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Published on Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Washington Highlands Library was pleased to welcome local author Marcus White on May 18.

Published on Wednesday, May 19, 2010

book cover of bear with watering potBuddy Bear is a young cub who lives with his mother. One day Buddy receives a package in the mail from his grandfather. The package contains five colorful bags; one of the bags has seeds for him to plant. Buddy finds a surprise in each bag, and with each surprise he discovers something wonderful about seeds. He learns about different kinds of seeds and their uses. He also begins a seed collection and adds to it each time he eats a healthy snack containing seeds.

May 12 at 4 p.m.

Published on Saturday, May 8, 2010

Teens, are you Team Edward or Team Jacob? Which are better, the books or the movies?

Join us to discuss the Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer on Wednesday, May 12 at 4 pm. We'll be discussing all four of the books in the series, as well as the Twilight and New Moon movies. Come by and enjoy great conversation and refreshments!

Date Change for May

Published on Thursday, May 6, 2010

The High Noon Book Club is postponed this month. We will meet on Monday, May 10 at 12 p.m. to discuss the Big Read book selection, A Lesson Before Dying.

Wednesday, May 5, at 4 p.m.

Published on Friday, April 30, 2010

Mexican flagOn Wednesday May 5, at 4 p.m., you are invited to join us in celebrating Cinco de Mayo.  Parents, preschoolers and elementary school children are welcome to view and discuss our interesting Cinco de Mayo Holiday Facts and Fun DVD.

Cinco de Mayo has been celebrated in Mexico since 1862.  It is a celebration of Mexico's victory against France in the Battle of Puebla.  France had 2,000 more soldiers than Mexico, but the Mexican army had the farmers to help, and with the help of mother nature, Mexico won the battle on May 5, 1862.

Published on Thursday, April 29, 2010

author Marcus WhiteMeet Marcus White. He is an author, father, son and citizen of our country who resides in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Northern Virginia. He is also a convicted felon. White has been out of prison for over ten years, working steadily ever since, and helped raise two daughters. Yet White still finds himself battling everyday with the compulsion to do wrong in order to live right.
 
On Tuesday May 18, 2010 at 7:00 pm at the Washington Highlands Interim Library, White will open a window into his life, feelings, experiences and lessons learned.

"Nubs" Is Recommended for Ages 4-8

Published on Monday, April 26, 2010

Nubs book coverThis is a true story of one man’s love for a dog that had been through a lot of misery. Nubs, an Iraqi "dog of war," never had a home or a person of his own. He was the leader of a pack of wild dogs living off the land and barely surviving.

Nubs' life changed when he met Marine Major Brian Dennis. The two became friends, and Major Dennis gave Nubs the kind of care he had never had before.

Published on Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Big Read is here! Join us on Monday, May 3, at noon for book discussions of the Big Read book, A Lesson Before Dying. Even if you haven't had a chance to read the book, you can still join us. We're also showing the film with Don Cheadle on April 29 at 6 p.m.

Published on Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Technology tutoring returns to the Washington Highlands library! If you need assistance with online job searching, creating a resume, or just want more in-depth computer assistance, be sure to stop by the library on Saturday mornings to take advantage of our technology tutor. The volunteer will have a one-on-one session with you anytime between 9:30 am to 12 noon.

Published on Thursday, April 8, 2010

While the official deadline to mail back your Census form was April 1, you can still send your form in and be counted. If you don't mail in your form, don't be surprised to see a Census employee at your door in May to collect your information. What kind of information can you expect to give? You should supply the name, sex, birth date, and race for every person living in your household on April 1, 2010. You can view a sample form on the official 2010 Census Web site.

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