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Friends Fall Book Sale Sept. 17- 20
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Friends Fall Book Sale Sept. 17- 20

Friends of Arlington Public Library annual fall book sale takes place Thursday, Sept. 17-Sunday, Sept. 20.

Reading about Hurricane Katrina with Kids and Teens
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Reading about Hurricane Katrina with Kids and Teens

These books and DVDs are a great way to help kids learn about an event that is all over the news, in age-appropriate ways:   Two Bobbies: a True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival by Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery, illustrated by Jean Cassels Ages 4-8. Bobbi (the dog) and Bob Cat are […]

The "How to Adult" Series
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The “How to Adult” Series

Covering issues vital to people in their 20s and 30s

Storytime on Break Aug. 9 - Sept. 14
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Storytime on Break Aug. 9 – Sept. 14

Fall 2015 Storytimes Start Monday, Sept. 14 In the meantime, check out these end-of-summer picture books to share with your little ones:   Summer Days and Nights by Wong Herbert Yee A little girl enjoys the activities of a warm summer day and night.     Ice Cream Summer by Peter Sís A little boy […]

Back-to-School Picture Books to Soothe Anxious Kids...
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Back-to-School Picture Books to Soothe Anxious Kids…

And Parents! Summer is drawing to a close, and we know some kids need a little encouragement about starting school (or going back):   The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School by Deborah Diesen, illustrated by Dan Hanna Mr. Fish recalls how, on his very first day of school, he anxiously went to one classroom after […]

Cruise Into the New School Year
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Cruise Into the New School Year

It’s Almost Time to Shake Off Summer… These collection spotlights and websites can help ease your back-to-school transition, and offer year-round educational support:   Picture Books to Soothe Anxious Students Because some kids need a little encouragement to go back to school.     Books For New Friendships For little one filled with anxiety about […]

Favorite Cookbooks of the Noshy Cookies Lady
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Favorite Cookbooks of the Noshy Cookies Lady

Memorably Scrumptious for Everyone Where does a former-librarian-turned-baker turn when she needs a good recipe or a new idea? The Library, of course. The owner of Noshy (the cookies we serve at Late Night Recess) shares some of her favorite cookbooks:   The Fannie Farmer Cookbook by Marion Cunningham, illustrated by Lauren Jarrett Everyone should own this, […]

Calling All Young LEGO Builders!
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Calling All Young LEGO Builders!

Submit Your Creations to the 2015 LEGO Exhibit Open to LEGO builders age 18 and under, as well as teams that include at least one member under 18.   To apply, email a photo of your creation to ceys@arlingtonva.us by Friday, August 21. Please include: Title of Creation Name(s) and age(s) of builder(s) Address and phone […]

New Books: Read about the Rhythm
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New Books: Read about the Rhythm

A Musician’s Life is Never Boring Whether it’s rock and roll, rap or punk; new wave, southern rock, or something else entirely, the stories behind the music – and the people who create it – are always a fascinating read:   The Haight: Love, Rock, and Revolution: the Photography of Jim Marshall by Joel Selvin […]

4 Cool Ways to Take the Library with You
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4 Cool Ways to Take the Library with You

Traveling this Summer? These resources can be used anywhere – and they’re all free with you Library card! Going out of town? Don’t forget to freeze your holds so you won’t miss them while you’re away.    Streaming Video IndieFlix – Enjoy Independent movies for the whole family. The collection includes shorts and feature length […]