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  1. Apr
    28
    Tuesday: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Kids Club at Shirlington on Tuesdays, for elementary school aged children.

    April 7: Kitchen Science: Make elephant toothpaste.

    April 14: Block Party! Creative time with Legos.

    April 21:  Peeps Candy Art: Get crafty with leftovers.

    April 28:  Make a boat and race it in the fountain!

     

     

     

  2. Apr
    28
    Tuesday: 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.

    Categories:
    Kids
    Preschool
    Tags: @ Westover
  3. Apr
    28
    Tuesday: 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.

    Categories:
    Kids
    Preschool
    Tags: @ Cherrydale
  4. Apr
    28
    Tuesday: 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 703-228-5260.

    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.

    Tags: @ Westover
  5. Apr
    28
    Tuesday: 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 Public Library to teach how your resume can showcase your skills and experiences to open the door to interviews.   This workshop will walk you through a 6-step resume writing process, designed to get your résumé noticed by both online systems (Applicant Tracking Systems) and recruiters/hiring managers.

    The class will be approximately 2 hours including time for questions.

    Presenter:   Edythe Richards, MA, MBTI®MP, GCDF Career Counselor

    For more information, please contact Kate Oberg, College & Career Librarian at 703-228-5988.

     Let us know you’re coming here (walk-ins welcome!)    

  6. Apr
    28
    Tuesday: 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: @ Central
  7. Apr
    28
    Tuesday: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Author Laura McBride discusses her debut novel

     

    “Eight-year-old Albanian immigrant Bashkin Ahmeti writes a letter to an American GI in Iraq as part of a school pen-pal project. The reply he receives from Specialist Luis Rodriguez-Reyes, a native of Bashkin’s new hometown of Las Vegas, spirals into a vortex that pulls in every bad act, personal and international, that McBride can think of into one cataclysmic event.

    McBride took a single real-life event and from it spun an immensely moving morality tale about how four vastly disparate people, each traveling his or her own road, all converge at an intersection of time and space to profound effect.” - From Booklist

     

     

    Books will be available for sale and signing, courtesy of Barnes & Noble, Clarendon.

     

    Tags: @ Central
  8. Apr
    28
    Tuesday: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

     

    Upcoming titles for discussion:

    April 28: “Thunder at Twilight” by Frederic Morton.

    May 26: “The Art Forger” by B.A. Shapiro.

    June 23:  ”Beyond the Beautiful Forevers” by Katherine Boo.

    July 28: “Transatlantic” by Colum McCann.

    Aug. 25: tbd

     

    Categories:
    Book Clubs
    Tags: @ Westover
  9. Apr
    28
    Tuesday: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Interested in starting a business or expanding one?

    Drop-in one-on-one assistance: the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. (Feb. 24, March 24, April 28)

    Stop by to learn about the free services for entrepreneurs and small business owners offered by Arlington’s non-profit Enterprise Development Group. And pick up small business resource information from BizLaunch, Arlington Economic Development’s Small Business Program and Arlington Public Library.

    This event produced in partnership with Enterprise Development Group

  10. Apr
    29
    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.

  11. Apr
    29
    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

    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
  12. Apr
    29
    Wednesday: 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.

  13. Apr
    29
    Wednesday: 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.

    Categories:
    Kids
    Preschool
    Tags: @ Westover
  14. Apr
    29
    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
  15. Apr
    29
    Wednesday: 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.

    Categories:
    Kids
    Preschool
    Tags: @ Central
  16. Apr
    29
    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
  17. Apr
    29
    Wednesday: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Learn to use websites and online resources to jump-start and manage your job search. 

    Prerequisites:  Basic computer and Microsoft Windows skills.

  18. Apr
    29
    Wednesday: 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    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.

  19. Apr
    29
    Wednesday: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Wednesday Study Space Reserved Just for Middle and Elementary Schoolers

    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.

    Homework Club

  20. Apr
    29
    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
  21. Apr
    29
    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
  22. Apr
    29
    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
  23. Apr
    29
    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
  24. Apr
    29
    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: TBD
    June 24: Pollination, Pollinators and Flowers in the Garden

    July 1: Top Ten Vegetable Plant Diseases: Rot Not! – Second Floor Meeting Room
    July 8: Solar Cooking
    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: TBD

    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

  25. Apr
    29
    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
  26. Apr
    30
    Thursday: 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.

    Categories:
    Kids
    Preschool
  27. Apr
    30
    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
  28. Apr
    30
    Thursday: 10:30 am – 11:00 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.

  29. Apr
    30
    Thursday: 11:15 am – 11:45 am

    For ages 25 months to 5 years.

    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.

  30. Apr
    30
    Thursday: 11:15 am – 11:45 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.

    Categories:
    Kids
    Preschool