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Playtime!

2023-04-11 11:00:00 2023-04-11 11:45:00 America/New_York Playtime! Meet your old friends and make new friends at an unstructured playtime in the library's Reading Garden! Toys will be supplied. Ages 0-5 with an adult. Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden

Tuesday, April 11
11:00am - 11:45am

Add to Calendar 2023-04-11 11:00:00 2023-04-11 11:45:00 America/New_York Playtime! Meet your old friends and make new friends at an unstructured playtime in the library's Reading Garden! Toys will be supplied. Ages 0-5 with an adult. Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library

Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden

Meet your old friends and make new friends at an unstructured playtime in the library's Reading Garden! Toys will be supplied. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

This program will be held outdoors and in-person in the Reading Garden of the Beatley Central Library.

No registration required. Stop by the Children's Desk for a ticket for entry. They will be distributed starting at 10:30 am.

Call the library at 703-746-1753 to check if Playtime will be cancelled due to inclement weather. Cancellation decisions will be made at least 1/2 hour prior to the start time.

This program was supported through American Rescue Plan Act funding, generously provided by the City of Alexandria.

AGE GROUP: | Children | Ages 0-5 |

EVENT TYPE: | Children |

TAGS: | Play | Outdoors | Children |

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library

Phone: 703.746.1702
Fax: 703.746.1763

Hours
We're closed Monday May 29 due to Memorial Day
Mon, May 29 Closed
(Memorial Day)
Tue, May 30 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 31 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jun 01 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jun 02 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jun 03 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 04 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

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: 29K/N, 21C
  • DASH Bus: 30, 32

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact jgregorio@alexlibraryva.org or call 703.746.1701 or TTY 703.746.1790.

Upcoming Events

Tue, May 30, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Tue, May 30, 11:00am - 11:45am
Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Meet your old friends and make new friends at an unstructured playtime in the library's Reading Garden! Toys will be supplied. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Tue, May 30, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
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Wed, May 31, 10:15am - 11:00am
Looking for a baby storytime and/or a chance to connect with other grown-ups with young children? Then join us at the Beatley Central Library for Tummy Time! This program is for ages 0-12 months.

Wed, May 31, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories and songs fit for active, growing little ones! This program is for ages 1-2.

Wed, May 31, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Need help printing or scanning? Need to send an or download an attachment but don't know how? Volunteers are here to help! Click on the event title for more details.

Wed, May 31, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Large Meeting Room
This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

Thu, Jun 01, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Thu, Jun 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Children love to be outdoors! Join us in Beatley Central Library's beautiful outdoor Reading Garden for stories, songs and movement. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Thu, Jun 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Small Conference Room
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, Jun 01, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join Jorge Banales as he gives instruction on the Yang Style 24 Movement Tai Chi form.

Thu, Jun 01, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Story Room
Explore different programming topics designed to encourage and inspire future programmers everywhere! Ages 8-14.

Fri, Jun 02, 10:30am - 11:30am
Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden,Large Meeting Room
Cantaré introduces audiences to the beautiful songs and rhythms of Latin America, drawing from the musical heritage of the Caribbean, Central, and South America.

Sat, Jun 03, 10:30am - 11:30am
Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden,Large Meeting Room
Join Uncle Devin for an interactive musical experience that uses percussion instruments to cultivate children's minds. Ages 0-5 recommended, but all are welcome.

Sat, Jun 03, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden,Small Conference Room
Attention all handcrafters! Join us to share what you are working on, see what others are creating, and just chat while we craft together!

Sat, Jun 03, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Part of the Celebrate Alexandria Pride 2023 fair.

Sun, Jun 04, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Small Conference Room
This is a twice-monthly forum for writers to network, share moral support, and offer constructive criticism. Meets first and third Sundays. All are welcome!

Mon, Jun 05, 10:00am - 11:00am
Computer Area
If you know little or nothing about computers and want to learn more, this is the place to start!

Mon, Jun 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Children love to be outdoors! Join us in Beatley Central Library's beautiful outdoor Reading Garden for stories, songs and movement. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Mon, Jun 05, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Large Meeting Room
This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

Tue, Jun 06, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Tue, Jun 06, 10:30am - 11:15am
Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Meet your old friends and make new friends at an unstructured, outdoor playtime in the library's Reading Garden! Toys will be supplied. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Tue, Jun 06, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Large Meeting Room
Pump up your heart beat while dancing and having fun!

Wed, Jun 07, 10:00am - 11:00am
Computer Area
If you know little or nothing about how to use the web and want to learn more, this is the place to start!

Wed, Jun 07, 10:15am - 11:00am
Large Meeting Room
Looking for a baby storytime and/or a chance to talk to other grown-ups with young children? Then join us at the Beatley Central Library for Tummy Time! Ages 0-12 months with adult.

Wed, Jun 07, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories and songs fit for active, growing little ones! This program is for ages 1-2.

Wed, Jun 07, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Story Room
Do you want to practice reading aloud? Do you like dogs? Sign up for a 15-minute reading slot to read to a dog by calling (703) 746-1753 or by stopping by Beatley's Children's Desk. Ages 6-12.

Wed, Jun 07, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Large Meeting Room
This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

Thu, Jun 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Children love to be outdoors! Join us in Beatley Central Library's beautiful outdoor Reading Garden for stories, songs and movement. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Thu, Jun 08, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Story Room
Explore different programming topics designed to encourage and inspire future programmers everywhere! Ages 8-14.

Thu, Jun 08, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Large Meeting Room
Care about the library? Join us for snacks and let your voice be heard! Attending this meeting will count as one service hour. Grades 6-12.

Fri, Jun 09, 10:30am - 11:30am
Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden,Large Meeting Room
Steelpan and percussion interactive performance featuring award-winning artist, composer and educator Joseanne Francis. All ages.