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Race in America, 2015 Edition
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Race in America, 2015 Edition

Confronting Our Past, Shaping Our Future In light of ongoing American turmoil over the issue of race and how it shapes our experiences and expectations, we suggest these books as a starting place for anyone who wants to better understand how our history – shared but often unrealized – has brought us to this place […]

Classic Lit With a Modern Twist
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Classic Lit With a Modern Twist

Old Tales Worth Revisiting Looking for something new yet familiar? Try one of these contemporary novels – each author starts with a well known plot, and then updates or retells the story for a modern audience:   Re Jane by Patricia Park Jane Re, half-Korean, half-American orphan, has been trying to escape Flushing, Queens her […]

Calling All Young LEGO Builders!
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Calling All Young LEGO Builders!

Submit Your Creations to the 2015 LEGO Exhibit Open to LEGO builders age 18 and under, as well as teams that include at least one member under 18.   To apply, email a photo of your creation to ceys@arlingtonva.us by Friday, August 21. Please include: Title of Creation Name(s) and age(s) of builder(s) Address and phone […]

Civil War Artifacts from the Arlington Historical Society
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Civil War Artifacts from the Arlington Historical Society

Our History on Display On Exhibit at the Aurora Hills Branch Library, July – August 2015 Like most museums, the Arlington Historical Museum (located in the Hume School) has more artifacts than can be displayed at any one time. So the Arlington Historical Society recently launched an effort to locate display areas in public spaces around the County […]

A Year with the Aurora Hills Readers
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A Year with the Aurora Hills Readers

Aurora Hills Reader’s Share Their Favorites After a year of book club meetings, the Aurora Hills Readers picked their favorite books, and favorite discussions: First Place - ”Interpreter of Maladies,” a collection for short stories by author Jhumpa Lahiri. Close Second – “Half of a Yellow Sun” by Arlington Reads Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Third Place – […]

New Books: Read about the Rhythm
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New Books: Read about the Rhythm

A Musician’s Life is Never Boring Whether it’s rock and roll, rap or punk; new wave, southern rock, or something else entirely, the stories behind the music – and the people who create it – are always a fascinating read:   The Haight: Love, Rock, and Revolution: the Photography of Jim Marshall by Joel Selvin […]

Open Mic Awesomeness
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Open Mic Awesomeness

Songs, Original Poems and Shakespeare, Oh My! These talented teens performed Sunday night for a crowd of over 35 of their friends and family:   If you haven’t signed up for Summer Reading, there’s still time – the last day for Teens to register is August 19. And for every person who completes Summer Reading […]

4 Cool Ways to Take the Library with You
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4 Cool Ways to Take the Library with You

Traveling this Summer? These resources can be used anywhere – and they’re all free with you Library card! Going out of town? Don’t forget to freeze your holds so you won’t miss them while you’re away.    Streaming Video IndieFlix – Enjoy Independent movies for the whole family. The collection includes shorts and feature length […]

Uncle Tyrone Makes a Visit to Cherrydale!
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Uncle Tyrone Makes a Visit to Cherrydale!

Uncle Tyrone and his puppet pals dropped by the Cherrydale Branch library on Monday to share his jokes for Summer Reading! We had a great time with over 60 people in attendance.   Missed the fun? Join us next week for the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps.  

Wish You Could Work For Yourself?
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Wish You Could Work For Yourself?

Stop Dreaming and Take Action Are you looking for ways to balance work and your family? Are you thinking about starting a home-based business? These books, DVDs and websites can help:   Start Your Own Retail Business and More by the Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. and Ciree Linsenman Personalized shopping experiences powered by the […]