Our signature series brings authors and readers together to talk about the important topics of our time.
In 2024, Arlington Public Library’s long-running signature author talk program Arlington Reads will celebrate the work and legacy of acclaimed author, poet, screenwriter and civil rights activist James Baldwin (1924-1987). Baldwin’s work had a profound impact on contemporary American identity, as his contributions challenged America on its promises of equality and justice.Read More
Arlington Reads promotes literacy, the joy of reading and intergenerational participation. 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, Roxane Gay, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Colum McCann, Tim O’Brien, Ann Patchett, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Zadie Smith, Elizabeth Strout, Colson Whitehead and many more.
Arlington Reads is made possible in part through the generous support of the Friends of the Arlington Public Library.