-22

The Fall Book Sale is back, with great deals on 80,000 gently used books and other items. Book lovers can count on finding a variety of items, arranged by category. Juvenile and children’s books, fiction, religion and foreign language are always main attractions, but you can also browse non-fiction, paperbacks, mysteries and more. Check out the non-print section for audio-visual items like CDs, DVDs, records, puzzles, and even toys.

The Fall Book Sale takes place at Meadowbrook Recreation Center, 1400 East Dugan St., Arlington, TX 76010.

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2-7 p.m. FFAPL members only (memberships are available at the door)
  • Thursday, September 19, 2-7 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday, September 20-21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Half price day. 4:14-5:30 p.m., teachers and non-profits only (ID required, $5 suggested donation)

Volunteer opportunities are available. Click here for more details and to sign up.

Book It 5K, September 28, 2019

Book It 5K and 1-Mile is a fundraiser benefiting the Arlington Public Library System that will bring the community together for a morning of healthy fun. Early registration is available through September 13 and starts at $20 a runner. A virtual runner option is available as well!

The event will begin and end at the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. Warm up is at 7:30 a.m., followed by the 1 Mile Fun Run at 8 a.m., 5k at 8:30 a.m., and awards at 9:30 a.m.

Book and Author Luncheon, October 10

Join FFAPL for an elegant, ticketed luncheon highlighting local authors. This season’s luncheon features Ron Tyler and Brigitte Gawenda Kimichik. Mr. Tyler is the former director of the Amon Carter Museum and is the author of The Art of Texas. Ms. Kimichick is the co-author of Play Nice: Playground Rules for Respect in the Workplace.

Tickets are required and are $30 a person. Tickets are available online until October 3. Click here to purchase yours. The luncheon will take place at the Shady Valley Country Club, 4001 W. Park Row Dr., Arlington, TX 76013.