The power-pop trio of Coach Cotton, Williebob and Boogie Woogie Bennie starts the summer off right in the Arlington Central Library Auditorium! Free tickets for Rocknoceros will be distributed beginning Friday, June 7 at the Central Library Youth Services Desk. This is a first-come, first-served event. For more information, call 703-228-5946.
Author Event: “Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers’ Markets, Local Food and Saving the Family Farm” by Forrest Pritchard–Central
An talk by author/organic farmer Forrest Pritchard. One fateful day in 1996, after discovering that five freight cars’ worth of glittering corn have reaped a tiny profit of $18.16, young Forrest Pritchard vows to save his family’s farm. What ensues–through hilarious encounters with all manner of livestock and colorful local characters–is a crash course in [...]
Hear Donna Jackson Nakazawa, an award-winning science journalist and public speaker. In her newest book, “The Last Best Cure: My Quest to Awaken the Healing Parts of My Brain and Get Back My Body, My Joy, and My Life,” Nakazawa chronicles her year-long journey investigating the groundbreaking neuroscience on how mind-body therapies such as meditation, [...]
“Words Meant to be Spoken” is a collection of poems that are personal yet resonate with anyone who has loved and lost love. These poems make the reader ache with joy and weep in sorrow. Courtney Birst writes lyrically with simple language that pleases the ear. This intimate collection of poems provides intense glimpses into the [...]
Friends of the Library Author Event: An Evening with “The End of Your Life Book Club” Author Will Schwalbe–Central
The Friends of the Arlington Public Library present an evening with best-selling author, journalist and publisher Will Schwalbe. “The End of Your Life Book Club” is the story of a son, Schwalbe, sharing a hunger for reading with his vibrant, book-loving mother, who is dying of pancreatic cancer. Literature and their shared love of it [...]
Bring your needles, hooks, and yarn and find a comfy seat at the library to knit or crochet in public. Might even be some yarn-bombing work. Help grow awareness of your craft. Covered beverages are welcome anywhere in the Library we’ll keep the meeting room open so you can eat lunch or snack in there! [...]
Learn the Art of Sowing Good Information Meet in the public PC area to explore reliable gardening and nutrition information available online and elsewhere. Free but registration required so drop by the branch or call 703-228-5260.
Have questions about eBooks? Want to find out more about Skype? Would you like to discuss options before purchasing an electronic device? Our staff can help! Call the Aurora Hills Branch Library to schedule a 45-minute appointment with one of our tech-savvy staff for Monday, June 3. You choose the technology topic and we’ll provide the tutoring. [...]
A presentation in partnership with the National Capital Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. During his lifetime, Andrew Ellicott (1754-1820) was the premier surveyor in the United States. He was called upon to perform many significant surveys such at the completion of the Mason/Dixon Line, the original survey of Washington D. C. and the survey of the line [...]