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Video: Funeral Planning (Making Smart Decisions)
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Video: Funeral Planning (Making Smart Decisions)

Recorded April 2, 2015 at Central Library, by Allan Yankosky / 1411 Media. Presented by Kathy Birnbaum, RN (Retired) and Past President of Memorial Society of Virginia.    

Video: Estate Planning and Protecting Parents' Assets
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Video: Estate Planning and Protecting Parents’ Assets

Recorded April 13, 2015 at Central Library, by Allan Yankosky / 1411 Media. Presented by elder law attorney Bill Fralin, president of The Estate Planning and Elder Law Firm, P.C.    

Trail Tales: Have You Heard the Nesting Bird?
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Trail Tales: Have You Heard the Nesting Bird?

Installed April – June 2015   Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? by Rita Gray, illustrated by Kenard Pak As a boy and a girl walk in fields near their house, they see many birds and hear their distinctive calls. But a quiet bird captures the children’s attention. Sitting in her nest in a tree, […]

New Voices in Detective Fiction
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New Voices in Detective Fiction

Love a Good Thriller? Try one of these novels by some of the best new authors of modern mystery fiction:   Cemetery Road by Gar Anthony Haywood When his old friend R.J. Burrow is brutally murdered in Los Angeles, Errol “Handy” White must return from exile to attend the funeral, certain that a terrible secret […]

Storytime is Off May 26 - July 6
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Storytime is Off May 26 – July 6

We’re Getting Ready for Summer Reading! For the next month, children’s librarians are extra busy visiting all 22 Arlington elementary school to talk about great new books promote the value and fun of reading during the summer, and get kids excited about Summer Reading!   Need a good story to share with your child? Try […]

GSK Science in the Summer™: Chemistry for Rising Second through Sixth Graders
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GSK Science in the Summer™: Chemistry for Rising Second through Sixth Graders

This summer, Arlington kids entering second through sixth grade are invited to attend GSK Science in the Summer’s free and fun Chemistry program. GSK Science in the Summer™ introduces students to Chemistry through investigations that allow them to explore physical and chemical changes, learn about “matter,” make crystals, and determine if liquids are acids, bases, or neutrals. […]

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 […]