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Trail Tales: Have You Heard the Nesting Bird?
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Trail Tales: Have You Heard the Nesting Bird?

Installed April – June 2015   Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? by Rita Gray, illustrated by Kenard Pak As a boy and a girl walk in fields near their house, they see many birds and hear their distinctive calls. But a quiet bird captures the children’s attention. Sitting in her nest in a tree, […]

New Voices in Detective Fiction
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New Voices in Detective Fiction

Love a Good Thriller? Try one of these novels by some of the best new authors of modern mystery fiction:   Cemetery Road by Gar Anthony Haywood When his old friend R.J. Burrow is brutally murdered in Los Angeles, Errol “Handy” White must return from exile to attend the funeral, certain that a terrible secret […]

Bird Watching in Virginia
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Bird Watching in Virginia

Who is Singing that Beautiful Song? April – May is Warbler migration season in Northern Virginia, but there are great opportunities for year round bird watching in our area. Learn more about local birds and bird watching with these books and films:   Finding Birds in the National Capital Area by Claudia Wilds Wilds provides […]

No Time (or Money) for a European Vacation?
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No Time (or Money) for a European Vacation?

Try a Little Armchair Travel! Summer vacation is still months away, but it’s hard not to daydream about escaping to someplace beautiful or exciting. So take the edge off your European travel fantasies with these fun books and films:   2 days in Paris DVD [2008] A hypochondriac New Yorker on vacation in Europe with […]

Ride and Read: "Devil in the White City"
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Ride and Read: “Devil in the White City”

Summer 2015 Join the Commuter Book Club in reading (or listening to) “Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson. It’s the kind of book that makes the metro stops fly by, but doesn’t take you six weeks to finish! Meetup and Chat: Thursday,  August 20, 6:45 p.m., at Le Pain Quotidien in Clarendon. Note new time. Think you’ll […]

OverDrive Features for Dyslexic and Visually Impaired Readers
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OverDrive Features for Dyslexic and Visually Impaired Readers

Do You Find Reading Traditional Books a Challenge? These features in the OverDrive app are specifically designed to make reading easier on the eyes – and your brain. Please note: The following screenshots are of the iPhone OverDrive app; settings for other devices may vary.     Dyslexic Font (regular type or bold) Standard fonts […]

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 […]