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Postcard Display Celebrates America's Libraries
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Postcard Display Celebrates America’s Libraries

Souvenirs from the Early 20th Century On exhibit at Central Library, April 2015. Don’t miss this month’s historic postcard display at Central in honor of National Library Week. It includes images of dozens of beautiful library buildings, many of them Carnegie Libraries, which were built between 1890 and 1920.   The postcards are part of […]

Magical Adventure Stories
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Magical Adventure Stories

Book Bubble Season 2 (Episode 6) Stories by Long Branch Students   This episode includes three stories written by Long Branch Elementary School students in the Creative Book Project: Little Mouse’s Quest by Aiden Endo Read more stories of brave mice and evil rats in the “Redwall” series, written by Brian Jacques.     The Fairy’s Secret by […]

Leaving Home, and Finding Home
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Leaving Home, and Finding Home

Book Bubble Season 2 (Episode 7) Stories by Long Branch Students   This episode includes three stories written by Long Branch Elementary School students in the Creative Book Project: Gary the Pea by Morgan Schlimme Read another fun version of the Princess and the Pea in “Nobody Asked the Pea” by John Warren Stewig, illustrated by Cornelius Van […]

Making Unexpected Friends, Finding Unexpected Heroes
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Making Unexpected Friends, Finding Unexpected Heroes

Book Bubble Season 2 (Episode 8) Stories by Long Branch Students   This episode includes three stories written by Long Branch Elementary School students in the Creative Book Project: Viggy by Patsy Zetkulic Read more stories of dogs and the people who love them in “Because of Shoe, and Other Dog Stories,” edited by Ann M. Martin.   […]

Happy Valentine's Day from Ivy
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Happy Valentine’s Day from Ivy

Letters from Our Friends!   When our American Girl dolls go home with our young patrons, they often come back with letters and pictures telling us about their amazing adventures. Read more of their journal entries on Flickr.   Learn more about the American Girl Lending Program.  

Librarian Parents: They're Just Like Us!
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Librarian Parents: They’re Just Like Us!

They Underestimate the Chaos of Parenting… Rachel, a Youth Services librarian and mother to now 10 month old Louis, shares the experience of learning to practice what she preaches.   These are all pieces of advice that I’ve frequently given to the parents of new babies: “Sign your preschooler up for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!” […]

eReader Buying Guide: Winter 2014-15
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eReader Buying Guide: Winter 2014-15

The Choices Can Be Overwhelming… Are you looking for a dedicated eReading device, or a multi-use tablet?  Choosing a device really comes down to how you plan to use it.   Use the latest reviews to decide which device is right for you – or your special someone: CNET Holiday Gift GuideTablets and e-Readers for Bookworms […]

Find Your Pot of Gold at Westover
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Find Your Pot of Gold at Westover

A Note From Branch Manager Shari A brief respite from all of the rain earlier this week provided a few minutes of much-needed sunshine and a double rainbow. Katherine and I were at the desk when several patrons came in urging us and others to get their cameras and run outside. They were greeted by […]

Car-Free Options, Endless Destinations
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Car-Free Options, Endless Destinations

A short video on the latest happenings at Central and how to get there car-free The Library helps you get where you want to go. A car-free diet makes the trip even better. Thanks to our friends at Arlington County Commuter Services for the star treatment.

Alex Braden: Sound Installation
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Alex Braden: Sound Installation

Piece and Quiet Arlington County Spotlight Artist Grant, to be installed on Saturdays at the following locations: Nov. 22 – Westover Branch Library Nov. 29 – Cherrydale Branch Library Dec. 6 – Central Library Dec. 13 – Shirlington Branch Library True quiet is a near impossible experience. Even in anechoic chambers—soundproofed spaces designed to eliminate […]