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Agenda

  1. Jan
    27
    Tue
    1. Book Club: Book Whisperers–Westover
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Westover book club meets the fourth Tuesday of each month.

      An afternoon session and an evening session in January.

      January title for discussion:

      Pearl Buck in China: Journey to the Good Earth” by Hilary Spurling.

       

    2. Money 101: A Financial Primer for College Grads and Young Professionals–Aurora Hills
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      A free 3-week 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.

      Topics include:

      • Week 1: Financial Basics
      • Week 2: Student Loans
      • Week 3: Investing for Retirement

      Registration required: bit.ly/VCEMoney101

       Presented in partnership with Virginia Cooperative Extension.

    3. NEW: Small Business Assistance with Enterprise Development Group–Columbia Pike
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Interested in starting a business or expanding one?

      Kick-off event on Jan. 27, 7 p.m..

      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. 

    4. Tech Class: Create Your Own Website–Central
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      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.

      Website design class slider

       

  2. Jan
    28
    Wed
    1. Public Computers at Aurora Hills, Cherrydale and Glencarlyn Branches Undergoing Upgrades; May Be Temporarily Unavailable
      Jan 28 (all-day)

      Public computers at the Aurora Hills, Cherrydale and Glencarlyn branch libraries will be undergoing upgrades and may be unavailable for part of the day.

      Please ask staff or volunteers for directions to alternative machines. Thank you for your patience.

    2. Drop-in Storytime: Baby Steps–Shirlington
      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.

    3. Tech Help–Central
      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

      Mondays, 1-2 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

      For more information about Tech Tutoring at Central Library, call 703-228-5959

      For more information about Tech Tutoring at Columbia Pike Branch Library, call 703-228-5710.

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. 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.

    7. 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.

    8. 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.

       

    9. Drop-in Storytime: Baby Steps–Shirlington
      4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      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.

    10. 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.

    11. Kids Club–Central
      4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

      Meets Wednesdays for elementary age kids

      Join us after school for crafts, science projects, LEGOs (only every third Wednesday), and more!

      Last session of the quarter: March 18.

       

       

    12. 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.

    13. Money Talk: A Financial Education Series for Women–Central
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      A five-part class developed because women have unique financial needs.

      This series was developed because women have unique financial needs. The course teaches the basics of smart money management and shows women and those who care about their future how to plan now for long-term financial security.

       

      • Jan. 21           Financial Basics
      • Jan. 28          Insurance Basics
      • Feb. 4             Investing Basics
      • Feb. 11           Investing for Retirement
      • Feb. 18          Planning for Future Life Events

      To register

    14. 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.

       

    15. Presentation: Estate Planning for 20-and-30-Somethings–Central
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Arlington Law Group attorney Ryan A. Brown, Esq., will provide an introduction to estate planning, with a focus on people in their 20s and 30s and parents of small children.

      Learn how to take care of yourself and provide for your family with Wills, Trusts, Medical and Financial Powers of Attorney, Advance Medical Directives and Living Wills, 529 College Savings Plans, Guardianship of Minor Children and more.

      Let us know you are attending. RSVP appreciated.

       

      This is not an advertisement for legal services and is designed for general information only. The information presented should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship.

      The Arlington Public Library uses experts from a variety of sources to provide educational public programs. We do not endorse, suggest or recommend a specific company, product or service.

       

    16. Tech Class: Facebook–Central
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Explore  the exciting possibilities of the biggest social network available on the Internet.

      Get started learning to use Facebook. Sign up for an account. Create a profile. Send and accept “friend” requests. Configure privacy settings. Explore your newsfeed and posting “wall.” Design a Facebook “cover” too.

      Required skills:  a personal email account.

      Learn more about Technology Training at the Library.

       

    17. Knitting Club–Cherrydale
      7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Join the “Knit & Purl” gathering: All skill levels welcome.

      Meets every Wednesday (except Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve). Bring your own supplies but we’ll have a few needles and some yarn on hand.

       

  3. Jan
    29
    Thu
    1. Public Computers at Plaza Branch Undergoing Upgrades; May Be Temporarily Unavailable
      Jan 29 (all-day)

      Public computers at Plaza Branch Library will be undergoing upgrades and may be unavailable for part of the day.

      Please ask staff or volunteers for directions to alternative machines. Thank you for your patience.

    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 through 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.