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Video: Ann Patchett at Central
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Video: Ann Patchett at Central

Watch a masterful talk by the great Ann Patchett at Arlington Central Library The acclaimed author, essayist, book store co-owner and dog lover drew a devoted overflow crowd for her Arlington Reads Extra appearance Oct. 23. The evening was made possible by the Friends of Arlington Public Library. Special thanks to Rob Farr and David […]

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: Gary Lloyd on Storytelling
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Video: Gary Lloyd on Storytelling

  Recorded June 23, 2014, at the Shirlington Branch Library, by Allan Yankosky.  

Video: Jennifer Hines on Storytelling
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Video: Jennifer Hines on Storytelling

  Recorded at the Shirlington Branch Library, June 25, 2004, by Allan Yankosky.  

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 […]