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National Library Week: What'll It Be?
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National Library Week: What’ll It Be?

National Library Week and Santa come but once a year, but like the sunrise and the Potomac’s tides, Arlington Public Library is here for you on a daily basis. So permit us to ask: What keeps you coming back to the Library–be it a book club, a collection, a children’s program, a specific room, a […]

Hear Richard Ford at Central April 24
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Hear Richard Ford at Central April 24

National Poetry Month: Place an Order
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National Poetry Month: Place an Order

Cleanup Time: E-CARE April 19
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Cleanup Time: E-CARE April 19

Hold Your Own Storytime During the Spring Hiatus
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Hold Your Own Storytime During the Spring Hiatus

What to Do During Storytime Break? You can create your own personal storytime, incorporating key early literacy skills: sing, talk, read, write, and play! Spring 2014 storytimes start April 21.   Sing Singing is an important early literacy skill because it slows down natural speech, allowing children to hear the sounds inside of words. And […]

May Flowers: Friends Spring Book Sale
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May Flowers: Friends Spring Book Sale

Great Kids Audiobooks for Spring Travel
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Great Kids Audiobooks for Spring Travel

Great Stories are Perfect for Long Trips The miles will fly by with books the whole family will enjoy!   The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramotswe’s Very First Case by Alexander McCall-Smith, read byAdjoa Andoh. Grades 2-4. The author of the internationally popular adult series, the “No. 1 One Ladies’ Detective Agency,” McCall-Smith introduces the heroine […]

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