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Agenda

  1. Apr
    17
    Thu
    1. Reading Rabbits: Kids Read to Bunnies–Columbia Pike
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Students in grades K through 5 can read to a living, breathing rabbit.

      bunny
      First-come, first-served. It’s like Paws to Read but with bunnies, not dogs.

      Rabbits courtesy of Arlington Public School’s Career Center.

       

       

       

       

       

    2. Tech Class: eBooks and eReaders–Central
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Get the latest on free Library downloads and how to read them.

      Learn about your Library’s eBook collection, your eAccount and walk through the process of downloading eBooks to your mobile device.

      Required skills: Basic computer familiarity, comfortable with Windows, familiarity with your mobil device.

       

    3. Film: “Little Miss Sunshine” [2006]–Columbia Pike
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Road Movies in April

      A cross-country journey for a dysfunctional family bent on seeing their young grade schooler become a beauty queen.

      Rated R, 101 minutes. Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. Starring a top-notch cast including Steve Carrell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear, Alan Arkin, Paul Dano and introducing Abigail Breslin.

    4. Commuter Book Club–Meets at Le Pain Quotidien, 2900 Clarendon Blvd.
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      A book club for those who are out and about.

      Join the Commuter Book Club in reading (or listening to) “Sweet Tooth” by Ian McEwan.  

      It’s the kind of book that makes metro the stops fly by, but doesn’t take you six weeks to finish.

       

       

      Think you’ll make it? Register on Meetup.

       

       

    5. 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.

    6. 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.

  2. Apr
    18
    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.

      Call 703-228-5710 for more information.

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

    2. Tech Class: Downloading Free Library eBooks, AudioBooks and Magazines-Bring Your Device–Columbia Pike
      11:00 am – 12:00 pm

      BYO Device

      Catch a demonstration of accessing the eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines through the Library website, followed by hands-on assistance with your own device

    3. Spring Break Geocaching–Aurora Hills
      1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

      Join the Aurora Hills 55+ Senior Center and the Aurora Hills Branch Library for a spring break geocaching program

      Geocaching is “a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.”

      The class will provide a basic overview of Geocaching, what it is and how it works, and teach participants how to use a GPS to search for these hidden geocaches. 

      The class will be presented by members of the Northern Virginia Geocaching Organization in partnership with Arlington Department of Parks and Recreation.

       

  3. Apr
    19
    Sat
    1. Libraries Bike Tour: Tour des Bibliothèques–Begins at Central
      9:30 am – 1:15 pm

      The Seventh Annual Tour des Bibliothèques is an Arlington Public Library staff and community volunteer bicycle tour of seven of the county’s eight library sites (Plaza Branch Library is closed weekends).

      It’s a great way to cap National Library Week.

      To Register

      • Please email ArlLibBikeTour@gmail.com

       

      The tour will start at Central LibraryFor safety purposes, registration is required and the tour group will be limited to 25 riders. Helmets are required.

      Meet on the Quincy Street side near the front doors at 9:30 a.m. Ride begins at 10 a.m. The total circular route will cover some 30 miles and take between three and four hours but there will be several options for riding shorter portions.

       

      PLEASE NOTE: The bicycle tour will not be held in the event of bad weather. 

       

    2. 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.

    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.

      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.  The meetings will be very informal and fun.

      More information on English Conversation Classes at the Library.

       

       

       

    5. 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.

    6. 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.

       

  4. Apr
    20
    Sun
    1. Earth Week Sale: CFL Bulbs for $2–Plaza
      Apr 20 (all-day)

      See the light during Earth Week, especially at this price

      CFL bulbs last for years and quickly play for themselves when they’re only $2 each.

      The Plaza Branch Library & Arlington Store has CFLs in 15, 20 and 30 watts.

      The Plaza Branch Library & Arlington Shop is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Not open weekends.

       

    2. Library Closed for Easter, Sunday, April 20
      Apr 20 (all-day)

      Arlington Public Library is closed for Easter, April 20

  5. Apr
    21
    Mon
    1. Earth Week Sale: CFL Bulbs for $2–Plaza
      Apr 21 (all-day)

      See the light during Earth Week, especially at this price

      CFL bulbs last for years and quickly play for themselves when they’re only $2 each.

      The Plaza Branch Library & Arlington Store has CFLs in 15, 20 and 30 watts.

      The Plaza Branch Library & Arlington Shop is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Not open weekends.

       

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

      For ages up to 2 years.

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

      Call 703-228-6548 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 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: 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.

    5. 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.

    6. Tech Class: PowerPoint 2010–Central
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Learn to create Microsoft slide presentations that can be projected on a screen. 

      This class will show you how to design slides with text, graphics, tables and colorful backgrounds.

      Required Skills:  Able to use keyboard and mouse. Comfortable with Windows. Advance registration is not required.

    7. 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.

       

       

       

    8. For Kids of All Ages: Create an Energy Saving Model with Legos–Westover
      4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

      For Kids of All Ages

      Items created will be put on display (room permitting) in the glass display case.

      For every earth-friendly, “green” book checked out, a child may add a piece to a Westover Wind Turbine. And take a branch “green” tour the same day.