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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 […]

IndieFlix Puts You in Her Cleats, Head Scarf, or Uniform
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IndieFlix Puts You in Her Cleats, Head Scarf, or Uniform

Looking for an Inspiring Story? Explore women’s lives around the world with these independent films. 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.   Football Undercover [2008] 86 mins, Canada An amateur female soccer […]

On Being Black in America: Arlington Reads 2015 Film Series
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On Being Black in America: Arlington Reads 2015 Film Series

The Thursday afternoon Movie Matinee at the Columbia Pike Branch Library highlights “being black in America.”

Much More than Leprechauns and Beer
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Much More than Leprechauns and Beer

What Makes Ireland So Fascinating? Saint Patrick’s Day is a great time to explore the Emerald Isle, from the history and mythology, to the literature and food – plus some fun fiction too:   A Celebration of Ireland by Janice Anderson, photography by David Lyons Ready for a vacation? This guide to Ireland outlines all […]

Do You Know Billie the Elephant?
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Do You Know Billie the Elephant?

Her story inspired a library display!     “The Last Chain on Billie” tells the story of Billie, an elephant who was captured in Asia,  spent most of her life abused in the circus, and ultimately found safe haven in the  Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee.       A patron was so inspired by Billie’s story, […]

Looking for Online Dating Advice?
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Looking for Online Dating Advice?

These Authors have Researched and Tried it All So don’t start surfing without their wisdom and insight:   DATA, A Love Story: How I Gamed Online Dating to Meet My Match by Amy Webb After the end of a relationship, Webb develops a 1,500-point ranking system for her ideal partner, but she can’t seem to […]

Pick Up the Book Before Heading to the Movies
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Pick Up the Book Before Heading to the Movies

Good Books on the Big Screen in 2015 Whether you want to be sure to read the book before seeing the film, or just like to be in the know: Movie release dates are constantly changing – we got our dates from Buzzfeed and IMDb. Your library is open 24/7.   Still Alice by Lisa […]

Waiting for " The Girl on the Train"?
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Waiting for ” The Girl on the Train”?

Paula Hawkins’ thriller – about an unhappy voyeur who become involved in the lives of the people she watches everyday – has been one of the hottest novels this winter. Whether you’re eagerly waiting to read “The Girl on the Train,” or already read and loved it, we think you’ll also enjoy these twisty psychological thrillers:   […]

Old Flame: "American Gods"
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Old Flame: “American Gods”

This Fairytale is Not for Kids New / Old Flames are our favorite books  - the ones we really think you’ll love too.   American Gods by Neil Gaiman Reviewed by Karen As a youth services librarian, I have long been a fan of Neil Gaiman’s children’s books, but never read his novels for adults.  As many […]

Get Book Smart: Great Graphic Novels for Your Kid
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Get Book Smart: Great Graphic Novels for Your Kid

…and why it’s fine if your kid wants to read them all the time. The Get Book Smart conversation series is a chance for parents and caregivers to connect with the Library’s experts and get help choosing books for children. This month we discuss Graphic Novels and Comic Books. We answer parents’ concerns, clear up misconceptions, […]