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Kids Books for Earth Day
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Kids Books for Earth Day

Looking for Earth-Friendly Activities for Kids? Take a hike, plant something in your garden, or visit Long Branch or Gulf Branch Nature Center! Then leaf through our very green collection, and uncover a few more seedlings: Picture Books These seas count! by Alison Formento In this counting book, a class learns about the importance of having clean, healthy oceans and […]

Read and Watch Green in 2014
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Read and Watch Green in 2014

Plant Some Seeds, then Watch Them Grow We try to make every day Earth Day (and we love an opportunity to make fertilizer-quality puns)…   The Library’s gardens are coming up, and you reap the rewards: Master Gardener Advice - Thursdays from April – Nov.   6:45 – 8:45 p.m., Central Library Make Your Yard Their Home: Migration […]

Q: How Can You Use the Washington Business Journal Book of Lists?
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Q: How Can You Use the Washington Business Journal Book of Lists?

A: To Answer Your Business Research, Job Search or Sales Lead Questions The Washington Business Journal’s annual Book of Lists uses reliable sources  in real estate, banking and finance, tech and media, and much more to survey, compile and rank metro-DC area companies.  Metrics used to create the top rankings include revenue, profits, salaries, number […]

Introduce Kids to Shakespeare with Five Great Books (and One CD)
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Introduce Kids to Shakespeare with Five Great Books (and One CD)

Happy 450th Birthday, William Shakespeare! Playwright William Shakespeare is believed to have been born on April 23, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon.   Stories From Shakespeare by Geraldine McCaughrean A clear retellings of ten of Shakespeare’s most famous plays with accompanying illustrations.       The Best of Shakespeare by E. Nesbit, introduction by Iona Opie Simplified […]

Brush Up Your Shakespeare
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Brush Up Your Shakespeare

Start Quoting Him Now… Or at least take his 450th birthday as a chance to learn more about his life, his work, and some of the many people he inspired – in good, bad and bloody ways: And check out our Childrens Librarians’ post on Five Great Books for Introducing Kids to Shakespeare, too.   […]

New Flames: The End of Night
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New Flames: The End of Night

“For anyone who looks up at the night sky and aches for more.” New / Old Flames are our favorite books  - the ones we really think you should read too.   The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light  by Paul Bogard Reviewed by Katie “The End of Night“ is […]

What Are We Reading Over Spring Break?
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What Are We Reading Over Spring Break?

Ever wonder what your favorite staff members are reading? Here’s what we’re curling up with…   Karen is reading… Qaddafi’s Point Guard by Alex Owumi, with Daniel Paisner           Jennie is reading… The Taming of the Tights by Louise Rennison           Liz is listening to… Island Girls […]

Great Kids Audiobooks for Spring Travel
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Great Kids Audiobooks for Spring Travel

Great Stories are Perfect for Long Trips The miles will fly by with books the whole family will enjoy!   The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramotswe’s Very First Case by Alexander McCall-Smith, read byAdjoa Andoh. Grades 2-4. The author of the internationally popular adult series, the “No. 1 One Ladies’ Detective Agency,” McCall-Smith introduces the heroine […]

Our Readers Share Their Favorite Short Stories
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Our Readers Share Their Favorite Short Stories

Faulkner, Jackson, Poe and Moore… In honor of Arlington Reads 2014, we asked Arlington readers to tell us their all-time favorite short stories. Should we be worried that so many are horror?   “The Dead” from The Dubliners by James Joyce An annual family party results in a man’s dawning self-awareness of his insecurities and failings, […]

What Are We Reading With The April Blossoms?
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What Are We Reading With The April Blossoms?

Ever wonder what your favorite staff members are reading? Here’s what we’re curling up with…   Karen is reading… The Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinkin           Jennie is reading… Town of Evening Calm by Fumiyo Kouno           Liz is eReading… Catherine the Great Robert K. Massie […]