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  1. Apr
    22
    Wednesday: 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.

  2. Apr
    22
    Wednesday: 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.

    Categories:
    Kids
    Preschool
    Tags: @ Westover
  3. Apr
    22
    Wednesday: 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.

    Categories:
    Kids
    Preschool
    Tags: @ Central
  4. Apr
    22
    Wednesday: 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

    Call 1-800-RedCross for appointment.

    Drop-ins also welcome.

    Learn more.

    Blood drive slider

     

  5. Apr
    22
    Wednesday: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Learn common uses of Microsoft Office spreadsheets and how to manage information.

    Learn to create worksheets; enter data; navigate toolbars; manipulate rows, columns and cells; use formulas and functions; and produce graphs.

    Prerequisites:  Basic computer and Microsoft Windows skills. Register at the branch or by calling 703-228-5715.

     

  6. Apr
    22
    Wednesday: 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.

    Categories:
    Kids
    Preschool
    Tags: @ Central
  7. Apr
    22
    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
  8. Apr
    22
    Wednesday: 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

    An Early Release Day Family Film Screening

    Mary is orphaned by an earthquake in India and sent to live with a reclusive uncle in England. There she discovers her sickly cousin and the overgrown secret garden that once belonged to her aunt.

    Rated G, 101 minutes. Directed by Agnieszka Holland and starring Kate Maberly, Maggie Smith and Heydon Prowse.

    April 22 is an early release day for Patrick Henry and some other public elementary schools in Arlington.

     

     

  9. Apr
    22
    Wednesday: 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    For ages up to 12 months.

    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.

  10. Apr
    22
    Wednesday: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Wednesday Study Space Reserved Just for Middle and Elementary Schoolers

    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.

    Homework Club

  11. Apr
    22
    Wednesday: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    For grades K-5.

    Call 703-228-5715 for more information.

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

     

  12. Apr
    22
    Wednesday: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    The fire truck is coming to the Aurora Hills Branch!

    Join the fun. Learn about the equipment, the men and women who use it and get a safety demonstration by Lieut. Hagan and his crew.

     

  13. Apr
    22
    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
  14. Apr
    22
    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 LibraryWednesday and Thursday, 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
  15. Apr
    22
    Wednesday: 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.

    Tags: @ Glencarlyn
  16. Apr
    22
    Wednesday: 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

    A Midweek Movie at Columbia Pike Branch Library

    Rated R, 114 minutes.  Directed by Jon Favreau and starring Favreau, Sofia Vergara, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson.

    A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.

     

     

  17. Apr
    22
    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
  18. Apr
    22
    Wednesday: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Meet a Holocaust Survivor

    The Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust is an annual 8-day period in spring designated by Congress.

    George Pick, a survivor from Hungary, will recount personal stories of suffering, loss and eventual freedom. He will also take questions from the audience.

    Class photograph of the second grade at the Jewish Boys’ Orphanage School of Budapest (Zsido Fiu Arvahaz), a Jewish primary school attended by both orphaned and non-orphaned children.

    Shirlington Branch Library will also be screening films depicting the Holocaust throughout the month of April.

    Note: Space is limited. Seating is on a first come first served basis.

  19. Apr
    22
    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: TBD
    June 24: Pollination, Pollinators and Flowers in the Garden

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

    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
    Sept. 30: Indoor Vegetable Gardening for Winter Months – Second Floor Meeting Room

    Oct. 7: Preparing the Garden for Winter: Tool and Garden Bed Care – Second Floor Meeting Room
    Oct. 14: Season in Review: What Worked, What Didn’t

  20. Apr
    22
    Wednesday: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Ever been told you should try comedy but don’t know where to start?

    Library manager/comedian Kerby Valladares is hosting a series of four workshops to give newcomers a taste of life behind the microphone. You’ll learn how to shape your act, meet some local comics, get a feel for the area comedy scene and find out how to play to the audience.

    Each workshop will be held at Arlington’s Plaza Library at 2100 Clarendon Blvd.  At the end of the series, the participants will get to get up on stage and showcase their material.

    Meets Wednesdays, April 1-22.

    Registration required.

     

    Categories:
    Fun and Games
    Tags: @ Plaza
  21. Apr
    22
    Wednesday: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Get to know the LinkedIn social career network

    Bring you resume and email account information to set up a career profile and search employment opportunities using this career network.

    Prerequisites: Basic computer and Microsoft Windows skills.


    Tags: @ Central
  22. Apr
    22
    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
  23. Apr
    23
    Thursday: Apr 23 (all day)

    Please hold off on dropping off book sale donations at Central Library through April 26.

    Volunteers need the space and the room to set up for the Spring Friends of the Library Book Sale (April 16-19).

    Small donations of materials can be taken to branch libraries.

    Thank you for your understanding and generosity.

    Categories:
    Friends Book Sale
  24. Apr
    23
    Thursday: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

    An informal discussion

    The group usually meets on the fourth Thursday of each month in the Central Library Second Floor Meeting Room.

    In February and March, the discussion will take place in the Central Library Maple Tree Room. Ask for access at the Welcome Desk or the Circulation Desk.

    Upcoming titles for discussion:

    Jan. 22: “One Summer: America 1927” by Bill Bryson

    Feb. 26: “Death in Venice” by Thomas Mann

    March 26: “Midnight’s Children: A Novel” by Salman Rushdie

    April 23: “The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History” by Robert M. Edsel

    May 28: “Wolf Hall: A Novel” by Hilary Mantel

    June 25: “Dubliners” by James Joyce

    July 23: “Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity” by Katherine Boo

    Aug. 27: “All Quiet on the Western Front” by Erich Maria Remarque

    Sept. 24: “The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings: Poems, Tales, Essays and Reviews” by Edgar Allan Poe

    Categories:
    Book Clubs
    Tags: @ Central
  25. Apr
    23
    Thursday: 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.

    Categories:
    Kids
    Preschool
    Tags: @ Cherrydale
  26. Apr
    23
    Thursday: 10:30 am – 11:00 am

    For ages through 24 months.

    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.

  27. Apr
    23
    Thursday: 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.

  28. Apr
    23
    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

    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
  29. Apr
    23
    Thursday: 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    Movie Matinee at Columbia Pike Branch Library

    Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m., presented in conjunction with Arlington Reads 2015

    April 2: “Dear White People“ 

    [2014]. Rated R, 108 min. Directed by Justin Simien and starring Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson and  Kyle Gallner. A social satire revolving around the lives of four black students at an Ivy League college.

     

    April 9: “Finding Forrester[2000]. Rated PG-13, 136 min. Directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Sean Connery, Rob Brown and F. Murray Abraham. A young basketball star and writing prodigy finds a mentor in a reclusive author.

    April 16: “The Great Debaters [2007]. Rated PG-13, 126 min. Directed by Denzel Washington and starring: Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker and Kimberly Elise. A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school’s first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.

    April 23: “Remember the Titans [2000]. Rated PG, 113 min. Directed by Boaz Yakin. Featuring: Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Wood Harris. The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.

    April 30: “Do the Right Thing[1989]. Rated R, 120 min. Directed by Spike Lee and starring Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis and  Ruby Dee. On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone’s hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.

     

  30. Apr
    23
    Thursday: 4:15 pm – 4:45 pm

    Cuentos para niños! Programa en español para 0-5 años.

    Lectura de cuentos, canciones y manualidades. No se requiere registro para este programa.

    Stories for Children! is a Spanish storytime for ages through 5 years.

    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.

    Tags: @ Central