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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 […]

Summer Reading 2015 Preschool Storytime Schedule
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Summer Reading 2015 Preschool Storytime Schedule

Raise a Reader! Monday, July 6 – Saturday, Aug. 8 Our age appropriate storytimes are designed to help you to help your child learn reading readiness, or Early Literacy. No registration required - attendance is first-come, first-served until seating capacity is reached. Call 703-228-5946 for more information. Reminder - On days when Arlington Public Schools or Parks are […]

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, […]

Furry Fun with Adoptable Dogs
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Furry Fun with Adoptable Dogs

Thank You for Coming Out to Paws to Pick a Pup!   We had so much fun at the Cherrydale Branch Library today meeting sweet dogs looking for new homes, thanks to the Animal Welfare League of Arlington and Dogma Bakery.   If you couldn’t join us today but are interested in adopting a dog […]

In the News: The Washington Post Explores Our Center for Local History
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In the News: The Washington Post Explores Our Center for Local History

Washington Post columnist John Kelly revels in the Arlington past as he meets the staff and sees the unique resources of Arlington Public Library’s Center for Local History. From May 30, 2015 Washington Post: “Interested in Arlington History? This is the Place for You.”

Trail Tales: Have You Heard the Nesting Bird?
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Trail Tales: Have You Heard the Nesting Bird?

Installed April – June 2015   Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? by Rita Gray, illustrated by Kenard Pak As a boy and a girl walk in fields near their house, they see many birds and hear their distinctive calls. But a quiet bird captures the children’s attention. Sitting in her nest in a tree, […]

Storytime is Off May 26 - July 6
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Storytime is Off May 26 – July 6

We’re Getting Ready for Summer Reading! For the next month, children’s librarians are extra busy visiting all 22 Arlington elementary school to talk about great new books promote the value and fun of reading during the summer, and get kids excited about Summer Reading!   Need a good story to share with your child? Try […]

GSK Science in the Summer™: Chemistry for Rising Second through Sixth Graders
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GSK Science in the Summer™: Chemistry for Rising Second through Sixth Graders

This summer, Arlington kids entering second through sixth grade are invited to attend GSK Science in the Summer’s free and fun Chemistry program. GSK Science in the Summer™ introduces students to Chemistry through investigations that allow them to explore physical and chemical changes, learn about “matter,” make crystals, and determine if liquids are acids, bases, or neutrals. […]