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  1. Oct
    30
    Thu
    1. 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.

       

       

    2. Tech Class/Careers: Online Job Searching–Central
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Learn to use websites and online resources to jump-start and manage your job search. 

      Prerequisites:  Basic computer and Microsoft Windows skills.

    3. Films: Movies About Food From Around the World–Columbia Pike
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Columbia Pike Screens Movies About Food Around the World All October

      Screenings on Thursdays at 3 p.m.  Non-English Language films with be shown with English subtitles.

      Oct. 2: “Julie & Julia”  [2009]. Rated PG-13; 123 minutes. Directed by Nora Ephron and starring Amy Adams and Meryl Streep.  The story of Julia Child’s early culinary career interspersed with Julie Powell’s attempt to cook her way through Child’s first cook book in a year.

      Oct. 9: “Babette’s Feast”/ “Babettes gæstebud” [1987]. Rated G, 102 min. Directed by Gabriel Axel and starring Stéphane Audran, Bodil Kjer and Birgitte Federspiel. The lives of the people in a small Danish town at the turn of the 19th century are changed when a French immigrant comes to live with them.

      Oct. 16: “The Lunchbox”/“Dabba” [2013]. Rated PG, 104 min. Directed by Ritesh Batra. Featuring: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox.

      Oct. 23: “Eat, Drink, Man, Woman”/ “yin shinan nu” [1994]. Not rated, 124 min. Directed by Ang Lee. Featuring: Sihung Lung, Yu-Wen Wang, Chien-Lien Wu. A chef and his three grown daughters find their lives changing as the daughters become more independent.

      Oct. 30: “Like Water for Chocolate”/“como agua para chocolate” [1992] Rated R/105 minutes.  Directed by Alfonso Arau. Starring Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos and Regina Torné. A young woman is prevented from marrying her true love due to old family traditions and resigns herself to a life of longing.

       

       

    4. 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.

    5. Haunted Poe Garden–Glencarlyn
      6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      Join Arlington Public Library and the students of Kenmore Middle School’s Drama Club for a walk in the haunted garden.

      Hear readings from Poe, wander through festive, spooky decorations throughout the community garden and indulge in Halloween refreshments in the Glencarlyn Branch Library.

      Join us… if you’re are brave enough!

      Poe Garden 2014

       

    6. Spanish Conversation Class–Central
      6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

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

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

    7. English Conversation Class-Central
      7:00 pm – 8:00 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. Tech Class: Web Design-Introduction to Flavors.me & About.me–Central
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Learn how to use these web tools to create a slick online site to market your skills and experience to employers and customers.

      Choose a theme, add a portfolio of your work, link to your resume, and connect to your LinkedIn, blog and social networks. Prerequisites: Internet and Microsoft Windows skills.

  2. Oct
    31
    Fri
    1. Come in Costume on Halloween–Cherrydale
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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      Stop by Cherrydale Branch Library on Halloween

      There will be special treats for those in a Trick or Treat mood!

       

       

       

       

    2. Drop-in Storytime: Baby Steps–Columbia Pike
      10:30 am – 11:30 am

      For ages up to a year old.

      No registration required. First come, first served until capacity is reached at 16 babies.

      Lap-sit program for babies and their adults. Includes songs, sign language, nursery rhymes activities and books.

      Call 703-228-5710 for more information.

      Programa para bebitos y sus adultos. Cantamos, leemos y recitamos rimas de cuna y otras actividades. Cupo para 16 bebitos.

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

    3. Drop-in Storytime: Baby Steps–Westover
      10:30 am – 11:30 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.

    4. Drop-In Storytime: Baby Steps/Wobbly Walkers Storytime and Halloween Parade–Westover
      10:30 am – 11:30 am

      Wear your costume to storytime this Halloween!

      After storytime there will be a Halloween parade for the little ones in front of the library.

    5. Drop-In Storytime: Over Twos–Central
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      For ages 25 months to 5 years. No registration required.

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

    6. Drop-in Storytime: Under Twos–Central
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      For ages up to 2 years. No registration required. First come, first served until capacity is reached.

      Call 703-228-5946 for more information.

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

    7. Drop-in Storytime: Wobbly Walkers–Westover
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      For ages 13-24 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.

    8. NEW English Conversation Class–Aurora Hills
      10:30 am – 11:30 am

      New at Aurora Hills

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

      No registration necessary. Groups meets every Friday.

      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 703-228-5715.

    9. Drop-In Storytime: Over Twos–Central
      11:15 am – 11:45 am

      For ages 25 months to 5 years. No registration required.

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

    10. Drop-in Storytime: Under Twos–Central
      11:15 am – 11:45 am

      For ages up to 2 years. No registration required. First come, first served until capacity is reached.

      Call 703-228-5946 for more information.

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

    11. Family Halloween Storytime and Craft–Shirlington
      3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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      For Ghosts and Goblins and Their Adults

      Enjoy a special Halloween storytime and craft outside on the Shirlington plaza (weather-permitting).

       

       

       

       

       

  3. Nov
    1
    Sat
    1. English Conversation Class–Central
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

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

      No registration necessary.

      We offer four English conversation classes at Central 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.

       

    2. NANOWRIMO All Ages Write In–Central
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      NANOWRIMO 2014

      Snacks and wifi provided.

      National Novel Writing Month, or NANOWRIMO began in 1999 when a small group of aspiring novel-writers set out to motivate each other by creating an artificially imposed deadline. Because they had so much fun, and found the artificial deadline so helpful, they decided to share their idea with the world, and now hundreds of thousands of people participate in NANOWRIMO every year in November.

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      Find more NANOWRIMO Programs at the Library.

       

    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.

      Cuentacuentos con Sra. Desirée Disfrutamos cuentos, canciones, rimas en inglés y manualidades para niños de todas edades y habilidades.

      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.

       

      We offer four English conversation classes at Central Library, and one at the Columbia Pike Branch Library – view all hours and locations.

       

    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.

    6. Kids Read to Dogs: “Paws to Read”–Cherrydale
      3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Paws to Read at Cherrydale Branch Library

      To register a kindergarten – 5th grade student:

      Paws-to-Read will be at Cherrydale on the first and third Saturdays of the month.