As librarians, we often receive emails from friends and family members, looking for specific book suggestions… This email arrived over the holidays: My dad’s been reading to a class of 3rd graders, and the assignment (instead of being a month) may last until the end of next academic year. I’d given him Neil Gaiman’s “Fortunately, the […]
Voting is a powerful act, but it’s easy to take for granted. Reading these books about the women and men who worked to secure the right for all Americans to take part in our governance is a great way to remember how valuable that right is.
It’s almost time for the Library’s version of March Madness NCAA tournament! It’s just like college basketball, but with picture books. And you help pick the winner!
Explore Arlington’s Nauck in person. And if you can, help share the rich heritage digitally. The community—bordered by Army-Navy County Club, Four Mile Run, South Walter Reed Drive and South 16th Road—features African American roots that predate the Civil War. Records from the 184os show that free blacks like Levi and Sarah Ann Jones bought […]
Winter Storms Making You Nervous? It could be a lot worse… Or a lot funnier, and with more pubs: Shaun of the Dead DVD  When flesh eating zombies go on the hunt for a bite to eat, Shaun and his pals head to their favorite pub – and try to save their friends […]
Feb. 21, 1946 – Jan. 14, 2016 Throughout his career, actor Alan Rickman was famous for the iconic roles of Hans Gruber and Severus Snape, along with characters in many lesser known films and theater productions. His voice and his talents will be greatly missed, but you can continue to experience his talent and career through […]
“I See A Little Bit of Elvis in Each and Every One of You” In honor of Elvis Presley’s birthday, check out these books and DVDs to learn more about the man called “the King of Rock and Roll”: Quote from Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper’s 1987 song, “Elvis is Everywhere.” Elvis Complete: King […]
Who was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Why Do We Celebrate Him? Talking to young children about the life and legacy of Dr. King is important, but can also be challenging. These books, films and websites can help. And don’t miss Arlington’s official tribute program on Jan. 17. Websites Life in Pictures - Photos of Martin […]
Looking for a Light Read for Your Winter Break? Try one or two, or all, of these fun books: The Dirty Girls Social Club by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez In the years after graduating from Boston University, six Latina friends from widely varied backgrounds meet every six months to dine, share the stories of their everyday […]