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Baby Songfest at the Arlington Public Library – April 19

18 Apr

Bring your little one to the Baby Songfest at the Arlington Public Library!

Tuesday, April 19, 6:30 p.m.
Woodland West Branch
Newborn to 24 months

Join us for a fun filled evening of music and singing. Your child will develop language skills with music in a fun filled sing-a-long environment as we learn new songs and revisit old favorites. Make sure you get baby their first library card and get your card stamped to be eligible for our monthly prize drawing.

For more information, visit the APL website at www.arlingtonlibrary.org.

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Arlington Public Library Book Sale

23 Mar

Are you a book lover?  Come to the Meadowbrook Recreation Center in Arlington (1400 Dugan Street) for the Friends of Arlington Public Library Book Sale.  Over 60,000 items will be offered, including fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, collector’s items, videos, audiobooks, and paperbacks.

Only cash or checks are accepted – no credit cards.  Proceeds benefit the Arlington Public Library.

Wednesday, March 23, 3 pm – 7 pm (Members Night for Friends of APL)

Thursday, March 24, 3 pm – 7 pm

Friday, March 25, 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday, March 26, 9 am – 5 pm

Sunday March 27, 11 am – 4 pm (Half Price Day)

For more information, visit www.fapl.org.

Bloom Into Spring Pajama Time

10 Mar

Come celebrate the coming of spring at the Southwest Library Branch in Arlington on Monday, March 14, from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

Bring the whole family for an evening of spring-inspired stories, songs and crafts. Children may wear their pajamas and bring along a favorite stuffed animal!

For more information, visit the Arlington Public Library website at www.arlingtonlibrary.org.

Nursing in Public

29 Sep

Nursing in public can be a very tricky subject for some people.  When I had my first baby, it took me FOREVER before I felt completely comfortable enough to even attempt to do it in public.  What if I got a dirty look?  What if my breast was accidentally exposed?  What if someone asked me to leave or feed my baby in the bathroom?  What if someone stared at me?  What if the nipple shield fell off?  What if I couldn’t get the baby properly latched right away?

I’d heard plenty of horror stories, some of them through the media, about women being asked to leave certain places and then large groups of women subsequently staging “nurse-ins” where hoards of women show up at the “offending” location and nurse their babies.  I was NOT looking for that kind of attention.

To make matters worse, as a first-time mom, I was feeling quite insecure about nursing in public, because for me, it was quite a production just getting it done.  With my first baby, I used a nipple shield (for the first 16 weeks), which meant I needed to see my breast to put it on, see the baby’s mouth, and it was difficult to be “discreet.”  Plus, I am a relatively modest person.  But, I am grateful that I was attending local La Leche League meetings at the time, and saw nursing mothers regularly.  Over time, I became more and more confident in my ability to feed my baby, even in public.

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