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Holocaust Survivor to Speak at Shirlington
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Holocaust Survivor to Speak at Shirlington

Days of Remembrance In partnership with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Shirlington Branch Library will host a Holocaust survivor on Wednesday, April 22, at 7 p.m.  The Days of Remembrance are an eight day period which runs from the Sunday before Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) through the following Sunday. The Library will announce details […]

Share the Joy of Baseball
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Share the Joy of Baseball

It’s Time for Spring Training! Not to mention little league, and t-ball. So if your kid is crazy about baseball, check out some of these books:   Joy in Mudville by Bob Raczka; illustrations by Glen Dibley K – 3. We all know what happened the day the Mighty Casey struck out. But what happened […]

Storytimes on Break Through April 5
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Storytimes on Break Through April 5

Download and Print the Winter / Spring 2015 Storytime Schedule [pdf].  Our age appropriate storytimes are designed to help you to help your child learn reading readiness, or Early Literacy.

Rain Barrel Art on the Shirlington Plaza
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Rain Barrel Art on the Shirlington Plaza

“Summer in My Garden” by Corinne deJesus Shirlington Branch Library has been lucky enough to be chosen to display one of twelve artistic rain barrels as part of the Northern Virginia Rain Barrel Program. The program brings low-cost rain barrels to residents of Fairfax County, Falls Church, Arlington County, Alexandria, and surrounding areas. The artistic […]

IndieFlix Puts You in Her Cleats, Head Scarf, or Uniform
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IndieFlix Puts You in Her Cleats, Head Scarf, or Uniform

Looking for an Inspiring Story? Explore women’s lives around the world with these independent films. To watch these (or any) IndieFlix titles for free with your library card, create or login to your IndieFlix account now.   Learn more about IndieFlix at the Library.   Football Undercover [2008] 86 mins, Canada An amateur female soccer […]

On Being Black in America: Arlington Reads 2015 Film Series
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On Being Black in America: Arlington Reads 2015 Film Series

The Thursday afternoon Movie Matinee at the Columbia Pike Branch Library highlights “being black in America.”

Much More than Leprechauns and Beer
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Much More than Leprechauns and Beer

What Makes Ireland So Fascinating? Saint Patrick’s Day is a great time to explore the Emerald Isle, from the history and mythology, to the literature and food – plus some fun fiction too:   A Celebration of Ireland by Janice Anderson, photography by David Lyons Ready for a vacation? This guide to Ireland outlines all […]

Do You Know Billie the Elephant?
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Do You Know Billie the Elephant?

Her story inspired a library display!     “The Last Chain on Billie” tells the story of Billie, an elephant who was captured in Asia,  spent most of her life abused in the circus, and ultimately found safe haven in the  Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee.       A patron was so inspired by Billie’s story, […]

Looking for Online Dating Advice?
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Looking for Online Dating Advice?

These Authors have Researched and Tried it All So don’t start surfing without their wisdom and insight:   DATA, A Love Story: How I Gamed Online Dating to Meet My Match by Amy Webb After the end of a relationship, Webb develops a 1,500-point ranking system for her ideal partner, but she can’t seem to […]

Pick Up the Book Before Heading to the Movies
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Pick Up the Book Before Heading to the Movies

Good Books on the Big Screen in 2015 Whether you want to be sure to read the book before seeing the film, or just like to be in the know: Movie release dates are constantly changing – we got our dates from Buzzfeed and IMDb. Your library is open 24/7.   Still Alice by Lisa […]