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  1. Jul
    29
    Tue
    1. Button Gluttons: Summer Reading for Teens 2014–Westover
      3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Make fun buttons with graphics and text by you.

      All teen Summer Reading events are free and open to young people entering 6th through 12th grades, unless otherwise indicated.

    2. Kids Yoga with Cathy Burke: Summer Reading 2014–Shirlington
      4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Wear clothes you can move and stretch in when you join Cathy Burke to practice some yoga.

      All programs are free however capacity may be limited in programming spaces due to fire code. Attendance is first-come, first-served.

    3. Money Talk: A Financial Education Series for Women–Central
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      A five-part class developed because women have unique financial needs.

      This series was developed because women have unique financial needs. The course teaches the basics of smart money management and shows women and those who care about their future how to plan now for long-term financial security.

       

      • July 2          Financial Basics
      • July 9          Insurance Basics
      • July 16        Investing Basics
      • July 22        Investing for Retirement
      • July 29        Planning for Future Life Events

      To register

    4. Open House Info Session: Ground Floor Retail and Commerce–Central
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Learn about updates/changes to Arlington’s ground floor retail and commerce policies.

      Then find out how the County plans to move forward with retail and public-realm space.

      The open house will begin with a brief overview of the topic, and then allow time for attendees to explore learning stations that feature more information on various aspects of this issue.

      Stations will showcase:

      • Trends in retail
      • Exploring potential consumer base
      • Appearance and visibility
      • Space management to accommodate a variety of uses
      • Clustering and types of uses in different locations

       

      This event is free, but registration is encouraged.

      Presented in partnership with Arlington Economic Development

       

    5. Musician Groovy Nate: Summer Reading 2014–Columbia Pike
      7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      Groovy Nate will get you moving, singing and playing along to the music.

      All programs are free however capacity may be limited in programming spaces due to fire code. Attendance is first-come, first-served.

    6. Tech Class/Careers: Online Job Searching–Central
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Learn about active and passive online job searching- techniques, resources and websites, and how to manage all of your job search information.

      Required Skills:  Basic computer and Microsoft Windows skills, comfortable using the Internet.

  2. Jul
    30
    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. Drop-In Baby Club for Ages Up to 12 Months–Shirlington
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      Meet others from around the community as you sing songs, read stories and learn fingerplays with your wee one.

      This event is led by the community.

       

       

    4. Drop-In Storytime: Summer Stories for All Ages–Central
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      Summer Stories for all ages.

      No registration required. First-come, first-served until capacity is reached.

    5. Drop-In Storytime: Summer Stories for All Ages–Westover
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      Summer Stories for all ages.

      No registration required. First-come, first-served until capacity is reached.

    6. English Conversation Class-Central
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

      No registration necessary.

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

       

    7. Don’t Sink That Float: Summer Reading for Teens 2014–Columbia Pike
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The Edible Science of Root Beer

      Will it sink or float? Let’s find out!

       

      All teen Summer Reading events are free and open to young people entering 6th through 12th grades, unless otherwise indicated.

       

       

       

       

       

       

    8. Amazing Teacher Steve Somers: Summer Reading 2014–Westover
      4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      The Amazing Teacher Steve Somers mixes science, magic, storytelling and music into a reading celebration and that’s a real blast.

      All programs are free however capacity may be limited in programming spaces due to fire code. Attendance is first-come, first-served.

    9. CANCELED–Kids Club: Fun STEM Activities–Aurora Hills
      4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELED

      Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)–all very important for today’s students and tomorrow’s visionaries.

      Take part in a variety of fun STEM activities. Special guest Ms. Marissa will teach how to make straw rockets, build marshmallow towers and lego structures.

                  

    10. Tech Night Tutorials–Columbia Pike
      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.

      To register for a 30-minute slot or for more information, call 703-228-5710.

      No session on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.

    11. McKinley Night at the Library–Westover
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      For elementary school students

      McKinley Elementary teachers will be on hand every Wednesday night during the summer to help students navigate the library and keep up with their reading skills.

    12. Amazing Teacher Steve Somers: Summer Reading 2014–Central
      7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      The Amazing Teacher Steve Somers mixes science, magic, storytelling and music into a reading celebration and that’s a real blast.

      All programs are free however capacity may be limited in programming spaces due to fire code. Attendance is first-come, first-served.

    13. 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.

       

    14. 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”
  3. Jul
    31
    Thu
    1. Drop-In Storytime: Summer Stories for All Ages–Cherrydale
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      Summer Stories for all ages.

      No registration required. First-come, first-served until capacity is reached.

    2. Drop-In Storytime: Summer Stories for All Ages–Shirlington
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      Summer Stories for all ages.

      No registration required. First-come, first-served until capacity is reached.

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. Drop-In Storytime: Summer Stories for All Ages–Shirlington
      11:15 am – 11:45 am

      Summer Stories for all ages.

      No registration required. First-come, first-served until capacity is reached.