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    Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day by studying proper high seas grammar with Mango Languages. And in between sessions on vocabulary and accent, these books and movies will get you in a piratical spirit:

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    New Flame: "Landline"

    New Flame: “Landline”

    “This couple knows each other through and through, which is an entirely different kind of  romantic.” Library readers share their favorite books  - the ones they spend 10 minutes enthusing over, until you agree to read them too. This New Flame is especially exciting because its author will be at Central Library on Monday, Sept. 22.   Landline […]

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    What to Read While You're Waiting for "All the Light We Cannot See"

    What to Read While You’re Waiting for “All the Light We Cannot See”

    Stories of everyday lives affected by World War II   Suite Française by Irene Nemirovksy The epic novel of life under Nazi occupation, discovered 62 years after the author’s tragic death at Auschwitz.       English Patient by Michael Ondaatje Four damaged lives intersect in an Italian villa at the end of World War […]

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    Ann Patchett: Be Inspired Twice in October

    Ann Patchett: Be Inspired Twice in October

    Two Special Programs for Fans of the Wonderful Ann Patchett   The Living Library Sunday, Oct. 5, 1 p.m., Central Library Auditorium Have you been introduced to new ideas and new perspectives by Ann Patchett’s books? Have you been so inspired by one of her stories that you wanted to learn more? “The Living Library” is […]

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    Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 10

    Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 10

    This Soviet recruiter must not have been very good at his job… One of his targets had suspicions about his motives from their very first meeting and enlisted the FBI to set a successful and elaborate plan to trap him. Hint: Julius Caesar often gets credited with inventing this kind of code. The key to […]

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    Video: Elizabeth Drew on Nixon's Fate

    Video: Elizabeth Drew on Nixon’s Fate

    Elizabeth Drew, Journalist as Historian Arlington Public Library was honored to host journalism great Elizabeth Drew almost 40 years to the day that Richard Nixon flew away from the White House, leaving power and scandal behind. Celebrating a new printing of her classic “Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon’s Downfall,” Ms. Drew was candid, […]

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    Rainbow Fairies Fly Off the Shelves

    Rainbow Fairies Fly Off the Shelves

    Are There Fairies in Your Garden? Young readers at the Glencarlyn Branch Library love the Rainbow Fairies Series so much that we can hardly keep the books on our shelves… Luckily, we have many of the over 50 titles in downloadable eBook as well as print!