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What to Read While You're Waiting for "All the Light We Cannot See"
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What to Read While You’re Waiting for “All the Light We Cannot See”

Stories of everyday lives affected by World War II   Suite Française by Irene Nemirovksy The epic novel of life under Nazi occupation, discovered 62 years after the author’s tragic death at Auschwitz.       English Patient by Michael Ondaatje Four damaged lives intersect in an Italian villa at the end of World War […]

Ann Patchett: Be Inspired Twice in October
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Ann Patchett: Be Inspired Twice in October

Two Special Programs for Fans of the Wonderful Ann Patchett   The Living Library Sunday, Oct. 5, 1 p.m., Central Library Auditorium Have you been introduced to new ideas and new perspectives by Ann Patchett’s books? Have you been so inspired by one of her stories that you wanted to learn more? “The Living Library” is […]

Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 10
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Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 10

This Soviet recruiter must not have been very good at his job… One of his targets had suspicions about his motives from their very first meeting and enlisted the FBI to set a successful and elaborate plan to trap him. Hint: Julius Caesar often gets credited with inventing this kind of code. The key to […]

Video: Elizabeth Drew on Nixon's Fate
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Video: Elizabeth Drew on Nixon’s Fate

Elizabeth Drew, Journalist as Historian Arlington Public Library was honored to host journalism great Elizabeth Drew almost 40 years to the day that Richard Nixon flew away from the White House, leaving power and scandal behind. Celebrating a new printing of her classic “Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon’s Downfall,” Ms. Drew was candid, […]

Rainbow Fairies Fly Off the Shelves
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Rainbow Fairies Fly Off the Shelves

Are There Fairies in Your Garden? Young readers at the Glencarlyn Branch Library love the Rainbow Fairies Series so much that we can hardly keep the books on our shelves… Luckily, we have many of the over 50 titles in downloadable eBook as well as print!    

Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 9
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Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 9

The man behind this pseudonym brought down a president. Hint: Despite a common name for this cipher, you don’t need to wallow in the mud to solve it. Instructions Decode the puzzle. Submit your solution (one per person). Find out if you were correct!   Your Answer

2014 Lego Creations Exhibit and Reception
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2014 Lego Creations Exhibit and Reception

Animals, Robots, Buildings and More! On exhibit at Central Library, the Aurora Hills Branch Library, the Columbia Pike Branch Library and the Westover Branch Library, September 2014.   Builders, families and fans are invited to join us for the LEGO Creations reception at Central on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.  

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten: Have You Reached Your Goal?
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten: Have You Reached Your Goal?

Let Us Kn0w How You’re Doing! Since 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten started in March 2013, over 175,050 books have been read to 1585 babies and preschoolers.  If your child is registered and you haven’t checked in with us recently, visit the library to let us know how you’re doing – and get your milestone prizes! […]

By Appointment: One-on-One Tech Help
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By Appointment: One-on-One Tech Help

When You Have More Than a Quick Question about Technology Arlington Public Library now offers free scheduled 30-minute appointments at Central Library and Columbia Pike Branch Library. It’s an opportunity to work uninterrupted on issues like uncooperative software, putting together a social media presence and downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks. Bring your laptop, tablet or other device or […]

Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 8
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Undercover Arlington Contest: Clue 8

Money was this spy’s motivation–and his eventual downfall. Hint: Despite a common name for this cipher, you don’t need to wallow in the mud to solve it. Instructions Decode the puzzle. Submit your solution (one per person). Find out if you were correct!   Your Answer