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Library programs to help dads do daughters’ hair

Westover Library will host “Dads Can Do Hair, Too,” a program for fathers learning to style the hair of their daughter, granddaughter or other younger female family members. The event is slated for Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to...

Columbia Pike library to open high-tech meeting room

Arlington library officials on Sept. 19 will host a ceremony marking the introduction of new space at the Columbia Pike branch for those who require a secure Internet connection and privacy for “virtual” meetings. The Teleconnect Space was developed in...

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:...
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