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  • Can’t Wait to Read “Not That Kind of Girl”?

    One of the hottest books this month is Lena Dunham’s collection of essays on sex, vulnerability and more bad sex. While you’re waiting to read it – or if you just finished and loved it – try these other books by women making their own way as they navigate work, relationships, glass ceilings and personal identity:

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    Dangerous and Well Dressed

    Dangerous and Well Dressed

    What does the best dressed heroine or villain of the 50s or 60s wear? While the photos below focus primarily on early Bond Girls (and one uber-villain), these links will help you find costuming for more eras, ages and character types: Browse Amalgamated Clothing on Mount Vernon Ave in Alexandria, where shoppers will receive a discount […]

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    And the Answer is 432 Library Cards

    And the Answer is 432 Library Cards

    The question: How many Arlington Public Library cards fit into an old Mary Jane candy jar? We received plenty of guesses for our National Library Card Sign-Up Month contest, ranging from 38 to 920 cards. The closest estimation came from Library fan Hina, who was just a bit short with 363 cards. For her efforts, […]

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    Summer Reading '14 Wrap-Up: Another Glorious Book Vacation

    Summer Reading ’14 Wrap-Up: Another Glorious Book Vacation

    With the boys of summer done for the year in Washington (baseball’s a tricky game), it’s a good time to take one last look back at how the boys and girls of Arlington did with Summer Reading 2014. Reading throughout the summer helps kids to explore new books and stories, and helps to maintain their […]

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    Spooky October Fun at the Library

    Spooky October Fun at the Library

    For Kids Tuesday, Oct. 14, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. – Pumpkin Decorating Storytime: Registration for this event is now full. Columbia Pike Branch Library. Thursday, Oct. 30, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Halloween Open House for Kids, age 3 and up: Come in costume and enjoy scary stories, fun activities as well as visits from […]

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    "We Are Arlington" Photographs

    “We Are Arlington” Photographs

    Vintage Photos and Famous Portraits On exhibit at the Cherrydale Branch Library, Oct. 8, 2014 – Jan. 5, 2015 Public reception: Wednesday, Oct. 8, 7:00 p.m.   Images from Bill Hamrock’s new book, “We are Arlington,” describe Arlington’s “political, economic and social history.” Want to know how many fans attended the annual “Old Oaken Bucket” […]

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    Undercover Arlington Bonus

    Undercover Arlington Bonus

    This Character May Help You Beat All the Other Spies at the Ball You’ll find the answer to Clue 11 in the answers to Clues 1-10. Don’t remember them? We’ll recap: Clue 1: venonA project Clue 2: ramon gaRcia Clue 3: the illEgals program Clue 4: aUton and Dunlop Clue 5: agent 123 and aGent 202 […]