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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 wining 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 […]

Making Smart Decisions: Catch Up on Important Personal Finance Events
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Making Smart Decisions: Catch Up on Important Personal Finance Events

From January to April of this year, approximately 200 people visited the Central Library to attend our free educational series on end-of-life planning. Topics included estate planning, life insurance, hospice care, Medicare and funeral planning. In case you missed the series, you can still watch some of the events: Arlington Law Group’s Ryan A. Brown, […]

In the News: The Washington Post Explores Our Center for Local History
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In the News: The Washington Post Explores Our Center for Local History

Washington Post columnist John Kelly revels in the Arlington past as he meets the staff and sees the unique resources of Arlington Public Library’s Center for Local History. From May 30, 2015 Washington Post: “Interested in Arlington History? This is the Place for You.”

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 […]

Summer Reading: Sign Up Today
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Summer Reading: Sign Up Today

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 […]