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Agenda

  1. Oct
    26
    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. Author Event: Writing Workshop with YA’s Martina Boone, Kimberley Griffiths Little, Wendy Higgins and Jessica Spotswood–Central
      4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

      Discuss your favorite best-selling YA novels and build a story with the authors of four different hot young adult trilogies

      Using examples from familiar audience favorites like “Divergent,” “The Hunger Games” and “Harry Potter,” the authors will guide aspiring writers through an often hilarious and educational event.

      Books by Martina Boone, Kimberley Griffiths Little, Wendy Higgins and Jessica Spotswood will be available for sale and signing, courtesy of One More Page Books.

      Find more NANOWRIMO Programs at the Library.

       

    3. 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.

    4. Tech Night Tutorials–Central
      7:00 pm – 9:00 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.

      To register for a 30-minute slot. For more information, call 703-228-5959.

       

       

  2. Oct
    27
    Mon
    1. Drop-in Storytime: Under Twos–Glencarlyn
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      For ages up to 2 years.

      No registration required. First come, first served until capacity is reached.

      Call 703-228-5715 for more information.

      For safety, Library children’s programs are canceled when Arlington Public Schools are closed for inclement weather.

    2. Drop-in Storytime: Under Twos–Shirlington
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      For ages up to 2 years.

      No registration required. First come, first served until capacity is reached.

      Call 703-228-6545 for more information.

      For safety, Library children’s programs are canceled when Arlington Public Schools are closed for inclement weather.

    3. Drop-in Storytime: Under Twos–Shirlington
      11:15 am – 11:45 am

      For ages up to 2 years.

      No registration required. First come, first served until capacity is reached.

      Call 703-228-6545 for more information.

      For safety, Library children’s programs are canceled when Arlington Public Schools are closed for inclement weather.

    4. Drop-in Storytime: Baby Steps–Central
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      For ages up to a year old. No registration required. First come, first served until capacity is reached.

      Call 703-228-5946 for more information.

      For safety, Library children’s programs are canceled when Arlington Public Schools are closed in inclement weather.

    5. Tech Class: Microsoft Excel 2010–Central
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Learn common uses of Microsoft Office spreadsheets and how to manage information.

      Learn to create worksheets; enter data; navigate toolbars; manipulate rows, columns and cells; use formulas and functions; and produce graphs.

      Prerequisites:  Basic computer and Microsoft Windows skills. Advance registration is not required.

       

    6. 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.

       

       

       

    7. 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.

       

    8. Tech Night Tutorials–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.

      To register for a 30-minute slot.  For more information, call 703-228-5710.

      Please note that the Wednesday night tutorials have been discontinued.

       

    9. Author Event: Meg Medina, Latina Writer for Kids of All Ages, Discusses Bullying–Central
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Hear the great Meg Medina talk about the very serious issue of bullying

      Meg Medina author

      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 Isa Wants a Car.”

       

       

       

       

       

       

    10. Drop-in Storytime: Family Storytime–Shirlington
      7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      All ages. No registration required.

      First come, first served until capacity is reached.

      Call 703-228-6545 for more information.

      For safety, Library children’s programs are canceled when Arlington Public Schools are closed for inclement weather.

    11. Drop-in Storytime: Family Storytime–Shirlington
      7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      All ages. No registration required.

      First come, first served until capacity is reached.

      Call 703-228-6545 for more information.

      For safety, Library children’s programs are canceled when Arlington Public Schools are closed for inclement weather.

    12. Face-to-Face Chat with a County Board Member–Aurora Hills
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      It’s an Open Door Monday for at least one member of Arlington’s County Board.

      Stop by, say “hello,” and ask questions or say what’s on your mind.

      Open Door Mondays Schedule for 2014:

      First Monday of the month at Westover Branch Library

      Second Monday of the month Arlington Mill Community Center

      Third Monday of the month at Cherrydale Branch Library

      Fourth Monday of the month at Aurora Hills Branch Library

       No meetings  on federal holidays, in August, December, or on Fifth Mondays of the month. 

    13. Book Club: Monday Evening with Friends–Central
      7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      An informal discussion

       

      The titles:

      Sept. 22:                “The Maltese Falcon” by Dashell Hammett

      Oct. 27:                   “All That Is: A Novel” by James Salter

      Nov. 24:                   Group members will provide copies of poetry selections

      Dec. 15:                   “Siddhartha” by Hermann Hesse

       

       

  3. Oct
    28
    Tue
    1. Kids Club–Shirlington
      4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Kids Club at Shirlington, for elementary school aged children.

      Sessions on Tuesdays.

      Oct. 7-Money Madness

      Oct. 14- Make your own T-Shirt Bag (bring an old t-shirt)

      Oct. 21- Game Day

      Oct. 28-Slime Science

    2. Drop-in Storytime: Stop In for Stories–Westover
      4:15 pm – 4:45 pm

      For ages up to 5 years.

      No registration required. First come, first served until capacity is reached.

      Call 703-228-5260 for more information.

      For safety, Library children’s programs are canceled when Arlington Public Schools are closed for inclement weather.

    3. Drop-in Storytime: Over Twos–Cherrydale
      4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

      For ages 25 months to 5 years.

      No registration required. First come, first served until capacity is reached.

      Call 703-228-6330 for more information.

      For safety, Library children’s programs are canceled when Arlington Public Schools are closed for inclement weather.

    4. 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.

    5. Drop-in Storytime: Family Storytime–Central
      6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      All ages. No registration required.

      First come, first served until capacity is reached.

      Call 703-228-5946 for more information.

      For safety, Library children’s programs are canceled when Arlington Public Schools are closed for inclement weather.

    6. Book Club: Book Whisperers–Westover
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Westover book club meets the fourth Tuesday of each month.

      Upcoming titles for discussion:

       

      Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. – A Moveable Feast” by Ernest Hemingway

      Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. – ”Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948” by Madeleine Albright 

      Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. – ”The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain

      Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 2 p.m. – ”Triangle“ by Katharine Weber

      Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. – The Round House” by Louise Erdrich

  4. Oct
    29
    Wed
    1. Drop-in Storytime: Baby Steps–Shirlington
      10:00 am – 10:30 am

      For ages 1 year and under.

      No registration required. First come, first served until capacity is reached.

      For safety, Library children’s programs are canceled when Arlington Public Schools are closed for inclement weather.

    2. 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.