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A Night to Remember at the Lit Up Ball
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A Night to Remember at the Lit Up Ball

The Second Annual Lit Up Ball was another night to remember, with dancing to excellent music performed by the Hot Society Orchestra, delicious deserts and a spy game worthy of 007 himself. Spy-themed cocktails (shaken not stirred, of course) were enjoyed by all, and the raffle baskets raised over $500 for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.   Nearly […]

Get Ready to Write
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Get Ready to Write

Seeking Opinionated Teen Reviewers
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Seeking Opinionated Teen Reviewers

Write for Us! We’re looking for teens to review the books they read this year for our teen tumblr. We love to have recommendations from teens for teens! Who better to give us the inside scoop on what’s worth checking out in our YA department? If you’re a teen (or a parent who knows a teen) that […]

Use Market Turbulence to Strategize (not Panic)
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Use Market Turbulence to Strategize (not Panic)

According to investment strategists, recent big shifts in the markets make this a good time to consider changing or rebalancing your proportion of stocks and bonds. These books can help you decide how to best adjust your investments:   The 5 Mistakes Every Investor Makes and How to Avoid Them by Peter Mallouk Named the […]

Get Puzzled Nov. 8
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Get Puzzled Nov. 8

Waiting for "Not That Kind of Girl"?
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Waiting for “Not That Kind of Girl”?

One of the hottest new books this month is Lena Dunham’s “Not That Kind of Girl.” While you’re waiting to read it – or if you just finished and loved it – try these other books by brilliant and funny women making their own way as they navigate work, relationships, glass ceilings and personal identity: […]

Spooky Fun at the Library
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Spooky Fun at the Library

For Kids Tuesday, Oct. 14, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. – Pumpkin Decorating Storytime: Registration for this event is now full. Columbia Pike Branch Library. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Halloween Open House for Kids, age 3 and up: Come in costume and enjoy scary stories, fun activities as well as visits from […]

Treasures from the Vault
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Treasures from the Vault

Arlington History Through Objects and Ephemera On exhibit at Central Library, October 2014 In observance of National Archives Month, the Center for Local History has created “Treasures from the Vault,” an exhibit of artifacts showcasing Arlington’s history and culture through the years. Learn more about important Arlington residents, politics, businesses, neighborhoods, the arts, and much […]

Code Name Bond: Writers Who Used to be Spies
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Code Name Bond: Writers Who Used to be Spies

Good Spies Always Have a Good Cover Story. Lucky for us, the cover story for a lot of spies has been “writer,” leading to some excellent literature.   In anticipation of the Second Annual Lit Up Ball, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite true life spy stories featuring famous authors:   […]

Undercover Arlington Bonus
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Undercover Arlington Bonus

This Character May Help You Beat All the Other Spies at the Ball You’ll find the answer to Clue 11 in the answers to Clues 1-10. Don’t remember them? We’ll recap: Clue 1: venonA project Clue 2: ramon gaRcia Clue 3: the illEgals program Clue 4: aUton and Dunlop Clue 5: agent 123 and aGent 202 […]