We're now accepting book donations. Please bring large donations to Central Library where there are carts by the first floor entrance doors. Thank you!
Our next Book Sale is October 3-6. Click here for more information.

Library Friends

Video: Ann Patchett talk at Arlington Central Library

Novelist, non-fiction writer, PEN/Faulkner award and Guggenheim fellowship winner Ann Patchett spoke at Central Library on Oct. 23 at an event made possible by the Friends of the Arlington Library. The acclaimed author, essayist, book store co-owner and dog lover drew a devoted overflow crowd for her Arlington Reads Extra appearance.

Arlington Reads Extra Author Event: Ann Patchett in Person on the Writing Life

Novelist, non-fiction writer, PEN/Faulkner Award and Guggenheim Fellowship winner Ann Patchett visits the Arlington Public Library’s Central branch auditorium on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. to discuss the writing life and how she has created such a remarkable body of work. She’ll discuss the writing life and her rich, poignant array of works. Patchett’s career …

Arlington Reads Extra Author Event: Ann Patchett in Person on the Writing Life Read More »

2014 Featured Author Event – Richard Ford

April 24, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Richard Ford will be interviewed at Central Library Auditorium by Jeffrey Brown of the “PBS NewsHour.” His “Independence Day” was the first book ever awarded both the Pulitzer Prize and the Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction. His Arlington Reads featured title, “The Sportswriter,” established and shared with “Independence Day” the yearning, anguished …

2014 Featured Author Event – Richard Ford Read More »

2014 Featured Author Event – Ann Beattie

April 10, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Ann Beattie will be on stage for a conversation with Library Director Diane Kresh  at Arlington Central Library Auditorium. Ann Beattie’s Arlington Reads featured title, “The New Yorker Stories,” collects legendary works from the previous four decades for which she won the PEN/Malamud Award for achievement in the short story form …

2014 Featured Author Event – Ann Beattie Read More »

Puzzle Festival Moved to Reed Gymnasium in Westover

Due to a planned Dominion Power disruption on Saturday, November 2, the 2013 Arlington Puzzle Festival has been moved to the Reed School gymnasium, adjacent to the Westover Branch Library. Reed School Gymnasium 1644 N. McKinley Rd, Arlington VA 22205 Public Transportation Options Public Parking is available on North McKinley Rd., and behind the Reed …

Puzzle Festival Moved to Reed Gymnasium in Westover Read More »

Fall Book Sale!

Friends of the Arlington Library is inviting you to the Fall Book Sale! September 26 – 29, 2013 at Arlington Central Library parking garage  Thursday, Sept 26, 5:30 – 9pm FOAL Members Only (membership available at the door) Friday, Sept 27, 10am – 6pm open to all Saturday, Sept 28,  10am – 6pm open to all Sunday, …

Fall Book Sale! Read More »

September 28, 2013: Eight-Thirteen Ball

Eight-Thirteen Ball Benefitting the Friends of the Arlington Public Library and the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Initiative September 28 – 8pm to 11pm @ The Artisphere – 1101 Wilson Blvd, Arlington VA Enjoy a night out to celebrate literature and support literacy in our community.  The Eight-Thirteen Ball is a literary-themed fancy dress social event created …

September 28, 2013: Eight-Thirteen Ball Read More »