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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Celebration
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Celebration

On Saturday, Aug. 29, the families of children who have completed our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten early literacy program gathered at Central Library to celebrate their achievement: If you haven’t registered your baby or preschooler for the program, sign up the next time you’re in the library – it’s easy and fun, and your child […]

Waiting for "The English Spy"?
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Waiting for “The English Spy”?

Daniel Silva’s latest novel features legendary spy and assassin Gabriel Allon tracking down the killer of the a beloved and iconic member of the British Royal Family. Whether you’re still waiting to read “The English Spy,” or already read and loved it, we think you’ll also enjoy these authors of character-driven espionage thrillers:   Plum […]

Seeking Public’s Ideas on Collecting, Preserving, Sharing our History
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Seeking Public’s Ideas on Collecting, Preserving, Sharing our History

What about Arlington’s history is important to you? Where do you go to learn about our history as a community? How do you think our history should be collected, preserved and shared? Arlington County is asking the public to help it with an initiative launched by the County Manager in January 2015. The Arlington Historical […]

Legacy: Hall's Hill VFD and Station No. 8
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Legacy: Hall’s Hill VFD and Station No. 8

A timeline of the rich history of the Hall’s Hill Volunteer Fire Department, for decades during segregation the only Arlington, Va. station staffed by African Americans 1898 – First firefighting company in future Arlington County formed in Cherrydale by volunteers.  Other volunteer firefighting companies to follow will include Ballston in 1908 and Clarendon in 1909. […]

Back-to-School Picture Books to Soothe Anxious Kids...
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Back-to-School Picture Books to Soothe Anxious Kids…

And Parents! Summer is drawing to a close, and we know some kids need a little encouragement about starting school (or going back):   The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School by Deborah Diesen, illustrated by Dan Hanna Mr. Fish recalls how, on his very first day of school, he anxiously went to one classroom after […]

Columbia Pike's New Listening Center for Kids
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Columbia Pike’s New Listening Center for Kids

Have You Listened to a Good Book Lately? The Columbia Pike Branch Library’s new listening center is a special place for kids to listen to our read-along collection while here in the library. It has 6 headphones and one cd player so kids (and parents) can listen to the same story and follow along. Columbia […]

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 […]