Friends of the Richardson Public Library, Inc.
A 501(C)(3) Nonprofit

Annual Meeting and Dinner Featuring Great Italian Foods, Good People and a Terrific Crime Read By Author Kathleen Kent

The Friends of the Richardson Public Library is thrilled to announce our 2018 Annual Meeting and Dinner held on Tuesday, September 18th. Speaker will be New York Times Bestselling Author and Dallasite Kathleen Kent.

Kathleen Kent is the author of two best-selling novels, THE HERETIC’S DAUGHTER, for which she received the David J. Langum Sr. award for American Historical Fiction, and THE TRAITOR’S WIFE (published in hardcover as THE WOLVES OF ANDOVER). Her most recent historical fiction novel, THE OUTCASTS, was awarded the American Library Association’s “Top Pick” Historical Fiction in 2014 as well as being the recipient of a Will Rogers Medallion award for Western fiction. She has completed her fourth novel, THE DIME, based on a short story published in the crime anthology Dallas Noir.  Her novels are collectively published in 16 countries. 

This is a unique opportunity to interact with a top author in an intimate setting while enjoying the classic Italian fare of Aboca's. Don't miss your chance to meet this incredibly talented and award winner author - get your tickets today! (information/tickets)

FOL Book Sale
in the library basement program room 

Join us for another amazing book sale, featuring tens of thousands of books and other media, most priced $2.00 or less!

Friday 10/5/18           10-5pm
Saturday 10/6/18       10-5pm
Sunday 10/7/18           2-5pm


2017 Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to Po-Yu Liu! 

He is the winner of a $2,000 FOL Scholarship. 

Mr. Liu will attend the University of Texas at Dallas in the fall and will major in Computer Science. The FOL Dot McCalpin Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a college-bound student who exemplifies a love of learning and dedication to the service of the city and the community.

Follow Our Reads - Online Community Reading List

Readers in our community and friends of the Richardson Public Library are invited to participate in this Community Reading List. Readers submit a single book to share with fellow Richardson Readers.

The book is the one which can impact how we think as a community, offering insight in arts, health, wellness, culture, education, infrastructure, ethics, education, government, creativity, innovation, well-being, communication, business and technology or just one to be enjoyed. (more)

Win a Villy Custom bike with a submission to Follow Our Reads!

Friends of the Library celebrates the launch of Follow Our Reads with the raffle of a Villy Custom bike (details)

Annual Meeting and Dinner
Featuring Nancy Churnin

Bringing Back Forgotten, Diverse Heroes Through the Magic of Books

Nancy Churnin is the theater critic for The Dallas Morning News and the author of the picture books, The William Hoy Story, How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game.

Tuesday, September 27, 6:00pm
Aboca's Italian Grill (more)


InPerson Author Lecture Series

Tuesday, June 21st. 7-9:00pm

Wine, cheese & crackers and desserts with authors John T. Davis, Brent Douglass and James R. Dennis discussing their latest book - Ransom Island

The author of four funny, fast-paced novels of intrigue set on the Texas Gulf Coast, Miles Arceneaux is a one-of-a-kind writer. Or, to be precise, he is three-of-a-kind. The irreverent persona of “Miles” is the product of three friends, lifelong Texans, and Gulf Coast aficionados. more

Audio Book Challenge

Help your Friends raise $1000.00 to purchase audio books for the library. more

Annual Meeting and Dinner
Featuring Terry Martin

September 22nd at Aboca's Italian Grill more

Terry Martin’s long and distinguished career in the theatre has established him as one of this country’s leading actors, directors and arts administrators.  As WaterTower Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director for the last 15 years, Terry has placed an indelible stamp on the professional theatre scene in Texas through his stewardship of one of the nation’s fastest growing theatres.   During his tenure at WaterTower Theatre, the company has received 110 Dallas Theatre League Leon Rabin Award nominations and 19 Dallas-Fort Worth Critics’ Forum awards.

InPerson Author Lecture Series 

Dessert & Coffee with New York Times best selling author, Taylor Stevens.

Author of The Informationist, The Innocent, The Vessel, The Catch and The Doll. Her newest book, The Mask, hits news stands June 30th.

Taylor will talk about her journey from growing up as a child raised without an education in cult communes to becoming a bestselling novelist.

Thursday, June 11, 7-9pm more


The FOL has awarded two scholarship of $2000 each to library volunteers more

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Beyond Membership

If you have an interest in being a Volunteer, Committee Member, Director or Officer, please contact us about rewarding opportunities.

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