Celebrate the contributions of refugees in the metropolitan area with a screening of the 2014 critically acclaimed film “The Good Lie,” about a group of “Lost Boys” from South Sudan who were resettled in the United States in the 1990s. Followed by a panel discussion about refugee resettlement featuring two Lost Boys, who will share [...]
Film Screenings at Columbia Pike on Wednesdays June 10: “Brokeback Mountain”  Rated R, 134 min. Directed by Ang Lee and featuring Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger. The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys and their lives over the years. June 24: “Love is Strange”  Rated R, 94 min. Directed [...]
A Learn from Your Neighbor presentation on Spring and Nature In celebration of the season, a presentation and discussion of selected readings and poetry on this theme led by Arlington Public Library volunteers.
Movie Matinee Wednesday at Columbia Pike Branch Library May 13: “The Imitation Game” , Rated R, 114 minutes. Featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley. May 27: “The Theory of Everything” , Rated PG-13, 123 minutes. Featuring Edie Redmayne and Felicity Jones.
Movie Matinee Thursday at Columbia Pike Branch Library May 7: “Birdman” , Rated R, 119 minutes. Featuring Michael Keaton and Emma Stone. May 14: “Boyhood” , Rated R, 164 minutes. Directed by Richard Linklater and featuring Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke. May 21: “Whiplash” , Rated R, 107 minutes. Featuring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons. [...]
Tom Prewitt, artistic director of WSC Avant Bard, discusses the upcoming theater season. Hear the artists in an intimate library setting.
Author Event: “The Village and the Pike: An Oral History of Arlington Village and Columbia Pike” by Virginia Lillis Smith–Columbia Pike
A local history event Local author Virginia Lillis Smith shares a history of Arlington’s central community. Arlington County celebrates Neighborhood Day on Saturday, May 9.
Presented in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month This is not a series of classes but four sessions for four separate groups of attendees. Space limited to 12 participants for each session. For adults. Participants should bring a yoga mat or beach towel for comfort. For May 9: Registration required. For May 16: Registration required. [...]
A Midweek Movie at Columbia Pike Branch Library Rated R, 114 minutes. Directed by Jon Favreau and starring Favreau, Sofia Vergara, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson. A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.
In March, Columbia Pike Branch Library presents screenings of great films directed by women. Thursdays at 3 p.m. March 5: “Orlando” . Young nobleman Orlando is commanded by Queen Elizabeth I to stay forever young. Miraculously, he does just that. The film follows him as he moves through several centuries of British History. Rated PG -13, [...]