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  1. May
    27
    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

    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
  2. May
    27
    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
  3. May
    27
    Wednesday: 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

  4. May
    27
    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
  5. May
    27
    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
  6. May
    27
    Wednesday: 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 online, at the branch or by calling 703-228-6545.

    Categories: Kids Paws-to-Read
  7. May
    27
    Wednesday: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    Movie Matinee Wednesday at Columbia Pike Branch Library

    May 13: “The Imitation Game” [2014], Rated R, 114 minutes. Featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley.

    May 27: “The Theory of Everything” [2014], Rated PG-13, 123 minutes. Featuring Edie Redmayne and Felicity Jones.

     

     

  8. May
    27
    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
  9. May
    27
    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: TBD
    June 24: Pollination, Pollinators and Flowers in the Garden

    July 1: Top Ten Vegetable Plant Diseases: Rot Not! – Second Floor Meeting Room
    July 8: Solar Cooking
    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: TBD

    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
    Sept. 30: Indoor Vegetable Gardening for Winter Months – Second Floor Meeting Room

    Oct. 7: Preparing the Garden for Winter: Tool and Garden Bed Care – Second Floor Meeting Room
    Oct. 14: Season in Review: What Worked, What Didn’t

  10. May
    27
    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
  11. May
    28
    Thursday: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

    An informal discussion

    The group usually meets on the fourth Thursday of each month in the Central Library Second Floor Meeting Room.

    In February and March, the discussion will take place in the Central Library Maple Tree Room. Ask for access at the Welcome Desk or the Circulation Desk.

    Upcoming titles for discussion:

    Jan. 22: “One Summer: America 1927” by Bill Bryson

    Feb. 26: “Death in Venice” by Thomas Mann

    March 26: “Midnight’s Children: A Novel” by Salman Rushdie

    April 23: “The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History” by Robert M. Edsel

    May 28: “Wolf Hall: A Novel” by Hilary Mantel

    June 25: “Dubliners” by James Joyce

    July 23: “Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity” by Katherine Boo

    Aug. 27: “All Quiet on the Western Front” by Erich Maria Remarque

    Sept. 24: “The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings: Poems, Tales, Essays and Reviews” by Edgar Allan Poe

    Categories: Book Clubs
    Tags: @ Central
  12. May
    28
    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

    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. May
    28
    Thursday: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Movie Matinee Thursday at Columbia Pike Branch Library

    May 7: “Birdman” [2014], Rated R, 119 minutes. Featuring Michael Keaton and Emma Stone.

    May 14: “Boyhood” [2014], Rated R, 164 minutes. Directed by Richard Linklater and featuring Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke.

    May 21: “Whiplash” [2014], Rated R, 107 minutes. Featuring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons.

    May 28: “The Judge” [2104], Rated R, 141 minutes. Featuring Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall and Vera Farmiga.

     

     

  14. May
    28
    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
  15. May
    28
    Thursday: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    Drop in for knitting support and instruction. 

    The group meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month.

    knitting medium

    Categories: Crafting
  16. May
    28
    Thursday: 6:45 pm – 8:15 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:

    6:45 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 7:45 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, May 27 at 5 p.m.

     

    Categories: Careers & Money
  17. May
    28
    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
  18. May
    28
    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
  19. May
    28
    Thursday: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

    Tags: @ Central
  20. May
    28
    Thursday: 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

    An Evening of Fun (and Safe) Nerf Games

    Nerf games

    Join us at Central Library for the Hunger Games, V.I.P./Assassin (Indoor Elimination), Hostage, and Hunter.

    This event will be nerf-centric, for exploring fun ways to use nerf. It’s all about the nerf.

    Registration Required.

     

    Please note: 

    • Play clothes are highly recommended, including sneakers or athletic shoes.
    • This event is free, but registration is required*. Please only register if you are between the ages of 20 and 39.
    • By registering for this event, you agree to hold the Arlington Public Library and staff harmless in the event of injury or destruction of personal property.
    • All Rules of the Library will be enforced including a prohibition on alcoholic beverages. 
    • This event begins in the auditorium but will eventually include most public areas.
    • You will be able to sign up for library cards – please bring ID and proof of address.

     

    Learn more about Lit Up.

     

    Tags: @ Central
  21. May
    29
    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.

     

     

     

  22. May
    29
    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
  23. May
    30
    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
  24. May
    30
    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
  25. May
    30
    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

    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
  26. May
    30
    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.

     

  27. May
    30
    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
  28. May
    30
    Saturday: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    A screening of the documentary “Crooked,” which examines Virginia’s legendary Crooked Road Music Heritage Trail that launched the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, the Stanley brothers and countless other performers

    Followed by remarks and Q&A with filmmakers David Ensign and son Martin Lederle-Ensign.

    The program wraps up with a bluegrass and country jam session on the plaza outside the branch, weather-permitting

     

  29. May
    30
    Saturday: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Presented in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

    This is not a series of classes but four sessions for four separate groups of attendees.

    Space limited to 12 participants for each session.

    For adults. Participants should bring a yoga mat or beach towel for comfort.

    For May 9: Registration required.

    For May 16: Registration required.

    For May 23: Registration required.

    For May 30: Registration required.

     

    Categories: Health and Fitness
  30. May
    31
    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