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Fairfax County To Stop Throwing Out Library Books

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Fairfax County will stop throwing out thousands of books that were deemed to be in poor condition or contained outdated information, at least for now.

A county official discovered as many as 100,000 books were being discarded in a trash bin at the Chantilly Regional Library. The county worker says the books were in poor condition, but appeared reusable so she reported the issue to the deputy county executive, David Molchany.

Molchaney says, for now, the library will stop throwing out the books as lawmakers try to figure out a new policy on discarded volumes.

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Readers' Review: "The Good Lord Bird" By James McBride

For our next Readers' Review: National Book Award winner "The Good Lord Bird" by James McBride. The 2013 novel follows an enslaved boy who gets caught up in John Brown's abolitionist mission...and must disguise himself as a girl to survive.

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Busboys And Poets In Anacostia: Development Or Gentrification?

Local restaurant chain Busboys and Poets will soon open in Anacostia, which suffers from a dearth of dining and shopping options-- but some within the community are decrying the opening as gentrification.

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A Primary Challenge For A Top Arlington County Democrat

Could bipartisanship be the ouster of Arlington County's board chair?

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In Omaha, A Library With No Books Brings Technology To All

The privately funded, $7 million Do Space provides free access to computers, high-end software, 3-D printers, and laser cutters. It's a learning and play space, as well as an office for entrepreneurs.

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