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The Heart of the Matter: How Arlington County Used Empathy to Redesign Community Services

The Heart of the Matter: How Arlington County Used Empathy to Redesign Community Services

How Arlington County used Design Thinking Principals to redesign community services.

Ann Patchett at the Arlington Public Library

Ann Patchett at the Arlington Public Library

Ann Patchett, author of The Magician’s Assistant, speaks about the novel and her career at the Arlington Public Library.

Around Arlington - October 20, 2014

Around Arlington – October 20, 2014

In this episode, we celebrated some new parks around town, gained insight at the third annual Women in Business Conference, danced our way into helping the library’s early literacy program, redefined marriage in the commonwealth with a ground breaking announcement and shared some tips on how to stay safe this Halloween, plus so much more.

Around Arlington - October 6, 2014

Around Arlington – October 6, 2014

In this episode, we’ll tell you about a new app that will help you around Arlington National Cemetery, when you can expect leaf collection to begin in your neighborhood and how to borrow gardening tools from the library. Also, nominations are being accepted for a major award in our community, and the police department wants to meet with the community to discuss what’s important to you.

Author/Journalist Elizabeth Drew

Elizabeth Drew at Arlington Public Library

Political reporter Elizabeth Drew discusses her reporting on Watergate at the Arlington Public Library.

Charlie Clark's Arlington County Chronicles

Charlie Clark’s Arlington County Chronicles

Author Charlie Clark reads from his book, Arlington County Chronicles.

Brigid Schulte on Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time

Brigid Schulte on Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time

Brigid Schulte reads from and discusses her book, Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time

Police Memorial

Around Arlington – May 20, 2014

On this episode, we take a look at Tandem NSI’s recent National Security Deal Day at Artisphere, how Arlington has cut costs of new transit stops across the region, a look at Clarendon in the 1970s, and honor those law enforcement who gave their lives to protect our community.

Dr. David Robarge. chief historian at the Arlington Public Library, speaking at the Arlington Public Library

Spies Next Door! 3 Stories of Espionage and Counterintelligence in Arlington

Encore Learning and Arlington TV present a talk by on the recent history of spycraft in Arlington, by Dr. David Robarge, chief historian of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Kimberly Palmer, author of "The Economy of You"

Kimberly Palmer: The Economy of You

Author and entrepreneur Kimberly Palmer speaks at the Arlington Public Library about her book, “The Economy of You”.

Arlington Reads: Richard Ford

Arlington Reads: Richard Ford

Richard Ford, author of “The Sportswriter”, is interviewed by PBS NewsHour correspondent Jeffrey Brown at a 2014 Arlington Reads event.

ACFD training

Around Arlington – April 07, 2014

In this edition of Around Arlington, we take a look at the new Arlington County Fire Training Academy, a new way to count bicyclists on our trails, a fast new fiber optic network coming to Arlington, two exciting author talks, a peek at what the streetcar could mean long term for our area, and more.

Dr. Nancy Perry at the Arlington Historical Society

Arlington Historical Society: Destruction of East Arlington

Nancy Perry talks about the destruction of East Arlington and Queen City to make room for the Pentagon.

Center for Local History

Center for Local History

“Digitizing opens up a whole world to be able to share these things, but nothing can replace holding that Civil War letter” says Judy Knudsen when describing how Arlington Public Library’s Center for Local History is changing, yet remaining the same.  Formerly known as the Virginia Room, the new name better describes the scope of […]

2013 Year-End Highlights

2013 Year-End Highlights

This 2013 highlights reel looks at how the County “Moved Forward Together” in the past year.