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9 New Gift Chapter Books for Kids
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9 New Gift Chapter Books for Kids

Looking for a great gift? We know how hard it can be to make a good choice, especially when you don’t know the recipients very well – or know them really well. So this year we’ve made our gift-book suggestions more specific!   For the mad scientist middle schooler with a quirky sense of humor… […]

10 New Gift Books for Babies, Preschoolers
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10 New Gift Books for Babies, Preschoolers

Looking for a great gift book? We know how hard it can be to make a good choice, especially when you don’t know a family very well – or know them really well. So this year we’ve made our gift-book suggestions more specific!   For the new baby with the foodie parents… We’re Going to […]

10 New Gift Books for Teens
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10 New Gift Books for Teens

Looking for a great gift to give to a teen? We understand how hard it can be to make a good choice: maybe you don’t know the recipient that well – or maybe you know her too well. So this year we’ve made our gift-book lists a bit more specific!   For your very clever […]

Holiday Cooking Inspiration
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Holiday Cooking Inspiration

Kosher? Vegan? Gluten Free? This time of year means colder weather, holiday parties and spending more time inside. Here are some great books to keep you inspired in the kitchen!   Christmas Slow Cooking by Dominique DeVito 250 hassle-free holiday recipes for beverages, desserts, main dishes, appetizers, and side dishes that use a slow cooker. […]

Waiting for "Orphan Train"?
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Waiting for “Orphan Train”?

Christina Baker Klines’s novel “The Orphan Train” takes its name from the trains than ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest between 1854 and 1929, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. Whether you can’t wait to read the book, or […]

Ride and Read: "The Cuckoo's Calling"
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Ride and Read: “The Cuckoo’s Calling”

Winter 2015 Join the Commuter Book Club in reading (or listening to) “The Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling). It’s the kind of book that makes metro the stops fly by, but doesn’t take you six weeks to finish. Meetup and Chat: Thursday,  February 19, 6:30 p.m., at Le Pain Quotidien in Clarendon. Think you’ll make it? Register on Meetup. […]

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.  

Books and Films In Honor of World Aids Day
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Books and Films In Honor of World Aids Day

Public Concern Continues to Fall, but the Disease Hasn’t Stopped Held December 1 of each year, World Aids Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV, and commemorate those who have died.  Learn more with these books and films:   How […]

Waiting to Read "Being Mortal"?
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Waiting to Read “Being Mortal”?

Surgeon and MacArthur fellow Atul Gawande’s new book considers a more balanced relationship between end-of-life care and quality-of-life. Whether you can’t wait to read the book, or already read and loved it, here are five more books that tackle our cultural perspective on doctors, patients, aging and death:   Final Exam: A surgeon’s reflections on mortality […]

Simon & Schuster eBooks Now Available
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Simon & Schuster eBooks Now Available

Hemingway, Fitzgerald, McCullough and More For the first time, we are now able to add eBooks published by Simon & Schuster to our downloadable collection. Highlights for Adults: Catch 22 by Joseph Heller “John Adams,” “Truman,” “1776″ and more by David McCullough “The Rosie Project” by Graeme Simsion “Team of Rivals” by Doris Kearns Goodwin […]