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  • Cover image for Lusitania : triumph, tragedy, and the end of the Edwardian age by Greg King and Penny Wilson
  • Cover image for Forget me not by written by Nancy Van Laan & illustrated by Stephanie Graegin
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  • Scary Robots are Delightfully Scary

    Even before Asimov’s “I Robot,” humans have been fascinated by the idea of artificial intelligence. And recent films like “Ex Machina” prove that we’re still fascinated by robots. So check out more of our favorite books and films that explore the idea of humanity in a world where the line between humans and robots gets closer all the time:

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    We Loved "Take Your Kids to Work Day"

    We Loved “Take Your Kids to Work Day”

    For this year’s Bring Your Child to Work Day, librarians Anne and Raquel introduced Arlington County employees’ kids (and their parents) to some of the cool things the Library does. The kids also learned about Arlington’s Nature Centers, and County government.   We had a great time – and we think the kids did, too! […]

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    IndieFlix Spotlight: Robots for Kids and Teens

    IndieFlix Spotlight: Robots for Kids and Teens

    Get the Imagination Whirring with Short Films Staring Robots To watch these (or any) IndieFlix titles for free with your library card, create (or login to) your IndieFlix account now. Learn more about IndieFlix at the Library.   Dubstep Dispute [2012] 2 mins, Family, U.S.A. Join this lovable crew of droids as they solve their differences the only […]

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    How We Roll: Earth Day, Every Day

    How We Roll: Earth Day, Every Day

    Just in time for Earth Day 2015, Arlington Public Library is riding high with another distinction in sustainability. Central Library is now a silver-level Bicycle Friendly Business according to the League of American Bicyclists. The award recognizes Central for its efforts to encourage biking among its employees and patrons through education programs, bike-friendly facilities, car-free […]

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    Waiting for "A Spool of Blue Thread"?

    Waiting for “A Spool of Blue Thread”?

    Anne Tyler’s beautifully written tale of the Whitshank family “untangles the threads that bind and sometimes choke all of them.” (Library Journal) Whether you’re still waiting to read “A Spool of Blue Thread,” or already read and loved it, we think you’ll also enjoy these character-driven family stories:   After This by Alice McDermott A […]

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    Drop Everything and Read - at Buzz Bakery

    Drop Everything and Read – at Buzz Bakery

    Looking for an excuse to finish the book on your nightstand? Or start your next book club choice? That’s what over 40 people did at Buzz Bakery in Ballston last Tuesday night. Buzz donated a percentage of that evening’s profits to the Friends of the Arlington Public Library, and attendees had the chance to sign up […]

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    Postcard Display Celebrates America's Libraries

    Postcard Display Celebrates America’s Libraries

    Souvenirs from the Early 20th Century On exhibit at Central Library, April 2015. Don’t miss this month’s historic postcard display at Central in honor of National Library Week. It includes images of dozens of beautiful library buildings, many of them Carnegie Libraries, which were built between 1890 and 1920.   The postcards are part of […]