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Don't Miss the Cuentos Dance Party
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Don’t Miss the Cuentos Dance Party

¡A Bailar! At the Columbia Pike Branch Library, we wrap up each Cuentos Para Niños program by dancing and playing maracas. One of our favorite tunes to dance to is Baila! Baila! Baila, from the music CD “¡A Bailar! Let’s dance! Spanish Learning Songs.” The books we read include: Nina Buena, Nina Mala by Juliet Mickelburgh […]

Win Jesmyn Ward's Powerful Memoir; Hear Her April 8 for Arlington Reads
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Win Jesmyn Ward’s Powerful Memoir; Hear Her April 8 for Arlington Reads

National Book Award Winner Will Visit Central  for Arlington Reads Jesmyn Ward will discuss her memoir “Men We Reaped” on Wednesday, April 8 for Arlington Reads 2015, “#Blacklivesmatter: Two Remarkable Writers on Being Black in America.”  Ward’s acclaimed 2013 memoir focuses on five young black men lost to drugs, accidents, murder and suicide in her small […]

Arlington Reads 2015: Jesmyn Ward and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Arlington Reads 2015: Jesmyn Ward and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Two Remarkable Young Writers on Being Black in America This year, Arlington Public Library’s annual one-theme, one-community read focuses on race in America, as seen through the works of Jesmyn Ward and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – one born in the United States and the other who still calls Africa home. On Wednesday, April 8, Ward, […]

Programs for Middle and High Schoolers
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Programs for Middle and High Schoolers

Winter / Spring 2015 Programs Download and Print the Schedule (pdf)   Middle School Specific Programs Homework Club – Wednesdays, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Columbia Pike Branch Library – Middle school students use study spaces reserved just for them. Basic school and project supplies provided.   High School Specific Programs High School TAB –  1st […]

Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families
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Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families

Connect with Kids Champions This month, Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families (APCYF) celebrates people who have made a difference by connecting with kids and teens, with a display at Central Library, and a reception on Wednesday, Feb. 11. Did you know that having 3 or more positive, non-parent adults in his or her […]

New! Make a Tech Help Appointment at Cherrydale
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New! Make a Tech Help Appointment at Cherrydale

Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Having difficulty with a computer program or just need some help figuring out how to do something on your computer? Sign up for a one-on-one tech tutoring appointment at the Cherrydale Branch Library on Wednesday and Thursday, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. For more information, call 703-228-6330.     One-on-one tech help […]

Keep Calm - Join Columbia Pike's Homework Club!
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Keep Calm – Join Columbia Pike’s Homework Club!

School Homework Stressing Your Child Out? On Wednesday afternoons at the Columbia Pike Branch Library, students stop at the Information Desk to sign into the Homework Club. They receive a snack and school supplies to work with (need to use a ruler? Run out of paper? We can help), then settle into our reserved homework […]

Mock Caldecotts: How Did Arlington Vote?
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Mock Caldecotts: How Did Arlington Vote?

And Did We Pick the Official Winner? Nope. This year the American Library Association gave the Randolph Caldecott Medal for most distinguished American picture book for children to: The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend written and illustrated by Dan Santat This is the beautifully illustrated story of an imaginary friend, who waits for a long time […]

Teen Siblings Decimate the Fantasy Football League
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Teen Siblings Decimate the Fantasy Football League

Brother and sister team, Sarah and Benjamin Gold, took away the Grand Prize for the Library’s “Dewey Decimators” Fantasy Football program. When asked how they did it, they answered in unison, “We had first draft pick and were the only team to end up with an A grade from Yahoo!” and Sarah added, “It came […]

Football On the Brain?
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Football On the Brain?

We’re in a Superbowl Mood… But there’s more to these books and films than just the big game:   How Football Explains America by Sal Paolantonio The author relates the evolution of the sport to the evolution of the country: just as America declared its independence from England, so American footballers redesigned the game and […]