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Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 6
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Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 6

This location was utilized at different times by opposing sides during the Civil War because it was ideally suited for one purpose: to keep an eye on Washington. Hint: These kinds of puzzles derived from the stories told by carefully selected images in medieval heraldry. Instructions Decode the puzzle. Submit your solution (one per person). […]

Five Books Kids Will Sink Their Teeth Into
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Five Books Kids Will Sink Their Teeth Into

Plus Two Shark DVDs Does your elementary schooler love sharks? Check out these age appropriate books and DVDs, to help you celebrates shark week anytime:   For Grades K – 3 Nugget and Fang: Friends Forever – or Snack Time? writen by Tammi Sauer, illustrated by Michael Slack Everyone knows that minnows and sharks can’t be […]

Getting Tips on Getting Into College
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Getting Tips on Getting Into College

On July 22, over 40 area high school students and their parents attended a seminar at the Westover Branch Library on how to write a compelling and original college entrance essay. The seminar was conducted by former HB principal, Ray Anderson.   Write Out Loud by Carol Barash, PhD 12 Tools for Telling Your Story […]

Ride and Read: "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"
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Ride and Read: “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”

Fall 2014: In the Mood for Espionage Join the Commuter Book Club in reading (or listening to) “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” by John le Carré. It’s the kind of book that makes metro the stops fly by, but doesn’t take you six weeks to finish. Meetup and Chat: Thursday,  November 20, 7:00 p.m. at Le Pain Quotidien in […]

As We Head to the Beach...
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As We Head to the Beach…

At Central Library we’re reading these great new books:   Margaret is reading: The Director: A Novel by David Ignatius (which is about hacking the CIA, and is for her book club)         Michelle is reading: Perfidia by James Ellroy (which is a prequel to Ellroy’s LA Quartet, and is just as […]

We Love Football: Fantasy, Mystery and History
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We Love Football: Fantasy, Mystery and History

It’s Football Season! Whether you want to lead your team to glory in the Library’s Dewey Decimators League (or your own league), or just relax with a good book, try some of these titles:   Fantasy Football for Dummies by Martin Signore Fantasy football can be an addictive hobby. But if you’ve never played before, […]

Fall 2014 Preschool Storytime Schedule
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Fall 2014 Preschool Storytime Schedule

Raise a Reader! Monday, Sept. 8 – Saturday, Nov. 22.  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 are closed because […]

Author Video: Charlie Clark on "Arlington County Chronicles"
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Author Video: Charlie Clark on “Arlington County Chronicles”

Journalist and local historian Charlie Clark discusses the new anthology of his popular “Our Man in Arlington” column, which runs in the Falls Church News-Press “Arlington County Chronicles” is full of surprising twists and turns across the timeline of  Arlington history, culture and urban growth. Mr. Clark previously spoke at Central Library in 2013, discussing […]

Before School Starts...
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Before School Starts…

At Cherrydale we’re kicking back with these great books:   Joe is reading: Open Wide the Freedom Gates: A Memoir by Dorothy Heights   (which is an excellent Civil Rights biography)       Kathy is reading: The Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits: A Handbook of Etiquette with Recipes by Suzanne Pollak & Lee Manigault […]

Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 5
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Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 5

This pair of traitors used a variety of secret codes and ciphers for nearly 30 years before they were caught. Hint: You’ll want to number your ABCs with this kind of code. Instructions Decode the puzzle. Submit your solution (one per person). Find out if you were correct!   Your Answer