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Garden Tool Lending: The Shed is Open
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Garden Tool Lending: The Shed is Open

Talk Like a Pirate! Or at Least Read about Pirates...
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Talk Like a Pirate! Or at Least Read about Pirates…

Ahoy matey! Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day by studying proper high seas grammar with Mango Languages, an online program available with your library card.* In between sessions on pirate vocabulary, these books and movies will help get you in the spirit:   The Rogue Pirate’s Bride by Shanna Galen After escaping France on […]

Ann Patchett: Be Inspired Twice in October
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Ann Patchett: Be Inspired Twice in October

Two Special Programs for Fans of the Wonderful Ann Patchett   The Living Library Sunday, Oct. 5, 1 p.m., Central Library Auditorium Have you been introduced to new ideas and new perspectives by Ann Patchett’s books? Have you been so inspired by one of her stories that you wanted to learn more? “The Living Library” is […]

Can't Get Enough "Outlander"?
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Can’t Get Enough “Outlander”?

Tales of Time Travel, Time-Defying Romance, and Scotland If you can’t stand waiting for the next episode of “Outlander” or the next novel by Diana Gabaldon, try these books and films:   The Scottish Nation: a History, 1700-2000 by T.M. Devine Charts Scots’ ambivalent relationship to Britain, from 1700 through the Victorian era, when Scottish […]

Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 9
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Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 9

The man behind this pseudonym brought down a president. Hint: Despite a common name for this cipher, you don’t need to wallow in the mud to solve it. Instructions Decode the puzzle. Submit your solution (one per person). Find out if you were correct!   Your Answer

Next Month: The Big Fall Book Sale
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Next Month: The Big Fall Book Sale

License for Thrills Oct. 18: Tix Going Fast
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License for Thrills Oct. 18: Tix Going Fast

2014 Lego Creations Exhibit and Reception
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2014 Lego Creations Exhibit and Reception

Animals, Robots, Buildings and More! On exhibit at Central Library, the Aurora Hills Branch Library, the Columbia Pike Branch Library and the Westover Branch Library, September 2014.   Builders, families and fans are invited to join us for the LEGO Creations reception at Central on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.  

Library Card Month: Count Cards and Win
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Library Card Month: Count Cards and Win

You don’t have to be the director of an award-winning public library system to know all the ways your library card can work for you. Here are just five dozen and of course each card user probably has a particular favorite that somehow didn’t make the list. A library card packs a big punch for […]

What is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis?
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What is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis?

All about ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease Learn more about the disease that created the Ice Bucket Challenge, the way it affects the body, and the people who live with it.   Tales from the Bed by Jenifer Estess as told to Valerie Estess Estess, a NY theater producer, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis […]