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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 […]

6 Books to Read with Your Family Before Heading to the Movies in 2014
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6 Books to Read with Your Family Before Heading to the Movies in 2014

Check out these kids books before heading to the movies this year, and you’ll double the family fun! Release dates based on best information available at the time of posting.    Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return Dorothy’s adventures don’t end after she returns to Kansas in this animated film based on the book “Dorothy of […]

Learn More About Down Syndrome
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Learn More About Down Syndrome

This year’s theme for World Down Syndrome Day is the right to happiness and well-being for people with Down syndrome. Help create a culture of increased diversity and integration in society, school and work by learning more about what Down Syndrome is, and what everyday life is like for those who live with it:   […]

Your Financial Toolbox: Get Out of Debt
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Your Financial Toolbox: Get Out of Debt

Don’t Let Debt Bring You Down! Use these books to help you get out – and stay out – out of debt:   The Wall Street Journal Guide to Starting Fresh by Karen Blumnethal How to Leave Financial Hardships Behind and Take Control of Your Financial Life: a step-by-step guide to help you take control of […]

Discover Greatness: Women of Science
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Discover Greatness: Women of Science

Stories of Scientific Discovering to Inspire your Elementary Schooler You’ll also find great websites for learning about women in science on Women’s History Month for Kids.   Dive! My adventures in the Deep Frontier by Sylvia A. Earle The author relates some of her adventures studying and exploring the world’s oceans, including tracking whales, living […]