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Library system’s holiday-gift initiative scores success

Nearly 1,000 adults and children participated in the Arlington library system’s “Gift Nook,” a free holiday market that offered thousands of items that had been donated by community members. The event was held Dec. 10-11. “This successful initiative would not have...

Library system preps ‘Read Outside the Lines’ initiative

It’s no billion-dollar Powerball payoff, but the Arlington library system has an upcoming lottery that may help expand your mind rather than your wallet. “Read Outside the Lines” will give 100 library patrons the chance to check out a selection...

Editor’s Notebook: Book me (get it?) into ‘library jail’

As is my wont, I went onto the fabulous Internet last week and selected some books from various branches of Arlington's library system that were to be delivered to Shirlington Library and then picked up by yours truly for...

Quilting program initiative to reap what it sews

The Arlington County library system is seeking public participation in a community-quilt project. “Use your imagination and creativity to contribute your distinct design and artwork,” library officials said, announcing that the theme of the effort was “Oceans of Possibilities.” Participants can...

Libraries enlisted in effort to battles opioid

The Arlington County library system has now been stocked with Naxolone (better known as NARCAN), a nasal spray that can assist with reversing an overdose from opioids. The decision to include the medication at local branches comes as overdoses spike...

Walking tours of ‘Little Saigon’ neighborhood on horizon

The Arlington County library system will host two walking tours of Arlington’s “Little Saigon” area of Clarendon on Saturday, May 14 at 10 and 11 a.m. The tours will make five stops and is being led by local writer Kim...

Library usage way down: ‘We’ve got to bring them back’

If you think families abandoned Arlington’s public schools in droves during the pandemic, that dropoff was nothing compared to the abandonment of the Arlington library system. Having permitted the system shut down for what critics called an egregious amount of...

Editor’s Notebook: Keep it up until they get the message

It looks like the leadership of the Alexandria school system, having been caught working to cover up an alleged sexual assault at a county school not too far before last year's high-profile Virginia election, is pulling out all the...
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New School Board member receives liaison assignments

New Arlington School Board member Bethany Sutton has her assignments. School Board members on Feb. 2 are expected to approve...
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