Book Clubs

A spooky evening with Rachel Caine

Spend a spooky evening with author, Rachel Caine, as she discusses her latest book Stillhouse Lake. Rachel Caine is the New York Times, USA Today, and #1 internationally bestselling author of more than 45 novels to date. A small reception will be held before a reading of the book, with Q&A after.

About Stillhouse Lake :

Gina Royal is the definition of average—a shy Midwestern housewife with a happy marriage and two adorable children. But when a car accident reveals her husband’s secret life as a serial killer,...

English Language Learners' Book Club

Whether you are in an ESL class and looking for more practice, waiting for the next semester of classes to begin, or looking to continue building fluency, the ESL Book Club is a great place to gather with us to read and discuss great books. In these groups, participants take turns reading aloud from interesting works and having conversations about them. With the guidance of the Club host, participants will develop vocabulary, work on pronunciation, and have a great time all-around!

Past Clubs have included The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo and Howl's Moving Castle...

Teen Zone

Did you know that our library has TWO Teen Centers that are open to ALL 6 th through 12 th grade students? Located at the East Branch Library and the Northeast Branch Library, they offer desktop computers, personal laptops, headphones, and other accessories for teens to check out anytime.

We provide a fun, safe social space for teens to chat, read, listen to music, work on school/ personal projects, surf the web, and engage in online competitive gaming. By the way gamers , we also offer a Playstation 3 & Wii at both locations!

Free ...

Stories to Our Children

Through a weekly 7 session workshop parents will have the opportunity to write a story for their children. Write a story for your child to treasure and be the one to inspire imagination and a lifelong love of reading and writing. Sessions are first come first served, must attend first session to participate in subsequent sessions. Choose the time and location that works best for you!

* Workshop at East Arlington Branch will be facilitated at two locations:

Session 1-3 at East Arlington Branch Sessions 4-7 at University of Texas Arlington, Center for Mexican American Studies...

NEA Big Read: The Things They Carried

Arlington Public Library book clubs will come together for an evening discussion of Tim O'Brien's classic novel of the Vietnam War, The Things They Carried . The event is part of NEA Big Read, in partnership with Tarrant County College, TCU’s Brite Divinity School, area libraries, community groups, and veteran’s organizations and is made possible by a grant from National Endowment for the Arts.

All events throughout the North Texas area are free and open to the public. For a schedule of events, see NEA...

Between Teens: A teen book club

What book are you reading? Have you always wanted to join a book club? Well here is your chance! Come hang out with other teens and experience different worlds through the pages of a book!

There are 10 available spots that will receive the book of the month for free. First come first served

Please come to Summer Reading Club Kickoff at the Northeast Branch to pickup the selected book for the month of June.

If you miss out on the free book you can still join! We will have the book of the month available for check out with your library...

Kids (and Parents) Book Club!

Obviously the family that reads together has the most fun together! Kids (and Parents) Book Club is just that: a book club for kids and parents! Kids and parents can read the book together or separately, and then use our meetings to talk about what they read. Every month we will meet and decide on our next book, so keep an eye out for our next read!

Our next meeting will be Monday, June 12, in the Woodland West Branch Library Community room at 4 p.m.

The book for June is Some Kind of...

Books on Tap: Book Slingers Book Club

Grab a beverage of your choice at the local watering hole, Kool Keg, and join us for an awesome book discussion.

Looking for a little less conversation, a little more reading? Be sure to check out our Silent Reading Party , also at Kool Keg.

Ages 21 and up.

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Books on Tap: Silent Reading Party

What is a "Silent Reading Party?" Exactly what it sounds like! Started by Christopher Frizelle, editor-in-chief of San Francisco's The Stranger , this literary movement has swept the nation and Arlington wants in on the action! Welcome to BOOKS ON TAP. We will be meeting downtown at the local watering hole, Kool Keg. Bring a book, enjoy a tasty beverage, and choose a cozy spot for an evening of relaxation and reading. Events are ages 21 and up. (Hipster glasses, optional).

Teen Book Trailer Challenge - LAB

We are counting down the days until we begin Summer Reading Club , and do we have a challenge for you!! Take out your phones, cameras, and tablets. Ready? Set? Read and Record!!

The Arlington Public Library invites teens, ages 12-18, to create a book trailer for our Teen Book Trailer Challenge during the...

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