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  • The Perfect Leading Man?

    He has it all: looks, brains, bravery and wealth. But he doesn't have much choice in the realm of acceptable professions (not many romance novel heroes work as plumbers). So in honor of Shirlington's upcoming Beefcakes & Cupcakes program, here's a list of the top 10 professions for romance novel heroes:

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    Fighting Homelessness in Arlington

    Fighting Homelessness in Arlington

    Because Homelessness Affects an Entire Community Arlington’s Department of Human Services, Doorways for Women and Families and A-SPAN have produced a special exhibit at Central Library on the often sudden, frequently long-lasting impact of becoming homeless. Amid displays on the numbers of those affected in the County, visitors have been offering their own definitions of “home” and […]

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    Shirlington Seeks Teen Volunteer

    Shirlington Seeks Teen Volunteer

    One Saturday Per Month, for 2.5 Hours We’re looking for a volunteer (ages 13-17) to assist with monthly Family Movies at the Shirlington Branch Library. Responsibilities Move chairs and tables to set up movie room. Make and serve popcorn. Operate dvd player and projector. Dates and Times One Saturday a month, from 2:30 – 5:00 […]

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    Celebrate Love at the Library

    Celebrate Love at the Library

    Whether you love romance or just being awesome, we’ve got a Valentine’s Day program for you:   For Kids Make a Valentine – Wednesday, Feb. 11, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Aurora Hills Branch Library - Get in on the Valentine’s Day crafting fun after school with Ms. Kim.   For Tweens and Teens Valentines […]

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    Somebody Likes Us!

    Somebody Likes Us!

    And dropped a bag full of buttons through the book drop at the Shirlington Branch Library :   Thank you, whoever you are!  

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    Family Movies at Shirlington: Winter / Spring 2015

    Family Movies at Shirlington: Winter / Spring 2015

    Films the Whole Family Will Enjoy Join us each month at the Shirlington Branch Library for a fun film, complete with snacks! Saturday, Jan. 31, 3:00 p.m. – “The Many Adventures Of Winnie the Pooh” – rated G Saturday, Feb. 21, 3:00 p.m. – “The Emperor’s New Groove” – rated G Saturday, March 14, 3:00 […]

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    Free Tax Assistance Begins in February

    Free Tax Assistance Begins in February

    Get 2014 Tax Help with AARP Volunteer Tax Assistance From February 3 – April 14, 2015 AARP volunteers offer free, basic tax assistance and income tax preparation for taxpayers with low- and middle-income, with special attention to those age 60 and older. Be prepared by bringing the necessary documents with you. Help is offered on a first-come, […]