Good for children in grades 4 and up. Good for families.

Join us for a conversation between local author Amina Luqman-Dawson and Library Director Diane Kresh to discuss Luqman-Dawson's highly acclaimed middle grade historical novel "Freewater," an exciting tale of escape from slavery and refuge in the Great Dismal Swamp.

Free book raffle at event. Additional books from the author will be available for purchase. Cookies will be served.

Special Promotion: Enjoy dinner at Stellina Pizzeria before or after the event and receive 20% off your total bill.

Registration required.

Call 703-228-6545 for more information. 

This event is part of the Library's celebration of Juneteenth.

For our current policies on masking please see our Library Operations Update

Dive into Summer Reading! For each person that completes the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge, the Friends of the Arlington Public Library will donate $1 to support Potomac Conservancy.  Summer Reading is made possible through the support of the Friends of Arlington Public Library. Visit the Library event calendar to see all of our summer reading programs.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Campbell Room
Shirlington Library
Events for Middle Schoolers Good for Families
Author Talk
Arlington Public Library
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