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Agenda

  1. Sep
    21
    Sun
    1. 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.

    2. 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. Sep
    22
    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: PowerPoint 2010–Central
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Learn to design slides with text, graphics, tables and colorful backgrounds. 

      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: Rainbow Rowell on “Landline”–Central
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The YA great and Printz Honor winner talks censorship, romance and her new novel

      Ms. Rowell will read from her latest work, “Landline.”

      Books will be available for sale and signing courtesy of One More Page Books.

       

    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. 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. 

    12. 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. Sep
    23
    Tue
    1. Kids Club–Shirlington
      4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Kids Club at Shirlington, for elementary school aged children.

      Sept. 9:  Make your own puppet!
      Sept. 16:  Homemade Bouncy Balls
      Sept. 23: Your Library Card 101–Using Library Databases
      Sept. 30: Watch a Good Book!

    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. James Bond Film Festival–Shirlington
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      With Every Actor to Play Bond on the Big Screen

      Films will be shown at the Shirlington Branch Library on Tuesday nights at 6 p.m.

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      Vote for your favorite Bond after every film, and enter to win tickets to the 2014 Lit Up Ball. Ticket winners will be announced Oct. 15. Screenings in Chronological Order by Actor

    6. 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.

    7. 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

    8. Presentation: Healthy Living for Physical and Spiritual Health–Cherrydale
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      For those looking for more vitality, better health and an enhanced sense of well-being.

      Licensed massage therapist Karin Silverman discusses the many benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle, including how the vegetarian diet is gentle to the planet and how it can enhance our spiritual development.

      yogaKarin, who has been meditating for over 40 years, will also offer the audience a chance to practice a simple meditation technique. Through meditation each of us can experience more peaceful, enriching and meaningful lives.
       

       

       

       

    9. Shut Up and Write: Panel Discussion for Aspiring Writers of YA Lit–Central
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Shut Up and Write is a series of  panel discussions on writing Young Adult Fiction, moderated by author Jon Skovron.

      The September 2014 session focuses on writing across ages, for both YA and adult audiences.

      Our panel of YA Lit experts will feature authors Diana Peterfreund and Lea Nolan. The panelists will also take questions from the audience, and the authors’ books will be available for purchase and signing.

       

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  4. Sep
    24
    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.