Explore Arlington

Ever wonder how George Washington came to own 5,000 acres of forestland along Four Mile Run? Or the best place to watch award-winning, Broadway-caliber shows without having to cross the Potomac? Or where to find a restaurant-bar with a vacay vibe in our own backyard? Or a hidden crab shack?

Join Barbara Noe Kennedy in a lively presentation about Arlington that dives into these fascinating topics and more. A longtime Arlington resident, she spent a year discovering a city-county she thought she knew well—eating at mom-and-pop restaurants, shopping at local markets, discovering historical sites, attending unique performances, and running and biking the trails—to research and write the recently published  "100 Things to Do in Arlington Before You Die!" You’ll hear stories about Arlington’s history and culture as well as gain ideas for fun things to see and do that delve beyond the obvious.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase. 

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For more information, email lib-Courthouse@arlingtonva.us or call 703-228-3352.

Saturday, June 8, 2024
10:30am - 11:30am
Cherry Room
Courthouse Library
Events for Adults
Author Talk Local History
Arlington Public Library

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Transportation: Parking in the garage located beneath the Bozman Government Center is free on weekends and after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays. We are also accessible via public transit: by Metro (Orange and Silver Lines - Courthouse) and by bus.

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Arlington County provides accommodations to individuals with disabilities upon request. Please contact ​us at least five (5) business days in advance.

  • Phone: 703-228-5993
  • Email: Jberg@arlingtonva.us