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Celebrate Black History: Share the Story of Nauck/Green Valley
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Celebrate Black History: Share the Story of Nauck/Green Valley

Explore Arlington’s Nauck in person. And if you can, help share the rich heritage digitally. The community—bordered by Army-Navy County Club, Four Mile Run, South Walter Reed Drive and South 16th Road—features African American roots that predate the Civil War. Records from the 184os show that free blacks like Levi and Sarah Ann Jones bought […]

Author Video: "The Peace That Almost Was"
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Author Video: “The Peace That Almost Was”

Nov. 16 talk with author Mark Tooley on his book about the failed 1861 Washington Peace Conference.

Library's 2015 "Tops in Circulation" Lists
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Library’s 2015 “Tops in Circulation” Lists

Which items spent the least amount of time waiting to be borrowed from Arlington Public Library? Readers were more than willing to take their Paula Hawkins, Anthony Doerr and Gillian Flynn on paper or electronically. And Mo Willems would probably be elected president if the only votes came from Arlington kids… [more...]

Summer Reading Pays Off
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Summer Reading Pays Off

Thanks to the Friends of the Library, you helped raise more than $2400 for The Reading Connection last summer!

Director's Blog: Golden Years
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Director’s Blog: Golden Years

Library Director Diane Kresh’s thoughts on David Bowie, and sharing the gift of courage…

Grant Helps Preserve Memories of “Little Saigon”
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Grant Helps Preserve Memories of “Little Saigon”

Rich cultural history of Arlington’s “Little Saigon” community to be shared through $9,000 grant from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

Martin Luther King, Jr. for Kids
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Martin Luther King, Jr. for Kids

Who was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Why Do We Celebrate Him? Talking to young children about the life and legacy of Dr. King is important, but can also be challenging. These books, films and websites can help. And don’t miss Arlington’s official tribute program on Jan. 17.   Websites Life in Pictures - Photos of Martin […]

Roadmap for Preserving, Sharing Arlington’s Past
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Roadmap for Preserving, Sharing Arlington’s Past

The County’s History Task Force—charged with creating a vision capturing, preserving and sharing online Arlington’s history – has made its final recommendations to the County Manager.

Thanks for Another Delicious Edible Book Contest!
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Thanks for Another Delicious Edible Book Contest!

Saturday, Dec. 12 marked the Cherrydale Branch Library’s 3rd annual Edible Book Contest. Celebrity guest judges Lynne McCartin (former White House Assistant Pastry Chef) and Julia Strange (of local cookie company Noshy) did a great job choosing the winners, but all 11 entries were fantastic and fun. Thank you to everyone who created such creative […]

Are You Ready for Star Wars?
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Are You Ready for Star Wars?

Get the Inside Scoop You know that “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will hit movie theaters on December 17. But did you know that there’s a whole new universe of books and graphic novels related to the movie? These fun new stories are now part of the official Star Wars canon. They fill in narrative […]