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Bird Watching in Virginia
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Bird Watching in Virginia

Who is Singing that Beautiful Song? April – May is Warbler migration season in Northern Virginia, but there are great opportunities for year round bird watching in our area. Learn more about local birds and bird watching with these books and films:   Finding Birds in the National Capital Area by Claudia Wilds Wilds provides […]

Thanks Arlington: We'll Keep Doing What We Do For You
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Thanks Arlington: We’ll Keep Doing What We Do For You

The results from the 2015 Arlington County resident satisfaction survey are in and we’re grateful knowing the public is quite pleased with the service Arlington Public Library provides. How pleased? Fifty-three percent said they were “very satisfied” with the quality of the Library system, the highest such result in the list of County services. A […]

No Time (or Money) for a European Vacation?
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No Time (or Money) for a European Vacation?

Try a Little Armchair Travel! Summer vacation is still months away, but it’s hard not to daydream about escaping to someplace beautiful or exciting. So take the edge off your European travel fantasies with these fun books and films:   2 days in Paris DVD [2008] A hypochondriac New Yorker on vacation in Europe with […]

Fun with Stop Animation at Kids Club
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Fun with Stop Animation at Kids Club

Kids Make Super Cool Stop Animation Videos Last week the Shirlington Branch Library’s Kids Club got a special visit from Julia with Steve and Kate’s Camp. Using special filming stations provided by the camp, our kids made stop animation videos out of their own Lego creation: At our regular Lego Block Party, kids have fun […]

YA Author Interview: Becky Albertalli
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YA Author Interview: Becky Albertalli

A Sweet, Romantic Look at Growing Up in the Tumblr Age Becky Albertalli’s debut, “Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda” is making waves on the best seller charts and was recently reviewed in O Magazine and Entertainment Weekly. We’re excited to have the chance to ask Ms. Albertalli some questions about her writing process and […]

Ride and Read: "Devil in the White City"
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Ride and Read: “Devil in the White City”

Summer 2015 Join the Commuter Book Club in reading (or listening to) “Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson. It’s the kind of book that makes the metro stops fly by, but doesn’t take you six weeks to finish! Meetup and Chat: Thursday,  August 20, 6:45 p.m., at Le Pain Quotidien in Clarendon. Note new time. Think you’ll […]

Thinking About Getting A Dog?
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Thinking About Getting A Dog?

Learn all about shelter-dog adoption when the Arlington Welfare League of Arlington visits the Cherrydale Branch Library on Saturday June 13. You will be able to meet and play with some of the dogs waiting to be adopted – and if you find your soul mate, you can even fill out an adoption application.   Attendance is […]

OverDrive Features for Dyslexic and Visually Impaired Readers
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OverDrive Features for Dyslexic and Visually Impaired Readers

Do You Find Reading Traditional Books a Challenge? These features in the OverDrive app are specifically designed to make reading easier on the eyes – and your brain. Please note: The following screenshots are of the iPhone OverDrive app; settings for other devices may vary.     Dyslexic Font (regular type or bold) Standard fonts […]

Adichie Dazzles Tremendous Arlington Reads Crowd
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Adichie Dazzles Tremendous Arlington Reads Crowd

For the night, Arlington Central Library belonged to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  On hand May 7 to discuss her novel “Americanah,” the featured fiction title of Arlington Reads 2015, the Nigerian author drew hundreds of passionate readers to the library auditorium plus two remote viewing locations in the building. Complete video of the program will be […]

Shirlington Kids Celebrate National Bike Month
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Shirlington Kids Celebrate National Bike Month

With a Visit from Papillon Cycles On Tuesday, May 5, Shirlington Branch Library’s Kids Club had some special visitors from Papillon Cycles. John and Rebecca came by with some bikes and helmets to talk about being safe while having fun on your bike! And everyone was happy and surprised to get a free water bottle! […]