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Our Annual List of the 100 Top Titles In Arlington
It's safe to say that Arlington is a reading town - and you have excellent taste!
The 100 most popular titles in 2019 include memoirs, thrillers, history, mythology, dystopia, romance and adventure, as well as magazines, DVDs and a whole lot of Elephant and Piggy!
Which of the Top 100 Have You Read (or Watched)?
The list is organized from left to right, in descending rows: "Educated" had the most checkouts in 2019, "Becoming" had the second most checkouts, etc. Use the genre/format/audience buttons to limit the list to only items within that genre, format or audience.
Please note: As in previous years, the Top 100 of 2019 list only tracks borrowing data for physical materials at all Library locations between January and November.
There’s no better way to get in the Halloween spirit than with a spooky read. From ghost stories to thrillers to true crime, pick one of these up when you want to hide under the covers with a good book.
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Save time and stress with our curated lists, tailored for almost every genre or interest.
Everyone has a story – the Library can help you find yours!
Breast Cancer is a Cruel Disease
Information gained from trustworthy, vetted resources can assist those with cancer to discover treatments, conquer fears, and gain strength.
Start your Breast Cancer research with these books to help patients, caregivers and survivors navigate the complicated world of breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship:
These materials have been provided by a grant from the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation. Since 2000, the VCBF has financially supported local libraries and library systems across the Commonwealth. providing more than $60,000 in funding, helping libraries to purchase breast health books, e-books, periodicals, DVDs and other materials to to support women and their families in their community.
Read More, Wait Less
If it's on the shelf, you can check it out!
The new Grab & Go express book collection contains bestselling adult fiction and nonfiction, ready to be checked out immediately.
New titles will be added to the Grab & Go collection on a regular basis.
Where to Find Grab & Go Books
Look for the Grab & Go express book collection on designated shelves at Central Library and the Branch Libraries. There is no Grab & Go collection at the Connection: Crystal City Pop-Up Library.
You will also find Grab & Go copies of your favorite eAudiobooks and eBook titles in our Overdrive collection.
Don't see any Grab & Go titles on the Library shelf or in Overdrive? That means they are all checked out at the moment. But check again soon, as someone could finish and return one at anytime!
How does Grab & Go work?
14 Day Loan Period - Borrow Grab & Go titles for up to two weeks.
No Holds, No Renewals - Books cannot be renewed or placed on hold. They do not display in the library catalog.
Late Fines - $.30 a day.
Digital Readers - Electronic titles will return automatically after 2 weeks. If you don't see any Grab & Go titles in Overdrive, that means they are all checked out.
Done Reading? - Return your Grab & Go title for the next reader to discover!
Because Information is the Best Medicine
You can also access the Health & Wellness Resource Center for free with your library card. Search online for reputable information on diseases and conditions, alternative medicine, drugs and herbs, providers, terminology and current health news.
Win a Copy of "The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek" by Kim Richardson
"In The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, author Kim Michele Richardson weaves together two real things – the Blue People of Kentucky and the Pack Horse Librarians – into one authentic work of historical fiction.
With lyrical language, the author develops a strong sense of place and atmospheric tone that brings the difficulties and realities of Depression-era Kentucky to life. But what is most memorable is Cussy Mary, the novel’s main character, who endures racism and abuse while trying to save those around her in any quiet way she can. Troublesome Creek is a great read for those who enjoyed Beartown and Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand."
Reviewed for you here by librarian Sarah. Publication date is set as May 7, 2019.
Want to Win this Book?
- Leave a comment below on Wednesday, April 3, and share the name of the book you're reading this week.
- Everyone who leaves a comment here, on Facebook OR Twitter will be entered into a random drawing (Library employees are not eligible). Please only enter in one place.
- The winner will be contacted by email on Thursday, April 4.
- The winner can pick up their prize at the Library location of their choice.
Win a Book Wednesdays takes place twice a month. Prize books are Advance Reader Copies (ARCs) of books that will be added to the Library collection within the next month, and can already be found in the Library catalog as "on order."
ARCs are uncorrected proofs given to the Library for review purposes only, and are not for sale.
This will be the final Win a Book Wednesday. Library staff will return with a new book review series in the fall of 2019.