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Spring Is In The Air...
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Spring Is In The Air…

So take a walk to the library to return your books and find some great reads! We’ve got what you’re looking for!  And we know there’s no better way to enjoy the sunshine then with the latest read.   Don’t miss all the fun we have with our bookdrop at the Cherrydale Branch Library!       […]

Selected Shorts: Arlington Favorites
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Selected Shorts: Arlington Favorites

A Tribute to the Short Story With Ann Beattie (right), a master of the genre, visiting on Thursday, April 10, for Arlington Reads 2014, we’ve been thinking a lot about the craft of short story writing. And so have many of you. Below are just some of the favorite short story titles and authors you […]

Spring Break Geocaching at Aurora Hills
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Spring Break Geocaching at Aurora Hills

Looking For Something Fun To Do As A Family During Spring Break? Try an intergenerational introduction to geocaching! Friday, April 18, from 1:30-2:30 p.m at the Aurora Hills 55+ Senior Center (located in the same building as the Aurora Hills Branch Library) The class will provide a basic overview of geocaching, what it is and how it […]

No Joke: Cherrydale is Throwing a Totally Foolish Booksale
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No Joke: Cherrydale is Throwing a Totally Foolish Booksale

Bring Your Nickels and Pennies! On Tuesday, April 1, every book in the Cherrydale Friends of the Library Book Sale is just 5 cents. The Totally Foolish Booksale is for one day only, and only at the Cherrydale Branch Library. 5 pennies for one book, one nickle per book – that’s 5 books for a […]

Storytime Spring Break: April 5 - 20, 2014
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Storytime Spring Break: April 5 – 20, 2014

Spring Storytimes Start April 21, 2014 Columbia Pike Branch Library’s Baby Steps Storytime (Fridays, age 0-12 months) and Stop in for Stories (Saturdays, age 0-5 years) will continue through the break. In the meantime, you can read these picture books with your little ones, to let them know that spring really is coming:   Spring […]

Great Kids Audiobooks for Spring Travel
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Great Kids Audiobooks for Spring Travel

Great Stories are Perfect for Long Trips The miles will fly by with books the whole family will enjoy!   The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramotswe’s Very First Case by Alexander McCall-Smith, read byAdjoa Andoh. Grades 2-4. The author of the internationally popular adult series, the “No. 1 One Ladies’ Detective Agency,” McCall-Smith introduces the heroine […]

Spring 2014 Preschool Storytime Schedule
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Spring 2014 Preschool Storytime Schedule

Raise a Reader! Monday, April 21 – Friday, May 23.  Note: Columbia Pike storytimes end Saturday, May 17 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 […]

Our Readers Share Their Favorite Short Stories
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Our Readers Share Their Favorite Short Stories

Faulkner, Jackson, Poe and Moore… In honor of Arlington Reads 2014, we asked Arlington readers to tell us their all-time favorite short stories. Should we be worried that so many are horror?   “The Dead” from The Dubliners by James Joyce An annual family party results in a man’s dawning self-awareness of his insecurities and failings, […]

What Volunteers Do: American Girl Doll Maintenance
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What Volunteers Do: American Girl Doll Maintenance

Keeping Dolls Healthy and Beautiful In March 2013, Library started an innovative program to make the library (and reading) more fun and accessible to young readers. The American Girl Lending Program has made American Girl doll kits available for 1-week checkout; each kit contains an American Girl historical doll, the associated “Meet [the doll]” book, […]

Win Ann Beattie's "New Yorker Stories"; See Her April 10 at Central Library
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Win Ann Beattie’s “New Yorker Stories”; See Her April 10 at Central Library

A modern master of the short story visits Arlington in April The brilliant Ann Beattie speaks at Central Library on April 10 for Arlington Reads 2014, “Dazed and Confused,” a celebration of engrossing fiction for the complicated generation that came of age just after the tumultous 1960s.  Now you can win a copy of Beattie’s […]