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  • Dream It, Think It, Read It, Make It!

    Find the tools to explore, tinker, build, imagine, fail and try again! Our new Maker Mondays are just for grade 4-6 age kids, but anyone can use these books to get their creative juices flowing:

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    Football On the Brain?

    Football On the Brain?

    We’re in a Superbowl Mood… But there’s more to these books and films than just the big game:   How Football Explains America by Sal Paolantonio The author relates the evolution of the sport to the evolution of the country: just as America declared its independence from England, so American footballers redesigned the game and […]

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    Estate Planning: a Hot Topic!

    Estate Planning: a Hot Topic!

    An Intro for 20 & 30-Somethings and Parents of Young Children Thanks so much to Arlington Law Group attorney Ryan Brown for last night’s excellent and informative presentation on estate planning! We’ll post the video as soon as it is available.  

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    What's the Deal with 2014 Federal Tax Forms?

    What’s the Deal with 2014 Federal Tax Forms?

    Find Forms and Help Because of cuts to IRS appropriations in the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill recently passed by Congress, there will be even fewer pre-printed tax forms available nationwide than in previous years. As a result, the Library will have no blank forms for the public to pick up. Where Can You Get 2014 […]

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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 […]