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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 - […]

Vote for Your Favorite Chapter Book of 2014...
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Vote for Your Favorite Chapter Book of 2014…

And you could win a copy of the official Newbery winner! Since the Newbery Medal selection committee doesn’t make their nominations public (they’re very secretive), we came up with our own list.  Check them out and read them yourself, then visit the Central Library Youth Services desk to fill out a voting slip – or cast your vote here, in […]

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.      

Vote for Your Favorite Picture Book of 2014...
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Vote for Your Favorite Picture Book of 2014…

And you could win a copy of the official Caldecott winner! Since the Caldecott Committee doesn’t make their nominations public (they’re very hush-hush), we came up with our own list. Visit the Central Library Youth Services desk to read our nominations, then fill out a voting slip – or cast your vote here, in the comments. We think these books […]

Read Along with Ann Patchett and NPR
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Read Along with Ann Patchett and NPR

Another opportunity to interact with the great Ann Patchett If you were one of hundreds of readers who packed Central Library in October to hear the acclaimed author and essayist–or even if you’ve just watched her remarks in their entirety on video–chances are you’d like to hear more.  Here’s your chance (and it’s as Arlington car-free as possible): […]

eReader Buying Guide: Winter 2014-15
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eReader Buying Guide: Winter 2014-15

The Choices Can Be Overwhelming… Are you looking for a dedicated eReading device, or a multi-use tablet?  Choosing a device really comes down to how you plan to use it.   Use the latest reviews to decide which device is right for you – or your special someone: CNET Holiday Gift GuideTablets and e-Readers for Bookworms […]

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. […]

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 […]