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  1. Jul
    30
    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.

       

    3. Drop-In Baby Club for Ages Up to 12 Months–Shirlington
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      Meet others from around the community as you sing songs, read stories and learn fingerplays with your wee one.

      This event is led by the community.

       

       

    4. Drop-In Storytime: Summer Stories for All Ages–Central
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      Summer Stories for all ages.

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

    5. Drop-In Storytime: Summer Stories for All Ages–Westover
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      Summer Stories for all ages.

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

    6. English Conversation Class-Central
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

      No registration necessary.

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

       

    7. Don’t Sink That Float: Summer Reading for Teens 2014–Columbia Pike
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The Edible Science of Root Beer

      Will it sink or float? Let’s find out!

       

      All teen Summer Reading events are free and open to young people entering 6th through 12th grades, unless otherwise indicated.

       

       

       

       

       

       

    8. Amazing Teacher Steve Somers: Summer Reading 2014–Westover
      4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      The Amazing Teacher Steve Somers mixes science, magic, storytelling and music into a reading celebration and that’s a real blast.

      All programs are free however capacity may be limited in programming spaces due to fire code. Attendance is first-come, first-served.

    9. CANCELED–Kids Club: Fun STEM Activities–Aurora Hills
      4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELED

      Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)–all very important for today’s students and tomorrow’s visionaries.

      Take part in a variety of fun STEM activities. Special guest Ms. Marissa will teach how to make straw rockets, build marshmallow towers and lego structures.

                  

    10. 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 or for more information, call 703-228-5710.

      No session on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.

    11. McKinley Night at the Library–Westover
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      For elementary school students

      McKinley Elementary teachers will be on hand every Wednesday night during the summer to help students navigate the library and keep up with their reading skills.

    12. Amazing Teacher Steve Somers: Summer Reading 2014–Central
      7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      The Amazing Teacher Steve Somers mixes science, magic, storytelling and music into a reading celebration and that’s a real blast.

      All programs are free however capacity may be limited in programming spaces due to fire code. Attendance is first-come, first-served.

    13. Chinese Conversation Class–Central
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Practice speaking Chinese while discussing a variety of subjects.

      Sessions are led by native Chinese speakers.

      No registration is required.

       

    14. Expert Garden Talk–Central
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Expert Garden Talks for 2014

      Talks take place at 7 p.m. outdoors at the Central Library Community Garden near the tennis courts unless otherwise indicated.

      • March 19 (indoors): “CROP selection and soils” — giveaways: seeds, soil test kits
      • March 26 (indoors): “Seed starting”  – giveaways: seeds
      • April 2: No program
      • April 9: “Starting the Spring Garden: Transplanting, direct planting and readiness” — giveaways: seeds; seedlings
      • April 16: “Composting and Soil Testing”
      • April 23: ”Container gardens (all kinds)” — giveaways:  seeds
      • April 30: “Water, irrigation, rain barrels”
      • May 7: “Garden structures & vertical gardening” — giveaways: seeds, seedlings
      • May 14: “Herbs and herb container gardens” — giveaways: nibbles
      • May 21:  “No Room? No Problem-Growing Food in Small Spaces” — giveaways: seeds
      • May 28 (indoors): “Edible landscaping (including perennial vegetables)”
      • June 4: “Insect pests and beneficials” with lady bug release
      • June 11: “Weeds, mulches, tillage” with weed show and tell
      • June 18: “Pollination, pollinators, perennials”
      • June 25: “Top Ten vegetable plant diseases” with disease show and tell
      • July 2: No program
      • July 9: “Gardening with and for kids — giveaways: herbs, sachets
      • July 16: “Foraging the Wild Edibles”
      • July 23 (indoors) : “How vegetables are used around the world” — giveaways: food tastes, recipes
      • July 30: “Therapeutic Gardening”
      • Aug. 6: ”Vegetables for the fall” — giveaways: seeds
      • Aug. 13 (indoors):  Film in Auditorium–”A Place at the Table,” a documentary about hunger in the United States
      • Aug. 20 (indoors): ”Food preservation: canning, drying, freezing
      • Sept. 10: “Cover crops and crop rotations”
      • Sept. 17: “Extending the season: cold frames, row covers, etc.”
      • Sept. 24: “Compost and compost tea” (TENTATIVE)
      • Oct. 1 (indoors): “Indoors vegetable gardening for the winter”
      • Oct. 8: No program
      • Oct. 15 (indoors): “Season in review: what worked, what didn’t”
  2. Jul
    31
    Thu
    1. Drop-In Storytime: Summer Stories for All Ages–Cherrydale
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      Summer Stories for all ages.

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

    2. Drop-In Storytime: Summer Stories for All Ages–Shirlington
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      Summer Stories for all ages.

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

    3. Drop-in Storytime: Under Twos–Aurora Hills
      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.

    4. Drop-In Storytime: Over Twos–Aurora Hills
      11:15 am – 11:45 am

      For ages 25 months to 5 years.

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

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

    5. Drop-In Storytime: Summer Stories for All Ages–Shirlington
      11:15 am – 11:45 am

      Summer Stories for all ages.

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

    6. Films: Movies that Rock–Columbia Pike
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      The Columbia Pike Movie Matinees in July Turn Up the Volume

       

      July 3 – “Pirate Radio[2009]. Rated R, 117 minutes.

      July 10 – “Taking Woodstock [2009]. Rated R, 120 minutes.

      July 17 – “Almost Famous” [2000]. Rated R, 122 minutes.

      July 24 – “Once” [2006]. Rated R, 86 minutes.

      July 31 – “Music and Lyrics” [2007]. Rated PG-13, 96 minutes.

    7. Individualize Your T-Shirt: Summer Reading for Teens 2014–Central
      4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Bring a t-shirt and transform it into wearable art. The paints will be provided.

      All teen Summer Reading events are free and open to young people entering 6th through 12th grades, unless otherwise indicated.

    8. Kids Yoga with Cathy Burke: Summer Reading 2014–Aurora Hills
      4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      Wear clothes you can move and stretch in when you join Cathy Burke to practice some yoga.

      All programs are free however capacity may be limited in programming spaces due to fire code. Attendance is first-come, first-served.

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

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

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

    10. 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.

    11. Late Night Recess for 20s and 30s–Central
      9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

      Lit Up Presents…

      Late Night Recess WP event banner

      Bring your friends and your inner child for a night of Sardines, Twister, Nerf Tag and Capture the Flag!

      Comfortable play clothes and closed-toe shoes are highly recommended.

      Delicious homemade cookies and milk will be provided by Noshy.

       

      Join the WAITLIST (registration is currently full).

       

      • The first 50 people to register will receive a special prize.
      • *By registering, you agree to hold the Arlington Public Library and staff harmless in the event of injury or destruction of personal property.

      Then continue the fun at O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub in Clarendon, where ticket holders will get a free appetizer with a minimum $10 purchase.
      Limit one per person, and one per check. Discount available to Late Night Recess ticket holders from July 31 – Aug. 10, 2014.

       

      Learn more about Lit Up programs at the Arlington Public Library.