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Alex Braden: Sound Installation
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Alex Braden: Sound Installation

Piece and Quiet Arlington County Spotlight Artist Grant, to be installed Saturdays in 2014: Saturday, Nov. 22 at the Westover Branch Library Saturday, Nov. 29 at the Cherrydale Branch Library Saturday, Dec. 6 at Central library True quiet is a near impossible experience. Even in anechoic chambers—soundproofed spaces designed to eliminate echoes—the sound of breathing […]

Video: Ann Patchett at Central
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Video: Ann Patchett at Central

Watch a masterful talk by the great Ann Patchett at Arlington Central Library The acclaimed author, essayist, book store co-owner and dog lover drew a devoted overflow crowd for her Arlington Reads Extra appearance Oct. 23. The evening was made possible by the Friends of Arlington Public Library. Special thanks to Rob Farr and David […]

A Night to Remember at the Lit Up Ball
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A Night to Remember at the Lit Up Ball

The Second Annual Lit Up Ball was another night to remember, with dancing to excellent music performed by the Hot Society Orchestra, delicious deserts and a spy game worthy of 007 himself. Spy-themed cocktails (shaken not stirred, of course) were enjoyed by all, and the raffle baskets raised over $500 for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.   Nearly […]

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 […]

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 Fun at the Library
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Spooky 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. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 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 […]