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Are Your Hands Well Washed?
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Are Your Hands Well Washed?

Westover Kids Learn An Easy Way to Avoid Getting Sick and Spreading Illness On Wednesday, Oct. 15, GMU Global Health student Nicole Kraatz presented a surprising and fun hand washing workshop at the Westover Branch Library. Over 30 kids looked at their hands under black light, and learned how to wash their hands properly:   Handwashing is […]

Dangerous and Well Dressed
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Dangerous and Well Dressed

What does the best dressed heroine or villain of the 50s or 60s wear? While the photos below focus primarily on early Bond Girls (and one uber-villain), these links will help you find costuming for more eras, ages and character types: Browse Amalgamated Clothing on Mount Vernon Ave in Alexandria, where shoppers will receive a discount […]

And the Answer is 432 Library Cards
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And the Answer is 432 Library Cards

The question: How many Arlington Public Library cards fit into an old Mary Jane candy jar? We received plenty of guesses for our National Library Card Sign-Up Month contest, ranging from 38 to 920 cards. The closest estimation came from Library fan Hina, who was just a bit short with 363 cards. For her efforts, […]

Aurora Hills Kids Club Goes Bananas!
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Aurora Hills Kids Club Goes Bananas!

On September 17, Ms. Susannah from Go Bananas Dancing visited our Kids Club and led an enthusiastic group of 80 children and parents to a dance and movement program. Everyone had a great time learning new dance moves and fun group activities – thank you Ms. Susannah!   Lear more about Elementary Kids Events at […]

Summer Reading '14 Wrap-Up: Another Glorious Book Vacation
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Summer Reading ’14 Wrap-Up: Another Glorious Book Vacation

With the boys of summer done for the year in Washington (baseball’s a tricky game), it’s a good time to take one last look back at how the boys and girls of Arlington did with Summer Reading 2014. Reading throughout the summer helps kids to explore new books and stories, and helps to maintain their […]

Undercover Arlington Bonus
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Undercover Arlington Bonus

This Character May Help You Beat All the Other Spies at the Ball You’ll find the answer to Clue 11 in the answers to Clues 1-10. Don’t remember them? We’ll recap: Clue 1: venonA project Clue 2: ramon gaRcia Clue 3: the illEgals program Clue 4: aUton and Dunlop Clue 5: agent 123 and aGent 202 […]

Upcoming Family Films at Shirlington
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Upcoming Family Films at Shirlington

Movies the Whole Family Can Enjoy Join us each month at the Shirlington Branch Library for a fun film, complete with snacks!   Fall 2014 – Winter 2015 Schedule: Oct. 18 – “Hotel Transylvania” – 3:00 p.m. Nov. 8 – “Brother Bear” - 3:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 – “Arthur Christmas” - 3:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 […]

Events for NANOWRIMO 2014
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Events for NANOWRIMO 2014

Meet Your Goal This November Whether you’re 13 or 93, we have lots of great NANOWRIMO events to help get you inspired and keep you writing all month.   All Ages Saturday, Nov. 1, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – All Ages Write In. Snacks and wifi provided. Central Library. Saturday, Nov. 8, 11:00 a.m. – […]

Thanks For Another Great Lego Creations Show!
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Thanks For Another Great Lego Creations Show!

And a Party Full of Lego Cookies, Lego Prizes and Lego Building   Over 70 kids and families gathered at Central Library on Saturday, Sept. 20, to celebrate this year’s excellent Lego Creations exhibit.  At the end of the party, we held a door-prize raffle – winners of various donated lego sets and a copy […]

Lego Creations Exhibit 2014 at Aurora Hills
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Lego Creations Exhibit 2014 at Aurora Hills

Check Out the Excellent Legos Created for the 2014 Lego Creations Exhibit! This is one of the inventive creations on display this year at the Aurora Hills Branch Library:   And don’t miss the rest of the exhibit, at Central Library, the Columbia Pike Branch Library and the Westover Branch Library through September.