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    Love a good thriller? Try one of these books by some of the best new authors of modern mystery fiction:

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    YA Author Interview: Becky Albertalli

    YA Author Interview: Becky Albertalli

    A Sweet, Romantic Look at Growing Up in the Tumblr Age Becky Albertalli’s debut, “Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda” is making waves on the best seller charts and was recently reviewed in O Magazine and Entertainment Weekly. We’re excited to have the chance to ask Ms. Albertalli some questions about her writing process and […]

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    OverDrive Features for Dyslexic and Visually Impaired Readers

    OverDrive Features for Dyslexic and Visually Impaired Readers

    Do You Find Reading Traditional Books a Challenge? These features in the OverDrive app are specifically designed to make reading easier on the eyes – and your brain. Please note: The following screenshots are of the iPhone OverDrive app; settings for other devices may vary.     Dyslexic Font (regular type or bold) Standard fonts […]

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    Adichie Dazzles Tremendous Arlington Reads Crowd

    Adichie Dazzles Tremendous Arlington Reads Crowd

    For the night, Arlington Central Library belonged to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  On hand May 7 to discuss her novel “Americanah,” the featured fiction title of Arlington Reads 2015, the Nigerian author drew hundreds of passionate readers to the library auditorium plus two remote viewing locations in the building. Complete video of the program will be […]

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    Voices of Little Saigon in Clarendon: Public Art on View at Central Library

    Voices of Little Saigon in Clarendon: Public Art on View at Central Library

    Public Art and Oral Histories Honor Clarendon’s Vietnamese Heritage On May 9, 2015, artist Khánh H. Lê’s temporary public installation will be on display in the fountain of Clarendon Central Park for “Echoes of Saigon,” a multimedia celebration honoring the journey of Clarendon’s Vietnamese community during the late 1970’s and 1980’s. In addition to the […]

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    Wakefield High School Photographers on Exhibit

    Wakefield High School Photographers on Exhibit

    April Showers Bring May Flowers On exhibit at the Columbia Pike Branch Library, May 2015.   Brought to you through a partnership with Arlington Public Schools and Arlington Public Library.   Learn more about Art Exhibits at the Library.  

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    We Loved "Take Your Kids to Work Day"

    We Loved “Take Your Kids to Work Day”

    For this year’s Bring Your Child to Work Day, librarians Anne and Raquel introduced Arlington County employees’ kids (and their parents) to some of the cool things the Library does. The kids also learned about Arlington’s Nature Centers, and County government.   We had a great time – and we think the kids did, too! […]