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Constitution Week

 

Our Constitution The constitution today : timeless lessons for the issues of our era A more perfect constitution : 23 proposals to revitalize our Constitution and make America a fairer country
  
The United States Constitution : a graphic adaptation The heart of the Constitution : how the Bill of Rights became the Bill of Rights How to read the Constitution and why
Virtual Events
Wed, Sep 23, All day
Virtual
Celebrate Banned Books Week by recreating a scene from your favorite banned or challenged children’s or YA book, using marshmallow Peeps and other craft supplies! Ages 5-18. Registration required.Register

Wed, Sep 23, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Swing by Beatley Central Library anytime between September 15 and October 15 to pick up a bag of craft supplies celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Ages 6-12.

Wed, Sep 23, All day
Virtual
A monthly program that features a story, a craft and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life in Alexandria was like in Maryellen's™ era this September!

Wed, Sep 23, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Join Ms. Suzanne on Zoom to sing songs and listen to a story about what we can see from our windows. Designed for ages 2 to 4, but anyone can join!Register

Wed, Sep 23, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Yoga+Great Picture Books= Storytime Fun!Register

Wed, Sep 23, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
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Middle School Book club is for ages 10+ . We will meet virtually once a week to discuss the assigned book. Register

Wed, Sep 23, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Children’s books can help us open conversations with our kids about challenging topics. Join us during this five-week series as we explore different social justice issues. Registration required.Register

Wed, Sep 23, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Virtual
Join us for a conversation with Lance Collins, Vice President and Executive Director of the new Innovation Campus for Virginia Tech.Register

Wed, Sep 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
An unlikely band of information hunters—librarians, archivists, and scholars—came together during World War II, their war effort centered on collecting books and documents.Register

Wed, Sep 23, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Join us for a collection of themed stories to enjoy in your favorite pajamas with your favorite librarians!Register

Wed, Sep 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
To celebrate Constitution Week, author David O. Stewart talks with us about his book "The Summer of 1787 : The Men Who Invented the Constitution."Register

Thu, Sep 24, All day
Virtual
Celebrate Banned Books Week by recreating a scene from your favorite banned or challenged children’s or YA book, using marshmallow Peeps and other craft supplies! Ages 5-18. Registration required.Register

Thu, Sep 24, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Swing by Beatley Central Library anytime between September 15 and October 15 to pick up a bag of craft supplies celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Ages 6-12.

Thu, Sep 24, All day
Virtual
A monthly program that features a story, a craft and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life in Alexandria was like in Maryellen's™ era this September!

Thu, Sep 24, 10:00am - 10:30am
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Join Miss Katie virtually on Zoom at 10 AM on Thursday mornings for a rocking half hour of toddler time! Please register at least a half hour in advance! Register

Thu, Sep 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual
Feeling overwhelmed by the sheer amount of online accounts you have? Learn about digital minimalism and how to declutter digital tools. Register

Thu, Sep 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
A special story time for our local preschools, but all families are welcome to join in. Books that we read count for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.Register

Canceled
Thu, Sep 24, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Christian each week for stories and songs. Registration is required. Miss Christian will greet each child by name, so please register using your child's name.

Thu, Sep 24, All day
Virtual
Miss Christian and special guest Miss Patricia read stories and sing songs in both Spanish and English! Registration required. Ages 0-5.Register

Thu, Sep 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet group! Register

Thu, Sep 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join us for a death-themed virtual book club and discussion!Register

Thu, Sep 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join us virtually as we compete with trivia, play mad libs, tell jokes and listen to stories. Come with ideas for other games we can play! Bring a craft to work on while we meet. Ages 8-18.Register

Fri, Sep 25, All day
Virtual
A monthly program that features a story, a craft and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life in Alexandria was like in Maryellen's™ era this September!

Fri, Sep 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Amy and Miss Amanda each Friday morning for stories, songs and rhymes. Registration required. Register

Fri, Sep 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Ms. Katie will read excerpts from several commonly-challenged young adult books for Banned Books Month. This read out will heavily feature titles concerning Equality, Social Justice, Race & Sexuality.Register

Sat, Sep 26, All day
Virtual
Celebrate Banned Books Week by recreating a scene from your favorite banned or challenged children’s or YA book, using marshmallow Peeps and other craft supplies! Ages 5-18. Registration required.Register

Sat, Sep 26, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Swing by Beatley Central Library anytime between September 15 and October 15 to pick up a bag of craft supplies celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Ages 6-12.

Sat, Sep 26, All day
Virtual
A monthly program that features a story, a craft and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life in Alexandria was like in Maryellen's™ era this September!

Sat, Sep 26, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Virtual
Learn a few tricks to brighten your fall table!Register

Sun, Sep 27, All day
Virtual
A monthly program that features a story, a craft and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life in Alexandria was like in Maryellen's™ era this September!

Mon, Sep 28, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Swing by Beatley Central Library anytime between September 15 and October 15 to pick up a bag of craft supplies celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Ages 6-12.

Mon, Sep 28, All day
Virtual
A monthly program that features a story, a craft and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life in Alexandria was like in Maryellen's™ era this September!

Mon, Sep 28, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Virtual
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English? Register

Mon, Sep 28, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Yoga in Daily Life joins us via Zoom for our Monthly meditation class. Grab your yoga mat, and get ready to relax! Register

Mon, Sep 28, 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Virtual
Girls Who Code is a virtual club that meets weekly to learn, experiment and create with coding.

Tue, Sep 29, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Swing by Beatley Central Library anytime between September 15 and October 15 to pick up a bag of craft supplies celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Ages 6-12.

Tue, Sep 29, All day
Virtual
A monthly program that features a story, a craft and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life in Alexandria was like in Maryellen's™ era this September!

Tue, Sep 29, 10:00am - 10:30am
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Join us on Tuesdays at 10 AM for virtual Stories and Songs!Register

Tue, Sep 29, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Venetta for Virtual Baby Time now on Tuesdays at 11AM! Register

Tue, Sep 29, 11:00am - 11:40am
Virtual
Let's explore the Alphabet, 1 letter at a time with stories, music and more. Recommended for ages 2+Register

Tue, Sep 29, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
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Join Miss Katie on Zoom for two stories and a craft every Tuesday at 4 PM. Register

Tue, Sep 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Celebrate Banned Book Week by testing your knowledge of books that were banned or censored with a game of trivia. Ages 8-14. Registration is required.Register

Tue, Sep 29, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
We will offer information about local services for people who are new to the community.

Tue, Sep 29, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Attention all handcrafters! Join us to share what you are working on, see what others are creating, and just chat while we craft together!

Tue, Sep 29, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join us for a conversation with Dr. Shireen Lewis, the founder of EduSeed’s SisterMentors program, and some of the women and girls who have participated in this transformative program. Register

Wed, Sep 30, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Swing by Beatley Central Library anytime between September 15 and October 15 to pick up a bag of craft supplies celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Ages 6-12.

Wed, Sep 30, All day
Virtual
A monthly program that features a story, a craft and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life in Alexandria was like in Maryellen's™ era this September!

Wed, Sep 30, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Yoga+Great Picture Books= Storytime Fun!Register

Wed, Sep 30, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual
We will offer information about local services for people who are new to the community.

Wed, Sep 30, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Virtual -
Middle School Book club is for ages 10+ . We will meet virtually once a week to discuss the assigned book. Register

Wed, Sep 30, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Children’s books can help us open conversations with our kids about challenging topics. Join us during this five-week series as we explore different social justice issues. Registration required.Register

Wed, Sep 30, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Join us for a collection of themed stories to enjoy in your favorite pajamas with your favorite librarians!Register

Wed, Sep 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Zoom
Dr. Douglas Reed joins us to talk about his book, "Building the federal schoolhouse : Localism and the American Education State."Register


 

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