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DIVERSITY

DIVERSITY EVENTS
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Tue, Feb 19, 7:00pm - 8:40pm
This documentary, based on the unfinished work of James Baldwin, reflects on the death of three historic African-American men and the current civil rights, Black Lives Matter movement. PG-13.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Wed, Feb 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Celebrate Black History Month by joining us for a discussion of "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Wed, Feb 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Learn about African American inventors and try some inventing of your own. Grades 2-5.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Wed, Feb 20, 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, Feb 20, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join Audrey Davis, Director of the Alexandria Black History Museum, and learn some of the fascinating history of African Americans in Alexandria.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Thu, Feb 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
It’s hard to sit still when jazz is playing! Learn about jazz, then play or dance along to the beats. Ages 6 to 8.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Fri, Feb 22, 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Join us for a screening of the film "The Hate U Give".

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Mon, Feb 25, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Dr. Janie Mitchell returns to Duncan to lead a discussion of Willa Cather's "Sapphira and the Slave Girl."

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Mon, Feb 25, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Join us for a talk with journalist Jim McElhatton as he highlights the stories of ordinary people who helped change civil rights in Alexandria Schools.

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Mon, Feb 25, 7:15pm - 8:15pm
The Manumission Tour Company presents early Alexandria's African-American history.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Tue, Feb 26, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Join us for a storytime featuring picture books based on real people and events in African American history. Ages 3-5 with adult

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Wed, Feb 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for a special presentation of African-American: Keeping Heritage Alive by Sheila Arnold Jones in honor of Black History Month.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Thu, Feb 28, 10:30am - 11:15am
Join us for a storytime featuring picture books based on real people and events in African American history. Ages 3-5 with adult

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Tue, Mar 05, 2:00pm - 3:40pm
Join us for a screening of the exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming a pop culture icon. Rated PG

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Wed, Mar 06, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Let the world see your feminist spirit by making a self-portrait collage.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Wed, Mar 06, 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
Fri, Mar 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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
Wed, Mar 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us for a discussion of mystery novel "Maisie Dobbs" by Jacqueline Winspear, the first book in the Maisie Dobbs series.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Wed, Mar 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Performer Elaine Flynn performs as the incomparable Dorothy Parker who was a celebrated wit, a writer and a social satirist during the roaring 1920s.

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Sat, Mar 16, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Learn about the various roles women played in the U.S. Civil War: from physicians, nurses, spies and even undercover soldiers.

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Tue, Mar 19, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join the National Women's History Museum to celebrate National Women's History Month.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Wed, Mar 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us for a discussion of this novel first published in 1970 to wide acclaim and stands as one of the most dazzling and rigorous examples of the storyteller's craft in postwar American literature.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Wed, Mar 20, 3:15pm - 5:15pm
A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. Rated R.

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Mon, Mar 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join Amina Elgouacem to learn how she started an award-winning IT and Information Management Company, and about the growing opportunities for women in technology fields.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Wed, Mar 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Enjoy a special presentation of Fannie Lou Hamer: “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired,"a character reenactment by Sheila Arnold Jones in honor of Women's History Month.

 

DISABILITIES

 

CATALOG LINKS

Disabled
Exceptional Children
Learning Disabilities
People with disabilities
Special Education
Special Education - Parent Participation

WEBSITES

ACPD
Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities

Alexandria City Services
Available to residents with a diagnosis of developmental disability.

ADA
Americans with Disabilities Act

U.S. Department of Labor
Disability resources and information to promote an inclusive workforce.

Disability History Association
Non-profit organization the promotes the study of disabilities throughotu history.

 

 

LGBTQ

 

CATALOG LINKS

Bisexual
Coming Out
Gay
Gender Identity
Homosexuality
Intersexuality
Lesbians
LGBT
Queer Theory
Sexual orientation
Transgender
Transsexuals

 

WEBSITES

LGBTQ Services
The City of Alexandria offers assistance and resources to those experiencing domestic violence.

Equality Virginia
Equality Virginia is a statewide advocacy group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people living in Virginia.

AGLA
A social and advocacy group serving Northern Virginia.

The DC Center for the LGBT Community
The DC Center is the hub for events, support, and connections for those living in the DC Metro area.

Rainbow History Project
The Rainbow History Project collects, preserves and curates the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender history of greater Washington, D.C.

Rainbow Families
Provides support and social events for LGBTQ families in greater Washington, D.C.

GLSEN
A network of young people organized to make sure schools are safe for everyone. GLSEN helps to establish Gay-Straight Alliances in schools.

 

 

RELIGION

 

CATALOG LINKS

Atheism
Buddhist
Buddhism
Catholic
Catholocism
Christianity
Hindu
Islam
Jainism
Jewish
Judaism
Muslim
Paganism
Sihkism

WEBSITES

Religion and Ethics News Weekly
Weekly news about American religion from PBS.

U.S. Religious Landscape Survey
The Pew Center's Religious survey findings.