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Funny Business: June Comedy Classes
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Funny Business: June Comedy Classes

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Voices of Little Saigon in Clarendon: Public Art on View at Central Library
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Voices of Little Saigon in Clarendon: Public Art on View at Central Library

Public Art and Oral Histories Honor Clarendon’s Vietnamese Heritage On May 9, 2015, artist Khánh H. Lê’s temporary public installation will be on display in the fountain of Clarendon Central Park for “Echoes of Saigon,” a multimedia celebration honoring the journey of Clarendon’s Vietnamese community during the late 1970’s and 1980’s. In addition to the […]

Eyes on Baltimore
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Eyes on Baltimore

The Charm City in Books and Film Current events have drawn the nation’s attention to the city just north of us – a place where some of us go all the time, and which some of us know very little about. Check out these books and DVDs to learn more about Baltimore’s history, culture and […]

May's Understanding Insurance Programs: Long-Term Care and Life
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May’s Understanding Insurance Programs: Long-Term Care and Life

Find out when long-term care insurance and life insurance might be needed and how to approach the subjects In May the Library presents a pair of sessions on insurance. May 18, 7 p.m. at Shirlington Branch Library: Understanding Long-Term Care Insurance May 26, 7 p.m. at Central Library: Understanding Life Insurance Registration is appreciated for […]

Scary Robots are Delightfully Scary
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Scary Robots are Delightfully Scary

We Love Artificial Intelligence… Even before Asimov’s “I Robot,” humans have been fascinated by the idea of artificial intelligence. And recent films like “Her,” “Chappie” and “Ex Machina” prove that we’re still fascinated by our love and fear of robots and drones. So check out more of our favorite books and films that explore the idea […]

Smart About Money: Now and Forever
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Smart About Money: Now and Forever

Your Family, Your Estate, Your Planning Tools Money Smart Week is April 18 – 25 this year, but there’s never a bad time to check out these books and get smarter about your own financial picture:   The Basics: General Personal Finance Find over 600 more Personal Finance books and eBooks in our catalog.   30-Minute Money […]

Programs to Remember the Holocaust
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Programs to Remember the Holocaust

Postcard Display Celebrates America's Libraries
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Postcard Display Celebrates America’s Libraries

Souvenirs from the Early 20th Century On exhibit at Central Library, April 2015. Don’t miss this month’s historic postcard display at Central in honor of National Library Week. It includes images of dozens of beautiful library buildings, many of them Carnegie Libraries, which were built between 1890 and 1920.   The postcards are part of […]

Obsessed with Wolf Hall?
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Obsessed with Wolf Hall?

We Just Can’t Get Enough Corruption in the Halls of Power… Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy is the latest historic novel to jump to the small screen, in the form of a new series on PBS.  “Wolf Hall” fictionalizes the life of Thomas Cromwell, crafty architect of Henry VIII’s annulment from Catherine of Aragon, the execution of Sir […]

13 Picture Books for Spring
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13 Picture Books for Spring

Celebrate Spring with a Good Book! Join us April 10 at 10:30 a.m. for a special April showers storytime at the Shirlington Branch Library, followed by a toddler dance party.   And you can share these stories about rain and spring at any time:   Blue on Blue by Dianne White Rhyming text and illustrations […]