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Agenda

  1. Aug
    22
    Fri
    1. PLEASE: NO BOOK SALE DONATIONS AT WESTOVER THROUGH AUG. 31
      Aug 22 (all-day)

      Please hold off on donating book sale materials at Westover Branch Library through Aug. 31

      Volunteers and staff need the space (and time) to rearrange the storage area.

      Donations of materials can be taken to other libraries including Central.

      Thank you for your understanding and generosity.

  2. Aug
    23
    Sat
    1. PLEASE: NO BOOK SALE DONATIONS AT WESTOVER THROUGH AUG. 31
      Aug 23 (all-day)

      Please hold off on donating book sale materials at Westover Branch Library through Aug. 31

      Volunteers and staff need the space (and time) to rearrange the storage area.

      Donations of materials can be taken to other libraries including Central.

      Thank you for your understanding and generosity.

    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. 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.

       

       

       

    4. 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.

    5. Fantasy Football Live Draft–Central
      12:45 pm – 2:00 pm

      Who Will Be Your Top Players?

      Registered participants in the Library’s “Dewey Decimators League” will draft their teams rosters. Players can also participate online from any location.

      In order to participate in the Dewey Decimator League, you should have attended Fantasy Football 101 on Aug. 18 or you have contacted league commissioner Kerby Valladares at Kvalladares@arlingtonva.us or 703-228-3352.

      Regular NFL season starts Thursday, Sept. 4.

      Fantasy football players

       

  3. Aug
    24
    Sun
    1. PLEASE: NO BOOK SALE DONATIONS AT WESTOVER THROUGH AUG. 31
      Aug 24 (all-day)

      Please hold off on donating book sale materials at Westover Branch Library through Aug. 31

      Volunteers and staff need the space (and time) to rearrange the storage area.

      Donations of materials can be taken to other libraries including Central.

      Thank you for your understanding and generosity.

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

  4. Aug
    25
    Mon
    1. PLEASE: NO BOOK SALE DONATIONS AT WESTOVER THROUGH AUG. 31
      Aug 25 (all-day)

      Please hold off on donating book sale materials at Westover Branch Library through Aug. 31

      Volunteers and staff need the space (and time) to rearrange the storage area.

      Donations of materials can be taken to other libraries including Central.

      Thank you for your understanding and generosity.

    2. Author Event: Richard Norton Smith on Ranking the Presidents–Central
      3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      Richard Norton Smith on ”Ten Rules to Judge a President”

      George Mason’s Scholar in Residence, History and Art History will entertain and enlighten with a talk entitled “Ten Rules to Judge a President,” an anecdotal, somewhat counter-intuitive approach to the age-old parlor game known as “Ranking the President.”

      Smith promises to talk with sufficient humor to keep it entertaining – or, at least, not academically dull. His talk will be followed by Q&A.

      Richard Norton Smith is a nationally recognized biographer and presidential historian and a frequent guest on the PBS News Hour. A former speechwriter for former senator Bob Dole, Smith has served as director of the Hoover, Eisenhower, Reagan and Ford presidential libraries. He is the author of nine books and is presently completing a biography of Nelson Rockefeller.

      Presented in partnership with Encore Learning.

       

    3. 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.

       

       

       

    4. Tech Night Tutorials–Columbia Pike
      5:45 pm – 8:45 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 or for more information, call 703-228-5710.

      Please note that the Wednesday night tutorials have been discontinued.

       

    5. Book Club: Monday Evening with Friends–Central
      7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      An informal discussion

      June 23:            Persepolis I & II by Marjane Satrapi

      July 28:             Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard

      Aug 25:              The Aspern Papers by Henry James

      Sep 22:                The Road from Coorain by Jill Kee Conway

      Oct 27:                Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

      Nov 24:               Group members will provide copies of poetry selections

       

       

  5. Aug
    26
    Tue
    1. PLEASE: NO BOOK SALE DONATIONS AT WESTOVER THROUGH AUG. 31
      Aug 26 (all-day)

      Please hold off on donating book sale materials at Westover Branch Library through Aug. 31

      Volunteers and staff need the space (and time) to rearrange the storage area.

      Donations of materials can be taken to other libraries including Central.

      Thank you for your understanding and generosity.

    2. 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

  6. Aug
    27
    Wed
    1. PLEASE: NO BOOK SALE DONATIONS AT WESTOVER THROUGH AUG. 31
      Aug 27 (all-day)

      Please hold off on donating book sale materials at Westover Branch Library through Aug. 31

      Volunteers and staff need the space (and time) to rearrange the storage area.

      Donations of materials can be taken to other libraries including Central.

      Thank you for your understanding and generosity.

    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 – 5:00 pm

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

      Learn more.

    4. 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.

       

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

      A new group practice for those learning French.

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

    6. McKinley Night at the Library–Westover
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      For elementary school students

      McKinley Elementary teachers will be on hand every Wednesday night during the summer to help students navigate the library and keep up with their reading skills.

    7. 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.

       

    8. 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”
  7. Aug
    28
    Thu
    1. PLEASE: NO BOOK SALE DONATIONS AT WESTOVER THROUGH AUG. 31
      Aug 28 (all-day)

      Please hold off on donating book sale materials at Westover Branch Library through Aug. 31

      Volunteers and staff need the space (and time) to rearrange the storage area.

      Donations of materials can be taken to other libraries including Central.

      Thank you for your understanding and generosity.