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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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    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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    Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 2

    Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 2

    This pseudonym was used by the single most damaging spy in U.S. history. Hint: These kinds of puzzles derived from the stories told by carefully selected images in medieval heraldry. Instructions Decode the cipher. Submit your solution (one per person). Find out if you were correct!   Your Answer    

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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 […]

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    Please Ignore July 17 Email about Overdue Library Items

    Our system sent the emails in error. We apologize for the inconvenience, and are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. If you have any questions about what materials are actually checked out to you, you can check by logging in to your account online or at any Library location. The information you see […]