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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 […]

Making Smart Decisions: Catch Up on Important Personal Finance Events
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Making Smart Decisions: Catch Up on Important Personal Finance Events

From January to April of this year, approximately 200 people visited the Central Library to attend our free educational series on end-of-life planning. Topics included estate planning, life insurance, hospice care, Medicare and funeral planning. In case you missed the series, you can still watch some of the events: Arlington Law Group’s Ryan A. Brown, […]

Furry Fun with Adoptable Dogs
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Furry Fun with Adoptable Dogs

Thank You for Coming Out to Paws to Pick a Pup!   We had so much fun at the Cherrydale Branch Library today meeting sweet dogs looking for new homes, thanks to the Animal Welfare League of Arlington and Dogma Bakery.   If you couldn’t join us today but are interested in adopting a dog […]

Display at Central, June 27 Program Honor an Arlington Hero
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Display at Central, June 27 Program Honor an Arlington Hero

A tribute to Arlington’s own Freedom Rider and fearless civil rights activist A photo-rich traveling display on the life of Joan Mulholland–from demonstrations against segregated Arlington restaurants to her work with Medgar Evers and imprisonment in Mississippi–is featured this month on the Central Library first floor near the Circulation Desk. A program at Central on […]

Video: House History Workshop
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Video: House History Workshop

Learn to Research the History of Your Home Arlington Historical Society, the Arlington County Historic Preservation Office, Arlington Public Library’s Center for Local History and Preservation Arlington teamed up in May 2015 for an instruction workshop at Central Library to help residents: •   Learn how to research the history of their own home or any historic property in Arlington. •   Use […]

July 2015: 31 Days of #APLSummerReading
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July 2015: 31 Days of #APLSummerReading

Share Your Summer of Reading Summer Reading for Adults challenges you to share 31 Summer Reading photos and comments! Post to Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook, Tumblr or anything else – using the hashtag #APLSummerReading. Then check out all the #APLSummerReading posts on Tagboard (from twitter, instagram and facebook).   Download and print the calendar or book mark this […]

In the News: The Washington Post Explores Our Center for Local History
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In the News: The Washington Post Explores Our Center for Local History

Washington Post columnist John Kelly revels in the Arlington past as he meets the staff and sees the unique resources of Arlington Public Library’s Center for Local History. From May 30, 2015 Washington Post: “Interested in Arlington History? This is the Place for You.”