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Agenda

  1. Dec
    18
    Thu
    1. Tech Help–Central
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Tech Tutoring

      Need help getting your computer’s software to work?  Want to download a book or magazine from the Library’s eCollection? Interested in finally uploading all the photos on your smartphone?

      Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one Library tech assistance appointment.

      Sundays, 7–8:30 p.m. at Central Library

      Mondays, 1-2 p.m. at Central Library

      Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. at Central library

      Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. at Central Library

      Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Central Library

      Register for a 30-minute slot.

      Also: Mondays, 5:45–8:45 p.m. at Columbia Pike Branch Library

      For more information about Tech Tutoring at Central Library, call 703-228-5959

      For more information about Tech Tutoring at Columbia Pike Branch Library, call 703-228-5710.

    2. Patrick Henry Recorder Masters Holiday Music Concert–Columbia Pike
      1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

      Third Grade Recorder Masters Concert

      A holiday music performance by students from Patrick Henry Elementary School.

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    3. Films: Great Musicals–Columbia Pike
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Columbia Pike screens great musicals throughout December on Thursdays at 3 p.m.

      Dec. 4: “An American in Paris” [1951], Rated PG-13, 113 min. Directed by Vincente Minnelli and starring Gene Kelly and Lesie Caron. Three friends try to make lives for themselves in post-WWII Paris. However things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman.

      Dec. 11: “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” [1954], Rated G, 113 min. Directed by Stanley Donen and starring Jane Powell and Howard Keel. In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too.

      Dec. 18: “Meet Me in St. Louis” [1944], 113 min., Rated G. Directed by Vincente Minnelli and starring Judy Garland, Margaret O’Brien and Mary Astor. In the year before the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York.

       

       

    4. Kids Read to Dogs: “Paws to Read”–Aurora Hills
      5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      Children grades K – 5 are invited to read to therapy dogs.

      Each “Paws to Read” child is given a 15-minute session where they will be paired with a canine listener. Volunteers (both owners and dogs) are part of PAL (People. Animals. Love.), an animal therapy organization. All participating dogs are trained and certified.

      Studies have shown that reading to a dog (or other non-judgmental audience) can help improve a child’s reading level and increase their enjoyment of reading.

      Please register for a slot by calling 703-228-5715.

      For safety, all Library programs for children are canceled when Arlington Public Schools are closed because of inclement weather.

    5. English Conversation Class-Central
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      A comfortable place for non-native speakers to practice English.

      No registration necessary.

      We offer four English conversation classes at Central Library, one at the Aurora Hills Branch Library and one at the Columbia Pike Branch Library – view hours and locations.

      For more information about this class, call Ingrid Kauffman at 703-228-5996.

       

    6. Spanish Conversation Class–Central
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      An opportunity for non-native speakers to practice Spanish in a small setting.

      For more information, call Ingrid Kauffman at 703-228-5996.

  2. Dec
    19
    Fri
    1. English Conversation Class–Aurora Hills
      10:30 am – 11:30 am

      A comfortable place for non-native speakers to practice English.

      No registration necessary.

      Meets every Friday - Join us on Meetup to get class reminders.

       

      ESL wordle sliderWe offer four English conversation classes at Central Library, one at the Aurora Hills Branch Library and one at the Columbia Pike Branch Library – view hours and locations.

      For more information about this class, call 703-228-5715.

       

       

       

    2. Patrick Henry Recorder Masters Holiday Music Concert–Columbia Pike
      1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

      Third Grade Recorder Masters Concert

      A holiday music performance by students from Patrick Henry Elementary School.

      recorder music slider

       

       

  3. Dec
    20
    Sat
    1. English Conversation Class–Central
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      A comfortable place for non-native speakers to practice English.

      No registration necessary.

      We offer four English conversation classes at Central Library, and one at the Columbia Pike Branch Library – view hours and locations.

      For more information about this class, call Ingrid Kauffman at 703-228-5996.

       

    2. Tech Help–Central
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Tech Tutoring

      Need help getting your computer’s software to work?  Want to download a book or magazine from the Library’s eCollection? Interested in finally uploading all the photos on your smartphone?

      Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one Library tech assistance appointment.

      Sundays, 7–8:30 p.m. at Central Library

      Mondays, 1-2 p.m. at Central Library

      Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. at Central library

      Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. at Central Library

      Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Central Library

      Register for a 30-minute slot.

      Also: Mondays, 5:45–8:45 p.m. at Columbia Pike Branch Library

      For more information about Tech Tutoring at Central Library, call 703-228-5959

      For more information about Tech Tutoring at Columbia Pike Branch Library, call 703-228-5710.

    3. English Language Conversation Class–Columbia Pike
      10:30 am – 11:30 am

      Conversation practice for non-native speakers of English.

      Sessions are free and you may drop in as frequently as you like. 

      No registration required. All levels encouraged to participate. Our purpose is to give people who are learning English a chance to practice speaking English.

       

      We offer four English conversation classes at Central Library, and one at the Columbia Pike Branch Library – view all hours and locations.

       

    4. Discussion: Saturday Stock Talks–Central
      11:30 am – 1:00 pm

      Get together with others who have an interest in investments and the stock market. Exchange ideas, network. Occasional guest speakers invited. No registration required.

      Meet in the Second Floor Meeting Room at Central, through June 28, 2014.

    5. Zumba for All Ages–Shirlington
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Get Fit!

      All ages welcome – meets on the plaza outside the branch library.

      Led by instructors from The Energy Club.

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    6. Family Film: “Arthur Christmas” [2011]–Shirlington
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      A Shirlington Family Movie for Children and Their Adults

      This program is for children and their caregivers.

      Santa’s clumsy grandson Arthur is put on a mission to get a misplaced gift to a young girl in less than 2 hours. Rated PG, 98 minutes. Starring James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, and Bill Nighy. Directed by Sarah Smith.

      Snacks will be provided.

      Arthur Christmas

       

       

    7. Kids Read to Dogs: “Paws to Read”–Cherrydale
      3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Paws to Read at Cherrydale Branch Library

      To register a kindergarten – 5th grade student:

      Paws-to-Read will be at Cherrydale on the first and third Saturdays of the month.

       

  4. Dec
    21
    Sun
    1. Arabic Conversation Class–Central
      1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

      Practice your Arabic with new friends and neighbors.

      All levels are welcome, but participants should have some knowledge of the language. Come for a session and see if it works for you.

    2. Sunday Job-seeker Lab–Columbia Pike
      5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      A weekly lab to make hunting for jobs easier.

      Participants receive:

      • Three-hour uninterrupted computer reservations 
      • Free job-related printing
      • Extra staff /volunteers ready to help with resources and online applications.

      Drop-ins  welcome.

      Take advantage of a selection of job-related books, local job skills course catalogs and local employment center brochures.

    3. Films: The Big Holiday Movie Series–Shirlington
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      A Season of Sundays at Shirlington, 7 p.m.

      Nov. 30: “The Nightmare Before Christmas” [1993] Rated PG; 76 minutes. Directed by Henry Selik and staring Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, and Catherine O’Hara.  Jack Skellington wants to try something new and brings Christmas to Halloween town with mixed results.

      Dec. 7: “Elf” [2003] Rated PG; 97 minutes. Directed by Jon Favreau and staring Will Ferrell, James Caan, and Zooey Deschanel. When Buddy the Elf learns he’s actually a human, he heads to New York to find his biological father and spread Christmas cheer.

      Dec. 14: “Christmas Vacation” [1989] Rated PG-13; 97 minutes. Directed by Jeremiah Chechick and staring Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo and Juliette Lewis. With 25,000 lights on his house, Chuck Griswold has big plans for Christmas, but everything turns into a disaster.

      Dec. 21: “A Christmas Story” [1983] Rated PG; 94 minutes. Directed by Bob Clark and staring Peter Billingsley, Melina Dillon, and Darren McGavin. All Ralphie wants for Christmas is a Red Ryder BB Gun, even though everyone tells him he’ll put an eye out.

    4. Tech Help–Central
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Tech Tutoring

      Need help getting your computer’s software to work?  Want to download a book or magazine from the Library’s eCollection? Interested in finally uploading all the photos on your smartphone?

      Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one Library tech assistance appointment.

      Sundays, 7–8:30 p.m. at Central Library

      Mondays, 1-2 p.m. at Central Library

      Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. at Central library

      Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. at Central Library

      Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Central Library

      Register for a 30-minute slot.

      Also: Mondays, 5:45–8:45 p.m. at Columbia Pike Branch Library

      For more information about Tech Tutoring at Central Library, call 703-228-5959

      For more information about Tech Tutoring at Columbia Pike Branch Library, call 703-228-5710.

  5. Dec
    22
    Mon
    1. Tech Help–Central
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Tech Tutoring

      Need help getting your computer’s software to work?  Want to download a book or magazine from the Library’s eCollection? Interested in finally uploading all the photos on your smartphone?

      Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one Library tech assistance appointment.

      Sundays, 7–8:30 p.m. at Central Library

      Mondays, 1-2 p.m. at Central Library

      Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. at Central library

      Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. at Central Library

      Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Central Library

      Register for a 30-minute slot.

      Also: Mondays, 5:45–8:45 p.m. at Columbia Pike Branch Library

      For more information about Tech Tutoring at Central Library, call 703-228-5959

      For more information about Tech Tutoring at Columbia Pike Branch Library, call 703-228-5710.

    2. English Conversation Class–Central
      3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Non-native speakers practice English, in a small group setting.

      For more information, call Ingrid Kauffman at 703-228-5996.

      Please note that this class will meet on Mondays at 3 p.m. beginning Oct. 15.

       

      Learn more about Language Conversation Classes at the Library.

       

       

       

    3. Kids Read to Dogs: “Paws to Read”–Central
      5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      Children grades K – 5 are invited to read to therapy dogs.

      Each “Paws to Read” child is given a 15-minute session where they will be paired with a canine listener. Volunteers (both owners and dogs) are part of PAL (People. Animals. Love.), an animal therapy organization. All participating dogs are trained and certified.

      Studies have shown that reading to a dog (or other non-judgmental audience) can help improve a child’s reading level and increase their enjoyment of reading.

      Please register for a slot by calling 703-228-5946.

      For safety, all Library programs for children are canceled when Arlington Public Schools is closed because of inclement weather.

      Please note: The Sept. 8 and Sept. 22 sessions will take place in the Central Library first floor area south of the circulation desk.

       

    4. Tech Help–Columbia Pike
      5:45 pm – 8:45 pm

      Having difficulty with a computer program or just need some help figuring out how to do something on your computer?

      Sign up for one-on-one staff tutoring sessions at the library.

      For more information, call 703-228-5710.

      Sessions also available during the week at Central Library.

       

       

  6. Dec
    23
    Tue
    1. Kids Read to Dogs: “Paws to Read”–Westover
      5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      Children grades K – 5 are invited to read to therapy dogs.

      Each “Paws to Read” child is given a 15-minute session where they will be paired with a canine listener. Volunteers (both owners and dogs) are part of PAL (People. Animals. Love.), an animal therapy organization. All participating dogs are trained and certified.

      Studies have shown that reading to a dog (or other non-judgmental audience) can help improve a child’s reading level and increase their enjoyment of reading.

      Please register for a slot by calling 703-228-5260. This program takes place at the Westover branch on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

      For safety, Library programs for kids are canceled when Arlington Public Schools are closed because of inclement weather.

  7. Dec
    24
    Wed
    1. Nanny Club–Columbia Pike
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      For ages up to 5 years. Para edades de hasta 5 años.

      La biblioteca de Columbia Pike invita a las niñeras y au-pairs  a utilizer el salon de cuentos cada miercoles de 10am a 12pm para cantar, bailar, leer y jugar con sus bebitos y niños pre-escolares.  A su alcance tendran libros, juguetes de peluche, títeres, música y mas. Padres de familia tambien pueden aprovechar de esta oportunidad para disfrutar con sus chiquitines.

      No registration required. First come, first served until capacity is reached. Nannies are welcomed to the storytime room to talk, sing, dance, read and play with their preschool children. Big books, board books, soft blocks, rattles, and puppets available for interactive and self-directed activities.

      Parents also welcome.

      Call 703-228-5710 for more information. Llame 703-228-5710 para más información.