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Winter / Spring 2015 Elementary Programs
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Winter / Spring 2015 Elementary Programs

For Kindergarten – 5th Grade Kids Winter: Jan. 4 – March 21 Spring: April 5 – May 23 In case of bad weather or school closings, the Library’s children’s programs are automatically cancelled. No programs are held on County holidays, Jan. 19 or Feb. 16. Download and Print the Winter / Spring 2015 Elementary Schedule.   Early […]

Winter / Spring 2015 Preschool Storytime Schedule
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Winter / Spring 2015 Preschool Storytime Schedule

Raise a Reader! Winter: Monday, Jan. 4 – Saturday, March 21 Spring: Monday, April 5 – Saturday, May 23 Our age appropriate storytimes are designed to help you to help your child learn reading readiness, or Early Literacy. No registration required - attendance is first-come, first-served until seating capacity is reached. Call 703-228-5946 for more information. Reminder - […]

Vote for Your Favorite Chapter Book of 2014...
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Vote for Your Favorite Chapter Book of 2014…

And you could win a copy of the official Newbery winner! Since the Newbery Medal selection committee doesn’t make their nominations public (they’re very secretive), we came up with our own list.  Check them out and read them yourself, then visit the Central Library Youth Services desk to fill out a voting slip – or cast your vote here, in […]

Holiday Gadgets Got You Tied Up In Knots?
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Holiday Gadgets Got You Tied Up In Knots?

  We Can Help! Book a 30-minute one-one-one tech tutoring appointment, and get yourself  untangled.    Register for the next available appointment.      

8 New Gift Books for Adults
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8 New Gift Books for Adults

Looking for a Great Gift? We know how hard it can be to choose books, especially for picky readers, so this year we’ve made our gift-book suggestions more specific!   For your thoughtful brother who likes to talk philosophy… Being Mortal by Atul Gawande Surgeon and MacArthur fellow Atul Gawande’s new book considers a more […]

Vote for Your Favorite Picture Book of 2014...
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Vote for Your Favorite Picture Book of 2014…

And you could win a copy of the official Caldecott winner! Since the Caldecott Committee doesn’t make their nominations public (they’re very hush-hush), we came up with our own list. Visit the Central Library Youth Services desk to read our nominations, then fill out a voting slip – or cast your vote here, in the comments. We think these books […]

eReader Buying Guide: Winter 2014-15
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eReader Buying Guide: Winter 2014-15

The Choices Can Be Overwhelming… Are you looking for a dedicated eReading device, or a multi-use tablet?  Choosing a device really comes down to how you plan to use it.   Use the latest reviews to decide which device is right for you – or your special someone: CNET Holiday Gift GuideTablets and e-Readers for Bookworms […]

A Kids' World of Language Learning
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A Kids’ World of Language Learning

Is Your Child Interested in Learning a Language? Try these books and premium sites!   Little Pim Aimed at ages 0 – 6,  Little Pim lessons incorporate Julia Pimsleur Levine’s “Entertainment Immersion Method” using sound, pictures, and practice quizzes designed to increase the child’s comprehension and retention of the content.   Muzzy The BBC language program presents functional […]

Check Out Shirlington's Book Club
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Check Out Shirlington’s Book Club

This Winter We’re Reading and Talking About… We meet the first Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. No reservations are needed to join us – the more the merrier! Tuesday, Jan. 6 – “Nothing to Envy” by Barbara Demick Tuesday, Feb. 3 – “Light Between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman Tuesday, March 3 – “The […]

Find Your Pot of Gold at Westover
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Find Your Pot of Gold at Westover

A Note From Branch Manager Shari A brief respite from all of the rain earlier this week provided a few minutes of much-needed sunshine and a double rainbow. Katherine and I were at the desk when several patrons came in urging us and others to get their cameras and run outside. They were greeted by […]