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Posterboard

  1. Sep
    1
    Tuesday: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Arlington Public Library and DC Road Runners partner this summer in the name of fitness and the physical and mental preparation needed to run a 5K.

    If you’re a healthy adult looking to slowly build from walking to running a 5K, this program has what it takes to get you ready in just 9 weeks! The goal is participation in the 14th Annual Arlington Police, Fire & Sheriff 9/11 Memorial 5K, which takes place on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m.

    Taking part in “Reading and Running” costs nothing and includes:

    •  Group walks/runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. beginning July 21, meeting at the Central Library east plaza next to the community garden near the tennis courts
    •  All participants must sign a waiver
    •  Complete training plan and tips from Road Runners Club of America certified coaches
    •  Seminars and discussions on nutrition and physical activity
    •  Inspirational reading list and book discussion
    •  Families welcome; children must be supervised
    •  Motivation and camaraderie found only in a training group!

    Register online or by calling 703-228-5993.

    Please check with a doctor before starting any physical activity.

    NOTE: “Reading and Running” program does not include registration and fee for the 5K race. 

     

  2. Sep
    2
    Wednesday: 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

    Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.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

    Tags: @ Central
  3. Sep
    2
    Wednesday: 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.

     

    Tags: @ Central
  4. Sep
    2
    Wednesday: 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. Sep
    2
    Wednesday: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    Borrow gardening tools at Central Library

    A free lending program for Arlington residents only.

    Also seeking gently used tools as donations and volunteers for the program.

    Categories: Garden
    Tags: @ Central
  6. Sep
    2
    Wednesday: 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 LibraryMonday and Wednesdays, 5 -8 p.m.

    For more information, call 703-228-6330.

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

     

     

    Tags: @ Cherrydale
  7. Sep
    2
    Wednesday: 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.

     

    Tags: @ Central
  8. Sep
    2
    Wednesday: 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: Insects: Pests and Beneficials
    June 24: Pollination, Pollinators and Flowers in the Garden

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

    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– Arlington Central Library Auditorium
    Sept. 30: Preparing the Garden for Winter: Tool and Garden Bed Care – Second Floor Meeting Room

    Oct. 7: Author Jeff Lowenfels on “Teaming with Microbes” and “Teaming with Nutrients”  – Second Floor Meeting Room
    Oct. 14: Season in Review: What Worked, What Didn’t – Second Floor Meeting Room

  9. Sep
    2
    Wednesday: 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 

     

     

    Categories: Crafting
  10. Sep
    3
    Thursday: 1:00 pm – 3:00 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

    Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.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

    Tags: @ Central
  11. Sep
    3
    Thursday: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Movie Matinee at Columbia Pike focuses on the thrill (or lack of it) related to heading (back) to the classroom

    Sept. 3: “Words and Pictures” [2013] Rated PG-13, 111 min.  An art instructor and an English teacher form a rivalry that ends up with a competition at their school in which students decide whether words or pictures are more important. Directed by Fred Schepisi and starring Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche.

    Sept. 10: “Admission” [2013] Rated PG-13, 107 min. A Princeton admissions officer who is up for a major promotion takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption. Directed by Paul Weitz and starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd.

    Sept. 17: “Damsels in Distress” [2011] Rated PG-13, 99 min. A trio of girls set out to change the male-dominated environment of the Seven Oaks college campus, and to rescue their fellow students from depression, grunge and low standards of every kind. Directed by Whit Stillman and starring Greta Gerwig, Adam Brody and Analeigh Tipton.

    Sept. 24: “Dear White People” [2014] Rated R, 108 min. The lives of four black students at an Ivy League college. Directed by Justin Simien and Adriana Serrano and starring Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson and Kyle Gallner.

  12. Sep
    3
    Thursday: 7:00 pm – 8:00 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.

     

    Tags: @ Central
  13. Sep
    3
    Thursday: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Through the fall.

    A walk-in plant clinic with Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Bring your questions. Go home with answers and seeds.

    On the first floor of Central Library near the Welcome Desk.

    Categories: Garden
    Tags: @ Central
  14. Sep
    3
    Thursday: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Arlington Public Library and DC Road Runners partner this summer in the name of fitness and the physical and mental preparation needed to run a 5K.

    If you’re a healthy adult looking to slowly build from walking to running a 5K, this program has what it takes to get you ready in just 9 weeks! The goal is participation in the 14th Annual Arlington Police, Fire & Sheriff 9/11 Memorial 5K, which takes place on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m.

    Taking part in “Reading and Running” costs nothing and includes:

    •  Group walks/runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. beginning July 21, meeting at the Central Library east plaza next to the community garden near the tennis courts
    •  All participants must sign a waiver
    •  Complete training plan and tips from Road Runners Club of America certified coaches
    •  Seminars and discussions on nutrition and physical activity
    •  Inspirational reading list and book discussion
    •  Families welcome; children must be supervised
    •  Motivation and camaraderie found only in a training group!

    Register online or by calling 703-228-5993.

    Please check with a doctor before starting any physical activity.

    NOTE: “Reading and Running” program does not include registration and fee for the 5K race. 

     

  15. Sep
    3
    Thursday: 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.

    Tags: @ Central
  16. Sep
    4
    Friday: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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

    No registration necessary.

    Meets every Friday - Join us on Meetup to get class reminders.

     

    ESL wordle sliderWe 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 703-228-5715.

     

     

     

  17. Sep
    4
    Friday: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Borrow gardening tools at Central Library

    A free lending program for Arlington residents only.

    Also seeking gently used tools as donations and volunteers for the program.

    Categories: Garden
    Tags: @ Central
  18. Sep
    5
    Saturday: 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.

     

    Tags: @ Central
  19. Sep
    5
    Saturday: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Borrow gardening tools at Central Library

    A free lending program for Arlington residents only.

    Also seeking gently used tools as donations and volunteers for the program.

    Categories: Garden
    Tags: @ Central
  20. Sep
    5
    Saturday: 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

    Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.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

    Also: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5 – 8 p.m. at Cherrydale 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.

    Tags: @ Central
  21. Sep
    5
    Saturday: 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.

     

  22. Sep
    5
    Saturday: 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.

     

    Categories: Careers & Money
    Tags: @ Central
  23. Sep
    6
    Sunday: 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.

    Tags: @ Central
  24. Sep
    6
    Sunday: 6:00 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.

    Registration is required, but drop-ins are welcome if open slots remain at time of the event.

    Take advantage of a selection of job-related books, local job skills course catalogs and local employment center brochures.

    Categories: Careers & Money
  25. Sep
    6
    Sunday: 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

    Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.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

     

    Tags: @ Central
  26. Sep
    7
    Monday: Sep 7 (all day)

    All Arlington Public Library locations are closed Monday, Sept. 7, for Labor Day.

     

  27. Sep
    8
    Tuesday: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

    Have your resume reviewed by staff/volunteers from the Arlington Employment Center.

    Registration is required. Register online or call the branch at 703-228-6545 or visit and speak with staff. The 30-minute time slots are available from 1:30-3 p.m.

     

    Presented in partnership with the Arlington Employment Center.

     Resume Review

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  28. Sep
    8
    Tuesday: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Learn the basics of word processing: creating, editing, modifying, saving and printing a document.

    Prerequisites: Basic computer and Microsoft Windows skills. No advance registration required.

    Tags: @ Central
  29. Sep
    8
    Tuesday: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    A Night Out for Book Lovers – and Introverts

    And a fun new way to support the Library!

    Bring a book and read with your coffee. Meet a friend, or someone new (but only if you want to). You don’t have to do or say anything special – just be yourself.

    Five percent of Buzz Bakery proceeds will benefit the Friends of Arlington Public Library.

    Drop Everything and Read takes place on the second Tuesday of the month. It will take a break in December. 

     

    Presented by the Library’s Lit Up initiative and Buzz Bakery of Ballston.

     

  30. Sep
    8
    Tuesday: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Arlington Public Library and DC Road Runners partner this summer in the name of fitness and the physical and mental preparation needed to run a 5K.

    If you’re a healthy adult looking to slowly build from walking to running a 5K, this program has what it takes to get you ready in just 9 weeks! The goal is participation in the 14th Annual Arlington Police, Fire & Sheriff 9/11 Memorial 5K, which takes place on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m.

    Taking part in “Reading and Running” costs nothing and includes:

    •  Group walks/runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. beginning July 21, meeting at the Central Library east plaza next to the community garden near the tennis courts
    •  All participants must sign a waiver
    •  Complete training plan and tips from Road Runners Club of America certified coaches
    •  Seminars and discussions on nutrition and physical activity
    •  Inspirational reading list and book discussion
    •  Families welcome; children must be supervised
    •  Motivation and camaraderie found only in a training group!

    Register online or by calling 703-228-5993.

    Please check with a doctor before starting any physical activity.

    NOTE: “Reading and Running” program does not include registration and fee for the 5K race.