Arlington Reads brings authors and readers together to talk about the important topics of our time.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, discussed her novel "Americanah," for Arlington Reads 2015.
Arlington Reads Author Series Asks Who Are We the People?
Arlington Public Library kicks off the 2020 Arlington Reads spring series with five of the most thought-provoking authors of our time: Roxane Gay, Laila Lalami, Rebecca Traister, Valeria Luiselli and Brooke Gladstone.
The spring series authors transcend genre, medium and subject to wrestle with our political and social moment and tackle complex questions of identity and belonging. With humor, fervor and compassion, they explore what our duties and obligations are to each other, our nation and our world.
As these writers probe the nature of justice and equality today, they show us that, even with all our imperfections, we can move together to form a more perfect Union for a more equitable tomorrow. Arlington Reads asks us, "Who are We the People?" What will our answer be?
Join the conversation on March 10, 7 p.m., at Central Library with revered social critic and author Roxane Gay in conversation with Diane Kresh.
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Arlington Reads, a community engagement program of Arlington Public Library, promotes literacy, the joy of reading and intergenerational participation.
“The program brings together people to talk about books and the important topics of our time,” said Library Director Diane Kresh.
Since its inception in 2006, Arlington Reads has featured both national and international fiction and nonfiction authors and cultural icons, such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Wendell Berry, Katherine Boo, Matthew Desmond, Anthony Doerr, Richard Ford, Colum McCann, Tim O’Brien, Ann Patchett, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Elizabeth Strout and Zadie Smith.
Arlington Reads is made possible in part through the generous support of the Friends of the Arlington Public Library.
Arlington Reads Archive
2019 - Our Stories, Ourselves
2019 - Michael W. Twitty
2018 - Beth Macy
2018 - Zadie Smith
2018 - Habitats for Inhumanity
2017 - Why Fiction Matters
2016 - The Human Displacement of WWII
2015 - Being Black in America
2014 - Dazed and Confused: Boomer Angst
2013 - Out of Bounds: the Immigrant Experience
2012 - Life, Love, Loss
2011 - The Soldier's Story
2010 - Know What You Eat
2009 - Inside the Supreme Court