Ahoy matey! Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day by studying proper high seas grammar with Mango Languages, an online program available with your library card.* In between sessions on pirate vocabulary, these books and movies will help get you in the spirit: The Rogue Pirate’s Bride by Shanna Galen After escaping France on […]
The Shirlington Branch Library is expanding our program offerings for adults in their 20s and 30s with the addition of Books on Tap at Samuel Beckett’s Irish Gastropub. 6 readers met for the first time on Monday, Sept. 15 to talk about “City of Thieves” by David Benioff, a fictional account about an unlikely friendship […]
This Soviet recruiter must not have been very good at his job… One of his targets had suspicions about his motives from their very first meeting and enlisted the FBI to set a successful and elaborate plan to trap him. Hint: Julius Caesar often gets credited with inventing this kind of code. The key to […]
To donate your gently used tools to the Garden Tool Lending Program, please email Margaret Brown at email@example.com. The Library is Currently Seeking: Aerator Bow Saw Broad Fork Bulb Planter Cultivator Digging Bar, various Fence Post Driver Garden Trowel Grass Hook (sickle) Hedge Shear, manual Hoe, planter’s Hose attachments Ladder Lawn Mower, regular and mulching […]
The Library launches its first-ever Garden Tool Lending Program on Friday, Sept. 26 and you’re invited to the organic ribbon-cutting. Join the volunteer team dedicated to organizing and running this new service! We’re looking for people to fill these roles: Tool Library Coordinator(s) Description: Participate in the planning and implementation of the Tool Library. Oversee staffing and […]
Are There Fairies in Your Garden? Young readers at the Glencarlyn Branch Library love the Rainbow Fairies Series so much that we can hardly keep the books on our shelves… Luckily, we have many of the over 50 titles in downloadable eBook as well as print!
Do You Love Storytime? These kids at the Shirlington Branch Library do: Along with other books and songs, librarian Megan read “Jamberry” to a crowd of 60 parents and kids at Shirlington’s Over Twos Storytime today. Jamberry by Bruce Degen A little boy walking in the forest meets a big lovable bear that takes […]
Tales of Time Travel, Time-Defying Romance, and Scotland If you can’t stand waiting for the next episode of “Outlander” or the next novel by Diana Gabaldon, try these books and films: The Scottish Nation: a History, 1700-2000 by T.M. Devine Charts Scots’ ambivalent relationship to Britain, from 1700 through the Victorian era, when Scottish […]