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  1. Aug
    28
    Friday: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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

    No registration necessary.

    Meets every Friday - Join us on Meetup to get class reminders.

     

    ESL wordle sliderWe 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.

     

     

     

  2. Aug
    28
    Friday: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Borrow gardening tools at Central Library

    A free lending program for Arlington residents only.

    Also seeking gently used tools as donations and volunteers for the program.

    Categories: Garden
    Tags: @ Central
  3. Aug
    29
    Saturday: 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.

     

    Tags: @ Central
  4. Aug
    29
    Saturday: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Borrow gardening tools at Central Library

    A free lending program for Arlington residents only.

    Also seeking gently used tools as donations and volunteers for the program.

    Categories: Garden
    Tags: @ Central
  5. Aug
    29
    Saturday: 10:00 am – 12:00 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

    Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.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

    Also: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5 – 8 p.m. at Cherrydale 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.

    Tags: @ Central
  6. Aug
    29
    Saturday: 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.

     

  7. Aug
    29
    Saturday: 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

    A big pile of fun to cap Summer Reading 2015 at Shirlington

    10:30 a.m. — Storytime and bubble dance party for ages up through 5

    12:30 – 2:30 p.m. — Urban Evolutions “parkour” demonstration on the plaza

    2:30 p.m. — Dance performance for all ages by the Native Hawaiian School Hālau O ‘Aulani 

     

  8. Aug
    29
    Saturday: 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.

     

    Categories: Careers & Money
    Tags: @ Central
  9. Aug
    30
    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
  10. Aug
    30
    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.

    Registration is required, but drop-ins are welcome if open slots remain at time of the event.

    Take advantage of a selection of job-related books, local job skills course catalogs and local employment center brochures.

    Categories: Careers & Money
  11. Aug
    30
    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

     

     

  12. Aug
    30
    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

    Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.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
  13. Aug
    31
    Monday: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Monday “Summer Reading for Adults” Screenings at Shirlington beginning at 2 p.m.

    June 1: “Les Miserables” [2012]. Rated PG-13, 158 minutes. Directed by Tom Hooper and starring Hugh Jackman.

    June 8: “August Rush” [2007]. Rated PG, 114 minutes. Starring Keri Russell.

    June 15: “The Producers” [2005]. Rated PG-13, 134 minutes. Starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick.

    June 22: “A Mighty Wind” [2003]. Rated PG-13, 91 minutes. Directedy by Christopher Guest and starring Eugene Levy.

    June 29: “Ray” [2004]. Rated PG-13, 152 minutes. Directed by Taylor Hackford and starring Jamie Foxx.

    July 6: “Chicago” [2002]. Rated PG-13, 113 minutes. Directed by Rob Marshall and starring Richard Gere and Rene Zellwegger.

    July 13: “Newsies” [1992]. Rated PG, 121 minutes. Directed by Kenny Ortega and starring Christian Bale and Robert Duvall.

    July 20: “A Prairie Home Companion” [2006]. Rated PG-13, 105 minutes. Directed by Robert Altman and starring Meryl Streep.

    July 27: “Mamma Mia!” [2008]. Rated PG-13, 108 minutes. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd and starring Meryl Streep.

    Aug. 3: “O Brother, Where Art Thou” [2000]. Rated PG-13, 106 minutes. Directed by the Coens and starring George Clooney.

    Aug. 10: “The Soloist” [2009]. Rated PG-13, 117 minutes. Directed by Joe Wright and starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr.

    Aug. 17: “The Phantom of the Opera” [2004]. Rated PG-13, 143 minutes. Directed by Joel Schumacher and starring Gerard Butler.

    Aug. 24: “Rent” [2005]. Rated PG-13, 135 minutes. Directed by Chris Columbus and starring Taye Diggs and Rosario Dawson.

    Aug. 31: “Into the Woods” [2014]. Rated PG, 125 minutes. Directed by Rob Marshall and starring Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick.

     

  14. Aug
    31
    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.

     

    Learn more about Language Conversation Classes at the Library.

     

     

     

    Tags: @ Central
  15. Aug
    31
    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.

     

     

  16. Sep
    1
    Tuesday: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    An informal book group that meets the first Tuesday of each month

     

    The September featured title will be “Half of a Yellow Sun” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

    The October featured title will be “Behind the Beautiful Forevers” by Katherine Boo.

    Categories: Book Clubs
  17. Sep
    1
    Tuesday: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Arlington Public Library and DC Road Runners partner this summer in the name of fitness and the physical and mental preparation needed to run a 5K.

    If you’re a healthy adult looking to slowly build from walking to running a 5K, this program has what it takes to get you ready in just 9 weeks! The goal is participation in the 14th Annual Arlington Police, Fire & Sheriff 9/11 Memorial 5K, which takes place on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m.

    Taking part in “Reading and Running” costs nothing and includes:

    •  Group walks/runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. beginning July 21, meeting at the Central Library east plaza next to the community garden near the tennis courts
    •  All participants must sign a waiver
    •  Complete training plan and tips from Road Runners Club of America certified coaches
    •  Seminars and discussions on nutrition and physical activity
    •  Inspirational reading list and book discussion
    •  Families welcome; children must be supervised
    •  Motivation and camaraderie found only in a training group!

    Register online or by calling 703-228-5993.

    Please check with a doctor before starting any physical activity.

    NOTE: “Reading and Running” program does not include registration and fee for the 5K race. 

     

  18. Sep
    2
    Wednesday: 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

    Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.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
  19. Sep
    2
    Wednesday: 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.

     

    Tags: @ Central
  20. Sep
    2
    Wednesday: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Lego Club is for kids grade K-5.

    The library provides tubs of legos and a special challenge. Then, after the program, we display the Lego creations for everyone to see.

    No registration required and all you need to bring is your imagination!

  21. Sep
    2
    Wednesday: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    Borrow gardening tools at Central Library

    A free lending program for Arlington residents only.

    Also seeking gently used tools as donations and volunteers for the program.

    Categories: Garden
    Tags: @ Central
  22. Sep
    2
    Wednesday: 5:00 pm – 8:00 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 Cherrydale Branch LibraryWednesday and Thursday, 5 -8 p.m.

    For more information, call 703-228-6330.

    Sessions also available during the week at Central Library and Columbia Pike.

     

     

    Tags: @ Cherrydale
  23. Sep
    2
    Wednesday: 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.

     

    Tags: @ Central
  24. Sep
    2
    Wednesday: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Expert Garden Talks for 2015

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

    Presented in partnership with Arlington Food Assistance Center.

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    March 4:  Seed Starting & Portable Sunshine: Starting Seedlings Indoors Under Grow Lights – Second Floor Meeting Room
    March 11: Principles of Garden Layout, Design & Orientation – Second Floor Meeting Room
    **Saturday, March 21:  AFAC Spring Garden Kick-Off — Arlington Central Library Auditorium**
    March 18: Soil Building & Testing – Second Floor Meeting Room
    March 25: From the Grocery Store to the Garden to the Kitchen – Second Floor Meeting Room

    April 1: Superfoods for Health: Learn to Grow and Cook Them – Arlington Central Library Auditorium
    April 8: Spring into Gardening: Transplanting, Direct Planting and Readiness (hands-on)
    April 15: Edible Landscaping & Fruit in the Garden
    April 22: Container Gardens for Edibles
    April 29: Water, Irrigation & Rain barrels

    May 6: Garden Structures & Vertical Gardening
    May 13: Gardening with and for Kids
    May 20: No Room? No Problem. Growing Food in Small Spaces
    May 27: Critter Control – Mammals, Worms, Slugs, etc. – Second Floor Meeting Room

    June 3: Insect Pests and Beneficials
    June 10: Weeds, Mulches, Tillage
    June 17: Insects: Pests and Beneficials
    June 24: Pollination, Pollinators and Flowers in the Garden

    July 1: Top Ten Vegetable Plant Diseases: Rot Not! – Second Floor Meeting Room
    July 8: Canceled
    July 15: Foraging the Wild Edibles
    July 22: Lasagne Gardens – the Layered Approach
    July 29: Preparing Your Entry for Arlington County Fair

    Aug. 5: Vegetables for the Fall (hands-on)
    Aug. 12: Composting: Why and How
    Aug. 19: Food Preservation: Canning, Drying, Freezing – Arlington Central Library Auditorium
    Aug. 26: Canceled

    Sept. 2: Putting the Herb Garden to Bed for the Winter – Arlington Central Library Auditorium
    Sept. 9: Cover Crops and Crop Rotations
    Sept. 16: Extending the Season: Cold Frames, Row Covers, etc. – Arlington Central Library Auditorium
    Sept. 23: Inside Arlington Kitchens: Tasting Our Cultures– Arlington Central Library Auditorium
    Sept. 30: Preparing the Garden for Winter: Tool and Garden Bed Care – Second Floor Meeting Room

    Oct. 7: Author Jeff Lowenfels on “Teaming with Microbes” and “Teaming with Nutrients”  – Second Floor Meeting Room
    Oct. 14: Season in Review: What Worked, What Didn’t – Second Floor Meeting Room

  25. Sep
    2
    Wednesday: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    Join the “Knit & Purl” Gathering

    All skill levels are welcome.

    Bring your own supplies, but we’ll also have a few needles and some yarn on hand.

    Meets every Wednesday 

     

     

    Categories: Crafting
  26. Sep
    3
    Thursday: 1:00 pm – 3:00 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

    Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.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
  27. Sep
    3
    Thursday: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Movie Matinee at Columbia Pike focuses on the thrill (or lack of it) related to heading (back) to the classroom

    Sept. 3: “Words and Pictures” [2013] Rated PG-13, 111 min.  An art instructor and an English teacher form a rivalry that ends up with a competition at their school in which students decide whether words or pictures are more important. Directed by Fred Schepisi and starring Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche.

    Sept. 10: “Admission” [2013] Rated PG-13, 107 min. A Princeton admissions officer who is up for a major promotion takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption. Directed by Paul Weitz and starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd.

    Sept. 17: “Damsels in Distress” [2011] Rated PG-13, 99 min. A trio of girls set out to change the male-dominated environment of the Seven Oaks college campus, and to rescue their fellow students from depression, grunge and low standards of every kind. Directed by Whit Stillman and starring Greta Gerwig, Adam Brody and Analeigh Tipton.

    Sept. 24: “Dear White People” [2014] Rated R, 108 min. The lives of four black students at an Ivy League college. Directed by Justin Simien and Adriana Serrano and starring Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson and Kyle Gallner.

  28. Sep
    3
    Thursday: 5:00 pm – 8:00 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 Cherrydale Branch LibraryWednesday and Thursday, 5 -8 p.m.

    For more information, call 703-228-6330.

    Sessions also available during the week at Central Library and Columbia Pike.

     

     

    Tags: @ Cherrydale
  29. Sep
    3
    Thursday: 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.

     

    Tags: @ Central
  30. Sep
    3
    Thursday: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Through the fall.

    A walk-in plant clinic with Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Bring your questions. Go home with answers and seeds.

    On the first floor of Central Library near the Welcome Desk.

    Categories: Garden
    Tags: @ Central