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Specials & Lectures

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.

Arlington Fire Chief James Schwartz Remembers Sept. 11

Arlington Fire Chief James Schwartz Remembers Sept. 11

Arlington County Fire Chief James Schwartz tells the story of the attack on the Pentagon on Sept. 11 2001.

Arlington VA Sept. 11 2014

Sept. 11 Memorial Ceremony – 2014

Memorial ceremony for the victims of the Sept. 11 2001 attack on the Pentagon.

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.

Jay Fisette

2014 State of the County Address

2014 Arlington State of the County Address

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

Memories of Little Saigon

Memories of Little Saigon

Writer/historian Kimberly O’Connell shares her memories of Arlington’s Little Saigon neighborhood, formerly located in Clarendon.

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.

Next Generation of Metro Panel Discussion

Next Generation of Metro Panel Discussion

Four transportation officials discuss the next generation of Metrorail and Metrobus.

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.

Changing Face of Retail

Panel Discussion: The Changing Face of Retail

A panel discussion on the changing face of retail, part of the Roundabouts Speaker Series sponsored by the Arlington County Planning Division.

Bruce Leonard on the Changing Face of Retail

Bruce Leonard on the Changing Face of Retail

Bruce Leonard of Streetsense discusses the future of retail.