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Teen Summer Reading Prizes Awarded
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Teen Summer Reading Prizes Awarded

An Evening of Dancing, Ice Cream and Books On Thursday, Aug. 21, over 125 middle and high school students brought their their families to Central Library to celebrate another great summer of reading. They enjoyed ice cream sundaes, Dance Dance Revolution, Wii Sports and prize drawings.    Avery D., a regular at the Cherrydale Branch […]

Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 7
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Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 7

This home to many clandestine activities has become a symbol of the U.S. military. Hint: This cipher was once (or maybe still is) used by the Freemasons. Instructions Decode the puzzle. Submit your solution (one per person). Find out if you were correct!   Your Answer      

Let the Games Begin: Library Fantasy Football Already Scores
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Let the Games Begin: Library Fantasy Football Already Scores

Our first annual Arlington Public Library Fantasy Football League is a hit and we’re still only in pre-season mode! Eighteen players were on hand for our Fantasy Football 101 presentation earlier this month and that meant one league was immediately full. So we created a second league to keep up with demand: the Dewey Decimators 2.0. […]

Five New Picture Books to Soothe School Anxiety
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Five New Picture Books to Soothe School Anxiety

Is your little one anxious about starting school? These books can help kids feel more comfortable taking on new challenges and meeting new people:   Rufus Goes to School By Kim T. Griswell, illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev Rufus loves looking through his favorite book. The only problem is that he doesn’t know how to read […]

Get In a Lit Up Ball Mood
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Get In a Lit Up Ball Mood

With Every Actor to Play Bond on the Big Screen Films will be shown at the Shirlington Branch Library on Tuesday nights at 6:00 p.m. Vote for your favorite Bond after every film, and enter to win tickets to the 2014 Lit Up Ball. Ticket winners will be announced October 15.   Screenings in Chronological Order by […]

Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 6
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Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 6

This location was utilized at different times by opposing sides during the Civil War because it was ideally suited for one purpose: to keep an eye on Washington. Hint: These kinds of puzzles derived from the stories told by carefully selected images in medieval heraldry. Instructions Decode the puzzle. Submit your solution (one per person). […]

Five Books Kids Will Sink Their Teeth Into
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Five Books Kids Will Sink Their Teeth Into

Plus Two Shark DVDs Does your elementary schooler love sharks? Check out these age appropriate books and DVDs, to help you celebrates shark week anytime:   For Grades K – 3 Nugget and Fang: Friends Forever – or Snack Time? writen by Tammi Sauer, illustrated by Michael Slack Everyone knows that minnows and sharks can’t be […]

Fall 2014 Preschool Storytime Schedule
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Fall 2014 Preschool Storytime Schedule

Raise a Reader! Monday, Sept. 8 – Saturday, Nov. 22.  Our age appropriate storytimes are designed to help you to help your child learn reading readiness, or Early Literacy. No registration required - attendance is first-come, first-served until seating capacity is reached. Call 703-228-5946 for more information. Reminder - On days when Arlington Public Schools are closed because […]

Author Video: Charlie Clark on "Arlington County Chronicles"
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Author Video: Charlie Clark on “Arlington County Chronicles”

Journalist and local historian Charlie Clark discusses the new anthology of his popular “Our Man in Arlington” column, which runs in the Falls Church News-Press “Arlington County Chronicles” is full of surprising twists and turns across the timeline of  Arlington history, culture and urban growth. Mr. Clark previously spoke at Central Library in 2013, discussing […]

Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 5
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Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 5

This pair of traitors used a variety of secret codes and ciphers for nearly 30 years before they were caught. Hint: You’ll want to number your ABCs with this kind of code. Instructions Decode the puzzle. Submit your solution (one per person). Find out if you were correct!   Your Answer