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  • Mysteries in the Spirit of Agatha Christie

    Great suspense doesn't have to be “hard boiled.” If you prefer your mysteries without explicit gore, sex, or violence, try these Agatha Award winning and nominated authors:

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    Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 3

    Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 3

    Ten spies were caught and arrested for participating in a spy ring. Their group was given this name by the FBI. 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). Find out if you were correct!   […]

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    STEM Kits Are A Huge Hit

    STEM Kits Are A Huge Hit

    Summer Fun with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math! This year for Summer Reading, the Library has created seven STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) kits geared toward elementary students and their families.   Helen, a rising third grader, recently tried out the Engineering STEM Kit at the Cherrydale Branch Library. Check out the neat bridge she built: […]

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    Teen Summer Reading: Bookmark Bonanza!

    Teen Summer Reading: Bookmark Bonanza!

    Monster, Paper Clip and Elastic Charm Bookmarks Thursday, July 17 at Central Library:   More photos of Summer Reading fun for teens are on flickr.   Learn more about Summer Reading.      

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    New Flame: The Intern's Handbook

    New Flame: The Intern’s Handbook

    “Raunchy, gory, irreverent and highly enjoyable…” New / Old Flames are our favorite books  - the ones we really think you should read too.   The Intern’s Handbook by Shane Kuhn Reviewed by Rachel John Lago has been a hit man for 13 years, and at the ripe old age of 25 he’s getting ready for retirement. […]

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    5 Picture Books about Turtles

    5 Picture Books about Turtles

    They Carry Their Houses Wherever they Go… Summer is a great time for you and your little one to read all about turtles – and maybe you’ll meet a real one too!   Melvin and the Boy by Lauren Castillo A wonderful story about a boy who finds a turtle and tries to make him […]

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    Three Ways to Grow Tomatoes in Vertical Spaces

    Three Ways to Grow Tomatoes in Vertical Spaces

    Trellis, Pole, or Cage This year the Arlington Food Assistance Center gardeners used the Central Library vegetable garden to demonstrate some of the ways you can grow tomatoes, especially if you don’t have a lot of space. Tomatoes can be grown on a trellis by tying the two major stems (called leaders) up to a […]