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Agenda

  1. Apr
    23
    Wed
    1. Earth Week Sale: CFL Bulbs for $2–Plaza
      Apr 23 (all-day)

      See the light during Earth Week, especially at this price

      CFL bulbs last for years and quickly play for themselves when they’re only $2 each.

      The Plaza Branch Library & Arlington Store has CFLs in 15, 20 and 30 watts.

      The Plaza Branch Library & Arlington Shop is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Not open weekends.

       

    2. PLEASE: NO BOOK SALE DONATIONS AT CENTRAL THROUGH MAY 9
      Apr 23 (all-day)

      Please hold off on dropping off book sale donations at Central Library through May 9.

      Volunteers need the space and the room to set up for the Spring Friends of the Library Book Sale.

      Small donations of materials can be taken to branch libraries.

      Thank you for your understanding and generosity.

    3. USE DOORS ON McKINLEY ROAD FOR ENTERING WESTOVER BRANCH
      Apr 23 (all-day)

      Because of construction, only the doors facing McKinley Road allow access to the Westover Branch Library.

      Thank you for your patience.

    4. Red Cross Blood Drive–Westover
      10:30 am – 4:00 pm

      Call 1-800-RedCross for appointment. Drop-ins welcome.

      All participants receive a free long-sleeve t-shirt.

      Learn more.

    5. ASL Club for Kids–Columbia Pike
      4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

      For Kids Grades K-5

      Fun activities, rhymes and songs exploring American Sign Language.

      Childrens’ programs are canceled if Arlington Public Schools is closed due to inclement weather.

    6. Film/Discussion: “Les Visiteurs du Soir” [1942]–Columbia Pike
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      *Special Event!  French Cinéma “Les Visiteurs du Soir,” from World War II, in French with English subtitles

      A story of barons, love and the Devil, called the “grandest film of the Occupation.”

       

    7. French Conversation Class–Columbia Pike
      4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      A new group practice for those learning French.

      Sessions are held the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at Columbia Pike Branch Library.

    8. Kids Club–Central
      4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

      For Kids Grades K Through 5

      Get together weekly with old pals and new for fun, free activities.

      For safety, when Arlington Public Schools are closed because of inclement weather, Library programs for kids are canceled.

       

    9. Family Program: Make Your Yard Their Home-Migration and Bird Feeders–Westover
      4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

      Family feathered fun

      Learn what draws various birds to your yard, how different feeders attract different birds, and then make a wooden feeder to take home!

      bird at feeder slider2Two Master Gardeners will talk about migration patterns and introduce the basics of bird feeders, and then the owner of Wild Birds Unlimited will help guide the construction of your very own bird feeder to take home.

      For elementary age children through adults; elementary age children must be accompanied by adult. One bird feeder per family.

      Space is limited to 20 participants so registration is required: call 703-228-5260.

       

       

       

    10. Art Club for Tweens–Columbia Pike
      5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Artistic response to a read-aloud folk tale for grades 4-6

    11. Personal Computer Tutoring–Columbia Pike
      5:45 pm – 8:45 pm

      For beginners on up.

      Bring specific questions about specific programs or let us help you reach your computing goals.

      To register for a 30-minute slot, please call 703-228-5710.

    12. Drop-in Family Storytime–Glencarlyn
      6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      For all ages. No registration required.

      First come, first served until capacity is reached.

      Call 703-228-6548 for more information.

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

    13. Savvy Social Security Planning–Central
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Join Certified Financial Planner and Virginia Cooperative Extension volunteer Mike May for this free presentation on social security considerations for your retirement planning.

      In this workshop you will learn:

      • 5 factors to consider when deciding to apply for benefits

      • When it makes sense to delay benefits—and when it does not

      • Why you should always check your earnings record for accuracy

      • How to estimate your benefits

      • Two innovative strategies for coordinating benefits with your spouse

      • How to minimize taxes on Social Security benefits

      • How to coordinate Social Security with your other forms of retirement income

      Pre-registration isn’t mandatory but does help us know how many copies of handouts to bring. To register or for more information contact jabel@vt.edu.

      Presented in partnership with Virginia Cooperative Extension

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

      The Chinese Language Conversation Group is a new informal practice class using Chinese to cover a variety of subjects of interest.

      The sessions are led by native Chinese speakers. No registration is required.

       

    15. 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 with gardening theme
      • 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”
    16. History Talk: “Local Civilian Struggles During the Civil War”–Central
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Marking 150 Years Since the Civil War

      Ronald Beavers will speak on “Local Civilian Struggles During the Civil War.”

      The lecture will focus on what it was like to be a civilian in Alexandria and Arlington during the Civil War, when the area was fortified by the Union Army and occupied by thousands of soldiers.

      Presented in partnership with the Arlington County Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee

  2. Apr
    24
    Thu
    1. Earth Week Sale: CFL Bulbs for $2–Plaza
      Apr 24 (all-day)

      See the light during Earth Week, especially at this price

      CFL bulbs last for years and quickly play for themselves when they’re only $2 each.

      The Plaza Branch Library & Arlington Store has CFLs in 15, 20 and 30 watts.

      The Plaza Branch Library & Arlington Shop is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Not open weekends.

       

    2. PLEASE: NO BOOK SALE DONATIONS AT CENTRAL THROUGH MAY 9
      Apr 24 (all-day)

      Please hold off on dropping off book sale donations at Central Library through May 9.

      Volunteers need the space and the room to set up for the Spring Friends of the Library Book Sale.

      Small donations of materials can be taken to branch libraries.

      Thank you for your understanding and generosity.

    3. USE DOORS ON McKINLEY ROAD FOR ENTERING WESTOVER BRANCH
      Apr 24 (all-day)

      Because of construction, only the doors facing McKinley Road allow access to the Westover Branch Library.

      Thank you for your patience.

    4. Book Club: Thursday Morning with Friends–Central
      10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      An informal discussion

      The January title is “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison.

      The February title is “The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas” by Paul Theroux.

      The March titles are “Flight: A Novel” and “Reservation Blues,” both by Sherman Alexie.

      The April title is ”Children of Men” by P.D. James.

      The May title is ”In a Sunburned Country” by Bill Bryson.

      The June title is ”Wuthering Heights” by Emily Brontë.

      The July title is ”Hateship, Friendship, Courtship: Marriage Stories” by Alice Munro.

      The August title is “The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, 1830-1900″ by David McCullough.

      The September title is “Tender is the Night” by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

      The October title is “Things Fall Apart’ by Chinua Achebe.

       

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

      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.

    6. Drop-in Storytime: Stop In for Stories–Cherrydale
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      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.

    7. 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.

    8. 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.

    9. Drop-In Storytime: Over Twos–Shirlington
      11:15 am – 11:45 am

      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.