Friends Events

The Friends of the University Park Public Library 
Programs and Events ~ 2017

 The Importance of Being Ernest Hemingway

November 17, 2017

A speaking engagement with the ever-popular Dr. Elliot Engel.  A scholar, performer, and storyteller, his infectious enthusiasm and radiant wit create an imaginative and delightful presentation.

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Program starts at 7 p.m.  Check-in and refreshments at 6:30 p.m. @ University Park Methodist Church - 4024 Caruth Blvd.
Tickets: $35

Register and pay online or mail check made out to
"Friends of the UPPL" with your name, email, and number of guests to:  
Friends of the UPPL
3419 Westminster, Suite 335-G
Dallas, TX  75205

Splash Bash - Friday, May 26
Bring the entire family to a private pool party at the Holmes Aquatic Center to benefit UP Public Library.
Here’s your chance to get a jump on pool season, spend time with family and friends and benefit your neighborhood library.  Come to the Friends’ 3rd annual Splash Bash!  On Friday, May 26, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. enjoy a cookout dinner with hamburgers and hot dogs, music, the main pool and diving boards, the water slide and sprayground.  Lifeguards will be on duty.
Reserve your spot and get a discount price when you join the 2017 Friends of the UPPL. Tickets are $50 for a Friends-member family pass, $75 for a non-member family pass and $15 for individuals.  Register online or mail a check, with the number in your group and an email address, to Friends of UPPL, 3419 Westminster, Suite 335-G, Dallas, TX 75205. 

Once on the site, click on the Special Events tab to reserve your tickets.  If they are available, tickets at the gate will be $15 per person for those age 3 and up.  Please note, the rainout date for this event is Friday, August 25.

Generously underwritten by:

Past Events:

Hometown Heroes Sports Talk - Thursday, February 9 - 7 p.m.

Highland Park High School - Palmer Auditorium

All-Star Panel Lineup includes:

Tom Grieve - Former Texas Ranger player, general manager, and current broadcaster
Marty Turco - Former All-Star goalie for the Dallas Stars and NHL Network analyst
Chad Morris - SMU Head Football Coach  
Chris Young - HPHS graduate and Kansas City Royals pitcher

Online Tickets - $20 for adults and $10 for students

At the door - $25 for adults and $12 for students

Benefiting the Friends of the University Park Public Library

Preferred seating for current 2017 Friends members.  Get your tickets now, seats are limited.

Underwritten by - Allie Beth Allman & Associates


Click on the dates below to view photos from past Friends' events

March 2015 – Dr. Elliot Engel presents Scarlett Fever
January 2015 -- Laura Lane McNeal, author of Dollbaby
October 2014 – Friends Patron Party
September 2014 – Dennis Simon, Ph.D. presents The Hurricane of 2014 – What Category?
September 2014 – Annual Meeting of the Friends of the UPPL