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  1. Sep
    17
    Wed
    1. Drop-in Storytime: Baby Steps–Shirlington
      10:00 am – 10:30 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.

    2. Nanny Club–Columbia Pike
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      For ages up to 5 years. Para edades de hasta 5 años.

      La biblioteca de Columbia Pike invita a las niñeras y au-pairs  a utilizer el salon de cuentos cada miercoles de 10am a 12pm para cantar, bailar, leer y jugar con sus bebitos y niños pre-escolares.  A su alcance tendran libros, juguetes de peluche, títeres, música y mas. Padres de familia tambien pueden aprovechar de esta oportunidad para disfrutar con sus chiquitines.

      No registration required. First come, first served until capacity is reached. Nannies are welcomed to the storytime room to talk, sing, dance, read and play with their preschool children. Big books, board books, soft blocks, rattles, and puppets available for interactive and self-directed activities.

      Parents also welcome.

      Call 703-228-5710 for more information. Llame 703-228-5710 para más información.

       

    3. Drop-In Storytime en español : Cuentos Para Niños–Columbia Pike
      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.

    4. Drop-In Storytime: Over Twos–Westover
      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.

    5. Drop-in Storytime: Stop In for Stories–Central
      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.

    6. Drop-in Storytime: Stop In for Stories–Central
      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.

    7. English Conversation Class-Central
      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.

       

    8. 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.

    9. Kids Club: Bananas Dancing–Aurora Hills
      4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Let’s Dance!

      Ms. Susannah from “Go Bananas Dancing” will be teaching a variety of dance and movement games and fun activities to children ages 3-10!

      Come and have fun dancing to fun music and enjoy playing movement games.

       

    10. Learn to Play: Guitar Buzz for Teens–Westover
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Teens: Get the basics to playing the six-string

      Channel your inner rock star. The library provides the electric guitars and will show you some simple steps that will get you playing in no time. No previous musical experience necessary.

      Attend any of the six classes or all of them.

      Classes meet at 6 p.m. Register with the links below:

    11. 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.

    12. 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.

       

    13. Expert Garden Talk–Central
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Expert Garden Talks for 2014

      Talks take place at 7 p.m. outdoors at the Central Library Community Garden near the tennis courts unless otherwise indicated.

      • March 19 (indoors): “CROP selection and soils” — giveaways: seeds, soil test kits
      • March 26 (indoors): “Seed starting”  – giveaways: seeds
      • April 2: No program
      • April 9: “Starting the Spring Garden: Transplanting, direct planting and readiness” — giveaways: seeds; seedlings
      • April 16: “Composting and Soil Testing”
      • April 23: ”Container gardens (all kinds)” — giveaways:  seeds
      • April 30: “Water, irrigation, rain barrels”
      • May 7: “Garden structures & vertical gardening” — giveaways: seeds, seedlings
      • May 14: “Herbs and herb container gardens” — giveaways: nibbles
      • May 21:  “No Room? No Problem-Growing Food in Small Spaces” — giveaways: seeds
      • May 28 (indoors): “Edible landscaping (including perennial vegetables)”
      • June 4: “Insect pests and beneficials” with lady bug release
      • June 11: “Weeds, mulches, tillage” with weed show and tell
      • June 18: “Pollination, pollinators, perennials”
      • June 25: “Top Ten vegetable plant diseases” with disease show and tell
      • July 2: No program
      • July 9: “Gardening with and for kids — giveaways: herbs, sachets
      • July 16: “Foraging the Wild Edibles”
      • July 23 (indoors) : “How vegetables are used around the world” — giveaways: food tastes, recipes
      • July 30: “Therapeutic Gardening”
      • Aug. 6: ”Vegetables for the fall” — giveaways: seeds
      • Aug. 13 (indoors):  Film in Auditorium–”A Place at the Table,” a documentary about hunger in the United States
      • Aug. 20 (indoors): ”Food preservation: canning, drying, freezing
      • Sept. 10: “Cover crops and crop rotations”
      • Sept. 17: “Extending the season: cold frames, row covers, etc.”
      • Sept. 24: “Compost and compost tea” (TENTATIVE)
      • Oct. 1 (indoors): “Indoors vegetable gardening for the winter”
      • Oct. 8: No program
      • Oct. 15 (indoors): “Season in review: what worked, what didn’t”
    14. Tech Class: Create Your Own Website–Central
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      A two-part program

      Learn how to build a personal website with Weebly, a free online application. Find out how to choose a theme, add a blog, post a photo gallery, manage pages, add a shopping cart and more.

      • Part One: Sept. 10, 7 p.m.
      • Part Two: Sept. 17, 7 p.m.
    15. Book Club: The Discussion Group–Columbia Pike
      7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Columbia Pike Discussion Group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. from September through May.

      Upcoming topics and titles:

      September – “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford
      October – “Mountains Beyond Mountains” by Tracy Kidder
      November – “Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly” by Jennifer Fleishner
      December – “The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
      January – “Skinny Dip” by Carl Hiassen

       

       

  2. Sep
    18
    Thu
    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. 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.

       

       

    7. Films: Movies About Time–Columbia Pike
      3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      The weekly matinee on Thursdays takes a look in September at time-themed films.

      Sept. 4: “In Time” [2011], Rated PG-13, 109 minutes

      Rated PG-13, 109 minutes. Directed by Andrew Niccol. Featuring Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried and Cillian Murphy.

       

      Sept. 11: “About Time” [2013], Rated R, 123 minutes

      Rated R, 123 minutes. Directed by Richard Curtis. Featuring Domhnall Gleeson and Rachel McAdams.

       

      Sept. 18: “Timer” [2013], Rated R, 99 minutes

      Rated R, 99 minutes. Directed by Jac Schaeffer. Featuring Emma Caulfield, John Patrick Amedori and  Scott Holroyd.

       

      Sept. 25: “Hot Tub Time Machine,” Rated R, 101 minutes

      Rated R, 101 minutes. Directed by Steve Pink. Featuring: John Cusack, Rob Cordry and Craig Robinson.

       

    8. 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.

      Because of a scheduling conflict, this class has been moved from Sept. 25 to Sept. 18.

    9. 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.

    10. Kids Read to Dogs: “Paws to Read”–Aurora Hills
      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 703-228-5715.

      For safety, all Library programs for children are canceled when Arlington Public Schools are closed because of inclement weather.