Gaining Experience and Insight Prisila has been a Youth Services volunteer at Central Library since last spring, and is now helping staff with a special project in Materials Management. She also volunteers at local events and will soon add the hospital to her list of experiences. She says she volunteers because she likes gaining experience, which will […]
Author and Playwright Iris Rainer Dart Interviewed by Signature Theatre Education Director David Zobell, at the Shirlington Branch Library on Feb. 3, 2014. The world premiere of “Beaches” is on stage at Signature from February 19 – March 30, 2014. Learn more about Theater Events at the Library.
The federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday on February is “Washington’s Birthday.” But if you live in the Metro DC area, keeping track of this holiday’s name can be confusing: In Virginia, the official state holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February is named George Washington Day. In Maryland, they now celebrate the state holiday […]
More than One Way to Love Books We all know that Library books are tough, but sometimes they just can’t take any more handling, or another slide down the book drop, and they start falling apart. What happens then? If the Adult Collection Development Librarian decides the damaged book should be put back into circulation, […]
A Special Responsibility to Remember the Events of Sept. 11, 2001 As one of the three locations that directly felt the physical violence of the day, Arlington’s is a remarkable story of human resilience. “The obscenities of Sept. 11, 2001 exposed the difference between builders and destroyers. We are builders. Let us agree, on this […]
Supporting Their Community, and Finding New Books Alexis Cox and Sandi Fox started volunteering at the Shirlington Branch Library in 2006, when it occupied a small temporary space on the lower level of Shirlington Village – which also happened to be the first floor of their office building. When we asked them why they enjoy […]
Summer Reading is popping out all over the place but take a special look at Aurora Hills, Cherrydale and Shirlington branch libraries. Thanks to some remarkable artists from Department of Parks and Recreation after-school programs, those branches can–for the next few months–boast literary classics come-to-life just outside their doors. The main materials were clay, steel […]
Proud to Help Provide Quality Service Colleen started volunteering at Central Library in 2009, and switched to the Columbia Pike Branch Library after she moved to Alexandria in 2011. She volunteers on Columbia Pike’s 2nd Floor Info Desk, and occasionally in circulation processing delivery, holds or the paging list. We asked her to tell us a […]