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Teens: You Can Be an Open Mic Star
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Teens: You Can Be an Open Mic Star

Teens: Take the Open Mic at Central on July 12–sign up now.

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 […]

June 27: Honoring an Arlington Hero
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June 27: Honoring an Arlington Hero

On June 27 at Central Library, meet Arlington’s own Freedom Rider, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland.

Your New Music & Audiobook Source
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Your New Music & Audiobook Source

Welcome to Hoopla, the Library’s new downloadable and streaming service for free music and audiobooks.

Director's Blog: Hooray for hoopla
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Director’s Blog: Hooray for hoopla

Arlington Public Library just acquired hoopla, the nifty streaming and downloadable music/audiobook source with scores of content ranging from Top 40 to spoken word, all waiting to be discovered, borrowed and enjoyed by you on a PC or mobile device. All free with your Library card, six selections per month.     To get a […]

June 15: Author and Journalist Del Wilber on "Rawhide Down"
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June 15: Author and Journalist Del Wilber on “Rawhide Down”

The Bloomberg News journalist discusses his book on the March 1981 attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan

June 13: Pick a Pup at Cherrydale
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June 13: Pick a Pup at Cherrydale

A meet-the-dogs event for those considering a rescue adoption

June 18 History Event: Bridge Builders of Nauck/Green Valley
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June 18 History Event: Bridge Builders of Nauck/Green Valley

Educator and Arlington native and civic leader Alfred O. Taylor discusses the local and national contributions of residents from Arlington’s oldest African American community

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.”

Summer Reading: Now Officially for Adults
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Summer Reading: Now Officially for Adults

Summer Reading 2015 is for everyone! It’s families reading together, and strangers making new friends. It’s a community wide challenge! Can you read more than your friend? Can your Library Branch read the most – and raise the most money for The Reading Connection? It’s outdoor movies, #shelfies and Instagram challenges!