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EVENT REGISTRATIONS

Alexandria Library presents and hosts a wide variety of events to the local community.  Our events include author talks, book clubs, STEAM/STEM activities, computer and technology classes, English conversation groups, storytimes and more.

Most of the programs at Alexandria Library do not require advanced registration. You can choose to attend a program at your convenience. Please be mindful of age and time restrictions when attending a library program.

Ticketed Programs

There are certain youth services programs that require parents or caregivers to pick up a ticket prior to the start of the program. Tickets are given out on a first-come, first-serve basis. These programs will include information about tickets in the event description on the calendar.

Registration Programs

Programs that require advanced registration may contain a purple registration box on the event calendar that allows for online registration.  Other programs may require you to register by email, phone or by filling out a form at the library.  Online registration start dates may vary by age and program but are usually available a month in advance.

 

 

REGISTER

In order to register for an event you may need:

  • First & Last Name
  • Library Card Number & Pin
  • Email Address

 

 

 MANAGE EVENTS

 

 

 

WAIT LIST

If there is a wait list for an event, an email address is required. This allows the registration system to notify you when a spot has opened up.

Failure to include an email address may result in being skipped for the next person on the list.

 

 

MANAGE YOUR EVENTS

If you choose to use your library card number on your registration form you can login and manage your event registrations from the library website.

You do not have to have a library card in order to attend events.

 

 

CANCELLATIONS

If you can no longer attend an event, please call or email the contact person for the event to cancel your registration.

If you included your library card number, you can also cancel your registration online.

 

 

THIRD PARTY

Library programs may be presented by non-library organizations. These organizations may require you to register in advance.

With these events, there will be a link to the organization's website where you need to follow their rules for registering.

 

Upcoming Events
Mon, Dec 16, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Songs, fingerplays and bounces for babies. For ages 0-11 months.

Mon, Dec 16, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Songs, fingerplays and bounces for babies. For ages 0-11 months.

Mon, Dec 16, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Free English classes for beginners in speaking, reading and writing English. Text materials will be provided in class. Children may accompany their parents in the classroom.

Mon, Dec 16, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
A story time designed for kids with intellectual and physical disabilities, and sensory processing disorders. Ages 2-12. Registration required. 

Mon, Dec 16, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
The Friends of Duncan Library celebrate a year of Great Neo Noir.

Mon, Dec 16, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Think you've got what it takes to make beautiful and theoretically edible creations? Are you willing to brave fierce competition, time constraints and the scrutiny of a panel of library judges?
Registration is now closed

Mon, Dec 16, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join local author Norma Shifflett as she talks about her book "By the Grace of God." The talk will be followed by a book signing.

Tue, Dec 17, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Free ESL Beginner Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Tue, Dec 17, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Free ESL Intermediate Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Tue, Dec 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
A story time for 1-4 year olds with a caregiver. 

Tue, Dec 17, 10:45am - 11:15am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
A story time for 1-4 year olds with a caregiver. 

Tue, Dec 17, 11:00am - 11:45am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Music and movement event for ages 2 and up.

Tue, Dec 17, 11:30am - 12:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
A story time for 1-4 year olds with a caregiver. 

Tue, Dec 17, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Come and learn how to make your own wrapping paper, tags and decorations for the holidays using everyday items. All supplies will be provided for this fun and fanciful class.Register

Tue, Dec 17, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Practice sitting and listening while we read fun stories and do an easy craft. For ages 3+ with a caregiver.

Tue, Dec 17, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Practice reading out loud to a friendly dog.

Tue, Dec 17, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
It's a holiday party at the library just for tweens! Celebrate the season with snacks, games, and a cookie decorating station. Registration is preferred. Ages 8-14.

Tue, Dec 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Join us for our monthly meeting and learn how to become more active with the Friends.

Tue, Dec 17, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Create your own unique wrapping paper using brown paper and basic art supplies. We'll also be making salt dough ornaments that can be used as gift tags or to decorate your home for the holidays.

Wed, Dec 18, 11:00am - 11:45am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Music and movement event for ages 2 and up.

Wed, Dec 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for a special baby craft day. You’ll make a keepsake impression of your little one’s hand or foot. Babies birth to 18 months only! Limited to 20 babies.

Wed, Dec 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for a discussion of John Steinbeck's quest across America, from the northernmost tip of Maine to California's Monterey Peninsula in his book "Travels with Charley".

Wed, Dec 18, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Escape the cold and make winter crafts with us!

Wed, Dec 18, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for a screening of a whimsical December romance. Watch this adorable story of a lonely elderly man falling in love. Rated PG. 2018.

Wed, Dec 18, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Children's Area
Enjoy bedtime stories in Duncan's children area every Wednesday. Bring your pajamas and teddy bears. Ages 2-8.

Wed, Dec 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
At a Death Cafe people drink tea, eat cake and discuss death. Our aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives.

Thu, Dec 19, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Free ESL Beginner Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Thu, Dec 19, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Free ESL Intermediate Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Thu, Dec 19, 10:00am - 10:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Musical story time for kids ages 1-4 years with a caregiver. 

Thu, Dec 19, 10:45am - 11:15am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Musical story time for kids ages 1-4 years with a caregiver.

Thu, Dec 19, 11:30am - 12:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Musical story time for kids ages 1-4 years with a caregiver.  

Thu, Dec 19, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Ooze into the holidays with awesome slime and, as always, snacks. Teens ages 11-17.

Thu, Dec 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Make simple props, then dance along with us to some of the music from "The Nutcracker."

Thu, Dec 19, 5:00pm - 6:45pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.

Thu, Dec 19, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join Oddball Cinema for a screening of "Tomorrowland." Rated PG.

Thu, Dec 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
This library-sponsored program is held on the third Thursday of each month.

Fri, Dec 20, 11:00am - 11:30am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Join us every fourth Friday of the month for interactive yoga/music activities for babies ages 6 weeks to 11 months and their grownups.

Fri, Dec 20, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Free English classes for beginners in speaking, reading and writing English. Text materials will be provided in class. Children may accompany their parents in the classroom.

Fri, Dec 20, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join the Low Vision Resource Group as we host Stacey Crown, who will be demonstrating the OrCam MyEye device.

Fri, Dec 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Join us every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month for a special playtime geared towards children with sensory processing disorders and intellectual and physical disabilities. Ages 2-12 with adult.

Sat, Dec 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Play with Legos! Build your own unique creations, and put them on display. Ages 6+.

Sat, Dec 21, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English?

Sat, Dec 21, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Interested in playing chess or learning about the game? Join us every Saturday in the Children's Area. All skill levels are welcome. All ages, children under 8 age must be accompanied by their adult.

Sat, Dec 21, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Free English as a Second Language intermediate level class held each Saturday from 1-2 pm.

Sat, Dec 21, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Come to the Barrett Branch Library and join in the fun of making and decorating holiday themed cake pops. This might get messy, so come in clothes you don't mind getting a little sticky and chocolaty.

Sun, Dec 22, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Calling all writers...join the Beatley Central Writers Group.

Sun, Dec 22, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Picture Book Area
In celebration of learn a Foreign Language Month, come listen to some stories and sing some songs in French and English with Miss Stacy!

Canceled
Mon, Dec 23, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
Songs, fingerplays and bounces for babies. For ages 0-11 months.

Mon, Dec 23, 10:30am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Seniors, sharpen your mind and exercise your brain with stimulating games, puzzles, and activities.

Canceled
Mon, Dec 23, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
Songs, fingerplays and bounces for babies. For ages 0-11 months.

Mon, Dec 23, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Free English classes for beginners in speaking, reading and writing English. Text materials will be provided in class. Children may accompany their parents in the classroom.

Canceled
Mon, Dec 23, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
A story time designed for kids with intellectual and physical disabilities, and sensory processing disorders. Ages 2-12. Registration required. 

Tue, Dec 24, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
All Alexandria Libraries will be closed on Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25 in observance of Christmas Holiday.

Canceled
Tue, Dec 24, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
Practice sitting and listening while we read fun stories and do an easy craft. For ages 3+ with a caregiver.

Wed, Dec 25, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
All Alexandria Libraries will be closed on Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25 in observance of Christmas Holiday.

Thu, Dec 26, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Free ESL Beginner Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Thu, Dec 26, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Free ESL Intermediate Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Canceled
Thu, Dec 26, 10:00am - 10:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
Musical story time for kids ages 1-4 years with a caregiver. 

Canceled
Thu, Dec 26, 11:30am - 12:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
Musical story time for kids ages 1-4 years with a caregiver.