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Virtual Events & Videos

Join us online while the library is closed. Last updated: May 7, 2020

Virtual Events
Mon, May 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
We have a new Virtual Baby Time episode available for you to enjoy any time on YouTube!

Tue, May 26, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join Miss Lisa and Baby for rhymes, songs and yoga activities just right for children ages 12-23 months. Please pre-register for this series.Register

Tue, May 26, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join Miss Lisa for stories, songs & more fun for your family. Stories, songs & more fun for ages 2+Register

Tue, May 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Use what you have at home to build your domestic arts. Register

Tue, May 26, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join Miss Amanda each week as she guides you step-by-step in drawing cartoon-style characters and objects. Have your pencils, paper, and felt-tip pen ready! LET'S GET DRAWING!

Tue, May 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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, May 26, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Join Ms. Eli from her home for this virtual Spanish-English storytime. Sing songs and she'll read a book or two. Intended for ages 2 to 4, but all children and families are welcome to join in!

Tue, May 26, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States, as well as suffrage efforts in Virginia, at the Virtual Women’s Suffrage Centennial Wikipedia Editing Workshop.Register

Wed, May 27, 10:00am - 10:40am
Get moving at home--help Miss Lisa tell favorite picture book stories with yoga!Register

Wed, May 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Join others online to play this twist on a classic word guessing game.Register

Wed, May 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join Courtney McEllen, of Volunteer Alexandria, to learn what volunteering looks like during the pandemic and how one can support the Alexandria community in a safe and responsible manner. Register

Wed, May 27, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Join Ms. Suzanne for a peek outside her window, a story or two and some of our favorite songs. Intended for ages 2 to 4, but other children can join us!

Wed, May 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for a special evening edition of Handcraft Meet-up! Share what you are working on, see what others are creating, and just chat while we craft together!

Wed, May 27, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Learn about making an estate plan with or without a lawyer. Find out what resources the library has to offer, and get basic information about wills & trusts, probate and what makes up an estate plan. Register

Thu, May 28, 11:00am - 11:20am
Who says you have to sit still when reading? Jump, jump and jump some more as we read "Jump!" by Scott Fischer.Register

Thu, May 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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, May 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Connect with your local community to cope during these uncertain times. Join this facilitated discussion with low vision optometrists, peers, & other resources from our community. All are welcome!

Thu, May 28, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Join Miss Katie virtually as we read and craft together! Virtual programming runs shorter than our traditional programming. Ages 3+ Register

Thu, May 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet group!Register

Thu, May 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the food industry in interesting ways. As Virginia and the country begin to reopen, we consider how will this affect the landscape of our lives.Register

Thu, May 28, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Join William & Mary's Adrienne Berard for a presentation about her book, “Water Tossing Boulders: How a Family of Chinese Immigrants Led the First Fight to Desegregate Schools in the Jim Crow South.”Register

Thu, May 28, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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, May 29, 10:00am - 10:30am
Spitfire Book Club has gone digital! Check out YouTube every Friday morning for the newest episode! No registration required, watch anytime on YouTube!

Fri, May 29, 10:00am - 10:45am
Join Miss Lisa and "Baby" and learn yoga games to play your infant (ages 6 weeks-11 months). Register

Fri, May 29, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Enjoy this mixed level, accessible Hatha style Yoga class where you will practice traditional Yoga poses, breathing and relaxation techniques.Register

Fri, May 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Have you been reading a lot of Young Adult books during quarantine? Are you looking for a good read? Join our Teen Librarian every Friday to talk about everything Young Adult! All ages welcome.

Sat, May 30, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Learn how to make dinner rolls and buns! Just in time for summer time bbqs!

Mon, Jun 01, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join Miss Katie for our Virtual Toddler Rock N' Read. We'll be sharing a story and singing several of our favorite songs! Please register for this event!Register

Mon, Jun 01, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Songs, rhymes, yoga, and more interactive fun to share with our littlest friends. Ages 0-24 months.Register

Tue, Jun 02, 11:00am - 11:45am
Stories and a whole lot more!Register

Tue, Jun 02, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Join us for a virtual presentation of Professor Stephen Ruth's program "Things That Keep Me Up at Night: Technology’s Severest Challenges." Register

Tue, Jun 02, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Want to practice your Spanish? Join us for an hour of informal conversation with fellow learners. Participants should have a conversational level of Spanish at a minimum. Register

Wed, Jun 03, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Join Ms. Suzanne and a special guest who will share the view from his window in Alaska! He'll talk about what he can see and read a story about Alaska. We'll also sing some of our favorite songs.

Wed, Jun 03, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Join Miss Katie for Virtual Pajama Story Time! We'll be reading some bedtime stories and singing a few soothing songs! Please remember that virtual programs will be shorter! Register

Thu, Jun 04, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Join Miss Katie virtually for stories and make your own craft each week! Aimed at ages 3+ Register

Thu, Jun 04, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
The Afternoon Book Discussion Group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 1:30 PM. All are welcome! Register

Thu, Jun 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet group!Register

Thu, Jun 04, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join us for a virtual discussion of the following two stories: "Birthmates" by Gish Jen and "Soon" by Pam Durban. Register

Sat, Jun 06, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
2020 Census Information Session: How Will the 2020 Census Impact You and Your Community? The Census and Local Government Services Register

Mon, Jun 08, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join Miss Katie for our Virtual Toddler Rock N' Read. We'll be sharing a story and singing several of our favorite songs! Please register for this event!Register

Mon, Jun 08, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Songs, rhymes, yoga, and more interactive fun to share with our littlest friends. Ages 0-24 months.Register

Mon, Jun 08, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Please join us for a virtual discussion of "A Woman is No Man" by Etaf Rum.

Mon, Jun 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Please join us online to discuss "The Trial of Oscar Wilde" in recognition of LGBTQ+ Pride month.Register

Mon, Jun 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Friends of Duncan Library's monthly board meeting will take place virtually this month using Zoom. Register

Tue, Jun 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
A short presentation will discuss all of the library's digital services and the remainder of the time attendees can get assistance with accessing the library's digital services and databases. Register

Tue, Jun 09, 11:00am - 11:45am
Stories and a whole lot more!Register

Tue, Jun 09, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Join Ms. Eli from her home for this virtual Spanish-English storytime. Sing songs and she'll read a book or two. Intended for ages 2 to 4, but all children and families are welcome to join in!

Tue, Jun 09, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join us for a free virtual Candid presentation. You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants. Registration required.Register

Tue, Jun 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for a book club with beer. Contact kdow@alexlibraryva.org or 703-746-1751 for more information.Register




 

ONLINE RESOURCES


• Checkout an eBook or eAudiobook from Overdrive/Libby. Just getting started? Use the eBook Guide.

Read a magazine using RBdigital, a free service that offers full digital copies of your favorite magazines to view on a computer or mobile device.

Search databases for articles and information for you or your students, who may be home from school.

• Use Heritage Quest from home to work on that genealogy project you've been putting off.

• Expand your music collection by downloading music from Freegal. You can also stream up to 3 hours of music each day.

• Ask a librarian a question via email or request a Book Match if you need some suggestions on what to read.

• Learn a new language with Mango or Rocket Languages.

Take an online class to learn something new!

• You can build your resume and get career help with Career Transitions.

• Grow your Google skills with Grow with Google classes online.

• Use the Gardening and Horticulture database to get information for planting your garden.

• Cook up some new recipes from the AtoZ World Food database.

• Do legal research with Lexis Nexis. Use this special link to register with Lexis Nexis and get a temporary ID (expires May 31, 2020) to conduct research on the cases, codes, and secondary resources needed for legal work and personal legal research. 

• Kids need something to do? Check out this list of free, online resources curated by our Youth Services Librarians.

• Trying to search for grants from home? You can access Candid’s Foundation Directory Online with this link.

• Have questions about any of the digital services? Email the Digital Services Librarian.