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Puzzle Festival to be held Nov. 8

Puzzle Fest Pre-Flyer 2014The fourth annual Arlington Puzzle Festival presented by the Friends of the Arlington Public Library will be held Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. in Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St.

Admission is free. Participants are encouraged to become members of FOAL or make a donation to support the work of FOAL. Register here for the Arlington Puzzle Festival.

The event will include a crossword puzzle tournament, Soduku tournament, team puzzle challenge, Octo competition and games and puzzles for all ages.

Schedule of activities:

9:00 Introduction/Registration
9:15 Team Puzzle Competition
10:30 Crossword Puzzle Tournament
12:00 Lunch (w/games)
1:00 Crossword Puzzle Finals
1:45 Sudoku Tournament
3:00 OCTO Competition
3:30 Sudoku Finals

Video: Ann Patchett talk at Arlington Central Library

Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett

Novelist, non-fiction writer, PEN/Faulkner award and Guggenheim fellowship winner Ann Patchett spoke at Central Library on Oct. 23 at an event made possible by the Friends of the Arlington Library.

The acclaimed author, essayist, book store co-owner and dog lover drew a devoted overflow crowd for her Arlington Reads Extra appearance. (more…)

Lit Up Ball a success

Nearly 300 guests came in costumes inspired by James Bond films,

Nearly 300 guests came in costumes inspired by James Bond films. Photo by Boraie Photography.

The Second Annual Lit Up Ball on Oct. 18 was another night to remember, with dancing to excellent music performed by the Hot Society Orchestra, delicious deserts and a spy game worthy of 007 himself.

Spy-themed cocktails (shaken not stirred, of course) were enjoyed by all, and the raffle baskets raised over $500 for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.

Nearly 300 guests came in costumes inspired by James Bond films, with prizes going to the best dressed.

View more photos from the event.

Board Meetings

Next Meeting:

Monday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.

Location: Central Branch, 1015 N. Quincy St. Arlington, Va. 22201

Complete 2014-15 Meetings Schedule


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