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Brush Up Your Shakespeare
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Brush Up Your Shakespeare

Start Quoting Him Now… Or at least take his 450th birthday as a chance to learn more about his life, his work, and some of the many people he inspired – in good, bad and bloody ways: And check out our Childrens Librarians’ post on Five Great Books for Introducing Kids to Shakespeare, too.   […]

New Volunteer Opportunities for Teens
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New Volunteer Opportunities for Teens

Apply Now for Summer 2014 Openings Looking for something interesting to do this summer? Become a Library volunteer and you could help run Summer Reading, prep for storytime, fill hold requests, or capture video of cool programs! Fill out an online application Application Deadline: Thursday, May 15, 2014   Current Openings Special Projects: July – […]

National Library Week: What'll It Be?
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National Library Week: What’ll It Be?

National Library Week and Santa come but once a year, but like the sunrise and the Potomac’s tides, Arlington Public Library is here for you on a daily basis. So permit us to ask: What keeps you coming back to the Library–be it a book club, a collection, a children’s program, a specific room, a […]

National Poetry Month: Place an Order
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National Poetry Month: Place an Order

Hold Your Own Storytime During the Spring Hiatus
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Hold Your Own Storytime During the Spring Hiatus

What to Do During Storytime Break? You can create your own personal storytime, incorporating key early literacy skills: sing, talk, read, write, and play! Spring 2014 storytimes start April 21.   Sing Singing is an important early literacy skill because it slows down natural speech, allowing children to hear the sounds inside of words. And […]

Storytime Spring Break: April 5 - 20, 2014
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Storytime Spring Break: April 5 – 20, 2014

Spring Storytimes Start April 21, 2014 Columbia Pike Branch Library’s Baby Steps Storytime (Fridays, age 0-12 months) and Stop in for Stories (Saturdays, age 0-5 years) will continue through the break. In the meantime, you can read these picture books with your little ones, to let them know that spring really is coming:   Spring […]

Great Kids Audiobooks for Spring Travel
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Great Kids Audiobooks for Spring Travel

Great Stories are Perfect for Long Trips The miles will fly by with books the whole family will enjoy!   The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramotswe’s Very First Case by Alexander McCall-Smith, read byAdjoa Andoh. Grades 2-4. The author of the internationally popular adult series, the “No. 1 One Ladies’ Detective Agency,” McCall-Smith introduces the heroine […]

6 Books to Read with Your Family Before Heading to the Movies in 2014
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6 Books to Read with Your Family Before Heading to the Movies in 2014

Check out these kids books before heading to the movies this year, and you’ll double the family fun! Release dates based on best information available at the time of posting.    Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return Dorothy’s adventures don’t end after she returns to Kansas in this animated film based on the book “Dorothy of […]

NoVA Teen Book Festival a Great Success
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NoVA Teen Book Festival a Great Success

23 YA Authors Take Over Northern Virginia! From March 7 to 8, authors from all over the country (and even as far away as Mexico) took part in the first ever NoVA Teen Book Festival.   Organized by One More Page Books and Arlington Public Library, with help from Fairfax Public Library, Fall for the […]

Learn More About Down Syndrome
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Learn More About Down Syndrome

This year’s theme for World Down Syndrome Day is the right to happiness and well-being for people with Down syndrome. Help create a culture of increased diversity and integration in society, school and work by learning more about what Down Syndrome is, and what everyday life is like for those who live with it:   […]