A Fancy Dress and Literary-Themed Social Event for Adults

Presented by the Friends of the Arlington Public Library.


This year’s theme is Books and Bygones: A Lavish Night at the Library

The Lit Up Ball will feature:

  • Live music
  • Prizes awarded for best dressed (costumes are optional)
  • Raffle baskets
  • Scavenger hunt and prizes
  • Light appetizers and dessert
  • Drinks available for purchase with cash or credit.

This event is for ages 18+ only.


Tickets on sale from the Friends of the Arlington Public Library.

  • Early Bird tickets are $25 each, until February 16.
  • On February 17, tickets go up to $35 each.

A limited number of tickets will be available at the door, so be sure to buy in advance to ensure admission.


The Lit Up Ball was created in 2013 to raise community awareness of Library programs. The Friends of the Arlington Public Library is a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging and assisting the Library in providing high quality services and collections.


Friday, March 22, 2019
8:00pm - 11:00pm
Shirlington Branch Library
Events for Adults 18+ Only Good for Adults Age 55+ Good for Young Professionals (Lit Up)
Fun and Games Music Registration

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