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Agenda

  1. Jan
    26
    Mon
    1. Public Computers in Central Youth Services Undergoing Upgrades; May Be Temporarily Unavailable
      Jan 26 (all-day)

      Public computers in the Central Library Youth Services area will be undergoing upgrades and may be unavailable for part of the day.

      Please ask staff or volunteers for directions to alternative machines. Thank you for your patience.

    2. Drop-in Storytime: Under Twos–Glencarlyn
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      For ages up to 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.

    3. Drop-in Storytime: Under Twos–Shirlington
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      For ages up through 24 months.

      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.

    4. Drop-in Storytime: Under Twos–Shirlington
      11:15 am – 11:45 am

      For ages up through 24 months.

      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.

    5. Tech Help–Central
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      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

      Mondays, 1-2 p.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

      For more information about Tech Tutoring at Central Library, call 703-228-5959

      For more information about Tech Tutoring at Columbia Pike Branch Library, call 703-228-5710.

    6. Drop-in Storytime: Baby Steps–Central
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      For ages up to 12 months.

      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 in inclement weather.

    7. Tech Class: Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010–Central
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Learn common uses of Microsoft Office spreadsheets and how to manage information.

      Learn to create worksheets; enter data; navigate toolbars; manipulate rows, columns and cells; use formulas and functions; and produce graphs.

      Prerequisites:  Basic computer and Microsoft Windows skills. Advance registration is not required.

       

    8. 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.

       

       

       

    9. POSTPONED-Speaker Program: Brain Gain?–Central
      3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, FEB. 2.

      The Promise and Problems of Neuroscience and Need for Neuroethics

      Neuroscientis and neuroethicist Dr. James Giordano of Georgetown University Medical Center provides and overview of recent developments in the brain sciences, illustrates how such progress incurs potential benefits and burdens, and dicusses how the field and practices of Neuroethics are poised to direct these powerful advances both at present and in the future.

      Presented in partnership with Encore Learning.

    10. Kids Read to Dogs: “Paws to Read”–Central
      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 703-228-5946.

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

      Please note: The Sept. 8 and Sept. 22 sessions will take place in the Central Library first floor area south of the circulation desk.

       

    11. Tech Help–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.

      For more information, call 703-228-5710.

      Sessions also available during the week at Central Library.

       

       

    12. Drop-in Storytime: Family Storytime–Shirlington
      7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      All ages. 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.

    13. Book Club: Monday Evening with Friends–Central
      7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      An informal discussion

      The group traditionally meets on the fourth Monday of each month except in May and December when the group meets earlier in the month.

      The January, February and May gatherings will be held in the Central Library Auditorium. All other sessions will be in the Central Library Second Floor Meeting Room.

      Upcoming titles for discussion:

      Jan.  26: “Cannery Row” by John Steinbeck

      Feb. 23: “Green Hills of Africa” by Ernest Hemingway

      March 23: “Notes from the Underground” by  Fyodor Dostoyevsky

      April 27: “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand

      May 18:  Poetry Selections–readers choices

      June 22 (2 titles): “Man in the Wooden Hat“/”Old Filth” by Jane Gardam

      July 27: “The Martian Chronicles” by Ray Bradbury

      Aug. 24 (2 titles): “The Beast in the Jungle“/”Daisy Miller” by Henry James

      Sept. 28: “An Officer and a Spy” by Robert Harris     

      Oct. 26: “Orange is the New Black” by Piper Kerman

      Nov. 23: Short Story Submissions–readers choices

      Dec. 14: “July’s People” by Nadine Gordimer

      Jan. 25, 2016: “All the Light We Cannot See” by  Anthony Doerr

  2. Jan
    27
    Tue
    1. Book Club: Book Whisperers–Westover
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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

      An afternoon session and an evening session in January.

      January title for discussion:

      Pearl Buck in China: Journey to the Good Earth” by Hilary Spurling.

       

    2. Kids Club–Shirlington
      4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Kids Club at Shirlington on Tuesdays, for elementary school aged children.

      Feb. 3:  Ready, Aim, Fire! Build a catapult.

      Feb. 10: Block Party! Creative time with Legos.

      Feb. 17:  Celebrate Chinese New Year! Make a dragon.

      Feb. 24: Game Day! Play some favorite board games.

       

       

    3. Drop-in Storytime: Stop In for Stories–Westover
      4:15 pm – 4:45 pm

      For ages up to 5 years.

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

      Call 703-228-5260 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–Cherrydale
      4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

      For ages 25 months 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.

    5. Kids Read to Dogs: “Paws to Read”–Westover
      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 703-228-5260. 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.

    6. Drop-in Storytime: Family Storytime–Central
      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.

    7. Book Club: Book Whisperers–Westover
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

      An afternoon session and an evening session in January.

      January title for discussion:

      Pearl Buck in China: Journey to the Good Earth” by Hilary Spurling.

       

    8. Money 101: A Financial Primer for College Grads and Young Professionals–Aurora Hills
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      A free 3-week course designed to increase financial knowledge and empower recent grads and young professionals to make savvy financial decisions

      Learn to budget for happy hour, student loans and more.

      Topics include:

      • Week 1: Financial Basics
      • Week 2: Student Loans
      • Week 3: Investing for Retirement

      Registration required: bit.ly/VCEMoney101

       Presented in partnership with Virginia Cooperative Extension.

    9. NEW: Small Business Assistance with Enterprise Development Group–Columbia Pike
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Interested in starting a business or expanding one?

      Kick-off event on Jan. 27, 7 p.m..

      Drop-in one-on-one assistance: the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. (Feb. 24, March 24, April 28)

      Stop by to learn about the free services for entrepreneurs and small business owners offered by Arlington’s non-profit Enterprise Development Group. And pick up small business resource information from BizLaunch, Arlington Economic Development’s Small Business Program and Arlington Public Library.

      This event produced in partnership with Enterprise Development Group. 

    10. Tech Class: Create Your Own Website–Central
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Learn how to build a personal website with Weebly, a free online application.

      Find out how to choose a theme, add a blog, post a photo gallery, manage pages, add a shopping cart and more.

      Website design class slider

       

  3. Jan
    28
    Wed
    1. Public Computers at Aurora Hills, Cherrydale and Glencarlyn Branches Undergoing Upgrades; May Be Temporarily Unavailable
      Jan 28 (all-day)

      Public computers at the Aurora Hills, Cherrydale and Glencarlyn branch libraries will be undergoing upgrades and may be unavailable for part of the day.

      Please ask staff or volunteers for directions to alternative machines. Thank you for your patience.

    2. Drop-in Storytime: Baby Steps–Shirlington
      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.