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New Butterfly-Friendly Planting at Glencarlyn
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New Butterfly-Friendly Planting at Glencarlyn

The Monarchs Are on Their Way, but They Need Our Help Milkweed and other nectar-providing plants are being added to the Cemetery Garden at the Glencarlyn Branch Library Community Garden. According to the VCE Master Gardeners who take care of the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden, new agricultural practices and habitat destruction have resulted in the […]

Photos from Seventh Annual Tour des Bibliothèques
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Photos from Seventh Annual Tour des Bibliothèques

An Excellent Day for a Beautiful Ride   On Saturday, April 19, Arlington Public Library’s 7th annual Tour de Bibliotheques toured Arlington in perfect biking weather — cool and sunny.  Eighteen riders gathered at Central Library mid-morning: The group stayed together some of the ride, and at other times split into a fast group and […]

May 17: The Trucks Are Coming!
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May 17: The Trucks Are Coming!

Mark Your Calendar and Save the Date On Saturday, May 17, you and your little ones are invited to get up-close and personal with a menagerie of trucks and buses.  From 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the Central Library parking lot Plus transportation-themed craft activities in the Library auditorium   Stay tuned for more updates…   […]

Looking for Family Films?
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Looking for Family Films?

Spend Saturdays at Shirlington! Once a month, the Shirlington Branch Library shows a film just for kids. Our next screening will be Finding Nemo, on Saturday, May 10, at 3:00 p.m. Admittance is limited to children and their caregivers. Recent titles include Despicable Me 2, Monsters University, and Frozen. For information on future dates and films, contact Valaria at 703-228-6545. […]

Family Programs to Celebrate Earth
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Family Programs to Celebrate Earth

Your Garden and Your Table Don’t miss these two fun programs at the Westover Branch Library in April:   Make Your Yard Their Home: Migration and Bird Feeders Wednesday, April 23, 4:30-5:30 p.m. - Learn what draws various birds to your yard, how different feeders attract different birds, and then make a wooden feeder to take […]

New Volunteer Opportunities for Teens
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New Volunteer Opportunities for Teens

Apply Now for Summer 2014 Openings Looking for something interesting to do this summer? Become a Library volunteer and you could help run Summer Reading, prep for storytime, fill hold requests, or capture video of cool programs! Fill out an online application Application Deadline: Thursday, May 15, 2014   Current Openings Special Projects: July – […]

Is Your Wallet This Cool?
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Is Your Wallet This Cool?

We Love Duct Tape! On April 9, twenty-one middle school students made duct tape wallets at the first ever Mid-Week Middle School Club at the Westover Branch Library. Accompanied by their favorite music, the students worked in small groups to help each other through the steps of the project: The next meeting of Westover’s Mid-Week […]

Volunteer Opportunity: Container Gardener at Shirlington
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Volunteer Opportunity: Container Gardener at Shirlington

Help Bring a Garden Back to Life. After a long, cold winter, the Shirlington Branch Library’s container garden needs tender loving care from someone with a green thumb. The garden consists of 8 pots, ranging from 1.5 to 2 feet in diameter. Each holds greens and flowers. Time Commitment: At least two hours a week, […]

Volunteers Needed: French Conversation Class Leader
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Volunteers Needed: French Conversation Class Leader

Do You Speak French Like a Native? If your first language is French and you enjoy teaching others, consider volunteering to lead our French conversation group at the Aurora Hills Branch Library.  The group meets every other Monday, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Qualifications: Interest in meeting new people. Ability to engage people in a pleasant, welcoming […]

Library DVDs Can Now Be Renewed Twice
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Library DVDs Can Now Be Renewed Twice

Spend more quality time with your Library DVDs Arlington Public Library DVDs can now be renewed twice, provided no one else has placed a hold on items you have checked out. That means 21 straight days of Library DVD goodness, which comes in handy considering the usual interruptions that can get between you and your […]