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Donate Your Gently Used Garden Tools
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Donate Your Gently Used Garden Tools

To donate your gently used tools to the Garden Tool Lending Program, please email Margaret Brown at mbrown3@arlingtonva.us.   The Library is Currently Seeking: Aerator Bow Saw Broad Fork Bulb Planter Cultivator Digging Bar, various Fence Post Driver Garden Trowel Grass Hook (sickle) Hedge Shear, manual Hoe, planter’s Hose attachments Ladder Lawn Mower, regular and mulching […]

Volunteer Opportunity: Garden Tool Lending Program
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Volunteer Opportunity: Garden Tool Lending Program

The Library will launch a Garden Tool Lending Program on Friday, Sept. 26. Join the volunteer team dedicated to organizing and running this new service! We’re looking for people to fill these roles: Tool Library Coordinator(s) Description: Participate in the planning and implementation of the Tool Library. Oversee staffing and running of the Library under the supervision […]

Video: Elizabeth Drew on Nixon's Fate
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Video: Elizabeth Drew on Nixon’s Fate

Elizabeth Drew, Journalist as Historian Arlington Public Library was honored to host journalism great Elizabeth Drew almost 40 years to the day that Richard Nixon flew away from the White House, leaving power and scandal behind. Celebrating a new printing of her classic “Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon’s Downfall,” Ms. Drew was candid, […]

Rainbow Fairies Fly Off the Shelves
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Rainbow Fairies Fly Off the Shelves

Are There Fairies in Your Garden? Young readers at the Glencarlyn Branch Library love the Rainbow Fairies Series so much that we can hardly keep the books on our shelves… Luckily, we have many of the over 50 titles in downloadable eBook as well as print!    

"Jamberry" Tastes Great for Storytime
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“Jamberry” Tastes Great for Storytime

Do You Love Storytime? These kids at the Shirlington Branch Library do: Along with other books and songs, librarian Megan read “Jamberry” to a crowd of 60 parents and kids at Shirlington’s Over Twos Storytime today.   Jamberry by Bruce Degen A little boy walking in the forest meets a big lovable bear that takes […]

Can't Get Enough "Outlander"?
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Can’t Get Enough “Outlander”?

Tales of Time Travel, Time-Defying Romance, and Scotland If you can’t stand waiting for the next episode of “Outlander” or the next novel by Diana Gabaldon, try these books and films:   The Scottish Nation: a History, 1700-2000 by T.M. Devine Charts Scots’ ambivalent relationship to Britain, from 1700 through the Victorian era, when Scottish […]

Goodbye to Summer in the Glencarlyn Garden
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Goodbye to Summer in the Glencarlyn Garden

And Looking Forward to Fall!    

Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 9
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Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 9

The man behind this pseudonym brought down a president. Hint: Despite a common name for this cipher, you don’t need to wallow in the mud to solve it. Instructions Decode the puzzle. Submit your solution (one per person). Find out if you were correct!   Your Answer

How Children Saw Sept. 11
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How Children Saw Sept. 11

Thirteen years ago, young people from across the United States shared their gratitude, fear, patriotism and sorrow with the police and firefighters of Arlington, Va. Their unsolicited drawings and letters–preserved in the collections of Arlington Public Library’s Center for Local History–now show inevitable signs of age. Some of the young artists and writers no doubt have […]

2014 Lego Creations Exhibit and Reception
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2014 Lego Creations Exhibit and Reception

Animals, Robots, Buildings and More! On exhibit at Central Library, the Aurora Hills Branch Library, the Columbia Pike Branch Library and the Westover Branch Library, September 2014.   Builders, families and fans are invited to join us for the LEGO Creations reception at Central on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.