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A Tribute to Women in the Civil War

From the National Park Service (NPS)

2019-03-16 14:30:00 2019-03-16 15:30:00 America/New_York A Tribute to Women in the Civil War Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library

Saturday, March 16
2:30pm - 3:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-03-16 14:30:00 2019-03-16 15:30:00 America/New_York A Tribute to Women in the Civil War 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

Learn about the various roles women played in the U.S. Civil War: from physicians, nurses, spies and even undercover soldiers.

This free interpretive program about the daring women who participated in the Civil War will be presented by an NPS ranger from the Civil War Defenses of Washington division.  Pictured is Dorothea Dix, who was appointed Superintendent of Army Nurses for the Union Army at the outbreak of the Civil War (her role was featured in the PBS Civil War drama Mercy Street.)

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Diversity |

TAGS: | women's history | women | History |

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library

jcahill@alexlibraryva.org
Phone: 703.746.1703
Fax: 703.746.1708

Hours
Mon, Mar 18 1:00PM to 9:00PM
Tue, Mar 19 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Mar 20 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Mar 21 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Mar 22 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Mar 23 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Mar 24 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the library

Parking: No library parking lot.  Street parking is available.  A paid parking lot is available on the 100 block of North Alfred Street. 

Public Transit:

  • Metrorail: Yellow and Blue lines at Braddock Road (1 mile) and King Street Stations (1.1 miles). 
  • Metrobus: 10A, 10B, 10E, 11Y
  • DASH Bus: AT2/AT5/AT8
  • King Street Trolley:  King & Columbus

Upcoming events

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.

Canceled
Fri, Mar 29, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Would you like to practice speaking English? Join our new ESL class every Friday from 4:30-5:30 pm. Participants should have at least an intermediate understanding of English.

Second Floor
Sat, Mar 30, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Filmmaker Freida Mock covers the story that brought workplace sexual harassment to the forefront and shines a light on the courageous African-American woman who shouldered this pivotal responsibility.

Second Floor
Mon, Apr 01, 7:15pm - 8:30pm
Anthropology professor Leslie Walker looks at the concept of race in the United States.

Second Floor
Thu, Apr 04, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Join Barrett Branch’s knitting and crochet group to make welcome blankets for new immigrants and refugees.

Second Floor
Fri, Apr 05, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Would you like to practice speaking English? Join our new ESL class every Friday from 4:30-5:30 pm. Participants should have at least an intermediate understanding of English.

Second Floor
Sat, Apr 06, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Join local artist and teacher Laura Hummel to make your own masterpiece - either a family tree or book with a photo you bring. Register at awilliams@alexlibraryva.org or call 703-756-1713.

First Floor
Mon, Apr 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join Barrett Branch Library's monthly book club to read the All Alexandria Reads selection "It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree" by A.J. Jacobs.

Second Floor
Sat, Apr 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join oral historian Anne Bolen as she teaches how to share and preserve family recipes and cooking knowledge from one generation to another. To register: 703-746-1713 or awilliams@alexlibraryva.org

Second Floor
Tue, Apr 16, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Challenge your family to a fun night of family-related games. (Ages 12+)

Tue, Apr 16, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Alexandria Library has a Friends of the Library group at each branch. The Barrett Friends meet the third Thursday of the month at 7 pm at the library at 717 Queen Street.

Second Floor
Mon, Apr 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Learn about Highland Beach, Maryland - a historically black beach community along the Chesapeake Bay that was founded by the son of Frederick Douglass.

Second Floor
Tue, Apr 23, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
In this one-hour workshop, Michael Sicheri, travel advisor for Cruise Planners, will demystify the logistics of your family get together to make it a memorable and enjoyable occasion.