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Celebrate Love at the Library
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Celebrate Love at the Library

Whether you love romance or just being awesome, we’ve got a Valentine’s Day program for you:   For Kids Make a Valentine – Wednesday, Feb. 11, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Aurora Hills Branch Library - Get in on the Valentine’s Day crafting fun after school with Ms. Kim.   For Tweens and Teens Valentines […]

Somebody Likes Us!
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Somebody Likes Us!

And dropped a bag full of buttons through the book drop at the Shirlington Branch Library :   Thank you, whoever you are!  

Top 10 Professions of Romance Novel Heroes
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Top 10 Professions of Romance Novel Heroes

Ingredients for the Perfect Leading Man He has it all – looks, brains, bravery, wealth, the ability to flex and smolder at the same time… What he does not have, however, is much choice in the realm of acceptable professions – have you ever heard of a romance novel hero working as a plumber? (Actually […]

Celebrate "Over and Under the Snow" at Long Branch
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Celebrate “Over and Under the Snow” at Long Branch

Created by children at Arlington Department of Parks and Recreation after-school centers with assistance from Library staff. The young artists used collage, block prints and watercolor to make “Over and Under the Snow” come alive.

Martin Luther King, Jr. for Kids
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Martin Luther King, Jr. for Kids

Who was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Why Do We Celebrate Him? Talking to young children about the life and legacy of Dr. King is important, but can also be challenging. These books, films and websites can help. And don’t miss Arlington’s official tribute program on Jan. 18. MLK Jr. on Enchanted Learning - Facts, timeline, […]

Political Cartoons, Religion, and Free Speech
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Political Cartoons, Religion, and Free Speech

After the horrible attack on the offices of French magazine Charlie Hebdo, everyone from journalists and political cartoonists to politicians and pundits continue to grapple with the boundaries of freedom of expression. Check out these books to learn more about the history of political cartooning and free speech:     The Art of Controversy by […]

Everything Ice Skating
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Everything Ice Skating

‘Tis the Season for Frozen Ponds and Sharp Blades The weather outside is frightful, which makes this a perfect time to strap on your skates and hit the ice – or to curl up inside with these ice-skating books and films:   The Skating Rink by Roberto Bolaño, translated by Chris Andrews When figure skater […]

Smile: Storytime is Back for Winter
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Smile: Storytime is Back for Winter

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 […]

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 […]