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  1. Jul
    28
    Tuesday: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Opening Young Minds to the World of Science

    This summer, Arlington kids entering second through sixth grade are invited to attend GSK Science in the Summer’s free and fun Chemistry program.

    GSK Science in the Summer™ introduces students to Chemistry through investigations that allow them to explore physical and chemical changes, learn about “matter,” make crystals, and determine if liquids are acids, bases, or neutrals. The four-hour program is held over two days.

    Registration begins June 1.

    In person registration at Westover Branch Library required. 

    • July 13 and 14, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m - Rising second and third graders (Level I) Sorry, registration now full
    • July 27 and 28, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m - Rising fourth through sixth graders (Level II) Sorry, registration now full

     

    GSK Science in the Summer™ began in 1986 in the Greater Philadelphia area. It has expanded to Pittsburgh, Raleigh-Durham, and the Washington DC Metro area, and in 2015 will be offered at 12 science centers and museums across the U.S. GSK Science in the Summer™ is sponsored by GSK in partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

     

    Tags: @ Westover
  2. Jul
    28
    Tuesday: 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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

    Our Summer Reading performances are recommended for children entering kindergarten through 5th grade. All programs are FREE! However, we may have limited capacity in our programming spaces due to fire codes. Attendance is first come, first served. Reservations will not be accepted in any form. 

  3. Jul
    28
    Tuesday: 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 703-228-5260.

    This program takes place at the Westover branch on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

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

    Tags: @ Westover
  4. Jul
    28
    Tuesday: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    The Westover book club meets the fourth Tuesday of each month.

     

    Upcoming titles for discussion:

    April 28: “Thunder at Twilight” by Frederic Morton.

    May 26: “The Art Forger” by B.A. Shapiro.

    June 23:  ”Beyond the Beautiful Forevers” by Katherine Boo.

    July 28: “Transatlantic” by Colum McCann.

    Aug. 25: tbd

     

    Categories: Book Clubs
    Tags: @ Westover
  5. Jul
    28
    Tuesday: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    The Westover book club usually meets the fourth Tuesday of each month except before major holidays.

    Upcoming titles for discussion:

    June 23:  ”And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini.

    July 22: “The Art Forger” by B.A. Shapiro.

    Aug. 25: tbd

    Sept. 22 – “Beautiful Ruins” by Jess Walter

    Oct. 27 – “The Warmth of Other Suns” by Isabel Wilkerson

    Nov. 17 – “11/22/63” by Stephen King

    Dec. 15: tbd

     

    Categories: Book Clubs
    Tags: @ Westover
  6. Jul
    28
    Tuesday: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Arlington Public Library and DC Road Runners partner this summer in the name of fitness and the physical and mental preparation needed to run a 5K.

    If you’re a healthy adult looking to slowly build from walking to running a 5K, this program has what it takes to get you ready in just 9 weeks! The goal is participation in the 14th Annual Arlington Police, Fire & Sheriff 9/11 Memorial 5K, which takes place on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m.

    Taking part in “Reading and Running” costs nothing and includes:

    •  Group walks/runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. beginning July 21, meeting at the Central Library east plaza next to the community garden near the tennis courts
    •  All participants must sign a waiver
    •  Complete training plan and tips from Road Runners Club of America certified coaches
    •  Seminars and discussions on nutrition and physical activity
    •  Inspirational reading list and book discussion
    •  Families welcome; children must be supervised
    •  Motivation and camaraderie found only in a training group!

    Register online or by calling 703-228-5993.

    Please check with a doctor before starting any physical activity.

    NOTE: “Reading and Running” program does not include registration and fee for the 5K race. 

     

  7. Jul
    28
    Tuesday: 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

    Our Summer Reading performances are recommended for children entering kindergarten through 5th grade. All programs are FREE! However, we may have limited capacity in our programming spaces due to fire codes. Attendance is first come, first served. Reservations will not be accepted in any form. 

  8. Jul
    28
    Tuesday: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Basic yoga practice with Sun Moon Yoga

    The focus is on the breath-movement connection. For teens and adults.

    Free but registration required for an introductory session on:

    July 7

    July 14

    July 21

    July 28

  9. Jul
    28
    Tuesday: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

    Ideas Worth Spreading

    Join a monthly screening of a TED Talk, followed by a discussion of the ideas presented.

     

    July’s topic: “The Surprising Science of Happiness” by Dan Gilbert

    Dan Gilbert, author of “Stumbling on Happiness,” challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want, saying that our “psychological immune system” lets us feel truly happy even when things don’t go as planned.

     

    August 25: “Why We have Too Few Women Leaders” by Sheryl Sandberg

     

     

     

    Categories: Featured Event
  10. Jul
    29
    Wednesday: 10:00 am – 10:30 am

    For ages up to 12 months.

    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.

  11. Jul
    29
    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

    Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.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
  12. Jul
    29
    Wednesday: 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.

    Categories: Kids Preschool
    Tags: @ Central
  13. Jul
    29
    Wednesday: 10:30 am – 11:00 am

    Summer Stories for all ages.

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

    Tags: @ Westover
  14. Jul
    29
    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
  15. Jul
    29
    Wednesday: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Come sing your favorites and enjoy snacks and pizza!

  16. Jul
    29
    Wednesday: 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    Sensory Storytime

    Students with autism, Down’s syndrome, intellectual disabilities, or developmental delays will experience a storytime adapted just for them.

    Dates: Wednesdays, July 15, 22, 29 and August 5, 2015, 3:00-3:30 p.m.

    Registration Required

    Space is limited to 10 students per session. Students may register for multiple sessions.

    Registration opens 3 weeks ahead for each class, starting Wednesday, June 24.

     

    Please Note: Only the registered student and one accompanying adult will be permitted in the storytime area during each session.

     

  17. Jul
    29
    Wednesday: 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    My Reptile Guys brings the rare opportunity to view an exotic array of reptilians from all over the world

    Our Summer Reading performances are recommended for children entering kindergarten through 5th grade. All programs are FREE! However, we may have limited capacity in our programming spaces due to fire codes. Attendance is first come, first served. Reservations will not be accepted in any form. 

    Tags: @ Westover
  18. Jul
    29
    Wednesday: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    We’re guessing your room needs some pizzazz! We’ll supply the pillow cases and dye; all you have to do is choose the colors

  19. Jul
    29
    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
  20. Jul
    29
    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
  21. Jul
    29
    Wednesday: 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.

    Tags: @ Glencarlyn
  22. Jul
    29
    Wednesday: 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 15          Financial Basics
    • July 22          Insurance Basics
    • July 29          Investing Basics
    • Aug. 5           Investing for Retirement
    • Aug. 12         Planning for Future Life Events

    To register

    Categories: Careers & Money
    Tags: @ Central
  23. Jul
    29
    Wednesday: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Calling All Summer Reading Fans!

    Share your favorites relaxing reads, and find something new, while you decorate a pair of fun flip-flops to take home.

    Already have a favorite pair of flip-flops? Bring them to decorate!

    flip flops

     

     

  24. Jul
    29
    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
  25. Jul
    29
    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: Insects: Pests and Beneficials
    June 24: Pollination, Pollinators and Flowers in the Garden

    July 1: Top Ten Vegetable Plant Diseases: Rot Not! – Second Floor Meeting Room
    July 8: Cancelled
    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: Tour of Central Library gardens

    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

  26. Jul
    29
    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
  27. Jul
    30
    Thursday: 10:15 am – 10:45 am

    For ages through 24 months.

    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.

  28. Jul
    30
    Thursday: 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.

    Categories: Kids Preschool
    Tags: @ Cherrydale
  29. Jul
    30
    Thursday: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

    For ages up to 5 years. No registration required.

    First come, first served until capacity is reached.

    Call 703-228-6545 for more information.

    For safety, Library children’s programs are canceled when Arlington Public Schools are closed for inclement weather.

    Categories: Kids Preschool