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Agenda

  1. Oct
    22
    Wed
    1. 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.

    2. POSTPONED: French Conversation Class–Columbia Pike
      5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED INDEFINITELY

      A new group practice for those learning French.

      Sessions are held the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at Columbia Pike Branch Library.

    3. 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.

    4. Money 101: A Financial Primer for College Grads and Young Professionals–Central
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      A three-part course designed to increase financial knowledge and empower recent grads and young professionals to make savvy financial decisions. Learn to budget for happy hour, student loans and more.

      • Week 1, Oct. 15: Financial Basics
      • Week 2, Oct. 22: Student Loans
      • Week 3, Oct. 29: Investing for Retirement

      For course information and enrollment

      Presented in partnership with Virginia Cooperative Extension

    5. 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.

       

    6. Tech Class: Social Networking with Skype and Google Hangouts–Central
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Discover how to network with friends and colleagues via chat, audio, and video messaging.

      Learn how to connect with people you already know, meet new people with similar interests, and create virtual spaces to meet friends or hold meetings. Bring your smartphone or tablet to explore how to use these services on the go. Prerequisites: Internet and Microsoft Windows skills. Google and Microsoft email accounts.

    7. Changing Careers in Arlington–Shirlington
      7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Arlington Public Library’s College & Career Librarian will present many of the diverse resources for job hunting and changing careers.  

      These resources include local nonprofit and government resources, job coaches, resume writing resources, job clubs, little-known fairs and specialized resources for different industries.

      RSVPs appreciated.

  2. Oct
    23
    Thu
    1. Book Club: Thursday Morning with Friends–Central
      10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      An informal discussion

      The January title is “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison.

      The February title is “The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas” by Paul Theroux.

      The March titles are “Flight: A Novel” and “Reservation Blues,” both by Sherman Alexie.

      The April title is ”Children of Men” by P.D. James.

      The May title is ”In a Sunburned Country” by Bill Bryson.

      The June title is ”Wuthering Heights” by Emily Brontë.

      The July title is ”Hateship, Friendship, Courtship: Marriage Stories” by Alice Munro.

      The August title is “The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, 1830-1900″ by David McCullough.

      The September title is “Tender is the Night” by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

      The October title is “Things Fall Apart’ by Chinua Achebe.

       

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. Drop-In Storytime: Over Twos–Aurora Hills
      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.

    6. Drop-In Storytime: Over Twos–Shirlington
      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.

    7. Tech Afternoon Tutorials–Central
      1:00 pm – 4:00 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 library.

      To register for a 30-minute slot. For more information, call 703-228-5959.

       

       

    8. Films: Movies About Food From Around the World–Columbia Pike
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Columbia Pike Screens Movies About Food Around the World All October

      Screenings on Thursdays at 3 p.m.  Non-English Language films with be shown with English subtitles.

      Oct. 2: “Julie & Julia”  [2009]. Rated PG-13; 123 minutes. Directed by Nora Ephron and starring Amy Adams and Meryl Streep.  The story of Julia Child’s early culinary career interspersed with Julie Powell’s attempt to cook her way through Child’s first cook book in a year.

      Oct. 9: “Babette’s Feast”/ “Babettes gæstebud” [1987]. Rated G, 102 min. Directed by Gabriel Axel and starring Stéphane Audran, Bodil Kjer and Birgitte Federspiel. The lives of the people in a small Danish town at the turn of the 19th century are changed when a French immigrant comes to live with them.

      Oct. 16: “The Lunchbox”/“Dabba” [2013]. Rated PG, 104 min. Directed by Ritesh Batra. Featuring: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox.

      Oct. 23: “Eat, Drink, Man, Woman”/ “yin shinan nu” [1994]. Not rated, 124 min. Directed by Ang Lee. Featuring: Sihung Lung, Yu-Wen Wang, Chien-Lien Wu. A chef and his three grown daughters find their lives changing as the daughters become more independent.

      Oct. 30: “Like Water for Chocolate”/“como agua para chocolate” [1992] Rated R/105 minutes.  Directed by Alfonso Arau. Starring Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos and Regina Torné. A young woman is prevented from marrying her true love due to old family traditions and resigns herself to a life of longing.

       

       

    9. Tech Class: eBooks and eReaders–Westover
      3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

      Get the latest on free Library downloads and how to read them.

      Learn about your Library’s eBook collection, your eAccount and walk through the process of downloading eBooks to your mobile device. Bring your eReader so you can get going in class.

      Class size is limited so please call 703-228-5260 or visit the Circulation Desk at Westover to register.

    10. Halloween Crafternoon for Teens–Central
      4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Create something haunting

      Celebrate the spooky by making something creepy to take home with you–if you dare.

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    11. Drop-In Storytime en español : Cuentos Para Niños –Central
      4:15 pm – 4:45 pm

      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.

    12. Knitting Group–Glencarlyn
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Drop in for knitting support and instruction. 

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

    13. Spanish Conversation Class–Central
      6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

      An opportunity for non-native speakers to practice Spanish in a small setting.

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

    14. Arlington Reads Extra Author Event: Ann Patchett in Person on the Writing Life–Central
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Novelist, non-fiction writer, PEN/Faulkner Award and Guggenheim Fellowship winner Ann Patchett visits Arlington Public Library to discuss the writing life and how she has created such a remarkable body of work.

      She’ll discuss the writing life and her rich, poignant array of works. Patchett’s career stretches from undergrad publication in the Paris Review and a lengthy stint at Seventeen magazine to a Guggenheim Fellowship and the PEN/Faulkner Award. Ann Patchett

      Her Arlington appearance will offer special insight on the novel “The Magician’s Assistant,” a lyrical celebration of life’s mysteries and hidden joys.

      Patchett’s books have been translated into more than 30 languages. In 2012, she was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time magazine. Patchett’s non-fiction has appeared in the New York Times Magazine and the Washington Post.

      Discussing her Nashville store Parnassus Books with NPR earlier this year, Patchett also managed to capture the essence of libraries: “I’m never lonely when I’m around books. It’s the world of endless possibility and opportunity to be in that building full of books.”

      This event is free with seating limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Arriving early is strongly encouraged. Parking is available in the library garage and surface lots but we encourage the use of public transportation. Central Library is a short walk from the Ballston and Virginia Square Metrorail stations. 

      Arlington Reads is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Arlington Public Library.

    15. English Conversation Class-Central
      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.

       

    16. Tech Class: Create a Website in 90 Minutes–Central
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Discover how to network with friends and colleagues via chat, audio, and video messaging.

      Learn how to connect with people you already know, meet new people with similar interests, and create virtual spaces to meet friends or hold meetings. Bring your smartphone or tablet to explore how to use these services on the go. Prerequisites: Internet and Microsoft Windows skills. Google and Microsoft email accounts.

  3. Oct
    24
    Fri
    1. Drop-in Storytime: Baby Steps–Columbia Pike
      10:30 am – 11:30 am

      For ages up to a year old.

      No registration required. First come, first served until capacity is reached at 16 babies.

      Lap-sit program for babies and their adults. Includes songs, sign language, nursery rhymes activities and books.

      Call 703-228-5710 for more information.

      Programa para bebitos y sus adultos. Cantamos, leemos y recitamos rimas de cuna y otras actividades. Cupo para 16 bebitos.

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

    2. Drop-in Storytime: Baby Steps–Westover
      10:30 am – 11:30 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.