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Virtual Events & Videos

Join us online while the library is closed.

Virtual Events
Tue, Apr 07, 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, Apr 07, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us as we discuss the book "Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II" by Liza Mundy. Register

Wed, Apr 08, 10:00am - 11:30am
This class will introduce you to Overdrive & Libby, help you create an account, and get you started reading or listening.

Thu, Apr 09, 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!

Fri, Apr 10, 10:00am - 11:00am
Each week on Friday morning, Spitfire will post our newest club to YouTube. You can watch this any time you want!

Fri, Apr 10, 10:00am - 11:30am
Did you know you have access to magazines and music with your library card?

Sat, Apr 11, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Death Cafes are an opportunity to demystify the death experience. We offer an open, safe environment for discussing thoughts, feelings about all manner death and dying. Register

Mon, Apr 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Friends of Duncan Library's monthly board meeting will take place virtually this month using Zoom. Register

Mon, Apr 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Please join us online to discuss "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean. Register

Mon, Apr 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Organize and plan your weekly meals with digital tools!

Tue, Apr 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for a book club with beer. Contact kdow@alexlibraryva.org or 703-746-1746 for more information. Register

Wed, Apr 15, 10:00am - 11:30am
Looking for a new book to read and not sure where to start? Learn to use Novelist and Books & Authors to find your next read!

Wed, Apr 15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us as we discuss "The Library Book" By Susan OrleanRegister

Fri, Apr 17, 10:00am - 11:00am
Each week on Friday morning, Spitfire will post our newest club to YouTube. You can watch this any time you want!

Fri, Apr 17, 10:00am - 11:30am
Learn about online privacy, your information footprint and get some resources for managing your online presence.

Mon, Apr 20, 10:00am - 11:30am
Learn the basics of YouTube, how to create playlists, and how to start your own channel.

Mon, Apr 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bill Young has traveled the world studying birds. This program will present some of the amazing birds he has seen from all around the world, including birds you might see in your own back yard! Register

Tue, Apr 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bill Young has traveled the world studying birds. This program will present some of the amazing birds he has seen from all around the world, including birds you might see in your own back yard! Register

Wed, Apr 22, 10:00am - 11:30am
Use apps to identify birds, bugs, plants and more!

Fri, Apr 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
Each week on Friday morning, Spitfire will post our newest club to YouTube. You can watch this any time you want!

Fri, Apr 24, 10:00am - 11:30am
Google is more than its search engine. Learn how you can harness some of its most popular applications.

Fri, Apr 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
An in-store nutritionist from Giant Foods will join us on the library's Zoom account to talk about meal planning to fit your budget. Register

Mon, Apr 27, 10:00am - 11:30am
Podcasts are a digital audio files that are available for downloading or streaming. Learn how to begin using these services.

Mon, Apr 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meditation
Our friends at Yoga in Daily Life will lead their regular monthly meditation program using our library Zoom account. Register

Tue, Apr 28, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bill Young has traveled the world studying wildlife. This program will present some of the amazing wildlife he encountered in Ecuador! Register

Wed, Apr 29, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join Jim Johnston as he talks about his book, "Murder, Inc.: The CIA under John F. Kennedy." Register

Thu, Apr 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bill Young has traveled the world studying wildlife. This program will present some of the amazing wildlife he encountered in the Galápagos! 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.

• Stream films from Kanopy. Kanopy has created a playlist of movies you can watch without using your play credits. And all Kanopy Kids selections are free to stream until April 12.

• 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.