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Posterboard

  1. Aug
    4
    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. Aug
    5
    Wednesday: 10:00 am – 10:30 am

    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.

  3. Aug
    5
    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
  4. Aug
    5
    Wednesday: 10:15 am – 11:15 am

    Have your resume reviewed by a professional career counselor/library volunteer for free.

    Get free, one-to-one feedback from a professional career counselor/library volunteer!

    By appointment only; half-hour slots available:

    10:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m.

    To reserve a time, email your preference and your resume to: koberg@arlingtonva.us.

    First-come, first-served. You will receive an email confirmation.  Appointments close Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 5 p.m.

     

    Categories: Careers & Money
  5. Aug
    5
    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
  6. Aug
    5
    Wednesday: 10:30 am – 11:00 am

    Summer Stories for all ages.

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

    Tags: @ Westover
  7. Aug
    5
    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. Aug
    5
    Wednesday: 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    Sensory Storytime

    Students with autism, Down’s syndrome, intellectual disabilities, or developmental delays will experience a storytime adapted just for them.

    Dates: Wednesdays, July 15, 22, 29 and August 5, 2015, 3:00-3:30 p.m.

    Registration Required

    Space is limited to 10 students per session. Students may register for multiple sessions.

    Registration opens 3 weeks ahead for each class, starting Wednesday, June 24.

     

    Please Note: Only the registered student and one accompanying adult will be permitted in the storytime area during each session.

     

  9. Aug
    5
    Wednesday: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Can you make edible art that looks like one of the great album covers of the past?

  10. Aug
    5
    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!

  11. Aug
    5
    Wednesday: 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    Wear clothes that you can move and stretch in for yoga with Cathy Burke

    Our Summer Reading performances are recommended for children entering kindergarten through 5th grade. All programs are FREE! However, we may have limited capacity in our programming spaces due to fire codes. Attendance is first come, first served. Reservations will not be accepted in any form. 

    Tags: @ Westover
  12. Aug
    5
    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
  13. Aug
    5
    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
  14. Aug
    5
    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
  15. Aug
    5
    Wednesday: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    A five-part class developed because women have unique financial needs.

    This series was developed because women have unique financial needs. The course teaches the basics of smart money management and shows women and those who care about their future how to plan now for long-term financial security.

     

    • July 15          Financial Basics
    • July 22          Insurance Basics
    • July 29          Investing Basics
    • Aug. 5           Investing for Retirement
    • Aug. 12         Planning for Future Life Events

    To register

    Categories: Careers & Money
    Tags: @ Central
  16. Aug
    5
    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
  17. Aug
    5
    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: Cancelled
    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: Tour of Central Library gardens

    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

  18. Aug
    5
    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
  19. Aug
    6
    Thursday: 10:15 am – 10:45 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.

  20. Aug
    6
    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
  21. Aug
    6
    Thursday: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

    For ages up to 5 years. 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.

    Categories: Kids Preschool
  22. Aug
    6
    Thursday: 10:45 am – 11:15 am

    Stories for All Ages

    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.

  23. Aug
    6
    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
  24. Aug
    6
    Thursday: 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    Thursday Movie Matinees at Columbia Pike in August:

    Aug. 6: “The Spy Who Came in from the Cold” [1965]. Not Rated, 112 min. Directed by Martin Ritt and featuring Richard Burton, Oskar Werner and Claire Bloom. British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the cold war during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.

    Aug. 20: “Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy” [2011]. Rated R, 127 min. Directed by Tomas Alfredson and featuring: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth and Tom Hardy. In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6.

    Aug. 27: “A Man Most Wanted” [2013]. Rated R, 122 min. Directed by Anton Corbijn. Featuring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams and Daniel Brühl. A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.

     

  25. Aug
    6
    Thursday: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Make a bunch of 1-inch buttons! Each one is a wearable masterpiece

  26. Aug
    6
    Thursday: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Can you make edible art that looks like one of the great album covers of the past?

  27. Aug
    6
    Thursday: 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    Wear clothes that you can move and stretch in for yoga with Cathy Burke

    Our Summer Reading performances are recommended for children entering kindergarten through 5th grade. All programs are FREE! However, we may have limited capacity in our programming spaces due to fire codes. Attendance is first come, first served. Reservations will not be accepted in any form. 

  28. Aug
    6
    Thursday: 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
  29. Aug
    6
    Thursday: 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 online, at the branch or by calling 703-228-5715.

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

  30. Aug
    6
    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