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Eyes on Baltimore
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Eyes on Baltimore

The Charm City in Books and Film Current events have drawn the nation’s attention to the city just north of us – a place where some of us go all the time, and which some of us know very little about. Check out these books and DVDs to learn more about Baltimore’s history, culture and […]

IndieFlix Spotlight: Robots for Kids and Teens
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IndieFlix Spotlight: Robots for Kids and Teens

Get the Imagination Whirring with Short Films Staring Robots 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.   Dubstep Dispute [2012] 2 mins, Family, U.S.A. Join this lovable crew of droids as they solve their differences the only […]

Scary Robots are Delightfully Scary
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Scary Robots are Delightfully Scary

We Love Artificial Intelligence… Even before Asimov’s “I Robot,” humans have been fascinated by the idea of artificial intelligence. And recent films like “Her,” “Chappie” and “Ex Machina” prove that we’re still fascinated by our love and fear of robots and drones. So check out more of our favorite books and films that explore the idea […]

Smart About Money: Now and Forever
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Smart About Money: Now and Forever

Your Family, Your Estate, Your Planning Tools Money Smart Week is April 18 – 25 this year, but there’s never a bad time to check out these books and get smarter about your own financial picture:   The Basics: General Personal Finance Find over 600 more Personal Finance books and eBooks in our catalog.   30-Minute Money […]

Waiting for "A Spool of Blue Thread"?
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Waiting for “A Spool of Blue Thread”?

Anne Tyler’s beautifully written tale of the Whitshank family “untangles the threads that bind and sometimes choke all of them.” (Library Journal) Whether you’re still waiting to read “A Spool of Blue Thread,” or already read and loved it, we think you’ll also enjoy these character-driven family stories:   After This by Alice McDermott A […]

Obsessed with Wolf Hall?
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Obsessed with Wolf Hall?

We Just Can’t Get Enough Corruption in the Halls of Power… Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy is the latest historic novel to jump to the small screen, in the form of a new series on PBS.  “Wolf Hall” fictionalizes the life of Thomas Cromwell, crafty architect of Henry VIII’s annulment from Catherine of Aragon, the execution of Sir […]

13 Picture Books for Spring
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13 Picture Books for Spring

Celebrate Spring with a Good Book! Join us April 10 at 10:30 a.m. for a special April showers storytime at the Shirlington Branch Library, followed by a toddler dance party.   And you can share these stories about rain and spring at any time:   Blue on Blue by Dianne White Rhyming text and illustrations […]

Too Shy to Ask for Book Recommendations?
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Too Shy to Ask for Book Recommendations?

Staff Favorites Highlighted in the Shirlington Stacks! Staff at Shirlington Branch Library have been busy writing reviews of their most loved books, so now you can check out their favorites too! Browse the shelves and find a staff member whose book tastes you share, and you’ll know you’re getting a book you’ll enjoy, without even […]

Top 10 Professions for Romance Heroines
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Top 10 Professions for Romance Heroines

We’re Always Looking for Inspiration In February, we made a fun list of the Top 10 Professions for Romance Novel Heroes. But in trying to do the same for the heroines, we found the most common job options were way less cool… What is up with that?   Luckily, there are at least a few inspirations […]

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 […]