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Live Long and Prosper, Mr. Nimoy
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Live Long and Prosper, Mr. Nimoy

RIP Leonard Nimoy, 1931 – 2015 Nimoy was best known for playing the pointy-eared Vulcan on the show that created a fictional universe.  But his career spanned decades, and ranged from acting and directing, to photography and poetry:   I am Spock by Leonard Nimoy Few actors are as inextricably associated with one role as […]

We're in the Mood for Spring Training
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We’re in the Mood for Spring Training

Are You Cactus or Grapefruit League? It may not yet feel like spring, but Major League Baseball’s spring training doesn’t wait for warm weather – even in Florida and Arizona. So celebrate one of baseballs’ great traditions by flexing your baseball-fan muscles with these books and films:   Pow! A Peanuts Collection Charles M. Schulz […]

Arlington Reads 2015: Jesmyn Ward and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Arlington Reads 2015: Jesmyn Ward and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Two Remarkable Young Writers on Being Black in America This year, Arlington Public Library’s annual one-theme, one-community read focuses on race in America, as seen through the works of Jesmyn Ward and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – one born in the United States and the other who still calls Africa home. On Wednesday, April 8, Ward, […]

Plan Just the Right Escape
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Plan Just the Right Escape

These eBook travel guides are always available.

Programs for Middle and High Schoolers
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Programs for Middle and High Schoolers

Winter / Spring 2015 Programs Download and Print the Schedule (pdf)   Middle School Specific Programs Homework Club – Wednesdays, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Columbia Pike Branch Library – Middle school students use study spaces reserved just for them. Basic school and project supplies provided.   High School Specific Programs High School TAB –  1st […]

"There Will Be Growth in the Spring!": Garden Tool Lending Season Starts Soon
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“There Will Be Growth in the Spring!”: Garden Tool Lending Season Starts Soon

Trailblazers in Storytelling: African American Indie Films
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Trailblazers in Storytelling: African American Indie Films

“Tell It Like It Is” “Many pioneering African-American directors, like Melvin Van Peebles and Julie Dash, were trailblazers who found money for their fiercely idiosyncratic visions. They defied expectations and proved that there was an audience for films about black characters as told by black artists.” – Arts and culture site Flavorwire, in the introduction […]

Romeo & Juliet Approve These YA Romances
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Romeo & Juliet Approve These YA Romances

She Loves Me, He Loves Me Not… The best love stories contain an element of conflict: characters distrust each other at first sight, families feud, or the whole community condemns her fashion choices… But with a Young Adult love story, you also know it’s going to end with a good dose of learning, love, and […]

Video: Estate Planning for 20s and 30s
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Video: Estate Planning for 20s and 30s

Recorded Jan. 28, 2015 at Central Library, by Allan Yankosky / 1411 Media. Ryan A. Brown, Esq. is an attorney with Arlington Law Group.   This presentation is not an advertisement for legal services and is designed for general information only. The information presented should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the […]

Mock Caldecotts: How Did Arlington Vote?
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Mock Caldecotts: How Did Arlington Vote?

And Did We Pick the Official Winner? Nope. This year the American Library Association gave the Randolph Caldecott Medal for most distinguished American picture book for children to: The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend written and illustrated by Dan Santat This is the beautifully illustrated story of an imaginary friend, who waits for a long time […]