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DIVERSITY

DIVERSITY EVENTS
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Sat, Apr 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
City of Alexandria demographer, Sierra Latham, will discuss the information collected by the U.S. Census, giving us a snapshot of the country’s beliefs and concerns throughout our history.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Sun, Apr 28, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Please join us for a Newcomer's Open House. We will offer information for people who are new to our community.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Mon, Apr 29, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
In celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Alexandria Library Sit-In, the first known sit-in of the civil rights era, the library will screen films that celebrate black history and civil rights.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Tue, Apr 30, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Join us for Día de los Niños/Día de Los Libros, a celebration of children and books!

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Tue, Apr 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for this film screening during Arab American Heritage Month.

Local History/Special Collections
Sun, May 05, 10:00am - 11:30am
Join Mark Livingston of the Capital Jewish Museum on a guided walking tour of Jewish Alexandria.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Tue, May 07, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
A ranger with the National Parks Service will discuss the history of Hawaiians in the American Civil War.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Wed, May 08, 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Stop by the Youth Services Desk and pick up patterns and pieces for the Chinese puzzle game of tangrams. Ages 6-12.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Wed, May 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by joining us for a discussion of Vaseem Khan's mystery novel, the first in the Baby Ganesh mystery series.

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Wed, May 08, 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Halo-Halo is a popular Filipino dessert made with shaved ice and toppings. Listen to Filipino-American pop musicians and make your own shaved ice.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Tue, May 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by joining us for a discussion of Amy Tan's classic novel.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Tue, May 14, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by joining us for a film screening of Amy Tan's classic novel.

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Tue, May 14, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Learn how genetic genealogy is helping to expand our knowledge about human migration.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Wed, May 15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Duncan Book Discussion Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Wed, May 15, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
This presentation briefly recounts South Korea’s history, modern development, the ascendance of culture, and how those experiences inform its journey into the 21st century.

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Thu, May 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Instructors from the Confucius Institute at George Mason University will lead this introductory class on Chinese watercolor painting. Space is limited to 12. Registration is required.

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Thu, May 16, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Instructors from the Confucius Institute at George Mason University will lead this introductory class on Chinese watercolor painting. Space is limited to 12. Registration is required.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Fri, May 17, 3:15pm - 6:00pm
In celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Alexandria Library Sit-In, the first known sit-in of the civil rights era, the library will screen films that celebrate black history and civil rights.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Sat, May 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage with us by joining us for a free Gu-Zheng concert by Alice Gu-Zheng Ensemble playing traditional and contemporary Chinese music.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Picture Book Area
Sat, May 18, 11:00am - 11:45am
Join author Alice Chen for a reading of her book, Centipede Dragon: A Benevolent Creature, and fun interactive games. All ages with adult.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Sat, May 18, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Join Sangeetha Agarwal, director of HastaSwara Performing Arts, and learn about Bharatanatyam. Bharatanatyam is a form of Indian classical dance originating in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Tue, May 21, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by joining us for a screening of this 2017 film.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Tue, May 21, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join our special guest Disa to learn about the history of origami and try your hand at your own creations.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Wed, May 22, 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Wayang kulit (Javanese shadow puppet theater) is an art form that has existed for 1,000 years. Visit the Youth Services Desk and pick up supplies to make your own simple shadow puppets. Ages 6-12

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Wed, May 22, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
In celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Alexandria Library Sit-In, the first known sit-in of the civil rights era, the library will screen films that celebrate black history and civil rights.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Tue, May 28, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by joining us for a screening of this film - a remarkable Korean meditation on the the nature of life, death and memories.

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Tue, May 28, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Author Ruth Ozeki (A Tale for the Time Being) directs this autobiographical documentary about her family and growing up half Japanese and half American.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Wed, May 29, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Certified nutritionist Min Krishnamurthy will let you in on some shortcuts to create delicious and healthy Indian dishes at home to celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.