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Maker Mondays for Tweens
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Maker Mondays for Tweens

A New Program for Grades 4 – 6 Take things apart, make a four-wheel balloon car and more! Takes place at Central Library on the first Monday of each month, from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Registration not required but space is limited – attendance is first-come, first-served until we reach capacity.   Learn more about […]

Cupcakes! Beefcake! It's a Romance Novel Book Swap
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Cupcakes! Beefcake! It’s a Romance Novel Book Swap

Share your favorites, and find something new. Bring in your already-read romance novels, and swap them for new-to-you books – then decorate and eat delicious cupcakes. We’ll also fill you in on all the new romances available at the Library!

Family Movies at Shirlington: Winter / Spring 2015
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Family Movies at Shirlington: Winter / Spring 2015

Films the Whole Family Will Enjoy Join us each month at the Shirlington Branch Library for a fun film, complete with snacks! Saturday, Jan. 31, 3:00 p.m. – “The Many Adventures Of Winnie the Pooh” – rated G Saturday, Feb. 21, 3:00 p.m. – “The Emperor’s New Groove” – rated G Saturday, March 14, 3:00 […]

Trail Tales: Woodlice
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Trail Tales: Woodlice

Installed June – December 2014   Woodlice by Siân Smith From the “Creepy Critters” series, the text and illustrations explore how to watch woodlice, what they eat, how they grow and stay safe, and more interesting fact.       “Woodlice” is used with permission from (and gratitude to) Raintree, an imprint of Capstone Global […]

New Afternoon Session of Baby Steps
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New Afternoon Session of Baby Steps

Perfect for Your Tiniest Family Member Baby Steps is a storytime specifically designed for children under the age of 12 months, with activities that include bounces, tickles, songs, action rhymes, and of course reading books. But baby storytime isn’t just fun! Studies have shown that families who start reading aloud to their children at birth […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. for Kids
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Martin Luther King, Jr. for Kids

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. 18. MLK Jr. on Enchanted Learning - Facts, timeline, […]

A New Parachute for Aurora Hills
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A New Parachute for Aurora Hills

Last week, kids at the Aurora Hills Branch Library enjoyed playing under our new parachute last week – a gift to the Library from MOMS Club of Arlington – Southeast.     Learn more about Kids Events at the Library.  

And the Golden Globe Winner is.... A Good Book!
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And the Golden Globe Winner is…. A Good Book!

Which of this year’s Golden Globe winners started out in print? These book-to-screen adaptations picked up a nice collection of hardware at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards:   Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical The Grand Budapest Hotel Inspired by the writings of German author Stefan Zweig.         Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama Still […]

Political Cartoons, Religion, and Free Speech
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Political Cartoons, Religion, and Free Speech

After the horrible attack on the offices of French magazine Charlie Hebdo, everyone from journalists and political cartoonists to politicians and pundits continue to grapple with the boundaries of freedom of expression. Check out these books to learn more about the history of political cartooning and free speech:     The Art of Controversy by […]

Can't Attend a Program? You Can Still Get the Info!
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Can’t Attend a Program? You Can Still Get the Info!

Missing a Program Doesn’t Mean Missing the Fun Recently a young man had to miss a terrarium-building session of our monthly Kids in the Garden program at the Westover Branch Library. So his mom contacted the youth services librarians to say they would try to create a terrarium on their own. Katherine, one of the librarians, […]