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Agenda

  1. Mar
    5
    Thu
    1. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE CENTRAL GARAGE BEFORE THE LIBRARY OPENS
      Mar 5 (all-day)

      To allow staff to prepare for the day, we ask Library users not to proceed down the ramp off Quincy Street until the building is officially open for the day.

      Central Library opens at 10 a.m. Monday through Saturday and at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

      Thank you for your understanding as we work to make opening procedures at Central Library as consistent as possible.

       

    2. Free Tax Preparation Assistance–Central
      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

    3. CANCELED FOR 3/5-Drop-In Storytime: Over Twos–Shirlington
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      CANCELED FOR 3/5

      For ages 25 months through 5 years.

      No registration required. Storytimes are 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.

    4. CANCELED FOR 3/5-Drop-in Storytime: Stop In for Stories–Cherrydale
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      CANCELED FOR 3/5

      For ages up 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.

    5. CANCELED FOR 3/5-Drop-in Storytime: Under Twos–Aurora Hills
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      CANCELED FOR 3/5

      For ages through 24 months.

      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.

    6. CANCELED FOR 3/5-Drop-In Storytime: Over Twos–Aurora Hills
      11:15 am – 11:45 am

      CANCELED FOR 3/5

      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.

    7. CANCELED FOR 3/5-Drop-In Storytime: Over Twos–Shirlington
      11:15 am – 11:45 am

      CANCELED FOR 3/5

      For ages 25 months through 5 years.

      No registration required. Storytimes are 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.

    8. 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

      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

    9. Film Series: Women Directors–Columbia Pike
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      In March, Columbia Pike Branch Library presents screenings of great films directed by women.

      Thursdays at 3 p.m.

      March 5: “Orlando” [1992].  Young nobleman Orlando is commanded by Queen Elizabeth I to stay forever young. Miraculously, he does just that. The film follows him as he moves through several centuries of British History. Rated PG -13, 94 minutes. Directed by Sally Potter. Featuring Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane and Quentin Crisp.

      March 12: “An Education” [2009]. A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age. Rated PG-13, 100 minutes. Directed by Lone Scherfig. Featuring Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard and Alfred Molina.

      March 19: “Sleepless in Seattle” [1993]. A recently widowed man’s son calls a radio talk-show in an attempt to find his father a partner. Rated PG, 105 minutes. Directed by Nora Ephron. Featuring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

      March 26: “The Kids are All Right” [2010]. Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their father into their family life.  Rated R, 106 minutes. Directed by Lisa Cholodenko. Featuring Annette Bening, Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo.

       

    10. Tech Class: eBooks and eReaders–Westover
      3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

      Get the latest on free Library downloads and how to read them.

      Learn about your Library’s eBook collection, your eAccount and walk through the process of downloading eBooks to your mobile device. Bring your eReader so you can get going in class.

      Class size is limited so please call 703-228-5260 or visit the Service Desk at Westover to register.

    11. CANCELED FOR 3/5-Teen Club/Film: “The Maze Runner” [2014]–Shirlington
      4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      CANCELED FOR 3/5

      For Middle and High School Aged Kids

      Fun activities for ages 11-18 on the first and third Thursday of each month.

      “The Maze Runner” is the story of boys trapped in a maze forced to join forces in hopes of escape. Directed by Wes Ball. Rated PG-13; 113 minutes.

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      March 19: Maze Runner Showdown–Book vs. Movie

       

    12. CANCELED FOR 3/5-Drop-In Storytime en español : Cuentos Para Niños –Central
      4:15 pm – 4:45 pm

      CANCELED FOR 3/5

      Cuentos para niños! Programa en español para 0-5 años.

      Lectura de cuentos, canciones y manualidades. No se requiere registro para este programa.

      Stories for Children! is a Spanish storytime for ages through 5 years.

      The program uses a mixture of stories, songs and crafts. There is no registration required for this program. Seating is 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.

    13. NEW: Tech Help–Cherrydale
      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.

       

       

    14. CANCELED FOR 3/5-Kids Read to Dogs: “Paws to Read”–Aurora Hills
      5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      CANCELED FOR 3/5

      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.

    15. CANCELED-Presentation: Funeral Planning Decisions, They’re Part of Life–Central
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      THIS PROGRAM IS CANCELED FOR MARCH 5

      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.

    16. 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.

       

    17. 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. Mar
    6
    Fri
    1. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE CENTRAL GARAGE BEFORE THE LIBRARY OPENS
      Mar 6 (all-day)

      To allow staff to prepare for the day, we ask Library users not to proceed down the ramp off Quincy Street until the building is officially open for the day.

      Central Library opens at 10 a.m. Monday through Saturday and at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

      Thank you for your understanding as we work to make opening procedures at Central Library as consistent as possible.

       

    2. Free Tax Preparation Assistance–Columbia Pike
      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

    3. Drop-in Storytime: Baby Steps–Columbia Pike
      10:30 am – 11:30 am

      For ages up to a year old.

      No registration required. First come, first served until capacity is reached at 16 babies.

      Lap-sit program for babies and their adults. Includes songs, sign language, nursery rhymes activities and books.

      Call 703-228-5710 for more information.

      Programa para bebitos y sus adultos. Cantamos, leemos y recitamos rimas de cuna y otras actividades. Cupo para 16 bebitos.

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

    4. Drop-in Storytime: Baby Steps–Westover
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      For ages up through 12 months.

      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.

    5. Drop-In Storytime: Over Twos–Central
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      For ages 25 months to 5 years. No registration required.

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

    6. Drop-in Storytime: Under Twos–Central
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      For ages up to 24 months.

      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. Drop-in Storytime: Wobbly Walkers–Westover
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      For ages 13-24 months.

      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.

    8. 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.