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New Voices in Detective Fiction
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New Voices in Detective Fiction

Love a Good Thriller? Try one of these novels by some of the best new authors of modern mystery fiction:   Cemetery Road by Gar Anthony Haywood When his old friend R.J. Burrow is brutally murdered in Los Angeles, Errol “Handy” White must return from exile to attend the funeral, certain that a terrible secret […]

Storytime is Off May 26 - July 6
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Storytime is Off May 26 – July 6

We’re Getting Ready for Summer Reading! For the next month, children’s librarians are extra busy visiting all 22 Arlington elementary school to talk about great new books promote the value and fun of reading during the summer, and get kids excited about Summer Reading!   Need a good story to share with your child? Try […]

GSK Science in the Summer™: Chemistry for Rising Second through Sixth Graders
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GSK Science in the Summer™: Chemistry for Rising Second through Sixth Graders

This summer, Arlington kids entering second through sixth grade are invited to attend GSK Science in the Summer’s free and fun Chemistry program. GSK Science in the Summer™ introduces students to Chemistry through investigations that allow them to explore physical and chemical changes, learn about “matter,” make crystals, and determine if liquids are acids, bases, or neutrals. […]

Bird Watching in Virginia
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Bird Watching in Virginia

Who is Singing that Beautiful Song? April – May is Warbler migration season in Northern Virginia, but there are great opportunities for year round bird watching in our area. Learn more about local birds and bird watching with these books and films:   Finding Birds in the National Capital Area by Claudia Wilds Wilds provides […]

Thanks Arlington: We'll Keep Doing What We Do For You
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Thanks Arlington: We’ll Keep Doing What We Do For You

The results from the 2015 Arlington County resident satisfaction survey are in and we’re grateful knowing the public is quite pleased with the service Arlington Public Library provides. How pleased? Fifty-three percent said they were “very satisfied” with the quality of the Library system, the highest such result in the list of County services. A […]

No Time (or Money) for a European Vacation?
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No Time (or Money) for a European Vacation?

Try a Little Armchair Travel! Summer vacation is still months away, but it’s hard not to daydream about escaping to someplace beautiful or exciting. So take the edge off your European travel fantasies with these fun books and films:   2 days in Paris DVD [2008] A hypochondriac New Yorker on vacation in Europe with […]

Fun with Stop Animation at Kids Club
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Fun with Stop Animation at Kids Club

Kids Make Super Cool Stop Animation Videos Last week the Shirlington Branch Library’s Kids Club got a special visit from Julia with Steve and Kate’s Camp. Using special filming stations provided by the camp, our kids made stop animation videos out of their own Lego creation: At our regular Lego Block Party, kids have fun […]

YA Author Interview: Becky Albertalli
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YA Author Interview: Becky Albertalli

A Sweet, Romantic Look at Growing Up in the Tumblr Age Becky Albertalli’s debut, “Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda” is making waves on the best seller charts and was recently reviewed in O Magazine and Entertainment Weekly. We’re excited to have the chance to ask Ms. Albertalli some questions about her writing process and […]

Ride and Read: "Devil in the White City"
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Ride and Read: “Devil in the White City”

Summer 2015 Join the Commuter Book Club in reading (or listening to) “Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson. It’s the kind of book that makes the metro stops fly by, but doesn’t take you six weeks to finish! Meetup and Chat: Thursday,  August 20, 6:45 p.m., at Le Pain Quotidien in Clarendon. Note new time. Think you’ll […]

Thinking About Getting A Dog?
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Thinking About Getting A Dog?

Learn all about shelter-dog adoption when the Arlington Welfare League of Arlington visits the Cherrydale Branch Library on Saturday June 13. You will be able to meet and play with some of the dogs waiting to be adopted – and if you find your soul mate, you can even fill out an adoption application.   Attendance is […]