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  • Meet the Authors of NoVA Teen Book Fest 2015

    Check out some of this year’s NoVA Teen Book Fest featured authors – and remember, great Young Adult Lit isn’t just for teens!

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    YA Author Interview: Robin Talley

    YA Author Interview: Robin Talley

    History, Research, Romance and “Lies We Tell Ourselves” Local author Robin Talley will be at the NoVA Teen Book Festival Saturday, March 7. You can get to know her in advance through an interview she did earlier this year on tumblr, with YA librarian Nico.   We are really excited to talk with Robin Talley, […]

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    Learn and Play at Shirlington!

    Learn and Play at Shirlington!

    New Learn and Play tubs help young children develop new skills. Visitors to the Shirlington Branch Library can now use one of our six fun tubs of toys. Pop-up books, finger puppets, and puzzles are just a few of the great activities available for caregivers to use with their children. Play helps children develop critical […]

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    Live Long and Prosper, Mr. Nimoy

    Live Long and Prosper, Mr. Nimoy

    RIP Leonard Nimoy, 1931 – 2015 Nimoy was best known for playing the pointy-eared Vulcan on the show that created a fictional universe.  But his career spanned decades, and ranged from acting and directing, to photography and poetry:   I am Spock by Leonard Nimoy Few actors are as inextricably associated with one role as […]

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    Garden Tools: The Season of Lending Begins March 11

    Garden Tools: The Season of Lending Begins March 11

    Think spring It’s been a tough winter but here’s hoping March will be extra generous with the warmth. If you’re ready to get started on your gardening for the year, then Central Library is ready with the tools at The Shed come Wednesday, March 4 March 11 (changed in hopes the weather will be more cooperative). Launched last fall, […]

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    In the News: The Washington Post Visits the Library's Lit Up Team

    In the News: The Washington Post Visits the Library’s Lit Up Team

    Writer Bettina Lanyi hangs out with the Library’s ambassadors to the 20- and 30-somethings of Arlington. From Feb. 25, 2015 Washington Post.

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    Programs for Middle and High Schoolers

    Programs for Middle and High Schoolers

    Winter / Spring 2015 Programs Download and Print the Schedule (pdf)   Middle School Specific Programs Homework Club – Wednesdays, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Columbia Pike Branch Library – Middle school students use study spaces reserved just for them. Basic school and project supplies provided.   High School Specific Programs High School TAB –  1st […]