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This event is in the "Adults (Ages 18+)" group.

Financial Investment Series: Retirement by Design

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Upper Level Conference Room at Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Program Type:
Finance
Age Group:
Adults (Ages 18+)
Event Details:

Retirement by Design illustrates how you can help translate one's vision for retirement into tangible goals. Whether someone is 10 or 40 years from retirement, attendees will learn

Registration Open
Required
Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Upper Level Conference Room
Age Group: Adults (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Finance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
Event Details:
Retirement by Design illustrates how you can help translate one's vision for retirement into tangible goals. Whether someone is 10 or 40 years from retirement, attendees will learn investment strategies to help design the retirement they want. You'll...
This event is in the "Adults (Ages 18+)" group.

Mindfulness Meditation for Everyday Life

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:30am
Upper Level Conference Room at Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Program Type:
Health & Wellness
Age Group:
Adults (Ages 18+)
Event Details:

Most of us are always on the go in some capacity, tasking ourselves to keep things running smoothly or remedying situations that aren’t going as we hoped. The practice of mindfulne

Registration Open
Required
Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Upper Level Conference Room
Age Group: Adults (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Details:
Most of us are always on the go in some capacity, tasking ourselves to keep things running smoothly or remedying situations that aren’t going as we hoped. The practice of mindfulness meditation gives us the skills to step out of our habitual mode of ...
This event is in the "School Age (Grades K-5, Age 5-11)" group.

Crafternoon: Tin Can Planters

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Lower Level Conference Room at Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Program Type:
Arts & Crafts
Age Group:
School Age (Grades K-5, Age 5-11)
Event Details:

Join us on the third Wednesday of the month to enjoy music and a craft. This month is Earth Month! Celebrate with us by upcycling recycled tin cans into flower planters. Craft S

Registration Open
Required
Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Lower Level Conference Room
Age Group: School Age (Grades K-5, Age 5-11)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Join us on the third Wednesday of the month to enjoy music and a craft. This month is Earth Month! Celebrate with us by upcycling recycled tin cans into flower planters. Craft Schedule: April 17: Tin Can Planters May 15: Cardboard Dinosaur...
This event is in the "Adults (Ages 18+)" group.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Upper Level Conference Room at Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Program Type:
Library Board of Trustees
Age Group:
Adults (Ages 18+)
Library Board of Trustees:

The MRSPL Board of Trustees holds its regular monthly meeting on the third Wednesday evening of the month (unless otherwise specified). More Info: To view agendas,

Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Upper Level Conference Room
Age Group: Adults (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Library Board of Trustees

Library Board of Trustees

The MRSPL Board of Trustees holds its regular monthly meeting on the third Wednesday evening of the month (unless otherwise specified).

This event is in the "High School (Grades 9 - 12)" group.
This event is in the "Adults (Ages 18+)" group.

Falls Church Writers Group

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Lower Level Conference Room at Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Program Type:
Writing Group
Age Group:
High School (Grades 9 - 12), Adults (Ages 18+)
Event Details:

 A group for local aspiring writers. Share your work, give and receive feedback. All kinds of writing considered. Bring something that you're working on. Usually meets the thi

Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Lower Level Conference Room
Age Group: High School (Grades 9 - 12), Adults (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Writing Group
Event Details:
 A group for local aspiring writers. Share your work, give and receive feedback. All kinds of writing considered. Bring something that you're working on. Usually meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm. Attend in person or online. ...
This event is in the "Adults (Ages 18+)" group.

Falls Church Fiber Artists

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Upper Level Conference Room at Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Program Type:
Arts & Crafts
Age Group:
Adults (Ages 18+)
Falls Church Fiber Artists:

Drop in for this informal weekly group to knit and crochet. Share what you're creating. Get advice from other knitters and crocheters. Or just chat while you work on your own proje

Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Upper Level Conference Room
Age Group: Adults (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts

Falls Church Fiber Artists

Drop in for this informal weekly group to knit and crochet. Share what you're creating. Get advice from other knitters and crocheters. Or just chat while you work on your own project! All are welcome. 

This event is in the "Preschool (Ages 2 - 4)" group.

Spring Storytime

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Lower Level Conference Room at Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Preschool (Ages 2 - 4)
Storytime:

Join our children’s librarians for songs, stories, and rhymes!

Event Details:

Please pick ONLY ONE story time per week to attend. See children's desk for ticket upon arrival. We give out tickets starting at 10am. Limited space available, sto

Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Lower Level Conference Room
Age Group: Preschool (Ages 2 - 4)
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Please pick ONLY ONE story time per week to attend. See children's desk for ticket upon arrival. We give out tickets starting at 10am. Limited space available, story time often fills before the 10:30am start. For ages 18 months ...

Storytime

Join our children’s librarians for songs, stories, and rhymes!

This event is in the "Preschool (Ages 0 - 4)" group.
This event is in the "Infants (Ages 0 - 24 months)" group.
This event is in the "Preschool (Ages 2 - 4)" group.

Playtime with Early Literacy Center

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lower Level Conference Room at Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Age Group:
Preschool (Ages 0 - 4), Infants (Ages 0 - 24 months), Preschool (Ages 2 - 4)
Event Details:

We will have our Early Literacy center available for free play for an hour after storytime. Drop in, no registration or tickets required.

Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Lower Level Conference Room
Age Group: Preschool (Ages 0 - 4), Infants (Ages 0 - 24 months), Preschool (Ages 2 - 4)
Event Details:
We will have our Early Literacy center available for free play for an hour after storytime. Drop in, no registration or tickets required. ...
This event is in the "Infants (Ages 0 - 24 months)" group.

Ukulele Baby Lap Time

Friday, April 19, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Lower Level Conference Room at Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Infants (Ages 0 - 24 months)
Event Details:

Please pick ONLY ONE story time per week to attend. See children's desk for ticket upon arrival. We give out tickets starting at 10am. Limited space available, sto

Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Lower Level Conference Room
Age Group: Infants (Ages 0 - 24 months)
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Please pick ONLY ONE story time per week to attend. See children's desk for ticket upon arrival. We give out tickets starting at 10am. Limited space available, story time often fills before the 10:30am start. For ages 0-24 month...
This event is in the "High School (Grades 9 - 12)" group.
This event is in the "Adults (Ages 18+)" group.

Victor Haskins

Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Lower Level Conference Room at Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Program Type:
Community & Culture, Performing Arts
Age Group:
High School (Grades 9 - 12), Adults (Ages 18+)
Event Details:

Victor Haskins is a multi-instrumentalist, multidisciplinary artist, international performer, composer, improviser, bandleader, and educator.  Haskins creates transformat

Registration Open
Required
Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Lower Level Conference Room
Age Group: High School (Grades 9 - 12), Adults (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Performing Arts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 64
Event Details:
Victor Haskins is a multi-instrumentalist, multidisciplinary artist, international performer, composer, improviser, bandleader, and educator.  Haskins creates transformative, sound-based works which channel the power of human connection, im...
This event is in the "Preschool (Ages 2 - 4)" group.

Spring Storytime

Monday, April 22, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Lower Level Conference Room at Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Preschool (Ages 2 - 4)
Storytime:

Join our children’s librarians for songs, stories, and rhymes!

Event Details:

Please pick ONLY ONE story time per week to attend. See children's desk for ticket upon arrival. We give out tickets starting at 10am. Limited space available, sto

Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Lower Level Conference Room
Age Group: Preschool (Ages 2 - 4)
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Please pick ONLY ONE story time per week to attend. See children's desk for ticket upon arrival. We give out tickets starting at 10am. Limited space available, story time often fills before the 10:30am start. For ages 18 months ...

Storytime

Join our children’s librarians for songs, stories, and rhymes!

This event is in the "Preschool (Ages 0 - 4)" group.
This event is in the "Infants (Ages 0 - 24 months)" group.
This event is in the "Preschool (Ages 2 - 4)" group.

Playtime with Early Literacy Center

Monday, April 22, 2024 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lower Level Conference Room at Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Age Group:
Preschool (Ages 0 - 4), Infants (Ages 0 - 24 months), Preschool (Ages 2 - 4)
Event Details:

We will have our Early Literacy center available for free play for an hour after storytime. Drop in, no registration or tickets required.

Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Lower Level Conference Room
Age Group: Preschool (Ages 0 - 4), Infants (Ages 0 - 24 months), Preschool (Ages 2 - 4)
Event Details:
We will have our Early Literacy center available for free play for an hour after storytime. Drop in, no registration or tickets required. ...
This event is in the "Adults (Ages 18+)" group.

German Conversation Evening

Monday, April 22, 2024 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Upper Level Conference Room at Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Program Type:
Foreign Language Discussion Group
Age Group:
Adults (Ages 18+)
Foreign Language Discussion Group:

Join us and meet up with other foreign language speakers to practice and improve your skills.  These meetings are a casual, conversational format.

Event Details:

Looking for an opportunity to practice your German speaking skills?  Adults are welcome to join us for a conversation group, led by Petra Riedel-Willems.  Petra is a nati

Registration Open
Required
Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Upper Level Conference Room
Age Group: Adults (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Foreign Language Discussion Group
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
Looking for an opportunity to practice your German speaking skills?  Adults are welcome to join us for a conversation group, led by Petra Riedel-Willems.  Petra is a native speaker and loves to meet other German language enthusiasts eager t...

Foreign Language Discussion Group

Join us and meet up with other foreign language speakers to practice and improve your skills.  These meetings are a casual, conversational format.

This event is in the "Adults (Ages 18+)" group.

ESOL Conversation Group (online)

Monday, April 22, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual Programs at Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Program Type:
ESOL & Language
Age Group:
Adults (Ages 18+)
ESOL Conversation Group:

Practice your English with our weekly ESOL conversation group!  Group meets every Monday evening from 7 pm - 8:30 pm. All are welcome! 

Event Details:

This program will be held on Zoom. Please email to request a Zoom invite. 

Virtual Event
Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Virtual Programs
Age Group: Adults (Ages 18+)
Program Type: ESOL & Language
Event Details:
This program will be held on Zoom. Please email to request a Zoom invite.  ...

ESOL Conversation Group

Practice your English with our weekly ESOL conversation group!  Group meets every Monday evening from 7 pm - 8:30 pm. All are welcome! 

This event is in the "Adults (Ages 18+)" group.

Great Books Discussion Series

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Lower Level Conference Room at Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Program Type:
Book Discussion
Age Group:
Adults (Ages 18+)
Great Books Discussion Series:

A "Great Books" discussion concentrating on literary classics (both traditional and modern) usually meeting at 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. All are welcome. Vie

Event Details:

The group will discuss: Man and Nature (selection) by George Perkins Marsh text available in Great Books volume: Keeping Things Whole Request to

Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Lower Level Conference Room
Age Group: Adults (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Book Discussion
Event Details:
The group will discuss: Man and Nature (selection) by George Perkins Marsh text available in Great Books volume: Keeping Things Whole Request to Participate This program will be held virtually on Zoom unless oth...

Great Books Discussion Series

A "Great Books" discussion concentrating on literary classics (both traditional and modern) usually meeting at 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. All are welcome. View full 2023-2024 reading list...

This event is in the "Adults (Ages 18+)" group.

Spanish Conversation Group

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Upper Level Conference Room at Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Program Type:
Foreign Language Discussion Group
Age Group:
Adults (Ages 18+)
Foreign Language Discussion Group:

Join us and meet up with other foreign language speakers to practice and improve your skills.  These meetings are a casual, conversational format.

Event Details:

Looking to practice your Spanish speaking skills? Adults are welcome to join us for a conversation group, led by Jaqui Ferrara, a certified Spanish instructor with Arlington Public

Registration Open
Required
Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Upper Level Conference Room
Age Group: Adults (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Foreign Language Discussion Group
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Looking to practice your Spanish speaking skills? Adults are welcome to join us for a conversation group, led by Jaqui Ferrara, a certified Spanish instructor with Arlington Public Schools. Sra. Ferrara was born in Argentina and raised there and i...

Foreign Language Discussion Group

Join us and meet up with other foreign language speakers to practice and improve your skills.  These meetings are a casual, conversational format.

This event is in the "Adults (Ages 18+)" group.

Mindfulness Meditation for Everyday Life

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:30am
Upper Level Conference Room at Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Program Type:
Health & Wellness
Age Group:
Adults (Ages 18+)
Event Details:

Most of us are always on the go in some capacity, tasking ourselves to keep things running smoothly or remedying situations that aren’t going as we hoped. The practice of mindfulne

Registration Open
Required
Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Upper Level Conference Room
Age Group: Adults (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Most of us are always on the go in some capacity, tasking ourselves to keep things running smoothly or remedying situations that aren’t going as we hoped. The practice of mindfulness meditation gives us the skills to step out of our habitual mode of ...
This event is in the "Teens (Grades 6-12, Ages 12-18)" group.
This event is in the "Middle School (Grades 6 - 8)" group.
This event is in the "High School (Grades 9 - 12)" group.

Teens Gaming: Overcooked! 2

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Lower Level Conference Room at Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Program Type:
Community & Culture, Computers & Technology
Age Group:
Teens (Grades 6-12, Ages 12-18), Middle School (Grades 6 - 8), High School (Grades 9 - 12)
Event Details:

What's cooking at the library? Games! Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us in the virtual kitchen as we play the video game Overcooked! 2. This game is cooperative, and will

Registration Open
Required
Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Lower Level Conference Room
Age Group: Teens (Grades 6-12, Ages 12-18), Middle School (Grades 6 - 8), High School (Grades 9 - 12)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
What's cooking at the library? Games! Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us in the virtual kitchen as we play the video game Overcooked! 2. This game is cooperative, and will help teens practice team work and communication skills! We will take ...
This event is in the "Adults (Ages 18+)" group.

Falls Church Fiber Artists

Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Upper Level Conference Room at Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Program Type:
Arts & Crafts
Age Group:
Adults (Ages 18+)
Falls Church Fiber Artists:

Drop in for this informal weekly group to knit and crochet. Share what you're creating. Get advice from other knitters and crocheters. Or just chat while you work on your own proje

Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Upper Level Conference Room
Age Group: Adults (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts

Falls Church Fiber Artists

Drop in for this informal weekly group to knit and crochet. Share what you're creating. Get advice from other knitters and crocheters. Or just chat while you work on your own project! All are welcome. 

This event is in the "Preschool (Ages 2 - 4)" group.

Spring Storytime

Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Lower Level Conference Room at Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Preschool (Ages 2 - 4)
Storytime:

Join our children’s librarians for songs, stories, and rhymes!

Event Details:

Please pick ONLY ONE story time per week to attend. See children's desk for ticket upon arrival. We give out tickets starting at 10am. Limited space available, sto

Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Lower Level Conference Room
Age Group: Preschool (Ages 2 - 4)
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Please pick ONLY ONE story time per week to attend. See children's desk for ticket upon arrival. We give out tickets starting at 10am. Limited space available, story time often fills before the 10:30am start. For ages 18 months ...

Storytime

Join our children’s librarians for songs, stories, and rhymes!

This event is in the "Preschool (Ages 0 - 4)" group.
This event is in the "Infants (Ages 0 - 24 months)" group.
This event is in the "Preschool (Ages 2 - 4)" group.

Playtime with Early Literacy Center

Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lower Level Conference Room at Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Age Group:
Preschool (Ages 0 - 4), Infants (Ages 0 - 24 months), Preschool (Ages 2 - 4)
Event Details:

We will have our Early Literacy center available for free play for an hour after storytime. Drop in, no registration or tickets required.

Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Lower Level Conference Room
Age Group: Preschool (Ages 0 - 4), Infants (Ages 0 - 24 months), Preschool (Ages 2 - 4)
Event Details:
We will have our Early Literacy center available for free play for an hour after storytime. Drop in, no registration or tickets required. ...
This event is in the "Infants (Ages 0 - 24 months)" group.

Ukulele Baby Lap Time

Friday, April 26, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Lower Level Conference Room at Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Infants (Ages 0 - 24 months)
Event Details:

Please pick ONLY ONE story time per week to attend. See children's desk for ticket upon arrival. We give out tickets starting at 10am. Limited space available, sto

Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Lower Level Conference Room
Age Group: Infants (Ages 0 - 24 months)
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Please pick ONLY ONE story time per week to attend. See children's desk for ticket upon arrival. We give out tickets starting at 10am. Limited space available, story time often fills before the 10:30am start. For ages 0-24 month...
This event is in the "Preschool (Ages 2 - 4)" group.

Signing Storytime with Kathy MacMillan

Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 11:00am - 11:45am
Lower Level Conference Room at Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Program Type:
Performing Arts, Storytime
Age Group:
Preschool (Ages 2 - 4)
Event Details:

Little Hands Signing: Farm Animal Signs Sing, sign, dance, and play with Kathy MacMillan, author of the Little Hands Signing series. Gather the whole family for the fun as we le

Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Lower Level Conference Room
Age Group: Preschool (Ages 2 - 4)
Program Type: Performing Arts, Storytime
Event Details:
Little Hands Signing: Farm Animal Signs Sing, sign, dance, and play with Kathy MacMillan, author of the Little Hands Signing series. Gather the whole family for the fun as we learn American Sign Language vocabulary through stories, songs, and more...
This event is in the "Preschool (Ages 2 - 4)" group.

Spring Storytime

Monday, April 29, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Lower Level Conference Room at Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Preschool (Ages 2 - 4)
Storytime:

Join our children’s librarians for songs, stories, and rhymes!

Event Details:

Please pick ONLY ONE story time per week to attend. See children's desk for ticket upon arrival. We give out tickets starting at 10am. Limited space available, sto

Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Lower Level Conference Room
Age Group: Preschool (Ages 2 - 4)
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Please pick ONLY ONE story time per week to attend. See children's desk for ticket upon arrival. We give out tickets starting at 10am. Limited space available, story time often fills before the 10:30am start. For ages 18 months ...

Storytime

Join our children’s librarians for songs, stories, and rhymes!