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Moon Landing on Display at Aurora Hills
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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 […]

New Flame: The Intern's Handbook
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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. […]

Mysteries in the Spirit of Agatha Christie
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Mysteries in the Spirit of Agatha Christie

Great Suspense Doesn’t Have To Be “Hard Boiled” If you prefer your mysteries without explicit gore, sex, or violence, try these authors – all Agatha Award winners and nominees:   The Wrong Girl by Hank Phillippi Ryan What if you didn’t know the truth about your own family? Boston newspaper reporter Jane Ryland begins to suspect […]

5 Picture Books about Turtles
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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 […]

Three Ways to Grow Tomatoes in Vertical Spaces
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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 […]

Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 1
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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

Discover the Art - and Value - of Play
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Discover the Art – and Value – of Play

Everybody Needs to Have Fun! Games and play are not just for kids or professional athletes. Play is an essential part of relaxation, creative thinking, discovering identity, and developing community for people of all ages.  Learn more about the art of playing, the history of games and the people who play them, and how to […]

Video: Gary Lloyd on Storytelling
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Video: Gary Lloyd on Storytelling

  Recorded June 23, 2014, at the Shirlington Branch Library, by Allan Yankosky.  

Video: Jennifer Hines on Storytelling
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Video: Jennifer Hines on Storytelling

  Recorded at the Shirlington Branch Library, June 25, 2004, by Allan Yankosky.  

Play the Undercover Arlington Contest
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Play the Undercover Arlington Contest

Find the Spies and You Could Win Tickets to the Lit Up Ball The theme for this year’s Ball is Ian Fleming’s “James Bond: From Russia with Love,” so to get you in the mood we’re holding an espionage-in-Arlington puzzle contest! Starting Wednesday, July 16, we will publish a new Undercover Arlington puzzle each Wednesday for […]