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Winter / Spring 2015 Elementary Programs
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Winter / Spring 2015 Elementary Programs

For Kindergarten – 5th Grade Kids Winter: Jan. 4 – March 21 Spring: April 5 – May 23 In case of bad weather or school closings, the Library’s children’s programs are automatically cancelled. No programs are held on County holidays, Jan. 19 or Feb. 16. Download and Print the Winter / Spring 2015 Elementary Schedule.   Early […]

Winter / Spring 2015 Preschool Storytime Schedule
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Winter / Spring 2015 Preschool Storytime Schedule

Raise a Reader! Winter: Monday, Jan. 4 – Saturday, March 21 Spring: Monday, April 5 – Saturday, May 23 Our age appropriate storytimes are designed to help you to help your child learn reading readiness, or Early Literacy. No registration required - attendance is first-come, first-served until seating capacity is reached. Call 703-228-5946 for more information. Reminder - […]

Holiday Gadgets Got You Tied Up In Knots?
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Holiday Gadgets Got You Tied Up In Knots?

  We Can Help! Book a 30-minute one-one-one tech tutoring appointment, and get yourself  untangled.    Register for the next available appointment.      

Check Out Shirlington's Book Club
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Check Out Shirlington’s Book Club

This Winter We’re Reading and Talking About… We meet the first Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. No reservations are needed to join us – the more the merrier! Tuesday, Jan. 6 – “Nothing to Envy” by Barbara Demick Tuesday, Feb. 3 – “Light Between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman Tuesday, March 3 – “The […]

Holiday Craft Program for Adults
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Holiday Craft Program for Adults

Check Out the Winter Wonderland at Shirlington! Learn how to make any of these decorations come to our Holiday Craft Program for adults at the Shirlington Branch Library, on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  

Harry Potter Film Festival
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Harry Potter Film Festival

Spend Winter Break with “The Boy Who Lived”! The Shirlington Branch Library will show all eight Harry Potter films from Saturday, Dec. 27 – Sunday, Jan. 4: Saturday, Dec. 27, 2 p.m.: “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” – rated PG Sunday, Dec. 28, 2 p.m.: “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” – rated […]

Packing in the Fun in December
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Packing in the Fun in December

If You’re Looking For Something To Do…   Along with Kids Club and Paws to Read, we’ve got lots of December activities for kids and families: Wednesday, Dec. 10 - “Because of Winn-Dixie” matinee movie, 2:00 p.m., at Columbia Pike Branch Library Wednesday, Dec. 10 - Kids in the Garden: Terrarium Fun, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., at Westover […]

Take Your Preschooler on a Library Adventure
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Take Your Preschooler on a Library Adventure

Missing Your Usual Library Routine During the Storytime Break? We still have fun ways to learn and explore! Winter 2015 storytimes begin the week of Jan. 5.   Preschool Library Adventures These are family-lead activities for a rainy day, a holiday, or any day when you just need something to do.  And when you complete […]

Celebrate Winter with Picture Books
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Celebrate Winter with Picture Books

Fall 2014 Storytimes End Saturday, Nov. 22 We will miss seeing you every week, but we’re planning great things for January! Winter 2015 storytimes will begin the week of January 5.   You can create your own seasonal storytime (at home or at the Library) with these picture books about snow and winter:   Snow Babies […]

Do You Recognize This First Line?
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Do You Recognize This First Line?

Test Your Memory At Central Library In honor of NANOWRIMO, we’re holding a “First Line Quiz” at Central Library during November.  To take part, visit the NANOWRIMO display in the first floor lobby at Central, complete your age-appropriate quiz, and drop it in the submission bucket.  You can get a head start with these images […]