For Immediate Release
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Contact: Peter Golkin 703-228-3346 (voice) 703-228-4611(TTY)
Arlington Reads 2008, offering a wide-ranging series of programs exploring the concepts of arrival, assimilation and social justice, begins April 13. Mrs. Webb, who came to the United States as a young girl following the fall of Saigon, will be interviewed by library director Diane Kresh. County Board chairman J. Walter Tejada will make opening remarks.
Copies of the Arlington Reads 2008 featured title, "Brother, I’m Dying," by Edwidge Danticat, and the young reader's featured title, "Esperanza Rising," by Pam Muñoz Ryan, will be given away free at the kickoff event. For more details visit the website.
Arlington, Va., is a world-class residential, business and tourist location that was originally part of the "10 miles square" parcel of land surveyed in 1791 to be the Nation's Capital. It is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the United States, occupying slightly less than 26 square miles. Arlington maintains a rich variety of stable neighborhoods, quality schools and enlightened land use, and received the Environmental Protection Agency's highest award for "Smart Growth" in 2002. Home to some of the most influential organizations in the world - including the Pentagon - Arlington stands out as one of America's preeminent places to live, visit and do business.