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Football On the Brain?
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Football On the Brain?

We’re in a Superbowl Mood… But there’s more to these books and films than just the big game:   How Football Explains America by Sal Paolantonio The author relates the evolution of the sport to the evolution of the country: just as America declared its independence from England, so American footballers redesigned the game and […]

What Volunteers Do: Give American Girl Dolls a Bath
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What Volunteers Do: Give American Girl Dolls a Bath

Bath and Laundry Day One of the mother-daughter teams who help take care of our American Girl Doll collection recently blogged about their latest adventure. Volunteer Ranya Mike writes, When we picked up our first group of dolls, we were handed a bag. It contained our supplies: a box of baking soda, a dry-cleaning kit, […]

Estate Planning: a Hot Topic!
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Estate Planning: a Hot Topic!

An Intro for 20 & 30-Somethings and Parents of Young Children Thanks so much to Arlington Law Group attorney Ryan Brown for last night’s excellent and informative presentation on estate planning! We’ll post the video as soon as it is available.  

What's the Deal with 2014 Federal Tax Forms?
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What’s the Deal with 2014 Federal Tax Forms?

Find Forms and Help Because of cuts to IRS appropriations in the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill recently passed by Congress, there will be even fewer pre-printed tax forms available nationwide than in previous years. As a result, the Library will have no blank forms for the public to pick up. Where Can You Get 2014 […]

Shirlington Seeks Teen Volunteer
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Shirlington Seeks Teen Volunteer

One Saturday Per Month, for 2.5 Hours We’re looking for a volunteer (ages 13-17) to assist with monthly Family Movies at the Shirlington Branch Library. Responsibilities Move chairs and tables to set up movie room. Make and serve popcorn. Operate dvd player and projector. Dates and Times One Saturday a month, from 2:30 – 5:00 […]

Levine Music Delights Aurora Hills Families
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Levine Music Delights Aurora Hills Families

On Saturday, Jan. 24, Ms. Park from Levine Music visited the Aurora Hills Branch Library to teach new songs to a group of 100 children and parents, including “Hello Everybody,” “Five Little Snowmen,” and “Good Morning.” They also shared fun activities with rainbow drums, scarves and shakers.   Thank you Ms. Park, for such a […]

Celebrate Love at the Library
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Celebrate Love at the Library

Whether you love romance or just being awesome, we’ve got a Valentine’s Day program for you:   For Kids Make a Valentine – Wednesday, Feb. 11, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Aurora Hills Branch Library - Get in on the Valentine’s Day crafting fun after school with Ms. Kim.   For Tweens and Teens Valentines […]

Dream It, Think It, Read It, Make It!
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Dream It, Think It, Read It, Make It!

Tools to Explore, Tinker, Build, Imagine, Fail and Try Again Our monthly Maker Mondays are just for Tweens (grade 4-6 age kids), but anyone can use these books and websites to get their creative juices flowing. Websites for Making PBS Kids Design Squad Nation Thingiverse Girls Inventing Technology Instructables   Books for Making How Cool is […]

Somebody Likes Us!
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Somebody Likes Us!

And dropped a bag full of buttons through the book drop at the Shirlington Branch Library :   Thank you, whoever you are!  

Top 10 Professions of Romance Novel Heroes
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Top 10 Professions of Romance Novel Heroes

Ingredients for the Perfect Leading Man He has it all – looks, brains, bravery, wealth, the ability to flex and smolder at the same time… What he does not have, however, is much choice in the realm of acceptable professions – have you ever heard of a romance novel hero working as a plumber? (Actually […]