Celebrating Dr. Suess’s 111th Birthday Over 90 people, young and not so young, turned out to celebrate one of our favorite author’s birthdays on Saturday at the Shirlington Branch Library! We made Cat in the Hat faces, Lorax mustaches, and fish bowls, and we had fun reading hits like “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, […]
New Learn and Play tubs help young children develop new skills. Visitors to the Shirlington Branch Library can now use one of our six fun tubs of toys. Pop-up books, finger puppets, and puzzles are just a few of the great activities available for caregivers to use with their children. Play helps children develop critical […]
March 7, 2015 Check out some of this year’s NoVA Teen Book Fest featured authors – and remember, great YA Lit isn’t just for teens! Get the full 2015 author lineup. Matt de la Peña Author of “The Living” - After an earthquake destroys California and a tsunami wrecks the luxury cruise ship where […]
RIP Leonard Nimoy, 1931 – 2015 Nimoy was best known for playing the pointy-eared Vulcan on the show that created a fictional universe. But his career spanned decades, and ranged from acting and directing, to photography and poetry: I am Spock by Leonard Nimoy Few actors are as inextricably associated with one role as […]
¡A Bailar! At the Columbia Pike Branch Library, we wrap up each Cuentos Para Niños program by dancing and playing maracas. One of our favorite tunes to dance to is Baila! Baila! Baila, from the music CD “¡A Bailar! Let’s dance! Spanish Learning Songs.” The books we read include: Nina Buena, Nina Mala by Juliet Mickelburgh […]
“Every once in a while a book restores my belief that magic could be right around the corner.” New / Old Flames are our favorite books - the ones we really think you should read too. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman Reviewed by Megan There’s a lot that’s great about […]
Writer Bettina Lanyi hangs out with the Library’s ambassadors to the 20- and 30-somethings of Arlington. From Feb. 25, 2015 Washington Post.
Are You Cactus or Grapefruit League? It may not yet feel like spring, but Major League Baseball’s spring training doesn’t wait for warm weather – even in Florida and Arizona. So celebrate one of baseballs’ great traditions by flexing your baseball-fan muscles with these books and films: Pow! A Peanuts Collection Charles M. Schulz […]