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  • We’re Thinking About Ferguson…

    From “Do the Right Thing” to “Fruitvale Station”: In light of the current tumult in Missouri, we're turning to these books and films as we explore the issues involved:

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    Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 7

    Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 7

    This home to many clandestine activities has become a symbol of the U.S. military. Hint: This cipher was once (or maybe still is) used by the Freemasons. Instructions Decode the puzzle. Submit your solution (one per person). Find out if you were correct!   Your Answer      

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    Let the Games Begin: Library Fantasy Football Already Scores

    Let the Games Begin: Library Fantasy Football Already Scores

    Our first annual Arlington Public Library Fantasy Football League is a hit and we’re still only in pre-season mode! Eighteen players were on hand for our Fantasy Football 101 presentation earlier this month and that meant one league was immediately full. So we created a second league to keep up with demand: the Dewey Decimators 2.0. […]

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    Five New Picture Books to Soothe School Anxiety

    Five New Picture Books to Soothe School Anxiety

    Is your little one anxious about starting school? These books can help kids feel more comfortable taking on new challenges and meeting new people:   Rufus Goes to School By Kim T. Griswell, illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev Rufus loves looking through his favorite book. The only problem is that he doesn’t know how to read […]

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    Get In a Lit Up Ball Mood

    Get In a Lit Up Ball Mood

    With Every Actor to Play Bond on the Big Screen Films will be shown at the Shirlington Branch Library on Tuesday nights at 6:00 p.m. Vote for your favorite Bond after every film, and enter to win tickets to the 2014 Lit Up Ball. Ticket winners will be announced October 15.   Screenings in Chronological Order by […]

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    Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 6

    Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 6

    This location was utilized at different times by opposing sides during the Civil War because it was ideally suited for one purpose: to keep an eye on Washington. Hint: These kinds of puzzles derived from the stories told by carefully selected images in medieval heraldry. Instructions Decode the puzzle. Submit your solution (one per person). […]

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    Five Books Kids Will Sink Their Teeth Into

    Five Books Kids Will Sink Their Teeth Into

    Plus Two Shark DVDs Does your elementary schooler love sharks? Check out these age appropriate books and DVDs, to help you celebrates shark week anytime:   For Grades K – 3 Nugget and Fang: Friends Forever – or Snack Time? writen by Tammi Sauer, illustrated by Michael Slack Everyone knows that minnows and sharks can’t be […]