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Garden Tools: The Season of Lending Begins March 4
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Garden Tools: The Season of Lending Begins March 4

Think spring It’s been a tough winter but here’s hoping March will be extra generous with the warmth. If you’re ready to get started on your gardening for the year, then Central Library is ready with the tools come Wednesday, March 4. Launched last fall, it’s the only library garden tool lending program in the region […]

In the News: The Washington Post Visits the Library's Lit Up Team
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In the News: The Washington Post Visits the Library’s Lit Up Team

Writer Bettina Lanyi hangs out with the Library’s ambassadors to the 20- and 30-somethings of Arlington. From Feb. 25, 2015 Washington Post.

Programs for Middle and High Schoolers
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Programs for Middle and High Schoolers

Winter / Spring 2015 Programs Download and Print the Schedule (pdf)   Middle School Specific Programs Homework Club – Wednesdays, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Columbia Pike Branch Library – Middle school students use study spaces reserved just for them. Basic school and project supplies provided.   High School Specific Programs High School TAB –  1st […]

Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families
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Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families

Connect with Kids Champions This month, Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families (APCYF) celebrates people who have made a difference by connecting with kids and teens, with a display at Central Library, and a reception on Wednesday, Feb. 11. Did you know that having 3 or more positive, non-parent adults in his or her […]

A Sweet Night in Westover with Caps #16
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A Sweet Night in Westover with Caps #16

He may be fast and tough on the ice but Capitals forward Eric Fehr is the new king of storytime at Westover Branch Library. No. 16 stopped by Monday night for a reading of his new children’s book, “The Bulliest Dozer,” and scored plenty of new friends and fans as he signed books, hockey sticks, […]

Keep Calm - Join Columbia Pike's Homework Club!
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Keep Calm – Join Columbia Pike’s Homework Club!

School Homework Stressing Your Child Out? On Wednesday afternoons at the Columbia Pike Branch Library, students stop at the Information Desk to sign into the Homework Club. They receive a snack and school supplies to work with (need to use a ruler? Run out of paper? We can help), then settle into our reserved homework […]

Video: Author Beth Macy on "Factory Man," A Virginia Comeback Story
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Video: Author Beth Macy on “Factory Man,” A Virginia Comeback Story

Author and journalist Beth Macy at Central Library on Oct. 7, 2014 discussing her best-seller, “Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local and Helped Save an American Town.” “Factory Man” is winner of the 2013 J.Anthony Lucas Works-in-Progress Award. A special thanks to Arlington TV for the recording.  

Graphic Novels + Science = Inspiration
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Graphic Novels + Science = Inspiration

Have You Been Inspired by an Awesome Scientist? Pass the inspiration on to your new generation of readers and scientists with these fun graphic adventures, staring a diverse cast of characters:   Summer Camp Science Mysteries by Lynda Beauregard Starting with book #1, “In Search of the Fog Zombie: A Mystery About Matter,” this series […]

Mock Caldecotts: How Did Arlington Vote?
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Mock Caldecotts: How Did Arlington Vote?

And Did We Pick the Official Winner? Nope. This year the American Library Association gave the Randolph Caldecott Medal for most distinguished American picture book for children to: The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend written and illustrated by Dan Santat This is the beautifully illustrated story of an imaginary friend, who waits for a long time […]

Librarian Parents: They're Just Like Us!
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Librarian Parents: They’re Just Like Us!

They Underestimate the Chaos of Parenting… Rachel, a Youth Services librarian and mother to now 10 month old Louis, shares the experience of learning to practice what she preaches.   These are all pieces of advice that I’ve frequently given to the parents of new babies: “Sign your preschooler up for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!” […]