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Teen Summer Reading: Bookmark Bonanza!
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Teen Summer Reading: Bookmark Bonanza!

Monster, Paper Clip and Elastic Charm Bookmarks Thursday, July 17 at Central Library:   More photos of Summer Reading fun for teens are on flickr.   Learn more about Summer Reading.      

Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 2
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Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 2

This pseudonym was used by the single most damaging spy in U.S. history. Hint: These kinds of puzzles derived from the stories told by carefully selected images in medieval heraldry. Instructions Decode the cipher. Submit your solution (one per person). Find out if you were correct!   Your Answer    

New Flame: The Intern's Handbook
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New Flame: The Intern’s Handbook

“Raunchy, gory, irreverent and highly enjoyable…” New / Old Flames are our favorite books  - the ones we really think you should read too.   The Intern’s Handbook by Shane Kuhn Reviewed by Rachel John Lago has been a hit man for 13 years, and at the ripe old age of 25 he’s getting ready for retirement. […]

5 Picture Books about Turtles
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5 Picture Books about Turtles

They Carry Their Houses Wherever they Go… Summer is a great time for you and your little one to read all about turtles – and maybe you’ll meet a real one too!   Melvin and the Boy by Lauren Castillo A wonderful story about a boy who finds a turtle and tries to make him […]

Three Ways to Grow Tomatoes in Vertical Spaces
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Three Ways to Grow Tomatoes in Vertical Spaces

Trellis, Pole, or Cage This year the Arlington Food Assistance Center gardeners used the Central Library vegetable garden to demonstrate some of the ways you can grow tomatoes, especially if you don’t have a lot of space. Tomatoes can be grown on a trellis by tying the two major stems (called leaders) up to a […]

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Please Ignore July 17 Email about Overdue Library Items

Our system sent the emails in error. We apologize for the inconvenience, and are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. If you have any questions about what materials are actually checked out to you, you can check by logging in to your account online or at any Library location. The information you see […]

Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 1
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Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 1

You could probably solve this code pretty quickly if you had worked for this decryption program: Hint: Despite a common name for this cipher, you don’t have to mind your X’s and O’s to solve it.   Instructions Decode the puzzle. Submit your solution (one per person). Find out if you were correct!   Your Answer

Play the Undercover Arlington Contest
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Play the Undercover Arlington Contest

Find the Spies and You Could Win Tickets to the Lit Up Ball The theme for this year’s Ball is Ian Fleming’s “James Bond: From Russia with Love,” so to get you in the mood we’re holding an espionage-in-Arlington puzzle contest! Starting Wednesday, July 16, we will publish a new Undercover Arlington puzzle each Wednesday for […]

What Volunteers Do: Get "Real World" Experience
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What Volunteers Do: Get “Real World” Experience

Arlington Library and Schools Partner for Senior Experience Washington-Lee High School seniors Kyle Chipman and Emma Troy spent the last three weeks of their high school career supporting a critical Library outreach activity – helping Central Library’s Youth Services librarians prepare for Summer Reading. Washington-Lee’s Senior Experience program encourages graduating teens to spend at least 75 hours […]

Seeking Opinionated Teen Reviewers!
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Seeking Opinionated Teen Reviewers!

It’s summer, the perfect time for reading by the pool (or the beach, or in an air-conditioned room). We’re looking for teens who want to review the books they read this summer for our teen blog and teen tumblr. We love to have recommendations from teens for teens! Who better to give us the inside […]