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Can't Get Enough "Outlander"?
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Can’t Get Enough “Outlander”?

Tales of Time Travel, Time-Defying Romance, and Scotland If you can’t stand waiting for the next episode of “Outlander” or the next novel by Diana Gabaldon, try these books and films:   The Scottish Nation: a History, 1700-2000 by T.M. Devine Charts Scots’ ambivalent relationship to Britain, from 1700 through the Victorian era, when Scottish […]

Goodbye to Summer in the Glencarlyn Garden
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Goodbye to Summer in the Glencarlyn Garden

And Looking Forward to Fall!    

Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 9
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Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 9

The man behind this pseudonym brought down a president. Hint: Despite a common name for this cipher, you don’t need to wallow in the mud to solve it. Instructions Decode the puzzle. Submit your solution (one per person). Find out if you were correct!   Your Answer

How Children Saw Sept. 11
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How Children Saw Sept. 11

Thirteen years ago, young people from across the United States shared their gratitude, fear, patriotism and sorrow with the police and firefighters of Arlington, Va. Their unsolicited drawings and letters–preserved in the collections of Arlington Public Library’s Center for Local History–now show inevitable signs of age. Some of the young artists and writers no doubt have […]

2014 Lego Creations Exhibit and Reception
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2014 Lego Creations Exhibit and Reception

Animals, Robots, Buildings and More! On exhibit at Central Library, the Aurora Hills Branch Library, the Columbia Pike Branch Library and the Westover Branch Library, September 2014.   Builders, families and fans are invited to join us for the LEGO Creations reception at Central on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.  

Fall 2014 eBook and eReader Classes
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Fall 2014 eBook and eReader Classes

Want to Learn More About eReaders and our eCollection? Get the latest on free Library downloads.   eBooks and eReaders Class Learn about the library’s eBook collection and your eAccount. Walk through downloading eBooks to your phone or tablet. Bring your eReader and we’ll show you how to use it. Prerequisites: Basic PC and Internet skills. Call 703-228-5260 to register. Thursday, Sept. 25, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Westover Branch […]

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten: Have You Reached Your Goal?
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten: Have You Reached Your Goal?

Let Us Kn0w How You’re Doing! Since 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten started in March 2013, over 175,050 books have been read to 1585 babies and preschoolers.  If your child is registered and you haven’t checked in with us recently, visit the library to let us know how you’re doing – and get your milestone prizes! […]

What is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis?
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What is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis?

All about ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease Learn more about the disease that created the Ice Bucket Challenge, the way it affects the body, and the people who live with it.   Tales from the Bed by Jenifer Estess as told to Valerie Estess Estess, a NY theater producer, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis […]

The Kids Are Back In School...
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The Kids Are Back In School…

At Cherrydale we’re getting back to education with some great reads!   Joe is reading: The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined by Steven Pinker (which challenges the notion that we live in the most violent time)       Kathy is reading: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr […]

1,000 Books Party!
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1,000 Books Party!

On Saturday, August 30, families whose children have completed our “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” early literacy program celebrated together at Central Library.   Fifty-six of the 1585 children enrolled in the program have read 1000 books! Balloon animals, face painting, cookie decorating, stories and songs were enjoyed by all.   Learn more about 1,000 Books […]