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Library head thanks supporters for sticking with the system

Arlington’s library director used a Juneteenth event to thank patrons for sticking with the county libraries through the COVID shutdown and the subsequent resumption of service. “The pandemic years were not kind – frustrating and disappointing and very sad,” Diane...

Author/activist featured at library program highlighting Juneteenth

Wilma Jones, the author of “My Hall’s Hill Family: More Than a Neighborhood,” will be the keynote speaker at Central Library on Thursday, June 23 at 6 p.m. as part of the library’s celebration of Juneteenth. “I am honored that...

Arlington opens summer-reading program

The Arlington County library system’s summer-reading program kicked off June 1 and will run through Sept. 1. “Readers of all ages are invited to immerse themselves in reading, participating in 500 free programs and explore the 2022 theme, ‘Oceans of...

Book’em, Danno: Funding to augment library collection

As it works to woo back patrons who departed in the COVID era, the Arlington County library system plans to make use of new budget funds to augment its collections. As part of the fiscal 2023 budget recently adopted by...

Library program provides special time for those with memory loss

The Arlington County library system is inaugurating a twice monthly “memory café” designed to give those with early-stage Alzheimer’s the chance to socialize and engage in group activities. “We will try to follow the wishes of the group in choice...

Support group for Alzheimer’s caregivers forms

The Arlington County library system is inaugurating a support group for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease. “There are many people who are dealing with the same or similar problems who can offer sympathy, encouragement and advice,” noted library officials,...

‘Library Truck’ travels to branches, dispensing craft projects

The Arlington library system will be sending its Library Truck to visit branches from Dec. 1-9 to distribute take-and-make craft bags for students from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade. The bags contain supplies, materials and instruction to complete a weekly craft. At...

Library to see resumption of more hours in January

The Arlington County library system’s comeback from the COVID crisis will take another step forward in six weeks, when Central Library and branch libraries will see extended hours. The new operating hours as of Jan. 3 will be: • Central Library:...

Arlington adds back some Sunday library hours

The slow resumption of Arlington library hours continues on Oct. 31, when Central Library and the Columbia Pike branch will resume Sunday service for the first time since the onset of the pandemic. Those two libraries will be open 1...

Final Arlington library branches back in business

It has not been the quickest process, but Arlington’s library system now has all its branch libraries reopened. The Cherrydale and Glencarlyn branches reopened Sept. 7, bringing to seven the number now back in use. (The Courthouse Plaza mini-branch remains...
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