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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.  

See You at the Fair!
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See You at the Fair!

Stop By and Say “Hello” at an Arlington Summer Tradition The fun of August is back at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center with the 38th Annual Arlington County Fair. Make your way to the outdoor Kid’s Court from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9 and Sunday, Aug. 10 for games and a prize […]

Four Cool New OverDrive Features
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Four Cool New OverDrive Features

Borrowing eBooks and eAudiobooks Just Got Even Easier! If you’re a fan of our downloadable eCollection, these new OverDrive features should make your day: Suspend Your eHolds Just like with regular holds, now you can opt to suspend your OverDrive eHolds. Your position will continue to advance in the queue while your hold is suspended, but […]

Nixon/Watergate Display at Central is Unimpeachable
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Nixon/Watergate Display at Central is Unimpeachable

Marking 40 Years Since the Only Presidential Resignation Visitors to Central Library can look back with a new temporary display of historic newspapers, magazines, political campaign items and pop culture collectibles related to President Richard M. Nixon and the scandal that brought him down 40 summers ago.  The items, from a private collection, range in […]

No Storytime Aug. 9 - Sept. 7
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No Storytime Aug. 9 – Sept. 7

But There’s Plenty To Do During the Storytime Break! Fall 2014 preschool storytime schedule coming soon… What to do while you wait? Enter the 2nd Annual LEGO Exhibit: Submission deadline, Saturday Aug. 16 Attend the family film Mulan: Saturday, Aug. 16, 3:00 p.m. at the Shirlington Branch Library Take a bear, elephant, dog (or whatever your kid […]