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Rainbow Rowell Rocked the House for Banned Books Week
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Rainbow Rowell Rocked the House for Banned Books Week

Printz Honor Award Winning Author Delights Arlington Audiences The fabulous YA and adult author Rainbow Rowell spent Monday morning talking to students at W-L. They asked excellent questions, including whether “Rainbow” is her real name. (Answer: If you were going to make up a pen name, would you choose Rainbow?) In the evening, adults and […]

Fizz, Boom, Read... Win!
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Fizz, Boom, Read… Win!

Over 3,000 Elementary Students Completed Summer Reading Participants enjoyed a variety of programs through the generosity of the Friends of the Arlington Public Library and won a book when they completed the challenge.  A few lucky readers also won a $25 gift card to Barnes & Nobles. Congratulations to Jack Davis, the Aurora Hills Branch […]

Waiting for "Big Little Lies"?
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Waiting for “Big Little Lies”?

Since there are currently 149 holds on the print version of Lane Moriarty’s “Big Little Lies,” bide your time with these other books about complicated family relationships:   The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas At a festive barbecue in the Melbourne suburb a man slaps the child of another couple, triggering a court case and a variety of […]

Guitar Buzz Begins at Westover
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Guitar Buzz Begins at Westover

Teens Learn Six String Basics Arlington teens are learning Rock ‘n Roll guitar basics thanks to teacher Barrett Jones, of dcbeatclub.  This six session class is open to newcomers as well as returning students. Future classes meet on: Oct. 15 Nov. 5 Nov. 19 Dec. 3 Jan. 14   Guitar equipment kindly provided by GAMA (Guitar […]

Ten Actors We Wish Would Play Bond
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Ten Actors We Wish Would Play Bond

We’ve got Bond on the Brain As we get ready for our Second Annual Lit Up Ball (tickets on sale now from the Friends), we’ve been thinking a lot about James Bond – specifically, who we wish would play the inimitable British spy next. Here are some of our favorites:   Michael Fassbender He’s proven his […]

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Arlington, Virginia pays tribute tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our community, our nation and our society. In addition to the numerous independence day and national festivals, Arlington hosts a number of activities during Hispanic Heritage Month; please join us!

Pick Up the Book Before Heading to the Movies
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Pick Up the Book Before Heading to the Movies

Good Books Coming to the Big Screen in 2015 Whether you want to be sure to read the book before seeing the film, or just like to be in the know:    Serena by Ron Rash In Depression-era North Carolina, the future of George Pemberton’s timber empire becomes complicated when it is learned that his […]

New Flame: "Landline"
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New Flame: “Landline”

“This couple knows each other through and through, which is an entirely different kind of  romantic.” Library readers share their favorite books  - the ones they spend 10 minutes enthusing over, until you agree to read them too. This New Flame is especially exciting because its author will be at Central Library on Monday, Sept. 22.   Landline […]

Another Lucky Winner!
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Another Lucky Winner!

Summer Reading Raffle Winner Steps Up This year’s summer readers helped raise over $3000 to help the Philippines rebuild libraries and archives damaged by Typhoon Haiyan, November 2013.  For every participant who completed the program once, the Friends of the Arlington Public Library donated to the ALA Philippines Library Relief fund. Congratulations to Ellie, the […]

Fizz Boom Read...Win!
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Fizz Boom Read…Win!

Over 3,000 Elementary Students Completed Summer Reading Participants enjoyed a variety of programs through the generosity of the Friends of the Arlington Public Library and won a book when they completed the challenge.  A few lucky readers also won a $25 gift card to Barnes & Nobles. Congratulations to Liam, celebrating here with his dad […]