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Agenda

  1. Oct
    24
    Fri
    1. 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.

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

    3. 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.

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

      For ages up to 2 years. No registration required. First come, first served until capacity is reached.

      Call 703-228-5946 for more information.

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

    5. 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.

    6. NEW English Conversation Class–Aurora Hills
      10:30 am – 11:30 am

      New at Aurora Hills

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

      No registration necessary. Groups meets every Friday.

      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 703-228-5715.

    7. Drop-In Storytime: Over Twos–Central
      11:15 am – 11:45 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.

    8. Drop-in Storytime: Under Twos–Central
      11:15 am – 11:45 am

      For ages up to 2 years. 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.

  2. Oct
    25
    Sat
    1. 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.

       

    2. Drop-in Storytime: Stop In for Stories–Columbia Pike
      10:30 am – 11:30 am

      For ages up to 5 years. No registration required.

      First come, first served until capacity is reached.

      Call 703-228-5710 for more information.

      Cuentacuentos con Sra. Desirée Disfrutamos cuentos, canciones, rimas en inglés y manualidades para niños de todas edades y habilidades.

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

    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.

  3. Oct
    26
    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. Author Event: Writing Workshop with YA’s Martina Boone, Kimberley Griffiths Little, Wendy Higgins and Jessica Spotswood–Central
      4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

      Discuss your favorite best-selling YA novels and build a story with the authors of four different hot young adult trilogies

      Using examples from familiar audience favorites like “Divergent,” “The Hunger Games” and “Harry Potter,” the authors will guide aspiring writers through an often hilarious and educational event.

      Books by Martina Boone, Kimberley Griffiths Little, Wendy Higgins and Jessica Spotswood will be available for sale and signing, courtesy of One More Page Books.

      Find more NANOWRIMO Programs at the Library.

       

    3. 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.

    4. Tech Night Tutorials–Central
      7:00 pm – 9:00 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 library.

      To register for a 30-minute slot. For more information, call 703-228-5959.

       

       

  4. Oct
    27
    Mon
    1. Drop-in Storytime: Under Twos–Glencarlyn
      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.

    2. Drop-in Storytime: Under Twos–Shirlington
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      For ages up to 2 years.

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

      Call 703-228-6545 for more information.

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

    3. Drop-in Storytime: Under Twos–Shirlington
      11:15 am – 11:45 am

      For ages up to 2 years.

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

      Call 703-228-6545 for more information.

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

    4. Drop-in Storytime: Baby Steps–Central
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      For ages up to a year old. 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 in inclement weather.

    5. Tech Class: Microsoft Excel 2010–Central
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Learn common uses of Microsoft Office spreadsheets and how to manage information.

      Learn to create worksheets; enter data; navigate toolbars; manipulate rows, columns and cells; use formulas and functions; and produce graphs.

      Prerequisites:  Basic computer and Microsoft Windows skills. Advance registration is not required.

       

    6. 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.

       

       

       

    7. Kids Read to Dogs: “Paws to Read”–Central
      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 703-228-5946.

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

      Please note: The Sept. 8 and Sept. 22 sessions will take place in the Central Library first floor area south of the circulation desk.

       

    8. 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.  For more information, call 703-228-5710.

      Please note that the Wednesday night tutorials have been discontinued.

       

    9. Author Event: Meg Medina, Latina Writer for Kids of All Ages, Discusses Bullying–Central
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Hear the great Meg Medina talk about the very serious issue of bullying

      Meg Medina author

      Ms. Medina is the 2014 recipient of the Pura Belpré medal and the 2013 CYBILS Fiction winner for her young adult novel, “Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass.”

      She is also the 2012 Ezra Jack Keats New Writers medal winner for her picture book “Tia Isa Wants a Car.”