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Blackout Poetry Display

National Poetry Month

2023-04-05 10:00:00 2023-04-05 17:00:00 America/New_York Blackout Poetry Display April is National Poetry Month, and we are celebrating it with a display of blackout poetry created by you. These poems will be displayed in the library for everyone to enjoy.  Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library -

Wednesday, April 05
10:00am - 5:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-04-05 10:00:00 2023-04-05 17:00:00 America/New_York Blackout Poetry Display April is National Poetry Month, and we are celebrating it with a display of blackout poetry created by you. These poems will be displayed in the library for everyone to enjoy.  Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library -

April is National Poetry Month, and we are celebrating it with a display of blackout poetry created by you. These poems will be displayed in the library for everyone to enjoy. 

Feel free to stop by, grab a page we provide & borrow a marker
to make a poem of your own to maybe be displayed alongside the others!

All ages can participate. The display will be near the information desk and can be viewed anytime the library is open throughout April. 

Poems given to us to displayed will not be returned.

Celebrate National Poetry Month with us!

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library

Phone: 703.746.1702
Fax: 703.746.1763

Hours
Mon, Jun 05 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jun 06 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jun 07 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jun 08 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jun 09 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jun 10 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 11 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

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!
Registration is now closed

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, 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, 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.

Canceled
Thu, Jun 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
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.

Fri, Jun 09, 11:30am - 1:30pm
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.

Sat, Jun 10, 11:00am - 11:30am
Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden,Large Meeting Room
Learn about African American history and icons with stories and activities to inspire young, curious minds. Ages 5-8.

Mon, Jun 12, 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 12, 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 12, 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.

Mon, Jun 12, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Large Meeting Room
This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

Tue, Jun 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Tue, Jun 13, 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 13, 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.

Tue, Jun 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Large Meeting Room
Pump up your heart beat while dancing and having fun!

Wed, Jun 14, 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 14, 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 14, 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 14, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Say hello and feed friendly animals like a llama, donkey, and mini cow from Bar C Animal Ranch. All ages.

Wed, Jun 14, 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, Jun 14, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Large Meeting Room
This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

Thu, Jun 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Thu, Jun 15, 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 15, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Large Meeting Room
Oddball Cinema brings you all of the weird, eclectic, and lesser-known films you probably never saw in theaters. Click on the event title for more info!

Thu, Jun 15, 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 15, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Story Room
Explore different programming topics designed to encourage and inspire future programmers everywhere! Ages 8-14.

Fri, Jun 16, 10:30am - 11:30am
Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden,Large Meeting Room
Iris is excited about taking a trip to el parque with Abuela! Inspired by a Zapoteca myth and Quechua legends about the rainbow. Recommended for ages 3-6.

Fri, Jun 16, 11:30am - 1:30pm
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.

Sat, Jun 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
This free immersive dance performance will premiere in the Beatley Central Library Reading Garden. Recommended for ages 10+.