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New Voices in Detective Fiction
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New Voices in Detective Fiction

Love a Good Thriller? Try one of these novels by some of the best new authors of modern mystery fiction:   Cemetery Road by Gar Anthony Haywood When his old friend R.J. Burrow is brutally murdered in Los Angeles, Errol “Handy” White must return from exile to attend the funeral, certain that a terrible secret […]

Storytime is Off May 26 - July 6
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Storytime is Off May 26 – July 6

We’re Getting Ready for Summer Reading! For the next month, children’s librarians are extra busy visiting all 22 Arlington elementary school to talk about great new books promote the value and fun of reading during the summer, and get kids excited about Summer Reading!   Need a good story to share with your child? Try […]

Summer Reading: Sign-Up Begins June 6
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Summer Reading: Sign-Up Begins June 6

Bird Watching in Virginia
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Bird Watching in Virginia

Who is Singing that Beautiful Song? April – May is Warbler migration season in Northern Virginia, but there are great opportunities for year round bird watching in our area. Learn more about local birds and bird watching with these books and films:   Finding Birds in the National Capital Area by Claudia Wilds Wilds provides […]

No Time (or Money) for a European Vacation?
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No Time (or Money) for a European Vacation?

Try a Little Armchair Travel! Summer vacation is still months away, but it’s hard not to daydream about escaping to someplace beautiful or exciting. So take the edge off your European travel fantasies with these fun books and films:   2 days in Paris DVD [2008] A hypochondriac New Yorker on vacation in Europe with […]

Funny Business: June Comedy Classes
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Funny Business: June Comedy Classes

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Voices of Little Saigon in Clarendon: Public Art on View at Central Library
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Voices of Little Saigon in Clarendon: Public Art on View at Central Library

Public Art and Oral Histories Honor Clarendon’s Vietnamese Heritage On May 9, 2015, artist Khánh H. Lê’s temporary public installation will be on display in the fountain of Clarendon Central Park for “Echoes of Saigon,” a multimedia celebration honoring the journey of Clarendon’s Vietnamese community during the late 1970’s and 1980’s. In addition to the […]

Eyes on Baltimore
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Eyes on Baltimore

The Charm City in Books and Film Current events have drawn the nation’s attention to the city just north of us – a place where some of us go all the time, and which some of us know very little about. Check out these books and DVDs to learn more about Baltimore’s history, culture and […]

Scary Robots are Delightfully Scary
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Scary Robots are Delightfully Scary

We Love Artificial Intelligence… Even before Asimov’s “I Robot,” humans have been fascinated by the idea of artificial intelligence. And recent films like “Her,” “Chappie” and “Ex Machina” prove that we’re still fascinated by our love and fear of robots and drones. So check out more of our favorite books and films that explore the idea […]

Smart About Money: Now and Forever
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Smart About Money: Now and Forever

Your Family, Your Estate, Your Planning Tools Money Smart Week is April 18 – 25 this year, but there’s never a bad time to check out these books and get smarter about your own financial picture:   The Basics: General Personal Finance Find over 600 more Personal Finance books and eBooks in our catalog.   30-Minute Money […]