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Favorite Cookbooks of the Noshy Cookies Lady
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Favorite Cookbooks of the Noshy Cookies Lady

Memorably Scrumptious for Everyone Where does a former-librarian-turned-baker turn when she needs a good recipe or a new idea? The Library, of course. The owner of Noshy (the cookies we serve at Late Night Recess) shares some of her favorite cookbooks:   The Fannie Farmer Cookbook by Marion Cunningham, illustrated by Lauren Jarrett Everyone should own this, […]

Calling All Young LEGO Builders!
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Calling All Young LEGO Builders!

Submit Your Creations to the 2015 LEGO Exhibit Open to LEGO builders age 18 and under, as well as teams that include at least one member under 18.   To apply, email a photo of your creation to ceys@arlingtonva.us by Friday, August 21. Please include: Title of Creation Name(s) and age(s) of builder(s) Address and phone […]

New Books: Read about the Rhythm
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New Books: Read about the Rhythm

A Musician’s Life is Never Boring Whether it’s rock and roll, rap or punk; new wave, southern rock, or something else entirely, the stories behind the music – and the people who create it – are always a fascinating read:   The Haight: Love, Rock, and Revolution: the Photography of Jim Marshall by Joel Selvin […]

4 Cool Ways to Take the Library with You
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4 Cool Ways to Take the Library with You

Traveling this Summer? These resources can be used anywhere – and they’re all free with you Library card! Going out of town? Don’t forget to freeze your holds so you won’t miss them while you’re away.    Streaming Video IndieFlix – Enjoy Independent movies for the whole family. The collection includes shorts and feature length […]

Wish You Could Work For Yourself?
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Wish You Could Work For Yourself?

Stop Dreaming and Take Action Are you looking for ways to balance work and your family? Are you thinking about starting a home-based business? These books, DVDs and websites can help:   Start Your Own Retail Business and More by the Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. and Ciree Linsenman Personalized shopping experiences powered by the […]

Sign Up, Suit Up for Reading & Running
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Sign Up, Suit Up for Reading & Running

The Library and DC Road Runner are teaming up again in the name of fitness and the physical and mental preparation needed to run a 5K

Juneteenth: The Day Emancipation Reached Texas
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Juneteenth: The Day Emancipation Reached Texas

The Oldest Know Celebration Commemorating the End of American Slavery On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers finally landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free – two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863.  Learn more at Juneteenth.com, then […]

Enjoy Summer Sun and Long Car Rides with Award Winning Audiobooks
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Enjoy Summer Sun and Long Car Rides with Award Winning Audiobooks

Find Something Good to Help the Miles Go By Try one of these 2015 Audie winning audiobooks, or any of our other audiobooks available on CD or eAudio. Need something for the whole family? Try our kids or teen collection. Download a free eAudiobook from Sync, which offers a different classic paired with a related modern young […]

Have You Tried "The Comedy Routine"?
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Have You Tried “The Comedy Routine”?

What’s it Like to Take – or Teach – a Comedy Class? Register now for the July workshop In January, Plaza Library branch manager Kerby Valladares offered a new and very different program to Library community: The Comedy Routine. Mr. Valladares, a stand-up comic himself, wanted to give Library users an opportunity to take the […]

Summer Reading 2015 Preschool Storytime Schedule
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Summer Reading 2015 Preschool Storytime Schedule

Raise a Reader! Monday, July 6 – Saturday, Aug. 8 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 or Parks are […]