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  • We’re Ready For Spring… Training!

    It may not yet feel like spring, but Spring Training doesn't wait for warm weather - even in Florida and Arizona. So celebrate one of Major League Baseball’s great traditions by flexing your fan muscles, and dream of the warmer days to come:

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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 […]

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    Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families

    Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families

    Connect with Kids Champions This month, Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families (APCYF) celebrates people who have made a difference by connecting with kids and teens, with a display at Central Library, and a reception on Wednesday, Feb. 11. Did you know that having 3 or more positive, non-parent adults in his or her […]

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    A Sweet Night in Westover with Caps #16

    A Sweet Night in Westover with Caps #16

    He may be fast and tough on the ice but Capitals forward Eric Fehr is the new king of storytime at Westover Branch Library. No. 16 stopped by Monday night for a reading of his new children’s book, “The Bulliest Dozer,” and scored plenty of new friends and fans as he signed books, hockey sticks, […]