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Summer Crafternoon: Summer Reading for Teens 2015–Central

When: July 21, 2015 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Central Library, Youth Services , 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington,VA 22201, USA

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Teen Open Mic & Coffee House (Sign Up Now to Perform): Summer Reading for Teens 2015--Central
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Teen Open Mic & Coffee House (Sign Up Now to Perform): Summer Reading for Teens 2015–Central

When: July 12, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Arlington Central Library Auditorium, 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington,VA 22201, USA

Sing? Play an instrument? Read poems or spoken word? Grab your spot at the microphone Take the open mic  at Central on July 12. Sign up if you’d like to perform a song, a poem or a different talent. Bring your instrument, your band, your poetry or just come to listen on July 12. We’ll [...]

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Summer Reading for Kids 2015: Cathy Burke, Yoga–Central

When: August 6, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Arlington Central Library Auditorium, 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington,VA 22201, USA

Wear clothes that you can move and stretch in for yoga with Cathy Burke Our Summer Reading performances are recommended for children entering kindergarten through 5th grade. All programs are FREE! However, we may have limited capacity in our programming spaces due to fire codes. Attendance is first come, first served. Reservations will not be [...]

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Summer Reading for Kids 2015: My Reptile Guys–Central

When: July 30, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Arlington Central Library Auditorium, 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington,VA 22201, USA

My Reptile Guys brings the rare opportunity to view an exotic array of reptilians from all over the world Our Summer Reading performances are recommended for children entering kindergarten through 5th grade. All programs are FREE! However, we may have limited capacity in our programming spaces due to fire codes. Attendance is first come, first [...]

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Panel Discussion: The Criminal Justice System in Arlington–Central

When: August 3, 2015 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Where: Arlington Central Library Auditorium, 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington,VA 22201, USA

Dr. Gail Arnall, Executive Director of Offender Aid and Restoration, presents a stimulating panel discussion followed by Q&A on the Virginia Criminal Justice system including questions like: • How many types of courts do we have and what does each do? • How are judges selected? • Who chooses the prosecutors and what challenges do [...]

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Author Event: “The Lost Concerto” by Helaine Mario–Central

When: September 9, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Where: Arlington Central Library Auditorium, 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington,VA 22201, USA

Hear novelist Helaine Mario discuss her latest work From the publisher: A woman and her young son flee to a convent on a remote island off the Breton coast of France.  Generations of seafarers have named the place Ile de la Brume, or Fog Island. In a chapel high on a cliff, a tragic death [...]

Author Event: "Founding Friendships: Friendships Between Men and Women in the Early American Republic" by Cassandra A. Good--Central
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Author Event: “Founding Friendships: Friendships Between Men and Women in the Early American Republic” by Cassandra A. Good–Central

When: June 30, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Arlington Central Library Auditorium, 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington,VA 22201, USA

Cassandra A. Good discusses the significant personal relationships between the Founding Fathers and Founding Mothers plus other less-well-known men and women of the time Good is associate editor of the Papers of James Monroe at the University of Mary Washington. From the publisher: “‘When Harry Met Sally’” is only the most iconic of popular American movies, [...]

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Book Club: Truth is Stranger than Fiction–Central

When: June 8, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington,VA 22201, USA

A Book Club for Non-Fiction Fans In June the group will discuss “Iron Curtain” by Anne Applebaum. From Booklist: “Applebaum’s Gulag received a 2004 Pulitzer Prize, an accolade that accords prominence on her new, groundbreaking investigation of the history of communism. Examining Stalin’s imposition of totalitarian regimes on Poland, Hungary, and the Soviet zone of [...]

Local History/Author Event: "Bridge Builders of Nauck/Green Valley: Past and Present" by Dr. Alfred O. Taylor--Central
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Local History/Author Event: “Bridge Builders of Nauck/Green Valley: Past and Present” by Dr. Alfred O. Taylor–Central

When: June 18, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Arlington Central Library Auditorium, 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington,VA 22201, USA

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 Dr. Taylor has served on many boards and in many organizations, but his biggest personal joy is seeing the Nauck community as a viable link to the history, growth, and success of [...]

History Talk: “The Procession has Arrived at the Gates: The Significance of Arlington Memorial Bridge & Memorial Avenue”--Central
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History Talk: “The Procession has Arrived at the Gates: The Significance of Arlington Memorial Bridge & Memorial Avenue”–Central

When: June 11, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Arlington Central Library Auditorium, 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington,VA 22201, USA

The Arlington Historical Society presents David Lassman on one of American history’s most significant bridges When President John F. Kennedy’s funeral cortege crossed Arlington Memorial Bridge and travelled down Memorial Avenue on Nov. 25, 1963, it was fulfilling the purpose for which they were built. Contrary to popular belief, the bridge is not merely a [...]