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Posterboard

  1. Sep
    8
    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. Sep
    8
    Tuesday: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

    In September, Dhonielle Clayton, co-author of “Tiny Pretty Things” and co-founder of Cake Literary joins moderator Jon Skovron for a discussion about writing with a co-author.

     

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  3. Sep
    9
    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. Sep
    9
    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
  5. Sep
    9
    Wednesday: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

    Time to save seeds, build a cold frame and feed our feathered friends.

    Register online.

     

  6. Sep
    9
    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
  7. Sep
    9
    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 LibraryMonday and Wednesdays, 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
  8. Sep
    9
    Wednesday: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    The Midweek Movie at Columbia Pike Looks at Outer Space

    Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

    Sept. 9: “Gravity” [2013] Rated PG-13, 91 min. A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after a catastrophe destroys their shuttle and leaves them adrift in orbit. Directed by Alfonso Cuarón. Featuring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney and Ed Harris.

    Sept. 23: “Interstellar” [2014] Rated PG-13, 169 min. A team of astronauts travels beyond the galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future beyond the stars. Directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain.

    Categories: Films
  9. Sep
    9
    Wednesday: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    A Free Three Week Course

    Designed to increase financial knowledge and empower young professionals to make savvy financial decisions. 

    Learn to negotiate a raise, save for a down payment, and more.

    Topics include:

    • Wednesday, Sept. 9: Financial Basics
    • Wednesday, Sept. 16: Salary Negotiation and Paying Off Student Loans
    • Wednesday, Sept. 23: Investing for Your Future

    To register: bit.ly/VCEFinancePrograms

    For more information, contact: jabel@vt.edu  

    Presented in partnership with Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Arlington County Libraries.

     

     

    Categories: Careers & Money
  10. Sep
    9
    Wednesday: 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

    Hear novelist Helaine Mario discuss her latest work

    From the publisher:

    A woman and her young son flee to a convent on a remote island off the Breton coast of France.  Generations of seafarers have named the place Ile de la Brume, or Fog Island. In a chapel high on a cliff, a tragic death occurs and a terrified child vanishes into the mist.

    The child’s godmother, Maggie O’Shea, haunted by the violent deaths of her husband and best friend, has withdrawn from her life as a classical pianist. But then a recording of unforgettable music and a grainy photograph surface, connecting her missing godson to a long-lost first love.

    The photograph will draw Maggie inexorably into a collision course with criminal forces, decades-long secrets, stolen art and musical artifacts, and deadly terrorists. Her search will take her to the Festival de Musique, Aix-en-Provence, France, where she discovers answers to her husband’s death, an unexpected love―and a musical masterpiece lost for decades.

    A compelling blend of suspense, mystery, political intrigue, and romance, “The Lost Concerto” explores universal themes of loss, vengeance, courage, and love.

    Categories: Authors
    Tags: @ Central
  11. Sep
    9
    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
  12. Sep
    9
    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: Canceled
    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: Canceled

    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– Arlington Central Library Auditorium
    Sept. 30: Preparing the Garden for Winter: Tool and Garden Bed Care – Second Floor Meeting Room

    Oct. 7: Author Jeff Lowenfels on “Teaming with Microbes” and “Teaming with Nutrients”  – Second Floor Meeting Room
    Oct. 14: Season in Review: What Worked, What Didn’t – Second Floor Meeting Room

  13. Sep
    9
    Wednesday: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Compete Against Fellow Wizards and Witches for Magical Prizes

    Bring your friends and get ready for some fun! 

    Please note: Teams can have as few as 3 and as many as six people. If you are registering as an individual without a team, you will be placed on a team with other individuals.

    • If you RSVP for your entire team, please let us know how many you are bringing.
    • If you RSVP as part of a team, please include your team name.

    This event is designed for adults, but all ages are welcome.

    Please RSVP on Meetup.

     

    Busboys & Poets is located directly across the street from the Shirlington Branch Library.

     

     

  14. Sep
    9
    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
  15. Sep
    10
    Thursday: Sep 10 (all day)

    Please hold off on dropping off book sale donations at Central Library through September 27.

    Volunteers need the space and the room to set up for the Fall Friends of the Library Book Sale (Sept. 17-20).

    Small donations of materials can be taken to branch libraries.

    Thank you for your understanding and generosity.

    Categories: Friends Book Sale
    Tags: @ Central
  16. Sep
    10
    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
  17. Sep
    10
    Thursday: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Movie Matinee at Columbia Pike focuses on the thrill (or lack of it) related to heading (back) to the classroom

    Sept. 3: “Words and Pictures” [2013] Rated PG-13, 111 min.  An art instructor and an English teacher form a rivalry that ends up with a competition at their school in which students decide whether words or pictures are more important. Directed by Fred Schepisi and starring Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche.

    Sept. 10: “Admission” [2013] Rated PG-13, 107 min. A Princeton admissions officer who is up for a major promotion takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption. Directed by Paul Weitz and starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd.

    Sept. 17: “Damsels in Distress” [2011] Rated PG-13, 99 min. A trio of girls set out to change the male-dominated environment of the Seven Oaks college campus, and to rescue their fellow students from depression, grunge and low standards of every kind. Directed by Whit Stillman and starring Greta Gerwig, Adam Brody and Analeigh Tipton.

    Sept. 24: “Dear White People” [2014] Rated R, 108 min. The lives of four black students at an Ivy League college. Directed by Justin Simien and Adriana Serrano and starring Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson and Kyle Gallner.

  18. Sep
    10
    Thursday: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    Drop in for knitting support and instruction. 

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

    Tags: @ Glencarlyn
  19. Sep
    10
    Thursday: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    A new monthly discussion for readers at Aurora Hills.

    The group traditionally meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Pick up titles at circulation desk.

    No meeting in August.

    Upcoming titles:

    • July 9: “Honolulu” by Alan Brennert
    • August: No meeting
    • September: “Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • October: “The Maltese Falcon” by Dashiell Hammett
    • November: “Flight Behavior” by Barbara Kingsolver
    • December: “Love” by Toni Morrison
    • January 2016: “Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity” by Katherine Boo
    • February: “The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother” by James McBride
    • March: “Rules of Civility” by Amor Towles
    • April: “Crossing to Safety” by Wallace Stegner
    • May: “For Whom the Bell Tolls” by Ernest Hemingway
    • June: “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison
    • July: “A Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki

     

     

    Categories: Book Clubs
  20. Sep
    10
    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
  21. Sep
    10
    Thursday: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Through the fall.

    A walk-in plant clinic with Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Bring your questions. Go home with answers and seeds.

    On the first floor of Central Library near the Welcome Desk.

    Categories: Garden
    Tags: @ Central
  22. Sep
    10
    Thursday: 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. 

     

  23. Sep
    10
    Thursday: 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.

    Tags: @ Central
  24. Sep
    11
    Friday: Sep 11 (all day)

    Please hold off on dropping off book sale donations at Central Library through September 27.

    Volunteers need the space and the room to set up for the Fall Friends of the Library Book Sale (Sept. 17-20).

    Small donations of materials can be taken to branch libraries.

    Thank you for your understanding and generosity.

    Categories: Friends Book Sale
    Tags: @ Central
  25. Sep
    11
    Friday: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

    A comfortable place for non-native speakers to practice English.

    No registration necessary.

    Meets every Friday - Join us on Meetup to get class reminders.

     

    ESL wordle sliderWe 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 703-228-5715.

     

     

     

  26. Sep
    11
    Friday: 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

    “The Legacy of The Lucky Few: Learning to Serve the Needy Many.”

    A program honoring the 40th anniversary of the rescue of 30,000 refugees by the USS Kirk at the Fall of Saigon in April 1975. The program will explore the importance of this anniversary for contemporary social justice and human rights issues in the US and across the globe.

    Presented by the Semper Vi Foundation

    Categories: History
    Tags: @ Central
  27. Sep
    11
    Friday: 3:00 pm – 5:00 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
  28. Sep
    12
    Saturday: Sep 12 (all day)

    Please hold off on dropping off book sale donations at Central Library through September 27.

    Volunteers need the space and the room to set up for the Fall Friends of the Library Book Sale (Sept. 17-20).

    Small donations of materials can be taken to branch libraries.

    Thank you for your understanding and generosity.

    Categories: Friends Book Sale
    Tags: @ Central
  29. Sep
    12
    Saturday: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

    A comfortable place for non-native speakers to practice English.

    No registration necessary.

    We offer four English conversation classes at Central 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
  30. Sep
    12
    Saturday: 10:00 am – 12:00 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