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Friends to Borrow for the Holidays
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Friends to Borrow for the Holidays

Read Along with Ann Patchett and NPR
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Read Along with Ann Patchett and NPR

Another opportunity to interact with the great Ann Patchett If you were one of hundreds of readers who packed Central Library in October to hear the acclaimed author and essayist–or even if you’ve just watched her remarks in their entirety on video–chances are you’d like to hear more.  Here’s your chance (and it’s as Arlington car-free as possible): […]

eReader Buying Guide: Winter 2014-15
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eReader Buying Guide: Winter 2014-15

The Choices Can Be Overwhelming… Are you looking for a dedicated eReading device, or a multi-use tablet?  Choosing a device really comes down to how you plan to use it.   Use the latest reviews to decide which device is right for you – or your special someone: CNET Holiday Gift GuideTablets and e-Readers for Bookworms […]

A Kids' World of Language Learning
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A Kids’ World of Language Learning

Is Your Child Interested in Learning a Language? Try these books and premium sites!   Little Pim Aimed at ages 0 – 6,  Little Pim lessons incorporate Julia Pimsleur Levine’s “Entertainment Immersion Method” using sound, pictures, and practice quizzes designed to increase the child’s comprehension and retention of the content.   Muzzy The BBC language program presents functional […]

Your Annual "Too Cool for Yule Blog" Mix
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Your Annual “Too Cool for Yule Blog” Mix

 This “Frozen” time of the year we bring you good cheer… And queued a set of tunes you’re just longing to hear. There are songs to make you happy and songs to make you dance. Each lovingly selected by mood or happenstance. An unusual mix of carols and hits We searched across genres to find out […]

Packing in the Fun in December
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Packing in the Fun in December

If You’re Looking For Something To Do…   Along with Kids Club and Paws to Read, we’ve got lots of December activities for kids and families: Wednesday, Dec. 10 - “Because of Winn-Dixie” matinee movie, 2:00 p.m., at Columbia Pike Branch Library Wednesday, Dec. 10 - Kids in the Garden: Terrarium Fun, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., at Westover […]

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

We Can Always Use a Hand or Two
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We Can Always Use a Hand or Two