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Agenda

  1. Mar
    3
    Tue
    1. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE CENTRAL GARAGE BEFORE THE LIBRARY OPENS
      Mar 3 (all-day)

      To allow staff to prepare for the day, we ask Library users not to proceed down the ramp off Quincy Street until the building is officially open for the day.

      Central Library opens at 10 a.m. Monday through Saturday and at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

      Thank you for your understanding as we work to make opening procedures at Central Library as consistent as possible.

       

    2. Free Tax Preparation Assistance–Central
      10:00 am – 7:00 pm

      For people of low and moderate income.

      At Central Library: Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

      Feb. 3 through April 14

      Presented in partnership with AARP.

      Tax Prep Clinics 2015

    3. One-on-One ACA Coverage Enrollment Assistance–Central
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Information Outside the Open Enrollment Period

      For those who need to apply for health care coverage during the special enrollment period.

      Learn more about the Affordable Care Act, find out what your plan options are and how to sign-up.

      Assistance provided by the Young Invincibles organization, which is funded by grants from partners including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Atlantic Philanthropies.

      No appointments necessary. The ACA assistance is available on Central First Floor near Welcome Desk.

       

      • Tuesday March 3,  10 am – 4 pm
      • Wednesday March 4, 10 – 4 pm
      • Tuesday March 10, 10 am – 4 pm
      • Thursday March 12, 10 am – 4 pm
      • Tuesday March 17, 10 am – 4 pm
      • Thursday March 19, 10 am to 4 pm
      • Not present the 3rd week in March
      • Tuesday March 31, 10 am to 4 pm
      • Thursday April 2, 10 am – 4 pm
      • Tuesday April 7, 10 am – 4 pm
      • Thursday April 9, 10 am – 4 pm
    4. Book Club: Read Between the Lines–Shirlington
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

      The March featured title will be “Orphan Master’s Son” by Adam Johnson.

      The April featured title will be “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford.

    5. Free Tax Preparation Assistance–Columbia Pike
      1:15 pm – 7:45 pm

      For people of low and moderate income.

      At Columbia Pike Branch Library: Tuesdays, 1:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

      Feb. 3 through April 14

      Presented in partnership with AARP.

      Tax Prep Clinics 2015

    6. Kids Club–Shirlington
      4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Kids Club at Shirlington on Tuesdays, for elementary school aged children.

      Feb. 3:  Ready, Aim, Fire! Build a catapult.

      Feb. 10: Block Party! Creative time with Legos.

      Feb. 17:  Celebrate Chinese New Year! Make a dragon. –Canceled due to weather

      Feb. 24: Game Day! Play some favorite board games.

      March 3:  Puff Mobile: Make a car and get ready to race!

      March 10:  Block Party! Creative time with Legos.

      March 17:  Pipe Cleaner Art: Super easy pipe cleaner activities.

      Kids Club will take a break and resume on April 7

       

       

    7. Drop-in Storytime: Stop In for Stories–Westover
      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.

    8. Drop-in Storytime: Over Twos–Cherrydale
      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.

    9. Book Club: Teen Advisory Board (TAB)–Central
      5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      High School teen book discussion group meets first Tuesday of each month.

      There’s no assigned reading–come talk about whatever books you’re reading.

      Snacks provided.

       

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    10. Kids Read to Dogs: “Paws to Read”–Columbia Pike
      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 703-228-5710.

      Se invita estudiantes de K- 5º a leer a perros de terapia. Estudiantes interesados pueden reservar su sesión de 15 minutos en el mostrador de información o por teléfono.

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

    11. Drop-in Storytime: Family Storytime–Central
      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. Program: Small Steps to Health and Wealth–Aurora Hills
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Get 25 strategies for improving both your physical health and financial wealth.

      Register now.

      Presented in partnership with Virginia Cooperative Extension.

  2. Mar
    4
    Wed
    1. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE CENTRAL GARAGE BEFORE THE LIBRARY OPENS
      Mar 4 (all-day)

      To allow staff to prepare for the day, we ask Library users not to proceed down the ramp off Quincy Street until the building is officially open for the day.

      Central Library opens at 10 a.m. Monday through Saturday and at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

      Thank you for your understanding as we work to make opening procedures at Central Library as consistent as possible.

       

    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. One-on-One ACA Coverage Enrollment Assistance–Central
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Information Outside the Open Enrollment Period

      For those who need to apply for health care coverage during the special enrollment period.

      Learn more about the Affordable Care Act, find out what your plan options are and how to sign-up.

      Assistance provided by the Young Invincibles organization, which is funded by grants from partners including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Atlantic Philanthropies.

      No appointments necessary. The ACA assistance is available on Central First Floor near Welcome Desk.

       

      • Tuesday March 3,  10 am – 4 pm
      • Wednesday March 4, 10 – 4 pm
      • Tuesday March 10, 10 am – 4 pm
      • Thursday March 12, 10 am – 4 pm
      • Tuesday March 17, 10 am – 4 pm
      • Thursday March 19, 10 am to 4 pm
      • Not present the 3rd week in March
      • Tuesday March 31, 10 am to 4 pm
      • Thursday April 2, 10 am – 4 pm
      • Tuesday April 7, 10 am – 4 pm
      • Thursday April 9, 10 am – 4 pm
    4. 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

      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

    5. 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.

    6. 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.

    7. 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.

    8. 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.

    9. 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.

       

    10. Resume Review–Central
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Have your resume reviewed by a professional career counselor/library volunteer for free.

      Get free, one-to-one feedback from a professional career counselor/library volunteer!

      By appointment only; half-hour slots available:

      1 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

      To reserve a time, email your preference and your resume to: koberg@arlingtonva.us.

      First-come, first-served. You will receive an email confirmation.  Appointments close Tuesday, March 3 at 5 p.m.

       

    11. Program: Preventing Fraud and Identity Theft–Aurora Hills
      1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

      How to avoid becoming a victim and what steps to take if you believe you’ve become one.

      Register now.

      This program will be repeated on March 16 at 8 p.m.

      Presented in partnership with Virginia Cooperative Extension.

    12. 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.

    13. Homework Club for Middle and Elementary Schoolers–Columbia Pike
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Wednesday Study Space Reserved Just for Middle and Elementary Schoolers

      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.

      Homework Club