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Happy Valentine's Day from Ivy
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Happy Valentine’s Day from Ivy

Letters from Our Friends!   When our American Girl dolls go home with our young patrons, they often come back with letters and pictures telling us about their amazing adventures. Read more of their journal entries on Flickr.   Learn more about the American Girl Lending Program.  

Librarian Parents: They're Just Like Us!
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Librarian Parents: They’re Just Like Us!

They Underestimate the Chaos of Parenting… Rachel, a Youth Services librarian and mother to now 10 month old Louis, shares the experience of learning to practice what she preaches.   These are all pieces of advice that I’ve frequently given to the parents of new babies: “Sign your preschooler up for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!” […]

eReader Buying Guide: Winter 2014-15
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eReader Buying Guide: Winter 2014-15

The Choices Can Be Overwhelming… Are you looking for a dedicated eReading device, or a multi-use tablet?  Choosing a device really comes down to how you plan to use it.   Use the latest reviews to decide which device is right for you – or your special someone: CNET Holiday Gift GuideTablets and e-Readers for Bookworms […]

Find Your Pot of Gold at Westover
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Find Your Pot of Gold at Westover

A Note From Branch Manager Shari A brief respite from all of the rain earlier this week provided a few minutes of much-needed sunshine and a double rainbow. Katherine and I were at the desk when several patrons came in urging us and others to get their cameras and run outside. They were greeted by […]

Car-Free Options, Endless Destinations
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Car-Free Options, Endless Destinations

A short video on the latest happenings at Central and how to get there car-free The Library helps you get where you want to go. A car-free diet makes the trip even better. Thanks to our friends at Arlington County Commuter Services for the star treatment.

Alex Braden: Sound Installation
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Alex Braden: Sound Installation

Piece and Quiet Arlington County Spotlight Artist Grant, to be installed on Saturdays at the following locations: Nov. 22 – Westover Branch Library Nov. 29 – Cherrydale Branch Library Dec. 6 – Central Library Dec. 13 – Shirlington Branch Library True quiet is a near impossible experience. Even in anechoic chambers—soundproofed spaces designed to eliminate […]

YA Author Interview: Trish Doller
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YA Author Interview: Trish Doller

We are so thrilled to bring you an interview with Trish Doller, the amazing author of Something Like Normal and Where the Stars Still Shine. Check out our behind the scenes look and then go check out those books!

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 […]

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

Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 8
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Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 8

Money was this spy’s motivation–and his eventual downfall. 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