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Programs for Middle and High Schoolers
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Programs for Middle and High Schoolers

Winter / Spring 2015 Programs Download and Print the Schedule (pdf)   Middle School Specific Programs Homework Club – Wednesdays, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Columbia Pike Branch Library – Middle school students use study spaces reserved just for them. Basic school and project supplies provided.   High School Specific Programs High School TAB –  1st […]

Trailblazers in Storytelling: African American Indie Films
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Trailblazers in Storytelling: African American Indie Films

“Tell It Like It Is” “Many pioneering African-American directors, like Melvin Van Peebles and Julie Dash, were trailblazers who found money for their fiercely idiosyncratic visions. They defied expectations and proved that there was an audience for films about black characters as told by black artists.” – Arts and culture site Flavorwire, in the introduction […]

Drawn from African American History
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Drawn from African American History

An Illustration is Worth a Thousand Words Expand your reading of American history with these visually powerful graphic novel memoirs, biographies and historical fiction. Then celebrate Black History Month at Arlington’s 23rd annual Feel the Heritage Festival on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 1-6 p.m. at Drew Community Center.    Harlem Hellfighters by Max Brooks, illustrated by […]

Romeo & Juliet Approve These YA Romances
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Romeo & Juliet Approve These YA Romances

She Loves Me, He Loves Me Not… The best love stories contain an element of conflict: characters distrust each other at first sight, families feud, or the whole community condemns her fashion choices… But with a Young Adult love story, you also know it’s going to end with a good dose of learning, love, and […]

Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families
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Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families

Connect with Kids Champions This month, Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families (APCYF) celebrates people who have made a difference by connecting with kids and teens, with a display at Central Library, and a reception on Wednesday, Feb. 11. Did you know that having 3 or more positive, non-parent adults in his or her […]

New! Make a Tech Help Appointment at Cherrydale
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New! Make a Tech Help Appointment at Cherrydale

Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Having difficulty with a computer program or just need some help figuring out how to do something on your computer? Sign up for a one-on-one tech tutoring appointment at the Cherrydale Branch Library on Wednesday and Thursday, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. For more information, call 703-228-6330.     One-on-one tech help […]

Keep Calm - Join Columbia Pike's Homework Club!
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Keep Calm – Join Columbia Pike’s Homework Club!

School Homework Stressing Your Child Out? On Wednesday afternoons at the Columbia Pike Branch Library, students stop at the Information Desk to sign into the Homework Club. They receive a snack and school supplies to work with (need to use a ruler? Run out of paper? We can help), then settle into our reserved homework […]

Video: Veteran White House Photojournalist Dennis Brack on "Presidential Picture Stories"
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Video: Veteran White House Photojournalist Dennis Brack on “Presidential Picture Stories”

Video of the “Presidential Picture” author talk at Central Library on Nov. 24, 2014. Presidents can stay only eight years but veteran photojournalists like Dennis Brack have spent decades documenting First Family life and fresh history in the White House “fishbowl.” Having created a museum’s worth of images for the Black Star agency, Brack has […]

Graphic Novels + Science = Inspiration
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Graphic Novels + Science = Inspiration

Have You Been Inspired by an Awesome Scientist? Pass the inspiration on to your new generation of readers and scientists with these fun graphic adventures, staring a diverse cast of characters:   Summer Camp Science Mysteries by Lynda Beauregard Starting with book #1, “In Search of the Fog Zombie: A Mystery About Matter,” this series […]

Waiting for "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up"?
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Waiting for “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up”?

Marie Kondo’s new book about “the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing” is inspiring people to both explore the Japanese aesthetic and use of space, and to focus on how decluttering and surrounding yourself only with things that are meaningful can change other aspects of your life. Whether you can’t wait to read the book, or already […]