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Magical Adventure Stories
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Magical Adventure Stories

Book Bubble Season 2 (Episode 6) Stories by Long Branch Students   This episode includes three stories written by Long Branch Elementary School students in the Creative Book Project: Little Mouse’s Quest by Aiden Endo Read more stories of brave mice and evil rats in the “Redwall” series, written by Brian Jacques.     The Fairy’s Secret by […]

Leaving Home, and Finding Home
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Leaving Home, and Finding Home

Book Bubble Season 2 (Episode 7) Stories by Long Branch Students   This episode includes three stories written by Long Branch Elementary School students in the Creative Book Project: Gary the Pea by Morgan Schlimme Read another fun version of the Princess and the Pea in “Nobody Asked the Pea” by John Warren Stewig, illustrated by Cornelius Van […]

Making Unexpected Friends, Finding Unexpected Heroes
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Making Unexpected Friends, Finding Unexpected Heroes

Book Bubble Season 2 (Episode 8) Stories by Long Branch Students   This episode includes three stories written by Long Branch Elementary School students in the Creative Book Project: Viggy by Patsy Zetkulic Read more stories of dogs and the people who love them in “Because of Shoe, and Other Dog Stories,” edited by Ann M. Martin.   […]

A Special Storytime with Mocha
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A Special Storytime with Mocha

Everything’s Better with a Bunny Librarian Desiree invited Mocha, a lovely rabbit who belongs to the Career Center, to visit the Columbia Pike Branch Library’s last winter Baby Steps storytime. Every one (including the bunny) had a lovely time:   Spring storytimes will return April 6, 2015.  

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

Days of Remembrance In partnership with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Shirlington Branch Library will host Holocaust survivor George Pick 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. Mr. Pick and his […]

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.”