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Agenda

  1. Oct
    1
    Wed
    1. PLEASE: NO BOOK SALE DONATIONS AT CENTRAL THROUGH OCT. 20
      Oct 1 (all-day)

      Please hold off on dropping off book sale donations at Central Library through Oct. 20.

      Volunteers need the space and the room to set up for the Fall Friends of the Library Book Sale.

      Small donations of materials can be taken to branch libraries.

      Thank you for your understanding and generosity.

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

       

    4. Expert Garden Talk–Central
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Expert Garden Talks for 2014

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

      • March 19 (indoors): “CROP selection and soils” — giveaways: seeds, soil test kits
      • March 26 (indoors): “Seed starting”  – giveaways: seeds
      • April 2: No program
      • April 9: “Starting the Spring Garden: Transplanting, direct planting and readiness” — giveaways: seeds; seedlings
      • April 16: “Composting and Soil Testing”
      • April 23: ”Container gardens (all kinds)” — giveaways:  seeds
      • April 30: “Water, irrigation, rain barrels”
      • May 7: “Garden structures & vertical gardening” — giveaways: seeds, seedlings
      • May 14: “Herbs and herb container gardens” — giveaways: nibbles
      • May 21:  “No Room? No Problem-Growing Food in Small Spaces” — giveaways: seeds
      • May 28 (indoors): “Edible landscaping (including perennial vegetables)”
      • June 4: “Insect pests and beneficials” with lady bug release
      • June 11: “Weeds, mulches, tillage” with weed show and tell
      • June 18: “Pollination, pollinators, perennials”
      • June 25: “Top Ten vegetable plant diseases” with disease show and tell
      • July 2: No program
      • July 9: “Gardening with and for kids — giveaways: herbs, sachets
      • July 16: “Foraging the Wild Edibles”
      • July 23 (indoors) : “How vegetables are used around the world” — giveaways: food tastes, recipes
      • July 30: “Therapeutic Gardening”
      • Aug. 6: ”Vegetables for the fall” — giveaways: seeds
      • Aug. 13 (indoors):  Film in Auditorium–”A Place at the Table,” a documentary about hunger in the United States
      • Aug. 20 (indoors): ”Food preservation: canning, drying, freezing
      • Sept. 10: “Cover crops and crop rotations”
      • Sept. 17: “Extending the season: cold frames, row covers, etc.”
      • Sept. 24: “Compost and compost tea” (TENTATIVE)
      • Oct. 1 (indoors): “Indoors vegetable gardening for the winter”
      • Oct. 8: No program
      • Oct. 15 (indoors): “Season in review: what worked, what didn’t”
    5. Photography Talk: Return to Normandy–Aurora Hills
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      A Photo Journey Through the Normandy Battlefield

      Art talk with photographer Keith Hans and Rick Langille. Mr. Hans will be discussing his photographic process of the Normandy battlefield. With historical context provided by Mr. Langille.

  2. Oct
    2
    Thu
    1. PLEASE: NO BOOK SALE DONATIONS AT CENTRAL THROUGH OCT. 20
      Oct 2 (all-day)

      Please hold off on dropping off book sale donations at Central Library through Oct. 20.

      Volunteers need the space and the room to set up for the Fall Friends of the Library Book Sale.

      Small donations of materials can be taken to branch libraries.

      Thank you for your understanding and generosity.

    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 up to 2 years.

      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.

    5. Drop-In Storytime: Over Twos–Aurora Hills
      11:15 am – 11:45 am

      For ages 25 months to 5 years.

      No registration required. 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.

    6. Drop-In Storytime: Over Twos–Shirlington
      11:15 am – 11:45 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.

    7. 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.

       

       

    8. 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.

       

       

    9. Hispanic Heritage Celebration: ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!–Central
      4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Andrés Salguero’s ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés! is an interactive celebration of Latin culture for kids and families.

      This engaging Spanish-English bilingual program will be filled with entertaining activities, including plenty of stories and songs.

      Andrés Salguero, one of the most exciting new voices on the family music scene, is going to make you bailar y aprender!

      Andrés found his true calling playing Latin family music in 2009. Now he performs his live ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés! kids show more than 200 times each year at venues large and small, from full band performances at the Smithsonian Institution’s Discovery Theater to solo appearances at schools and libraries throughout the country.

    10. 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.

    11. Kids Read to Dogs: “Paws to Read”–Aurora Hills
      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 703-228-5715.

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

    12. 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.

    13. Author Event: “A Very Principled Boy: The Life of Duncan Lee, Red Spy and Cold Warrior” by Mark A. Bradley–Central
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The story of Duncan Chaplin Lee: Rhodes Scholar, patriot and descendant of one of America’s most distinguished families — and possibly the best-placed mole ever to infiltrate U.S. intelligence operations.

      Intelligence expert and former CIA officer Mark A. Bradley discusses “A Very Principled Boy,” which traces the tangled roots of Lee’s betrayal and reveals his harrowing struggle to stay one step ahead of America’s spy hunters during and after World War II.

    14. 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.

       

  3. Oct
    3
    Fri
    1. PLEASE: NO BOOK SALE DONATIONS AT CENTRAL THROUGH OCT. 20
      Oct 3 (all-day)

      Please hold off on dropping off book sale donations at Central Library through Oct. 20.

      Volunteers need the space and the room to set up for the Fall Friends of the Library Book Sale.

      Small donations of materials can be taken to branch libraries.

      Thank you for your understanding and generosity.

    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: 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.

    5. 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.

    6. 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.