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PAWS to Read

2020-01-28 17:30:00 2020-01-28 18:30:00 America/New_York PAWS to Read James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library

Tuesday, January 28
5:30pm - 6:30pm

Add to Calendar 2020-01-28 17:30:00 2020-01-28 18:30:00 America/New_York PAWS to Read Practice reading out loud to a friendly dog. James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library

Practice reading out loud to a friendly dog.

Practice reading out loud to a friendly dog. Grades 1-6. Registration required. Call 703-746-1783 to register for a time slot.

AGE GROUP: | Ages 6-12 |

EVENT TYPE: | Children |

TAGS: | dogs |

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library

bstovall@alexlibraryva.org
Phone: 703.746.1705
Fax: 703.746.1785

Hours
Mon, Feb 17 Closed
(George Washington Day)
Tue, Feb 18 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Feb 19 1:00PM to 9:00PM
Thu, Feb 20 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Feb 21 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Feb 22 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Feb 23 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the library

Parking: There is a small lot with 9 spaces.  On street parking is available.

Public Transit:

  • Metrorail: Yellow and Blue lines at Braddock Road (1.3 miles) and King Street Stations (1.5 miles)
  • Metrobus: 10A, 10B, 10E
  • DASH Bus: AT10

Upcoming events

Tue, Feb 18, 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, Feb 18, 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, Feb 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
A story time for 1-4 year olds with a caregiver.

Tue, Feb 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!

Tue, Feb 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
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, Feb 18, 10:45am - 11:15am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
A story time for 1-4 year olds with a caregiver.

Tue, Feb 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
It’s time for reading books, singing, dancing, and learning as we create our own art. A half-hour program plus a craft. Ages 1 to 4 with an adult.

Tue, Feb 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.

Tue, Feb 18, 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, Feb 18, 11:30am - 12:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
A story time for 1-4 year olds with a caregiver.

Tue, Feb 18, 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, Feb 18, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Practice reading out loud to a friendly dog. Grades 1-6.

Tue, Feb 18, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join us on select Tuesday evenings to explore new gadgets, virtual reality apps, ereaders, tablets, smart home devices and more.

Tue, Feb 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Tweens can 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, Feb 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Join us for our monthly meeting and learn how to become more active with the Friends.

Tue, Feb 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
One-hour seminar for first-time house buyers.

Wed, Feb 19, 10:15am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Get tips on editing images so your photos look their best!

Wed, Feb 19, 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, Feb 19, 10:30am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Wed, Feb 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for a gentle storytime just right for your littlest one. We'll sing, read and play together. Twenty-minute program plus 20 minutes of free play. Ages birth to 18 months with an adult.

Wed, Feb 19, 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, Feb 19, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Babies and their caregivers enjoy songs, stories, lap bounces, and gentle playtime. Ages 0-11 months with adult.

Wed, Feb 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for a discussion of "Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and Dawn of a New America", winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in honor of Black History Month.

Wed, Feb 19, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for a film screening of James Baldwin's book "If Beale Street Could Talk" in honor of Black History Month. Rated R.

Wed, Feb 19, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
We'll read a story, play red light, green light and then do a craft.

Wed, Feb 19, 3:45pm - 4:45pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Teen Area
Join us at the library for an in depth book club discussion. For tweens and teens.

Wed, Feb 19, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Join us for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math themed storytimes and activities. Ages 5-8 with adult.

Wed, Feb 19, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Children's Area
Enjoy bedtime stories and songs in Duncan's children area every Wednesday night. Bring your pajamas and teddy bears.

Wed, Feb 19, 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, Feb 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Flex your creative skills by making a craft to take home! Crafts change for every program. All ages.

Thu, Feb 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.

Thu, Feb 20, 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, Feb 20, 10:30am - 11:00am
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, Feb 20, 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, Feb 20, 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.

Thu, Feb 20, 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, Feb 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join Ms. Eli for a Spanish-English program especially for ages 3 to 5! We'll read a story, play and do a craft. You do not need to know Spanish to participate. Ages 3 to 5 with an adult.

Thu, Feb 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Explore art history with a story and project inspired by a famous artist. Ages 4-7. All supplies provided. Registration required. No single sessions. Contact Vanessa at vsalo@alexlibraryva.org

Thu, Feb 20, 5:00pm - 6:45pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Duncan Kitchen
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.

Canceled
Thu, Feb 20, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join us for a screening of "Knight and Day." Rated PG-13.

Thu, Feb 20, 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, Feb 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Knitting Club for kids! Learn to knit under the guidance of experienced knitters. All supplies will be provided. Join us in the Children's area. Ages 8-18.

Fri, Feb 21, 10:15am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Bring your tablet, laptop or other smart device and receive assistance in accessing the Library’s digital services.

Fri, Feb 21, 10:30am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Fri, Feb 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Songs, games & other activities for babies 0-11 months.

Canceled
Fri, Feb 21, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
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, Feb 21, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Low Vision can make regular tasks more difficult and can be very frustrating.

Sat, Feb 22, 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, Feb 22, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Children's Area
Saturday mornings with stories and songs.

Sat, Feb 22, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English?

Sat, Feb 22, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Learn about how former enslaved people inspired the world through music, theater, art and dance.

Sun, Feb 23, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Calling all writers...join the Beatley Central Writers Group.

Sun, Feb 23, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Come take a safari with Miss Stacy as we do yoga poses and hear stories inspired by animals! Ages 3-7

Mon, Feb 24, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Songs, fingerplays and bounces for babies. For ages 0-11 months with caregiver.

Mon, Feb 24, 10:30am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Mon, Feb 24, 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, Feb 24, 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! You do not need to know Spanish. Ages 12 to 24 months with an adult.

Mon, Feb 24, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Songs, fingerplays and bounces for babies. For ages 0-11 months with caregiver.

Canceled
Mon, Feb 24, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
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, Feb 24, 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, Feb 24, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Do you like to sing and have fun with music? Join us as we share old favorite songs, experiment with new ones, and learn music basics. Ages 5 to 8 only.

Mon, Feb 24, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Free ESL Beginner Workshops usually held every Monday.

Mon, Feb 24, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Learn how to improve and manage your lawn to make it a more environmentally friendly, less resource intensive part of your home garden.

Mon, Feb 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Enjoy a free monthly meditation class with our friends at Yoga in Daily Life.

Mon, Feb 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
PLEASE NOTE NEW DAY AND TIME! Class will be meeting on Monday evenings from 7-8 PM in the Story Room on the first floor.

Mon, Feb 24, 7:15pm - 8:30pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Beulah's pastor, Rev. Quardricos Driskell, will share the deep and rich history of this important Alexandrian institution.

Tue, Feb 25, 10:00am - 11:55am
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, Feb 25, 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, Feb 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
A story time for 1-4 year olds with a caregiver.

Tue, Feb 25, 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, Feb 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
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, Feb 25, 10:45am - 11:15am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
A story time for 1-4 year olds with a caregiver.

Tue, Feb 25, 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, Feb 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
It’s time for reading books, singing, dancing, and playing together. A half-hour program followed by 20 minutes of free play. Ages 1-4 years w/adult.

Tue, Feb 25, 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, Feb 25, 11:30am - 12:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
A story time for 1-4 year olds with a caregiver.

Tue, Feb 25, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Learn how music transforms our bodies and our minds.Register

Tue, Feb 25, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Make friendship bracelets. Make friendship key fobs. Eat friendship snacks. Join us!

Tue, Feb 25, 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, Feb 25, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Practice reading out loud to a friendly dog. Grades 1-6.

Tue, Feb 25, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Celebrate Love Your Pet Day! Turn an old t-shirt and hangers into a tent for your feline friend. Bring a t-shirt to repurpose. Limited supplies will be provided. Ages 13 and up.

Tue, Feb 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join Beatley Central's tween book club! No assigned book; pick one YOU want to read that relates to the genre and share your thoughts. 4th-9th grades.