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New Flame: "Landline"
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New Flame: “Landline”

“This couple knows each other through and through, which is an entirely different kind of  romantic.” Library readers share their favorite books  - the ones they spend 10 minutes enthusing over, until you agree to read them too. This New Flame is especially exciting because its author will be at Central Library on Monday, Sept. 22.   Landline […]

What to Read While You're Waiting for "All the Light We Cannot See"
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What to Read While You’re Waiting for “All the Light We Cannot See”

Stories of everyday lives affected by World War II   Suite Française by Irene Nemirovksy The epic novel of life under Nazi occupation, discovered 62 years after the author’s tragic death at Auschwitz.       English Patient by Michael Ondaatje Four damaged lives intersect in an Italian villa at the end of World War […]

Talk Like a Pirate! Or at Least Read about Pirates...
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Talk Like a Pirate! Or at Least Read about Pirates…

Ahoy matey! Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day by studying proper high seas grammar with Mango Languages, an online program available with your library card.* In between sessions on pirate vocabulary, these books and movies will help get you in the spirit:   The Rogue Pirate’s Bride by Shanna Galen After escaping France on […]

Ann Patchett: Be Inspired Twice in October
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Ann Patchett: Be Inspired Twice in October

Two Special Programs for Fans of the Wonderful Ann Patchett   The Living Library Sunday, Oct. 5, 1 p.m., Central Library Auditorium Have you been introduced to new ideas and new perspectives by Ann Patchett’s books? Have you been so inspired by one of her stories that you wanted to learn more? “The Living Library” is […]

Rainbow Fairies Fly Off the Shelves
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Rainbow Fairies Fly Off the Shelves

Are There Fairies in Your Garden? Young readers at the Glencarlyn Branch Library love the Rainbow Fairies Series so much that we can hardly keep the books on our shelves… Luckily, we have many of the over 50 titles in downloadable eBook as well as print!    

"Jamberry" Tastes Great for Storytime
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“Jamberry” Tastes Great for Storytime

Do You Love Storytime? These kids at the Shirlington Branch Library do: Along with other books and songs, librarian Megan read “Jamberry” to a crowd of 60 parents and kids at Shirlington’s Over Twos Storytime today.   Jamberry by Bruce Degen A little boy walking in the forest meets a big lovable bear that takes […]

Can't Get Enough "Outlander"?
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Can’t Get Enough “Outlander”?

Tales of Time Travel, Time-Defying Romance, and Scotland If you can’t stand waiting for the next episode of “Outlander” or the next novel by Diana Gabaldon, try these books and films:   The Scottish Nation: a History, 1700-2000 by T.M. Devine Charts Scots’ ambivalent relationship to Britain, from 1700 through the Victorian era, when Scottish […]

How Children Saw Sept. 11
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How Children Saw Sept. 11

Thirteen years ago, young people from across the United States shared their gratitude, fear, patriotism and sorrow with the police and firefighters of Arlington, Va. Their unsolicited drawings and letters–preserved in the collections of Arlington Public Library’s Center for Local History–now show inevitable signs of age. Some of the young artists and writers no doubt have […]

What is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis?
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What is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis?

All about ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease Learn more about the disease that created the Ice Bucket Challenge, the way it affects the body, and the people who live with it.   Tales from the Bed by Jenifer Estess as told to Valerie Estess Estess, a NY theater producer, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis […]

The Kids Are Back In School...
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The Kids Are Back In School…

At Cherrydale we’re getting back to education with some great reads!   Joe is reading: The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined by Steven Pinker (which challenges the notion that we live in the most violent time)       Kathy is reading: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr […]