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Arlington Reads 2017: Why Fiction Matters
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Arlington Reads 2017: Why Fiction Matters

Two Pulitzer-Prize Winning Authors in Person on the Truth-Telling Power of Literature Elizabeth Strout – April 20, 7 p.m. Central Library Auditorium Elizabeth Strout, novelist and short-story writer, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for “Olive Kitteridge,” will explain why she believes a reader finds “the truest things” in good fiction, while gaining […]

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Library Closed Monday, Feb. 20 for George Washington Day

Arlington Public Library closed Feb. 20 for George Washington Day While the holiday is referred to as “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government, it is officially called “George Washington Day” in the commonwealth of Virginia. The naming of this holiday varies so widely across the country that there is even a Wikipedia page devoted to […]

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Library Catalog and Patron Accounts Unavailable Tuesday Morning

The Library’s catalog system will undergo routine maintenance on Tuesday, Jan. 31, starting at 7 a.m. During this time, both the public catalog and patron accounts will be unavailable. The maintenance period should take approximately 4 hours.   We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.   

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Arlington Public Library opens at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17

Most Library locations will open at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Dec, 17, 2016 because of the ice storm. The Connection: Crystal City will open at 10 a.m. Glencarlyn Branch Library will open by 12:30 p.m. Plaza Branch Library is closed Saturdays, per our usual schedule. Please exercise caution when traveling, as streets and sidewalks are […]

Winter Storytimes Start Jan. 9
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Winter Storytimes Start Jan. 9

Download and print the Winter 2017 schedule.

All Library Locations Will Be Closed Nov. 24-25 for Thanksgiving
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All Library Locations Will Be Closed Nov. 24-25 for Thanksgiving

 

Youth Services Open House
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Youth Services Open House

Dec. 14: Celebrate winter at Central Library with crafts, snacks and cozy storytimes.

Visiting the Library? Bring a Food Donation for AFAC!
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Visiting the Library? Bring a Food Donation for AFAC!

Nov. 8: A chance to help your neighbors while doing your civic duty.

NaNoWriMo: Come Write In!
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NaNoWriMo: Come Write In!

Ribbon Cutting at the Connection
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Ribbon Cutting at the Connection

On Wednesday, Sept. 28, Library staff and Crystal City residents and businesses gathered to open the Connection: Crystal City.