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Posterboard

  1. Mar
    29
    Sunday: 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.

  2. Mar
    29
    Sunday: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Build Your Empire

    Join fellow Euro-game enthusiasts for an evening of games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and Dominion.

    settler of catan

     

     

  3. Mar
    29
    Sunday: 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

    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, 703-228-5710.

    Also: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5 – 8 p.m. at Cherrydale Branch Library, 703-228-6330

     

    Tags: @ Central
  4. Mar
    30
    Monday: 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm

    Some noir, some Hitchcock and Robert Altman

    Monday afternoons at 2 p.m.

    March 9: “The Big Sleep” [1946]. Directed by Howard Hawks. Starring Bogart and Bacall. Not rated, 114 minutes.

    March 16: “The Maltese Falcon” [1941]. Directed by John Huston. Starring Humphrey Bogart. Not rated, 100 minutes.

    March 23: “Dial M for Murder” [1954]. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring Ray Milland and Grace Kelly. Rated PG, 105 minutes.

    March 30: “Gosford Park” [2001]. Directed by Robert Altman. Starring Maggie Smith. Rated R, 137 minutes.

    Categories:
    Films
  5. Mar
    30
    Monday: 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.

     

     

     

    Tags: @ Central
  6. Mar
    30
    Monday: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

    A comfortable place for non-native speakers to practice Italian. All levels welcome.

    No registration necessary.

    Please note: The class will not meet on March 30. 

    The class will not meet on April 6 but will meet on Wednesday, April 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Afterward, the class will return to the regular Monday schedule.

  7. Mar
    30
    Monday: 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 and Cherrydale.

     

     

  8. Mar
    31
    Tuesday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

    For people of low and moderate income.

    At Central Library: Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    Feb. 3 through April 14

    Presented in partnership with AARP.

    Tax Prep Clinics 2015

  9. Mar
    31
    Tuesday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Information Outside the Open Enrollment Period

    For those who need to apply for health care coverage during the special enrollment period.

    Learn more about the Affordable Care Act, find out what your plan options are and how to sign-up.

    Assistance provided by the Young Invincibles organization, which is funded by grants from partners including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Atlantic Philanthropies.

    No appointments necessary. The ACA assistance is available near the Second Floor Meeting Room at Central Library.

    • Tuesday March 3,  10 am – 4 pm
    • Wednesday March 4, 10 – 4 pm
    • Tuesday March 10, 10 am – 4 pm
    • Thursday March 12, 10 am – 4 pm
    • Tuesday March 17, 10 am – 4 pm
    • Thursday March 19, 10 am to 4 pm
    • Not present the 3rd week in March
    • Tuesday March 31, 10 am to 4 pm
    • Thursday April 2, 10 am – 4 pm
    • Tuesday April 7, 10 am – 4 pm
    • Thursday April 9, 10 am – 4 pm
    Categories:
    Health and Fitness
  10. Mar
    31
    Tuesday: 1:15 pm – 7:45 pm

    For people of low and moderate income.

    At Columbia Pike Branch Library: Tuesdays, 1:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    Feb. 3 through April 14

    Presented in partnership with AARP.

    Tax Prep Clinics 2015

  11. Apr
    1
    Wednesday: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

    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

    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, 703-228-5710.

    Also: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5 – 8 p.m. at Cherrydale Branch Library, 703-228-6330

    Tags: @ Central
  12. Apr
    1
    Wednesday: 1:00 pm – 2:00 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.

     

    Tags: @ Central
  13. Apr
    1
    Wednesday: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Lego Club is for kids grade K-5.

    The library provides tubs of legos and a special challenge. Then, after the program, we display the Lego creations for everyone to see.

    No registration required and all you need to bring is your imagination!

  14. Apr
    1
    Wednesday: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    Borrow gardening tools at Central Library

    A free lending program for Arlington residents only.

    Also seeking gently used tools as donations and volunteers for the program.

    Categories:
    Garden
    Tags: @ Central
  15. Apr
    1
    Wednesday: 5:00 pm – 8:00 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 Cherrydale Branch LibraryWednesday and Thursday, 5 -8 p.m.

    For more information, call 703-228-6330.

    Sessions also available during the week at Central Library and Columbia Pike.

     

     

    Tags: @ Cherrydale
  16. Apr
    1
    Wednesday: 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.

     

    Tags: @ Central
  17. Apr
    1
    Wednesday: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Expert Garden Talks for 2015

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

    Presented in partnership with Arlington Food Assistance Center.

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    March 4:  Seed Starting & Portable Sunshine: Starting Seedlings Indoors Under Grow Lights – Second Floor Meeting Room
    March 11: Principles of Garden Layout, Design & Orientation – Second Floor Meeting Room
    **Saturday, March 21:  AFAC Spring Garden Kick-Off — Arlington Central Library Auditorium**
    March 18: Soil Building & Testing – Second Floor Meeting Room
    March 25: From the Grocery Store to the Garden to the Kitchen – Second Floor Meeting Room

    April 1: Superfoods for Health: Learn to Grow and Cook Them – Arlington Central Library Auditorium
    April 8: Spring into Gardening: Transplanting, Direct Planting and Readiness (hands-on)
    April 15: Edible Landscaping & Fruit in the Garden
    April 22: Container Gardens for Edibles
    April 29: Water, Irrigation & Rain barrels

    May 6: Garden Structures & Vertical Gardening
    May 13: Gardening with and for Kids
    May 20: No Room? No Problem. Growing Food in Small Spaces
    May 27: Critter Control – Mammals, Worms, Slugs, etc. – Second Floor Meeting Room

    June 3: Insect Pests and Beneficials
    June 10: Weeds, Mulches, Tillage
    June 17: TBD
    June 24: Pollination, Pollinators and Flowers in the Garden

    July 1: Top Ten Vegetable Plant Diseases: Rot Not! – Second Floor Meeting Room
    July 8: Solar Cooking
    July 15: Foraging the Wild Edibles
    July 22: Lasagne Gardens – the Layered Approach
    July 29: Preparing Your Entry for Arlington County Fair

    Aug. 5: Vegetables for the Fall (hands-on)
    Aug. 12: Composting: Why and How
    Aug. 19: Food Preservation: Canning, Drying, Freezing – Arlington Central Library Auditorium
    Aug. 26: TBD

    Sept. 2: Putting the Herb Garden to Bed for the Winter – Arlington Central Library Auditorium
    Sept. 9: Cover Crops and Crop Rotations
    Sept. 16: Extending the Season: Cold Frames, Row Covers, etc. – Arlington Central Library Auditorium
    Sept. 23: Inside Arlington Kitchens: Tasting Our Cultures
    Sept. 30: Indoor Vegetable Gardening for Winter Months – Second Floor Meeting Room

    Oct. 7: Preparing the Garden for Winter: Tool and Garden Bed Care – Second Floor Meeting Room
    Oct. 14: Season in Review: What Worked, What Didn’t

  18. Apr
    1
    Wednesday: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Ever been told you should try comedy but don’t know where to start?

    Library manager/comedian Kerby Valladares is hosting a series of four workshops to give newcomers a taste of life behind the microphone. You’ll learn how to shape your act, meet some local comics, get a feel for the area comedy scene and find out how to play to the audience.

    Each workshop will be held at Arlington’s Plaza Library at 2100 Clarendon Blvd.  At the end of the series, the participants will get to get up on stage and showcase their material.

    Meets Wednesdays, April 1-22.

    Registration required.

     

    Categories:
    Fun and Games
    Tags: @ Plaza
  19. Apr
    1
    Wednesday: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Talk To Your Library Experts on Children’s and Teen Literature

    Each session will include a presentation and social time for discussion and refreshments.

    Wednesday, April 1: Poetry, the Sidewalk Never Ends

    • Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky are rock stars of children’s poetry, but there are other treasures for you to discover on our shelves. Join us as we share some great poetry books for kids of all ages. Celebrate National Poetry Month with us!

     

    No registration required. Attendees will received a coupon good for ten percent off one item at One More Page Books

    girl reading comics

     

  20. Apr
    1
    Wednesday: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    Join the “Knit & Purl” Gathering

    All skill levels are welcome.

    Bring your own supplies, but we’ll also have a few needles and some yarn on hand.

    Meets every Wednesday 

     

     

  21. Apr
    2
    Thursday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

    For people of low and moderate income.

    At Central Library: Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    Feb. 3 through April 14

    Presented in partnership with AARP.

    Tax Prep Clinics 2015

  22. Apr
    2
    Thursday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Information Outside the Open Enrollment Period

    For those who need to apply for health care coverage during the special enrollment period.

    Learn more about the Affordable Care Act, find out what your plan options are and how to sign-up.

    Assistance provided by the Young Invincibles organization, which is funded by grants from partners including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Atlantic Philanthropies.

    No appointments necessary. The ACA assistance is available near the Second Floor Meeting Room at Central Library.

     

    • Tuesday March 3,  10 am – 4 pm
    • Wednesday March 4, 10 – 4 pm
    • Tuesday March 10, 10 am – 4 pm
    • Thursday March 12, 10 am – 4 pm
    • Tuesday March 17, 10 am – 4 pm
    • Thursday March 19, 10 am to 4 pm
    • Not present the 3rd week in March
    • Tuesday March 31, 10 am to 4 pm
    • Thursday April 2, 10 am – 4 pm
    • Tuesday April 7, 10 am – 4 pm
    • Thursday April 9, 10 am – 4 pm
    Categories:
    Health and Fitness
  23. Apr
    2
    Thursday: 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

    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, 703-228-5710.

    Also: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5 – 8 p.m. at Cherrydale Branch Library, 703-228-6330

    Tags: @ Central
  24. Apr
    2
    Thursday: 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    Movie Matinee at Columbia Pike Branch Library

    Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m., presented in conjunction with Arlington Reads 2015

    April 2: “Dear White People“ 

    [2014]. Rated R, 108 min. Directed by Justin Simien and starring Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson and  Kyle Gallner. A social satire revolving around the lives of four black students at an Ivy League college.

     

    April 9: “Finding Forrester[2000]. Rated PG-13, 136 min. Directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Sean Connery, Rob Brown and F. Murray Abraham. A young basketball star and writing prodigy finds a mentor in a reclusive author.

    April 16: “The Great Debaters [2007]. Rated PG-13, 126 min. Directed by Denzel Washington and starring: Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker and Kimberly Elise. A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school’s first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.

    April 23: “Remember the Titans [2000]. Rated PG, 113 min. Directed by Boaz Yakin. Featuring: Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Wood Harris. The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.

    April 30: “Do the Right Thing[1989]. Rated R, 120 min. Directed by Spike Lee and starring Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis and  Ruby Dee. On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone’s hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.

     

  25. Apr
    2
    Thursday: 5:00 pm – 8:00 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 Cherrydale Branch LibraryWednesday and Thursday, 5 -8 p.m.

    For more information, call 703-228-6330.

    Sessions also available during the week at Central Library and Columbia Pike.

     

     

    Tags: @ Cherrydale
  26. Apr
    2
    Thursday: 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.

  27. Apr
    2
    Thursday: 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.

     

    Tags: @ Central
  28. Apr
    2
    Thursday: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Learn what you need to know about planning your own funeral or that of a loved one.

    Topics will include: funerals, memorial services, donating organs and costs associated. Speaker: Kathy Birnbaum, RN (Retired) and Past President of Memorial Society of Virginia.

    Register now.

    The Arlington Public Library uses subject matter experts from a variety of sources to provide educational public programs. We do not endorse, suggest or recommend a specific company, product or service.

  29. Apr
    2
    Thursday: 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.

    Tags: @ Central
  30. Apr
    3
    Friday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

    For people of low and moderate income.

    At Columbia Pike Branch Library: Tuesdays, 1:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    Feb. 3 through April 14

    Presented in partnership with AARP.

    Tax Prep Clinics 2015