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Friday, August 03, 2007

Emergency Reading

An article in the July 8, 2007 Oregonian explores the types of books people keep in their vehicles for emergencies. The author, Brian Doyle, decided to poll friends and strangers alike to discover what reading material they stash in their cars. A woman in London had books on Margaret Thatcher and rats. A friend in Canada had books about tractors and sake. Another reader had Baby’s First Catholic Bible and Salmon Fishing on the Yemen. As one might expect, overdue library books were among the most common books kept in cars and trunks.

So, what volumes to you carry in your car for reading emergencies? Let us know.

YOU’RE INVITEDAugust 4, 10 a.m. at the Martha Washington Library, 703-768-6700
Dimview. Support group for adults with vision loss. Adults.

August 7, 7 p.m. at the George Mason Regional Library, 703-256-3800
Downloading Books From the Internet. Learn about listening to books on MP3 players, iPods and your computer. Adults.

August 9, 7:30 p.m. at the Centreville Regional Library, 703-830-2223
Civil War Lecture. Author John Quarstein presents "The Peninsula Campaign of 1862" and signs books. Cosponsored by the Bull Run Civil War Round Table. Adults.

August 9, 7:30 p.m. at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 703-293-6227
FamilySearch Introduction. Using the genealogy databases and the Family History library catalog to search for your ancestors. Adults.

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