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  • Brush Up Your Shakespeare

    Start quoting him now… Or at least take his 450th birthday as a chance to learn more about his life, his work, and some of the many people he inspired – in good, bad and bloody ways:

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    Photos from Seventh Annual Tour des Bibliothèques

    Photos from Seventh Annual Tour des Bibliothèques

    An Excellent Day for a Beautiful Ride   On Saturday, April 19, Arlington Public Library’s 7th annual Tour de Bibliotheques toured Arlington in perfect biking weather — cool and sunny.  Eighteen riders gathered at Central Library mid-morning: The group stayed together some of the ride, and at other times split into a fast group and […]

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    Introduce Kids to Shakespeare with Five Great Books (and One CD)

    Introduce Kids to Shakespeare with Five Great Books (and One CD)

    Happy 450th Birthday, William Shakespeare! Playwright William Shakespeare is believed to have been born on April 23, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon.   Stories From Shakespeare by Geraldine McCaughrean A clear retellings of ten of Shakespeare’s most famous plays with accompanying illustrations.       The Best of Shakespeare by E. Nesbit, introduction by Iona Opie Simplified […]

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    New Flames: The End of Night

    New Flames: The End of Night

    “For anyone who looks up at the night sky and aches for more.” New / Old Flames are our favorite books  - the ones we really think you should read too.   The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light  by Paul Bogard Reviewed by Katie “The End of Night“ is […]

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    Family Programs to Celebrate Earth

    Family Programs to Celebrate Earth

    Your Garden and Your Table Don’t miss these two fun programs at the Westover Branch Library in April:   Make Your Yard Their Home: Migration and Bird Feeders Wednesday, April 23, 4:30-5:30 p.m. - Learn what draws various birds to your yard, how different feeders attract different birds, and then make a wooden feeder to take […]

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    New Volunteer Opportunities for Teens

    New Volunteer Opportunities for Teens

    Apply Now for Summer 2014 Openings Looking for something interesting to do this summer? Become a Library volunteer and you could help run Summer Reading, prep for storytime, fill hold requests, or capture video of cool programs! Fill out an online application Application Deadline: Thursday, May 15, 2014   Current Openings Special Projects: July – […]

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    Hit the Road: Library Bike Tour is April 19

    Hit the Road: Library Bike Tour is April 19

    The tour will start at Central Library. For safety purposes, registration is required and the tour group will be limited to 25 riders.  Read more.