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Posterboard

  1. Aug
    1
    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
  2. Aug
    1
    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
  3. Aug
    1
    Saturday: 10:00 am – 12:00 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

    Also: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5 – 8 p.m. at Cherrydale Branch Library

    For more information about Tech Tutoring at Central Library, call 703-228-5959

    For more information about Tech Tutoring at Columbia Pike Branch Library, call 703-228-5710.

    Tags: @ Central
  4. Aug
    1
    Saturday: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

    For ages up to 5 years. No registration required.

    First come, first served until capacity is reached.

    Call 703-228-5710 for more information.

    Cuentacuentos con Sra. Desirée Disfrutamos cuentos, canciones, rimas en inglés y manualidades para niños de todas edades y habilidades.

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

    Categories: Kids Preschool
  5. Aug
    1
    Saturday: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

    Conversation practice for non-native speakers of English.

    Sessions are free and you may drop in as frequently as you like. 

    No registration required. All levels encouraged to participate. Our purpose is to give people who are learning English a chance to practice speaking English.

     

    We offer four English conversation classes at Central Library, and one at the Columbia Pike Branch Library – view all hours and locations.

     

  6. Aug
    1
    Saturday: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

    A Community Update

    A discussion of I-66 planning, led by the Virginia Department of Transportation.

    VDOT is in the planning stages to transform Interstate 66 inside the Beltway.  Proposed improvements include converting the existing I-66 High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes between I-495 (the Capital Beltway) and the U.S. Route 29 in Rosslyn into High Occupancy Toll (HOT) or express lanes during weekday peak periods, in order to deliver free-flowing and more reliable travel.  Vehicles with three or more people will be able to travel the lanes for free, while other drivers will pay a toll to use these lanes.

    Speaking about this proposed project will be Renee Hamilton, VDOT’s Deputy District Administrator for Northern Virginia.

    Categories:
    Announcements
    Tags: @ Central
  7. Aug
    1
    Saturday: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

    Get together with others who have an interest in investments and the stock market. Exchange ideas, network. Occasional guest speakers invited. No registration required.

     

    Categories: Careers & Money
    Tags: @ Central
  8. Aug
    2
    Sunday: 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

    THIS CLASS WILL NOT BE HELD ON SUNDAY, JULY 19

    Practice your Arabic with new friends and neighbors.

    All levels are welcome, but participants should have some knowledge of the language. Come for a session and see if it works for you.

    Tags: @ Central
  9. Aug
    2
    Sunday: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    A weekly lab to make hunting for jobs easier.

    Participants receive:

    • Three-hour uninterrupted computer reservations 
    • Free job-related printing
    • Extra staff /volunteers ready to help with resources and online applications.

    Drop-ins  welcome.

    Take advantage of a selection of job-related books, local job skills course catalogs and local employment center brochures.

    Categories: Careers & Money
  10. Aug
    2
    Sunday: 7:00 pm – 8:30 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
  11. Aug
    3
    Monday: 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
  12. Aug
    3
    Monday: 10:30 am – 11:00 am

    For ages up to 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.

    Tags: @ Glencarlyn
  13. Aug
    3
    Monday: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Get busy creating fashion under the guidance of the Aurora Hills Senior Yarncrafters

    Sessions for kids ages 8 and up every Monday from Aug. 3 to Aug. 24.

    Registration required.

  14. Aug
    3
    Monday: 1:30 pm – 2:00 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: @ Glencarlyn
  15. Aug
    3
    Monday: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Monday “Summer Reading for Adults” Screenings at Shirlington beginning at 2 p.m.

    June 1: “Les Miserables” [2012]. Rated PG-13, 158 minutes. Directed by Tom Hooper and starring Hugh Jackman.

    June 8: “August Rush” [2007]. Rated PG, 114 minutes. Starring Keri Russell.

    June 15: “The Producers” [2005]. Rated PG-13, 134 minutes. Starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick.

    June 22: “A Mighty Wind” [2003]. Rated PG-13, 91 minutes. Directedy by Christopher Guest and starring Eugene Levy.

    June 29: “Ray” [2004]. Rated PG-13, 152 minutes. Directed by Taylor Hackford and starring Jamie Foxx.

    July 6: “Chicago” [2002]. Rated PG-13, 113 minutes. Directed by Rob Marshall and starring Richard Gere and Rene Zellwegger.

    July 13: “Newsies” [1992]. Rated PG, 121 minutes. Directed by Kenny Ortega and starring Christian Bale and Robert Duvall.

    July 20: “A Prairie Home Companion” [2006]. Rated PG-13, 105 minutes. Directed by Robert Altman and starring Meryl Streep.

    July 27: “Mamma Mia!” [2008]. Rated PG-13, 108 minutes. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd and starring Meryl Streep.

    Aug. 3: “O Brother, Where Art Thou” [2000]. Rated PG-13, 106 minutes. Directed by the Coens and starring George Clooney.

    Aug. 10: “The Soloist” [2009]. Rated PG-13, 117 minutes. Directed by Joe Wright and starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr.

    Aug. 17: “The Phantom of the Opera” [2004]. Rated PG-13, 143 minutes. Directed by Joel Schumacher and starring Gerard Butler.

    Aug. 24: “Rent” [2005]. Rated PG-13, 135 minutes. Directed by Chris Columbus and starring Taye Diggs and Rosario Dawson.

    Aug. 31: “Into the Woods” [2014]. Rated PG, 125 minutes. Directed by Rob Marshall and starring Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick.

     

  16. Aug
    3
    Monday: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Non-native speakers practice English, in a small group setting.

    For more information, call Ingrid Kauffman at 703-228-5996.

    Please note that this class will meet on Mondays at 3 p.m. beginning Oct. 15.

     

    Learn more about Language Conversation Classes at the Library.

     

     

     

    Tags: @ Central
  17. Aug
    3
    Monday: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    Dr. Gail Arnall, Executive Director of Offender Aid and Restoration, presents a stimulating panel discussion followed by Q&A on the Virginia Criminal Justice system including questions like:

    • How many types of courts do we have and what does each do?
    • How are judges selected?
    • Who chooses the prosecutors and what challenges do they face?
    • What role does the public defender play?
    • Sheriff vs. Police: How do the roles differ?
    • What new challenges does the Sheriff’s Department face?
    • What happens when folks come home from incarceration?
    • What is the role of court-mandated Community Service in our community?

    Panel members scheduled to attend:
    Beth Arthur, Arlington County Sheriff; Theo Stamos, Chief Commonwealth Attorney for Arlington County; Amy Stitzel, Senior Assistant Public Defender; a retired Arlington judge; an Offender Aid and Restoration client

    Presented in partnership with Encore Learning

    Tags: @ Central
  18. Aug
    3
    Monday: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Dr. Gail Arnall, Consultant to Offender Aid and Restoration presents a stimulating panel discussion on the Virginia Criminal Justice system

    Topics of discussion will likely include:

    • How many types of courts do we have and what does each do?
    • How are judges selected?
    • Who chooses the prosecutors and what challenges do they face?
    • What role does the public defender play?
    • Sheriff vs. Police: How do the roles differ?
    • What new challenges does the Sheriff’s Department face?
    • What happens when folks come home from incarceration?
    • What is the role of court-mandated Community Service in our community?

    Panel members expected:  Beth Arthur, Arlington County Sheriff; Jay Farr, Arlington County Police Chief, Theo Stamos, Chief Commonwealth Attorney for Arlington County; Amy Stitzel, Senior Assistant Public Defender of Arlington County; Karen Henenberg, Retired Arlington County Judge; One Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR) client.

    Presented in partnership with Encore Learning

     

    Tags: @ Central
  19. Aug
    3
    Monday: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

  20. Aug
    3
    Monday: 4:30 pm – 5:00 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: @ Cherrydale
  21. Aug
    3
    Monday: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Non-native speakers practice English, in a small group setting on the first and second Mondays of the month

    Learn more about Language Conversation Classes at the Library.

     

     

  22. Aug
    3
    Monday: 5:45 pm – 8:45 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 library.

    For more information, call 703-228-5710.

    Sessions also available during the week at Central Library and Cherrydale.

     

     

  23. Aug
    4
    Tuesday: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    An informal book group that meets the first Tuesday of each month

     

    The August featured title will be The Garden of Evening Mists: A Novel” by Tan Twan Eng.

    The September featured title will be “Half of a Yellow Sun” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

    Categories: Book Clubs
  24. Aug
    4
    Tuesday: 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. 

  25. 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. 

     

  26. 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.

  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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