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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
Tue, Aug 20, 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, Aug 20, 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, Aug 20, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Come join us to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Alexandria Library Sit-In. Visit Beatley Central Library to pick up an anniversary pin or postcard and treats.

Tue, Aug 20, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Practice reading out loud to a friendly dog.

Tue, Aug 20, 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, Aug 20, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Want the inside scoop on the upcoming Fall releases? Join us we present the new titles from Penguin Random/House and Hachette Book Group.

Wed, Aug 21, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
Come join us to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Alexandria Library Sit-In. Visit Duncan Branch to pick up an anniversary pin or postcard and treats.

Wed, Aug 21, 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, Aug 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
The Duncan Book Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month.

Thu, Aug 22, 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, Aug 22, 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, Aug 22, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Youth Services Area
Come join us to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Alexandria Library Sit-In. Visit the Burke Branch to pick up an anniversary pin or postcard and treats.

Thu, Aug 22, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Explore how to be a more mindful eater with nutritionist Kristen McGill.

Thu, Aug 22, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Join us for a reality store game where you'll experience a tiny bit of real life as it applies to budgets and everyday financial decisions. 

Fri, Aug 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.

Fri, Aug 23, 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join us as we count down to the new Downton Abbey movie with a showing of the Top Ten Downton Abbey episodes, as chosen by Town and Country magazine.

Fri, Aug 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
This summer, Friday Afternoons are movie matinees at Duncan Library!

Fri, Aug 23, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for a hands-on workshop on how to create and enhance various types of Word Documents, such as a resume or a flyer. No computer or typing experience needed to attend this class.

Sat, Aug 24, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - 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, Aug 24, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Join us for a fun and relaxing morning of painting along with an instructional episode. All materials provided. Space is limited and registration is required.
This event is full

Sat, Aug 24, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
What to plant when the weather starts to cool? Fall is a delightful time to garden. Join us to learn what to plant when and simple tips for success. Advance registration requested at mgnv.org.

Sat, Aug 24, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English?

Sat, Aug 24, 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, Aug 24, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join Oddball Cinema as they screen lesser known films, films that never received a wide release, foreign films, and films that are just downright strange!

Sat, Aug 24, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
The publishing industry has changed drastically in the past decade, and it continues to evolve. This workshop discusses an author’s options, from Traditional to Small Press to Indie Publishing.

Sun, Aug 25, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Calling all writers...join the Beatley Central Writers Group.

Sun, Aug 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Author Madeline Uraneck discusses her book, "How to Make a Life: A Tibetan Refugee Family and the Midwestern Woman They Adopted".

Sun, Aug 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Come with Miss Stacy on a trip to the farm! Do cow, sheep, and donkey poses, and listen to some farm stories! Wear comfortable clothing. Mats welcome but not required. Ages 3-7.

Mon, Aug 26, 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.

Mon, Aug 26, 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, Aug 26, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
This class is designed for people with little or no computer experience.

Mon, Aug 26, 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, Aug 26, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Relax your mind. Energize your body!  

Mon, Aug 26, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Free ESL class for intermediate English speakers held every second and fourth Monday evening at 7:00 PM.

Mon, Aug 26, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join Oddball Cinema as they screen lesser known films, films that never received a wide release, foreign films, and films that are just downright strange!

Rescheduled
Mon, Aug 26, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
New date Monday, August 26, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Free ESL class for intermediate English speakers held every second and fourth Monday evening at 7:00 PM.

Mon, Aug 26, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Interested in becoming a backyard beekeeper or just interested in learning how you can help pollinators? Come hear Master Beekeeper Martha Kiene speak about bees.

Tue, Aug 27, 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, Aug 27, 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, Aug 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for a discussion of Stella Gibbons' darkly comic novel "Cold Comfort Farm".

Tue, Aug 27, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for a screening of an adaptation of Stella Gibbon's comic novel "Cold Comfort Farm".

Tue, Aug 27, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Practice reading out loud to a friendly dog.

Tue, Aug 27, 6:45pm - 8:30pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
A survey of fashion trailblazer Alexander McQueen's work and an intimate look at the personal life of the designer. Nominated for Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Tue, Aug 27, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Bring your questions about landscape insects, plant diseases, mosquitos, lawns, soil testing, and so much more.

Wed, Aug 28, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
With all of the information readily available today, it's difficult to decipher good information from bad information.

Wed, Aug 28, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Come practice your English language skills with others in friendly conversations. Free and open to the public. No registration is required; drop-in when you can.

Wed, Aug 28, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
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.

Wed, Aug 28, 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.

Thu, Aug 29, 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, Aug 29, 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, Aug 29, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Seniors, sharpen your mind and exercise your brain with word, math and logic puzzles plus a small selection of classic board games. This is also an opportunity to socialize with new friends.

Fri, Aug 30, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Come by Beatley and donate blood to the American Red Cross.

Fri, Aug 30, 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, Aug 30, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
This summer, Friday Afternoons are movie matinees at Duncan Library!