Read Across Texas


Read Across Texas


The Lewisville Library is proud to participate in Read Across Texas, an initiative from the Texas State Library & Archives Commission and the Texas Center for the Book, designed to encourage communities to engage in tough but important conversations. In 2017, Read Across Texas: The Veteran Experience invites Texans to use books as a bridge to talk about veteran issues. During the month of October, the Lewisville Library will host a variety of events, including information sessions for veterans and their families, a book discussion, movie screening, and a display of veteran artwork.



Read Across Texas Featured Titles

billy lynn's lone halftime walk     white donkey     what it is like to go to war     You Know When the Men Are Gone

Note: The above selections contain adult content and may not be appropriate for teens and children.


Click HERE for a full suggested reading list for Adults.

Click HERE for suggested titles for Children and Teens.


Read Across Texas Events at Lewisville Public Library


Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Book Discussion: Thursday, October 5, 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Crawford Meeting Room
Film Viewing: Sunday, October 8, 1:30 p.m. | Bennett Program Room
Experience the novel and watch the film adaptation of Ben Fountain’s remarkable debut novel, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, a razor-sharp satire set in Texas during America's war in Iraq. The story explores the gaping national disconnect between the war at home and the war abroad. The film is rated R.  Attendees of the film viewing who are under 17 will need to be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. 

Higher Education for Veterans
Saturday, October 14, 2-3:30 p.m.
Did you serve in the Military? Are you interested in going to college for the first time or going back to finish your degree? Come join us for an informational session with UNT’s Student Veterans Services Office to learn about the benefits that you have as a veteran to fund school, and how the Student Veterans Service Office can help you succeed in higher education. Registration preferred, but not required. To register, visit the Library or call 972.219.3779.

Local Veterans Resources Panel
Monday, October 23, 7-8:30 p.m.
Join a panel of representatives from a variety of local veteran services organizations as they share the resources and tools they provide to support veterans and their families. Panel will include representatives from Denton County Veterans Services, United Way of Denton County, and Goodwill's VetWorthy.

Job Seeking for Veterans
Wednesday, October 25, 6:30-8 p.m.
Get ready for the Hiring Red, White & You! state-wide job fair specifically for veterans and their spouses! In this session, work with a local Veterans Career Advisor to prepare yourself and your resume for this job fair. Registration for the Library's Jobseeking for Veterans session is recommended. To register, call 972.219.3779.

The 2017 Hiring Red, White & You! Job Fair will be held simultaneously in different cities throughout Texas on November 9. The DFW area location will be at Gilley's Dallas, 1135 S. Lamar St, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 


Local Resources for Texas Veterans & Families

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