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Seeking Opinionated Teen Reviewers
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Seeking Opinionated Teen Reviewers

Write for Us! We’re looking for teens to review the books they read this year for our teen tumblr. We love to have recommendations from teens for teens! Who better to give us the inside scoop on what’s worth checking out in our YA department? If you’re a teen (or a parent who knows a teen) that […]

Use Market Turbulence to Strategize (not Panic)
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Use Market Turbulence to Strategize (not Panic)

According to investment strategists, recent big shifts in the markets make this a good time to consider changing or rebalancing your proportion of stocks and bonds. These books can help you decide how to best adjust your investments:   The 5 Mistakes Every Investor Makes and How to Avoid Them by Peter Mallouk Named the […]

Dangerous and Well Dressed
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Dangerous and Well Dressed

What does the best dressed heroine or villain of the 50s or 60s wear? While the photos below focus primarily on early Bond Girls (and one uber-villain), these links will help you find costuming for more eras, ages and character types: Browse Amalgamated Clothing on Mount Vernon Ave in Alexandria, where shoppers will receive a discount […]

And the Answer is 432 Library Cards
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And the Answer is 432 Library Cards

The question: How many Arlington Public Library cards fit into an old Mary Jane candy jar? We received plenty of guesses for our National Library Card Sign-Up Month contest, ranging from 38 to 920 cards. The closest estimation came from Library fan Hina, who was just a bit short with 363 cards. For her efforts, […]

Summer Reading '14 Wrap-Up: Another Glorious Book Vacation
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Summer Reading ’14 Wrap-Up: Another Glorious Book Vacation

With the boys of summer done for the year in Washington (baseball’s a tricky game), it’s a good time to take one last look back at how the boys and girls of Arlington did with Summer Reading 2014. Reading throughout the summer helps kids to explore new books and stories, and helps to maintain their […]

Spooky October Fun at the Library
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Spooky October Fun at the Library

For Kids Tuesday, Oct. 14, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. – Pumpkin Decorating Storytime: Registration for this event is now full. Columbia Pike Branch Library. Thursday, Oct. 30, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Halloween Open House for Kids, age 3 and up: Come in costume and enjoy scary stories, fun activities as well as visits from […]

"We Are Arlington" Photographs
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“We Are Arlington” Photographs

Vintage Photos and Famous Portraits On exhibit at the Cherrydale Branch Library, Oct. 8, 2014 – Jan. 5, 2015 Public reception: Wednesday, Oct. 8, 7:00 p.m.   Images from Bill Hamrock’s new book, “We are Arlington,” describe Arlington’s “political, economic and social history.” Want to know how many fans attended the annual “Old Oaken Bucket” […]

Undercover Arlington Bonus
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Undercover Arlington Bonus

This Character May Help You Beat All the Other Spies at the Ball You’ll find the answer to Clue 11 in the answers to Clues 1-10. Don’t remember them? We’ll recap: Clue 1: venonA project Clue 2: ramon gaRcia Clue 3: the illEgals program Clue 4: aUton and Dunlop Clue 5: agent 123 and aGent 202 […]

FILLED - Teen Volunteer Opportunity: Saturday Family Movie Assistant
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FILLED – Teen Volunteer Opportunity: Saturday Family Movie Assistant

Fall 2014 – Winter 2015 At the Shirlington Branch Library Description: Help needed clearing tables/chairs, setting them back up, preparing and distributing snack, one Saturday a month from 2:30-5:00 p.m. Schedule: Saturday, Dec. 20 – “Arthur Christmas” Saturday, Jan. 31 – “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” Saturday, Feb. 21  - “The Emperor’s New […]

Waiting for "Personal"?
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Waiting for “Personal”?

There are 148 holds on the Lee Child’s latest Jack Reacher novel, so try one of these other tough-guy-solving-crime-and dodging-death series while you wait:   Zero Day by David Baldacci Combat veteran John Puller, now working as an investigator for the Army’s Criminal Investigative Division, tries to solve the murder of an Army man and […]