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Harry Potter Film Festival
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Harry Potter Film Festival

Spend Winter Break with “The Boy Who Lived”! The Shirlington Branch Library will show all eight Harry Potter films from Saturday, Dec. 27 – Sunday, Jan. 4: Saturday, Dec. 27, 2 p.m.: “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” – rated PG Sunday, Dec. 28, 2 p.m.: “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” – rated […]

Packing in the Fun in December
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Packing in the Fun in December

If You’re Looking For Something To Do…   Along with Kids Club and Paws to Read, we’ve got lots of December activities for kids and families: Wednesday, Dec. 10 - “Because of Winn-Dixie” matinee movie, 2:00 p.m., at Columbia Pike Branch Library Wednesday, Dec. 10 - Kids in the Garden: Terrarium Fun, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., at Westover […]

Take Your Preschooler on a Library Adventure
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Take Your Preschooler on a Library Adventure

Missing Your Usual Library Routine During the Storytime Break? We still have fun ways to learn and explore! Winter 2015 storytimes begin the week of Jan. 5.   Preschool Library Adventures These are family-lead activities for a rainy day, a holiday, or any day when you just need something to do.  And when you complete […]

Celebrate Winter with Picture Books
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Celebrate Winter with Picture Books

Fall 2014 Storytimes End Saturday, Nov. 22 We will miss seeing you every week, but we’re planning great things for January! Winter 2015 storytimes will begin the week of January 5.   You can create your own seasonal storytime (at home or at the Library) with these picture books about snow and winter:   Snow Babies […]

Do You Recognize This First Line?
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Do You Recognize This First Line?

Test Your Memory At Central Library In honor of NANOWRIMO, we’re holding a “First Line Quiz” at Central Library during November.  To take part, visit the NANOWRIMO display in the first floor lobby at Central, complete your age-appropriate quiz, and drop it in the submission bucket.  You can get a head start with these images […]

Aurora Hills Halloween Open House
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Aurora Hills Halloween Open House

Haunted Storytime On Wednesday, October 29, over 200 children and their caregivers came to Aurora Hills Branch Library to listen to scary stories, fun fingerplays, songs, and make holiday crafts. Many were decked out in their creative, fun and scary costumes:   Learn more about Kids Events at the Library.   

Kenmore Drama Club Spooks Glencarlyn
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Kenmore Drama Club Spooks Glencarlyn

Happy Halloween! On Thursday night, students from Kenmore Middle School’s Drama Club performed Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” and “Annabel Lee” at the Glencarlyn Branch Library: View all of our Haunted Poe Garden photos on flickr.   The kids were fantastic, and we hope they come back next year for an encore!  

Video: Ann Patchett at Central
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Video: Ann Patchett at Central

Watch a masterful talk by the great Ann Patchett at Arlington Central Library The acclaimed author, essayist, book store co-owner and dog lover drew a devoted overflow crowd for her Arlington Reads Extra appearance Oct. 23. The evening was made possible by the Friends of Arlington Public Library. Special thanks to Rob Farr and David […]

A Night to Remember at the Lit Up Ball
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A Night to Remember at the Lit Up Ball

The Second Annual Lit Up Ball was another night to remember, with dancing to excellent music performed by the Hot Society Orchestra, delicious deserts and a spy game worthy of 007 himself. Spy-themed cocktails (shaken not stirred, of course) were enjoyed by all, and the raffle baskets raised over $500 for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.   Nearly […]

Auora Hills Kids Club Does STEM
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Auora Hills Kids Club Does STEM

On Wednesday, Oct. 15, over 50 children and their caregivers came to Aurora Hills Branch Library Kids Club for an afternoon of STEM activities. They made mini lava lamps, musical maracas, spinning tops, and musical pipes; played with the human body skeleton, and snap electrical circuits. We had great fun!   Learn more about Kids […]