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Agenda

  1. Apr
    23
    Wed
    1. Earth Week Sale: CFL Bulbs for $2–Plaza
      Apr 23 (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. PLEASE: NO BOOK SALE DONATIONS AT CENTRAL THROUGH MAY 9
      Apr 23 (all-day)

      Please hold off on dropping off book sale donations at Central Library through May 9.

      Volunteers need the space and the room to set up for the Spring Friends of the Library Book Sale.

      Small donations of materials can be taken to branch libraries.

      Thank you for your understanding and generosity.

    3. USE DOORS ON McKINLEY ROAD FOR ENTERING WESTOVER BRANCH
      Apr 23 (all-day)

      Because of construction, only the doors facing McKinley Road allow access to the Westover Branch Library.

      Thank you for your patience.

    4. Personal Computer Tutoring–Columbia Pike
      5:45 pm – 8:45 pm

      For beginners on up.

      Bring specific questions about specific programs or let us help you reach your computing goals.

      To register for a 30-minute slot, please call 703-228-5710.

    5. Savvy Social Security Planning–Central
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Join Certified Financial Planner and Virginia Cooperative Extension volunteer Mike May for this free presentation on social security considerations for your retirement planning.

      In this workshop you will learn:

      • 5 factors to consider when deciding to apply for benefits

      • When it makes sense to delay benefits—and when it does not

      • Why you should always check your earnings record for accuracy

      • How to estimate your benefits

      • Two innovative strategies for coordinating benefits with your spouse

      • How to minimize taxes on Social Security benefits

      • How to coordinate Social Security with your other forms of retirement income

      Pre-registration isn’t mandatory but does help us know how many copies of handouts to bring. To register or for more information contact jabel@vt.edu.

      Presented in partnership with Virginia Cooperative Extension

  2. Apr
    24
    Thu
    1. Earth Week Sale: CFL Bulbs for $2–Plaza
      Apr 24 (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. PLEASE: NO BOOK SALE DONATIONS AT CENTRAL THROUGH MAY 9
      Apr 24 (all-day)

      Please hold off on dropping off book sale donations at Central Library through May 9.

      Volunteers need the space and the room to set up for the Spring Friends of the Library Book Sale.

      Small donations of materials can be taken to branch libraries.

      Thank you for your understanding and generosity.

    3. USE DOORS ON McKINLEY ROAD FOR ENTERING WESTOVER BRANCH
      Apr 24 (all-day)

      Because of construction, only the doors facing McKinley Road allow access to the Westover Branch Library.

      Thank you for your patience.

    4. Book Club: Thursday Morning with Friends–Central
      10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      An informal discussion

      The January title is “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison.

      The February title is “The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas” by Paul Theroux.

      The March titles are “Flight: A Novel” and “Reservation Blues,” both by Sherman Alexie.

      The April title is ”Children of Men” by P.D. James.

      The May title is ”In a Sunburned Country” by Bill Bryson.

      The June title is ”Wuthering Heights” by Emily Brontë.

      The July title is ”Hateship, Friendship, Courtship: Marriage Stories” by Alice Munro.

      The August title is “The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, 1830-1900″ by David McCullough.

      The September title is “Tender is the Night” by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

      The October title is “Things Fall Apart’ by Chinua Achebe.

       

    5. 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.

    6. 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.

    7. Drop-in Storytime: Under Twos–Aurora Hills
      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.

    8. Drop-In Storytime: Over Twos–Aurora Hills
      11:15 am – 11:45 am

      For ages 25 months to 5 years.

      No registration required. 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.

    9. Drop-In Storytime: Over Twos–Shirlington
      11:15 am – 11:45 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.

    10. Film: “Nebraska” [2013]–Columbia Pike
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Road Movies in April

      Bruce Dern in his Oscar-nominated role as a fading father heading from Montana to Nebraska to collect a magazine publisher’s million-dollar prize. Will Forte is the son who goes along to keep an eye on Dern.

      Rated R, 115 minutes. Directed by Alexander Payne. June Squibb was also nominated for an Oscar for her role as Dern’s wife.

    11. Tech Class: eBooks and eReaders–Westover
      3:30 pm – 4:30 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.

      Class size is limited so please call 703-228-5260 or visit the Circulation Desk at Westover to register.

    12. Drop-In Storytime en español : Cuentos Para Niños –Central
      4:15 pm – 4:45 pm

      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.

    13. Knitting Group–Glencarlyn
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Drop in for knitting support and instruction. 

      The group meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month.

    14. Arlington Reads 2014: Richard Ford Discusses “The Sportswriter” with PBS NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown–Central
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      An Arlington Reads 2014 Featured Author Event

      RichardFord in canoe

      Richard Ford has published seven novels and four collections of stories.

      His “Independence Day” was the first book ever awarded both the Pulitzer Prize and the Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction. His Arlington Reads featured title, “The Sportswriter,” established and shared with “Independence Day” the yearning, anguished “everyman” character Frank Bascombe for an eventual trilogy.

      Time named “The Sportswriter” one of the 100 best novels published since the magazine’s founding.

      Richard Ford will be interviewed at Central Library Auditorium by Jeffrey Brown of the “PBS NewsHour.”

      Admission and parking are free. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

      Books by Mr. Ford will be available for purchase and signing, courtesy of Barnes & Noble, Clarendon.

      Arlington Reads is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Arlington Public Library.

    15. 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.

    16. 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.

  3. Apr
    25
    Fri
    1. Earth Week Sale: CFL Bulbs for $2–Plaza
      Apr 25 (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. PLEASE: NO BOOK SALE DONATIONS AT CENTRAL THROUGH MAY 9
      Apr 25 (all-day)

      Please hold off on dropping off book sale donations at Central Library through May 9.

      Volunteers need the space and the room to set up for the Spring Friends of the Library Book Sale.

      Small donations of materials can be taken to branch libraries.

      Thank you for your understanding and generosity.

    3. USE DOORS ON McKINLEY ROAD FOR ENTERING WESTOVER BRANCH
      Apr 25 (all-day)

      Because of construction, only the doors facing McKinley Road allow access to the Westover Branch Library.

      Thank you for your patience.

    4. 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.