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Volunteer Opportunity: Garden Tool Lending Program
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Volunteer Opportunity: Garden Tool Lending Program

The Library will launch a Garden Tool Lending Program on Friday, Sept. 26. Join the volunteer team dedicated to organizing and running this new service! We’re looking for people to fill these roles: Tool Library Coordinator(s) Description: Participate in the planning and implementation of the Tool Library. Oversee staffing and running of the Library under the supervision […]

Can't Get Enough "Outlander"?
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Can’t Get Enough “Outlander”?

Tales of Time Travel, Time-Defying Romance, and Scotland If you can’t stand waiting for the next episode of “Outlander” or the next novel by Diana Gabaldon, try these books and films:   The Scottish Nation: a History, 1700-2000 by T.M. Devine Charts Scots’ ambivalent relationship to Britain, from 1700 through the Victorian era, when Scottish […]

Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 9
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Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 9

The man behind this pseudonym brought down a president. Hint: Despite a common name for this cipher, you don’t need to wallow in the mud to solve it. Instructions Decode the puzzle. Submit your solution (one per person). Find out if you were correct!   Your Answer

Next Month: The Big Fall Book Sale
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Next Month: The Big Fall Book Sale

License for Thrills Oct. 18: Tix Going Fast
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License for Thrills Oct. 18: Tix Going Fast

2014 Lego Creations Exhibit and Reception
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2014 Lego Creations Exhibit and Reception

Animals, Robots, Buildings and More! On exhibit at Central Library, the Aurora Hills Branch Library, the Columbia Pike Branch Library and the Westover Branch Library, September 2014.   Builders, families and fans are invited to join us for the LEGO Creations reception at Central on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.  

Library Card Month: Let's Count the Ways
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Library Card Month: Let’s Count the Ways

You don’t have to be the director of an award-winning public library system to know all the ways your library card can work for you. Here are just five dozen and of course each card user probably has a particular favorite that somehow didn’t make the list. A library card packs a big punch for […]

What is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis?
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What is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis?

All about ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease Learn more about the disease that created the Ice Bucket Challenge, the way it affects the body, and the people who live with it.   Tales from the Bed by Jenifer Estess as told to Valerie Estess Estess, a NY theater producer, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis […]

By Appointment: One-on-One Tech Help
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By Appointment: One-on-One Tech Help

When You Have More Than a Quick Question about Technology Arlington Public Library now offers free scheduled 30-minute appointments at Central Library and Columbia Pike Branch Library. It’s an opportunity to work uninterrupted on issues like uncooperative software, putting together a social media presence and downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks. Bring your laptop, tablet or other device or […]

Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 8
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Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 8

Money was this spy’s motivation–and his eventual downfall. Hint: Despite a common name for this cipher, you don’t need to wallow in the mud to solve it. Instructions Decode the puzzle. Submit your solution (one per person). Find out if you were correct!   Your Answer