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As The Chill Sweeps In...
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As The Chill Sweeps In…

We’re curling up with some great reads!   Justin (in Administration) is reading: Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (the sequel to The Shining)           Michelle (at Westover) is reading: Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward (a memoir about loss and the cost of Racism)           Anne (at […]

Looking for Something Scary?
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Looking for Something Scary?

Readers of all ages can pick up a spooky book from the Shirlington Branch Library’s holiday displays this week!    

Use Market Turbulence to Strategize (not Panic)
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Use Market Turbulence to Strategize (not Panic)

According to investment strategists, recent big shifts in the markets make this a good time to consider changing or rebalancing your proportion of stocks and bonds. These books can help you decide how to best adjust your investments:   The 5 Mistakes Every Investor Makes and How to Avoid Them by Peter Mallouk Named the […]

Waiting for "Not That Kind of Girl"?
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Waiting for “Not That Kind of Girl”?

One of the hottest new books this month is Lena Dunham’s “Not That Kind of Girl.” While you’re waiting to read it – or if you just finished and loved it – try these other books by brilliant and funny women making their own way as they navigate work, relationships, glass ceilings and personal identity: […]

The Leaves Are Still Changing...
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The Leaves Are Still Changing…

And we’re still reading!   Karen is reading: The Case of the Stolen Sixpence by Holly Webb (the tale of a young detective in London)         Liz is eReading: American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare by Karen Abbott (The biography about one of America’s legends during the Roaring Twenties)       […]

Waiting for "The Paying Guests"?
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Waiting for “The Paying Guests”?

Everybody’s excited to read Sarah Waters’ latest novel. While you’re waiting to read it – or if you just finished and loved it – try one of these older books, which also involve issues of social class and European culture in conflict:   Life Mask by Emma Donoghue A fictionalized account of the true 16-year […]

Waiting for "The Secret Place"?
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Waiting for “The Secret Place”?

If you’re waiting to get your hands on Tana French’s latest novel, give one of these other literary, psychological thrillers a try:   Case Histories by Kate Atkinson Jackson Brodie, a private investigator and former police detective, is quietly contemplating life as a divorced father when he is flung into the midst of three resurrected […]

Code Name Bond: Writers Who Used to be Spies
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Code Name Bond: Writers Who Used to be Spies

Good Spies Always Have a Good Cover Story. Lucky for us, the cover story for a lot of spies has been “writer,” leading to some excellent literature.   In anticipation of the Second Annual Lit Up Ball, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite true life spy stories featuring famous authors:   […]

The Leaves Are Changing...
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The Leaves Are Changing…

While we read at Cherrydale Branch Library!   Karen is reading: Dash by Kirby Larson (which is story of young girl’s bond with her dog and how they are separated when she must go to an internment camp)           Kathy is reading: Packing for Mars by Mary Roach (which is a […]

Learn Science, Through Fiction
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Learn Science, Through Fiction

Where Storytelling and Technology Intersect Explore science without going back to school, while reading a great adventure:   Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson As close to walking on Mars as most to us will ever get: In 2026, humans finally conquer the Martian landscape. For some, Mars is a passion driving them to daring […]