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Trail Tales: Have You Heard the Nesting Bird?
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Trail Tales: Have You Heard the Nesting Bird?

Installed April – June 2015   Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? by Rita Gray, illustrated by Kenard Pak As a boy and a girl walk in fields near their house, they see many birds and hear their distinctive calls. But a quiet bird captures the children’s attention. Sitting in her nest in a tree, […]

Storytime is Off May 26 - July 6
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Storytime is Off May 26 – July 6

We’re Getting Ready for Summer Reading! For the next month, children’s librarians are extra busy visiting all 22 Arlington elementary school to talk about great new books promote the value and fun of reading during the summer, and get kids excited about Summer Reading!   Need a good story to share with your child? Try […]

GSK Science in the Summer™: Chemistry for Rising Second through Sixth Graders
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GSK Science in the Summer™: Chemistry for Rising Second through Sixth Graders

This summer, Arlington kids entering second through sixth grade are invited to attend GSK Science in the Summer’s free and fun Chemistry program. GSK Science in the Summer™ introduces students to Chemistry through investigations that allow them to explore physical and chemical changes, learn about “matter,” make crystals, and determine if liquids are acids, bases, or neutrals. […]

Fun with Stop Animation at Kids Club
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Fun with Stop Animation at Kids Club

Kids Make Super Cool Stop Animation Videos Last week the Shirlington Branch Library’s Kids Club got a special visit from Julia with Steve and Kate’s Camp. Using special filming stations provided by the camp, our kids made stop animation videos out of their own Lego creation: At our regular Lego Block Party, kids have fun […]

Thinking About Getting A Dog?
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Thinking About Getting A Dog?

Learn all about shelter-dog adoption when the Arlington Welfare League of Arlington visits the Cherrydale Branch Library on Saturday June 13. You will be able to meet and play with some of the dogs waiting to be adopted – and if you find your soul mate, you can even fill out an adoption application.   Attendance is […]

OverDrive Features for Dyslexic and Visually Impaired Readers
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OverDrive Features for Dyslexic and Visually Impaired Readers

Do You Find Reading Traditional Books a Challenge? These features in the OverDrive app are specifically designed to make reading easier on the eyes – and your brain. Please note: The following screenshots are of the iPhone OverDrive app; settings for other devices may vary.     Dyslexic Font (regular type or bold) Standard fonts […]

Adichie Dazzles Tremendous Arlington Reads Crowd
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Adichie Dazzles Tremendous Arlington Reads Crowd

For the night, Arlington Central Library belonged to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  On hand May 7 to discuss her novel “Americanah,” the featured fiction title of Arlington Reads 2015, the Nigerian author drew hundreds of passionate readers to the library auditorium plus two remote viewing locations in the building. Complete video of the program will be […]

Shirlington Kids Celebrate National Bike Month
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Shirlington Kids Celebrate National Bike Month

With a Visit from Papillon Cycles On Tuesday, May 5, Shirlington Branch Library’s Kids Club had some special visitors from Papillon Cycles. John and Rebecca came by with some bikes and helmets to talk about being safe while having fun on your bike! And everyone was happy and surprised to get a free water bottle! […]

Voices of Little Saigon in Clarendon: Public Art on View at Central Library
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Voices of Little Saigon in Clarendon: Public Art on View at Central Library

Public Art and Oral Histories Honor Clarendon’s Vietnamese Heritage On May 9, 2015, artist Khánh H. Lê’s temporary public installation will be on display in the fountain of Clarendon Central Park for “Echoes of Saigon,” a multimedia celebration honoring the journey of Clarendon’s Vietnamese community during the late 1970’s and 1980’s. In addition to the […]

Comedy Showcase Premiers at Bayou Bakery
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Comedy Showcase Premiers at Bayou Bakery

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 […]