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  1. Nov
    26
    Wed
    1. 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.

       

    2. Tech Help–Central
      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

      Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. at Central library

      Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. at Central Library

      Register for a 30-minute slot.

      Also: Mondays, 5:45–8:45 p.m. at Columbia Pike 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.

    3. English Conversation Class-Central
      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.

       

    4. Homework Club for Middle and Elementary Schoolers–Columbia Pike
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Middle and elementary school students use study spaces reserved just for them

      The library will supply basic school and project supplies. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult.

      Estudiantes de primaria y secundaria estudian en áreas especiales para ellos. Menores de 11 años necesitan ser acompañados por una persona adulta.

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

      Meets Wednesdays for elementary age kids

      Join us after school for crafts, science projects, LEGOs (only every third Wednesday), and more!

      Last session for 2014: Dec. 10.

       

       

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

      THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED INDEFINITELY

      A new group practice for those learning French.

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

    7. 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.

       

    8. Knitting Club–Cherrydale
      7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Join the “Knit & Purl” gathering: All skill levels welcome.

      Meets every Wednesday (except Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve). Bring your own supplies but we’ll have a few needles and some yarn on hand.

       

  2. Nov
    27
    Thu
    1. ALL LIBRARY LOCATIONS CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY NOV. 27 and 28
      Nov 27 (all-day)

      All Arlington Public Library locations are closed Thursday, Nov. 27, and Friday, Nov. 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

      Library locations will be open on a regular schedule on Saturday, Nov. 29.

  3. Nov
    28
    Fri
    1. ALL LIBRARY LOCATIONS CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY NOV. 27 and 28
      Nov 28 (all-day)

      All Arlington Public Library locations are closed Thursday, Nov. 27, and Friday, Nov. 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

      Library locations will be open on a regular schedule on Saturday, Nov. 29.

  4. Nov
    29
    Sat
    1. Alex Braden: Sound Installation–Cherrydale
      Nov 29 (all-day)

      Piece and Quiet

      True quiet is a near impossible experience.

      Piece and Quiet slider Alex bradenEven in anechoic chambers—soundproofed spaces designed to eliminate echoes—the sound of breathing or a heartbeat can seem louder than a passing freight train. And when we try to create a silent haven (such as at a library), we start noticing softer sounds that we might not have otherwise heard.

      The sounds you will hear in Alexander Braden’s sound installation “Piece and Quiet” were recorded around Arlington County over a period of a few days in September, 2014. They are woven together into a subtle composition that will play quietly on loop, broadcast over eight speakers, each playing a unique part of the soundscape.

      With “Piece and Quiet,” Braden invites you to enter the Library, listen, and discover:

       

      Learn more about Public Art in Arlington County.

       

    2. English Conversation Class–Central
      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.

       

    3. English Language Conversation Class–Columbia Pike
      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.

       

    4. Discussion: Saturday Stock Talks–Central
      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.

      Meet in the Second Floor Meeting Room at Central, through June 28, 2014.

  5. Nov
    30
    Sun
    1. Arabic Conversation Class–Central
      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.

    2. 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.

    3. Films: The Big Holiday Movie Series–Shirlington
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      A Season of Sundays at Shirlington, 7 p.m.

      Nov. 30: “The Nightmare Before Christmas” [1993] Rated PG; 76 minutes. Directed by Henry Selik and staring Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, and Catherine O’Hara.  Jack Skellington wants to try something new and brings Christmas to Halloween town with mixed results.

      Dec. 7: “Elf” [2003] Rated PG; 97 minutes. Directed by Jon Favreau and staring Will Ferrell, James Caan, and Zooey Deschanel. When Buddy the Elf learns he’s actually a human, he heads to New York to find his biological father and spread Christmas cheer.

      Dec. 14: “Christmas Vacation” [1989] Rated PG-13; 97 minutes. Directed by Jeremiah Chechick and staring Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo and Juliette Lewis. With 25,000 lights on his house, Chuck Griswold has big plans for Christmas, but everything turns into a disaster.

      Dec. 21: “A Christmas Story” [1983] Rated PG; 94 minutes. Directed by Bob Clark and staring Peter Billingsley, Melina Dillon, and Darren McGavin. All Ralphie wants for Christmas is a Red Ryder BB Gun, even though everyone tells him he’ll put an eye out.

    4. Tech Help–Central
      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

      Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. at Central library

      Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. at Central Library

      Register for a 30-minute slot.

      Also: Mondays, 5:45–8:45 p.m. at Columbia Pike 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.

  6. Dec
    1
    Mon
    1. 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.

       

       

       

    2. Tech Help–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.

      For more information, call 703-228-5710.

      Sessions also available during the week at Central Library.

       

       

    3. Personal Finance Talk: Holiday Spending Without Breaking the Bank–Central
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Create customized saving and spending strategies for the holidays

      Make holiday shopping stress free and without the big credit card bill in January.

      Register now for this free class.

      Presented in partnership with Virginia Cooperative Extension.

    4. Author Event: “Collecting Shakespeare: The Story of Henry and Emily Folger” by Stephen Grant–Central
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Hear the author discuss a remarkable story of Shakespeare adoration Folger

      In “Collecting Shakespeare,” Stephen H. Grant recounts the unusual American success story of Henry and Emily Folger of Brooklyn, a couple who were devoted to each other, in love with Shakespeare, and bitten by the collecting bug. Shortly after marrying in 1885, the Folgers started buying, cataloging, and storing all manner  of items about Shakespeare and his era.

      The frugal couple worked passionately as a tight-knit team during the Gilded Age, financing their hobby with the fortune Henry earned as president of Standard Oil Company of New York, where he was a trusted associate of John D. Rockefeller Sr.

      Stephen H. Grant is Senior Fellow at the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training in Arlington.

  7. Dec
    2
    Tue
    1. Book Club: Read Between the Lines–Shirlington
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      An informal book group

      The December title will be “Destiny of the Republic“  by Candice Millard.

    2. Book Club: Teen Advisory Board (TAB)–Central
      5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      High School teen book discussion group meets first Tuesday of each month.

      There’s no assigned reading–come talk about whatever books you’re reading.

      Snacks provided.

       

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    3. Kids Read to Dogs: “Paws to Read”–Columbia Pike
      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 703-228-5710.

      Se invita estudiantes de K- 5º a leer a perros de terapia. Estudiantes interesados pueden reservar su sesión de 15 minutos en el mostrador de información o por teléfono.

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