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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
Tue, Aug 04, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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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!

Tue, Aug 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Learn more about becoming an election officer for the city of Alexandria.Register

Wed, Aug 05, 10:30am - 11:30am
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This class is for all levels but will cater particularly toward beginners. Vocabulary drills and pronunciation are emphasized. This will be a weekly class.Register

Wed, Aug 05, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
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Join us for Dr. Jennifer N. Victor's virtual lecture, "How did face masks become a partisan symbol?, and other questions you didn’t learn in school."Register

Wed, Aug 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Ousman Jobe, U.S. Public Policy Senior Manager for LinkedIn, will explain how to optimally use the social media business platform to find your next job and advance your career. Register

Wed, Aug 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Learn about the many electronic resources, including e-books and e-audiobooks, available through the library.Register

Wed, Aug 05, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Join ACPS Superintendent Dr. Gregory Hutchings and Georgetown Professor Dr. Douglas Reed as they unpack structural racism throughout the history of Alexandria’s education system. Register

Wed, Aug 05, 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!

Thu, Aug 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
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Learn about online privacy, your information footprint and get some resources for managing your online presence.Register

Thu, Aug 06, 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, Aug 06, 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, Aug 06, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Virtual
Join us to learn about even more animals and see them up close with Wildlife Ambassadors! If you caught our first show, the animals at this program will be new! All ages.

Thu, Aug 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet group! Register

Thu, Aug 06, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
Join us for a virtual discussion of the following two stories: -"The Gay Old Dog" by Edna Ferber (1917) -"Brothers" by Sherwood Anderson (1921) Register

Sun, Aug 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual
Many people have started reading books on the subject of race in the United States. This club aims to unite individuals to discuss these works and the themes they contain. This club is for all people.Register

Mon, Aug 10, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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Interested in building your confidence in your use of English?Register

Mon, Aug 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join Let's Talk Books book discussion club to read and discuss "Hamilton: The Revolution" by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter.Register

Mon, Aug 10, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
Please join us for a virtual discussion of Octavia E. Butler's science fiction "Kindred".

Mon, Aug 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
The Friends of Duncan Library's monthly board meeting will take place virtually this month using Zoom. Register

Tue, Aug 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Volunteers from the Energy Masters program will lead a virtual discussion on simple and inexpensive ways you can reduce water and energy consumption in your home or apartment.Register

Tue, Aug 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Author Lawrence Roberts joins us virtually via Zoom to discuss his new book "Mayday 1971: A White House at War, a Revolt in the Streets, and the Untold History of America’s Biggest Mass Arrest." Register

Tue, Aug 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Join us for a book club with beer. Contact rrasby@alexlibraryva.org for more information.Register

Wed, Aug 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
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This class is for all levels but will cater particularly toward beginners. Vocabulary drills and pronunciation are emphasized. This will be a weekly class.Register

Wed, Aug 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Learn how to use Ancestry Library Edition to uncover your history.Register

Wed, Aug 12, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Retired Ambassador Elam-Thomas talks about her career, the importance of diversity in diplomacy, and what steps the State Department should take to diversify American representation around the world.Register

Thu, Aug 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual
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, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Join us for a virtual edition of our monthly Mystery Book Club. Register

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

Thu, Aug 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
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

Sat, Aug 15, 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, Aug 17, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Virtual
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English?Register

Mon, Aug 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Author Mike O'Brien will discuss his award-winning book, "We Shall Not Be Moved: the Jackson Woolworth's Sit-in and the Movement it Inspired".Register

Wed, Aug 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
Virtual
This class is for all levels but will cater particularly toward beginners. Vocabulary drills and pronunciation are emphasized. This will be a weekly class.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, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
The Duncan Book Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Register