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Family Programs to Celebrate Earth Month
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Family Programs to Celebrate Earth Month

Your Garden and Your Table Don’t miss these two fun programs at the Westover Branch Library in April:   Make Your Yard Their Home: Migration and Bird Feeders Wednesday, April 23, 4:30-5:30 p.m. - Learn what draws various birds to your yard, how different feeders attract different birds, and then make a wooden feeder to take […]

New Volunteer Opportunities for Teens
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New Volunteer Opportunities for Teens

Apply Now for Summer 2014 Openings Looking for something interesting to do this summer? Become a Library volunteer and you could help run Summer Reading, prep for storytime, fill hold requests, or capture video of cool programs! Fill out an online application Application Deadline: Thursday, May 15, 2014   Current Openings Special Projects: July – […]

Is Your Wallet This Cool?
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Is Your Wallet This Cool?

We Love Duct Tape! On April 9, twenty-one middle school students made duct tape wallets at the first ever Mid-Week Middle School Club at the Westover Branch Library. Accompanied by their favorite music, the students worked in small groups to help each other through the steps of the project: The next meeting of Westover’s Mid-Week […]

Volunteer Opportunity: Container Gardener at Shirlington
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Volunteer Opportunity: Container Gardener at Shirlington

Help Bring a Garden Back to Life. After a long, cold winter, the Shirlington Branch Library’s container garden needs tender loving care from someone with a green thumb. The garden consists of 8 pots, ranging from 1.5 to 2 feet in diameter. Each holds greens and flowers. Time Commitment: At least two hours a week, […]

Volunteers Needed: French Conversation Class Leader
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Volunteers Needed: French Conversation Class Leader

Do You Speak French Like a Native? If your first language is French and you enjoy teaching others, consider volunteering to lead our French conversation group at the Aurora Hills Branch Library.  The group meets every other Monday, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Qualifications: Interest in meeting new people. Ability to engage people in a pleasant, welcoming […]

Library DVDs Can Now Be Renewed Twice
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Library DVDs Can Now Be Renewed Twice

Spend more quality time with your Library DVDs Arlington Public Library DVDs can now be renewed twice, provided no one else has placed a hold on items you have checked out. That means 21 straight days of Library DVD goodness, which comes in handy considering the usual interruptions that can get between you and your […]

Hold Your Own Storytime During the Spring Hiatus
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Hold Your Own Storytime During the Spring Hiatus

What to Do During Storytime Break? You can create your own personal storytime, incorporating key early literacy skills: sing, talk, read, write, and play! Spring 2014 storytimes start April 21.   Sing Singing is an important early literacy skill because it slows down natural speech, allowing children to hear the sounds inside of words. And […]

Spring Is In The Air...
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Spring Is In The Air…

So take a walk to the library to return your books and find some great reads! We’ve got what you’re looking for!  And we know there’s no better way to enjoy the sunshine then with the latest read.   Don’t miss all the fun we have with our bookdrop at the Cherrydale Branch Library!       […]

Selected Shorts: Arlington Favorites
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Selected Shorts: Arlington Favorites

A Tribute to the Short Story With Ann Beattie (right), a master of the genre, visiting on Thursday, April 10, for Arlington Reads 2014, we’ve been thinking a lot about the craft of short story writing. And so have many of you. Below are just some of the favorite short story titles and authors you […]

Spring Break Geocaching at Aurora Hills
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Spring Break Geocaching at Aurora Hills

Looking For Something Fun To Do As A Family During Spring Break? Try an intergenerational introduction to geocaching! Friday, April 18, from 1:30-2:30 p.m at the Aurora Hills 55+ Senior Center (located in the same building as the Aurora Hills Branch Library) The class will provide a basic overview of geocaching, what it is and how it […]