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  1. Sep
    23
    Tue
    1. Kids Club–Shirlington
      4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Kids Club at Shirlington, for elementary school aged children.

      Sept. 9:  Make your own puppet!
      Sept. 16:  Homemade Bouncy Balls
      Sept. 23: Your Library Card 101–Using Library Databases
      Sept. 30: Watch a Good Book!

    2. Drop-in Storytime: Stop In for Stories–Westover
      4:15 pm – 4:45 pm

      For ages up to 5 years.

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

      Call 703-228-5260 for more information.

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

    3. Drop-in Storytime: Over Twos–Cherrydale
      4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

      For ages 25 months 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.

    4. Kids Read to Dogs: “Paws to Read”–Westover
      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 703-228-5260. This program takes place at the Westover branch on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

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

    5. 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.

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      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

    6. Drop-in Storytime: Family Storytime–Central
      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.

    7. Book Club: Book Whisperers–Westover
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Westover book club meets the fourth Tuesday of each month.

      Upcoming titles for discussion:

       

      Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. – A Moveable Feast” by Ernest Hemingway

      Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. – ”Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948” by Madeleine Albright 

      Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. – ”The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain

      Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 2 p.m. – ”Triangle“ by Katharine Weber

      Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. – The Round House” by Louise Erdrich

    8. Presentation: Healthy Living for Physical and Spiritual Health–Cherrydale
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      For those looking for more vitality, better health and an enhanced sense of well-being.

      Licensed massage therapist Karin Silverman discusses the many benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle, including how the vegetarian diet is gentle to the planet and how it can enhance our spiritual development.

      yogaKarin, who has been meditating for over 40 years, will also offer the audience a chance to practice a simple meditation technique. Through meditation each of us can experience more peaceful, enriching and meaningful lives.
       

       

       

       

    9. Shut Up and Write: Panel Discussion for Aspiring Writers of YA Lit–Central
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Shut Up and Write is a series of  panel discussions on writing Young Adult Fiction, moderated by author Jon Skovron.

      The September 2014 session focuses on writing across ages, for both YA and adult audiences.

      Our panel of YA Lit experts will feature authors Diana Peterfreund and Lea Nolan. The panelists will also take questions from the audience, and the authors’ books will be available for purchase and signing.

       

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  2. Sep
    24
    Wed
    1. Drop-in Storytime: Baby Steps–Shirlington
      10:00 am – 10:30 am

      For ages 1 year and under.

      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.

    2. 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.

       

    3. Red Cross Blood Drive–Westover
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Call 1-800-RedCross for appointment. Drop-ins welcome.

      Learn more.

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. 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.

    7. 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.

    8. 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.

       

    9. Resume Review–Central
      1:00 pm – 3:30 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., 2:45 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 Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 5 p.m.

       

       

       

       

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

      Middle and elementary school students use study spaces reserved just for them

      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.

    11. POSTPONED: French Conversation Class–Columbia Pike
      5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED INDEFINITELY

      A new group practice for those learning French.

      Sessions are held the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at Columbia Pike Branch Library.

    12. BizLaunch: Starting a Business 1.0–Central
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Have you been thinking about starting your own business, and don’t know where to start?

      Attend this seminar and learn everything you need to know in order to launch a business in Arlington. You’ll learn how to get a business license, acquire a certificate of occupancy, and complete state registration. From licensing requirements to marketing to financing options – this seminar covers all the fundamentals you’ll need to do business successfully in Northern Virginia. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet and greet staff from support agencies throughout the region.

      Register now.

      Presented in partnership with BizLaunch

      September is Start Up Month!

      Presented by BizLaunch, La Cámara de Comercio Hispana de Washington, DC

      ¿Ha estado pensando en iniciar su propio negocio pero no saber por dónde empezar? Atienda este seminario y aprenda todo lo que necesita para lanzar un negocio exitoso en Arlington. Usted aprenderá como obtener una licencia de negocios, obtener un certificado de ocupación y registrar su negocio con el estado. Adicional a ello discutiremos opciones de financiamiento y mercadeo. También tendrá la oportunidad de conocer e interactuar con personal de distintas agencias de apoyo a pequeños negocios en la región. Regístrese hoy! **

      ** Por favor note que este seminario será en Ingles con interpretación simultánea al español.

      Lourdes Morales
      Phone: 703-228-0802
      Email: lmorales@arlingtonva.us
    13. 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.

    14. 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.

       

    15. 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”
    16. Introduction to “The Passion Test”–Shirlington
      7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      The Effortless Path to Discovering your Life Purpose

      Certified facilitator Rachel Ng will present an introduction to “The Passion Test,” to help identify your top five passions and align your life with them.

      The Passion Test was created by Janet Bray Attwood and Chris Attwood. Their book, “The Passion Test – The Effortless Path to Discovering Your Life Purpose” has been a New York Times Bestseller.

       

      On Sunday, Sept. 28, 1:30 p.m. – 4;30 p.m., Rachel Ng will also present an in-depth workshop at the Shirlington Branch Library on using The Passion Test.