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Join us Wednesday, April 28 at the Shirlington Branch Library for a screening of the documentary “How to Cook Your Life,” at 6:30 p.m.

This film looks at how Espe Brown, a San Francisco Zen priest and cookbook author, uses Zen Buddhism and cooking to relate to everyday existence.


Join us at the Central Library Auditorium on Saturday, April 17 for a work-in-progress screening of Cintia Cabib‘s documentary “A Community of Gardeners.”

The documentary explores the vital role of seven community gardens in Washington, D.C., not only as sources of fresh, nutritious food, but as outdoor classrooms, places of healing, centers of social interaction, and oases of beauty and calm in inner-city neighborhoods.  The screening will be followed by a Q-and-A with Cabib.

Join us at the Shirlington Branch Library for a screening of “Fast Food Nation” on Wednesday, April 14, 6:30 p.m.

Based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Eric Schlosser, the film is a dramatic ensemble piece that looks at the health risks and environmental and social consequences of fast food.

All Arlington Reads 2010 events are free to the public. No reservations are required.

Find the full list of Arlington Reads films.

Join us for a screening of the 2008 film “Food, Inc.”at the Shirlington Branch Library on Wednesday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m.

This Oscar-nominated documentary looks at the corporate-controlled global food industry and its effect on both the producers and consumers.

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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