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Video: Journalist Del Quentin Wilber on "Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan"
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Video: Journalist Del Quentin Wilber on “Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan”

Author Del Quentin Wilber on the dark day in March 1981 when America almost lost its fifth president to an assassin. Wilber, a reporter with Bloomberg News, discussed his riveting look back at the shooting at the Friends of the Arlington Public Library annual meeting on June 15, 2015. Video produced by Arlington TV.

Digital Archive Temporarily Offline
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Digital Archive Temporarily Offline

The Center for Local History’s digital archive will be temporarily offline while Library staff install a new, richer interface for the Center’s digital collections. We expect those collections will again be available online by early July. Resources in the digital archive are still available digitally or in physical format at the Center for Local History, […]

Juneteenth: The Day Emancipation Reached Texas
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Juneteenth: The Day Emancipation Reached Texas

The Oldest Know Celebration Commemorating the End of American Slavery On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers finally landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free – two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863.  Learn more at Juneteenth.com, then […]

The Numbers are In: Arlington Reads Around the World
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The Numbers are In: Arlington Reads Around the World

The Reach of the Internet Never Ceases to Amaze While we knew that May’s Arlington Reads 2015 appearance by author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi was a standing-room-only, two-remote-viewing-areas blockbuster, we now know Ms. Adichi’s appearance is also an international phenomenon. The video, produced by our friends at Arlington Television, has been viewed almost 5,000 times in […]

Enjoy Summer Sun and Long Car Rides with Award Winning Audiobooks
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Enjoy Summer Sun and Long Car Rides with Award Winning Audiobooks

Find Something Good to Help the Miles Go By Try one of these 2015 Audie winning audiobooks, or any of our other audiobooks available on CD or eAudio. Need something for the whole family? Try our kids or teen collection. Download a free eAudiobook from Sync, which offers a different classic paired with a related modern young […]

Have You Tried "The Comedy Routine"?
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Have You Tried “The Comedy Routine”?

What’s it Like to Take – or Teach – a Comedy Class? Register now for the July workshop In January, Plaza Library branch manager Kerby Valladares offered a new and very different program to Library community: The Comedy Routine. Mr. Valladares, a stand-up comic himself, wanted to give Library users an opportunity to take the […]

Summer Reading 2015 Preschool Storytime Schedule
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Summer Reading 2015 Preschool Storytime Schedule

Raise a Reader! Monday, July 6 – Saturday, Aug. 8 Our age appropriate storytimes are designed to help you to help your child learn reading readiness, or Early Literacy. No registration required - attendance is first-come, first-served until seating capacity is reached. Call 703-228-5946 for more information. Reminder - On days when Arlington Public Schools or Parks are […]

Making Smart Decisions: Catch Up on Important Personal Finance Events
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Making Smart Decisions: Catch Up on Important Personal Finance Events

From January to April of this year, approximately 200 people visited the Central Library to attend our free educational series on end-of-life planning. Topics included estate planning, life insurance, hospice care, Medicare and funeral planning. In case you missed the series, you can still watch some of the events: Arlington Law Group’s Ryan A. Brown, […]

Furry Fun with Adoptable Dogs
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Furry Fun with Adoptable Dogs

Thank You for Coming Out to Paws to Pick a Pup!   We had so much fun at the Cherrydale Branch Library today meeting sweet dogs looking for new homes, thanks to the Animal Welfare League of Arlington and Dogma Bakery.   If you couldn’t join us today but are interested in adopting a dog […]

Display at Central, June 27 Program Honor an Arlington Hero
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Display at Central, June 27 Program Honor an Arlington Hero

A tribute to Arlington’s own Freedom Rider and fearless civil rights activist A photo-rich traveling display on the life of Joan Mulholland–from demonstrations against segregated Arlington restaurants to her work with Medgar Evers and imprisonment in Mississippi–is featured this month on the Central Library first floor near the Circulation Desk. A program at Central on […]