Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Poetry, Financial Aid, Gardening and more!

There is always some event going on at the Central library or one of the branches. This month will be especially busy. Look for more events in May, such as a home organization workshop, and during the summer when we will be hosting our annual summer reading club. This year our theme is Vacation Readers go Everywhere.

While you are waiting for summer, take a look at what is coming up this month:

An Evening with Texas Poet Laureate Larry D. Thomas
April 14, 7-8:30 p.m. Southwest Branch

Please join us for An Evening With Larry D. Thomas. Mr. Thomas was appointed by the Texas Legislature as the 2008 Texas Poet Laureate. He retired in 1998 from a thirty-one year career in social service and adult criminal justice, and has since that time published eight collections of poems. His ninth poetry collection, New and Selected Poems, will be published by TCU Press in May 2008 as the fourth volume of the TCU Press Texas Poets Laureate Series. Mr. Thomas will read to the audience from his work.

Addendum: Mr. Thomas's book, "New and Selected Poems" is available at the Arlington Public Lirary

College Financial Aid
April 15 from 6 to 7 p.m. Southwest Branch

Need financial aid for college? Silvia BriceƱo from the Educational Opportunity Center will be available to advise interested adults, 18 years or older (U.S. citizens or legal residents), about financial aid to pay for college. You can receive information and assistance with admission and financial aid paperwork as well as career counseling and information about scholarships.Bring your questions and family members or friends who would also benefit from this FREE assistance! Space is limited so call the Southwest Branch at 817-459-6386 to register. Door prizes will be given!

Gardening in Texas: Joys and Challenges
April 20, 2-4 p.m. George W. Hawkes Central Library

Attend this program to hear local experts talk about gardening in Texas. Steve Chaney, Tarrant County Horticulture Extension Agent, will speak on Earth Kind Roses. John Darling of the Arlington Conservation Council will discuss gardening with native plants, composting and Texas Smartscaping. Please bring your questions for an informative event that will keep your garden in bloom all summer long!

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