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Agenda

  1. Apr
    19
    Sat
    1. Libraries Bike Tour: Tour des Bibliothèques–Begins at Central
      9:30 am – 1:15 pm

      The Seventh Annual Tour des Bibliothèques is an Arlington Public Library staff and community volunteer bicycle tour of seven of the county’s eight library sites (Plaza Branch Library is closed weekends).

      It’s a great way to cap National Library Week.

      To Register

      • Please email ArlLibBikeTour@gmail.com

       

      The tour will start at Central LibraryFor safety purposes, registration is required and the tour group will be limited to 25 riders. Helmets are required.

      Meet on the Quincy Street side near the front doors at 9:30 a.m. Ride begins at 10 a.m. The total circular route will cover some 30 miles and take between three and four hours but there will be several options for riding shorter portions.

       

      PLEASE NOTE: The bicycle tour will not be held in the event of bad weather. 

       

    2. English Conversation Class-Central
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

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

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

    3. Drop-in Storytime: Stop In for Stories–Columbia Pike
      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.

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

    4. English Language Conversation Class–Columbia Pike
      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.  The meetings will be very informal and fun.

      More information on English Conversation Classes at the Library.

       

       

       

    5. Discussion: Saturday Stock Talks–Central
      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.

      Meet in the Second Floor Meeting Room at Central, through June 28, 2014.

  2. Apr
    20
    Sun
    1. Earth Week Sale: CFL Bulbs for $2–Plaza
      Apr 20 (all-day)

      See the light during Earth Week, especially at this price

      CFL bulbs last for years and quickly play for themselves when they’re only $2 each.

      The Plaza Branch Library & Arlington Store has CFLs in 15, 20 and 30 watts.

      The Plaza Branch Library & Arlington Shop is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Not open weekends.

       

    2. Library Closed for Easter, Sunday, April 20
      Apr 20 (all-day)

      Arlington Public Library is closed for Easter, April 20

  3. Apr
    21
    Mon
    1. Earth Week Sale: CFL Bulbs for $2–Plaza
      Apr 21 (all-day)

      See the light during Earth Week, especially at this price

      CFL bulbs last for years and quickly play for themselves when they’re only $2 each.

      The Plaza Branch Library & Arlington Store has CFLs in 15, 20 and 30 watts.

      The Plaza Branch Library & Arlington Shop is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Not open weekends.

       

    2. Drop-in Storytime: Under Twos–Glencarlyn
      10:30 am – 11:30 am

      For ages up to 2 years.

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

      Call 703-228-6548 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–Shirlington
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      For ages up to 2 years.

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

      Call 703-228-6545 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–Shirlington
      11:15 am – 11:45 am

      For ages up to 2 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.

    5. Drop-in Storytime: Baby Steps–Central
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      For ages up to a year old. 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 in inclement weather.

    6. Tech Class: PowerPoint 2010–Central
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Learn to create Microsoft slide presentations that can be projected on a screen. 

      This class will show you how to design slides with text, graphics, tables and colorful backgrounds.

      Required Skills:  Able to use keyboard and mouse. Comfortable with Windows. Advance registration is not required.

    7. English Conversation Class–Central
      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.

       

       

       

    8. For Kids of All Ages: Create an Energy Saving Model with Legos–Westover
      4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

      For Kids of All Ages

      Items created will be put on display (room permitting) in the glass display case.

      For every earth-friendly, “green” book checked out, a child may add a piece to a Westover Wind Turbine. And take a branch “green” tour the same day.

    9. Personal Computer Tutoring–Columbia Pike
      5:45 pm – 8:45 pm

      For beginners on up.

      Bring specific questions about specific programs or let us help you reach your computing goals.

      To register for a 30-minute slot, please call 703-228-5710.

    10. Face-to-Face Chat with a County Board Member–Cherrydale
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      It’s an Open Door Monday for at least one member of Arlington’s County Board.

      Stop by, say “hello,” and ask questions or say what’s on your mind.

      Open Door Mondays Schedule for 2014:

      First Monday of the month at Westover Branch Library

      Second Monday of the month Arlington Mill Community Center

      Third Monday of the month at Cherrydale Branch Library

      Fourth Monday of the month at Aurora Hills Branch Library

       No meetings  on federal holidays, in August, December, or on Fifth Mondays of the month. 

    11. French Conversation Class–Aurora Hills
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      A new group practice for those learning French.

      Sessions are held the first and third Monday of each month.

    12. Poetry Workshop–Shirlington
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Join Our Informal Group of Local Poetry Writers

      Members write and read original poetry, and exchange constructive criticism.

       

  4. Apr
    22
    Tue
    1. Earth Week Sale: CFL Bulbs for $2–Plaza
      Apr 22 (all-day)

      See the light during Earth Week, especially at this price

      CFL bulbs last for years and quickly play for themselves when they’re only $2 each.

      The Plaza Branch Library & Arlington Store has CFLs in 15, 20 and 30 watts.

      The Plaza Branch Library & Arlington Shop is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Not open weekends.

       

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. Kids Read to Dogs: “Paws to Read”–Westover
      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 703-228-5260. 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.

    5. Resume Writing with Northern Virginia Community College–Central
      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 Central Library to teach how your resume can showcase your skills and experiences to open the door to interviews.  The class will be approximately 2 hours including time for questions.

      For more information, please contact Kate Oberg at 703-228-5988.

    6. 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.