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Agenda

  1. Feb
    28
    Sat
    1. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE CENTRAL GARAGE BEFORE THE LIBRARY OPENS
      Feb 28 (all-day)

      To allow staff to prepare for the day, we ask Library users not to proceed down the ramp off Quincy Street until the building is officially open for the day.

      Central Library opens at 10 a.m. Monday through Saturday and at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

      Thank you for your understanding as we work to make opening procedures at Central Library as consistent as possible.

       

    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. Free Tax Preparation Assistance–Columbia Pike
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      For people of low and moderate income.

      At Columbia Pike Branch Library: Tuesdays, 1:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

      Feb. 3 through April 14

      Presented in partnership with AARP.

      Tax Prep Clinics 2015

    4. Tech Help–Central
      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

      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.

    5. 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.

    6. 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.

       

    7. 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.

       

    8. Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration–Shirlington
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      A program for children and their caregivers

      Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

      Join the Shirlington Branch Library to celebrate the birth of Theodor Geisel, the boy who would become one of the world’s most beloved and well-know children’s authors.

      The afternoon will feature readings from Dr. Seuss’s stories, games, crafts and, of course, a birthday snack.

  2. Mar
    1
    Sun
    1. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE CENTRAL GARAGE BEFORE THE LIBRARY OPENS
      Mar 1 (all-day)

      To allow staff to prepare for the day, we ask Library users not to proceed down the ramp off Quincy Street until the building is officially open for the day.

      Central Library opens at 10 a.m. Monday through Saturday and at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

      Thank you for your understanding as we work to make opening procedures at Central Library as consistent as possible.

       

    2. 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.

    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 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

      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

       

  3. Mar
    2
    Mon
    1. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE CENTRAL GARAGE BEFORE THE LIBRARY OPENS
      Mar 2 (all-day)

      To allow staff to prepare for the day, we ask Library users not to proceed down the ramp off Quincy Street until the building is officially open for the day.

      Central Library opens at 10 a.m. Monday through Saturday and at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

      Thank you for your understanding as we work to make opening procedures at Central Library as consistent as possible.

       

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

      For ages up to 24 months.

      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.

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

      For ages up through 24 months.

      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: Under Twos–Shirlington
      11:15 am – 11:45 am

      For ages up through 24 months.

      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.

    5. Book Club: Read Between the Lines–Shirlington
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      An informal book group that meets the first Tuesday of each month

      The March featured title will be “Orphan Master’s Son” by Adam Johnson.

      The April featured title will be “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford.

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

      For ages up to 12 months.

      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.

    7. Film Series: Jane Austen Tea Party–Shirlington
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Stop by Mondays at 2 p.m. for a cup of tea and screenings of films based on Jane Austen’s classics

      Feb. 2:  ”Pride and Prejudice” Part One [1995] BBC television mini-series

      Feb. 9:Pride and Prejudice” Part Two [1995] BBC television mini-series

      Feb. 23:Emma” [1996]. Rated PG, 121 minutes. Starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Greta Scacchi. Directed by Douglas McGrath.

      March 2:Sense and Sensibility” [1995] Rated PG, 131 minutes. Starring Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet. Directed by Ang Lee.

    8. Tech Class: Computer Fundamentals–Central
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Learn the parts of the computer, vocabulary, get hands-on training

      Get familiar with the mouse and keyboard, and learn the basics of Microsoft Windows. No prior computer skills required.

      Advance registration is not required.

    9. 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.

       

       

       

    10. Maker Mondays for Tweens–Central
      4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

      Take things apart, make a four-wheel balloon car and more

      Registration not required but space is limited. First-come, first-served -til we reach capacity.

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

       

      Maker Wordle layers copy

       

    11. 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 and Cherrydale.

       

       

    12. Life Coach Presentation: Supercharge Yourself–Central
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Inspiration and Tips from a Pro

      Taryn Laughlin will discuss how to recognize what’s holding you back, relieve fear about new opportunities, set realistic goals and get off the hamster wheel!

       

       

      Taryn Laughlin is a Certified Professional Life Coach (CPC) and Energy Leadership Master Practitioner (ELI-MP) through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC).  She is also an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF).  

       

    13. Meet the Artists: Songwriter and Broadway Star Nick Blaemire–Shirlington
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Off Book: Signature at the Library

      Nick Blaemire, songwriter of Signature’s “Glory Days” and star of Broadway’s “Godspell,” sits down to share insight into “Soon,” a Signature world premiere musical for which he’s written the book, music and lyrics.

      Off Book is a monthly feature at the Shirlington Branch.