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Civil War Artifacts from the Arlington Historical Society
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Civil War Artifacts from the Arlington Historical Society

Our History on Display On Exhibit at the Aurora Hills Branch Library, July – August 2015 Like most museums, the Arlington Historical Museum (located in the Hume School) has more artifacts than can be displayed at any one time. So the Arlington Historical Society recently launched an effort to locate display areas in public spaces around the County […]

Have You Tried "The Comedy Routine"?
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Have You Tried “The Comedy Routine”?

What’s it Like to Take – or Teach – a Comedy Class? Register now for the July workshop In January, Plaza Library branch manager Kerby Valladares offered a new and very different program to Library community: The Comedy Routine. Mr. Valladares, a stand-up comic himself, wanted to give Library users an opportunity to take the […]

July 2015: 31 Days of #APLSummerReading
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July 2015: 31 Days of #APLSummerReading

Share Your Summer of Reading Summer Reading for Adults challenges you to share 31 Summer Reading photos and comments! Post to Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook, Tumblr or anything else – using the hashtag #APLSummerReading. Then check out all the #APLSummerReading posts on Tagboard (from twitter, instagram and facebook).   Download and print the calendar or book mark this […]

Video: Funeral Planning and Your Finances
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Video: Funeral Planning and Your Finances

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.    

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 […]

Postcard Display Celebrates America's Libraries
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Postcard Display Celebrates America’s Libraries

Souvenirs from the Early 20th Century On exhibit at Central Library, April 2015. Don’t miss this month’s historic postcard display at Central in honor of National Library Week. It includes images of dozens of beautiful library buildings, many of them Carnegie Libraries, which were built between 1890 and 1920.   The postcards are part of […]

Magical Adventure Stories
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Magical Adventure Stories

Book Bubble Season 2 (Episode 6) Stories by Long Branch Students   This episode includes three stories written by Long Branch Elementary School students in the Creative Book Project: Little Mouse’s Quest by Aiden Endo Read more stories of brave mice and evil rats in the “Redwall” series, written by Brian Jacques.     The Fairy’s Secret by […]

Leaving Home, and Finding Home
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Leaving Home, and Finding Home

Book Bubble Season 2 (Episode 7) Stories by Long Branch Students   This episode includes three stories written by Long Branch Elementary School students in the Creative Book Project: Gary the Pea by Morgan Schlimme Read another fun version of the Princess and the Pea in “Nobody Asked the Pea” by John Warren Stewig, illustrated by Cornelius Van […]

Making Unexpected Friends, Finding Unexpected Heroes
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Making Unexpected Friends, Finding Unexpected Heroes

Book Bubble Season 2 (Episode 8) Stories by Long Branch Students   This episode includes three stories written by Long Branch Elementary School students in the Creative Book Project: Viggy by Patsy Zetkulic Read more stories of dogs and the people who love them in “Because of Shoe, and Other Dog Stories,” edited by Ann M. Martin.   […]