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New Flames: The End of Night
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New Flames: The End of Night

“For anyone who looks up at the night sky and aches for more.” New / Old Flames are our favorite books  - the ones we really think you should read too.   The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light  by Paul Bogard Reviewed by Katie “The End of Night“ is […]

Family Programs to Celebrate Earth Month
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Family Programs to Celebrate Earth Month

Your Garden and Your Table Don’t miss these two fun programs at the Westover Branch Library in April:   Make Your Yard Their Home: Migration and Bird Feeders Wednesday, April 23, 4:30-5:30 p.m. - Learn what draws various birds to your yard, how different feeders attract different birds, and then make a wooden feeder to take […]

New Volunteer Opportunities for Teens
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New Volunteer Opportunities for Teens

Apply Now for Summer 2014 Openings Looking for something interesting to do this summer? Become a Library volunteer and you could help run Summer Reading, prep for storytime, fill hold requests, or capture video of cool programs! Fill out an online application Application Deadline: Thursday, May 15, 2014   Current Openings Special Projects: July – […]

Hit the Road: Library Bike Tour is April 19
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Hit the Road: Library Bike Tour is April 19

The tour will start at Central Library. For safety purposes, registration is required and the tour group will be limited to 25 riders.  Read more.

Volunteers Needed: French Conversation Class Leader
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Volunteers Needed: French Conversation Class Leader

Do You Speak French Like a Native? If your first language is French and you enjoy teaching others, consider volunteering to lead our French conversation group at the Aurora Hills Branch Library.  The group meets every other Monday, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Qualifications: Interest in meeting new people. Ability to engage people in a pleasant, welcoming […]

Library DVDs Can Now Be Renewed Twice
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Library DVDs Can Now Be Renewed Twice

Spend more quality time with your Library DVDs Arlington Public Library DVDs can now be renewed twice, provided no one else has placed a hold on items you have checked out. That means 21 straight days of Library DVD goodness, which comes in handy considering the usual interruptions that can get between you and your […]

Spring Break Geocaching at Aurora Hills
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Spring Break Geocaching at Aurora Hills

Looking For Something Fun To Do As A Family During Spring Break? Try an intergenerational introduction to geocaching! Friday, April 18, from 1:30-2:30 p.m at the Aurora Hills 55+ Senior Center (located in the same building as the Aurora Hills Branch Library) The class will provide a basic overview of geocaching, what it is and how it […]

No Joke: Cherrydale is Throwing a Totally Foolish Booksale
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No Joke: Cherrydale is Throwing a Totally Foolish Booksale

Bring Your Nickels and Pennies! On Tuesday, April 1, every book in the Cherrydale Friends of the Library Book Sale is just 5 cents. The Totally Foolish Booksale is for one day only, and only at the Cherrydale Branch Library. 5 pennies for one book, one nickle per book – that’s 5 books for a […]

Storytime Spring Break: April 5 - 20, 2014
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Storytime Spring Break: April 5 – 20, 2014

Spring Storytimes Start April 21, 2014 Columbia Pike Branch Library’s Baby Steps Storytime (Fridays, age 0-12 months) and Stop in for Stories (Saturdays, age 0-5 years) will continue through the break. In the meantime, you can read these picture books with your little ones, to let them know that spring really is coming:   Spring […]

Great Kids Audiobooks for Spring Travel
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Great Kids Audiobooks for Spring Travel

Great Stories are Perfect for Long Trips The miles will fly by with books the whole family will enjoy!   The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramotswe’s Very First Case by Alexander McCall-Smith, read byAdjoa Andoh. Grades 2-4. The author of the internationally popular adult series, the “No. 1 One Ladies’ Detective Agency,” McCall-Smith introduces the heroine […]