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  • Audiobooks of Summer, 2015

    Looking for a good book to help the miles - or hours - fly by? Try one of these 2015 Audie Award wining audiobooks, available on CD and from our eAudio collection:

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    Video: Journalist Del Quentin Wilber on "Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan"

    Video: Journalist Del Quentin Wilber on “Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan”

    Author Del Quentin Wilber on the dark day in March 1981 when America almost lost its fifth president to an assassin. Wilber, a reporter with Bloomberg News, discussed his riveting look back at the shooting at the Friends of the Arlington Public Library annual meeting on June 15, 2015. Video produced by Arlington TV.

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    Digital Archive Temporarily Offline

    Digital Archive Temporarily Offline

    The Center for Local History’s digital archive will be temporarily offline while Library staff install a new, richer interface for the Center’s digital collections. We expect those collections will again be available online by early July. Resources in the digital archive are still available digitally or in physical format at the Center for Local History, […]

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    The Numbers are In: Arlington Reads Around the World

    The Numbers are In: Arlington Reads Around the World

    The Reach of the Internet Never Ceases to Amaze While we knew that May’s Arlington Reads 2015 appearance by author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi was a standing-room-only, two-remote-viewing-areas blockbuster, we now know Ms. Adichi’s appearance is also an international phenomenon. The video, produced by our friends at Arlington Television, has been viewed almost 5,000 times in […]

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    Have You Tried "The Comedy Routine"?

    Have You Tried “The Comedy Routine”?

    What’s it Like to Take – or Teach – a Comedy Class? Register now for the July workshop In January, Plaza Library branch manager Kerby Valladares offered a new and very different program to Library community: The Comedy Routine. Mr. Valladares, a stand-up comic himself, wanted to give Library users an opportunity to take the […]

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    Summer Reading 2015 Preschool Storytime Schedule

    Summer Reading 2015 Preschool Storytime Schedule

    Raise a Reader! Monday, July 6 – Saturday, Aug. 8 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 or Parks are […]

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    Making Smart Decisions: Catch Up on Important Personal Finance Events

    Making Smart Decisions: Catch Up on Important Personal Finance Events

    From January to April of this year, approximately 200 people visited the Central Library to attend our free educational series on end-of-life planning. Topics included estate planning, life insurance, hospice care, Medicare and funeral planning. In case you missed the series, you can still watch some of the events: Arlington Law Group’s Ryan A. Brown, […]