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ADULT SUMMER READING


How to participate

Don't let the kids have all of the fun! Join in from May 26, 2020 to September 6, 2020 for a chance to win prize. One Book = One Entry. Read or listen!

 

VIRTUAL BOOKMARK

 

While the library is closed you can fill out the virtual bookmark.

The virtual bookmark will be emailed to a librarian who will enter you into the drawing.




 

LOG ON BEANSTACK

 

Since you are already online, try signing up for an account with Beanstack and enter your books there for the prize drawing.

Entering your own books in Beanstack gives you ann 11th entry into the drawing.




Looking for something to read?

 

BOOK MATCH

Book Match

What are your favorite types of books? What book can you not live without? 

Fill out a short questionnaire and receive a personalized list of book recommendations hand-picked by our staff.

 

GET A BOOK MATCH

 

BOOKS & AUTHORS

Books and Authors

Use the Who, What, Where, When tool to discover books matched to your mood or interests.

 

ACCESS BOOKS AND AUTHORS

 

 VIEW TUTORIAL

 

NOVELIST


Novelist


Find book recommendations based on appeal factors, curated lists, and read-alikes for titles you enjoy.

 

ACCESS NOVELIST

 

 VIEW TUTORIAL

 

EVENTS
Mon, Jul 13, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Virtual
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English? Register

Mon, Jul 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Can you pass this divination class? Use your skills to uncover phrases, places and objects found throughout the wizarding world. Recommended for Tweens and Teens! Register

Mon, Jul 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Please join us online to discuss "The Age of Innocence" by Edith Wharton. Register

Mon, Jul 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
The Friends of Duncan Library's monthly board meeting will take place virtually this month using Zoom. Register

Mon, Jul 13, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
Please join us for a virtual discussion of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize winning book "Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity" by Katherine Boo.

Tue, Jul 14, 10:00am - 10:45am
Virtual
Did you know you have access to magazines and music with your library card? Join us to find out how to get started with these library services.Register

Tue, Jul 14, 11:00am - 11:45am
Virtual
Come to Miss Lisa's house for stories, songs and lots of interactive fun!Register

Tue, Jul 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual
Learn the basics of Medicare coverage (Part A, B, C, D and Medigap) and choices. This presentation is given by Medicare counselors from the Division of Aging and Adult Services.  Register

Tue, Jul 14, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Virtual
Join Under the Sea to learn more about the creatures of our oceans and bays and see them up close! All ages.

Tue, Jul 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Local author Paul Dickson joins us virtually to discuss his new book, "The Rise of the G.I. Army, 1940-194: The Forgotten Story of How America Forged a Powerful Army Before Pearl Harbor"Register

Tue, Jul 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join us for a book club with beer. Contact kdow@alexlibraryva.org or 703-746-1751 for more information.Register

Tue, Jul 14, 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, Jul 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual
Hilarious magical fun with the DMV's favorite pre-school magician!

Wed, Jul 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
Join us to practice your English language skills with others in an informal environment! All levels welcome!Register

Wed, Jul 15, 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, Jul 15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
The Duncan Book Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Register

Thu, Jul 16, 10:00am - 10:45am
Virtual
Design presentations, social media graphics, and more with thousands of beautiful layouts.Register

Thu, Jul 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Join Ms. Suzanne as we explore what's outside her window, share a story and sing some songs. Lots of flowers to look at and some herbs, too!

Thu, Jul 16, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Christian each week to hear a new story and sing songs. Registration is required.Register

Thu, Jul 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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!

Thu, Jul 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
If you've ever had a question about sharks, you'll definitely want to join us for this special question and answer session with scientists from the National Aquarium. All ages. Registration required.

Thu, Jul 16, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
We are taking our monthly book club discussion online. Join us for a critical discussion of Frederick Douglass's Narrative, first published in 1845. Register

Thu, Jul 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Virginia Tech Food Science and Technology professor sits with Port City Brewery's quality manager to discuss the science of beer in this "fireside" chat.Register

Thu, Jul 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet group! Register

Thu, Jul 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Open your eyes to all of the wonders hidden in the wetlands of Virginia as Rainbow Puppet Productions presents “The Wondrous Wetland Review.”Register

Thu, Jul 16, 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

Sat, Jul 18, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Virtual
Change up your summer table and up the nutritional content of each bite! Register

Sat, Jul 18, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
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, Jul 20, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Children will enjoy bopping along to Williebob and Boogie Bennie's catchy tunes. All ages.

Mon, Jul 20, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Virtual
Get to know the plants and animals in your own backyard, and learn strategies for nurturing a habitat for wild neighbors while creating a garden that's pleasing to the humans in your community, too!Register

Mon, Jul 20, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Virtual
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English? Register

Mon, Jul 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Can your house outsmart the professors? Face your greatest challenge yet in your quest to become the house champion. Recommended for Tweens and TeensRegister

Mon, Jul 20, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
New venue Virtual
Learn about buying and selling homes from the process experts.  Valuable for first time buyers or previous home owners.Register