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  1. Oct
    23
    Thu
    1. Tech Afternoon Tutorials–Central
      1:00 pm – 4:00 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 library.

      To register for a 30-minute slot. For more information, call 703-228-5959.

       

       

    2. Films: Movies About Food From Around the World–Columbia Pike
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Columbia Pike Screens Movies About Food Around the World All October

      Screenings on Thursdays at 3 p.m.  Non-English Language films with be shown with English subtitles.

      Oct. 2: “Julie & Julia”  [2009]. Rated PG-13; 123 minutes. Directed by Nora Ephron and starring Amy Adams and Meryl Streep.  The story of Julia Child’s early culinary career interspersed with Julie Powell’s attempt to cook her way through Child’s first cook book in a year.

      Oct. 9: “Babette’s Feast”/ “Babettes gæstebud” [1987]. Rated G, 102 min. Directed by Gabriel Axel and starring Stéphane Audran, Bodil Kjer and Birgitte Federspiel. The lives of the people in a small Danish town at the turn of the 19th century are changed when a French immigrant comes to live with them.

      Oct. 16: “The Lunchbox”/“Dabba” [2013]. Rated PG, 104 min. Directed by Ritesh Batra. Featuring: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox.

      Oct. 23: “Eat, Drink, Man, Woman”/ “yin shinan nu” [1994]. Not rated, 124 min. Directed by Ang Lee. Featuring: Sihung Lung, Yu-Wen Wang, Chien-Lien Wu. A chef and his three grown daughters find their lives changing as the daughters become more independent.

      Oct. 30: “Like Water for Chocolate”/“como agua para chocolate” [1992] Rated R/105 minutes.  Directed by Alfonso Arau. Starring Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos and Regina Torné. A young woman is prevented from marrying her true love due to old family traditions and resigns herself to a life of longing.

       

       

    3. Tech Class: eBooks and eReaders–Westover
      3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

      Get the latest on free Library downloads and how to read them.

      Learn about your Library’s eBook collection, your eAccount and walk through the process of downloading eBooks to your mobile device. Bring your eReader so you can get going in class.

      Class size is limited so please call 703-228-5260 or visit the Circulation Desk at Westover to register.

    4. Halloween Crafternoon for Teens–Central
      4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Create something haunting

      Celebrate the spooky by making something creepy to take home with you–if you dare.

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    5. Drop-In Storytime en español : Cuentos Para Niños –Central
      4:15 pm – 4:45 pm

      Cuentos para niños! Programa en español para todas las edades.

      Lectura de cuentos, canciones y manualidades. No se requiere registro para este programa.

      Stories for Children! is a Spanish storytime for all ages.

      The program uses a mixture of stories, songs and crafts. There is no registration required for this program. Seating is 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.

    6. 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.

    7. Spanish Conversation Class–Central
      6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

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

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

    8. Arlington Reads Extra Author Event: Ann Patchett in Person on the Writing Life–Central
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Novelist, non-fiction writer, PEN/Faulkner Award and Guggenheim Fellowship winner Ann Patchett visits Arlington Public Library to discuss the writing life and how she has created such a remarkable body of work.

      She’ll discuss the writing life and her rich, poignant array of works. Patchett’s career stretches from undergrad publication in the Paris Review and a lengthy stint at Seventeen magazine to a Guggenheim Fellowship and the PEN/Faulkner Award. Ann Patchett

      Her Arlington appearance will offer special insight on the novel “The Magician’s Assistant,” a lyrical celebration of life’s mysteries and hidden joys.

      Patchett’s books have been translated into more than 30 languages. In 2012, she was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time magazine. Patchett’s non-fiction has appeared in the New York Times Magazine and the Washington Post.

      Discussing her Nashville store Parnassus Books with NPR earlier this year, Patchett also managed to capture the essence of libraries: “I’m never lonely when I’m around books. It’s the world of endless possibility and opportunity to be in that building full of books.”

      This event is free with seating limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Arriving early is strongly encouraged. Parking is available in the library garage and surface lots but that too is limited. We strongly encourage the use of public transportation. Central Library is a short walk from the Ballston and Virginia Square Metrorail stations and is served by several bus routes.

      Arlington Reads is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Arlington Public Library.

    9. English Conversation Class-Central
      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.

       

    10. Tech Class: Create a Website in 90 Minutes–Central
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Discover how to network with friends and colleagues via chat, audio, and video messaging.

      Learn how to connect with people you already know, meet new people with similar interests, and create virtual spaces to meet friends or hold meetings. Bring your smartphone or tablet to explore how to use these services on the go. Prerequisites: Internet and Microsoft Windows skills. Google and Microsoft email accounts.

  2. Oct
    24
    Fri
    1. Drop-in Storytime: Baby Steps–Columbia Pike
      10:30 am – 11:30 am

      For ages up to a year old.

      No registration required. First come, first served until capacity is reached at 16 babies.

      Lap-sit program for babies and their adults. Includes songs, sign language, nursery rhymes activities and books.

      Call 703-228-5710 for more information.

      Programa para bebitos y sus adultos. Cantamos, leemos y recitamos rimas de cuna y otras actividades. Cupo para 16 bebitos.

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

    2. Drop-in Storytime: Baby Steps–Westover
      10:30 am – 11:30 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.

    3. Drop-In Storytime: Over Twos–Central
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      For ages 25 months to 5 years. No registration required.

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

    4. Drop-in Storytime: Under Twos–Central
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      For ages up to 2 years. No registration required. First come, first served until capacity is reached.

      Call 703-228-5946 for more information.

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

    5. Drop-in Storytime: Wobbly Walkers–Westover
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      For ages 13-24 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.

    6. NEW English Conversation Class–Aurora Hills
      10:30 am – 11:30 am

      New at Aurora Hills

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

      No registration necessary. Groups meets every Friday.

      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 703-228-5715.

    7. Drop-In Storytime: Over Twos–Central
      11:15 am – 11:45 am

      For ages 25 months to 5 years. No registration required.

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

    8. Drop-in Storytime: Under Twos–Central
      11:15 am – 11:45 am

      For ages up to 2 years. 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.

  3. Oct
    25
    Sat
    1. English Conversation Class–Central
      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.

       

    2. Drop-in Storytime: Stop In for Stories–Columbia Pike
      10:30 am – 11:30 am

      For ages up to 5 years. No registration required.

      First come, first served until capacity is reached.

      Call 703-228-5710 for more information.

      Cuentacuentos con Sra. Desirée Disfrutamos cuentos, canciones, rimas en inglés y manualidades para niños de todas edades y habilidades.

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

    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.

       

      We offer four English conversation classes at Central Library, and one at the Columbia Pike Branch Library – view all hours and locations.

       

    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. Oct
    26
    Sun
    1. 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.

    2. Author Event: Writing Workshop with YA’s Martina Boone, Kimberley Griffiths Little, Wendy Higgins and Jessica Spotswood–Central
      4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

      Discuss your favorite best-selling YA novels and build a story with the authors of four different hot young adult trilogies

      Using examples from familiar audience favorites like “Divergent,” “The Hunger Games” and “Harry Potter,” the authors will guide aspiring writers through an often hilarious and educational event.

      Books by Martina Boone, Kimberley Griffiths Little, Wendy Higgins and Jessica Spotswood will be available for sale and signing, courtesy of One More Page Books.

      Find more NANOWRIMO Programs at the Library.

       

    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.