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The Best of Mike Nichols
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The Best of Mike Nichols

Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky, Nov. 6, 1931 - Nov. 19, 2014 Mike Nichols’s career in theater and film spanned over 5 decades, and he directed  many excellent film adaptations of books and plays (he also made some great original films). Delve into his work with these – and more:   Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? DVD [1966] A […]

Waiting for "We Are Not Ourselves"?
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Waiting for “We Are Not Ourselves”?

Matthew Thomas’ novel charts the story of the American Century, with the promise of domestic bliss and economic prosperity that captured hearts and minds after WWII. Whether you’re waiting to read “We Are Not Ourselves,” or already read it and loved it, here are five more epic family sagas exploring the American Dream:   Within […]

Geography Awareness Week: 5 Books (and 2 Websites) for Kids
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Geography Awareness Week: 5 Books (and 2 Websites) for Kids

Celebrate Geography Awareness Week, November 16 – 22! Kids and adults can explore geography all over the world with National Geographic Virtual Library (free with your Library card), or discover the geography of food as part of the National Geographic Society’s focus this year.   We also recommend these great geography books for your young […]

5 Native American Picture Books for Kids
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5 Native American Picture Books for Kids

 Introduce your little one to Native American legends and heroes:   Iktomi Loses His Eyes: a Plains Indians Story by Paul Goble Iktomi the trikster finds himself in a predicament after losing his eyes when he misuses a magical trick.         Red Bird Sings: the story of Zitkala-̈Sa, Native American Author, Musician, […]

5 Native American Books for Teens
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5 Native American Books for Teens

Stories of Native American teens, finding their place in the larger world.   If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth Seventh-grader Lewis “Shoe” Blake from the Tuscarora Reservation has a new friend, George Haddonfield from the local Air Force base, but in 1975 upstate New York there is a lot of tension […]

Learn More About the First Americans
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Learn More About the First Americans

November is Native American Heritage Month Did you know that there are at least 562 federally recognized tribal nations in the U.S.? “In 1990 President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November 1990 “National American Indian Heritage Month.” – NativeAmericanHeritageMonth.gov You can learn more about the lives and history of Native Americans […]

Cherrydale Is Ready For Some Turkey
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Cherrydale Is Ready For Some Turkey

So Come Gobble Up Some Great Books! We’ve got all the books you need to celebrate, cook and enjoy.      

Waiting for "Gray Mountain"?
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Waiting for “Gray Mountain”?

John Grisham’s new legal thriller, about an attorney who stumbles across deadly coal industry secrets, is super-hot this month. So whether you’re waiting to read “Gray Mountain,” or just finished and loved it, we suggest these other legal and coal mining tales:   Guilt by Association by Marcia Clark Hidden secrets legal thriller: A Deputy DA […]

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!