• Never Too Old Book Club: Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

    Our YA (Young Adult) book club for adults. Because you're never too old to enjoy YA! Meets the third Tuesday of each month at The Board Room in Clarendon. The June book will be Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. We will also have a book swap! Bring your already read YA favorites to trade with your fellow readers! We will not be meeting in July and August. Happy summer!

  • Strange Lands Sci-Fi Book Club: Station Eleven

    Detour Coffee

    Join us in June for "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel: Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear. That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end. Twenty years later, Kirsten moves between the settlements of the altered world with a small troupe of actors and musicians. They call themselves The Traveling Symphony, and they have dedicated themselves to keeping the remnants of art and humanity alive. But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who will threaten the tiny band’s existence. And as the story takes off, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic, the strange twist of fate that connects them all will be revealed. Meets on the third Wednesday of each month at Detour Coffee. For more information contact Gabriela at [masked] or at[masked]. https://arlingtonva.libcal.com/event/5270510

  • Storytelling: A Tool for Community Engagement and Social Justice

    Shirlington Branch Library

    Through a hands-on, interactive approach, participants will learn the importance of storytelling, and how it can be used to engage community members and different social group dynamics towards an inclusive working environment. The Arlington Public Library uses subject matter experts from a variety of sources to provide educational public programs. We do not endorse, suggest or recommend a specific company, product, or service. This program is part of the Library’s summer reading program: Everyone Has a Story.

  • Tabletop Gaming Night

    Arlington Central Library

    Learn new games and make new friends! Play modern tabletop games that are simple to learn and take less than an hour to complete. Don't know how to play? We'll teach you! Games and instruction provided by the NOVA Board Game Group. For Ages 18+

  • Love is Love Book Club: For LGBTQIA+ Adults and Our Allies

    Shirlington Branch Library

    Join us for a fun discussion of LGBTQIA+ books! The group will meet the 4th Monday of each month and alternate between assigned titles and BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) selections to share with others. Upcoming Meetings: April 22, June 24, July 22 (No meeting held on the Memorial Day holiday in May) For the first meeting, meet the group and bring a book you want to share!

  • Tabletop Gaming Night

    Cherrydale Branch Library

    Learn new games; make new friends! Play modern tabletop games that are simple to learn and fun to master. Games and instruction provided by the NOVA Board Game Group. Game teachers are available for certain games. Or, you can bring your own game to play, share and teach! We recommend you try to arrive by 7pm so that you can find a game/group to join before games get started. Our group fosters a safe, friendly and positive gaming environment. To view our common-sense game etiquette, follow this link: http://novaboardgamegroup.com/group-rules/ For Ages 18+ https://arlingtonva.libcal.com/event/4710238

  • Tabletop Gaming Night

    Aurora Hills Branch Library

    Learn new games; make new friends! Play modern tabletop games that are simple to learn and take less than an hour to complete. Don't know how to play? We'll teach you! Games and instruction provided by the NOVA Board Game Group. For Ages 18+

  • Art Night!

    Lost Dog Cafe - South Arlington

    Casual Monthly Meet-Up for Creatives Art Night is an opportunity to work on your craft and socialize in a relaxed atmosphere. Bring your sketchbook, coloring pencils, knitting materials, or favorite non-messy work materials. All-skill levels are appreciated and encouraged. Paper and pencils will be provided. Art Night meets on the first Monday of each month in the backroom of the Lost Dog Cafe on Columbia Pike. RSVP for an event reminder. For more information contact Brit at [masked] or at[masked]

  • CrafTEA

    The Connection Library

    Join us at the Connection every first Tuesday for Tea and Crafts! Bring the art or craft you’re working on from home and we’ll supply the tea. No craft? No problem - we’ll have supplies on hand so you can start something new. Free. RSVP for an event reminder. Free parking in the 2100 Crystal Drive garage after 4 p.m. Metro: Crystal City.

  • Bring Your Own Book Club

    The Connection Library

    The Only Book Club with No Assigned Reading! Just bring the book you're enjoying (or not) at the moment, and tell other readers about it. Librarians will also be there to share some of their favorite new books.