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Voting Rights: Collection Spotlight for Kids
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Voting Rights: Collection Spotlight for Kids

Voting is a powerful act, but it’s easy to take for granted. Reading these books about the women and men who worked to secure the right for all Americans to take part in our governance is a great way to remember how valuable that right is.

Trail Tales: A Rock is Lively
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Trail Tales: A Rock is Lively

Installed April – May 2016 at Long Branch Nature Center.

Cast Your Vote in Picture Book Madness!
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Cast Your Vote in Picture Book Madness!

It’s almost time for the Library’s version of March Madness NCAA tournament! It’s just like college basketball, but with picture books. And you help pick the winner!

Celebrate Black History: Share the Story of Nauck/Green Valley
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Celebrate Black History: Share the Story of Nauck/Green Valley

Explore Arlington’s Nauck in person. And if you can, help share the rich heritage digitally. The community—bordered by Army-Navy County Club, Four Mile Run, South Walter Reed Drive and South 16th Road—features African American roots that predate the Civil War. Records from the 184os show that free blacks like Levi and Sarah Ann Jones bought […]

The World Is Ending (Maybe)... You May As Well Laugh!
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The World Is Ending (Maybe)… You May As Well Laugh!

Winter Storms Making You Nervous? It could be a lot worse… Or a lot funnier, and with more pubs:   Shaun of the Dead DVD [2004] When flesh eating zombies go on the hunt for a bite to eat, Shaun and his pals head to their favorite pub – and try to save their friends […]

Alan Rickman in Film and Songs
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Alan Rickman in Film and Songs

Feb. 21, 1946 – Jan. 14, 2016 Throughout his career, actor Alan Rickman was famous for the iconic roles of Hans Gruber and Severus Snape, along with characters in many lesser known films and theater productions. His voice and his talents will be greatly missed, but you can continue to experience his talent and career through […]

Elvis is Still the King
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Elvis is Still the King

“I See A Little Bit of Elvis in Each and Every One of You” In honor of Elvis Presley’s birthday, check out these books and DVDs to learn more about the man called “the King of Rock and Roll”: Quote from Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper’s 1987 song, “Elvis is Everywhere.”   Elvis Complete: King […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. for Kids
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Martin Luther King, Jr. for Kids

Who was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Why Do We Celebrate Him? Talking to young children about the life and legacy of Dr. King is important, but can also be challenging. These books, films and websites can help. And don’t miss Arlington’s official tribute program on Jan. 17.   Websites Life in Pictures - Photos of Martin […]

We've Got Vacation Reading Suggestions!
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We’ve Got Vacation Reading Suggestions!

Looking for a Light Read for Your Winter Break? Try one or two, or all, of these fun books:   The Dirty Girls Social Club by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez In the years after graduating from Boston University, six Latina friends from widely varied backgrounds meet every six months to dine, share the stories of their everyday […]

Great Gifts: Chapter Books 2015
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Great Gifts: Chapter Books 2015

Our Youth Services Librarians have great gift suggestions for Elementary readers: Many of these are first in a series.   Anne at Westover Recommends: Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky This collection of six interconnected stories follows the adventures of three curious toys, Lumphy the toughy little buffalo, knowledgeable StingRay, […]