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Agenda

  1. Mar
    4
    Wed
    1. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE CENTRAL GARAGE BEFORE THE LIBRARY OPENS
      Mar 4 (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: Baby Steps–Shirlington
      10:00 am – 10:30 am

      For ages up to 12 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.

    3. One-on-One ACA Coverage Enrollment Assistance–Central
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Information Outside the Open Enrollment Period

      For those who need to apply for health care coverage during the special enrollment period.

      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. The ACA assistance is available on Central First Floor near Welcome Desk.

       

      • Tuesday March 3,  10 am – 4 pm
      • Wednesday March 4, 10 – 4 pm
      • Tuesday March 10, 10 am – 4 pm
      • Thursday March 12, 10 am – 4 pm
      • Tuesday March 17, 10 am – 4 pm
      • Thursday March 19, 10 am to 4 pm
      • Not present the 3rd week in March
      • Tuesday March 31, 10 am to 4 pm
      • Thursday April 2, 10 am – 4 pm
      • Tuesday April 7, 10 am – 4 pm
      • Thursday April 9, 10 am – 4 pm
    4. 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

      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

    5. Drop-In Storytime en español : Cuentos Para Niños–Columbia Pike
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      Cuentos para niños! Programa en español para todas las edades.

      Lectura de cuentos, canciones y manualidades. No se requiere registro para este programa.

      Stories for Children! is a Spanish storytime for all ages.

      The program uses a mixture of stories, songs and crafts. There is no registration required for this program. Seating is 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. Drop-In Storytime: Over Twos–Westover
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      For ages 25 months through 5 years.

      No registration required. Seating on first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached.

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

    7. Drop-in Storytime: Stop In for Stories–Central
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      For ages up to 5 years. 

      No registration required. First come, first served until capacity is reached. Please check in at Youth Services desk.

      Call 703-228-5946 for more information.

      For safety, all Library programs for children are canceled on days when Arlington Public Schools are closed due to bad weather.

    8. Drop-in Storytime: Stop In for Stories–Central
      11:15 am – 11:45 am

      For ages up to 5 years. 

      No registration required. First come, first served until capacity is reached. Please check in at Youth Services desk.

      Call 703-228-5946 for more information.

      For safety, all Library programs for children are canceled on days when Arlington Public Schools are closed due to bad weather.

    9. 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.

       

    10. Resume Review–Central
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Have your resume reviewed by a professional career counselor/library volunteer for free.

      Get free, one-to-one feedback from a professional career counselor/library volunteer!

      By appointment only; half-hour slots available:

      1 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

      To reserve a time, email your preference and your resume to: koberg@arlingtonva.us.

      First-come, first-served. You will receive an email confirmation.  Appointments close Tuesday, March 3 at 5 p.m.

       

    11. Program: Preventing Fraud and Identity Theft–Aurora Hills
      1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

      How to avoid becoming a victim and what steps to take if you believe you’ve become one.

      Register now.

      This program will be repeated on March 16 at 8 p.m.

      Presented in partnership with Virginia Cooperative Extension.

    12. Drop-in Storytime: Baby Steps–Shirlington
      4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      For ages up to 12 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.

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

      Wednesday Study Space Reserved Just for Middle and Elementary Schoolers

      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.

      Homework Club

    14. Lego Club–Glencarlyn
      4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Lego Club is for kids grade K-5.

      The library provides tubs of legos and a special challenge. Then, after the program, we display the Lego creations for everyone to see.

      No registration required and all you need to bring is your imagination!

    15. 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 of the quarter: March 18.

       

       

    16. NEW: Tech Help–Cherrydale
      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 LibraryWednesday and Thursday, 5 -8 p.m.

      For more information, call 703-228-6330.

      Sessions also available during the week at Central Library and Columbia Pike.

       

       

    17. Drop-in Storytime: Family Storytime–Glencarlyn
      6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      All ages. 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.

    18. “Get Book Smart” Series: Library Experts on Children’s and Teen Literature–Central
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Talk To Your Library Experts on Children’s and Teen Literature

      Each session will include a presentation and social time for discussion and refreshments.

      Wednesday, March 4: You Say Graphic Novel, I Say Comic Book

      Should kids be reading graphic novels? What happened to ‘real’ books? Discuss the merits of avid graphic novel reading.

       

      No registration required. Attendees will received a coupon good for ten percent off one item at One More Page Books

      girl reading comics

       

    19. 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.

       

    20. The Expert Garden Talk–Central
      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: TBD
      June 24: Pollination, Pollinators and Flowers in the Garden

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

      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
      Sept. 30: Indoor Vegetable Gardening for Winter Months – Second Floor Meeting Room

      Oct. 7: Preparing the Garden for Winter: Tool and Garden Bed Care – Second Floor Meeting Room
      Oct. 14: Season in Review: What Worked, What Didn’t

    21. Knitting Club–Cherrydale
      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 

       

       

  2. Mar
    5
    Thu
    1. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE CENTRAL GARAGE BEFORE THE LIBRARY OPENS
      Mar 5 (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. Free Tax Preparation Assistance–Central
      10:00 am – 3:00 pm

      For people of low and moderate income.

      At Central Library: Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

      Feb. 3 through April 14

      Presented in partnership with AARP.

      Tax Prep Clinics 2015

    3. Drop-In Storytime: Over Twos–Shirlington
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      For ages 25 months through 5 years.

      No registration required. Storytimes are first-come, first-served seating until capacity is reached.

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

    4. Drop-in Storytime: Stop In for Stories–Cherrydale
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      For ages up to 5 years.

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

      Call 703-228-6330 for more information.

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