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Seeking Public’s Ideas on Collecting, Preserving, Sharing our History
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Seeking Public’s Ideas on Collecting, Preserving, Sharing our History

What about Arlington’s history is important to you? Where do you go to learn about our history as a community? How do you think our history should be collected, preserved and shared? Arlington County is asking the public to help it with an initiative launched by the County Manager in January 2015. The Arlington Historical […]

Storytime on Break Aug. 9 - Sept. 14
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Storytime on Break Aug. 9 – Sept. 14

Fall 2015 Storytimes Start Monday, Sept. 14 In the meantime, check out these end-of-summer picture books to share with your little ones:   Summer Days and Nights by Wong Herbert Yee A little girl enjoys the activities of a warm summer day and night.     Ice Cream Summer by Peter Sís A little boy […]

Columbia Pike's New Listening Center for Kids
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Columbia Pike’s New Listening Center for Kids

Have You Listened to a Good Book Lately? The Columbia Pike Branch Library’s new listening center is a special place for kids to listen to our read-along collection while here in the library. It has 6 headphones and one cd player so kids (and parents) can listen to the same story and follow along. Columbia […]

Calling All Young LEGO Builders!
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Calling All Young LEGO Builders!

Submit Your Creations to the 2015 LEGO Exhibit Open to LEGO builders age 18 and under, as well as teams that include at least one member under 18.   To apply, email a photo of your creation to ceys@arlingtonva.us by Friday, August 21. Please include: Title of Creation Name(s) and age(s) of builder(s) Address and phone […]

A Year with the Aurora Hills Readers
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A Year with the Aurora Hills Readers

Aurora Hills Reader’s Share Their Favorites After a year of book club meetings, the Aurora Hills Readers picked their favorite books, and favorite discussions: First Place - ”Interpreter of Maladies,” a collection for short stories by author Jhumpa Lahiri. Close Second – “Half of a Yellow Sun” by Arlington Reads Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Third Place – […]

Open Mic Awesomeness
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Open Mic Awesomeness

Songs, Original Poems and Shakespeare, Oh My! These talented teens performed Sunday night for a crowd of over 35 of their friends and family:   If you haven’t signed up for Summer Reading, there’s still time – the last day for Teens to register is August 19. And for every person who completes Summer Reading […]

Uncle Tyrone Makes a Visit to Cherrydale!
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Uncle Tyrone Makes a Visit to Cherrydale!

Uncle Tyrone and his puppet pals dropped by the Cherrydale Branch library on Monday to share his jokes for Summer Reading! We had a great time with over 60 people in attendance.   Missed the fun? Join us next week for the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps.  

Video: Journalist Del Quentin Wilber on "Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan"
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Video: Journalist Del Quentin Wilber on “Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan”

Author Del Quentin Wilber on the dark day in March 1981 when America almost lost its fifth president to an assassin. Wilber, a reporter with Bloomberg News, discussed his riveting look back at the shooting at the Friends of the Arlington Public Library annual meeting on June 15, 2015. Video produced by Arlington TV.

The Numbers are In: Arlington Reads Around the World
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The Numbers are In: Arlington Reads Around the World

The Reach of the Internet Never Ceases to Amaze While we knew that May’s Arlington Reads 2015 appearance by author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi was a standing-room-only, two-remote-viewing-areas blockbuster, we now know Ms. Adichi’s appearance is also an international phenomenon. The video, produced by our friends at Arlington Television, has been viewed almost 5,000 times in […]

Making Smart Decisions: Catch Up on Important Personal Finance Events
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Making Smart Decisions: Catch Up on Important Personal Finance Events

From January to April of this year, approximately 200 people visited the Central Library to attend our free educational series on end-of-life planning. Topics included estate planning, life insurance, hospice care, Medicare and funeral planning. In case you missed the series, you can still watch some of the events: Arlington Law Group’s Ryan A. Brown, […]