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Specials & Lectures

Robert Brosnan: An Oral History

Robert Brosnan: An Oral History

Robert “Bob” Brosnan, retired director of Arlington County’s Department of Community Planning, Housing and Development, is interviewed about his years in Arlington Virginia and the changes he witnessed over three decades.

Line drawing of the Ball-Sellers house circa 1767 by artist Rudolph Wendelin.

Arlington’s Ball-Sellers House

The Arlington Historical Society hosts Martha Orth’s presentation, “A Love Affair with an Old House: The Ball-Sellers House Story”.

Dr. Alfred O. Taylor on the Bridge Builders of Nauck/Green Valley

Dr. Alfred O. Taylor on the Bridge Builders of Nauck/Green Valley

Dr. Alfred O. Taylor discusses his book, “Bridge Builders of Nauck/Green Valley: Past and Present”.

Attorney General Mark Herring on US Supreme Court Decision Affirming Gay Marriage Rights

Attorney General Mark Herring on US Supreme Court Decision Affirming Gay Marriage Rights

Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring’s press conference about the US Supreme Court decision affirming gay marriage rights.

State of the County 2015

State of the County 2015

Arlington County Board Chair Mary Hynes delivers the annual State of the County address.

Author Talk: Del Quentin Wilber on Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan

Author Talk: Del Quentin Wilber on Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan

Author Del Quentin Wilber discusses his book, Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan

An image of the historic Broadview house in Arlington Va.

Arlington House History Workshop

Workshop on how to research the history of your house using a combination of online resources and the holdings of the Center for Local History at the Arlington Public Library.

Patty Shields and Helen Reinecke-Wilt discuss the passive house project while seated at a table.

How to Build a Better Home: Living in the Passive House

Green homebuilder Patty Shields talks about the lessons learned from building a totally passive house and we hear from the perspective of the homeowner.

Homebuilder Patty Shields gesturing toward a fireplace

How to Build a Better Home: Fireplace and Lighting

Green homebuilder Patty Shields talks about lighting and fireplace considerations when building a passive house.

Green homebuilder Patty Shields discussing HVAC and air flow.

How to Build a Better Home: HVAC and Duct Work

Green homebuilder Patty Shields talks about the HVAC and duct work that goes into a passive house for more efficient air flow.

Homebuilder Patty Shields gesturing toward a window sealant.

How to Build a Better Home: Sealing for Air and Moisture

Green homebuilder Patty Shields talks about the importance of sealing for air and moisture when building a passive house.

Slab insulation being laid.

How to Build a Better Home: Slab Insulation and Vapor Barrier

Green homebuilder Patty Shields talks about the importance of using slab insulation to create a vapor barrier when building a passive house.

Green homebuilder Patty Shields standing before an open wall.

How to Build a Better Home: Wall Construction and Insulation

In this segment, green homebuilder Patty Shields talks about the importance of proper wall construction and insulation when building a passive house. Arlington County AIRE Green Home Choice program manager Helen Reinecke-Wilt introduces the segment. http://freshaireva.us/2011/11/greenhomechoice/. Links to all nine segments can be found at http://environment.arlingtonva.us/energy/how-to-build-a-better-home/

Arlington Reads: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Arlington Reads: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie spoke to a large crowd at the Arlington Public Library about her novel, “Americanah”.

Arlington Human Rights Commission 2015 Program

Mental Illness in Employment & Housing: Overcoming Stigma

The Arlington County Human Rights Commission presents a panel discussion on Mental Illness in Employment & Housing: Overcoming Stigma.