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And the Answer is 432 Library Cards
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And the Answer is 432 Library Cards

The question: How many Arlington Public Library cards fit into an old Mary Jane candy jar? We received plenty of guesses for our National Library Card Sign-Up Month contest, ranging from 38 to 920 cards. The closest estimation came from Library fan Hina, who was just a bit short with 363 cards. For her efforts, […]

Summer Reading '14 Wrap-Up: Another Glorious Book Vacation
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Summer Reading ’14 Wrap-Up: Another Glorious Book Vacation

With the boys of summer done for the year in Washington (baseball’s a tricky game), it’s a good time to take one last look back at how the boys and girls of Arlington did with Summer Reading 2014. Reading throughout the summer helps kids to explore new books and stories, and helps to maintain their […]

Hear Rainbow Rowell at Central Sept. 22
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Hear Rainbow Rowell at Central Sept. 22

On Now: The Big Fall Book Sale
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On Now: The Big Fall Book Sale

Lit-Up Ball Oct. 18: Your Ticket Awaits
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Lit-Up Ball Oct. 18: Your Ticket Awaits

Library Card Month: Count Cards and Win
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Library Card Month: Count Cards and Win

You don’t have to be the director of an award-winning public library system to know all the ways your library card can work for you. Here are just five dozen and of course each card user probably has a particular favorite that somehow didn’t make the list. A library card packs a big punch for […]

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Holds Now Functioning Correctly

The problem related to placing holds from the Library catalog on Wednesday, Sept. 3, has now been fixed. We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience.  

Bestseller: Hear Author Beth Macy Oct. 7
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Bestseller: Hear Author Beth Macy Oct. 7

Meryl Silver: Photographs
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Meryl Silver: Photographs

Simplicity Within On exhibit at Shirlington Branch Library, September 2014     It’s been said that painters include, whereas photographers exclude. “Painters begin with a totally blank canvas, which they proceed to fill in with brush strokes to render the scene they want the viewer to see. Photographers begin with the cluttered jumble of reality […]

Fall Storytimes Begin Sept. 8
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Fall Storytimes Begin Sept. 8