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Agenda

  1. Aug
    1
    Fri
    1. Abingdon Elementary School Orchestra Concert–Shirlington
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      An outdoor concert on the plaza

      Grab a cool drink and hear Abingdon Elementary School students in a summertime setting.

  2. Aug
    2
    Sat
    1. 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.

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

      Summer Stories for all ages.

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

    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.

  3. Aug
    3
    Sun
    1. Arabic Conversation Class–Central
      1:00 pm – 3:00 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.

    2. 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.

  4. Aug
    4
    Mon
    1. 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.

    2. Drop-in Storytime: Under Twos–Glencarlyn
      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.

    3. 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.

    4. English Conversation Class–Central
      3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Non-native speakers practice English, in a small group setting.

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

      Please note that this class will meet on Mondays at 3 p.m. beginning Oct. 15.

       

      Learn more about Language Conversation Classes at the Library.

       

       

       

    5. French Conversation Class–Aurora Hills
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      A new group practice for those learning French.

      Sessions are held the first and third Monday of each month.

       

      French class slider

       

  5. Aug
    5
    Tue
    1. Book Club: Read Between the Lines–Shirlington
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      An informal book group

      The August title will be “Double Cross” by Ben Macintyre.

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

  6. Aug
    6
    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. Lego Club–Glencarlyn
      4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Lego Club is for kids grade K-5.

      The library provides tubs of legos and a special challenge. Then, after the program, we display the Lego creations for everyone to see.

      No registration required and all you need to bring is your imagination!

    8. 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.

    9. 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.

    10. 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.

       

    11. 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”
  7. Aug
    7
    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.