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Posterboard

  1. Apr
    25
    Saturday: Apr 25 (all day)

    Please hold off on dropping off book sale donations at Central Library through April 26.

    Volunteers need the space and the room to set up for the Spring Friends of the Library Book Sale (April 16-19).

    Small donations of materials can be taken to branch libraries.

    Thank you for your understanding and generosity.

    Categories:
    Friends Book Sale
  2. Apr
    26
    Sunday: Apr 26 (all day)

    Please hold off on dropping off book sale donations at Central Library through April 26.

    Volunteers need the space and the room to set up for the Spring Friends of the Library Book Sale (April 16-19).

    Small donations of materials can be taken to branch libraries.

    Thank you for your understanding and generosity.

    Categories:
    Friends Book Sale
  3. Apr
    26
    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
  4. Apr
    26
    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.

  5. Apr
    26
    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

     

     

  6. Apr
    26
    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
  7. Apr
    27
    Monday: Apr 27 (all day)

    Please hold off on dropping off book sale donations at Central Library through April 26.

    Volunteers need the space and the room to set up for the Spring Friends of the Library Book Sale (April 16-19).

    Small donations of materials can be taken to branch libraries.

    Thank you for your understanding and generosity.

    Categories:
    Friends Book Sale
  8. Apr
    27
    Monday: 10:30 am – 11:00 am

    For ages up to 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.

    Tags: @ Glencarlyn
  9. Apr
    27
    Monday: 10:30 am – 11:00 am

    For ages up through 24 months.

    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.

    Categories:
    Kids
    Preschool
  10. Apr
    27
    Monday: 11:15 am – 11:45 am

    For ages up through 24 months.

    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.

    Categories:
    Kids
    Preschool
  11. Apr
    27
    Monday: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    For ages up to 12 months.

    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.

    Categories:
    Kids
    Preschool
    Tags: @ Central
  12. Apr
    27
    Monday: 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    The Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust is an annual 8-day period in spring designated by Congress

    Shirlington Branch Library in April screens powerful films depicting the horror and humanity of the Holocaust. Mondays at 2 p.m.

    April 6: “Life is Beautiful” [1997]. Rated PG-13, 116 minutes. Directed by and starring Roberto Begnigni.

    April 20: “The Pianist” [2002]. Rated R, 150 minutes. Directed by Roman Polanski and starring Adrien Brody.

    April 27: “Schindler’s List” [1993]. Rated R, 195 minutes total. Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Liam Neeson.

  13. Apr
    27
    Monday: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Learn common uses of Microsoft Office spreadsheets and how to manage information.

    Learn to create worksheets; enter data; navigate toolbars; manipulate rows, columns and cells; use formulas and functions; and produce graphs.

    Prerequisites:  Basic computer and Microsoft Windows skills. Advance registration is not required.

     

    Tags: @ Central
  14. Apr
    27
    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
  15. Apr
    27
    Monday: 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 703-228-5946.

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

    Please note: The Sept. 8 and Sept. 22 sessions will take place in the Central Library first floor area south of the circulation desk.

     

    Tags: @ Central
  16. Apr
    27
    Monday: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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

    No registration necessary.

     

  17. Apr
    27
    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.

     

     

  18. Apr
    27
    Monday: 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

    All ages. 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.

  19. Apr
    27
    Monday: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

    Complete Open Door Mondays Schedule for 2015.

     

  20. Apr
    27
    Monday: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    An informal discussion

    The group traditionally meets on the fourth Monday of each month except in May and December when the group meets earlier in the month.

    The January, February and May gatherings will be held in the Central Library Auditorium. All other sessions will be in the Central Library Second Floor Meeting Room.

    Upcoming titles for discussion:

    Jan.  26: “Cannery Row” by John Steinbeck

    Feb. 23: “Green Hills of Africa” by Ernest Hemingway

    March 23: “Notes from the Underground” by  Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    April 27: “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand

    May 18:  Poetry Selections–readers choices

    June 22 (2 titles): “Man in the Wooden Hat“/”Old Filth” by Jane Gardam

    July 27: “The Martian Chronicles” by Ray Bradbury

    Aug. 24 (2 titles): “The Beast in the Jungle“/”Daisy Miller” by Henry James

    Sept. 28: “An Officer and a Spy” by Robert Harris     

    Oct. 26: “Orange is the New Black” by Piper Kerman

    Nov. 23: Short Story Submissions–readers choices

    Dec. 14: “July’s People” by Nadine Gordimer

    Jan. 25, 2016: “All the Light We Cannot See” by  Anthony Doerr

    Categories:
    Book Clubs
    Tags: @ Central
  21. 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!

     

     

     

  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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!)    

  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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

  30. 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.