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New YA Books

 

The life and (medieval) times of Kit Sweetly Nowhere on Earth Girls save the world in this one
  
It sounded better in my head Flowers in the gutter : the true story of the Edelweiss Pirates, teenagers who resisted the Nazis We are all his creatures : tales of P.T. Barnum, the Greatest Showman
Virtual Events
Thu, Aug 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
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Instead of ripping articles out of magazines and scrawling notes all over them, let Evernote help you organize web and original content. Register

Thu, Aug 13, 11:00am - 11:30am
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Join Miss Christian each week to hear a new story and sing songs. Registration is required.Register

Thu, Aug 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Attention all handcrafters! Join us to share what you are working on, see what others are creating, and just chat while we craft together!

Thu, Aug 13, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
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Join us for a virtual edition of our monthly Mystery Book Club. Register

Thu, Aug 13, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
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Join Alexandria Children's Theatre founder, Roberta Cullen, and her two assistants (kids like you!) for creative movement and interactive fun! Register

Thu, Aug 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet group! Register

Thu, Aug 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Matt Harris discusses his experiences on the Human Rights commission, his personal observations on race relations in Alexandria, and thoughts on how to knit our community together.Register

Thu, Aug 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Join us for a virtual Knit Nite meet-up! Get help with your knitting projects or just chat with your friends and knitting volunteers. Ages 8-18. Registration requiredRegister

Sat, Aug 15, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
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Change up your summer table and up the nutritional content of each bite! Register

Sat, Aug 15, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
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Death Cafes are an opportunity to demystify the death experience. We offer an open, safe environment for discussing thoughts, feelings about all manner death and dying. Register

Mon, Aug 17, 11:00am - 11:30am
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Welcome to Virtual Baby Time, now available on Zoom! Join Miss Venetta Mondays at 11AM! Register

Mon, Aug 17, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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Interested in building your confidence in your use of English?Register

Mon, Aug 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Every Monday in August, join others as you play your way through this story-based board game as the hero. Ages 9-14. Registration required.Register

Mon, Aug 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Join author M.J. O’Brien and special guest Joan Trumpauer Mullholland, participant in the sit-in, in a discussion of We Shall Not Be Moved: The Jackson Woolworth’s Sit-In and the Movement It Inspired.Register

Tue, Aug 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
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Join us on Tuesdays at 10 AM for virtual Stories and Songs! Register

Tue, Aug 18, 11:00am - 11:45am
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Come to Miss Lisa's house for stories, songs and lots of interactive fun!Register

Tue, Aug 18, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
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We will be exploring the themes of Equality, Justice and Inclusion featuring "Woke: a young poet's call to Justice"Register

Tue, Aug 18, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Join an IT professional on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month to do a short group activity, ask your coding questions, and share your coding progress. Ages 8-14. Registration required. Register

Wed, Aug 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
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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. Register

Wed, Aug 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Learn the science behind cold process soap, see the process, learn where to get materials, and ask questions.Register

Wed, Aug 19, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Zoom - Virtual Pajama Story Time
Join us for a collection of themed stories to enjoy in your favorite pajamas with your favorite librarians! Register

Wed, Aug 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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The Duncan Book Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Register

Wed, Aug 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Learn about our notable namesake of the Queen Street Library: humanitarian, reformer and suffragette! Presented by Patricia Walker of Local History/Special Collections.Register

Thu, Aug 20, 10:00am - 11:00am
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Learn about this online learning platform and how to take classes for free!Register

Thu, Aug 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
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Join Miss Katie on Thursday Mornings at 10 AM for virtual Toddler Rock N' Read! Register

Thu, Aug 20, 11:00am - 11:30am
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Join Miss Christian each week to hear a new story and sing songs. Registration is required.Register

Thu, Aug 20, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Marilynne Robinson returns 24 years after her novel "Housekeeping" with an intimate tale of three generations from the Civil War to the 20th Century.Register

Thu, Aug 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet group! Register

Thu, Aug 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join us for a virtual Knit Nite meet-up! Get help with your knitting projects or just chat with your friends and knitting volunteers. Ages 8-18. Registration requiredRegister


 

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