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Kenmore Drama Club Spooks Glencarlyn
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Kenmore Drama Club Spooks Glencarlyn

Happy Halloween! On Thursday night, students from Kenmore Middle School’s Drama Club performed Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” and “Annabel Lee” at the Glencarlyn Branch Library: View all of our Haunted Poe Garden photos on flickr.   The kids were fantastic, and we hope they come back next year for an encore!  

As The Chill Sweeps In...
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As The Chill Sweeps In…

We’re curling up with some great reads!   Justin (in Administration) is reading: Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (the sequel to The Shining)           Michelle (at Westover) is reading: Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward (a memoir about loss and the cost of Racism)           Anne (at […]

Looking for Something Scary?
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Looking for Something Scary?

Readers of all ages can pick up a spooky book from the Shirlington Branch Library’s holiday displays this week!    

Alex Braden: Sound Installation
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Alex Braden: Sound Installation

Piece and Quiet Arlington County Spotlight Artist Grant, to be installed Saturdays in 2014: Saturday, Nov. 22 at the Westover Branch Library Saturday, Nov. 29 at the Cherrydale Branch Library Saturday, Dec. 6 at Central library True quiet is a near impossible experience. Even in anechoic chambers—soundproofed spaces designed to eliminate echoes—the sound of breathing […]

Video: Ann Patchett at Central
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Video: Ann Patchett at Central

Watch a masterful talk by the great Ann Patchett at Arlington Central Library The acclaimed author, essayist, book store co-owner and dog lover drew a devoted overflow crowd for her Arlington Reads Extra appearance Oct. 23. The evening was made possible by the Friends of Arlington Public Library. Special thanks to Rob Farr and David […]

A Night to Remember at the Lit Up Ball
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A Night to Remember at the Lit Up Ball

The Second Annual Lit Up Ball was another night to remember, with dancing to excellent music performed by the Hot Society Orchestra, delicious deserts and a spy game worthy of 007 himself. Spy-themed cocktails (shaken not stirred, of course) were enjoyed by all, and the raffle baskets raised over $500 for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.   Nearly […]

Auora Hills Kids Club Does STEM
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Auora Hills Kids Club Does STEM

On Wednesday, Oct. 15, over 50 children and their caregivers came to Aurora Hills Branch Library Kids Club for an afternoon of STEM activities. They made mini lava lamps, musical maracas, spinning tops, and musical pipes; played with the human body skeleton, and snap electrical circuits. We had great fun!   Learn more about Kids […]

Use Market Turbulence to Strategize (not Panic)
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Use Market Turbulence to Strategize (not Panic)

According to investment strategists, recent big shifts in the markets make this a good time to consider changing or rebalancing your proportion of stocks and bonds. These books can help you decide how to best adjust your investments:   The 5 Mistakes Every Investor Makes and How to Avoid Them by Peter Mallouk Named the […]

Waiting for "Not That Kind of Girl"?
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Waiting for “Not That Kind of Girl”?

One of the hottest new books this month is Lena Dunham’s “Not That Kind of Girl.” While you’re waiting to read it – or if you just finished and loved it – try these other books by brilliant and funny women making their own way as they navigate work, relationships, glass ceilings and personal identity: […]

The Leaves Are Still Changing...
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The Leaves Are Still Changing…

And we’re still reading!   Karen is reading: The Case of the Stolen Sixpence by Holly Webb (the tale of a young detective in London)         Liz is eReading: American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare by Karen Abbott (The biography about one of America’s legends during the Roaring Twenties)       […]