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Teen Summer Reading: Bookmark Bonanza!
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Teen Summer Reading: Bookmark Bonanza!

Monster, Paper Clip and Elastic Charm Bookmarks Thursday, July 17 at Central Library:   More photos of Summer Reading fun for teens are on flickr.   Learn more about Summer Reading.      

Apollo to the Moon at Aurora Hills
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Apollo to the Moon at Aurora Hills

To celebrate the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11′s moon landing, the Aurora Hills Branch Library is showing an exhibit of Apollo-related documents.     The notes, charts, books and newspapers are from the personal collection of engineer and longtime Arlington resident Al Burt, who worked on the Apollo 7 through 13 lunar missions. Mr. Burt worked […]

Three Ways to Grow Tomatoes in Vertical Spaces
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Three Ways to Grow Tomatoes in Vertical Spaces

Trellis, Pole, or Cage This year the Arlington Food Assistance Center gardeners used the Central Library vegetable garden to demonstrate some of the ways you can grow tomatoes, especially if you don’t have a lot of space. Tomatoes can be grown on a trellis by tying the two major stems (called leaders) up to a […]

Play the Undercover Arlington Contest
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Play the Undercover Arlington Contest

Find the Spies and You Could Win Tickets to the Lit Up Ball The theme for this year’s Ball is Ian Fleming’s “James Bond: From Russia with Love,” so to get you in the mood we’re holding an espionage-in-Arlington puzzle contest! Starting Wednesday, July 16, we will publish a new Undercover Arlington puzzle each Wednesday for […]

Catalog/Accounts Access is Back; Holds and Return Dates Extended
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Catalog/Accounts Access is Back; Holds and Return Dates Extended

Thank you for your patience and understanding during the recent catalog/accounts system outage. Materials originally due back Tuesday, June 24 and Wednesday, June 25 are now due Thursday, June 26. If you returned materials during the outage, thank you for your diligence.  Holds will remain on the shelves two extra days. No fines accrued during […]

Video: Brigid Schulte on Her Best-Seller About Personal Time, "Overwhelmed"
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Video: Brigid Schulte on Her Best-Seller About Personal Time, “Overwhelmed”

Washington Post writer, author, busy Northern Virginia mom and wife Brigid Schulte shared stories from the research–both scientific and personal–that went into creating her best-selling exploration of the American lack of leisure time. Schulte was guest speaker at the 2014 Friends of the Arlington Public Library Annual Meeting on June 5 at Central Library. In […]

Trail Tales: Opening Day at Long Branch
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Trail Tales: Opening Day at Long Branch

A New Way To Read and Learn! On Saturday, June 14, kids and families came out to Long Branch Nature Center to walk the trail and learn all about woodlice (also known as pill bugs and roly polies).   Kids could also get their faces painted, listen to special stories, and study woodlice through a microscope:   […]

Discovering Cherrydale!
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Discovering Cherrydale!

On Saturday, May 31, Cherrydale and other North Arlington neighborhoods celebrated the undergrounding of the utility wires along Lee Highway with the “Discover Cherrydale” festival.      As part of the festivities, Cherrydale Branch Library held special stories and Cherrydale-realted crafts, and awarded prizes to visitors who completed the Discover Cherrydale scavenger hunt.     […]

Volunteer: Share Gardening Joy (+ Tools)
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Volunteer: Share Gardening Joy (+ Tools)

In response to Arlington’s ever-growing passion for gardening, Central Library will be adding garden tools to its lending collection.  The Tool Library is slated to open this summer and be available on an annual basis from March to October: Wednesday 5 – 7 p.m. Friday 3 – 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. […]

Library Digitizing Historic Sun Newspapers; Some Issues Unavailable During Process
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Library Digitizing Historic Sun Newspapers; Some Issues Unavailable During Process

Library’s Center for Local History is creating a unique, searchable index of 20th century area news Arlington Public Library’s microfilm collection of the Northern Virginia Sun–originally the Arlington Sun–is being converted to a digital, full-text database–a boon for researchers, history buffs and anyone searching for specific moments in Arlington’s 20th century story. The collection from […]