Over the last six months, Plaza Branch Library manager (and comedian) Kerby Valladares has led a series of workshops designed to give newcomers a taste of the standup comedy life. Rookie comedians have met local comics, learned how to shape their act, and gotten to know the Metro DC comedy scene. Now they’re ready for […]
For this year’s Bring Your Child to Work Day, librarians Anne and Raquel introduced Arlington County employees’ kids (and their parents) to some of the cool things the Library does. The kids also learned about Arlington’s Nature Centers, and County government. We had a great time – and we think the kids did, too! […]
On Sunday, Master Gardeners gave a tour of the Glencarlyn Branch Library Community Garden to a local Girl Scout troop. Master Gardener Paul Nuhn reports: “After the tour, the girls broke off into small groups and learned the how and whys of garden care and environmental stewardship. A big thank you to the Girl Scouts […]
Looking for an excuse to finish the book on your nightstand? Or start your next book club choice? That’s what over 40 people did at Buzz Bakery in Ballston last Tuesday night. Buzz donated a percentage of that evening’s profits to the Friends of the Arlington Public Library, and attendees had the chance to sign up […]
A Very Tall Tower at Aurora Hills Over the weekend these kids exercised their engineering skill, and built the tallest Mega Tiles tower we have ever seen. We challenge you to beat them next time you visit the Aurora Hills Branch Library!
Happy National Library Week: Here’s What We Want to Know: What is the ONE Arlington Public Library service, program, collection, staffer/volunteer you could not do without? Please use the comment space below to tell us. Be specific as possible. While “books” are a pillar of what we do, we’ll be looking for more nitty gritty in […]
The results are in and Central Library is doing even better than expected in terms of sustainability efforts. Central was tapped three years ago by the Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy to be the County’s first showcase project for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge. The goal was to cut energy use 20 […]