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    Teen Volunteer Opportunity: Saturday Family Movie Assistant

    Teen Volunteer Opportunity: Saturday Family Movie Assistant

    Fall 2013 – Winter 2014 At the Shirlington Branch Library Description: Help needed clearing tables/chairs, setting them back up, preparing and distributing snack, one Saturday a month from 2:30-5:00 p.m. Schedule: Saturday, Dec. 20 – “Arthur Christmas” Saturday, Jan. 31 – “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” Saturday, Feb. 21  - “The Emperor’s New […]

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    Waiting for "Personal"?

    Waiting for “Personal”?

    There are 148 holds on the Lee Child’s latest Jack Reacher novel, so try one of these other tough-guy-solving-crime-and dodging-death series while you wait:   Zero Day by David Baldacci Combat veteran John Puller, now working as an investigator for the Army’s Criminal Investigative Division, tries to solve the murder of an Army man and […]

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    YA Author Interview: Trish Doller

    YA Author Interview: Trish Doller

    We are so thrilled to bring you an interview with Trish Doller, the amazing author of Something Like Normal and Where the Stars Still Shine. Check out our behind the scenes look and then go check out those books!

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    Rainbow Rowell Rocked the House for Banned Books Week

    Rainbow Rowell Rocked the House for Banned Books Week

    Printz Honor Award Winning Author Delights Arlington Audiences The fabulous YA and adult author Rainbow Rowell spent Monday morning talking to students at W-L. They asked excellent questions, including whether “Rainbow” is her real name. (Answer: If you were going to make up a pen name, would you choose Rainbow?) In the evening, adults and […]

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    Ten Actors We Wish Would Play Bond

    Ten Actors We Wish Would Play Bond

    We’ve got Bond on the Brain As we get ready for our Second Annual Lit Up Ball (tickets on sale now from the Friends), we’ve been thinking a lot about James Bond – specifically, who we wish would play the inimitable British spy next. Here are some of our favorites:   Michael Fassbender He’s proven his […]

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    Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month--¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés! Oct. 2

    Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month–¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés! Oct. 2

    Arlington, Virginia pays tribute tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our community, our nation and our society. In addition to the numerous independence day and national festivals, Arlington hosts a number of activities during Hispanic Heritage Month; please join us!