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Teen Summer Reading Prizes Awarded
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Teen Summer Reading Prizes Awarded

An Evening of Dancing, Ice Cream and Books On Thursday, Aug. 21, over 125 middle and high school students brought their their families to Central Library to celebrate another great summer of reading. They enjoyed ice cream sundaes, Dance Dance Revolution, Wii Sports and prize drawings.    Avery D., a regular at the Cherrydale Branch […]

Let the Games Begin: Library Fantasy Football Already Scores
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Let the Games Begin: Library Fantasy Football Already Scores

Our first annual Arlington Public Library Fantasy Football League is a hit and we’re still only in pre-season mode! Eighteen players were on hand for our Fantasy Football 101 presentation earlier this month and that meant one league was immediately full. So we created a second league to keep up with demand: the Dewey Decimators 2.0. […]

An Excellent Sleepover
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An Excellent Sleepover

Tigers and Monkeys and Bears, Oh My! Our August 20 Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the Cherrydale Branch Library was a huge success! Children came for a pajama storytime and made nametags for their animals:   Then the kids said good night, and the real fun started for the stuffed animals!  Hide and seek in the stacks, […]

Get In a Lit Up Ball Mood
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Get In a Lit Up Ball Mood

With Every Actor to Play Bond on the Big Screen Films will be shown at the Shirlington Branch Library on Tuesday nights at 6:00 p.m. Vote for your favorite Bond after every film, and enter to win tickets to the 2014 Lit Up Ball. Ticket winners will be announced October 15.   Screenings in Chronological Order by […]

Getting Tips on Getting Into College
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Getting Tips on Getting Into College

On July 22, over 40 area high school students and their parents attended a seminar at the Westover Branch Library on how to write a compelling and original college entrance essay. The seminar was conducted by former HB principal, Ray Anderson.   Write Out Loud by Carol Barash, PhD 12 Tools for Telling Your Story […]

Fall 2014 Preschool Storytime Schedule
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Fall 2014 Preschool Storytime Schedule

Raise a Reader! Monday, Sept. 8 – Saturday, Nov. 22.  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 are closed because […]

Author Video: Charlie Clark on "Arlington County Chronicles"
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Author Video: Charlie Clark on “Arlington County Chronicles”

Journalist and local historian Charlie Clark discusses the new anthology of his popular “Our Man in Arlington” column, which runs in the Falls Church News-Press “Arlington County Chronicles” is full of surprising twists and turns across the timeline of  Arlington history, culture and urban growth. Mr. Clark previously spoke at Central Library in 2013, discussing […]

Don't Bite Off More Than You Can Chew...
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Don’t Bite Off More Than You Can Chew…

Volunteers Matthew and Katie avoid the fine shark. You can too. Return your books on time!   And while you’re at it, check out all the fun we have with our bookdrop at the Cherrydale Branch Library.  

T-Shirt Decorating
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T-Shirt Decorating

Wearable Works of Art Teens used fabric spray paint to personalize t-shirts and make them unique! The weather was nice we moved out doors under the trees behind the Library:     Learn more about Summer Reading at the Library.  

Arlington Reads Extra: Ann Patchett Oct. 23
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Arlington Reads Extra: Ann Patchett Oct. 23

Novelist, non-fiction writer, PEN/Faulkner Award and Guggenheim Fellowship winner Ann Patchett visits Central Library on Oct. 23, 2014. Patchett will discuss the writing life and how she has created such a remarkable body of work.