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The Gift of Great Kids Books, Dec. 3
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The Gift of Great Kids Books, Dec. 3

Storytime Takes a Seasonal Break
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Storytime Takes a Seasonal Break

The Best of Mike Nichols
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The Best of Mike Nichols

Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky, Nov. 6, 1931 - Nov. 19, 2014 Mike Nichols’s career in theater and film spanned over 5 decades, and he directed  many excellent film adaptations of books and plays (he also made some great original films). Delve into his work with these – and more:   Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? DVD [1966] A […]

Storytime Break: Nov. 23, 2014 - Jan. 5, 2015
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Storytime Break: Nov. 23, 2014 – Jan. 5, 2015

Fall 2014 Storytimes End Saturday, Nov. 22 We will miss seeing you every week, but we’re planning great things for January 2015!

What Were These Men Doing?
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What Were These Men Doing?

Mystery Photo Answered Thank you to everyone who participated in the interactive portion of the Local History Center’s “Treasures from the Vault” exhibit at the Central Library last month. In the exhibit we asked visitors to guess what these two Arlington County employees were getting ready to do. Here are some of our favorite responses: […]

Video: YA Author Meg Medina on Bullying
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Video: YA Author Meg Medina on Bullying

Recorded Monday, Oct. 27 at Central Library, by Allan Yankosky / 1411 Media. Ms. Medina is the 2014 recipient of the Pura Belpré medal and the 2013 CYBILS Fiction winner for her young adult novel, “Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass.” She is also the 2012 Ezra Jack Keats New Writers medal winner for her picture […]

Geography Awareness Week: 5 Books (and 2 Websites) for Kids
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Geography Awareness Week: 5 Books (and 2 Websites) for Kids

Celebrate Geography Awareness Week, November 16 – 22! Kids and adults can explore geography all over the world with National Geographic Virtual Library (free with your Library card), or discover the geography of food as part of the National Geographic Society’s focus this year.   We also recommend these great geography books for your young […]

5 Native American Picture Books for Kids
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5 Native American Picture Books for Kids

 Introduce your little one to Native American legends and heroes:   Iktomi Loses His Eyes: a Plains Indians Story by Paul Goble Iktomi the trikster finds himself in a predicament after losing his eyes when he misuses a magical trick.         Red Bird Sings: the story of Zitkala-̈Sa, Native American Author, Musician, […]

Delve Deeper with eBook Novellas
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Delve Deeper with eBook Novellas

Love a Book or Series? Inspired by their fans (and perhaps fan fiction), some authors give us short novels that fill in narrative gaps and backstory – but are often only available online:   Night of Cake and Puppets by Laini Taylor The author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy delivers a romantic, funny, […]

Learn More About the First Americans
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Learn More About the First Americans

November is Native American Heritage Month Did you know that there are at least 562 federally recognized tribal nations in the U.S.? “In 1990 President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November 1990 “National American Indian Heritage Month.” – NativeAmericanHeritageMonth.gov You can learn more about the lives and history of Native Americans […]