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July 2015: 31 Days of #APLSummerReading
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July 2015: 31 Days of #APLSummerReading

Share Your Summer of Reading Summer Reading for Adults challenges you to share 31 Summer Reading photos and comments! Post to Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook, Tumblr or anything else – using the hashtag #APLSummerReading. Then check out all the #APLSummerReading posts on Tagboard (from twitter, instagram and facebook).   Download and print the calendar or book mark this […]

In the News: The Washington Post Explores Our Center for Local History
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In the News: The Washington Post Explores Our Center for Local History

Washington Post columnist John Kelly revels in the Arlington past as he meets the staff and sees the unique resources of Arlington Public Library’s Center for Local History. From May 30, 2015 Washington Post: “Interested in Arlington History? This is the Place for You.”

New Flame: "A Little Something Different"
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New Flame: “A Little Something Different”

“Gabe and Lea are perfect for each other. Everyone sees it. Except possibly Gabe and Lea.” New / Old Flames are our favorite books  - the ones we really think you should read too.   A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall Reviewed by Megan Relationships don’t happen in a bubble. There’s the barista who watches as […]

Video: Funeral Planning and Your Finances
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Video: Funeral Planning and Your Finances

Recorded April 2, 2015 at Central Library, by Allan Yankosky / 1411 Media. Presented by Kathy Birnbaum, RN (Retired) and Past President of Memorial Society of Virginia.    

Video: Estate Planning and Protecting Parents' Assets
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Video: Estate Planning and Protecting Parents’ Assets

Recorded April 13, 2015 at Central Library, by Allan Yankosky / 1411 Media. Presented by elder law attorney Bill Fralin, president of The Estate Planning and Elder Law Firm, P.C.    

Trail Tales: Have You Heard the Nesting Bird?
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Trail Tales: Have You Heard the Nesting Bird?

Installed April – June 2015   Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? by Rita Gray, illustrated by Kenard Pak As a boy and a girl walk in fields near their house, they see many birds and hear their distinctive calls. But a quiet bird captures the children’s attention. Sitting in her nest in a tree, […]

New Voices in Detective Fiction
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New Voices in Detective Fiction

Love a Good Thriller? Try one of these novels by some of the best new authors of modern mystery fiction:   Cemetery Road by Gar Anthony Haywood When his old friend R.J. Burrow is brutally murdered in Los Angeles, Errol “Handy” White must return from exile to attend the funeral, certain that a terrible secret […]

Storytime is Off May 26 - July 6
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Storytime is Off May 26 – July 6

We’re Getting Ready for Summer Reading! For the next month, children’s librarians are extra busy visiting all 22 Arlington elementary school to talk about great new books promote the value and fun of reading during the summer, and get kids excited about Summer Reading!   Need a good story to share with your child? Try […]

GSK Science in the Summer™: Chemistry for Rising Second through Sixth Graders
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GSK Science in the Summer™: Chemistry for Rising Second through Sixth Graders

This summer, Arlington kids entering second through sixth grade are invited to attend GSK Science in the Summer’s free and fun Chemistry program. GSK Science in the Summer™ introduces students to Chemistry through investigations that allow them to explore physical and chemical changes, learn about “matter,” make crystals, and determine if liquids are acids, bases, or neutrals. […]

Bird Watching in Virginia
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Bird Watching in Virginia

Who is Singing that Beautiful Song? April – May is Warbler migration season in Northern Virginia, but there are great opportunities for year round bird watching in our area. Learn more about local birds and bird watching with these books and films:   Finding Birds in the National Capital Area by Claudia Wilds Wilds provides […]