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01/27/2016 - 4:32pm
Grow a Reader Special: Be My Valentine

Let us help make your Valentine's Day love-ly! Check out these classes, books, and activities for fun ideas to make your celebration special.  

01/06/2016 - 12:55pm

Oranges bring a warm sweetness to the dreariest winter day. They are full of good things: vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Some oranges are used to make juice while others are eaten just as they are.

01/18/2016 - 1:55pm
Orange butterfly on purple flower *photo by Kelly Criscuolo DeButts

Are you as intrigued and enchanted by butterflies as I am? Come to the England Run Branch and learn how to attract them to your yard and create a sustainable butterfly habitat. Master Gardener Mary Henderson will talk about choosing plants, what types of butterflies you're likely to attract, and more! Thursday, February 25, 7:00 - 8:30.

01/06/2016 - 10:27am
CRRL Guest Picks: The Brostek Family

Matt, Elizabeth, Sarah (age 9), and Daniel (age 4)

Our family loves to read. We read every night with our children before bed. Matt downloads eBooks from the library and reads every morning and evening as he commutes into DC for work each day. Elizabeth loves the fact that we can try out different books and magazines without cluttering our house. We are so fortunate to live close to Porter library and visit at least once a week to load up on books, movies, magazines, or to participate in one of the children’s activities.

01/04/2016 - 9:42am
Surf to School Success with HelpNow

Who wants a fun way to learn? I do! I do! SkillSurfer is HelpNow’s portal to the Learning Library, where you can find waves of learning fun and skill building activities. By selecting a learning level (elementary, middle, high school, or college) and a subject (math, reading, science, writing, social studies, and more), you will have access to an ocean of opportunities to ride the wave of learning.

01/04/2016 - 3:22pm
Porter Pairings Book Group

We’re excited to announce a new book group. Come to the first meeting on January 12, at 7:00, to help us get the Porter Pairings Book Group off the ground!  

 

We’re meeting at Zibibbo 73: Trattoria and Wine Bar. The staff have worked with us to pair a wine selection with each title we read. Each month, you’ll get to read a great book and try a new wine.  

12/31/2015 - 12:45pm
Learn and Play at the Library

Gone are the libraries with librarians shushing children for the slightest noise. Now we have libraries that encourage play and having fun, all while getting children ready to read.

01/04/2016 - 3:25pm

Do You Have a Library Card?

Your library card is the most important card you’ll ever own! If you already have one, that’s great, but what about your spouse? Your child? Your dad? Get one for every member of your family. As a key to lifelong education, a ticket to new opportunities and experiences, and an all-access pass to everything the CRRL has to offer, how can you do without? If you haven’t checked out the public library recently, you’re missing something great!

12/31/2015 - 4:46pm
New Year's Resolutions - Love Them or Hate Them?

Every year, as the hubbub from the winter holidays dies down and the year approaches its close, I am not saddened by the taking down of the tinsel but excited at the next holiday to come. New Year's, of course! Yet it's not the late-night partying and champagne that I look forward to. It's the resolutions. You see, I am one of those crazy people who actually loves reflecting on the year and improving my life. But, wait! Don't stop reading yet! If you're one of those people so jaded by past experiences with un-met resolutions that you've actually resolved only to "not make a resolution at all," I promise there's a way you can set a goal for the new year and actually make progress towards completing it. 

12/16/2015 - 11:14am
Crochet Yoda

Not really, but I wish the Force were strong with me. However, my love of Star Wars is strong, even if I won’t go see Star Wars: The Force Awakens on opening night (crowds, *shudder*). Despite this, I will not temper my enthusiasm! I have crocheted a Yoda and an R2D2. I am preparing to brave the theaters and the crowds to see the movie. Just not on opening night.

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