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21 Oct 2022

George Saunders and Library Director Diane Kresh about Saunders's book "A Swim in a Pond in the Rain," and his Freedom Reads introduction to "Dubliners."
  • 23 participants
  • 1:29 hours
arlington
reading
readers
authors
novels
book
bookstores
enjoy
thank
george
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18 Jul 2022

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  • 19 participants
  • 1:19 hours
thank
citizens
discussions
important
great
arlington
readership
meet
allenton
mentors
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16 Jul 2021

The newly renovated Columbia Pike Branch Library has officially reopened.

https://library.arlingtonva.us/locations/columbia-pike-branch-library/
  • 1 participant
  • 2 minutes
library
libraries
columbia
arlington
renovated
building
community
pike
place
opening
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29 Oct 2020

Arlington Reads: David Brooks, Author of "The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life."
Join us tonight for author and New York Times columnist David Brooks in conversation with Library Director Diane Kresh. https://library.arlingtonva.us/
  • 11 participants
  • 1:08 hours
arlington
washington
weta
virginia
residents
leaders
george
pbs
governmental
wida
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28 Jun 2019

Arlington Public Library teamed up with Aníbal Sánchez and Kurt Suzuki from the Washington Nationals as part of the ultimate Summer Reading Challenge. Learn more and see how reading can get you tickets to a Nats game: https://library.arlingtonva.us/explore/for-readers/summer-reading/
  • 2 participants
  • 2 minutes
reading
summer
read
books
kids
vacations
people
sitting
enjoy
arlington
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25 Apr 2019

Susan Orlean, author of "The Orchid Thief" and "The Library Book", was recorded in conversation with Library Director Diane Kresh. The full program was recorded and available on this YouTube channel and Arlington Comcast Ch. 25/1085 HD and Arlington Verizon FIOS Ch. 40 on Tuesdays at 8:30 AM, 5:00 PM and 7:30 PM.
  • 1 participant
  • 1 minute
smelling
book
smoke
fiction
took
thought
maybe
la
gentleman
tour
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23 Apr 2019

Arlington Public Library Director Diane Kresh hosts Susan Orlean, bestselling author, journalist and essayist the Washington Post calls "a national treasure."

Susan Orlean's newest work, "The Library Book," an exploration of the history, power, and future of these endangered institutions, is a finalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Nonfiction. "The Library Book" is told through the lens of Orlean’s quest to solve a notorious cold case: who set fire to the Los Angeles Public Library in 1986, ultimately destroying 400,000 books? Erik Larson, author of "The Devil in the White City" and "Dead Wake," wrote, “After reading Susan Orlean’s 'The Library Book,' I’m quite sure I’ll never look at libraries, or librarians, the same way again. This is classic Orlean—an exploration of a devastating fire becomes a journey through a world of infinite richness, populated with unexpected characters doing unexpected things, with unexpected passion.”

About the author:

Susan Orlean's deeply moving explorations of American stories both familiar and obscure have earned her a reputation as one of America’s most distinctive journalistic voices. A staff writer for "The New Yorker" for over twenty years and a former contributing editor at "Rolling Stone" and "Vogue," she has been praised as “an exceptional essayist” (Publishers Weekly) and a writer who “approaches her subjects with intense curiosity and fairness” (Bookmarks).

In a career spanning more than three decades, Orlean has also written for Outside, Esquire, The Boston Globe, and more. She is the author of "Rin Tin Tin," "The Orchid Thief," and "Saturday Night," a portrait of the varying experience of Saturday night in dozens of communities across the United States. Entertainment Weekly concluded, “I can’t think of a better way to spend Saturday night than staying home and reading this book.”

Orlean has served as an editor for "Best American Essays" and Best American Travel Writing, and her journalism has been compiled into two collections: "The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup: My Encounters with Extraordinary People" and "My Kind of Place: Travel Stories from a Woman Who’s Been Everywhere." Orlean’s work has inspired two successful films: "Blue Crush," the story of young women surfing in Maui, and "Adaptation," the metafilm directed by Spike Jonze. Meryl Streep, who portrayed Orlean in the film, was nominated for an Academy Award, as were costars Nicholas Cage and Chris Cooper and writer Charlie Kaufman.

Orlean is currently Rogers Communications Chair in Literary Journalism at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Alberta, Canada. She is also the host, with actress Sarah Thyre, of the podcast Crybabies, a series of candid conversations with creative guests about the books, music, TV, and movies that make them cry.

Recorded at the Arlington Public Library on April 22, 2019.
  • 12 participants
  • 1:18 hours
librarians
arlington
thank
welcomes
readers
appreciative
patrons
friends
enjoy
visiting
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12 Feb 2019

About the book:
For African American culinary historian Michael W. Twitty there was a giant hole in the story of American cooking as big as the one in the story of most African American families. Putting the microscope on himself, Michael decided to fully trace out his family history through the story of Southern and American food.

The "Cooking Gene" offers a fresh perspective on our most divisive cultural issue, race, and is an illuminating memoir of Southern cuisine and food culture that traces Twitty's ancestry—both black and white—through food, from Africa to America and slavery to freedom. Using genetic research, historic interpretation, nature study, and interviews with contemporary voices in food, his journey led him back to his family’s origins in West and Central Africa. As he takes us through his ancestral culinary history, Twitty suggests that healing may come from embracing the discomfort of the Southern past; revealing a truth that is more than skin deep—the power that food has to bring the kin of the enslaved and their former slaveholders to the table, where they can discover the real America together.

About the author:
Michael W. Twitty is a food writer, independent scholar, culinary historian and historical interpreter personally charged with preparing, preserving and promoting African American foodways and its parent traditions in Africa and her Diaspora. He is the winner of the 2018 James Beard Book of the Year Award for "The Cooking Gene" and a nominee for the 2018 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Nonfiction. His award winning blog, Afroculinaria, highlights and address food’s critical role in the development and definition of African American civilization and the politics of consumption and cultural ownership that surround it. A Washington, D.C. native, he teaches Judaic studies and has a passion for food culture, food history, Jewish cultural issues, African American history and cultural politics.

Presented in partnership with One More Page Books. This program is part of the Library’s celebration of Black History Month.
  • 6 participants
  • 1:22 hours
genealogist
ancestors
cooks
racial
antebellum
cuisine
hospitality
dinner
twitty
slaveholders
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7 Feb 2019

An excerpt from Michael W. Twitty's talk at the Arlington Public Library on Feb. 7 2019. Mr. Twitty is the author of The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South. The full program will air on Arlington TV and the Library's YouTube channel.
  • 1 participant
  • 3 minutes
author
writer
gays
deserve
said
fear
american
identity
black
tony
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9 Sep 2018

Welcoming Week is September 9-18
  • 1 participant
  • 3 minutes
arlington
proclamation
county
residents
virginia
welcoming
diversity
immigration
libraries
equitable
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3 May 2018

As part of Arlington Public Library's 2018 Arlington Reads program, "Habitats for Inhumanity", Richard Rothstein speaks on his new book, "The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America". This program was sponsored by the Friends of the Arlington Public Library and recorded on May 3 2018.
  • 19 participants
  • 1:36 hours
arlington
thank
books
reading
bookstore
donations
friends
attending
comments
washington
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6 Mar 2018

Author Tyler Anbinder discusses his most recent work, City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York. The talk was recorded at the Arlington Public Library in January 2018.
  • 9 participants
  • 1:19 hours
yorkers
narrative
city
historians
discusses
book
booker
homeland
dreams
speaker
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15 Feb 2018

Author Tyler Anbinder discusses his most recent work, City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York. The talk was recorded at the Arlington Public Library in January 2018.
  • 2 participants
  • 25 minutes
manhattan
narrative
discusses
historians
passage
book
speaker
homeland
visit
livingston
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13 Feb 2018

Author Michael Kazin discusses his new book, War Against War: The American Fight for Peace 1914-1918. The book details the untold story of the movement that came close to keeping the United States out of the First World War. Recorded at the Arlington Public Library in January 2018.
  • 4 participants
  • 1:02 hours
war
book
historian
affairs
pacifists
1916
arlington
dissent
kaizen
zimmermann
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8 Feb 2018

As part of Arlington County's Black History Month events, author Steven Levingston discusses his book, Kennedy and King: The President, the Pastor and the Battle Over Civil Rights, at the Arlington Public Library on February 8 2018.
  • 13 participants
  • 1:07 hours
livingston
kennedys
jfk
book
edgar
president
historian
discussions
stephen
arlington
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17 Nov 2017

Liza Mundy speaks about her new book, Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II. Recorded at the Arlington Central Library in October 2017.
  • 8 participants
  • 1:07 hours
liza
virginian
musings
women
arlington
librarian
michelle
information
historians
cia
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8 Nov 2017

Paula Tarnapol Whitacre's "A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time: Julia Wilbur's Struggle for Purpose" tells the story of abolitionist Julia Wilbur and her time in Civil War-era Alexandria VA helping escaped slaves and hospitalized Union soldiers. Recorded at the Arlington Central Library.
  • 6 participants
  • 50 minutes
eliza
1861
virginia
arlington
abolitionists
paula
read
narrative
wilburn
visiting
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18 Oct 2017

As part of the Arlington Reads series, "Why Fiction Matters", best-selling author Lawrence Block discusses his 60-year career writing crime, mystery and suspense fiction. Recorded at the Arlington Public Library on October 18 2017.
  • 13 participants
  • 1:04 hours
novels
fiction
writers
authors
literary
author
novel
narrative
whodunits
bloch
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3 Oct 2017

Public artist Donald Lipski discusses his proposed sculpture, "The Pike", at the Arlington Public Library in Arlington VA. "The Pike" will be part of the west Columbia Pike Gateway project and is sponsored by Arlington County Cultural Affairs.
  • 6 participants
  • 56 minutes
arlington
citizens
county
washington
virginia
public
convening
places
amenity
art
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6 Sep 2017

Holocaust Survivor Monique Saigal discusses her book, "French Heroines: 1940-1945: Courage, Strength and Ingenuity" at the Arlington Public Library on Sept. 6 2017.
  • 3 participants
  • 60 minutes
vichy
madame
book
french
internment
les
homage
heroines
history
conversations
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13 Jul 2017

A presentation of the Arlington County Human Rights Office, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Arlington TV. Recorded in the Arlington Public Library on July 13 2017.
  • 8 participants
  • 1:09 hours
advocates
participants
citizens
committee
latinos
speakers
acknowledge
insightful
come
interview
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28 Jun 2017

Author Glenn Frankel speaks at the Arlington Public Library on his book, High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic. The talk was recorded in Arlington Virginia on June 28 2017.
  • 1 participant
  • 36 minutes
libraries
novels
documentary
history
famous
interesting
westerns
places
tumultuous
arlington
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21 Jun 2017

Author Margaret E. Wagner speaks about her book, "America and the Great War: A Library of Congress Illustrated History". Recorded June 21 2017 at the Arlington Public Library.
  • 10 participants
  • 1:17 hours
margaret
book
speakers
wartime
discusses
affairs
country
thank
ago
arlington
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5 May 2017

As part of the Arlington Public Library’s “Arlington Reads” program, Viet Nguyen, 2016 Pulitzer Prize winning author of "The Sympathizer," joined Library Director Diane Kresh in conversation on May 3 to discuss his writings and the role of fiction in illuminating issues of consequence.
  • 5 participants
  • 1:20 hours
novels
reads
author
arlington
storytelling
sympathizer
enjoy
beloved
eliot
discourses
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1 Mar 2017

ATV's regular round up of news and notes. In this edition we celebrate Black History Month with a historic marker commemoration in Hall's Hill and the launching of Project DAPS, an online exhibit examining the history of school desegregation in Arlington and Virgina. Also, JFAC is having a series of roundtables in March which you can register to attend at commissions.arlingtonva.us
  • 4 participants
  • 5 minutes
arlington
virginia
facilities
desegregation
parks
residents
county
history
schools
hill
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10 Oct 2016

ATV's regular round up of news and notes around Arlington. In this edition we hear everything you could want to know about the county's fall leaf collection and mulch program. It's also time to register to vote, and we take a moment to acknowledge Domestic Violence Awareness month and promote Project Peace. There's a new pop-up library in Crystal City, restoration work going on at Four Mile Run, and the county hit an all time high in tourism revenues.
  • 3 participants
  • 7 minutes
arlington
counties
october
residents
leaves
yard
replant
mulch
virginia
election
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20 Jul 2016

This is an excerpt from the July Arlington County board meeting where Arlington's poet laureate Katherine E. Long reads Evening Storm - Ballston
  • 1 participant
  • 2 minutes
poem
storm
tree
metaphor
stump
neighbor
evenings
strange
chainsaws
sirens
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13 Jul 2016

The Arlington Historical Society presents “Historic Cemeteries of Northern Virginia” with author Charles Mills. Northern Virginia’s cemeteries are time capsules, and they offer a glimpse into the lives and fortunes of the famous, the infamous, and those who are remembered for loving their families, tending to their business, and quietly supporting their communities. There are about a thousand in Northern Virginia, ranging from small family plots to huge national cemeteries. How the history of our region can be told through gravestones with stories to tell, including those of Confederate raiders, freedmen, eccentrics, and nation builders. Sometimes, tombstones are all that remain of their stories. The program was recorded on June 9 2016 at the Arlington VA Public Library.
  • 6 participants
  • 48 minutes
cemeteries
virginia
visit
monument
manassas
arlington
historic
capitol
northerners
veterans
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2 Jun 2016

ATV's regular roundup of news and notes. In this edition, we talk with Director of Transportation regarding Arlington's response to WMATA's "Safetrack" program, and pay some thanks to all the folks who keep our streets repaired on a new Streetbeat. Also, spraygrounds and farmers markets herald summer officially open, the library's summer reading program begins, and we honor the original volunteer heroes of Hall's Hill's Fire Station No. 8.
  • 3 participants
  • 7 minutes
metro
arlington
commuters
truck
rail
infrastructure
roads
planning
bus
safety
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22 Mar 2016

ATV's regular roundup of news and notes. In this edition we make a call for the Pothole Busters, go to an Alice in Wonderland themed ball, introduce year round yard waste, check out the new courts at Virginia Highland Park, make a call for nominations for Women of Vision 2016, and dust off an old old, song.
  • 3 participants
  • 7 minutes
arlington
yard
potholes
residents
va
county
parks
curbs
report
cart
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8 Jul 2015

Arlington TV's bi-weekly round up of all the news and notes around Arlington. In this edition, meet Mark Schwartz, the new Acting County Manager for Arlington. Also, we check in on the State of the County, go to the park, and hear about a Mongolian Community event.
  • 2 participants
  • 5 minutes
arlington
county
manager
virginia
attorney
appointed
residents
donnellan
priorities
schwartz
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20 Jan 2015

Author Beth Macy reads from and discusses her book, "Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local and Helped Save an American Town." Recorded at the Arlington (VA) Central Library on October 7 2014.

From the book's Amazon.com page: "The instant New York Times bestseller about one man's battle to save hundreds of jobs by demonstrating the greatness of American business.

The Bassett Furniture Company was once the world's biggest wood furniture manufacturer. Run by the same powerful Virginia family for generations, it was also the center of life in Bassett, Virginia. But beginning in the 1980s, the first waves of Asian competition hit, and ultimately Bassett was forced to send its production overseas.

One man fought back: John Bassett III, a shrewd and determined third-generation factory man, now chairman of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Co, which employs more than 700 Virginians and has sales of more than $90 million. In FACTORY MAN, Beth Macy brings to life Bassett's deeply personal furniture and family story, along with a host of characters from an industry that was as cutthroat as it was colorful. As she shows how he uses legal maneuvers, factory efficiencies, and sheer grit and cunning to save hundreds of jobs, she also reveals the truth about modern industry in America."
  • 8 participants
  • 1:02 hours
book
author
interesting
burlington
storyteller
miniseries
historian
textile
mr
virginia
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15 Jan 2015

Author, former radio programmer and MTV Networks executive Beau Phillips discusses his book, "I Killed Pink Floyd's Pig: Inside Stories of Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll". The program was recorded at the Arlington Public Library on Jan. 15 2015. "I Killed Pink Floyd's Pig" is available at the Arlington Public Library, in bookstores and from online retailers.
  • 5 participants
  • 60 minutes
tonight
asleep
concert
keith
morning
arlington
elvis
springsteen
weird
flight
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16 Dec 2014

This is Arlington County Virginia's recent experience implementing the Design Thinking principles developed by Stanford University's School of Design.
  • 5 participants
  • 7 minutes
brainstorming
thinking
brainstorm
ideas
designing
consider
stakeholders
government
users
county
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24 Nov 2014

White House press photographer Dennis Brack discusses his long career photographing presidents. Having created a museum’s worth of images for the Black Star agency, Brack has now written the book on his craft, “Presidential Picture Stories: Behind the Cameras at the White House.” Brack demonstrates how photographers have covered presidents since the days of Abraham Lincoln. Presidents can stay only eight years but veteran photojournalists like Dennis Brack have spent decades documenting First Family life and fresh history in the White House “fishbowl.” Dennis Brack is a former president of the White House News Photographers Association who averaged a picture per week in Time Magazine for 23 years. He’ll discuss the joys and ordeals of such high-profile, high-pressure work. Recorded at the Arlington Public Library on Nov. 24 2014.
  • 6 participants
  • 1:08 hours
presidents
cameraman
photographers
journalist
newsreels
pressroom
truman
guest
times
candid
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7 Jul 2014

Author Charlie Clark reads from his book, Arlington County Chronicles and hosts a lively discussion about Arlington history with the audience. Mr. Clark writes the "Our Man in Arlington" column for the Falls Church News-Press. The talk was hosted by the Arlington Central Library on July 7 2014.
  • 17 participants
  • 54 minutes
arlington
rosslyn
crossroads
readers
clarendon
shenandoah
wonders
visit
inquiries
roscoe
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9 May 2014

Author and entrepreneur Kimberly Palmer speaks at the Arlington Public Library about her book, "The Economy of You: Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur and Recession-Proof Your Life". Ms Palmer discusses the benefits of starting your own side business, even it it only generates a small amount of income at first.
  • 2 participants
  • 22 minutes
financially
entrepreneurial
investing
scholar
offering
clients
freelancing
personally
kimberly
interview
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12 Feb 2014

"Digitizing opens up a whole world to be able to share these things, but nothing can replace holding that Civil War letter" says Judy Knudsen when describing how Arlington Public Library's Center for Local History is changing, yet remaining the same. Formerly known as the Virginia Room, the new name better describes the scope of work that Judy and her team of archivists do, which includes seeking out and preserving local historical stories.

In this piece, we learn about the amazing story of civil rights activist and former Freedom Rider Joan Mulholland. We follow her as she donates part of her private collection of historical documents that depict her role during the 1960's Civil Rights movement.
  • 3 participants
  • 7 minutes
arlington
citizens
virginia
county
archivists
carolina
visit
neighbor
interesting
passed
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17 Dec 2013

Journalist and historian Charles S. Clark speaks about George Lincoln Rockwell and his American Nazi Party when their headquarters were housed in Arlington VA. Clark discusses the Party's activities in the 1960's and 70's and the circumstances behind Rockwell's shooting in an Arlington shopping center by one of his own party members. The talk was sponsored and took place at the Arlington Public Library and was co-sponsored by Encore Learning.
  • 2 participants
  • 37 minutes
arlingtonians
arlington
washington
clark
eisenhower
randolph
citizens
senator
deputy
history
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24 Jul 2013

Ashlawn Elementary School teacher Cynthia Power was looking for a way to volunteer in her community while spending time with her beloved dog Humphrey. What she found has become one of the most popular reading events in the Arlington County Library system: Paws to Read, the program where kids read to dogs.

The program is designed to help kids with their reading skills and their vocalization skills by spending time reading in a completely non-judgemental, non-corrective environment.

"Paws to Read is an amazing program." Cynthia explains, "Children reading aloud in a non-judgmental atmosphere builds their confidence and reading skills. Always having someone correct mispronunciations, lack of inflection, or skipped words, does not really inspire confidence. Parents and teachers often find it difficult to provide non-judgmental reading time for children. Dogs do it perfectly!"

All of the dogs are certified by People Animals Love (PAL) as Therapy Dogs and they are trained to be gentle around children. To learn more about PAL's work: http://www.peopleanimalslove.org/

For her efforts, Cynthia and Humphrey have been honored with an Outstanding Volunteer Award by the Arlington County Board. You can read more about Cynthia and Humphrey's work here: http://library.arlingtonva.us/2013/05/23/congratulations-to-humphrey/

And more about the Paws to Read program, including upcoming Paws to Read events at the Arlington County Library website, here: http://library.arlingtonva.us/events/kids-events/paws-to-read/
  • 2 participants
  • 6 minutes
librarians
reading
humphrey
arlington
dog
reluctant
wonderful
pal
volunteering
kids
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26 Jun 2013

Forrest Pritchard reads from his book, Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers' Markets, Local Food and Saving the Family Farm at the Arlington Public Library on June 26 2013. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library in Arlington, VA.
  • 10 participants
  • 58 minutes
librarian
arlington
farms
thank
wooded
gaithersburg
neighbor
church
conversation
ambiance
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26 Apr 2013

As part of the annual Arlington Reads celebration sponsored by the Arlington (VA) Public Library, author Dinaw Mengestu discussed and read from his novel, "The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears". Mengestu was interviewed by Arlington Public Library Director Diane Kresh and took questions from the audience.
  • 11 participants
  • 58 minutes
readers
arlington
thank
book
enjoy
aloud
conversation
danao
going
donella
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10 Apr 2013

American Girls author Valerie Tripp recently visited the Cherrydale Library and discussed where the ideas for the stories came from, the creative process, research and the joys of writing. Adults and children of all ages were on hand to see manuscripts, hear stories from their favorite books, and of course, meet the dolls.

Valerie Tripp is the author of many historical fiction books in the American Girls Collection, including those about Felicity, Elizabeth, Josefina, Samantha, Nellie, Kit, Ruthie, Molly, and Emily. Tripp graduated with honors from the first coeducational class at Yale University in 1973 and received a Masters of Education from Harvard in 1981.

The Arlington Public Library has made the American Girl books and dolls available through donations recieved by Friends of the Library.

If you have an American Girl doll that you would like to donate, visit the donations page for Friends of the Library.
  • 2 participants
  • 2 minutes
fiction
girls
doll
stories
molly
samantha
author
episodes
american
favorite
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5 Apr 2013

Tyler Cowen, author of "An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies" and owner of the blog, "Tyler Cowen's Ethnic Dining Guide" (www.tylercowensethnicdiningguide.com) speaks at the Arlington Public Library on Weds. April 3. The program was presented by the Mercatus Center of George Mason University.
  • 13 participants
  • 49 minutes
food
foodies
meal
meals
lunch
eat
vegetarian
gastronomy
agribusiness
economist
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12 Jan 2013

101-year-old Martha Ann Miller, author of "The First Century, and Not Ready for the Rocking Chair Yet", speaks to the Arlington Branch of the American Association of University Women at the Arlington (VA) Public Library on January 12, 2013. Miller recalls her years as a teacher in Arlington and particularly the struggles over desegregation in the 1960's.
  • 6 participants
  • 45 minutes
thanking
ann
martha
arlington
having
assistant
people
read
women
committee
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1 Aug 2012

The Arlington Public Library recently received an award from the Urban Libraries Council for 2012 Top Innovator for Sustainability. Council President and CEO Susan Benton said that the award was recognition in three areas: Bikes, Buildings and Broccoli, i.e. encouraging clean transportation, clean energy buildings and gardens.
  • 2 participants
  • 3 minutes
library
public
like
newsmakers
ouro
rights
place
boxing
review
delivered
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26 Jul 2012

The Friends of the Arlington Public Library present author and short story writer Adam Johnson reading from his latest novel, The Orphan Master's Son, which is set in North Korea during the treacherous reign of Kim Jong-Il.
  • 2 participants
  • 44 minutes
biographers
author
friends
orphan
novel
masters
storytelling
strangers
societies
thank
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20 Jun 2012

Washington Post correspondent Blaine Harden talks about and reads excerpts from "Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West". Sponsored by the Arlington VA Public Library and the Friends of the Library. Recorded June 20, 2012 by Arlington TV.
  • 8 participants
  • 1:23 hours
pyongyang
camp
kim
north
visit
inmate
narrative
country
arlington
interesting
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29 May 2012

The Arlington Learning in Retirement Institute presents a joint lecture by two Civil War historians on the topic of Arlington in the Civil War. Karl VanNewkirk, past president of the Arlington Historical Society, and David Farner, park manager of Fort C.F. Smith, each bring their own area of expertise to painting a portrait of Arlington Virginia in the years 1860-1865.
  • 3 participants
  • 50 minutes
arlington
virginians
manassas
1861
shenandoah
confederate
potomac
county
alexandria
leesburg
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23 May 2012

As part of the ongoing series of lectures sponsored by the Arlington Learning in Retirement Institute, Rufus Phillips, author of Why Vietnam Matters: An Eyewitness Account of Lessons Not Learned, speaks about his years as a CIA case officer and a USAID official serving in Vietnam.
  • 2 participants
  • 1:16 hours
vietnam
affairs
lecture
colonel
memoir
adviser
perceptions
phillips
important
kennedy
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26 Oct 2011

Monday October 24 saw the dedication of new solar panels on the roof of the Arlington Virginia Public Library. The panels were made possible by the US Department of Energy and the program was administered by the Arlington Department of Environmental Services.
  • 5 participants
  • 3 minutes
arlington
solar
renewable
power
greening
library
panel
roof
benefits
residents
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10 Oct 2011

Working in the school Library meant Alex could support herself while at graduate school pursuing her passion for sculpture. Her plan was to graduate and teach art while working in the studio creating her own art. In 'Alex's Story' we witness how life events mean sometimes our plans have to change, and with change unexpected passions emerge.
  • 1 participant
  • 9 minutes
librarians
career
job
grad
institute
assistant
living
michigan
trying
divorced
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22 Sep 2011

Arlington Public Library (Virginia) Director Diane Kresh promotes Library Card Sign-Up Month, paying tribute to one of our generation's greatest innovators, Apple founder Steve Jobs.
  • 1 participant
  • 2 minutes
library
information
card
community
patrons
device
entertainment
license
thinkers
amazing
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23 Jun 2011

On June 14, SiriusXM and PRI Radio host Bob Edwards spoke to the Friends of the Arlington Public Library about his career at NPR and his books on Red Barber and Edward R. Murrow..
  • 11 participants
  • 58 minutes
librarians
bookworms
books
bob
author
reading
hemingway
npr
arlington
sir
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10 Jun 2011

A panel discussion organized by local documentarian and cultural historian Jeff Krulik, discussing the local history of rock and roll concert promotion in the 1960s and 70s. Several important local promoters take part in the discussion, including Durwood Settles, Teddy Bodnar, Michael Oberman, Mike Schreibman, and Bud Becker. This event was taped live at the Artisphere in Rosslyn, VA by AVN.
  • 7 participants
  • 59 minutes
washington
concerts
venues
arlington
maryland
history
folk
present
neil
merriweather
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3 May 2011

Arlington County Virginia announces and demonstates it's newly designed home page in 1997.
  • 4 participants
  • 6 minutes
arlington
homepage
county
jurisdictions
informational
visiting
amenities
updated
va
internet
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22 Apr 2011

Author Tim O'Brien speaks at Arlington's Central Library on his critically acclaimed book "The Things They Carried" an extraordinary work of Vietnam War literature. This event is a special feature of the 2011 Arlington Reads campaign, which was recently recognized as an Outstanding Acheivement in Local Government Innovation award from the Alliance for Innovation.
  • 7 participants
  • 1:13 hours
arlington
memoir
novels
carried
literature
readers
tales
things
passage
veterans
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20 Apr 2011

Author David Finkel speaks at Arlington's Central Library on his book, "The Good Soldier". This event is a special feature of the 2011 Arlington Reads campaign.
  • 10 participants
  • 1:18 hours
good
soldiers
goody
arlington
servicemembers
reads
glad
civilians
narrative
outposts
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28 Jan 2011

Arlington Library Responds to eBook Boom with a training offered to new eReader owners.
  • 4 participants
  • 3 minutes
ebook
ebooks
kindle
library
libraries
book
readers
edition
epub
christmas
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9 Dec 2010

Cuentos y Más, or Stories and More, is a bilingual storytime show. Children and adults can enjoy the stories while learning English and Spanish. Each episode features 2 stories read or told in the studio and on location in Arlington County VA. Go with Mariela to visit some baby chicks in this episode.

Cuentos y Más, o Stories and More, es un programa bilingüe de cuentos. Niños y adultos pueden disfrutar no solo de los cuentos, sino que también pueden aprender inglés y español. Cada episodio incluye dos historias: una leída o contada en el estudio, y la otra en la comunidad del condado de Arlington, Virginia.
  • 5 participants
  • 23 minutes
ciao
pechito
prendio
chick
espanola
amigos
dinero
burrito
taking
visit
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9 Dec 2010

Cuentos y Más, or Stories and More, is a bilingual storytime show. Children and adults can enjoy the stories while learning English and Spanish. Each episode features 2 stories read or told in the studio and on location in Arlington County VA. In this episode Mariela visits a fire station and goes for a ride in a fire truck!

Cuentos y Más, o Stories and More, es un programa bilingüe de cuentos. Niños y adultos pueden disfrutar no solo de los cuentos, sino que también pueden aprender inglés y español. Cada episodio incluye dos historias: una leída o contada en el estudio, y la otra en la comunidad del condado de Arlington, Virginia.
  • 4 participants
  • 22 minutes
roberto
bienvenidos
tantrums
fuegos
ilustrado
amigo
casas
tante
ventana
firehouse
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9 Dec 2010

Cuentos y Más, or Stories and More, is a bilingual storytime show. Children and adults can enjoy the stories while learning English and Spanish. Each episode features 2 stories read or told in the studio and on location in Arlington County VA. Mariella gets her hair styled in this episode.

Cuentos y Más, o Stories and More, es un programa bilingüe de cuentos. Niños y adultos pueden disfrutar no solo de los cuentos, sino que también pueden aprender inglés y español. Cada episodio incluye dos historias: una leída o contada en el estudio, y la otra en la comunidad del condado de Arlington, Virginia.
  • 2 participants
  • 24 minutes
miguelito
javier
mariachis
wondered
hair
week
mendo
mama
whispered
diego
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7 Dec 2010

Cuentos y Más, or Stories and More, is a bilingual storytime show. Children and adults can enjoy the stories while learning English and Spanish. Each episode features 2 stories read or told in the studio and on location in Arlington County VA. Mariella visits an art gallery in this episode!

Cuentos y Más, o Stories and More, es un programa bilingüe de cuentos. Niños y adultos pueden disfrutar no solo de los cuentos, sino que también pueden aprender inglés y español. Cada episodio incluye dos historias: una leída o contada en el estudio, y la otra en la comunidad del condado de Arlington, Virginia.
  • 5 participants
  • 23 minutes
artistas
pablos
casado
esplendido
bienvenidos
artisan
sombrero
castillo
anaranjado
hes
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7 Dec 2010

Cuentos y Más, or Stories and More, is a bilingual storytime show. Children and adults can enjoy the stories while learning English and Spanish. Each episode features 2 stories read or told in the studio and on location in Arlington County VA.

Cuentos y Más, o Stories and More, es un programa bilingüe de cuentos. Niños y adultos pueden disfrutar no solo de los cuentos, sino que también pueden aprender inglés y español. Cada episodio incluye dos historias: una leída o contada en el estudio, y la otra en la comunidad del condado de Arlington, Virginia. In this episode Mariela meets some crocodiles!
  • 3 participants
  • 24 minutes
crocs
crocodilians
crocodiles
crocodile
crocotta
reptiles
croquettas
cerdos
cocodrilos
cuando
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7 Dec 2010

Cuentos y Más, or Stories and More, is a bilingual storytime show. Children and adults can enjoy the stories while learning English and Spanish. Each episode features 2 stories read or told in the studio and on location in Arlington County VA. In this episode Mariella visits a planetarium!

Cuentos y Más, o Stories and More, es un programa bilingüe de cuentos. Niños y adultos pueden disfrutar no solo de los cuentos, sino que también pueden aprender inglés y español. Cada episodio incluye dos historias: una leída o contada en el estudio, y la otra en la comunidad del condado de Arlington, Virginia.
  • 6 participants
  • 21 minutes
scary
monsters
darkness
afraid
night
snakes
tonight
bienvenidos
story
come
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7 Dec 2010

Cuentos y Más, or Stories and More, is a bilingual storytime show. Children and adults can enjoy the stories while learning English and Spanish. Each episode features 2 stories read or told in the studio and on location in Arlington County VA. In this episode Mariela visits a doctor!

Cuentos y Más, o Stories and More, es un programa bilingüe de cuentos. Niños y adultos pueden disfrutar no solo de los cuentos, sino que también pueden aprender inglés y español. Cada episodio incluye dos historias: una leída o contada en el estudio, y la otra en la comunidad del condado de Arlington, Virginia.
  • 4 participants
  • 21 minutes
bienvenidos
charlie
poco
hombre
tex
medicina
big
asked
grandal
sick
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7 Dec 2010

Cuentos y Más, or Stories and More, is a bilingual storytime show. Children and adults can enjoy the stories while learning English and Spanish. Each episode features 2 stories read or told in the studio and on location in Arlington County VA. In this episode Mariels goes fishing!

Cuentos y Más, o Stories and More, es un programa bilingüe de cuentos. Niños y adultos pueden disfrutar no solo de los cuentos, sino que también pueden aprender inglés y español. Cada episodio incluye dos historias: una leída o contada en el estudio, y la otra en la comunidad del condado de Arlington, Virginia.
  • 5 participants
  • 25 minutes
fisherman
pescadore
bienvenidos
fish
boat
bimini
story
splendido
judas
enchanted
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7 Dec 2010

Cuentos y Más, or Stories and More, is a bilingual storytime show. Children and adults can enjoy the stories while learning English and Spanish. Each episode features 2 stories read or told in the studio and on location in Arlington County VA. In this episode Mariela visits a pet rescue.

Cuentos y Más, o Stories and More, es un programa bilingüe de cuentos. Niños y adultos pueden disfrutar no solo de los cuentos, sino que también pueden aprender inglés y español. Cada episodio incluye dos historias: una leída o contada en el estudio, y la otra en la comunidad del condado de Arlington, Virginia.
  • 4 participants
  • 23 minutes
todos
pet
poco
tanto
donata
haciendo
aburrido
senorita
apron
auntie
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7 Dec 2010

Cuentos y Más, or Stories and More, is a bilingual storytime show. Children and adults can enjoy the stories while learning English and Spanish. Each episode features 2 stories read or told in the studio and on location in Arlington County VA. In this episode Mariela visits a bilingual school.

Cuentos y Más, o Stories and More, es un programa bilingüe de cuentos. Niños y adultos pueden disfrutar no solo de los cuentos, sino que también pueden aprender inglés y español. Cada episodio incluye dos historias: una leída o contada en el estudio, y la otra en la comunidad del condado de Arlington, Virginia.
  • 4 participants
  • 23 minutes
bienvenidos
espanol
español
spanish
quería
book
compañeros
blanca
reading
veronica
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7 Dec 2010

Cuentos y Más, or Stories and More, is a bilingual storytime show. Children and adults can enjoy the stories while learning English and Spanish. Each episode features 2 stories read or told in the studio and on location in Arlington County VA. In this episode Mariela visits a show repair shop.

Cuentos y Más, o Stories and More, es un programa bilingüe de cuentos. Niños y adultos pueden disfrutar no solo de los cuentos, sino que también pueden aprender inglés y español. Cada episodio incluye dos historias: una leída o contada en el estudio, y la otra en la comunidad del condado de Arlington, Virginia.
  • 8 participants
  • 23 minutes
puppeteer
shoes
bienvenidos
muchacho
momento
rojo
zapato
making
todo
maria
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7 Dec 2010

Cuentos y Más, or Stories and More, is a bilingual storytime show. Children and adults can enjoy the stories while learning English and Spanish. Each episode features 2 stories read or told in the studio and on location in Arlington County VA. In this episode Mariella visits some Gorillas in the zoo!

Cuentos y Más, o Stories and More, es un programa bilingüe de cuentos. Niños y adultos pueden disfrutar no solo de los cuentos, sino que también pueden aprender inglés y español. Cada episodio incluye dos historias: una leída o contada en el estudio, y la otra en la comunidad del condado de Arlington, Virginia.
  • 8 participants
  • 22 minutes
bienvenidos
cantando
canta
cantar
sing
queria
jungle
tanta
pasandola
rato
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3 Dec 2010

Cuentos y Más, or Stories and More, is a bilingual storytime show. Children and adults can enjoy the stories while learning English and Spanish. Each episode features 2 stories read or told in the studio and on location in Arlington County VA. In this episode, Mariela learns about wolves.

Cuentos y Más, o Stories and More, es un programa bilingüe de cuentos. Niños y adultos pueden disfrutar no solo de los cuentos, sino que también pueden aprender inglés y español. Cada episodio incluye dos historias: una leída o contada en el estudio, y la otra en la comunidad del condado de Arlington, Virginia.
  • 3 participants
  • 22 minutes
strongest
wolves
monster
estos
hombre
came
read
walls
ask
master
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24 Nov 2010

Cuentos y Más, or Stories and More, is a bilingual storytime show. Children and adults can enjoy the stories while learning English and Spanish. Each episode features 2 stories read or told in the studio and on location in Arlington County VA.

Cuentos y Más, o Stories and More, es un programa bilingüe de cuentos. Niños y adultos pueden disfrutar no solo de los cuentos, sino que también pueden aprender inglés y español. Cada episodio incluye dos historias: una leída o contada en el estudio, y la otra en la comunidad del condado de Arlington, Virginia.
  • 5 participants
  • 19 minutes
super
superrabbit
rabbits
fuerzas
scary
conejito
police
segura
puede
pasa
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1 Nov 2010

Cuentos y Más, or Stories and More, is a bilingual storytime show. Children and adults can enjoy the stories while learning English and Spanish. Each episode features 2 stories read or told in the studio and on location in Arlington County VA.

Cuentos y Más, o Stories and More, es un programa bilingüe de cuentos. Niños y adultos pueden disfrutar no solo de los cuentos, sino que también pueden aprender inglés y español. Cada episodio incluye dos historias: una leída o contada en el estudio, y la otra en la comunidad del condado de Arlington, Virginia.
  • 9 participants
  • 22 minutes
couch
sofa
hombre
bueno
home
bienvenidos
arrived
ciao
roscoe
vienna
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7 Oct 2010

News show featuring people and events in Arlington County VA
  • 1 participant
  • 2 minutes
bookmobile
ebooks
audiobooks
libraries
library
books
overdrive
digital
downloading
arlington
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16 Sep 2010

Cuentos y Más, or Stories and More, is a bilingual storytime show. Children and adults can enjoy the stories while learning English and Spanish. Each episode features 2 stories read or told in the studio and on location in Arlington County VA.

Cuentos y Más, o Stories and More, es un programa bilingüe de cuentos. Niños y adultos pueden disfrutar no solo de los cuentos, sino que también pueden aprender inglés y español. Cada episodio incluye dos historias: una leída o contada en el estudio, y la otra en la comunidad del condado de Arlington, Virginia.
  • 5 participants
  • 16 minutes
amigos
amigo
friendship
bienvenidos
amistad
friend
comienza
quería
pedro
stories
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10 Sep 2010

Cuentos y Más, or Stories and More, is a bilingual storytime show. Children and adults can enjoy the stories while learning English and Spanish. Each episode features 2 stories read or told in the studio and on location in Arlington County VA. In this episode, Mariela visits the Pan American Bakery.

Cuentos y Más, o Stories and More, es un programa bilingüe de cuentos. Niños y adultos pueden disfrutar no solo de los cuentos, sino que también pueden aprender inglés y español. Cada episodio incluye dos historias: una leída o contada en el estudio, y la otra en la comunidad del condado de Arlington, Virginia.
  • 1 participant
  • 25 minutes
empanadas
empanada
grandma
grandchildren
tapas
mpanadas
things
knead
home
pedro
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10 Sep 2010

Cuentos y Más, or Stories and More, is a bilingual storytime show. Children and adults can enjoy the stories while learning English and Spanish. Each episode features 2 stories read or told in the studio and on location in Arlington County VA. In this episode Mariela visits Arlington's Public Central Library.

Cuentos y Más, o Stories and More, es un programa bilingüe de cuentos. Niños y adultos pueden disfrutar no solo de los cuentos, sino que también pueden aprender inglés y español. Cada episodio incluye dos historias: una leída o contada en el estudio, y la otra en la comunidad del condado de Arlington, Virginia.
  • 3 participants
  • 23 minutes
secrets
toad
cunning
brave
enemy
soon
took
burgohondo
guarani
grandfather
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9 Sep 2010

Cuentos y Más, or Stories and More, is a bilingual storytime show. Children and adults can enjoy the stories while learning English and Spanish. Each episode features 2 stories read or told in the studio and on location in Arlington County VA. In this episode Mariela visits a grocery store and learns about nutrition.

Cuentos y Más, o Stories and More, es un programa bilingüe de cuentos. Niños y adultos pueden disfrutar no solo de los cuentos, sino que también pueden aprender inglés y español. Cada episodio incluye dos historias: una leída o contada en el estudio, y la otra en la comunidad del condado de Arlington, Virginia.
  • 6 participants
  • 25 minutes
bread
food
alpana
bienvenidos
piedra
amiguitos
deliciosa
todos
pajarito
tale
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18 Aug 2010

A fun look at the hi-tech Shirlington Library in Arlington VA
  • 7 participants
  • 5 minutes
library
librarians
projects
shirlington
facility
new
community
interesting
takes
ravenna
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10 Aug 2010

Arlington Public Library is changing over to self checkout. Find what you're looking for, head over to the self check out and sign out books, videos or DVDs.
Its quicker and easier. There will still be someone nearby to help you get you in and out with ease. For more information about the self check out program, visit us online at www.arlingtonva.us/library
  • 1 participant
  • 1 minute
arlington
easier
library
stealth
online
checkout
public
dvds
visit
anybody
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9 Jul 2010

News shows featuring people and events in Arlington, VA. In this segment, Christie Vilsack, wife of U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, visits Central Library's community garden.
  • 4 participants
  • 3 minutes
garden
gardens
gardeners
gardening
vegetable
crops
plants
arlington
community
homegrown
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17 Dec 2009

News of events and people in Arlington County, VA
  • 2 participants
  • 1 minute
breathing
bombing
detonated
happened
kimberly
cbs
dozier
baghdad
killed
memorial
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5 Nov 2009

The people and places making news in Arlington County, VA
  • 5 participants
  • 6 minutes
arlington
schools
county
community
partnership
facilities
supportive
having
great
superintendent
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28 Aug 2009

NewsMakers; Looking at the progression of construction and the programs offered in the new Westover Library/Reed School in Arlington County
  • 2 participants
  • 3 minutes
libraries
library
building
schools
reading
communities
progressing
planning
westover
visit
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25 Jun 2009

This special segment of AVN's monthly magazine show, "Here/now", features Director of Arlington County Library Diane Kresh and a host of Arlington high school students interviewing Jeffrey Toobin, author of this year's Arlington Reads book: "The Nine."
  • 7 participants
  • 11 minutes
discussion
controversial
read
arlington
author
hearings
decided
abortion
sotomayor
toobin
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19 Nov 2008

A segment of AVN's monthly magazine show, "Here/now", "We're All Arlington" features short biographies of Arlington residents, highlighting our county's amazing diversity. This episode's subject is Arlington Library's Community Outreach dynamo Mariela Aguilar.
  • 1 participant
  • 5 minutes
rican
rica
parents
mexico
aunt
costa
born
traveling
leave
lived
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25 Sep 2008

This special segment of AVN's monthly magazine show, "Here/now", features Director of Arlington County Library Diane Kresh interviewing Pat Creed, co-author of the book: "Firefight: Inside the Battle to Save the Pentagon on 9/11."
  • 4 participants
  • 8 minutes
arlington
firefighters
911
pentagon
firefight
emergency
county
book
controversy
volunteer
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25 Sep 2008

This special segment of AVN's monthly magazine show, "Here/now", features Director of Arlington County Library Diane Kresh interviewing Pat Creed, co-author of the book: "Firefight: Inside the Battle to Save the Pentagon on 9/11."
  • 3 participants
  • 6 minutes
firefighters
challenges
blaze
smoke
arlington
fought
building
complexity
1941
collapsed
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25 Sep 2008

This special segment of AVN's monthly magazine show, "Here/now", features Director of Arlington County Library Diane Kresh interviewing Pat Creed, co-author of the book: "Firefight: Inside the Battle to Save the Pentagon on 9/11."
  • 3 participants
  • 8 minutes
firefighters
rescuers
firefighter
heroism
military
story
resiliency
officers
incident
compelling
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17 Jul 2008

A segment of AVN's monthly magazine show, "Here/now", "We're All Arlington" features short biographies of Arlington residents, highlighting our county's amazing diversity. This episode's subject is former director of Arlington's Central Library, Chang Liu.
  • 1 participant
  • 3 minutes
friend
translator
husband
guy
arlington
neighbors
dan
love
china
somogyi
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23 Apr 2008

A segment from the NewsMakers program produced by Arlington Virginia Network featuring the Arlington Reads 2008 kick-off event at Arlington Central Library.
  • 7 participants
  • 8 minutes
arlington
reads
reading
literacy
newsmakers
county
initiative
citizenry
morning
home
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14 Jan 2008

A segment from the NewsMakers program produced by Arlington Virginia Network featuring TitleWave, Arlington Public Library's Adult Reading Program for Winter 2008.
  • 3 participants
  • 3 minutes
reading
readers
arlington
tidal
book
library
enjoy
people
summer
recommended
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