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Favorite Cookbooks of the Noshy Cookies Lady
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Favorite Cookbooks of the Noshy Cookies Lady

Memorably Scrumptious for Everyone Where does a former-librarian-turned-baker turn when she needs a good recipe or a new idea? The Library, of course. The owner of Noshy (the cookies we serve at Late Night Recess) shares some of her favorite cookbooks:   The Fannie Farmer Cookbook by Marion Cunningham, illustrated by Lauren Jarrett Everyone should own this, […]

Calling All Young LEGO Builders!
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Calling All Young LEGO Builders!

Submit Your Creations to the 2015 LEGO Exhibit Open to LEGO builders age 18 and under, as well as teams that include at least one member under 18.   To apply, email a photo of your creation to ceys@arlingtonva.us by Friday, August 21. Please include: Title of Creation Name(s) and age(s) of builder(s) Address and phone […]

Civil War Artifacts from the Arlington Historical Society
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Civil War Artifacts from the Arlington Historical Society

Our History on Display On Exhibit at the Aurora Hills Branch Library, July – August 2015 Like most museums, the Arlington Historical Museum (located in the Hume School) has more artifacts than can be displayed at any one time. So the Arlington Historical Society recently launched an effort to locate display areas in public spaces around the County […]

Open Mic Awesomeness
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Open Mic Awesomeness

Songs, Original Poems and Shakespeare, Oh My! These talented teens performed Sunday night for a crowd of over 35 of their friends and family:   If you haven’t signed up for Summer Reading, there’s still time – the last day for Teens to register is August 19. And for every person who completes Summer Reading […]

Go Get a "Watchman"
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Go Get a “Watchman”

Lots of interest in the second book ever published by Harper Lee, made available to the public on July 14.

4 Cool Ways to Take the Library with You
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4 Cool Ways to Take the Library with You

Traveling this Summer? These resources can be used anywhere – and they’re all free with you Library card! Going out of town? Don’t forget to freeze your holds so you won’t miss them while you’re away.    Streaming Video IndieFlix – Enjoy Independent movies for the whole family. The collection includes shorts and feature length […]

Video: Dr. Alfred O. Taylor on "Bridge Builders of Nauck/Green Valley: Past and Present"
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Video: Dr. Alfred O. Taylor on “Bridge Builders of Nauck/Green Valley: Past and Present”

On June 18, 2015, educator and Arlington native and civic leader Alfred O. Taylor discussed his book on the local and national contributions of residents from Arlington’s oldest African American community. Dr. Taylor has served on many boards and in many organizations, but his biggest personal joy is seeing the Nauck community as a viable link […]

Video: Journalist Del Quentin Wilber on "Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan"
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Video: Journalist Del Quentin Wilber on “Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan”

Author Del Quentin Wilber on the dark day in March 1981 when America almost lost its fifth president to an assassin. Wilber, a reporter with Bloomberg News, discussed his riveting look back at the shooting at the Friends of the Arlington Public Library annual meeting on June 15, 2015. Video produced by Arlington TV.

The Numbers are In: Arlington Reads Around the World
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The Numbers are In: Arlington Reads Around the World

The Reach of the Internet Never Ceases to Amaze While we knew that May’s Arlington Reads 2015 appearance by author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi was a standing-room-only, two-remote-viewing-areas blockbuster, we now know Ms. Adichi’s appearance is also an international phenomenon. The video, produced by our friends at Arlington Television, has been viewed almost 5,000 times in […]

Summer Reading 2015 Preschool Storytime Schedule
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Summer Reading 2015 Preschool Storytime Schedule

Raise a Reader! Monday, July 6 – Saturday, Aug. 8 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 or Parks are […]