A screening of a 30-minute version of “An Ordinary Hero” , directed by Loki Mulholland, followed by panel discussion. One week before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, recall Arlington resident Joan Mulholland’s fearless actions in the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Additional insight will be provided by Michael O’Brien, author of “We Shall Not [...]
CATALOG, ACCOUNTS AND RESEARCH DATABASES UNAVAILABLE SATURDAY NIGHT, DEC. 7 THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING, DEC. 8
The Library’s catalog, accounts system and research databases will be unavailable during the evening of Saturday, Dec. 7 through the morning of Sunday, Dec. 8 because of necessary system maintenance. No items will be due on Saturday, Dec. 7 and accounts should reflect this. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
The Civil War at 150 George Wunderlich of the Civil War Medical Museum in Frederick, Md. will speak on medical practices during the Civil War. Presented in partnership with the Arlington County Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee.
All aspiring writers deserve a reward Celebrate the end of National Novel Writing Month with a party at Central. We will also be talking about the possibility of starting a writing club and, if you’re a teen writer who’d be interested in joining, we’d love to have your feedback about what days and times work [...]
Wondering which eReader to purchase? Attend this show-n-tell session to take a look at some popular devices, learn about the Library’s collection of free eBooks and eAudiobooks.
What you can learn from the father of modern management. You can dream it. You can plan it. You can try to make it happen. But you can never really prepare for the future unless you have a future-focused mindset. That is the underlying message behind the inspiring words and wisdom of Peter Drucker, the [...]
For those who are learning to use an eReader or tablet or just thinking about getting one. Find out all about Arlington Public Library’s free eBook collections and walk through the process of downloading eBooks to your device. Required Skills: Basic computer skills, comfortable using the Internet. Advance registration is not required.
All Arlington Public Library locations are closed Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, for New Year’s Day.
Shut Up and Write is a series of three panel discussions on writing Young Adult Fiction, moderated by author Jon Skovron. The third session will focus on issues of diversity in YA Lit. Our panel of YA Lit experts will feature authors Robin Talley and Ellen Oh, and Sherin Nicole, cover designer and art director for Prime Books. The [...]
Author Event: “African Americans of Alexandria, Virginia: Beacons of Light in the Twentieth Century” by Char McCargo Bah, Christa Watters, Audrey P. Davis, Gwendolyn Brown-Henderson, James E. Henson Sr.–Central
A local history author event. Just south of the nation’s capital, Alexandria has a long and storied history. Still, little is known of Alexandria’s twentieth-century African American community. Experience the harrowing narratives of trials and triumph as Alexandria’s African Americans helped to shape not only their hometown but also the world around them. Rutherford Adkins [...]