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Fall Storytimes Begin Sept. 8
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Fall Storytimes Begin Sept. 8

Race, Police and Conflict in the U.S.
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Race, Police and Conflict in the U.S.

From “Do the Right Thing” to “Fruitvale Station” In light of the current tumult and tragedy in Ferguson, MO (and many other places around the world), these books and films may help you further explore the issues involved:   Fruitvale Station DVD [2014] The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who resolves […]

Get In a Lit Up Ball Mood
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Get In a Lit Up Ball Mood

With Every Actor to Play Bond on the Big Screen Films will be shown at the Shirlington Branch Library on Tuesday nights at 6:00 p.m. Vote for your favorite Bond after every film, and enter to win tickets to the 2014 Lit Up Ball. Ticket winners will be announced October 15.   Screenings in Chronological Order by […]

Five Books for Kids to Sink Their Teeth Into
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Five Books for Kids to Sink Their Teeth Into

Plus Two Shark DVDs Does your elementary schooler love sharks? Check out these age appropriate books and DVDs, to help you celebrates shark week anytime:   For Grades K – 3 Nugget and Fang: Friends Forever – or Snack Time? writen by Tammi Sauer, illustrated by Michael Slack Everyone knows that minnows and sharks can’t be […]

Library Fantasy Football Draft: Aug. 23
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Library Fantasy Football Draft: Aug. 23

Fall 2014 Preschool Storytime Schedule
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Fall 2014 Preschool Storytime Schedule

Raise a Reader! Monday, Sept. 8 – Saturday, Nov. 22.  Our age appropriate storytimes are designed to help you to help your child learn reading readiness, or Early Literacy. No registration required - attendance is first-come, first-served until seating capacity is reached. Call 703-228-5946 for more information. Reminder - On days when Arlington Public Schools are closed because […]

Q: Where Can You Find Unbiased Financial Planning Guides?
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Q: Where Can You Find Unbiased Financial Planning Guides?

A: Weiss Ratings Consumer Guides, via the Library eCollection   The 9 downloadable Weiss Ratings Consumer Guides are easy-to-use, with step-by-step instructions and worksheets to help you make important financial decisions. Each 50-70 page guide offers a description of the topic, what criteria to look for when choosing a plan or policy, recommended companies to work with, […]

Four Cool New OverDrive Features
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Four Cool New OverDrive Features

Borrowing eBooks and eAudiobooks Just Got Even Easier! If you’re a fan of our downloadable eCollection, these new OverDrive features should make your day: Suspend Your eHolds Just like with regular holds, now you can opt to suspend your OverDrive eHolds. Your position will continue to advance in the queue while your hold is suspended, but […]

Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 4
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Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 4

The men behind these aliases won a bet–but lost their lives. Hint: Lewis Carroll once called a more complex version of this cipher “indecipherable”. The key to this one is to work backwards. Instructions Decode the puzzle. Submit your solution (one per person). Find out if you were correct!   Your Answer    

Nixon in History - and Song
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Nixon in History – and Song

On the 40th Anniversary of Watergate Look back at the only presidential resignation in American history, the scandal that brought him down, and the less well remembered ways in which he changed our country:   Frost Nixon: The Original Watergate Interviews DVD [2008] In-depth interviews originally of U.S. President Richard Nixon by Sir David Frost […]