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Meet the Artists: Public Reception for Steve Crossett and Judy Gallagher–Central

When: August 8, 2015 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Central Library, First Floor Meeting Room, 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington,VA 22201, USA

Bugs in Photos and Paintings Meet Naturalist/photographer Judy Gallagher and visual artist Steve Crossett, who explore the beauty and variety of the insect world through macro photography and charcoal and pastel renderings. Their work will be on exhibit at Central Library for the month of August.  

Author Event: Pulitzer Prize-Winner Sheri Fink on "Five Days at Memorial"--Central
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Author Event: Pulitzer Prize-Winner Sheri Fink on “Five Days at Memorial”–Central

When: September 21, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Arlington Central Library Auditorium, 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington,VA 22201, USA

The Pulitzer Prize winner discusses her acclaimed look at life and death at an overwhelmed New Orleans hospital during Hurricane Katrina A doctor and two nurses were eventually charged with second-degree murder for their actions during the storm but acquitted by a grand jury. Booklist calls “Five Days at Memorial” “a breathtaking read and an [...]

Second Floor of Columbia Pike Branch Inaccessible Because of Recarpeting
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Second Floor of Columbia Pike Branch Inaccessible Because of Recarpeting

When: August 10, 2015 (all-day)
Where: Columbia Pike Branch Library, 816 South Walter Reed Drive, Arlington,VA 22204, USA

The second floor of Columbia Pike Branch Library will be closed Monday, Aug. 10 through Friday, Aug. 14 because of recarpeting. Access to public computers in the branch will be limited. Non-fiction books for adults and small meeting rooms will be unavailable. Movie screenings will not take place during the week. All other Library locations [...]

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Family Film: “The Little Mermaid” [1989]–Shirlington

When: August 8, 2015 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Shirlington Branch Library, The Village at Shirlington, 4200 Campbell Avenue,Arlington,VA 22206, USA

For Children and their Adult Caregivers Come enjoy one of the most celebrated animated films of all time! Venture under the sea where Ariel, a free-spirited mermaid princess, longs to be part of the human world. After bravely striking a bargain with Ursula, a sneaky sea witch, Ariel embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. [...]

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Book Club: Truth is Stranger than Fiction–Central

When: September 14, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington,VA 22201, USA

NOTE NEW DATE For fans of non-fiction The September selection is “Rome: A Cultural, Visual and Personal History” by Robert Hughes. From Amazon: “From Robert Hughes, one of the greatest art and cultural critics of our time, comes a sprawling, comprehensive, and deeply personal history of Rome—as a city, as an empire, and as an [...]

TED Talk Discussion Series--Shirlington
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TED Talk Discussion Series–Shirlington

When: August 25, 2015 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Shirlington Branch Library, The Village at Shirlington, 4200 Campbell Avenue,Arlington,VA 22206, USA

Ideas Worth Spreading Join a monthly screening of a TED Talk, followed by a discussion of the ideas presented.   August’s topic: “Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders” by Sheryl Sandberg “Lean In” author Sheryl Sandberg examines why fewer women than men are reaching the top of any profession anywhere in the world.     [...]

Poetry Workshop--Shirlington
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Poetry Workshop–Shirlington

When: August 24, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Shirlington Branch Library, The Village at Shirlington, 4200 Campbell Avenue,Arlington,VA 22206, USA

Join Our Informal Group of Local Poetry Writers Members write and read original poetry, and exchange constructive criticism.  

Book Club: Books on Tap--Meets at Samuel Becketts Pub, 4251 Campbell Av.
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Book Club: Books on Tap–Meets at Samuel Becketts Pub, 4251 Campbell Av.

When: August 17, 2015 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Samuel Beckett’s Pub, The Village at Shirlington, 2800 South Randolph Street #110,Arlington,VA 22206, USA

Books While You’re Out and About Join the Books on Tap Book Club  in the Shirlington neighborhood for lively talk over some brews. The book club usually meets the third Monday of each month unless there is a federal Monday holiday as in February. Upcoming featured title: Aug. 17: “Defending Jacob: A Novel” by William Landay Sep. 21: [...]

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Book Club: Read Between the Lines–Shirlington

When: August 4, 2015 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: Shirlington Branch Library, The Village at Shirlington, 4200 Campbell Avenue,Arlington,VA 22206, USA

An informal book group that meets the first Tuesday of each month   The August featured title will be “The Garden of Evening Mists: A Novel” by Tan Twan Eng. The September featured title will be “Half of a Yellow Sun” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Kids in the Garden: Mucha Muncha Muncha--Westover
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Kids in the Garden: Mucha Muncha Muncha–Westover

When: August 12, 2015 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Where: Westover Branch Library, 1644 North McKinley Road, Arlington,VA 22205, USA

Let’s check on our pizza garden and plant fall crops. Register online.