Dallas Festival of Books and Ideas, Summer in the City, at Dallas Public Library


June 01, 2019
12:00 AM


J. Erik Jonsson Central Library View map
1515 Young Street,

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Saturday, June 1, 10am–6pm

Kick off summer at Dallas Public Library with a festival of books, authors and reading on every floor of the Central Library. Listen to writers talk about their work, discover a new author and learn about the publishing process from people who’ve done it. Plus, add to the community quilt in the mini quilt show and find the next great read in the Friends of the Dallas Public Library’s Book Cellar.

While you’re at the library, all ages can sign up for the Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge. Plus, teens can stick around after the festival to see local youth compete in the first Teen Rap Battle.

For more details on this and more events, visit dallasbookfestival.org. This event is made possible thanks to the Freda Gail Stern Fund of the Friends of the Dallas Public Library.

The Dallas Festival of Books & Ideas, May 28 – June 1, is a city-wide event aimed at energizing the people of Dallas through the power of books and ideas. A partnership between Dallas Public Library, the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, The Dallas Morning News and the Dallas Museum of Art, the festival takes place at multiple sites. For a complete list of events, visit dallasinstitute.org/dallasfestival.