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Code Name Bond: Writers Who Used to be Spies
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Code Name Bond: Writers Who Used to be Spies

Good Spies Always Have a Good Cover Story. Lucky for us, the cover story for a lot of spies has been “writer,” leading to some excellent literature.   In anticipation of the Second Annual Lit Up Ball, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite true life spy stories featuring famous authors:   […]

The Leaves Are Changing...
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The Leaves Are Changing…

While we read at Cherrydale Branch Library!   Karen is reading: Dash by Kirby Larson (which is story of young girl’s bond with her dog and how they are separated when she must go to an internment camp)           Kathy is reading: Packing for Mars by Mary Roach (which is a […]

Undercover Arlington Bonus
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Undercover Arlington Bonus

This Character May Help You Beat All the Other Spies at the Ball You’ll find the answer to Clue 11 in the answers to Clues 1-10. Don’t remember them? We’ll recap: Clue 1: venonA project Clue 2: ramon gaRcia Clue 3: the illEgals program Clue 4: aUton and Dunlop Clue 5: agent 123 and aGent 202 […]

Upcoming Family Films at Shirlington
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Upcoming Family Films at Shirlington

Movies the Whole Family Can Enjoy Join us each month at the Shirlington Branch Library for a fun film, complete with snacks!   Fall 2014 – Winter 2015 Schedule: Oct. 18 – “Hotel Transylvania” – 3:00 p.m. Nov. 8 – “Brother Bear” - 3:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 – “Arthur Christmas” - 3:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 […]

Events for NANOWRIMO 2014
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Events for NANOWRIMO 2014

Meet Your Goal This November Whether you’re 13 or 93, we have lots of great NANOWRIMO events to help get you inspired and keep you writing all month.   All Ages Saturday, Nov. 1, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – All Ages Write In. Snacks and wifi provided. Central Library. Saturday, Nov. 8, 11:00 a.m. – […]

Learn Science, Through Fiction
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Learn Science, Through Fiction

Where Storytelling and Technology Intersect Explore science without going back to school, while reading a great adventure:   Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson As close to walking on Mars as most to us will ever get: In 2026, humans finally conquer the Martian landscape. For some, Mars is a passion driving them to daring […]

Waiting for "Personal"?
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Waiting for “Personal”?

There are 148 holds on the Lee Child’s latest Jack Reacher novel, so try one of these other tough-guy-solving-crime-and dodging-death series while you wait:   Zero Day by David Baldacci Combat veteran John Puller, now working as an investigator for the Army’s Criminal Investigative Division, tries to solve the murder of an Army man and […]

YA Author Interview: Trish Doller
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YA Author Interview: Trish Doller

We are so thrilled to bring you an interview with Trish Doller, the amazing author of Something Like Normal and Where the Stars Still Shine. Check out our behind the scenes look and then go check out those books!

Thanks For Another Great Lego Creations Show!
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Thanks For Another Great Lego Creations Show!

And a Party Full of Lego Cookies, Lego Prizes and Lego Building   Over 70 kids and families gathered at Central Library on Saturday, Sept. 20, to celebrate this year’s excellent Lego Creations exhibit.  At the end of the party, we held a door-prize raffle – winners of various donated lego sets and a copy […]

Lego Creations Exhibit 2014 at Aurora Hills
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Lego Creations Exhibit 2014 at Aurora Hills

Check Out the Excellent Legos Created for the 2014 Lego Creations Exhibit! This is one of the inventive creations on display this year at the Aurora Hills Branch Library:   And don’t miss the rest of the exhibit, at Central Library, the Columbia Pike Branch Library and the Westover Branch Library through September.