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Uncle Tyrone Makes a Visit to Cherrydale!
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Uncle Tyrone Makes a Visit to Cherrydale!

Uncle Tyrone and his puppet pals dropped by the Cherrydale Branch library on Monday to share his jokes for Summer Reading! We had a great time with over 60 people in attendance.   Missed the fun? Join us next week for the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps.  

Wish You Could Work For Yourself?
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Wish You Could Work For Yourself?

Stop Dreaming and Take Action Are you looking for ways to balance work and your family? Are you thinking about starting a home-based business? These books, DVDs and websites can help:   Start Your Own Retail Business and More by the Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. and Ciree Linsenman Personalized shopping experiences powered by the […]

Video: Journalist Del Quentin Wilber on "Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan"
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Video: Journalist Del Quentin Wilber on “Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan”

Author Del Quentin Wilber on the dark day in March 1981 when America almost lost its fifth president to an assassin. Wilber, a reporter with Bloomberg News, discussed his riveting look back at the shooting at the Friends of the Arlington Public Library annual meeting on June 15, 2015. Video produced by Arlington TV.

Juneteenth: The Day Emancipation Reached Texas
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Juneteenth: The Day Emancipation Reached Texas

The Oldest Know Celebration Commemorating the End of American Slavery On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers finally landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free – two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863.  Learn more at Juneteenth.com, then […]

The Numbers are In: Arlington Reads Around the World
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The Numbers are In: Arlington Reads Around the World

The Reach of the Internet Never Ceases to Amaze While we knew that May’s Arlington Reads 2015 appearance by author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi was a standing-room-only, two-remote-viewing-areas blockbuster, we now know Ms. Adichi’s appearance is also an international phenomenon. The video, produced by our friends at Arlington Television, has been viewed almost 5,000 times in […]

Enjoy Summer Sun and Long Car Rides with Award Winning Audiobooks
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Enjoy Summer Sun and Long Car Rides with Award Winning Audiobooks

Find Something Good to Help the Miles Go By Try one of these 2015 Audie winning audiobooks, or any of our other audiobooks available on CD or eAudio. Need something for the whole family? Try our kids or teen collection. Download a free eAudiobook from Sync, which offers a different classic paired with a related modern young […]

Have You Tried "The Comedy Routine"?
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Have You Tried “The Comedy Routine”?

What’s it Like to Take – or Teach – a Comedy Class? Register now for the July workshop In January, Plaza Library branch manager Kerby Valladares offered a new and very different program to Library community: The Comedy Routine. Mr. Valladares, a stand-up comic himself, wanted to give Library users an opportunity to take the […]

Summer Reading 2015 Preschool Storytime Schedule
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Summer Reading 2015 Preschool Storytime Schedule

Raise a Reader! Monday, July 6 – Saturday, Aug. 8 Our age appropriate storytimes are designed to help you to help your child learn reading readiness, or Early Literacy. No registration required - attendance is first-come, first-served until seating capacity is reached. Call 703-228-5946 for more information. Reminder - On days when Arlington Public Schools or Parks are […]

Making Smart Decisions: Catch Up on Important Personal Finance Events
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Making Smart Decisions: Catch Up on Important Personal Finance Events

From January to April of this year, approximately 200 people visited the Central Library to attend our free educational series on end-of-life planning. Topics included estate planning, life insurance, hospice care, Medicare and funeral planning. In case you missed the series, you can still watch some of the events: Arlington Law Group’s Ryan A. Brown, […]

Furry Fun with Adoptable Dogs
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Furry Fun with Adoptable Dogs

Thank You for Coming Out to Paws to Pick a Pup!   We had so much fun at the Cherrydale Branch Library today meeting sweet dogs looking for new homes, thanks to the Animal Welfare League of Arlington and Dogma Bakery.   If you couldn’t join us today but are interested in adopting a dog […]