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  1. May
    30
    Saturday: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    A screening of the documentary “Crooked,” which examines Virginia’s legendary Crooked Road Music Heritage Trail that launched the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, the Stanley brothers and countless other performers

    Followed by remarks and Q&A with filmmakers David Ensign and son Martin Lederle-Ensign.

    The program wraps up with a bluegrass and country jam session on the plaza outside the branch, weather-permitting

     

  2. May
    31
    Sunday: 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

    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
  3. May
    31
    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
  4. May
    31
    Sunday: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Build Your Empire

    Join fellow Euro-game enthusiasts for an evening of games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and Dominion.

    settler of catan

     

     

  5. May
    31
    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

    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
  6. Jun
    1
    Monday: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Monday “Summer Reading for Adults” Screenings at Shirlington

    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.

  7. Jun
    1
    Monday: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Learn the parts of the computer, vocabulary, get hands-on training

    Get familiar with the mouse and keyboard, and learn the basics of Microsoft Windows. No prior computer skills required.

    Advance registration is not required.

    Tags: @ Central
  8. Jun
    1
    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
  9. Jun
    1
    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.

     

     

  10. Jun
    1
    Monday: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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

    All levels welcome. No registration necessary.

     

     

  11. Jun
    1
    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.

     

     

  12. Jun
    1
    Monday: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Off Book: Signature at the Library

    In honor of the upcoming Signature production of Kander and Ebb’s masterpiece, Cabaret, the Shirlington Branch screens the 1972 film directed by Bob Fosse and starring Joel Grey, Liza Minnelli and Michael York. Rated PG, 124 minutes.

    Off Book is a monthly feature at the Shirlington Branch.

    Categories: Films Theater
  13. Jun
    2
    Tuesday: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

    The Plaza Branch Library is staying open until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2

    Stop by for book giveaways, special early registration for the Library’s new Adult Summer Reading program and shop for unique Arlington County-branded items in the County’s official store.

    And while you’re at 2100 Clarendon Blvd., check out the Arlington Community Facilities Study Open House to share ideas and ask questions. The study is a collaborative effort between the County, Arlington Public Schools and the broader community.

    The Plaza Branch Library & Arlington Shop is normally open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Closed weekends.

     

     

    Categories: Featured Event
    Tags: @ Plaza
  14. Jun
    2
    Tuesday: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

    The June featured title will be “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand.

    The July featured title will be Death Comes to Pemberley” by P.D. James.

    Categories: Book Clubs
  15. Jun
    2
    Tuesday: 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.

     

    Ebooks ereaders students slider

     

     

    Learn more about T.A.B.

     

     

     

  16. Jun
    2
    Tuesday: 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.

     

    Ebooks ereaders students slider

    Tags: @ Central
  17. Jun
    2
    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 703-228-5710.

    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.

  18. Jun
    3
    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
  19. Jun
    3
    Wednesday: 10:15 am – 11:00 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, June 2 at 5 p.m.

     

    Categories: Careers & Money
  20. Jun
    3
    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
  21. Jun
    3
    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

  22. Jun
    3
    Wednesday: 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!

  23. Jun
    3
    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
  24. Jun
    3
    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
  25. Jun
    3
    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
  26. Jun
    3
    Wednesday: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Ever been told you should try comedy but don’t know where to start?

    Library manager/comedian Kerby Valladares is hosting a series of four workshops to give newcomers a taste of life behind the microphone. You’ll learn how to shape your act, meet some local comics, get a feel for the area comedy scene and find out how to play to the audience.

    Each workshop will be held at the Azalea Conference Room (First Floor) adjacent to Arlington’s Plaza Library at 2100 Clarendon Blvd.  At the end of the series, the participants will get to get up on stage and showcase their material at nearby Bayou Bakery.

    Register now for four classes on Wednesdays in June.

    Tags: @ Plaza
  27. Jun
    3
    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

  28. Jun
    3
    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
  29. Jun
    4
    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

    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
  30. Jun
    4
    Thursday: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Columbia Pike Screenings at 2 p.m. on Thursdays

    June 4: “The Perks of Being A Wallflower” [2012] Rated PG-13, 102 min. Directed by Stephen Chbosky and featuring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller.  An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

    June 11: “Dallas Buyers Club” [2013] Rated R, 117 min. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. Featuring Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto. In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease.

    June 18: “Pride[2014] Rated R, 119 min. Directed by Matthew Warchus. Featuring Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton and Dominic West. U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.

    June 25: “Milk” [2008] Rated R, 128 min. Directed by Gus Van Sant. Featuring Sean Penn, Josh Brolin. The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California’s first openly gay elected official.

    This series also runs on Wednesday evenings.