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  • Classic Lit With A Modern Twist

    Looking for something new, yet familiar? Try one of these contemporary novels – each author started with a well known plot, and then updated or retold the story for a modern audience:

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    Columbia Pike's New Listening Center for Kids

    Columbia Pike’s New Listening Center for Kids

    Have You Listened to a Good Book Lately? The Columbia Pike Branch Library’s new listening center is a special place for kids to listen to our read-along collection while here in the library. It has 6 headphones and one cd player so kids (and parents) can listen to the same story and follow along. Columbia […]

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    Favorite Cookbooks of the Noshy Cookies Lady

    Favorite Cookbooks of the Noshy Cookies Lady

    Memorably Scrumptious for Everyone Where does a former-librarian-turned-baker turn when she needs a good recipe or a new idea? The Library, of course. The owner of Noshy (the cookies we serve at Late Night Recess) shares some of her favorite cookbooks:   The Fannie Farmer Cookbook by Marion Cunningham, illustrated by Lauren Jarrett Everyone should own this, […]

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    Calling All Young LEGO Builders!

    Calling All Young LEGO Builders!

    Submit Your Creations to the 2015 LEGO Exhibit Open to LEGO builders age 18 and under, as well as teams that include at least one member under 18.   To apply, email a photo of your creation to ceys@arlingtonva.us by Friday, August 21. Please include: Title of Creation Name(s) and age(s) of builder(s) Address and phone […]

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    Civil War Artifacts from the Arlington Historical Society

    Civil War Artifacts from the Arlington Historical Society

    Our History on Display On Exhibit at the Aurora Hills Branch Library, July – August 2015 Like most museums, the Arlington Historical Museum (located in the Hume School) has more artifacts than can be displayed at any one time. So the Arlington Historical Society recently launched an effort to locate display areas in public spaces around the County […]

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    Open Mic Awesomeness

    Open Mic Awesomeness

    Songs, Original Poems and Shakespeare, Oh My! These talented teens performed Sunday night for a crowd of over 35 of their friends and family:   If you haven’t signed up for Summer Reading, there’s still time – the last day for Teens to register is August 19. And for every person who completes Summer Reading […]

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    Go Get a "Watchman"

    Go Get a “Watchman”

    Lots of interest in the second book ever published by Harper Lee, made available to the public on July 14.