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Summer Reading '14 Wrap-Up: Another Glorious Book Vacation
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Summer Reading ’14 Wrap-Up: Another Glorious Book Vacation

With the boys of summer done for the year in Washington (baseball’s a tricky game), it’s a good time to take one last look back at how the boys and girls of Arlington did with Summer Reading 2014. Reading throughout the summer helps kids to explore new books and stories, and helps to maintain their […]

Waiting for "The Secret Place"?
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Waiting for “The Secret Place”?

If you’re waiting to get your hands on Tana French’s latest novel, give one of these other literary, psychological thrillers a try:   Case Histories by Kate Atkinson Jackson Brodie, a private investigator and former police detective, is quietly contemplating life as a divorced father when he is flung into the midst of three resurrected […]

Treasures from the Vault
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Treasures from the Vault

Arlington History Through Objects and Ephemera On exhibit at Central Library, October 2014 In observance of National Archives Month, the Center for Local History has created “Treasures from the Vault,” an exhibit of artifacts showcasing Arlington’s history and culture through the years. Learn more about important Arlington residents, politics, businesses, neighborhoods, the arts, and much […]

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 […]