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  • We Love Football: Fantasy, Mystery and History

    It’s football season! Whether you want to lead your team to glory in the Library’s Dewey Decimators League (or your own league), or just relax with a good book, try some of these titles:

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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 for Kids to Sink Their Teeth Into

    Five Books for Kids to 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 […]

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    Fall 2014 Preschool Storytime Schedule

    Fall 2014 Preschool Storytime Schedule

    Raise a Reader! Monday, Sept. 8 – Saturday, Nov. 22.  Our age appropriate storytimes are designed to help you to help your child learn reading readiness, or Early Literacy. No registration required - attendance is first-come, first-served until seating capacity is reached. Call 703-228-5946 for more information. Reminder - On days when Arlington Public Schools are closed because […]

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    Author Video: Charlie Clark on "Arlington County Chronicles"

    Author Video: Charlie Clark on “Arlington County Chronicles”

    Journalist and local historian Charlie Clark discusses the new anthology of his popular “Our Man in Arlington” column, which runs in the Falls Church News-Press “Arlington County Chronicles” is full of surprising twists and turns across the timeline of  Arlington history, culture and urban growth. Mr. Clark previously spoke at Central Library in 2013, discussing […]

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    Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 5

    Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 5

    This pair of traitors used a variety of secret codes and ciphers for nearly 30 years before they were caught. Hint: You’ll want to number your ABCs with this kind of code. Instructions Decode the puzzle. Submit your solution (one per person). Find out if you were correct!   Your Answer