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YA Author Interview: Becky Albertalli
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YA Author Interview: Becky Albertalli

A Sweet, Romantic Look at Growing Up in the Tumblr Age Becky Albertalli’s debut, “Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda” is making waves on the best seller charts and was recently reviewed in O Magazine and Entertainment Weekly. We’re excited to have the chance to ask Ms. Albertalli some questions about her writing process and […]

Ride and Read: "Devil in the White City"
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Ride and Read: “Devil in the White City”

Summer 2015 Join the Commuter Book Club in reading (or listening to) “Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson. It’s the kind of book that makes the metro stops fly by, but doesn’t take you six weeks to finish! Meetup and Chat: Thursday,  August 20, 6:45 p.m., at Le Pain Quotidien in Clarendon. Note new time. Think you’ll […]

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 […]

Eyes on Baltimore
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Eyes on Baltimore

The Charm City in Books and Film Current events have drawn the nation’s attention to the city just north of us – a place where some of us go all the time, and which some of us know very little about. Check out these books and DVDs to learn more about Baltimore’s history, culture and […]

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 […]

We Loved "Take Your Kids to Work Day"
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We Loved “Take Your Kids to Work Day”

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! […]