Due to a planned Dominion Power disruption on Saturday, November 2, the 2013 Arlington Puzzle Festival has been moved to the Reed School gymnasium, adjacent to the Westover Branch Library.
Reed School Gymnasium
1644 N. McKinley Rd, Arlington VA 22205
- Public Transportation Options
- Public Parking is available on North McKinley Rd., and behind the Reed School / Westover Branch Library.
Friends of the Arlington Public Library invite you to the upcoming Annual Arlington Puzzle Festival!
Saturday, November 2, 2013 – 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Puzzle Festival Highlights:
- Crossword puzzle tournament
- Sudoku tournament
- Octo competition
- Games and puzzles for all ages
Participation is free for current members of the Friends of the Arlington Public Library, with a suggested donation of $15 for non-members. All proceeds support Library programs and initiatives, and the development of the Library’s collection.
The Eight-Thirteen Ball is this Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. at the Artisphere: 1101 Wilson Blvd, Arlington VA
Getting in: Make sure to bring your Eight-Thirteen Ball ticket-purchase confirmation email to the Ball.
Going out to eat? Café Asia of Rosslyn is offering 10% off dinner for Eight-Thirteen Ball ticket holders, from Sept. 28 – Oct. 5. Participants must bring their ticket, and alcohol is not included in the discount.
Getting to the Artisphere: The nearest Metro station is Rosslyn, and there is free parking (with validation from the Artisphere) in the neighborhood. Learn more: http://www.artisphere.com/visit.aspx#parking
Silent Auction: Get ready to bid on lots of cool items: Jewelry, Nats tickets, cool books, gift cards from The Dairy Godmother and Gossip, autographed Caps hockey pucks and Wizards photos, and much more…
Cocktails: If you’d like to purchase alcoholic beverages, please remember to bring your ID and a credit or debit card.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Friends of the Arlington Library is inviting you to the Fall Book Sale!
September 26 – 29, 2013 at Arlington Central Library parking garage
Thursday, Sept 26, 5:30 – 9pm FOAL Members Only (membership available at the door)
Friday, Sept 27, 10am – 6pm open to all
Saturday, Sept 28, 10am – 6pm open to all
Sunday, Sept 29, 12pm – 6pm open to all – Half price day!
Volunteers needed! Questions?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 228-5990.
Benefitting the Friends of the Arlington Public Library and the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Initiative
September 28 - 8pm to 11pm @ The Artisphere – 1101 Wilson Blvd, Arlington VA
Enjoy a night out to celebrate literature and support literacy in our community. The Eight-Thirteen Ball is a literary-themed fancy dress social event created to raise money for the Friends of the Arlington Public Library program called “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten”, which was launched in April 1, 2013.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a new early literacy initiative to encourage families, teachers, childcare providers and librarians to read with children from birth and beyond.
The Eight-Thirteen Ball was named for the Dewey Decimal Classification for American Fiction. This year, the theme is based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and 1920’s attire is being encouraged.
Highlights of the evening will include: Jazz orchestra performing 1920’s music, Dance instructors teaching era-appropriate dances, and Canapés reminiscent of the time.
Will Schwalbe Visits FOAL!
On June 18th, 2013, Will Schwalbe spoke at the Friends of the Arlington Library’s (FOAL) annual meeting held at the Arlington Library Main branch. The author spoke about his second book entitled “The End of Your Life Book Club” which chronicles the time spent with his dying mother and their love for reading. Schwalbe spoke about his mother and his experiences writing the book. At the end he answered questions from the audience.
Entertainment Weekly and BookPage named the memoir a Best Book of the Year.
Schwalbe is co-author of “Send: Why People Email So Badly and How to Do It Better.”