Friday Oct. 22 - Sunday Oct. 24
The Friends of the Arlington Public Library (FOAL) are excited to host their first community book sale since fall 2019, stocked with thousands of books, games and puzzles for all ages and interests.
- Friday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. — Friends of the Arlington Public Library Members Only Day (FOAL memberships available online)
- Saturday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- Sunday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. — Everything is half off!
Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted.
Masks will be required by all visitors.
What's Different This Year?
- This sale is three days instead of four.
- Friday is for FOAL Members only, all day.
Location: Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St.
- Adult books, games and puzzles available in the Barbara M. Donnellan Auditorium
- Children's books available in the atrium lobby on the first floor at Central Library. Please note: On Friday, Children's books will not be available until 12 p.m., when the Library opens.
Because of space limitations:
- Shoppers will be strictly limited to two boxes each visit.
- Shoppers must carry or move books with them as they shop.
- Piling or sorting books is not permitted.
- Please limit each visit to one hour.
Shop at a Friends of the Library Bookstore Any Time
Can't wait for the big Fall Book Sale? There are FOAL Bookstores at every Library location, where you can find great books in all genres year round. The two largest FOAL Bookstores are at the Central and Shirlington Libraries.
The FOAL Bookstore at Central Library will be closed October 21-24.
Volunteer with the Friends of the Library
Want to help out? FOAL depend on the generosity of volunteers to support their book sales and other activities, and they would love your help!
A surprisingly open memoir co-authored by the married duo of a world class oncologist and a cancer survivor about love, pain, hope, strength and resilience while navigating the overwhelming breast cancer advocacy movement.
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/5JPqRkpBzp4
About the Authors:
Liza Marshall left her law practice in 2005 to focus on her family and Hope Connections for Cancer Support, of which she is a founding member. In 2006, at the age of forty-three, Liza was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer, the most deadly form of the disease. Throughout her treatment and beyond, Liza has been an active volunteer at Hope Connections and other local non-profits, serving on boards, directing development campaigns, and supporting a variety of communities and missions.
John Marshall is a medical oncologist and a professor at Georgetown University, and an internationally recognized expert in gastrointestinal cancers and the development of new treatments for cancer. He has been outspoken on controversial issues in cancer research, including his criticism of the dominance and success of breast cancer advocacy and research at the unfortunate expense of other specialties.
About the Interviewer:
Bethanne Patrick is a Washington Post book reviewer and the editor, most recently, of “The Books That Changed My Life: Reflections by 100 Authors, Actors, Musicians and Other Remarkable People.”
October 8, 2021
The REAL Archives Project, or el Re-Encuentro de Arlington Latinos, is designed to illustrate the rich, vibrant history of the Latino community in Arlington County.
The Center for Local History (CLH) is seeking donations of a variety of materials to document the impact of the Latino community which will inform how Arlington’s history is told and remembered in the future.
REAL is a multi-year collecting initiative with the goal to include more documentation of the Latino community’s history in the CLH’s Arlington Community Archives.
Between 1990 and 2000, the County’s Hispanic/Latino population increased by 52.7%. Today, that sector makes up 15.7% of the Arlington population, and the County is now home to generations of Hispanic/Latino residents.
“Arlington Public Library shares and preserves Arlington’s story through books and other media, programs, family histories and personal recollections. REAL is a concerted effort to collect and share the stories of our Latino neighbors and friends who have made significant contributions to our community,” said Library Director Diane Kresh.
The CLH collects, preserves and shares historical documents that tell the history of Arlington County, its citizens, organizations, businesses and social issues. The CLH operates the Research Room at Central Library and the Arlington Community Archives program.
Arlington Artist Jason Horowitz Added to Arlington County's Portable Works Collection
Arlington residents and Library patrons are in for a visual treat when entering the second floor at Central Library. The newly installed artwork titled “North Lincoln Street, Arlington, Virginia” by Arlington artist Jason Horowitz, features a playful, 360-degree view of a re-imagined Ballston neighborhood landscape.
Horowitz’s use of the Google Photo Sphere app in conjunction with his camera allows the artist to both deconstruct and re-imagine his images into immersive viewing experiences. According to Horowitz, “Incorporating new technologies into my creative process enables me to bend space and time which results in abstracted painterly views filled with a dizzying sense of wonder.”
“The Portable Works program transforms and enlivens interior spaces for both Arlington residents and its workforce and is a great temporary placemaking tool for the County when integrating artwork into the building process is not possible,” said Public Art Administrator Angela A. Adams.
Meet the artist on Thursday, Nov. 4, 5:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m., at Central Library, Second Floor, to learn about the new art installation and get an in-depth view about Horowitz’s process and work.
The new acquisition is part of the Arlington Public Art’s Portable Works collection. Spanning back two decades, the program acquires, commissions or exhibits portable works by DMV artists. The collection consists of primarily wall-hung works such as drawings, paintings, photographs and prints.
Most of the artworks in the collection are on display at public spaces located at the Ellen M. Bozman Government Center (2100 Clarendon Boulevard), the Department of Human Services (2100 Washington Boulevard), Arlington Economic Development (1100 North Glebe Road), Arlington Cultural Affairs (3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive) and Arlington Public Library’s Central Library branch (1015 N. Quincy St).
To find out more about the artist Jason Horowitz and his recent photo spheres series, visit https://www.jasonhorowitzfineart.com/photo-spheres.
AFAC is the 2021 Recipient of the Summer Reading Challenge Donation
On Wednesday, Sep. 15, representatives of the Friends of the Arlington Public Library (FOAL), together with the Arlington County Departments of Library and Technology Services, presented a $4,525 check to the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC). The donation represents the number of Library readers who successfully completed the 2021 Summer Reading Challenge.
The contribution to AFAC demonstrates the power of collaboration between two Arlington County departments, one nonprofit and the important work AFAC is doing for our hungry neighbors in need. AFAC has been distributing groceries to families in need every week in Arlington since 1988 and provided 3 million pounds of food to underserved communities in FY20.
(Left to right) David Herlihy, Division Chief, Digital Experience and Innovation, Department of Technology Services, Charles Meng, Chief Executive Officer, AFAC and Diane Kresh, Director, Arlington Public Library.
Read the full news release here.
Since its inception, the Library app has been downloaded more than 42,000 times. App users can use the technology for easy account management, catalog search and meeting room bookings.
“We are fortunate to have partners like the DTS staff who understand what public service is. The app increases our ability to reach patrons and made a big difference with our Summer Reading programs,” said Diane Kresh, Director, Arlington Public Library.
September 15 - October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time when we honor the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries.
Join us to celebrate the contributions of Hispanic Americans to American history, through books and programs for all ages.
Thank You to Everyone who Participated in Summer Reading!
The Friends of the Arlington Public Library will contribute $1 to the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) on behalf of each of the 4,525 people who completed this year's Summer Reading challenge:
- 421 readers under age 5
- 1,325 elementary school age readers
- 527 teen readers
- 2,222 adult readers