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Agenda

  1. Sep
    24
    Wed
    1. Drop-in Storytime: Baby Steps–Shirlington
      10:00 am – 10:30 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.

    2. Nanny Club–Columbia Pike
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      For ages up to 5 years. Para edades de hasta 5 años.

      La biblioteca de Columbia Pike invita a las niñeras y au-pairs  a utilizer el salon de cuentos cada miercoles de 10am a 12pm para cantar, bailar, leer y jugar con sus bebitos y niños pre-escolares.  A su alcance tendran libros, juguetes de peluche, títeres, música y mas. Padres de familia tambien pueden aprovechar de esta oportunidad para disfrutar con sus chiquitines.

      No registration required. First come, first served until capacity is reached. Nannies are welcomed to the storytime room to talk, sing, dance, read and play with their preschool children. Big books, board books, soft blocks, rattles, and puppets available for interactive and self-directed activities.

      Parents also welcome.

      Call 703-228-5710 for more information. Llame 703-228-5710 para más información.

       

    3. Red Cross Blood Drive–Westover
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Call 1-800-RedCross for appointment. Drop-ins welcome.

      Learn more.

    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. Resume Review–Central
      1:00 pm – 3:30 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., 2:45 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 Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 5 p.m.

       

       

       

       

    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. POSTPONED: French Conversation Class–Columbia Pike
      5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED INDEFINITELY

      A new group practice for those learning French.

      Sessions are held the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at Columbia Pike Branch Library.

    12. BizLaunch: Starting a Business 1.0–Central
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Have you been thinking about starting your own business, and don’t know where to start?

      Attend this seminar and learn everything you need to know in order to launch a business in Arlington. You’ll learn how to get a business license, acquire a certificate of occupancy, and complete state registration. From licensing requirements to marketing to financing options – this seminar covers all the fundamentals you’ll need to do business successfully in Northern Virginia. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet and greet staff from support agencies throughout the region.

      Register now.

      Presented in partnership with BizLaunch

      September is Start Up Month!

      Presented by BizLaunch, La Cámara de Comercio Hispana de Washington, DC

      ¿Ha estado pensando en iniciar su propio negocio pero no saber por dónde empezar? Atienda este seminario y aprenda todo lo que necesita para lanzar un negocio exitoso en Arlington. Usted aprenderá como obtener una licencia de negocios, obtener un certificado de ocupación y registrar su negocio con el estado. Adicional a ello discutiremos opciones de financiamiento y mercadeo. También tendrá la oportunidad de conocer e interactuar con personal de distintas agencias de apoyo a pequeños negocios en la región. Regístrese hoy! **

      ** Por favor note que este seminario será en Ingles con interpretación simultánea al español.

      Lourdes Morales
      Phone: 703-228-0802
      Email: lmorales@arlingtonva.us
    13. 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.

    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. 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”
    16. Introduction to “The Passion Test”–Shirlington
      7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      The Effortless Path to Discovering your Life Purpose

      Certified facilitator Rachel Ng will present an introduction to “The Passion Test,” to help identify your top five passions and align your life with them.

      The Passion Test was created by Janet Bray Attwood and Chris Attwood. Their book, “The Passion Test – The Effortless Path to Discovering Your Life Purpose” has been a New York Times Bestseller.

       

      On Sunday, Sept. 28, 1:30 p.m. – 4;30 p.m., Rachel Ng will also present an in-depth workshop at the Shirlington Branch Library on using The Passion Test.

       

       

       

  2. Sep
    25
    Thu
    1. Book Club: Thursday Morning with Friends–Central
      10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      An informal discussion

      The January title is “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison.

      The February title is “The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas” by Paul Theroux.

      The March titles are “Flight: A Novel” and “Reservation Blues,” both by Sherman Alexie.

      The April title is ”Children of Men” by P.D. James.

      The May title is ”In a Sunburned Country” by Bill Bryson.

      The June title is ”Wuthering Heights” by Emily Brontë.

      The July title is ”Hateship, Friendship, Courtship: Marriage Stories” by Alice Munro.

      The August title is “The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, 1830-1900″ by David McCullough.

      The September title is “Tender is the Night” by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

      The October title is “Things Fall Apart’ by Chinua Achebe.

       

    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 Time–Columbia Pike
      3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      The weekly matinee on Thursdays takes a look in September at time-themed films.

      Sept. 4: “In Time” [2011], Rated PG-13, 109 minutes

      Rated PG-13, 109 minutes. Directed by Andrew Niccol. Featuring Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried and Cillian Murphy.

       

      Sept. 11: “About Time” [2013], Rated R, 123 minutes

      Rated R, 123 minutes. Directed by Richard Curtis. Featuring Domhnall Gleeson and Rachel McAdams.

       

      Sept. 18: “Timer” [2013], Rated R, 99 minutes

      Rated R, 99 minutes. Directed by Jac Schaeffer. Featuring Emma Caulfield, John Patrick Amedori and  Scott Holroyd.

       

      Sept. 25: “Hot Tub Time Machine,” Rated R, 101 minutes

      Rated R, 101 minutes. Directed by Steve Pink. Featuring: John Cusack, Rob Cordry and Craig Robinson.

       

    9. National Comic Book Day Craft for Teens–Central
      4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Comic books rule!

      Make celebratory jewel magnets with recycled comics.