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  1. Sep
    4
    Friday: 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.

     

     

     

  2. Sep
    4
    Friday: 3:00 pm – 5:00 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
  3. Sep
    5
    Saturday: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

    A comfortable place for non-native speakers to practice English.

    No registration necessary.

    We offer four English conversation classes at Central 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
  4. Sep
    5
    Saturday: 10:00 am – 12:00 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
  5. Sep
    5
    Saturday: 10:00 am – 12:00 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

    Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.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

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

    For more information about Tech Tutoring at Central Library, call 703-228-5959

    For more information about Tech Tutoring at Columbia Pike Branch Library, call 703-228-5710.

    Tags: @ Central
  6. Sep
    5
    Saturday: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

    Conversation practice for non-native speakers of English.

    Sessions are free and you may drop in as frequently as you like. 

    No registration required. All levels encouraged to participate. Our purpose is to give people who are learning English a chance to practice speaking English.

     

    We offer four English conversation classes at Central Library, and one at the Columbia Pike Branch Library – view all hours and locations.

     

  7. Sep
    5
    Saturday: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

    Get together with others who have an interest in investments and the stock market. Exchange ideas, network. Occasional guest speakers invited. No registration required.

     

    Categories: Careers & Money
    Tags: @ Central
  8. Sep
    6
    Sunday: 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

    Practice your Arabic with new friends and neighbors.

    All levels are welcome, but participants should have some knowledge of the language. Come for a session and see if it works for you.

    Tags: @ Central
  9. Sep
    6
    Sunday: 6:00 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.

    Registration is required, but drop-ins are welcome if open slots remain at time of the event.

    Take advantage of a selection of job-related books, local job skills course catalogs and local employment center brochures.

    Categories: Careers & Money
  10. Sep
    6
    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

    Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.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
  11. Sep
    7
    Monday: Sep 7 (all day)

    All Arlington Public Library locations are closed Monday, Sept. 7, for Labor Day.

     

  12. Sep
    8
    Tuesday: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

    Have your resume reviewed by staff/volunteers from the Arlington Employment Center.

    Registration is required. Register online or call the branch at 703-228-6545 or visit and speak with staff. The 30-minute time slots are available from 1:30-3 p.m.

     

    Presented in partnership with the Arlington Employment Center.

     Resume Review

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  13. Sep
    8
    Tuesday: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Learn the basics of word processing: creating, editing, modifying, saving and printing a document.

    Prerequisites: Basic computer and Microsoft Windows skills. No advance registration required.

    Tags: @ Central
  14. Sep
    8
    Tuesday: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    A Night Out for Book Lovers – and Introverts

    And a fun new way to support the Library!

    Bring a book and read with your coffee. Meet a friend, or someone new (but only if you want to). You don’t have to do or say anything special – just be yourself.

    Five percent of Buzz Bakery proceeds will benefit the Friends of Arlington Public Library.

    Drop Everything and Read takes place on the second Tuesday of the month. It will take a break in December. 

     

    Presented by the Library’s Lit Up initiative and Buzz Bakery of Ballston.

     

  15. Sep
    8
    Tuesday: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Arlington Public Library and DC Road Runners partner this summer in the name of fitness and the physical and mental preparation needed to run a 5K.

    If you’re a healthy adult looking to slowly build from walking to running a 5K, this program has what it takes to get you ready in just 9 weeks! The goal is participation in the 14th Annual Arlington Police, Fire & Sheriff 9/11 Memorial 5K, which takes place on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m.

    Taking part in “Reading and Running” costs nothing and includes:

    •  Group walks/runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. beginning July 21, meeting at the Central Library east plaza next to the community garden near the tennis courts
    •  All participants must sign a waiver
    •  Complete training plan and tips from Road Runners Club of America certified coaches
    •  Seminars and discussions on nutrition and physical activity
    •  Inspirational reading list and book discussion
    •  Families welcome; children must be supervised
    •  Motivation and camaraderie found only in a training group!

    Register online or by calling 703-228-5993.

    Please check with a doctor before starting any physical activity.

    NOTE: “Reading and Running” program does not include registration and fee for the 5K race. 

     

  16. Sep
    8
    Tuesday: 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 and organized by author Jessica Spotswood.

    In September, Dhonielle Clayton, co-author of “Tiny Pretty Things” and co-founder of Cake Literary joins moderator Jon Skovron for a discussion about writing with a co-author.

     

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  17. Sep
    9
    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

    Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.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
  18. Sep
    9
    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
  19. Sep
    9
    Wednesday: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

    Time to save seeds, build a cold frame and feed our feathered friends.

    Register online.

     

  20. Sep
    9
    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
  21. Sep
    9
    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 LibraryMonday and Wednesdays, 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
  22. Sep
    9
    Wednesday: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    The Midweek Movie at Columbia Pike Looks at Outer Space

    Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

    Sept. 9: “Gravity” [2013] Rated PG-13, 91 min. A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after a catastrophe destroys their shuttle and leaves them adrift in orbit. Directed by Alfonso Cuarón. Featuring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney and Ed Harris.

    Sept. 23: “Interstellar” [2014] Rated PG-13, 169 min. A team of astronauts travels beyond the galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future beyond the stars. Directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain.

    Categories: Films
  23. Sep
    9
    Wednesday: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    A Free Three Week Course

    Designed to increase financial knowledge and empower young professionals to make savvy financial decisions. 

    Learn to negotiate a raise, save for a down payment, and more.

    Topics include:

    • Wednesday, Sept. 9: Financial Basics
    • Wednesday, Sept. 16: Salary Negotiation and Paying Off Student Loans
    • Wednesday, Sept. 23: Investing for Your Future

    To register: bit.ly/VCEFinancePrograms

    For more information, contact: jabel@vt.edu  

    Presented in partnership with Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Arlington County Libraries.

     

     

    Categories: Careers & Money
  24. Sep
    9
    Wednesday: 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

    Hear novelist Helaine Mario discuss her latest work

    From the publisher:

    A woman and her young son flee to a convent on a remote island off the Breton coast of France.  Generations of seafarers have named the place Ile de la Brume, or Fog Island. In a chapel high on a cliff, a tragic death occurs and a terrified child vanishes into the mist.

    The child’s godmother, Maggie O’Shea, haunted by the violent deaths of her husband and best friend, has withdrawn from her life as a classical pianist. But then a recording of unforgettable music and a grainy photograph surface, connecting her missing godson to a long-lost first love.

    The photograph will draw Maggie inexorably into a collision course with criminal forces, decades-long secrets, stolen art and musical artifacts, and deadly terrorists. Her search will take her to the Festival de Musique, Aix-en-Provence, France, where she discovers answers to her husband’s death, an unexpected love―and a musical masterpiece lost for decades.

    A compelling blend of suspense, mystery, political intrigue, and romance, “The Lost Concerto” explores universal themes of loss, vengeance, courage, and love.

    Categories: Authors
    Tags: @ Central
  25. Sep
    9
    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
  26. Sep
    9
    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: Insects: Pests and Beneficials
    June 24: Pollination, Pollinators and Flowers in the Garden

    July 1: Top Ten Vegetable Plant Diseases: Rot Not! – Second Floor Meeting Room
    July 8: Canceled
    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: Canceled

    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– Arlington Central Library Auditorium
    Sept. 30: Preparing the Garden for Winter: Tool and Garden Bed Care – Second Floor Meeting Room

    Oct. 7: Author Jeff Lowenfels on “Teaming with Microbes” and “Teaming with Nutrients”  – Second Floor Meeting Room
    Oct. 14: Season in Review: What Worked, What Didn’t – Second Floor Meeting Room

  27. Sep
    9
    Wednesday: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Compete Against Fellow Wizards and Witches for Magical Prizes

    Bring your friends and get ready for some fun! 

    Please note: Teams can have as few as 3 and as many as six people. If you are registering as an individual without a team, you will be placed on a team with other individuals.

    • If you RSVP for your entire team, please let us know how many you are bringing.
    • If you RSVP as part of a team, please include your team name.

    This event is designed for adults, but all ages are welcome.

    Please RSVP on Meetup.

     

    Busboys & Poets is located directly across the street from the Shirlington Branch Library.

     

     

  28. Sep
    9
    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 

     

     

    Categories: Crafting
  29. Sep
    10
    Thursday: Sep 10 (all day)

    Please hold off on dropping off book sale donations at Central Library through September 27.

    Volunteers need the space and the room to set up for the Fall Friends of the Library Book Sale (Sept. 17-20).

    Small donations of materials can be taken to branch libraries.

    Thank you for your understanding and generosity.

    Categories: Friends Book Sale
    Tags: @ Central
  30. Sep
    10
    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

    Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.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