A Great Start to Our New Gardening Series Around 25 people attended the first Sowing Good Seeds program this week at the Westover Branch Library. The evening included discussion and demonstrations about how to grow what you want to eat, what to plant when, how to plant raised and container gardens, and how to make [...]
Through technology and in person, Arlington Public Library continues to make friends many miles from home. Our latest adventure finds Youth Services librarian Nico Piro in Central America, following up on an exchange that brought a Costa Rican school librarian to Arlington last year. As part of her visit, Nico spoke this week to 200 [...]
Planting a Garden, Building our Community Over the past year, Westover Branch Library staff have worked with teachers from APS’ Teenage Parenting Program (TPP) to offer TPP students hands-on classes on nutrition, gardening, and science and consumer science. The program was made possible thanks to a grant from the Arlington Community Foundation. The Library has [...]
“Arlingwoman” is a local gardener who volunteers with Plot Against Hunger. She blogs about AFAC, the Central Library vegetable garden and Garden Talks at arlingwords.wordpress.com. Central Library was hopping on Sunday, and not just because it’s a great place to check out books and media. Puwen Lee had conspired with Lynn Westergren to design a fence for the part of [...]
What’s up with our board? Aurora Hills loves haiku Maybe you do too In April, the staff at Aurora Hills Branch Library asked you to add a haiku to our board in celebration of National Poetry Month. We had lots of excellent haiku added to our board! Thank you for all the contributions, [...]
Bike on over to Cherrydale Branch Library! It’s a beautiful month for biking and reading. Take advantage of your neighborhood library and the spring weather. Check out more of the fun we have with our bookdrop at the Cherrydale Branch Library.
You never know who’ll you’ll meet at Storytime. During today’s sessions at Central Library, it was Arlington County Board member Mary Hynes who stopped by for some fun and energetic reading. Thanks for the great fun, Ms. Hynes. Stop by any time! Learn more about Kids Events at the Library. [...]
“You’ll be malfunctioning within a day, you nearsighted scrap pile!” –C-3PO to R2-D2 At the Aurora Hills Branch Library, Star Wars Day is taken quite seriously. Luckily, the Aurora Hills book drop is low-tech, so malfunctions are kept to a minimum. May the Fourth be with you!