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Comedy Showcase Premiers at Bayou Bakery
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Comedy Showcase Premiers at Bayou Bakery

Over the last six months, Plaza Branch Library manager (and comedian) Kerby Valladares has led a series of workshops designed to give newcomers a taste of the standup comedy life. Rookie comedians have met local comics, learned how to shape their act, and gotten to know the Metro DC comedy scene. Now they’re ready for […]

We Loved "Take Your Kids to Work Day"
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We Loved “Take Your Kids to Work Day”

For this year’s Bring Your Child to Work Day, librarians Anne and Raquel introduced Arlington County employees’ kids (and their parents) to some of the cool things the Library does. The kids also learned about Arlington’s Nature Centers, and County government.   We had a great time – and we think the kids did, too! […]

IndieFlix Spotlight: Robots for Kids and Teens
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IndieFlix Spotlight: Robots for Kids and Teens

Get the Imagination Whirring with Short Films Staring Robots To watch these (or any) IndieFlix titles for free with your library card, create (or login to) your IndieFlix account now. Learn more about IndieFlix at the Library.   Dubstep Dispute [2012] 2 mins, Family, U.S.A. Join this lovable crew of droids as they solve their differences the only […]

Scary Robots are Delightfully Scary
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Scary Robots are Delightfully Scary

We Love Artificial Intelligence… Even before Asimov’s “I Robot,” humans have been fascinated by the idea of artificial intelligence. And recent films like “Her,” “Chappie” and “Ex Machina” prove that we’re still fascinated by our love and fear of robots and drones. So check out more of our favorite books and films that explore the idea […]

How We Roll: Earth Day, Every Day
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How We Roll: Earth Day, Every Day

Just in time for Earth Day 2015, Arlington Public Library is riding high with another distinction in sustainability. Central Library is now a silver-level Bicycle Friendly Business according to the League of American Bicyclists. The award recognizes Central for its efforts to encourage biking among its employees and patrons through education programs, bike-friendly facilities, car-free […]

Smart About Money: Now and Forever
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Smart About Money: Now and Forever

Your Family, Your Estate, Your Planning Tools Money Smart Week is April 18 – 25 this year, but there’s never a bad time to check out these books and get smarter about your own financial picture:   The Basics: General Personal Finance Find over 600 more Personal Finance books and eBooks in our catalog.   30-Minute Money […]

Girl Scouts Visit the Glencarlyn Community Garden
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Girl Scouts Visit the Glencarlyn Community Garden

On Sunday, Master Gardeners gave a tour of the Glencarlyn Branch Library Community Garden to a local Girl Scout troop. Master Gardener Paul Nuhn reports: “After the tour, the girls broke off into small groups and learned the how and whys of garden care and environmental stewardship. A big thank you to the Girl Scouts […]

Waiting for "A Spool of Blue Thread"?
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Waiting for “A Spool of Blue Thread”?

Anne Tyler’s beautifully written tale of the Whitshank family “untangles the threads that bind and sometimes choke all of them.” (Library Journal) Whether you’re still waiting to read “A Spool of Blue Thread,” or already read and loved it, we think you’ll also enjoy these character-driven family stories:   After This by Alice McDermott A […]

Under Construction at Glencarlyn
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Under Construction at Glencarlyn

Create! Explore! Be Inspired! Kids put together exciting stuff each week with the Glencarlyn Lego Club, Thursday afternoons at 4:30 p.m.   Learn more about Kids Events at the Library.  

Drop Everything and Read - at Buzz Bakery
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Drop Everything and Read – at Buzz Bakery

Looking for an excuse to finish the book on your nightstand? Or start your next book club choice? That’s what over 40 people did at Buzz Bakery in Ballston last Tuesday night. Buzz donated a percentage of that evening’s profits to the Friends of the Arlington Public Library, and attendees had the chance to sign up […]