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Interested in playing chess or learning about the game? Join us in the Children's Area. All skill levels are welcome. All ages. Children under 8 age must be accompanied by their adult.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Phone: 703.746.1702
Fax: 703.746.1763

Mon, Mar 30 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Mar 31 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Apr 01 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Apr 02 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Apr 03 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 04 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Apr 05 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the library

Parking: The library has a large parking lot with 175 spaces.

Public Transit:

  • Metrorail: King Street Station (Yellow & Blue Lines 3.2 miles); Van Dorn Station (Blue Line 2.1 miles)
  • Metrobus: 8Z, 29K, 29N, 21A, 25B
  • DASH Bus: AT7, AT8

Upcoming events

Thu, Apr 02, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Virtual Book Club
The Afternoon Book Discussion Group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 1:30 PM. All are welcome!

Thu, Apr 02, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Google Meet
Attention all handcrafters! Join us to share what you are working on, see what others are creating, and just chat while we craft together!

Thu, Apr 02, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Zoom Meeting
Join us for a virtual Knit Nite meet-up! Get help with your knitting projects or just chat with your friends and knitting volunteers. Ages 8-18.

Fri, Apr 03, 10:00am - 11:30am
Learn about all of the library's digital resources!

Fri, Apr 03, 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual Spitfire Book Club
Each week on Friday morning, Spitfire will post our newest club to YouTube. You can watch this any time you want!

Fri, Apr 03, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Come join us to stretch your mind and ponder life's big questions. We will discuss what we think a virtuous life consists of, whether an un-examined life is worth living and what is mindfullness.

Wed, Apr 08, 10:00am - 11:30am
This class will introduce you to Overdrive & Libby, help you create an account, and get you started reading or listening.