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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!  Cherrydale […]

What to Read While You're Waiting for "All the Light We Cannot See"
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What to Read While You’re Waiting for “All the Light We Cannot See”

Stories of everyday lives affected by World War II   Suite Française by Irene Nemirovksy The epic novel of life under Nazi occupation, discovered 62 years after the author’s tragic death at Auschwitz.       English Patient by Michael Ondaatje Four damaged lives intersect in an Italian villa at the end of World War […]

Talk Like a Pirate! Or at Least Read about Pirates...
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Talk Like a Pirate! Or at Least Read about Pirates…

Ahoy matey! Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day by studying proper high seas grammar with Mango Languages, an online program available with your library card.* In between sessions on pirate vocabulary, these books and movies will help get you in the spirit:   The Rogue Pirate’s Bride by Shanna Galen After escaping France on […]

Ann Patchett: Be Inspired Twice in October
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Ann Patchett: Be Inspired Twice in October

Two Special Programs for Fans of the Wonderful Ann Patchett   The Living Library Sunday, Oct. 5, 1 p.m., Central Library Auditorium Have you been introduced to new ideas and new perspectives by Ann Patchett’s books? Have you been so inspired by one of her stories that you wanted to learn more? “The Living Library” is […]

Books on Tap Comes to Shirlington
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Books on Tap Comes to Shirlington

The Shirlington Branch Library is expanding our program offerings for adults in their 20s and 30s with the addition of Books on Tap at Samuel Beckett’s Irish Gastropub. 6 readers met for the first time on Monday, Sept. 15 to talk about “City of Thieves” by David Benioff, a fictional account about an unlikely friendship […]

Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 10
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Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 10

This Soviet recruiter must not have been very good at his job… One of his targets had suspicions about his motives from their very first meeting and enlisted the FBI to set a successful and elaborate plan to trap him. Hint: Julius Caesar often gets credited with inventing this kind of code. The key to […]

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 […]

Help Our Growing Collection
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Help Our Growing Collection

The Library launches its first-ever Garden Tool Lending Program on Friday, Sept. 26 and you’re invited to the organic ribbon-cutting. 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 […]

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, […]