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Celebrate Black History: Share the Story of Nauck/Green Valley
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Celebrate Black History: Share the Story of Nauck/Green Valley

Explore Arlington’s Nauck in person. And if you can, help share the rich heritage digitally. The community—bordered by Army-Navy County Club, Four Mile Run, South Walter Reed Drive and South 16th Road—features African American roots that predate the Civil War. Records from the 184os show that free blacks like Levi and Sarah Ann Jones bought […]

Your Library Catalog Just Got a Makeover!
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Your Library Catalog Just Got a Makeover!

What’s new? Step inside and find out! [more...]

Pop-Up Library Hours at Arlington Mill
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Pop-Up Library Hours at Arlington Mill

Check out books and DVDs, get a Library card, or receive One-on-One Tech Help – Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons. [more...]

10 Award Winning Magazines for Kids
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10 Award Winning Magazines for Kids

Want to Give a Great Literacy Gift that Arrives Monthly? Youth Services librarian Pat shares her recommendations – all of which are award-winners:   Babybug Magazine Ages: 0 – 3 yrs. Joyful, brightly-illustrated stories and poems are perfect for parents and grandparents to read aloud. A “Guide for Caregivers” on the last page offers read-aloud […]

Give the Gift of Lit Up Ball Tix
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Give the Gift of Lit Up Ball Tix

Looking for a Unique Holiday Gift? Buy your favorite book lover a ticket (or two) to the best literary themed party in town! The 2016 Lit Up Ball will be Saturday, March 12, at the Clarendon Ballroom. Tickets are $35 each, from the Friends of the Arlington Public Library.   This years theme is Lewis Carroll’s […]

The Force Was With You!
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The Force Was With You!

Thanks for Making Our Star Wars Celebration Great Kids and families had a fantastic time last Saturday, Nov. 21, at Central Library’s Star Wars Celebration.  Light sabers were assembled, puzzles were put together, trivia was answered, and many fun photos were taken with members of the 501st Legion’s Garrison Tyranus. Winners of the costume contest […]

Storytime Break: Nov. 22 - Jan. 3
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Storytime Break: Nov. 22 – Jan. 3

Winter 2016 Storytimes Start Monday, Jan. 4 Don’t miss these special winter programs for preschoolers and their families: Drop-in Hot Chocolate Open House at Arlington Mill Community and Senior Center – Saturday, Dec. 5, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Children’s Winter Open House at Westover Branch Library – Thursday, Dec. 10, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. First […]

Puzzle Fest 2015 Results
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Puzzle Fest 2015 Results

Thanks to All the Players! View the Results of the 2015 Friends of the Library’s Arlington Puzzle Festival: Crossword Summary Results (pdf) Sudoku Summary Results (pdf)      

Video: Shut Up and Write with Jason Reynolds
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Video: Shut Up and Write with Jason Reynolds

Shut Up and Write is a series of panel discussions on writing Young Adult Fiction, moderated by author Jon Skovron. On Nov. 5, 2015, Coretta Scott King Award winner Jason Reynolds, author of “Boy in the Black Suit” joined moderator Jon Skovron for a discussion about his unexpected path to becoming a writer and using writing as outreach. […]

Video: Medicare, Open Enrollment, and Your Yearly Plan Review
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Video: Medicare, Open Enrollment, and Your Yearly Plan Review

Recorded Oct. 27, 2015 at Central Library, by Allan Yankosky / 1411 Media. John Glowacky, Counselor, Virginia Insurance Counseling Assistance Program, talks about what’s new with Medicare benefits, including the Quality Improvement Organization Program that will help Medicare improve the quality of care and health outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries. Presented in partnership with Virginia Insurance […]