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Plastic into Plarn

Re-purposing Project Drop-In

2019-04-25 14:00:00 2019-04-25 18:00:00 America/New_York Plastic into Plarn Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library

Thursday, April 25
2:00pm - 6:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-04-25 14:00:00 2019-04-25 18:00:00 America/New_York Plastic into Plarn Help the Carefull Knitting group transform trash into useful treasure! Spend fifteen minutes or an hour converting plastic bags into plastic yarn that can be used to make waterproof sleeping mats. Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library

Help the Carefull Knitting group transform trash into useful treasure! Spend fifteen minutes or an hour converting plastic bags into plastic yarn that can be used to make waterproof sleeping mats.

Calling all do-gooders! We need your help to convert plastic bags into knittable and crochetable plarn (plastic yarn). Plarn made during the drop-in will be used to make waterproof sleeping mats for people experiencing homelessness. However, it takes over 700 bags to make 1 sleeping mat. That's why we need your help!

Volunteers will be on hand to show you the process. MOM's Organic Market - Alexandria is generously contributing collected plastic bags for the event, but feel free to bring your own to recycle into the cause.

Contact Megan at mzimmerman@alexlibraryva.org for more information.

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Seniors | Ages 6-12 | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Maker |

TAGS: | Service Project | crafting |

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library

jcahill@alexlibraryva.org
Phone: 703.746.1703
Fax: 703.746.1708

Hours
Mon, Sep 16 1:00PM to 9:00PM
Tue, Sep 17 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Sep 18 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Sep 19 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Sep 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Sep 21 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Sep 22 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

Mon, Sep 16, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Celebrate Ethiopian New Year by designing paper daisies to give to your friends and family. Pick up supplies at the Beatley Youth Services Desk. All ages.

Mon, Sep 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, Sep 16, 10:30am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Picture Book Area
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Mon, Sep 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join Ms. Eli for a bilingual story time! It's all about books, songs and play in Spanish and English! Ages 12 to 24 months with an adult.

Mon, Sep 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, Sep 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 can accompany their parents in the classroom.

Mon, Sep 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, Sep 16, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - 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.

Mon, Sep 16, 7:15pm - 8:30pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
One-hour seminar for first-time house buyers.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Sep 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, Sep 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, Sep 17, 10:15am - 10:45am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Stories, songs, games & more. Just for children ages 12-23 months. Please choose to come either Tuesday or Wednesday!

Tue, Sep 17, 10:30am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Two year olds enjoy stories, music, movement, and a coloring sheet to practice fine motor skills. Ages 24-35 months with adult.

Tue, Sep 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, Sep 17, 11:00am - 11:45am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Stories, songs, movement games & yoga for ages 2-5. Adult participation is expected. Younger siblings can come along and join in with their big brothers and sisters.

Tue, Sep 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Let's read books, sing, dance, and play together. Ages 1 to 4 with an adult. A half-hour program followed by 20 minutes of free play.

Tue, Sep 17, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Stories, songs, movement, and activities just for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Tue, Sep 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, Sep 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, Sep 17, 4:00pm - 8:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and more will be available for sale. This preview is for members only.

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

Tue, Sep 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, Sep 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Hang out and play games with friends. Every program features a different type of game. Play a favorite or learn something new! Ages 8-14.

Tue, Sep 17, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Join us as we clean out our craft closet!

Tue, Sep 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Learn what has been discovered in the Caribbean and Latin America through DNA testing.

Wed, Sep 18, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
If you’ve never tried reading an eBook before, today is the perfect time to try one out!

Wed, Sep 18, 10:00am - 8:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and more will be available for sale. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Beatley Central Library.

Wed, Sep 18, 10:15am - 10:45am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Stories, songs, games & more. Just for children ages 12-23 months. Please choose to come either Tuesday or Wednesday!

Wed, Sep 18, 10:30am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Picture Book Area
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Wed, Sep 18, 11:00am - 11:45am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Stories, songs, movement games & yoga for ages 2-5. Adult participation is expected. Younger siblings can come along and join in with their big brothers and sisters.

Wed, Sep 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Story time with your little one in mind. We'll read a story, sing songs, and do some fingerplays. Half-hour story time with free play after. Ages birth to 18 months.

Wed, Sep 18, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Babies, Ones, and their caregivers enjoy songs, stories, lap bounces, and gentle playtime. Children ages 0-23 months with adult.

Wed, Sep 18, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Play with Legos! Build your own unique creations, and put them on display. Ages 6+.

Wed, Sep 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Children learn about science, technology, engineering, and math through stories, songs, and activities. Ages 5-8 with adult.

Wed, Sep 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, Sep 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
The Duncan Book Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month.

Wed, Sep 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Flex your creative skills by making a craft to take home! Crafts change for every program. All ages.

Thu, Sep 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, Sep 19, 10:00am - 8:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and more will be available for sale. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Beatley Central Library.

Thu, Sep 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, Sep 19, 10:30am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Stories, songs, movement, and activities just for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Thu, Sep 19, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Stories, songs, movement, and music just for one and two-year-olds. Ages 12-35 months with an adult.

Thu, Sep 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, Sep 19, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join the Girls Who Code club! Learn basic HTML and CSS. Coders will improve their tech skills and learn everything they need to know to start coding!

Thu, Sep 19, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Learn easy sewing techniques to sew on a button, re-stitch a hem and other small repairs to save your favorite clothes.

Thu, Sep 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.

Thu, Sep 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
An introduction to simple hand and machine sewing! Possible projects include a felt monster bag, fabric bags, scarves or tea towels. Ages 10-16.

Fri, Sep 20, 10:00am - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and more will be available for sale. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Beatley Central Library.

Fri, Sep 20, 10:30am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Picture Book Area
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Fri, Sep 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Songs, games & other activities for babies 0-11 months.

Fri, Sep 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 can accompany their parents in the classroom.

Fri, Sep 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Want to practice your Spanish? Join us for an hour of informal conversation with fellow learners. Questions? Call 703.746.1751 or email acastillo@alexlibraryva.org.

Fri, Sep 20, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Kingstowne Farmers Market - Kingstowne Farmers Market
Join us at our pop-up library event to learn more about our programs, events, and services.

Sat, Sep 21, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and more will be available for sale. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Beatley Central Library.

Sat, Sep 21, 10:00am - 2:30pm
King Street - Washington to the Potomac - King Street - Washington St. to the Potomac
Join us at our pop-up library event to learn more about our programs, events, and services.

Sat, Sep 21, 10:30am - 2:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
About to take the SAT? Come take a practice exam to see what it’s like! Ages 13-18.Register

Sat, Sep 21, 11:00am - 11:45am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Picture Book Area
Stories, music, and movement for the entire family. All ages with adult.

Sat, Sep 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, Sep 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, Sep 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, Sep 21, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Martha E. Garcia will teach you to Salsa! This event is great for beginners, and free to all. No partner necessary, but feel free to bring one!

Sun, Sep 22, 8:00am - 1:00pm
West End Farmers Market - West End Farmers Market
Join us at our pop-up library event to learn more about our programs, events, and services.

Sun, Sep 22, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Four Mile Run Farmers and Artisans Market - Four Mile Run Farmers and Artisans Market
Join us at our pop-up library event to learn more about our programs, events, and services.

Sun, Sep 22, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Port City Brewing Company - Port City Brewing Company
Join us at our pop-up library event to learn more about our programs, events, and services.

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

Sun, Sep 22, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and more will be available for sale. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Beatley Central Library.

Sun, Sep 22, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Picture Book Area
Pirate story time with Miss Stacy!

Mon, Sep 23, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
It's Banned Books Week and we are standing up for our right to read! Stop by the Barrett Branch Library to get your photo taken with a favorite banned book and add it to the resistance.

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

Mon, Sep 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.

Mon, Sep 23, 10:30am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Picture Book Area
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Mon, Sep 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Let's read some books, dance and play. Ages 12 to 24 months with an adult. The program includes a half-hour story time and 20 minutes of free play.

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

Mon, Sep 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 can accompany their parents in the classroom.

Mon, Sep 23, 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, Sep 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Enjoy this mixed level, accessible Hatha style Yoga class where you will practice traditional Yoga poses, breathing and relaxation techniques.

Mon, Sep 23, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Alexandria Oddball Cinema shows lesser known movies, foreign films, and documentaries you may have never seen before!

Mon, Sep 23, 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
The six-part PBS series explores the 500-year plus history of Latinx Americans.