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Agenda

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

      An informal book group

      The September title will be “Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.

      The October title will be ” Rules of Civility“  by Amor Towles.

    2. 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.

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

    3. James Bond Film Festival–Shirlington
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      With Every Actor to Play Bond on the Big Screen

      Films will be shown at the Shirlington Branch Library on Tuesday nights at 6 p.m.

      Bond film fest 1

      Vote for your favorite Bond after every film, and enter to win tickets to the 2014 Lit Up Ball. Ticket winners will be announced Oct. 15. Screenings in Chronological Order by Actor

  2. Sep
    3
    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. English Conversation Class-Central
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

      No registration necessary.

      For more information, call Ingrid Kauffman at 703-228-5996.

       

    3. Homework Club for Middle Schoolers–Columbia Pike
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Middle school students use study spaces reserved just for them

      The library will supply basic school and project supplies.

       

    4. 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!

    5. 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.

       

    6. Expert Garden Talk–Central
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Expert Garden Talks for 2014

      Talks take place at 7 p.m. outdoors at the Central Library Community Garden near the tennis courts unless otherwise indicated.

      • March 19 (indoors): “CROP selection and soils” — giveaways: seeds, soil test kits
      • March 26 (indoors): “Seed starting”  – giveaways: seeds
      • April 2: No program
      • April 9: “Starting the Spring Garden: Transplanting, direct planting and readiness” — giveaways: seeds; seedlings
      • April 16: “Composting and Soil Testing”
      • April 23: ”Container gardens (all kinds)” — giveaways:  seeds
      • April 30: “Water, irrigation, rain barrels”
      • May 7: “Garden structures & vertical gardening” — giveaways: seeds, seedlings
      • May 14: “Herbs and herb container gardens” — giveaways: nibbles
      • May 21:  “No Room? No Problem-Growing Food in Small Spaces” — giveaways: seeds
      • May 28 (indoors): “Edible landscaping (including perennial vegetables)”
      • June 4: “Insect pests and beneficials” with lady bug release
      • June 11: “Weeds, mulches, tillage” with weed show and tell
      • June 18: “Pollination, pollinators, perennials”
      • June 25: “Top Ten vegetable plant diseases” with disease show and tell
      • July 2: No program
      • July 9: “Gardening with and for kids — giveaways: herbs, sachets
      • July 16: “Foraging the Wild Edibles”
      • July 23 (indoors) : “How vegetables are used around the world” — giveaways: food tastes, recipes
      • July 30: “Therapeutic Gardening”
      • Aug. 6: ”Vegetables for the fall” — giveaways: seeds
      • Aug. 13 (indoors):  Film in Auditorium–”A Place at the Table,” a documentary about hunger in the United States
      • Aug. 20 (indoors): ”Food preservation: canning, drying, freezing
      • Sept. 10: “Cover crops and crop rotations”
      • Sept. 17: “Extending the season: cold frames, row covers, etc.”
      • Sept. 24: “Compost and compost tea” (TENTATIVE)
      • Oct. 1 (indoors): “Indoors vegetable gardening for the winter”
      • Oct. 8: No program
      • Oct. 15 (indoors): “Season in review: what worked, what didn’t”
  3. Sep
    4
    Thu
    1. Tech Afternoon Tutorials–Central
      1:00 pm – 4:00 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.

       

       

    2. Films: Movies About Time–Columbia Pike
      3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      The weekly matinee on Thursdays takes a look in September at time-themed films.

      Sept. 4: “In Time” [2011], Rated PG-13, 109 minutes

      Rated PG-13, 109 minutes. Directed by Andrew Niccol. Featuring Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried and Cillian Murphy.

       

      Sept. 11: “About Time” [2013], Rated R, 123 minutes

      Rated R, 123 minutes. Directed by Richard Curtis. Featuring Domhnall Gleeson and Rachel McAdams.

       

      Sept. 18: “Timer” [2013], Rated R, 99 minutes

      Rated R, 99 minutes. Directed by Jac Schaeffer. Featuring Emma Caulfield, John Patrick Amedori and  Scott Holroyd.

       

      Sept. 25: “Hot Tub Time Machine,” Rated R, 101 minutes

      Rated R, 101 minutes. Directed by Steve Pink. Featuring: John Cusack, Rob Cordry and Craig Robinson.

       

    3. Kids Read to Dogs: “Paws to Read”–Aurora Hills
      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 703-228-5715.

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

    4. English Conversation Class-Central
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      An opportunity for non-native speakers to practice English in a small setting.

      For more information, call Ingrid Kauffman at 703-228-5996.

    5. Spanish Conversation Class–Central
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      An opportunity for non-native speakers to practice Spanish in a small setting.

      For more information, call Ingrid Kauffman at 703-228-5996.

  4. Sep
    6
    Sat
    1. English Conversation Class–Central
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      An opportunity for non-native speakers to practice English in a small setting.

      For more information, call Ingrid Kauffman at 703-228-5996.

    2. 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.  The meetings will be very informal and fun.

      More information on English Conversation Classes at the Library.

       

       

       

    3. 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.

    4. Kids Read to Dogs: “Paws to Read”–Cherrydale
      3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Paws to Read at Cherrydale Branch Library

      To register a kindergarten – 5th grade student:

      Paws-to-Read will be at Cherrydale on the first and third Saturdays of the month.

       

  5. Sep
    7
    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 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.

       

       

  6. Sep
    8
    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.