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Agenda

  1. Aug
    28
    Thu
    1. PLEASE: NO BOOK SALE DONATIONS AT WESTOVER THROUGH AUG. 31
      Aug 28 (all-day)

      Please hold off on donating book sale materials at Westover Branch Library through Aug. 31

      Volunteers and staff need the space (and time) to rearrange the storage area.

      Donations of materials can be taken to other libraries including Central.

      Thank you for your understanding and generosity.

    2. 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.

       

    3. “Frozen” Film Sing-a-Long for Kids and Teens–Central
      3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Come in, cool off and sing along with your favorite princess sisters, Elsa and Anna.

      The movie will be projected on the screen along with all those lyrics.

      Did you know that Arlington Public Library has 49 copies of the “Frozen” DVD?

       

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    4. Films: Movies About Baseball–Columbia Pike
      3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

      Because most seats at Nationals Park don’t come with air conditioning, Columbia Pike screens baseball films Thursdays at 3 p.m. in August, a/c included

      Aug. 7:  ”The Pride of the Yankees” [1942] Not Rated, 128 minutes. Directed by Sam Wood.  Featuring: Gary Cooper and the great Teresa Wright in an Oscar-winning role. The effective Hollywood take on the life and career of the immortal and doomed Yankees ironman, Lou Gehrig. Look for cameos by some of Gehrig’s real teammates including one George Herman Ruth.

      Aug. 14 – “A League of Their Own” [1992] Rated PG, 128 minutes. Directed by Penny Marshall.   Featuring: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Rosie O’Donnell and Madonna. Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and discover many new things about themselves through the struggles of the league and their own growing rivalry. Remember: No crying.

      Aug. 21 – ”Bull Durham” [1988] Rated R, 108 minutes. Directed by Ron Shelton. Featuring: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins. Sarandon, a dedicated fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season, has to decide between an up-and-coming pitcher and the washed-up experienced catcher assigned to mentor him.

      Aug. 28 – “Moneyball” [2011] Rated PG-13, 133 minutes. Directed by Bennett Miller. Featuring: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright and Jonah Hill. Real-life Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane attempts to assemble a winning baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire under rated players.

       

    5. Knitting Group–Glencarlyn
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Drop in for knitting support and instruction. 

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

    6. English Conversation Class-Central
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

    7. Spanish Conversation Class–Central
      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.

  2. Aug
    29
    Fri
    1. PLEASE: NO BOOK SALE DONATIONS AT WESTOVER THROUGH AUG. 31
      Aug 29 (all-day)

      Please hold off on donating book sale materials at Westover Branch Library through Aug. 31

      Volunteers and staff need the space (and time) to rearrange the storage area.

      Donations of materials can be taken to other libraries including Central.

      Thank you for your understanding and generosity.

    2. Volunteer: Help Bag Food for Neighbors–Central
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Join the Arlington Food Assistance Center in bagging potatoes for distribution to clients

      The potatoes will be bought at bulk prices and delivered to the Central Library east plaza facing the tennis courts (weather permitting).

      Volunteers will put potatoes into family-size bags for clients.  

      We encourage everyone (young children are welcome) to join in.  Drop by for 5 minutes or stay for a full hour or two.

  3. Aug
    30
    Sat
    1. PLEASE: NO BOOK SALE DONATIONS AT WESTOVER THROUGH AUG. 31
      Aug 30 (all-day)

      Please hold off on donating book sale materials at Westover Branch Library through Aug. 31

      Volunteers and staff need the space (and time) to rearrange the storage area.

      Donations of materials can be taken to other libraries including Central.

      Thank you for your understanding and generosity.

    2. English Conversation Class–Central
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

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

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

    3. English Language Conversation Class–Columbia Pike
      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.  The meetings will be very informal and fun.

      More information on English Conversation Classes at the Library.

       

       

       

    4. Discussion: Saturday Stock Talks–Central
      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.

      Meet in the Second Floor Meeting Room at Central, through June 28, 2014.

  4. Aug
    31
    Sun
    1. PLEASE: NO BOOK SALE DONATIONS AT WESTOVER THROUGH AUG. 31
      Aug 31 (all-day)

      Please hold off on donating book sale materials at Westover Branch Library through Aug. 31

      Volunteers and staff need the space (and time) to rearrange the storage area.

      Donations of materials can be taken to other libraries including Central.

      Thank you for your understanding and generosity.

    2. Arabic Conversation Class–Central
      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.

    3. Sunday Job-seeker Lab–Columbia Pike
      5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      A weekly lab to make hunting for jobs easier.

      Participants receive:

      • Three-hour uninterrupted computer reservations 
      • Free job-related printing
      • Extra staff /volunteers ready to help with resources and online applications.

      Drop-ins  welcome.

      Take advantage of a selection of job-related books, local job skills course catalogs and local employment center brochures.

  5. Sep
    1
    Mon
    1. ALL LIBRARY LOCATIONS CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY, SEPT. 1
      Sep 1 (all-day)

      All Arlington Public Library locations are closed Monday, Sept. 1, for Labor Day.

       

    2. PLEASE: NO BOOK SALE DONATIONS AT WESTOVER THROUGH AUG. 31
      Sep 1 (all-day)

      Please hold off on donating book sale materials at Westover Branch Library through Aug. 31

      Volunteers and staff need the space (and time) to rearrange the storage area.

      Donations of materials can be taken to other libraries including Central.

      Thank you for your understanding and generosity.

  6. Sep
    2
    Tue
    1. PLEASE: NO BOOK SALE DONATIONS AT WESTOVER THROUGH AUG. 31
      Sep 2 (all-day)

      Please hold off on donating book sale materials at Westover Branch Library through Aug. 31

      Volunteers and staff need the space (and time) to rearrange the storage area.

      Donations of materials can be taken to other libraries including Central.

      Thank you for your understanding and generosity.

    2. Book Club: Read Between the Lines–Shirlington
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      An informal book group

      The September title will be “Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.

      The October title will be ” Rules of Civility“  by Amor Towles.

    3. 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.

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

    4. James Bond Film Festival–Shirlington
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      With Every Actor to Play Bond on the Big Screen

      Films will be shown at the Shirlington Branch Library on Tuesday nights at 6 p.m.

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      Vote for your favorite Bond after every film, and enter to win tickets to the 2014 Lit Up Ball. Ticket winners will be announced Oct. 15. Screenings in Chronological Order by Actor

  7. Sep
    3
    Wed
    1. 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.

       

    2. 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.

       

    3. Homework Club for Middle Schoolers–Columbia Pike
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Middle school students use study spaces reserved just for them

      The library will supply basic school and project supplies.