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Tips for a Great Transition
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Tips for a Great Transition

Need to Help Your Kids Shake Off Summer and Adjust to a New School Year? You can get help with the transition – and year-round education support – from these websites:  Family Education – Kindergarten kickoff, reading readiness, moving up to middle school, homework help, lunch ideas, and more. National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) - Concise […]

A New Way to Explore a Rich Legacy
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A New Way to Explore a Rich Legacy

The New Nauck/Green Valley Heritage Project The Center for Local History is proud to launch The Nauck/Green Valley Heritage Project, a pilot program to preserve and present the history of south Arlington’s Nauck neighborhood.   The historically black Nauck neighborhood, with many residents who are descended from the original residents of Freedmen’s Village, is one of the […]

Before the Ball... Lit Ball, This Fall
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Before the Ball… Lit Ball, This Fall

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

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

Submit Your Creations to the 2nd Annual 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 22. Please include: Title of Creation Name(s) and age(s) of builder(s) Address and […]

Play the Undercover Arlington Contest
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Play the Undercover Arlington Contest

Find the Spies and You Could Win Tickets to the Lit Up Ball The theme for this year’s Ball is Ian Fleming’s “James Bond: From Russia with Love,” so to get you in the mood we’re holding an espionage-in-Arlington puzzle contest! Starting Wednesday, July 16, we will publish a new Undercover Arlington puzzle each Wednesday for […]

Donate Your Time, Gently Used Tools
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Donate Your Time, Gently Used Tools

In response to Arlington’s ever-growing passion for gardening, Central Library will be adding garden tools to its lending collection.  The Tool Library, opening soon, will be available on an annual basis from March to October: Wednesday 5 – 7 p.m. Friday 3 – 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Join the volunteer team […]

Meet Your 21st Century Library Director
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Meet Your 21st Century Library Director

A great interview with Arlington Library Director Diane Kresh, in the lastest issue of Arlington Magazine.

In the News: Preserving Arlington Stories
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In the News: Preserving Arlington Stories

Years from now, new generations will be grateful for today’s Center for Local History at Arlington Public Library Arlington Television captures the long-term value of an official County archive as it helps preserve the story of Joan Mulholland, the fearless civil rights activist who fought segregation from Lee Highway to the Deep South before raising […]

Smile if You're Going to Read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
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Smile if You’re Going to Read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten