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KIDS

EVENTS & STORY TIMES
Mon, Jul 22, 10:00am - 10:45am
Nannie J. Lee Rec Center - Nannie J. Lee Rec Center
Experience side-splitting comedy, astonishing levitations, baffling vanishes, and more! Ages 6-12. At Nannie J. Lee Rec. Center, 1108 Jefferson St.

Mon, Jul 22, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Songs, fingerplays and bounces for babies. For ages 0-11 months.

Mon, Jul 22, 10:30am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Mon, Jul 22, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Songs, fingerplays and bounces for babies. For ages 0-11 months.

Mon, Jul 22, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Carlyle House - Carlyle House
Join us on the tented Magnolia Terrace to learn about historic Alexandria through stories and activities. Please arrive early, space limited. Ages 4-8 with adult. Carlyle House: 121 N Fairfax St.

Mon, Jul 22, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Leonard "Chick" Armstrong Rec Center - Leonard "Chick" Armstrong Rec Center
This program gives an overview of life in our oceans, from tiny snails to giant whales, and features a wide variety of live animals and real animal artifacts.

Mon, Jul 22, 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.

Tue, Jul 23, 10:00am - 10:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Mr. Gabe is a singer and guitarist who performs original songs as well as familiar classics.

Tue, Jul 23, 10:15am - 10:45am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Yoga fun for ages 12-23 months. Get a class form June 11-27 at the Barrett Youth Services desk. Group size is limited.

Tue, Jul 23, 10:45am - 11:15am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Mr. Gabe is a singer and guitarist who performs original songs as well as familiar classics.

Tue, Jul 23, 11:00am - 11:45am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Yoga activities based on 3 Eric Carle books for ages 2 and up. No registration, but a release form signed by a parent is required.

Tue, Jul 23, 11:30am - 12:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Mr. Gabe is a singer and guitarist who performs original songs as well as familiar classics.

Tue, Jul 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Make slime! Choose from a variety of slime types, including basic slime, soft slime, fluffy slime, and crunchy slime. Supplies and instructions will be provided. Ages 6-12 only

Tue, Jul 23, 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, Jul 23, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Things that go BOOM!

Tue, Jul 23, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Practice reading out loud to a friendly dog. Grades 1-6. Registration required. Call 703-746-1783 to register for a time slot.

Tue, Jul 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Face-off against friends or family while playing our wide selection of board games and card games! All ages with adult.

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

Wed, Jul 24, 11:00am - 11:45am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
"Nursery Rhyme and Rhythm" & "The Little Red Hen's Wacky Week."

Wed, Jul 24, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Children's Area
Enjoy bedtime stories in Duncan's children area every Wednesday. Bring your pajamas and teddy bears. Ages 2-8.

Wed, Jul 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Bring the whole family for an evening of creative play with Legos. Just bring your imaginations, we have loads of Legos and Duplos! All ages with adult

Thu, Jul 25, 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, Jul 25, 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, Jul 25, 11:00am - 11:45am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Come and dance! Ages 2+

Thu, Jul 25, 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, Jul 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Ann Torralba, aka Little Miss Ann, brings her interactive folk music program all the way from Chicago to us. (Ages 0-5)

Thu, Jul 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Experience side-splitting comedy, astonishing levitations, baffling vanishes, and more! Ages 6-12 only.

Fri, Jul 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Ann Torralba, aka Little Miss Ann, is an award-winning kids’ musician from the Chicago area whose music will get kids rocking and rolling. Ages 0-5

Fri, Jul 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Yoga activities for babies ages 6 weeks to 11 months and their grownups. No registration required.

Fri, Jul 26, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Ann Torralba, aka Little Miss Ann, is an award-winning kids’ musician from the Chicago area whose music will get kids rocking and rolling. Ages 0-5

Fri, Jul 26, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Charles Barrett Rec Center - Charles Barrett Rec Center
Ann Torralba, aka Little Miss Ann, is an award-winning kids’ musician from the Chicago area whose music will get kids rocking and rolling. Ages 6-12. At Barrett Rec. Center, 1115 Martha Custis Drive

Sat, Jul 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Ann Torralba, aka Little Miss Ann, is an award-winning kids folk musician from the Chicago area.

Sat, Jul 27, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Interested in playing chess or learning about the game? Join us every Saturday in the Children's Area. All skill levels are welcome. All ages, children under 8 age must be accompanied by their adult.

Sun, Jul 28, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Alexandria Library will celebrate 225 years with a Living History performance of Frederick Douglass and a legislative proclamation supporting our history. Birthday cake will be served! All ages.

Mon, Jul 29, 10:00am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
In this four day class, led by a professional teacher, children will learn about the human body including the digestive system, the vascular system, the nervous system, & DNA. Registration required.

Mon, Jul 29, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Songs, fingerplays and bounces for babies. For ages 0-11 months.

Mon, Jul 29, 10:30am - 11:15am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Renowned children's musician Bill Jenkins brings instruments from around the world for kids to explore as they sing and play along with him. (Ages 0-5)

Mon, Jul 29, 10:30am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Picture Book Area
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Mon, Jul 29, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Songs, fingerplays and bounces for babies. For ages 0-11 months.

Mon, Jul 29, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
In this four day class, led by a professional teacher, children will learn about the human body including the digestive system, the vascular system, the nervous system, and DNA. Registration requried

Mon, Jul 29, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Carlyle House - Carlyle House
Join us on the tented Magnolia Terrace to learn about historic Alexandria through stories and activities. Please arrive early, space limited. Ages 4-8 with adult. Carlyle House: 121 N Fairfax St.

Mon, Jul 29, 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.

 

FEATURED BOOKS FOR JULY

 

 It feels good to be yourself : a book about gender identity

Other words for home

All the Greys on Greene Street

Uni the unicorn and the dream come true

How to read a book

Where are you from?

 

FUN & GAMES

 

 

 

PARENTS' CORNER

Looking for books on toilet training, bullying or getting your baby to sleep through the night?
The library's got a book for you! 

 


Being Afraid


Adoption


Potty Training


Social Skills


Divorce

 

 

READING LISTS

Here's a sampling of great books from our collection. Don't limit yourself to these -- we have many more that you're sure to love!

Any staff member at the children's desk is happy to make recommendations!

Babies & Toddlers

Preschoolers

K-3rd Grades

4th-6th Grades

6th-8th Grades