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New Flames: The End of Night
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New Flames: The End of Night

“For anyone who looks up at the night sky and aches for more.” New / Old Flames are our favorite books  - the ones we really think you should read too.   The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light  by Paul Bogard Reviewed by Katie “The End of Night“ is […]

Family Programs to Celebrate Earth Month
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Family Programs to Celebrate Earth Month

Your Garden and Your Table Don’t miss these two fun programs at the Westover Branch Library in April:   Make Your Yard Their Home: Migration and Bird Feeders Wednesday, April 23, 4:30-5:30 p.m. - Learn what draws various birds to your yard, how different feeders attract different birds, and then make a wooden feeder to take […]

New Volunteer Opportunities for Teens
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New Volunteer Opportunities for Teens

Apply Now for Summer 2014 Openings Looking for something interesting to do this summer? Become a Library volunteer and you could help run Summer Reading, prep for storytime, fill hold requests, or capture video of cool programs! Fill out an online application Application Deadline: Thursday, May 15, 2014   Current Openings Special Projects: July – […]

National Library Week: What'll It Be?
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National Library Week: What’ll It Be?

National Library Week and Santa come but once a year, but like the sunrise and the Potomac’s tides, Arlington Public Library is here for you on a daily basis. So permit us to ask: What keeps you coming back to the Library–be it a book club, a collection, a children’s program, a specific room, a […]

What Are We Reading Over Spring Break?
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What Are We Reading Over Spring Break?

Ever wonder what your favorite staff members are reading? Here’s what we’re curling up with…   Karen is reading… Qaddafi’s Point Guard by Alex Owumi, with Daniel Paisner           Jennie is reading… The Taming of the Tights by Louise Rennison           Liz is listening to… Island Girls […]

Is Your Wallet This Cool?
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Is Your Wallet This Cool?

We Love Duct Tape! On April 9, twenty-one middle school students made duct tape wallets at the first ever Mid-Week Middle School Club at the Westover Branch Library. Accompanied by their favorite music, the students worked in small groups to help each other through the steps of the project: The next meeting of Westover’s Mid-Week […]

Volunteer Opportunity: Container Gardener at Shirlington
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Volunteer Opportunity: Container Gardener at Shirlington

Help Bring a Garden Back to Life. After a long, cold winter, the Shirlington Branch Library’s container garden needs tender loving care from someone with a green thumb. The garden consists of 8 pots, ranging from 1.5 to 2 feet in diameter. Each holds greens and flowers. Time Commitment: At least two hours a week, […]

Volunteers Needed: French Conversation Class Leader
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Volunteers Needed: French Conversation Class Leader

Do You Speak French Like a Native? If your first language is French and you enjoy teaching others, consider volunteering to lead our French conversation group at the Aurora Hills Branch Library.  The group meets every other Monday, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Qualifications: Interest in meeting new people. Ability to engage people in a pleasant, welcoming […]

Library DVDs Can Now Be Renewed Twice
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Library DVDs Can Now Be Renewed Twice

Spend more quality time with your Library DVDs Arlington Public Library DVDs can now be renewed twice, provided no one else has placed a hold on items you have checked out. That means 21 straight days of Library DVD goodness, which comes in handy considering the usual interruptions that can get between you and your […]

Hold Your Own Storytime During the Spring Hiatus
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Hold Your Own Storytime During the Spring Hiatus

What to Do During Storytime Break? You can create your own personal storytime, incorporating key early literacy skills: sing, talk, read, write, and play! Spring 2014 storytimes start April 21.   Sing Singing is an important early literacy skill because it slows down natural speech, allowing children to hear the sounds inside of words. And […]