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Curating Courage

Curating Courage

Stories collected in “September 11: Oral History Interviews to Commemorate the 5th Anniversary.”

Library Director Receives Women of Vision Award

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…

Director's Blog: Golden Years

Director’s Blog: Golden Years

Library Director Diane Kresh’s thoughts on David Bowie, and sharing the gift of courage…

Our Annual "Too Cool for Yule" Blog

Our Annual “Too Cool for Yule” 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 […]

Celebrating 170 Years of Service

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), […]

Director's Blog: Take a Stand for Books

Director’s Blog: Take a Stand for Books

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 […]

Forward with Arlington's History: A Mid-Term Task Force Report

Forward with Arlington’s History: A Mid-Term Task Force Report

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 […]

Director's Blog: Hooray for hoopla

Director’s Blog: Hooray for hoopla

Arlington Public Library just acquired hoopla, the nifty streaming and downloadable music/audiobook source with scores of content ranging from Top 40 to spoken word, all waiting to be discovered, borrowed and enjoyed by you on a PC or mobile device. All free with your Library card, six selections per month.  Here’s our Materials chief Shari […]

Director's Blog: The Cookie Chronicles

Director’s Blog: The Cookie Chronicles

If the sign-up sheets haven’t yet begun circulating in your office, don’t fret.  They will soon. The annual Girl Scout retail juggernaut is underway, spinning thousands of signatures into hundreds of millions of dollars in roughly six weeks’ time, a pace and margin of profit that is the envy of many CEOs. What began in […]

Your Annual "Too Cool for Yule Blog" Mix

Your Annual “Too Cool for Yule Blog” Mix

 This “Frozen” time of the year we bring you good cheer… And queued a set of tunes you’re just longing to hear. There are songs to make you happy and songs to make you dance. Each lovingly selected by mood or happenstance. An unusual mix of carols and hits We searched across genres to find out […]