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  1. Apr
    22
    Tue
    1. 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.

    2. Resume Writing with Northern Virginia Community College–Central
      5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      First impressions mean a lot, and your resume could be a prospective employer’s first impression of you!

      A career counselor from Northern Virginia Community College will visit Arlington Central Library to teach how your resume can showcase your skills and experiences to open the door to interviews.  The class will be approximately 2 hours including time for questions.

      For more information, please contact Kate Oberg at 703-228-5988.

    3. 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.

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

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

      The April book discussion will focus on “The Housekeeper and the Professor” by Yoko Ogawa.

    5. Shut Up and Write: 4th Panel Discussion for Aspiring Writers of YA Lit–Central
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

      The fourth session will focus on the trick of revising your work.

      Our panel of YA Lit experts will feature authors Lindsay Smith, Miranda Kenneally and Danielle Ellison. 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. 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. Drop-in Storytime: Baby Steps–Shirlington
      10:00 am – 10:30 am

      For ages up to a year old.

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

      Call 703-228-6545 for more information.

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

    3. 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.

       

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. Red Cross Blood Drive–Westover
      10:30 am – 4:00 pm

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

      All participants receive a free long-sleeve t-shirt.

      Learn more.

    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.

    8. 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.

       

    9. ASL Club for Kids–Columbia Pike
      4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

      For Kids Grades K-5

      Fun activities, rhymes and songs exploring American Sign Language.

      Childrens’ programs are canceled if Arlington Public Schools is closed due to inclement weather.

    10. Film/Discussion: “Les Visiteurs du Soir” [1942]–Columbia Pike
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      *Special Event!  French Cinéma “Les Visiteurs du Soir,” from World War II, in French with English subtitles

      A story of barons, love and the Devil, called the “grandest film of the Occupation.”

       

    11. French Conversation Class–Columbia Pike
      4:00 pm – 5:00 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.

    12. Kids Club–Central
      4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

      For Kids Grades K Through 5

      Get together weekly with old pals and new for fun, free activities.

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

       

    13. Family Program: Make Your Yard Their Home-Migration and Bird Feeders–Westover
      4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

      Family feathered fun

      Learn what draws various birds to your yard, how different feeders attract different birds, and then make a wooden feeder to take home!

      bird at feeder slider2Two Master Gardeners will talk about migration patterns and introduce the basics of bird feeders, and then the owner of Wild Birds Unlimited will help guide the construction of your very own bird feeder to take home.

      For elementary age children through adults; elementary age children must be accompanied by adult. One bird feeder per family.

      Registration required, call 703-228-5260.

       

       

       

    14. Art Club for Tweens–Columbia Pike
      5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Artistic response to a read-aloud folk tale for grades 4-6

    15. Art Club for Tweens–Columbia Pike
      5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Artistic response to a read-aloud folk tale for grades 4-6

    16. Tween Art Afternoon–Columbia Pike
      5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      For 4th-6th Graders

      Get your creative juices running with art projects galore.

    17. 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.

    18. Drop-in Family Storytime–Glencarlyn
      6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      For all ages. No registration required.

      First come, first served until capacity is reached.

      Call 703-228-6548 for more information.

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

    19. 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

    20. Chinese Conversation Class–Central
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Chinese Language Conversation Group is a new informal practice class using Chinese to cover a variety of subjects of interest.

      The sessions are led by native Chinese speakers. No registration is required.