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We’re offering our Arlington Reads 2010 T-Shirt – based on the great “Dirt + Seed + Water + Life” design by Beth Lewis – for purchase from the online vendor Zazzle.

10% of sales will go to the Friends of the Arlington Public Library. Get yours today, and help support the future of Arlington Reads and Library programming!

Women’s Shirt (order 1-2 sizes up)  –  Men’s Shirt –  Child’s Shirt (age 2-16)

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Come visit the Central Library for a first-hand look at what it takes to create an urban vegetable garden.

The Library is partnering with a variety of community organizations and agencies to plant and cultivate a vegetable garden at its back entrance. The produce we grow will eventually benefit Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) (check out AFAC’s Plot Against Hunger site to find more information about their program).

In addition to AFAC, our garden partners include:

If you would like to volunteer to help maintain the garden, please contact Puwen Lee at or call 703-845-8486.

Both AFAC and the Library will post photos of the garden’s progress through spring, summer and fall, so check back regularly!

The Arlington Public Library's Arlington Reads 2010 program is made possible by the generosity of the Friends of the Library.


Wendell Berry

Author Talk with Wendell Berry, Tuesday, May 4, 7 p.m.

Community Book Discussion, Monday, April 19, 7 p.m.

Novella Carpenter, Author of "Farm City," Thursday, April 29, 7 p.m.

"Food, Inc." Screening, Wednesday, April 7 6:30 p.m.

"Fast Food Nation" Screening, Wednesday, April 14, 6:30 p.m.

"A Community of Gardeners" Screening, Saturday, April 17, 2 p.m.

"How to Cook Your Life" Screening, Wednesday, April 28, 6:30 p.m.

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