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Comedy Showcase Premiers at Bayou Bakery
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Comedy Showcase Premiers at Bayou Bakery

Over the last six months, Plaza Branch Library manager (and comedian) Kerby Valladares has led a series of workshops designed to give newcomers a taste of the standup comedy life. Rookie comedians have met local comics, learned how to shape their act, and gotten to know the Metro DC comedy scene. Now they’re ready for […]

We Loved "Take Your Kids to Work Day"
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We Loved “Take Your Kids to Work Day”

For this year’s Bring Your Child to Work Day, librarians Anne and Raquel introduced Arlington County employees’ kids (and their parents) to some of the cool things the Library does. The kids also learned about Arlington’s Nature Centers, and County government.   We had a great time – and we think the kids did, too! […]

Girl Scouts Visit the Glencarlyn Community Garden
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Girl Scouts Visit the Glencarlyn Community Garden

On Sunday, Master Gardeners gave a tour of the Glencarlyn Branch Library Community Garden to a local Girl Scout troop. Master Gardener Paul Nuhn reports: “After the tour, the girls broke off into small groups and learned the how and whys of garden care and environmental stewardship. A big thank you to the Girl Scouts […]

Under Construction at Glencarlyn
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Under Construction at Glencarlyn

Create! Explore! Be Inspired! Kids put together exciting stuff each week with the Glencarlyn Lego Club, Thursday afternoons at 4:30 p.m.   Learn more about Kids Events at the Library.  

Drop Everything and Read - at Buzz Bakery
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Drop Everything and Read – at Buzz Bakery

Looking for an excuse to finish the book on your nightstand? Or start your next book club choice? That’s what over 40 people did at Buzz Bakery in Ballston last Tuesday night. Buzz donated a percentage of that evening’s profits to the Friends of the Arlington Public Library, and attendees had the chance to sign up […]

How High Can You Build?
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How High Can You Build?

A Very Tall Tower at Aurora Hills Over the weekend these kids exercised their engineering skill, and built the tallest Mega Tiles tower we have ever seen.   We challenge you to beat them next time you visit the Aurora Hills Branch Library!  

What's YOUR Library "Essential"?
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What’s YOUR Library “Essential”?

Happy National Library Week: Here’s What We Want to Know: What is the ONE Arlington Public Library service, program, collection, staffer/volunteer you could not do without? Please use the comment space below to tell us.  Be specific as possible. While “books” are a pillar of what we do, we’ll be looking for more nitty gritty in […]

Jesmyn Ward Offers Insight, Hope to Arlington Reads Audiences
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Jesmyn Ward Offers Insight, Hope to Arlington Reads Audiences

National Book Award Winner Jesmyn Ward stressed the importance of dialogue both locally and nationally during two Arlington Reads 2015 appearances April 8.  Speaking first to students at Marymount University, Ward said “hope” was the key to confronting each new day despite the weight of the latest tragic headlines stemming from the issues of race […]

Central Shines with Energy Savings
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Central Shines with Energy Savings

The results are in and Central Library is doing even better than expected in terms of sustainability efforts. Central was tapped three years ago by the Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy to be the County’s first showcase project for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge. The goal was to cut energy use 20 […]

What a Party!
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What a Party!

Almost 60 kids, their dolls and families celebrated Women’s History Month at Central Library on Wednesday, March 25. Our American Girl Tea Party included crafts, games and refreshments:   Learn more about the American Girl Lending Program.