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CHARLES E. BEATLEY, JR. CENTRAL LIBRARY

Hours & Location
Mon, Feb 17 Closed
(George Washington Day)
Tue, Feb 18 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Feb 19 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Feb 20 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Feb 21 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Feb 22 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Feb 23 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Address
5005 Duke Street
Alexandria
Alexandria, VA 22304
Tel: 703.746.1702
Fax: 703.746.1763
About the branch

Parking: The library has a large parking lot with 175 spaces.

Public Transit:

  • Metrorail: King Street Station (Yellow & Blue Lines 3.2 miles); Van Dorn Station (Blue Line 2.1 miles)
  • Metrobus: 8Z, 29K, 29N, 21A, 25B
  • DASH Bus: AT7, AT8

Upcoming Events
Sat, Feb 22, 11:00am - 11:45am
Picture Book Area
Stories, music, and movement for the entire family. All ages with adult.

Sat, Feb 22, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Small Conference Room
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English?

Sun, Feb 23, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Small Conference Room
Calling all writers...join the Beatley Central Writers Group.

Sun, Feb 23, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Large Meeting Room
Come take a safari with Miss Stacy as we do yoga poses and hear stories inspired by animals! Ages 3-7

Mon, Feb 24, 10:30am - 11:15am
Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Mon, Feb 24, 10:30am - 11:30am
Small Conference Room
Seniors, sharpen your mind and exercise your brain with stimulating games, puzzles, and activities.

Mon, Feb 24, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Story Room
Do you like to sing and have fun with music? Join us as we share old favorite songs, experiment with new ones, and learn music basics. Ages 5 to 8 only.

Mon, Feb 24, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Small Conference Room
Free ESL Beginner Workshops usually held every Monday.

Mon, Feb 24, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Large Meeting Room
Learn how to improve and manage your lawn to make it a more environmentally friendly, less resource intensive part of your home garden.

Tue, Feb 25, 10:00am - 11:55am
Large Meeting Room
Free ESL Beginner Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Tue, Feb 25, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Small Conference Room
Free ESL Intermediate Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Tue, Feb 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
Story Room
Two-year-olds enjoy stories, music, movement, and a coloring sheet to practice fine motor skills. Ages 24-35 months with adult.

Tue, Feb 25, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Story Room
Stories, songs, movement, and activities just for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Tue, Feb 25, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Large Meeting Room
Learn how music transforms our bodies and our minds.Register

Tue, Feb 25, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Large Meeting Room
Celebrate Love Your Pet Day! Turn an old t-shirt and hangers into a tent for your feline friend. Bring a t-shirt to repurpose. Limited supplies will be provided. Ages 13 and up.

Tue, Feb 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join Beatley Central's tween book club! No assigned book; pick one YOU want to read that relates to the genre and share your thoughts. 4th-9th grades.

Wed, Feb 26, 10:15am - 12:00pm
Small Conference Room
Learn to use Heritage Quest to research your family history.

Wed, Feb 26, 10:30am - 11:15am
Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Wed, Feb 26, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Story Room
Babies and their caregivers enjoy songs, stories, lap bounces, and gentle playtime. Ages 0-11 months with adult.

Wed, Feb 26, 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Story Room
Join a Naturalist from Buddie Ford Nature Center as we explore the animal kingdom through books, activities & games. Each visit will include a live animal from the Nature Center. Ages 5-8 with adult.

Wed, Feb 26, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Large Meeting Room
Through song, spoken word and music, Liberated Muse Arts Group gives tribute to the legendary genius of master writer Toni Morrison.

Wed, Feb 26, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bring the whole family for an evening of creative play with Legos. Just bring your imaginations, we have loads of Legos and Duplos! All ages.

Thu, Feb 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Large Meeting Room
Free ESL Beginner Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Thu, Feb 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Small Conference Room
Free ESL Intermediate Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Thu, Feb 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Story Room
Stories, songs, movement, and music just for one and two-year-olds. Ages 12-35 months with an adult.

Thu, Feb 27, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Story Room
Stories, songs, movement, and activities just for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Thu, Feb 27, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Story Room
Join us every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month for a special playtime geared towards children with sensory processing disorders and intellectual and physical disabilities. Ages 2-12 with adult.

Thu, Feb 27, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Large Meeting Room
Join us for a screening of "Knight and Day." Rated PG-13.

Thu, Feb 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Knitting Club for kids! Learn to knit under the guidance of experienced knitters. All supplies will be provided. Join us in the Children's area. Ages 8-18.

Fri, Feb 28, 10:30am - 11:15am
Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Sat, Feb 29, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Large Meeting Room
Join the Alexandria Arlington Regional Gaming Group (AARGGH) in a Grand Gaming Melee. Bring games you want to play, or come without games and play what others bring.

Sat, Feb 29, 11:00am - 11:45am
Picture Book Area
Stories, music, and movement for the entire family. All ages with adult.

Sat, Feb 29, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Small Conference Room
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English?

Sat, Feb 29, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Interested in playing chess or learning about the game? Join us in the Children's Area. All skill levels are welcome. All ages. Children under 8 age must be accompanied by their adult.

Sun, Mar 01, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Large Meeting Room
Presented by master flutist Galen Abdur-Razzaq. Experience the history of women in jazz through lecture, trivia, and live performance.

Sun, Mar 01, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Small Conference Room
Do you love to read romance novels? Want to talk about them with other romance book lovers? Join us! Email reflib@alexlibraryva.org for info about this month's selection or to join our email list.

Mon, Mar 02, 10:30am - 11:15am
Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Mon, Mar 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Large Meeting Room
Austrian actress Hedy Lamarr fled an oppressive marriage to create a name for herself as one of Hollywood's top leading ladies in the 1940s.

Mon, Mar 02, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Story Room
Do you like to sing and have fun with music? Join us as we share old favorite songs, experiment with new ones, and learn music basics. Ages 5 to 8 only.

Tue, Mar 03, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Small Conference Room
Free ESL Intermediate Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Tue, Mar 03, 10:30am - 11:00am
Story Room
Two-year-olds enjoy stories, music, movement, and a coloring sheet to practice fine motor skills. Ages 24-35 months with adult.

Tue, Mar 03, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Story Room
Stories, songs, movement, and activities just for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Tue, Mar 03, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Board Room
Share your projects, tips and ideas, and enjoy the company of other crafters while you do your craft of choice.

Tue, Mar 03, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Small Conference Room
Learn to code with IT professional Ms. Bortolotti. Ages 8-14.

Wed, Mar 04, 10:30am - 11:15am
Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Wed, Mar 04, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Story Room
Babies and their caregivers enjoy songs, stories, lap bounces, and gentle playtime. Ages 0-11 months with adult.

Wed, Mar 04, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Small Conference Room
This club is for the social enjoyment of the game of Bridge. It is open to all all levels. Beginners welcome.

Wed, Mar 04, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Story Room
Join us for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math themed storytimes and activities. Ages 5-8 with adult.

Wed, Mar 04, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Large Meeting Room
Amanda Ohlke, Director of Adult Education in the Exhibitions and Programs Department of the International Spy Museum, will discuss true stories of daring women spies of World War II.

Wed, Mar 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Story Room
Flex your creative skills by making a craft to take home! Crafts change for every program. All ages.

Thu, Mar 05, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Large Meeting Room
Free ESL Beginner Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Thu, Mar 05, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Small Conference Room
Free ESL Intermediate Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Thu, Mar 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Story Room
Stories, songs, movement, and music just for one and two-year-olds. Ages 12-35 months with an adult.

Thu, Mar 05, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Story Room
Stories, songs, movement, and activities just for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Thu, Mar 05, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Story Room
Choose your favorite books and read to a friendly trained dog. Ages 6-12, or younger independent readers.

Thu, Mar 05, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Knitting Club for kids! Learn to knit under the guidance of experienced knitters. All supplies will be provided. Join us in the Children's area. Ages 8-18.

Fri, Mar 06, 10:30am - 11:15am
Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Sat, Mar 07, 11:00am - 11:45am
Picture Book Area
Stories, music, and movement for the entire family. All ages with adult.

Sat, Mar 07, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Small Conference Room
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English?

Sat, Mar 07, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Interested in playing chess or learning about the game? Join us in the Children's Area. All skill levels are welcome. All ages. Children under 8 age must be accompanied by their adult.

Sun, Mar 08, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Small Conference Room
Calling all writers...join the Beatley Central Writers Group.

Sun, Mar 08, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Large Meeting Room
Join us for a workshop with a Master Gardener to learn how to turn your yard into a bountiful garden.