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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, […]

Author Video: Charlie Clark on "Arlington County Chronicles"
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Author Video: Charlie Clark on “Arlington County Chronicles”

Journalist and local historian Charlie Clark discusses the new anthology of his popular “Our Man in Arlington” column, which runs in the Falls Church News-Press “Arlington County Chronicles” is full of surprising twists and turns across the timeline of  Arlington history, culture and urban growth. Mr. Clark previously spoke at Central Library in 2013, discussing […]

Video: Shut Up and Write with Barry Lyga
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Video: Shut Up and Write with Barry Lyga

On June 24, 2014, Barry Lyga, author of “I Hunt Killers,” “The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy & Goth Girl,” and much more, talked to Jon Skovron about how he became a full time writer, why he doesn’t usually revise, and taking a sabbatical from writing. He also takes questions from the audience. The next Shut […]

Video: Brigid Schulte on Her Best-Seller About Personal Time, "Overwhelmed"
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Video: Brigid Schulte on Her Best-Seller About Personal Time, “Overwhelmed”

Washington Post writer, author, busy Northern Virginia mom and wife Brigid Schulte shared stories from the research–both scientific and personal–that went into creating her best-selling exploration of the American lack of leisure time. Schulte was guest speaker at the 2014 Friends of the Arlington Public Library Annual Meeting on June 5 at Central Library. In […]

Stories About Dreams That Come True
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Stories About Dreams That Come True

Stories by Long Branch Students Book Bubble: Season 2, Episode 1   Episode 1 includes three stories written by Long Branch Elementary School students in the Creative Book Project: The Lion Dance by Annabeth Stokely Read more about Chinese New Year in “Lion Dancer: Ernie Wan’s Chinese New Year” by Kate Waters and Madeline Slovenz-Low […]

Video: Poet Melanie McCabe at Westover
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Video: Poet Melanie McCabe at Westover

Reading from “What the Neighbors Know” On April 2, local poet Melanie McCabe read selections from her second book at the Westover Branch Library. “What the Neighbors Know” traces the disintegration of a marriage and the loss of a house lived in for decades. The poems explore not only the end of a relationship, but also […]

Video: Kimberly Palmer on "The Economy of You" and Making Your Life Recession-Proof
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Video: Kimberly Palmer on “The Economy of You” and Making Your Life Recession-Proof

Some valuable advice from author Kimberly Palmer, senior money editor for U.S. News & World Report As part of the Library’s Smart Money series of talks, Kimberly Palmer spoke at Central Library on May 7, discussing her book “The Economy of You: Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur and Recession-Proof Your Life.” Palmer not only writes about […]

Video: Richard Ford in Conversation
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Video: Richard Ford in Conversation

Arlington Reads 2014 It was a conversation those in attendance say they will remember for a very long time. But even if you weren’t amid the full house in Central Library Auditorium on April 24, you can now watch and listen in on Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Ford in conversation with PBS NewHour correspondent and […]

Video: Shut Up and Write Panel on Revising Your Work
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Video: Shut Up and Write Panel on Revising Your Work

Authors Lindsay Smith, Miranda Kenneally, Danielle Ellison and Jon Skovron discuss the process of revising their writing, and take questions from the audience. The next Shut Up and Write will be held in June – stay tuned for more details.   Shut Up and Write is a series of panel discussions on writing Young Adult […]

Video: Off Book with the Author of "Beaches"
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Video: Off Book with the Author of “Beaches”

Author and Playwright Iris Rainer Dart Interviewed by Signature Theatre Education Director David Zobell, at the Shirlington Branch Library on Feb. 3, 2014. The world premiere of “Beaches” is on stage at Signature from February 19 – March 30, 2014.   Learn more about Theater Events at the Library.