All-the-Time Happenings

Felted Mouse Reading


Storytime is every Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 AM.  We read just as long as our audience is still listening…sometimes one book, sometimes three!


First Saturday Story Timeat Great Harvest Bread Co.

First Saturday Storytime

On the first Saturday of every month, Miss Lee will be reading some of the best storybooks around. Enjoy breakfast and a cup of coffee, along with some great books!



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Yoga and Mindfulness Book Club

The Yoga and Mindfulness Book Club will NOT meet in June but will be back with two books for July! Join yoga teacher Jennifer Malloy for gentle standing and chair yoga, followed by a discussion of “Yoga and the Quest for the True Self” and “The Little Book of Mindfulness” on Wednesday, July 10, at 6:30 pm. No mats needed!

To buy both and register for the class – $30
Already own the book? Register for the class – $12

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Third Thursday Book Club

Early risers, rejoice! Join us for coffee and pastries at 9:30 am on Thursday, June 20, to discuss Babydoll. 




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A Novel Idea: YA Book Club

Are you a teen who loves to read? We have a book club just for you! Join us on the last Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7 pm as we discuss the book of the month. On May 29, we’ll be discussing East by Edith Pattou. Can’t wait to see you!



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Last Monday Book Club

Calling all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders! The Last Monday Book Club is just for YOU! We will meet on Monday, May 20 (the last Monday is Memorial Day), from 5 to 6 pm to talk about Word of Mouse.





Upcoming Happenings

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Eugy Workshop

Dragon?  Owl?  Clownfish?  Unicorn?  Tiger?  What will you choose?  Come on Friday, May 17, at 4 pm, to build a Eugy with your bookshop friends. Call to reserve your Eugy today!



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Bullet Journaling 2.0

Once you get the basics of bullet journaling, it’s time to have fun! Our bullet journal expert Lisa will take you through all the ways to embellish your bullet journal to make it both functional and beautiful.  (May class to be announced.)

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Monkey and Dog's Game Night

Last month’s Game Night was great! Get a babysitter for the kids, and come challenge our expert game-players on Friday, May 24, from 6 to 7:30 pm.



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Monkey and Dog's Game Day

Ready to play?  We’ve got some great games to teach you; OR come challenge our staff on Saturday, May 25, from 11 am to noon.



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Bullet Journaling 101

Our bullet journal expert Lisa will teach you the basics of bullet journaling. Find out why bullet journals are so very effective in managing your hectic life! Purchase a journal at Monkey and Dog, and the class is free. Call 817-489-5747 to reserve your place!



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Author Event

Help us welcome Texas author F. Anthony Falcon as he reads from and signs copies of his new book, Be Brave, Be Brave, Be Brave, on Wednesday, May 22 a 4 pm!





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Mandala Blossom Cards Workshop

Zentangle® is a relaxing way to draw, no art skills or training are required. Join Suzanne McNeill, author of many Zentangle books, to learn the relaxing method of Zentangle. Draw graceful designs with elegant scrolls and patterns to create Mandala Circle designs on dimensional cards. Infinite  designs radiate out from the dimensional opening to surprise and delight the viewer. We will add a colorful jewel in the center to enhance the design. Just sit back and enjoy the process of creating something extraordinary.

Thursday evening May 30  –  6:00 to 8:00 pm

Cost is $20. All supplies are included!


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Pocket-Sized Leather Sketchbook/Journal Workshop

Join Suzanne McNeill on Thursday, June 6, from 5 to 8 pm to learn how to bind a genuine leather sketchbook or journal with an interesting closure.  Prepare papers, pages and creative inserts.  We will cut or tear paper for the pages in class.  Make your very own 5×6” book (worth $65) with 64 – 72 pages.

Cost is $35 – includes a ‘kit’ with Leather cover, professional thread, needle, hand-made end papers, and closure.

Supplies to bring: Please bring paper for the pages. You will need 1 sheet of 140# paper – Fabriano or Fluid work best, CP or HP (please don’t bring Arches) – OR paper is available in the studio – One 22 x 30″ sheet for $4.00.

Past Happenings

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Storywalk with Author Dianna Aston at the BRIT

To celebrate National Public Gardens Week, the Botanical Research Institute of Texas is hosting award-winning children’s book author Dianna Hutts Aston, whose book “A Butterfly Is Quiet” inspired the new storywalk. Monkey and Dog Books will be there, and we hope to see you at this free family event!

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Essential Oils Explained with Dana Settle

Stress levels too high? Not sleeping? Seasonal sniffles and sneezes? Join Dana Settle as she explains essential oils and their uses – personal and household. We will meet on Wednesday, May 15, at 6 pm. To save your seat, text Dana at 817-475-0893.


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Marimba Concert

Monkey and Dog Books presents an evening of live music performed by marimbaist Rich Malloy. Rich has performed around the world for over 20 years and is bringing his music to West 7th! Cost per person is $14. Light appetizers will be served.



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Zentangle Workshop

Instructor Suzanne McNeil, winner of the Craft and Hobby Association’s Industry Achievement Award and author of over 200 books, is coming to Monkey and Dog to teach us how to Zentangle on Thursday, March 28, from 6 to 8 pm! If you’ve always wanted to know how to enjoy this fun and relaxing art, now’s your chance. The cost is $20, which includes all supplies. 




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Author Signing

Join us as author and illustrator Ben Hatke reads from and signs copies of his books on Monday, February 4, starting at 5:30 pm. 


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Texas Author Signing

Austin author Chris Barton will be stopping by Monkey & Dog to read from and sign his books on Thursday, January 17, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. We’ll see you here!


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Local Author Signing

Join us as we welcome North Texas author Anna LeBaron, author of the searing memoir of how she escaped from her father’s cult, “The Polygamist’s Daughter.” She will read from and sign copies of her book on Saturday, January 19, starting at 1 pm.


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Poem in Your Pocket Day | April 30

We are celebrating National Poetry Month at Monkey and Dog Books! You should see some of the great books of poetry we have! No, seriously. You should come see them. They’re amazing! We have been posting some of our favorite poems to help celebrate this month, all leading up to Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 30, when we will have poems that you can keep in your pocket for you!