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Published on Monday, June 7, 2010

Its hot outside! Come into the library this month for some cool summer reading. Here are just a few new books that you can check out.

Published on Thursday, June 3, 2010

This summer promises to be a cool one when kids and teens sign up for
our summer reading programs. Kids from birth to age 14 can Make a
Splash and teens aged 12-17 can Make Waves this summer. Kids and teens
can get prizes for reading, even for reading some of those books on
your assigned summer reading list.

Saturday, the Washington Highlands Library is pleased to present the
first of our summer programs, Karen O. Brown, in her Book Waves
program. Kids and teens can learn various construction techniques to
make a pop-up accordion, and French-fold books using recycled materials. Be sure to join us at 1:30 p.m. on June 5.

Published on Saturday, May 29, 2010

Cover of the Water Cycle by Rebecca OlienStart your summer with a splash at your neighborhood library, and jump into a good nonfiction book about the water and our earth. Read The Water Cycle by Rebecca Olien. This book is full of easy-to-understand water facts for children 7 years old and up.

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.