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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    

Don't Bite Off More Than You Can Chew...
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Don’t Bite Off More Than You Can Chew…

Volunteers Matthew and Katie avoid the fine shark. You can too. Return your books on time!   And while you’re at it, check out all the fun we have with our bookdrop at the Cherrydale Branch Library.  

T-Shirt Decorating
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T-Shirt Decorating

Wearable Works of Art Teens used fabric spray paint to personalize t-shirts and make them unique! The weather was nice we moved out doors under the trees behind the Library:     Learn more about Summer Reading at the Library.  

Q: Where Can You Find Unbiased Financial Planning Guides?
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Q: Where Can You Find Unbiased Financial Planning Guides?

A: Weiss Ratings Consumer Guides, via the Library eCollection   The 9 downloadable Weiss Ratings Consumer Guides are easy-to-use, with step-by-step instructions and worksheets to help you make important financial decisions. Each 50-70 page guide offers a description of the topic, what criteria to look for when choosing a plan or policy, recommended companies to work with, […]

Arlington Reads Extra: Ann Patchett Oct. 23
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Arlington Reads Extra: Ann Patchett Oct. 23

Novelist, non-fiction writer, PEN/Faulkner Award and Guggenheim Fellowship winner Ann Patchett visits Central Library on Oct. 23, 2014. Patchett will discuss the writing life and how she has created such a remarkable body of work.  

See You at the Fair!
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See You at the Fair!

Stop By and Say “Hello” at an Arlington Summer Tradition The fun of August is back at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center with the 38th Annual Arlington County Fair. Make your way to the outdoor Kid’s Court from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9 and Sunday, Aug. 10 for games and a prize […]

Four Cool New OverDrive Features
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Four Cool New OverDrive Features

Borrowing eBooks and eAudiobooks Just Got Even Easier! If you’re a fan of our downloadable eCollection, these new OverDrive features should make your day: Suspend Your eHolds Just like with regular holds, now you can opt to suspend your OverDrive eHolds. Your position will continue to advance in the queue while your hold is suspended, but […]

As We Escape from the August Heat...
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As We Escape from the August Heat…

Cherrydale is relaxing with a few good books:   Karen is eReading: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn (which is also this summer’s Commuter Book Club pick)       Kathy is reading: Two Soldiers by Roslund & Hellström (which is translated from Swedish)       Liz is eReading: Beauty Queens by Libba Bray (which […]