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    Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day by studying proper high seas grammar with Mango Languages. And in between sessions on vocabulary and accent, these books and movies will get you in a piratical spirit:

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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

    Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

    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!

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    Pick Up the Book Before Heading to the Movies

    Pick Up the Book Before Heading to the Movies

    Good Books Coming to the Big Screen in 2015 Whether you want to be sure to read the book before seeing the film, or just like to be in the know:    Serena by Ron Rash In Depression-era North Carolina, the future of George Pemberton’s timber empire becomes complicated when it is learned that his […]

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    New Flame: "Landline"

    New Flame: “Landline”

    “This couple knows each other through and through, which is an entirely different kind of  romantic.” Library readers share their favorite books  - the ones they spend 10 minutes enthusing over, until you agree to read them too. This New Flame is especially exciting because its author will be at Central Library on Monday, Sept. 22.   Landline […]

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    What to Read While You're Waiting for "All the Light We Cannot See"

    What to Read While You’re Waiting for “All the Light We Cannot See”

    Stories of everyday lives affected by World War II   Suite Française by Irene Nemirovksy The epic novel of life under Nazi occupation, discovered 62 years after the author’s tragic death at Auschwitz.       English Patient by Michael Ondaatje Four damaged lives intersect in an Italian villa at the end of World War […]