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  • What’s Your State of Play?

    Games aren't just for kids or professional athletes - play is an essential part of relaxation, creative thinking and developing community for people of all ages. Learn more about the value of playing, the history of games and the people who play them, and how to play more in your own life:

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    Moon Landing on Display at Aurora Hills

    Moon Landing on Display at Aurora Hills

    To celebrate the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11′s moon landing, the Aurora Hills Branch Library is showing an exhibit of Apollo related documents.     The notes, charts, books and newspapers are from the personal collection of engineer and longtime Arlington resident Al Burt, who worked on the Apollo 7 through 13 lunar missions. Mr. Burt […]

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    New Flame: The Intern's Handbook

    New Flame: The Intern’s Handbook

    “Raunchy, gory, irreverent and highly enjoyable…” New / Old Flames are our favorite books  - the ones we really think you should read too.   The Intern’s Handbook by Shane Kuhn Reviewed by Rachel John Lago has been a hit man for 13 years, and at the ripe old age of 25 he’s getting ready for retirement. […]

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    5 Picture Books about Turtles

    5 Picture Books about Turtles

    They Carry Their Houses Wherever they Go… Summer is a great time for you and your little one to read all about turtles – and maybe you’ll meet a real one too!   Melvin and the Boy by Lauren Castillo A wonderful story about a boy who finds a turtle and tries to make him […]

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    Three Ways to Grow Tomatoes in Vertical Spaces

    Three Ways to Grow Tomatoes in Vertical Spaces

    Trellis, Pole, or Cage This year the Arlington Food Assistance Center gardeners used the Central Library vegetable garden to demonstrate some of the ways you can grow tomatoes, especially if you don’t have a lot of space. Tomatoes can be grown on a trellis by tying the two major stems (called leaders) up to a […]

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    Please Ignore July 17 Email about Overdue Library Items

    Our system sent the emails in error. We apologize for the inconvenience, and are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. If you have any questions about what materials are actually checked out to you, you can check by logging in to your account online or at any Library location. The information you see […]

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    Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 1

    Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 1

    You could probably solve this code pretty quickly if you had worked for this decryption program: Hint: Despite a common name for this cipher, you don’t have to mind your X’s and O’s to solve it.   Instructions Decode the puzzle. Submit your solution (one per person). Find out if you were correct!   Your Answer