Monthly Archives: February 2014

March is Community Read month

Snowfall, darkness, cold Interminable winter Let’s read The Book Thief! That’s my Community Read haiku.  February is finally behind us, and what better way to shrug off winter than with some intellectual stimulation and reasons to leave the house?  The … Continue reading

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Awesome Box: Still here, still awesome

Last spring, we brought an Awesome Box to the libraries in Arlington. (Read more about it from our original blog post.) Library users caught on quickly, have have been “awesome-ing” their favorite books, movies, audiobooks, TV shows, and more ever … Continue reading

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I don’t remember the title or the author, but the cover was blue…

You might be surprised how often librarians and booksellers hear this – or you might not. Plenty of people have good visual memories, so the color of a book’s cover might stick in your mind even if the title and … Continue reading

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Under the Radar: Riddley Walker

You may know Russell Hoban as the children’s author who brought us Bread and Jam for Frances and the book behind my favorite Christmas special, Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas. What you may not know is that he is also the … Continue reading

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QBG meets on Wednesday 2/26 to Discuss The Doctor

  Time for another rollicking installment of Queer Book Group!  This time, we take on The Doctor (no, not the one with the sonic screwdriver, but it could totally happen in canon, folks!). Interested in trying us out?  Feel free! … Continue reading

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Game night is Feb 25

It’s hard to believe it’s almost time for game night again! We’ll be gaming in the Community Room from 6-8:45pm on Tuesday, February 25. Bring your favorite games or play ours. Open to everyone aged 13 and up!

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The e-books just keep coming

The library’s collection of e-books and digital audiobooks just keeps growing. We’re always adding new books (see some of the recent titles we added in December), and now you can even recommend that we purchase e-books we don’t already have. … Continue reading

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The Magic of Media Queries

Library websites aren’t thrown together with nary a thought. They are not designed in a slapdash manner. A lot of thought is put into the look and feel as well as the content on the page. One of the driving … Continue reading

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Historical novels for the tentative historical fiction reader

Recently, a friend asked me for some recommendations of historical fiction books. She said she had read a lot of historical fiction when she was younger (think A Break With Charity by Ann Rinaldi and Number the Stars by Lois Lowry), and had … Continue reading

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Next Not-So-Young Adult Book Group Meeting

Thanks to everyone who came to the NSYA book group on Monday. If you couldn’t make it, I hope you’ll still read Reality Boy, which we all agreed is awesome. Our next meeting will be on March 10 at 7pm … Continue reading

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