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5 Native American Books for Teens
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5 Native American Books for Teens

Stories of Native American teens, finding their place in the larger world.   If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth Seventh-grader Lewis “Shoe” Blake from the Tuscarora Reservation has a new friend, George Haddonfield from the local Air Force base, but in 1975 upstate New York there is a lot of tension […]

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 […]

Delve Deeper with eBook Novellas
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Delve Deeper with eBook Novellas

Love a Book or Series? Inspired by their fans (and perhaps fan fiction), some authors give us short novels that fill in narrative gaps and backstory – but are often only available online:   Night of Cake and Puppets by Laini Taylor The author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy delivers a romantic, funny, […]

Learn More About the First Americans
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Learn More About the First Americans

November is Native American Heritage Month Did you know that there are at least 562 federally recognized tribal nations in the U.S.? “In 1990 President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November 1990 “National American Indian Heritage Month.” – NativeAmericanHeritageMonth.gov You can learn more about the lives and history of Native Americans […]

Cherrydale Is Ready For Some Turkey
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Cherrydale Is Ready For Some Turkey

So Come Gobble Up Some Great Books! We’ve got all the books you need to celebrate, cook and enjoy.      

Waiting for "Gray Mountain"?
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Waiting for “Gray Mountain”?

John Grisham’s new legal thriller, about an attorney who stumbles across deadly coal industry secrets, is super-hot this month. So whether you’re waiting to read “Gray Mountain,” or just finished and loved it, we suggest these other legal and coal mining tales:   Guilt by Association by Marcia Clark Hidden secrets legal thriller: A Deputy DA […]

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.

Aurora Hills Halloween Open House
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Aurora Hills Halloween Open House

Haunted Storytime On Wednesday, October 29, over 200 children and their caregivers came to Aurora Hills Branch Library to listen to scary stories, fun fingerplays, songs, and make holiday crafts. Many were decked out in their creative, fun and scary costumes:   Learn more about Kids Events at the Library.   

Kenmore Drama Club Spooks Glencarlyn
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Kenmore Drama Club Spooks Glencarlyn

Happy Halloween! On Thursday night, students from Kenmore Middle School’s Drama Club performed Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” and “Annabel Lee” at the Glencarlyn Branch Library: View all of our Haunted Poe Garden photos on flickr.   The kids were fantastic, and we hope they come back next year for an encore!  

As The Chill Sweeps In...
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As The Chill Sweeps In…

We’re curling up with some great reads!   Justin (in Administration) is reading: Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (the sequel to The Shining)           Michelle (at Westover) is reading: Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward (a memoir about loss and the cost of Racism)           Anne (at […]