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Virtual Events
Sat, Feb 27, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
A monthly program that features a story, craft, games, trivia, and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life was like in Addy Walker's™ era this February!

Sat, Feb 27, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Make a Duncan curbside appointment to reserve your kit. Available all month!

Sat, Feb 27, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Pi Day is on March 14. And this month’s craft kit will have supplies to make a Pi-themed bracelet. We will use that special number, 3.14, to help us craft a piece of math jewelry. For ages 8-14.Register

Sat, Feb 27, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Pick up your home kit containing book lists, recipes and craft items to accompany Miss Lisa's A-Z story time series.

Mon, Mar 01, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Pi Day is on March 14. And this month’s craft kit will have supplies to make a Pi-themed bracelet. We will use that special number, 3.14, to help us craft a piece of math jewelry. For ages 8-14.Register

Mon, Mar 01, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Virtual
Girls Who Code is a virtual club that meets weekly to learn, experiment and create with coding. Some coding and circuitry experience suggested.

Mon, Mar 01, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Virtual
Join us for a two-hour reading and writing poetry workshop with spoken word poet Matthew Dreitlein. Register

Tue, Mar 02, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Hop through the month of March with Miss Venetta! Plenty of songs and stories to share all month long. Register

Tue, Mar 02, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Join Ms. Eli from her home for this virtual Spanish-English storytime. Sing songs and she'll read a book or two. Intended for ages 2 to 4, but all children and families are welcome to join in! Register

Tue, Mar 02, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Sing and play with your baby in this musical half hour of fun with Miss Venetta. Register

Tue, Mar 02, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Pi Day is on March 14. And this month’s craft kit will have supplies to make a Pi-themed bracelet. We will use that special number, 3.14, to help us craft a piece of math jewelry. For ages 8-14.Register

Tue, Mar 02, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Practice your alphabet from A-Z.Register

Tue, Mar 02, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Virtual
Learn what naturalization is, how to apply, what to expect at the interview, how to prepare, and more.Register

Tue, Mar 02, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual - Virtual
Join us for our second Upgraded and Grounded Resiliency series event. Helen Lee from Transportation and Environmental Services will explain the City's recycling and waste reduction programs.

Tue, Mar 02, 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Virtual
Join us on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month to virtually meet up with an IT professional and interact with other coders to do a short group activity and learn computer science concepts.Register

Tue, Mar 02, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Attention all handcrafters! Join us to share what you are working on, see what others are creating, and just chat while we craft together!

Wed, Mar 03, 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual
Did you know that the library has a new app? Join this session to see it in action and how to get it for yourself.Register

Wed, Mar 03, 10:30am - 11:45am
Virtual
This conversation class is for all levels, but will cater particularly toward beginners. Intermediate students will be broken off into a separate group to read a current event and discuss.

Wed, Mar 03, 10:30am - 11:45am
Virtual
This conversation class is for all levels, but will cater particularly toward beginners. Intermediate students will be broken off into a separate group to read a current event and discuss.

Wed, Mar 03, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Join Ms. Suzanne on Zoom to sing songs and listen to a story about things we can see outside. Designed for ages 1 to 3, but anyone can join!Register

Wed, Mar 03, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Pi Day is on March 14. And this month’s craft kit will have supplies to make a Pi-themed bracelet. We will use that special number, 3.14, to help us craft a piece of math jewelry. For ages 8-14.Register

Wed, Mar 03, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
This book club is for teens ages 12 and up. Register

Wed, Mar 03, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Celebrate Women's History month with us as we share informational picture books about amazing women and their achievements.Register

Wed, Mar 03, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Join Miss Kayla and Miss Katie each week for a fun half hour of bedtime stories! Register

Wed, Mar 03, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Monthly Meditation, lead by our Friends at Yoga in Daily Life, is a free one-hour meditation class open to everyone.Register

Thu, Mar 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Jump through the month of March with Miss Katie as we rock out to new songs and stories. Register

Thu, Mar 04, 10:00am - 10:40am
Virtual
Join Miss Lisa and "Ally Gator" for an interactive story hour for preschoolers and their siblings.Register

Thu, Mar 04, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Pi Day is on March 14. And this month’s craft kit will have supplies to make a Pi-themed bracelet. We will use that special number, 3.14, to help us craft a piece of math jewelry. For ages 8-14.Register

Thu, Mar 04, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Christian each week for stories and songs. Registration is required.Register

Thu, Mar 04, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Virtual
The Afternoon Book Discussion Group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 1:30 PM. All are welcome!Register

Thu, Mar 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet social group! Register

Thu, Mar 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Learn key strategies for resolving conflict calmly with your family members and friends in this interactive webinar. Ages 16+. Registration required. Register

Thu, Mar 04, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
Join us for a virtual discussion of James Baldwin's "Sonny's Blues" and Philip Roth's "The Conversion of the Jews." Register

Thu, Mar 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join us virtually as we compete with trivia, play mad libs, tell jokes and listen to stories.Register

Fri, Mar 05, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Amy and Miss Amanda each Friday morning for stories, songs and rhymes.Register

Fri, Mar 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Join Ms. Suzanne on Fridays for a story, a craft and some silly songs. Ages 3 - 5.Register

Fri, Mar 05, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Pi Day is on March 14. And this month’s craft kit will have supplies to make a Pi-themed bracelet. We will use that special number, 3.14, to help us craft a piece of math jewelry. For ages 8-14.Register

Fri, Mar 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Did you know that you have access to no-cost 1-to-1 online tutoring, resume and cover letter review, and other learning resources through the Alexandria Library?Register

Sat, Mar 06, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Virtual
Project Drawdown seeks to empower people to understand and embrace research-based, interdependent actions that address the climate crisis.

Sat, Mar 06, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual
Tour the Local History/Special Collections Branch! Learn about what resources are available for individuals interested in local history or genealogy.  Registration is required.Register

Sat, Mar 06, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Pi Day is on March 14. And this month’s craft kit will have supplies to make a Pi-themed bracelet. We will use that special number, 3.14, to help us craft a piece of math jewelry. For ages 8-14.Register


 

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COMMUNITY RESOURCES

 

All City government facilities are now either closed to the public or open by appointment only, until further notice. Customers may call 311 or 703-746-4311 to request in-person information or service.

2020 Tax Forms - Customers can pick up federal tax forms at Beatley and Barrett branches during curbside hours. Forms will be available at Duncan and Burke branches soon. There are currently no in-person tax assistance events planned.

Alexandria's Workforce Development Center provide services and resources for job seekers including access to the Career Center, career readiness workshops, career assessments and customized hiring events.

For those feeling depressed or anxiety during these times call SAMHSA’s (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services) Disaster Distress 1-800-985-5990 or Text Talk with Us 66746

For those who feel unsafe at home call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or Text Loveis at 22522

Alexandria Health Department
The Alexandria Health Department is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by coronavirus "COVID-19." Learn about the City's response and find information and resources related to COVID-19. For updates text ALEXCOVID19 to 888777

Virginia Department of Health
The Virginia Department of Health is monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness, called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The information line is 877-ASK-VDH3

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are our nation’s premier authority on public health information.


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