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Agenda

  1. Jan
    31
    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. 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

      Mondays, 1-2 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

      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. 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.

    4. 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.

       

    5. Tech Class: Blogging and the Basics of WordPress–Aurora Hills
      10:30 am – 11:30 am

      Get the basic on getting started with the most popular blogging tool

    6. 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.

    7. Family Film: “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh ” [1977]–Shirlington
      3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      Family Movie

      This program is for children and their caregivers.

      Rated G, 73 minutes. Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman and John Lounsbery. Starring the voices of Sterling Holloway and Paul Winchell.

      winnieThe Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” is an hour-long compendium of the three Disney “Winnie” animated short subjects produced between 1966 and 1974. The program consists of “Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree” [1966], “Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day” [1968], and “Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too!” [1974].

      Snacks will be provided.

       

       

       

  2. Feb
    1
    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. 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

      Mondays, 1-2 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

      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. Feb
    2
    Mon
    1. Public Computers in Central Youth Services Undergoing Upgrades; May Be Temporarily Unavailable
      Feb 2 (all-day)

      Public computers in the Central Library Youth Services area will be undergoing upgrades and may be unavailable for part of the day.

      Please ask staff or volunteers for directions to alternative machines. Thank you for your patience.

    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. Tech Help–Central
      1:00 pm – 2:00 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

      Mondays, 1-2 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

      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. 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. One-on-One ACA Coverage Enrollment Assistance–Central
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Coverage registration for 2015 ends Feb. 15

      Learn more about the Affordable Care Act, find out what your plan options are and how to sign-up.

      Assistance provided by the Young Invincibles organization, which is funded by grants from partners including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Atlantic Philanthropies.

      No appointments necessary. Assistance available:

      Mondays, Feb. 2 and 9 from  2-4 p.m.

      Tuesdays, Feb. 3 and 10 from 12-4 p.m.

      Wednesdays, Feb. 4 and 11 from 5-7 p.m. 

    9. 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.

    10. 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.

       

       

       

    11. NEW DATE-Speaker Program: Brain Gain?–Central
      3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      The Promise and Problems of Neuroscience and Need for Neuroethics

      Neuroscientis and neuroethicist Dr. James Giordano of Georgetown University Medical Center provides and overview of recent developments in the brain sciences, illustrates how such progress incurs potential benefits and burdens, and dicusses how the field and practices of Neuroethics are poised to direct these powerful advances both at present and in the future.

      Presented in partnership with Encore Learning.

    12. 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.

    13. 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.

       

       

    14. Face-to-Face Chat with a County Board Member–Westover
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      It’s an Open Door Monday for at least one member of Arlington’s County Board.

      Stop by, say “hello,” and ask questions or say what’s on your mind.

      Open Door Mondays Schedule for 2015:

      First Monday of the month at Westover Branch Library

      Second Monday of the month Arlington Mill Community Center

      Third Monday of the month at Cherrydale Branch Library

      Fourth Monday of the month at Aurora Hills Branch Library

       No meetings in August, December, or on Fifth Mondays of the month. 

    15. Meet the Artists: Signature Theatre at the Library–Shirlington
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Off Book: Signature at the Library

      The cast and crew of 2015’s “Signature in the Schools join to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this landmark program.

      They’ll also get up on their feet and show you what they’ve been working on in rehearsals and some of the skills they’ve developed during the program’s fabled Boot Camp. The production opens to the public on March 9.

      Off Book is a monthly feature at the Shirlington Branch.