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Making Unexpected Friends, Finding Unexpected Heroes
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Making Unexpected Friends, Finding Unexpected Heroes

Book Bubble Season 2 (Episode 8) Stories by Long Branch Students   This episode includes three stories written by Long Branch Elementary School students in the Creative Book Project: Viggy by Patsy Zetkulic Read more stories of dogs and the people who love them in “Because of Shoe, and Other Dog Stories,” edited by Ann M. Martin.   […]

Holocaust Survivor to Speak at Shirlington
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Holocaust Survivor to Speak at Shirlington

Days of Remembrance In partnership with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Shirlington Branch Library will host a Holocaust survivor on Wednesday, April 22, at 7 p.m.  The Days of Remembrance are an eight day period which runs from the Sunday before Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) through the following Sunday. The Library will announce details […]

Share the Joy of Baseball
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Share the Joy of Baseball

It’s Time for Spring Training! Not to mention little league, and t-ball. So if your kid is crazy about baseball, check out some of these books:   Joy in Mudville by Bob Raczka; illustrations by Glen Dibley K – 3. We all know what happened the day the Mighty Casey struck out. But what happened […]

Storytimes on Break Through April 5
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Storytimes on Break Through April 5

Download and Print the Winter / Spring 2015 Storytime Schedule [pdf].  Our age appropriate storytimes are designed to help you to help your child learn reading readiness, or Early Literacy.

Pick Up the Book Before Heading to the Movies
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Pick Up the Book Before Heading to the Movies

Good Books on the Big Screen in 2015 Whether you want to be sure to read the book before seeing the film, or just like to be in the know: Movie release dates are constantly changing – we got our dates from Buzzfeed and IMDb. Your library is open 24/7.   Still Alice by Lisa […]

Waiting for " The Girl on the Train"?
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Waiting for ” The Girl on the Train”?

Paula Hawkins’ thriller – about an unhappy voyeur who become involved in the lives of the people she watches everyday – has been one of the hottest novels this winter. Whether you’re eagerly waiting to read “The Girl on the Train,” or already read and loved it, we think you’ll also enjoy these twisty psychological thrillers:   […]

2015 Scholastic Art Show
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2015 Scholastic Art Show

Photography, Painting and Sculpture by Arlington Students On exhibit at the Central Library, March 2015 Each winter, the Library hosts the Regional Scholastic Art Award, a competition which encompasses all Middle School and High School students in Arlington County. Almost 2000 works of art were submitted and judged by three jurors. Out of these, the judges […]

YA Author Interview: Robin Talley
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YA Author Interview: Robin Talley

History, Research, Romance and “Lies We Tell Ourselves” Local author Robin Talley will be at the NoVA Teen Book Festival Saturday, March 7. You can get to know her in advance through an interview she did earlier this year on tumblr, with YA librarian Nico.   We are really excited to talk with Robin Talley, […]

Learn and Play at Shirlington!
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Learn and Play at Shirlington!

New Learn and Play tubs help young children develop new skills. Visitors to the Shirlington Branch Library can now use one of our six fun tubs of toys. Pop-up books, finger puppets, and puzzles are just a few of the great activities available for caregivers to use with their children. Play helps children develop critical […]

Live Long and Prosper, Mr. Nimoy
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Live Long and Prosper, Mr. Nimoy

RIP Leonard Nimoy, 1931 – 2015 Nimoy was best known for playing the pointy-eared Vulcan on the show that created a fictional universe.  But his career spanned decades, and ranged from acting and directing, to photography and poetry:   I am Spock by Leonard Nimoy Few actors are as inextricably associated with one role as […]