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Reading for Running Inspiration
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Reading for Running Inspiration

How “Running with a Police Escort” Got Me Moving Again!

The Holidays Are Coming...
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The Holidays Are Coming…

Whether you celebrate Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa or another holiday, the Library is here to help.

Kindness Across the Branches
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Kindness Across the Branches

Librarian K reflects on being welcomed in her temporary assignment to Shirlington…

Library Director Receives Women of Vision Award
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Library Director Receives Women of Vision Award

Library Director Diane Kresh honored by the Commission on the Status of Women at the 2016 Women of Vision Awards…

Coffee and Community
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Coffee and Community

You start out talking to strangers, and wind up finding friends.

Financial Literacy For (All) the Ages
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Financial Literacy For (All) the Ages

One librarian’s tale of fiscal responsibility, an 8 year old boy, and a lot of tape…

Technology: No Age Restrictions!
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Technology: No Age Restrictions!

Every librarian has heard those dreadful words: “Libraries are dying” or “What’s the point of a library? Everything is online…”

Celebrating 170 Years of Service
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Celebrating 170 Years of Service

It’s not every day that we get to celebrate our own… On Thursday, Nov. 5, Arlington County celebrated six Library employees for extraordinary terms of service. These are some of the remarkable people who have made and kept Arlington Public Library a renowned community institution. From left to right: David Beach (30 years), Frances Coles (25 years), […]

Scholastic Favorites Now Downloadable
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Scholastic Favorites Now Downloadable

More Kids and Teens Titles Available Through the Library’s Overdrive Collection Been hungering for some Suzanne Collins on your tablet? Will a slice of “Geronimo Stilton” sharpen your smartphone? Titles from leading children’s publisher Scholastic are now available via the Library’s OverDrive service. Scholastic, a familiar name going back generations, has put out a steady […]

Does That Recipe Look Wrong To You?
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Does That Recipe Look Wrong To You?

Cookbook Errata: If Something Looks Odd, It May Be In today’s fast-paced publishing world, editorial mistakes are not unheard of. We’ve all rolled our eyes at a spelling or grammatical error in an otherwise wonderful novel. Some of us have even torn out (or “frogged”) hours of knitting to fix a mistake caused by a […]