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Plot Against Hunger Film Screening: "A Place at the Table" [2012]--Central
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Plot Against Hunger Film Screening: “A Place at the Table” [2012]–Central

When: August 13, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Arlington Central Library Auditorium, 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington,VA 22201, USA

A documentary on hunger in the United States “A Place at the Table” makes the case that hunger in America can be eradicated today if there is enough will. The food needed already exists. Presented in partnership with Arlington Food Assistance Center as part of the weekly garden talk at Central Library  

History Talk/Author Event: U.S. Army Field Artillery in the Civil War--Central
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History Talk/Author Event: U.S. Army Field Artillery in the Civil War–Central

When: August 10, 2014 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Where: Arlington Central Library Auditorium, 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington,VA 22201, USA

Hear Dr. Lawrence Kaplan, army historian and editor of “John C. Tidball, The Artillery Service in the War of the Rebellion.” Dr. Kaplan’s talk will highlight the role the U.S. Army’s field artillery played in the principal battles of the Civil War. He also will discuss Tidball’s findings that the improper employment of field artillery, tying batteries [...]

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Expert Talk: “The Bosnian Spring: Understanding the Revolution We’ve Been Missing”–Central

When: July 21, 2014 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Where: Arlington Central Library Auditorium, 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington,VA 22201, USA

A presentation on peacemaking in the 21st century Jacquelyn Greiff, Executive Director of the Center for Peacemaking Practice at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, will discuss “The Bosnian Spring: Understanding the Revolution We’ve Been Missing.” Looking at recent uprisings in former Soviet states of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Ms. Greiff [...]

Open House Info Session: Ground Floor Retail and Commerce--Central
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Open House Info Session: Ground Floor Retail and Commerce–Central

When: July 29, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Learn about updates/changes to Arlington’s ground floor retail and commerce policies. Then find out how the County plans to move forward with retail and public-realm space. The open house will begin with a brief overview of the topic, and then allow time for attendees to explore learning stations that feature more information on various aspects [...]

Author Event: Richard Norton Smith on Ranking the Presidents--Central
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Author Event: Richard Norton Smith on Ranking the Presidents–Central

When: August 25, 2014 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Where: Arlington Central Library Auditorium, 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington,VA 22201, USA

Richard Norton Smith on ”Ten Rules to Judge a President” George Mason’s Scholar in Residence, History and Art History will entertain and enlighten with a talk entitled “Ten Rules to Judge a President,” an anecdotal, somewhat counter-intuitive approach to the age-old parlor game known as “Ranking the President.” Smith promises to talk with sufficient humor to keep [...]

Book Club: Teen Advisory Board (TAB)--Central
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Book Club: Teen Advisory Board (TAB)–Central

When: September 9, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Central Library, Youth Services , 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington,VA 22201, USA

High School teen book discussion group meets first Tuesday of each month. There’s no assigned reading–come talk about whatever books you’re reading. Snacks provided.  

Author Event: Meet Meg Medina, Latina Writer for Kids of All Ages--Central
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Author Event: Meet Meg Medina, Latina Writer for Kids of All Ages–Central

When: October 28, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Arlington Central Library Auditorium

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the great Meg Medina.   Ms. Medina is the 2014 recipient of the Pura Belpré medal and the 2013 CYBILS Fiction winner for her young adult novel, “Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass.” She is also the 2012 Ezra Jack Keats New Writers medal winner for her picture book “Tia [...]

Author Event: Journalism Legend Elizabeth Drew on Nixon and Watergate 40 Years Later--Central
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Author Event: Journalism Legend Elizabeth Drew on Nixon and Watergate 40 Years Later–Central

When: August 12, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Arlington Central Library Auditorium, 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington,VA 22201, USA

The NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff calls Elizabeth Drew’s “Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon’s Downfall” a “classic of American political journalism… Forty years later, it’s every bit as riveting.” Marking the book’s new reissue with a brand-new afterword, the legendary Elizabeth Drew visits Arlington’s Central Library to look back 40 years at the only presidential [...]

Tech Class/Careers: Online Job Searching--Central
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Tech Class/Careers: Online Job Searching–Central

When: October 30, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Central Library Computer Lab, 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington,VA 22201, USA

Learn to use websites and online resources to jump-start and manage your job search.  Prerequisites:  Basic computer and Microsoft Windows skills.

Tech Class/Careers: Online Job Searching--Central
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Tech Class/Careers: Online Job Searching–Central

When: September 30, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Central Library Computer Lab, 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington,VA 22201, USA

Learn to use websites and online resources to jump-start and manage your job search.  Prerequisites:  Basic computer and Microsoft Windows skills.