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Category: Director’s Blog
8th “Too Cool for Yule Blog,”aka “Don’t Touch that Dial” Mix The National Day of Listening has now gone past. But we’re just getting started with tunes to broadcast. There’s something for everyone, simply click our mix and see. You won’t be disappointed. And the best thing: it’s free. Some songs are grassy and some […]
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), […]
An email from Powell’s Books in Portland, Ore. arrived in my inbox yesterday reminding me that Sept. 28 – Oct. 3 is Banned Books Week. Established in 1982 by the late Judith Krug, then director of the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom and a tireless champion of freedom of speech, the annual […]
The Arlington History Task Force, made up of County staff and citizen volunteers, continues to map out the best strategy for preserving our history. The new Mid-Term Report [pdf] toward a 5-year plan lays out the group’s ideas for capturing, digitally storing and sharing both official documents and those elements of personal stories that will have […]