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ADULT WINTER READING



To celebrate Love Your Library Month, the Library is hosting its annual Adult Winter Reading Contest.

Starting February 1st, customers are encouraged to stop by any Alexandria Library branch to learn more about the Adult Winter Reading program.

By reading one book or listening to one audiobook, you can be entered to win a gift card. You can fill out an entry form at any of the branches or participate at alexandria.beanstack.com. Maximum of five entries per customer.

Physical entries must be submitted by Saturday, February 29 at 5 p.m.  Online entries can be submitted till midnight. Winners will be notified the following week.

 

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

Browse genres, search for a title or author, review booklists and more.

 

ACCESS BOOKS AND AUTHORS

 

 VIEW TUTORIAL

 

NOVELIST

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

 

ACCESS NOVELIST

 

 VIEW TUTORIAL

Staff Picks for eBooks & Audiobooks

 

They Will Drown in Their Mothers' Tears The Alienist The Goldfinch A Mind Unraveled Manhattan Beach Dark Places

Upcoming Events
Thu, Oct 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet group! Register

Thu, Oct 29, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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Please join us for a presentation by Gustavo Angeles, Environmental Justice Program Coordinator for The Sierra Club, Virginia Chapter.
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Mon, Nov 02, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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Interested in building your confidence in your use of English? Register

Mon, Nov 02, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
A selection of items from the LH/SC archival materials will be available to use as writing prompts for your novel. Engage with the materials and enjoy quiet time to write.Register

Wed, Nov 04, 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual
Utilize library resources and a few free online programs to inspire and organize your holiday cooking this year! Register

Wed, Nov 04, 10:30am - 11:45am
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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, Nov 04, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual
Join us as we celebrate National Veterans Small Business Week with a workshop that will help grow your veteran-led business. Register

Thu, Nov 05, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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The Afternoon Book Discussion Group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 1:30 PM. All are welcome! Register

Thu, Nov 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet group! Register

Thu, Nov 05, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
Join us for a virtual discussion of the following two stories: "The Cracked Looking Glass Full" by Katherine Anne Porter and "Lullaby" by Leslie Marmon Silko. Register

Sat, Nov 07, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual
Learn about what is available and what resources are available for researching the traditions of prior generations at the Local History and Special Collections Branch.Register

Sat, Nov 07, 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, Nov 09, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Virtual
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English? Register

Mon, Nov 09, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
A selection of items from the LH/SC archival materials will be available to use as writing prompts for your novel. Engage with the materials and enjoy quiet time to write.Register

Mon, Nov 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join Let's Talk Books book discussion club to read and discuss "An American Sunrise: Poems" by Joy HarjoRegister

Mon, Nov 09, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
Please join us for a virtual discussion of "Lost in America" by Sherwin Nuland.

Mon, Nov 09, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Virtual
Meet the artists, learn about the project, ask questions and share your thoughts!

Tue, Nov 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Local author and genealogist Char McCargo Bah will discuss how she used genealogical research and creative writing to write her two books and the articles for her column, “The Other Alexandria.”Register

Tue, Nov 10, 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!

Tue, Nov 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join us for a book club with beer. Register

Wed, Nov 11, 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual
In the year of doing everything from home, it may be time to upgrade some of your devices. Join us as we discuss ereaders, tablets, laptops and mobile phones that are the best buys for 2020.Register

Wed, Nov 11, 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. Register

Wed, Nov 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Kristen McGill, a registered dietitian and in-store nutritionist with Giant Food, will present on strategies to make the most of your holiday food indulgences. Register

Thu, Nov 12, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Join us for a virtual edition of our monthly Mystery Book Club. Register

Thu, Nov 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet group! Register

Thu, Nov 12, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
A brief history of one free black family in Virginia, and what it meant to be a freeborn person of color in colonial Virginia. Register