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Guitar Buzz Begins at Westover
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Guitar Buzz Begins at Westover

Teens Learn Six String Basics Arlington teens are learning Rock ‘n Roll guitar basics thanks to teacher Barrett Jones, of dcbeatclub.  This six session class is open to newcomers as well as returning students. Future classes meet on: Oct. 15 Nov. 5 Nov. 19 Dec. 3 Jan. 14   Guitar equipment kindly provided by GAMA (Guitar […]

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Arlington, Virginia pays tribute tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our community, our nation and our society. In addition to the numerous independence day and national festivals, Arlington hosts a number of activities during Hispanic Heritage Month; please join us!

Another Lucky Winner!
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Another Lucky Winner!

Summer Reading raffle winner steps up! This year’s summer readers helped raise over $3000 to help the Philippines rebuild libraries and archives damaged by Typhoon Haiyan, November 2013.  For every participant who completed the program once, the Friends of the Arlington Public Library donated to the ALA Philippines Library Relief fund. Congratulations to Ellie!  Cherrydale […]

Books on Tap Comes to Shirlington
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Books on Tap Comes to Shirlington

The Shirlington Branch Library is expanding our program offerings for adults in their 20s and 30s with the addition of Books on Tap at Samuel Beckett’s Irish Gastropub. 6 readers met for the first time on Monday, Sept. 15 to talk about “City of Thieves” by David Benioff, a fictional account about an unlikely friendship […]

Donate Your Gently Used Garden Tools
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Donate Your Gently Used Garden Tools

To donate your gently used tools to the Garden Tool Lending Program, please email Margaret Brown at mbrown3@arlingtonva.us.   The Library is Currently Seeking: Aerator Bow Saw Broad Fork Bulb Planter Cultivator Digging Bar, various Fence Post Driver Garden Trowel Grass Hook (sickle) Hedge Shear, manual Hoe, planter’s Hose attachments Ladder Lawn Mower, regular and mulching […]

Help Our Growing Collection
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Help Our Growing Collection

The Library launches its first-ever Garden Tool Lending Program on Friday, Sept. 26 and you’re invited to the organic ribbon-cutting. Join the volunteer team dedicated to organizing and running this new service! We’re looking for people to fill these roles: Tool Library Coordinator(s) Description: Participate in the planning and implementation of the Tool Library. Oversee staffing and […]

Video: Elizabeth Drew on Nixon's Fate
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Video: Elizabeth Drew on Nixon’s Fate

Elizabeth Drew, Journalist as Historian Arlington Public Library was honored to host journalism great Elizabeth Drew almost 40 years to the day that Richard Nixon flew away from the White House, leaving power and scandal behind. Celebrating a new printing of her classic “Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon’s Downfall,” Ms. Drew was candid, […]

"Jamberry" Tastes Great for Storytime
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“Jamberry” Tastes Great for Storytime

Do You Love Storytime? These kids at the Shirlington Branch Library do: Along with other books and songs, librarian Megan read “Jamberry” to a crowd of 60 parents and kids at Shirlington’s Over Twos Storytime today.   Jamberry by Bruce Degen A little boy walking in the forest meets a big lovable bear that takes […]

Goodbye to Summer in the Glencarlyn Garden
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Goodbye to Summer in the Glencarlyn Garden

And Looking Forward to Fall!    

2014 Lego Creations Exhibit and Reception
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2014 Lego Creations Exhibit and Reception

Animals, Robots, Buildings and More! On exhibit at Central Library, the Aurora Hills Branch Library, the Columbia Pike Branch Library and the Westover Branch Library, September 2014.   Builders, families and fans are invited to join us for the LEGO Creations reception at Central on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.