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Agenda

  1. Nov
    4
    Tue
    1. Drop-in Storytime: Stop In for Stories–Westover
      4:15 pm – 4:45 pm

      For ages up to 5 years.

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

      Call 703-228-5260 for more information.

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

    2. Drop-in Storytime: Over Twos–Cherrydale
      4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

      For ages 25 months 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.

    3. Book Club: Teen Advisory Board (TAB)–Central
      5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      High School teen book discussion group meets first Tuesday of each month.

      There’s no assigned reading–come talk about whatever books you’re reading.

      Snacks provided.

       

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    4. Kids Read to Dogs: “Paws to Read”–Columbia Pike
      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 703-228-5710.

      Se invita estudiantes de K- 5º a leer a perros de terapia. Estudiantes interesados pueden reservar su sesión de 15 minutos en el mostrador de información o por teléfono.

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

    5. 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.

  2. Nov
    5
    Wed
    1. Drop-in Storytime: Baby Steps–Shirlington
      10:00 am – 10:30 am

      For ages 1 year and under.

      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.

    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. Drop-In Storytime en español : Cuentos Para Niños–Columbia Pike
      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.

    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.

      For safety, all Library programs for children are canceled on days when Arlington Public Schools are closed due to bad weather.

    6. 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.

      For safety, all Library programs for children are canceled on days when Arlington Public Schools are closed due to bad weather.

    7. English Conversation Class-Central
      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.

       

    8. Homework Club for Middle and Elementary Schoolers–Columbia Pike
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Middle and elementary school students use study spaces reserved just for them

      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.

    9. Lego Club–Glencarlyn
      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!

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

      Meets Wednesdays for elementary age kids

      Join us after school for crafts, science projects, LEGOs (only every third Wednesday), and more!

      Last session for 2014: Dec. 10.

    11. Kids Club: NANOWRIMO–Central
      4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

      Kids Club at Central

      A special writing session for National Novel Writing Month.

    12. Learn to Play: Guitar Buzz for Teens–Westover
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Teens: Get the basics to playing the six-string

      Channel your inner rock star. The library provides the electric guitars and will show you some simple steps that will get you playing in no time. No previous musical experience necessary.

      Attend any of the six classes or all of them.

      Classes meet at 6 p.m. Register with the links below:

    13. Drop-in Storytime: Family Storytime–Glencarlyn
      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.

    14. House History Workshop–Central
      6:30 pm – 8:45 pm

      Research the History of Your Home

      Arlington Historical Society, the Arlington County Historic Preservation Office, Arlington Public Library’s Center for Local History and Preservation Arlington have teamed up for an instruction workshop that will help residents:

      •   Learn how to research the history of their own home or any historic property in Arlington.

      •   Use the collection of maps, building permit data, photo archives and other materials available at Central Library’s Center for Local History and the Arlington County Historic Preservation Office.

      •   Be guided through the available resources, no matter their skill level.

      The workshop will consist of two parts: 

      • An introduction to available resources that will be illuminated through two case studies
      • A hands-on exploration of historical records in the Center for Local History

      The sponsors are fortunate to have two eminently qualified specialists to lead the workshop: Matthew Gilmore, a longtime student of local history and presenter of many such workshops on homes in Washington; and Cynthia Liccese-Torres, Coordinator of Arlington’s Historic Preservation Office, who oversees the county’s historic preservation activities and has researched dozens of historic Arlington properties.

      Registration is full but to be added to the waiting list, visit www.ahshousehistoryworkshop.eventbrite.com and press the green “Register” button.

      Registration was limited to 25 participants.

      Depending on the public response, there may be additional workshops in the future. Unsuccessful applicants for the first workshop will be given priority for the next one.

       

       

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    15. 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.

       

    16. NEW: Knitting Club–Cherrydale
      7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Join the “Knit & Purl” gathering: All skill levels welcome.

      Meets every Wednesday. Bring your own supplies but we’ll have a few needles and some yarn on hand.

       

  3. Nov
    6
    Thu
    1. Drop-In Storytime: Over Twos–Shirlington
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      For ages 25 months through 5 years.

      No registration required. Storytimes are 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.

    2. Drop-in Storytime: Stop In for Stories–Cherrydale
      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.

    3. Drop-in Storytime: Under Twos–Aurora Hills
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      For ages up to 2 years.

      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.

    4. Program: Hearing Loss and the Communication Challenges–Central
      10:30 am – 11:30 am

      Learn to overcome hearing loss

      Hearing loss affects every aspect of a person’s life. When ignored and left untreated, hearing loss can cause stress, fatigue, depression and even isolation. It can also lead to impaired memory.

      Join Marla Dougherty, Outreach Specialist for the non-profit organization Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons and learn how to recognize hearing loss and the first steps to take in coping with it.

      Marla will explain the hearing test and discuss types of hearing aids on the market today. She will also talk about hearing aid legal rights and how hearing loss affects cognitive brain function and the risk of dementia if left untreated.

      Presented in partnership by Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons.