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  1. Jul
    22
    Tue
    1. Money Talk: A Financial Education Series for Women–Central
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      A five-part class developed because women have unique financial needs.

      This series was developed because women have unique financial needs. The course teaches the basics of smart money management and shows women and those who care about their future how to plan now for long-term financial security.

       

      • July 2          Financial Basics
      • July 9          Insurance Basics
      • July 16        Investing Basics
      • July 22        Investing for Retirement
      • July 29        Planning for Future Life Events

      To register

    2. 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, July 22  at 7 p.m. — Mornings on Horseback” by David McCullough

      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

    3. Ventriloquist Uncle Ty-Rone: Summer Reading 2014–Columbia Pike
      7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      Laugh out loud with comedian and ventriloquist Uncle Ty-Rone.

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

    4. Presentation: College Application Essay Writing–Westover
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Summer is a fantastic time to get a jump on college essays.

      Ray Anderson, educator and principal for 35 years in the Arlington Public Schools, will present the best ways to:

      • Choose a topic
      • Prepare and write the college application essay
      • Stand out in the crowd

      Please RSVP
      This event is free and open to the public (and walk-ins are welcome), but we’d love to know if you plan to attend.

       

      For more information, please contact Kate Oberg, College & Career Librarian at 703-228-5988.

  2. Jul
    23
    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. Red Cross Blood Drive–Westover
      10:00 am – 3:30 pm

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

      Learn more.

    4. 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.

       

       

    5. 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.

    6. 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.

    7. 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.

       

    8. Summer Reading for Teens 2014 Film: “The Hunger Games” [2012]–Columbia Pike
      2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      A Summer Reading for Teens Movie Matinee

      The blockbuster hit that brought the book series to the big screen. Katniss Everdeen takes her younger sister’s place in the ultimate reality show of the future.

      Directed by Gary Ross. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Elizabeth Banks.

      Rated PG-13, 142 minutes.

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

    9. Ventriloquist Uncle Ty-Rone: Summer Reading 2014–Westover
      4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      Laugh out loud with comedian and ventriloquist Uncle Ty-Rone.

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

    10. Workshop Series: Transition to Writing in College–Central
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Get Ready for College

      This short series, taught by Marymount adjunct English professor Susan Mockler, covers important aspects of college-level writing including:

      • Idea/thesis development
      • Using transitions
      • Essay organization
      • Peer review
      • Grammar
      • Writing apprehension

      Bring your preferred writing materials and your questions about writing.

      You are free to attend any or all Transition to Writing in College sessions.

       

      For more information, please contact Kate Oberg, college & career librarian at 703-228-5988.

       

    11. French Conversation Class–Columbia Pike
      5:00 pm – 6:00 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.

    12. 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.

    13. 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.

    14. 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.

       

    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. Ventriloquist Uncle Ty-Rone: Summer Reading 2014–Central
      7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      Laugh out loud with comedian and ventriloquist Uncle Ty-Rone.

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

  3. Jul
    24
    Thu
    1. 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.

       

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. 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.