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EVENTS
Sat, Sep 24, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Virtual
Take a practice SAT test! Hosted by The Princeton Review. Rising 10th-12th grade.

Sat, Sep 24, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Large Meeting room
In partnership with local bookstore Harambee books & artworks we will be hosting a book signing, have fun games and activities for all ages.

Sat, Sep 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Citizenship gives you many rights including the right to vote and sponsor a family member to immigrate to the U.S.  

Sat, Sep 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Learn how to identify and report this invasive pest.
Registration is now closed

Sat, Sep 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Learn about art and art history with stories and games, before creating your own art project with paint, clay, and more!
Registration is now closed

Sun, Sep 25, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Textbooks will be provided for use at the library. Come join us! All are welcome. No registration is needed.

Mon, Sep 26, All day
Alexandria Library Virginia YouTube Channel
Anytime can be story time when you join us on YouTube. Books we read count towards your 1000 Books Before Kindergarten!

Mon, Sep 26, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Clap your fins for Baby Time in the Duncan Library. Please register to help make sure there is room for you. Ages 0-14 months.

Mon, Sep 26, 11:00am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - 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, Sep 26, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
ESL is returning to the Burke Library as an in-person event. Come join us. No registration is needed.

Mon, Sep 26, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Need help copying or scanning? Need to send an or download an attachment but don't know how? Volunteers are here to help!

Mon, Sep 26, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
This is a space for intermediate speaker to practice English and build confidence.

Mon, Sep 26, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Call the Children's desk (703)-746-1783 to register your rising 1st-6th grader to Read to a Dog! We have 3; 15 minute slots from 5:30-6:30PM. It is first come first serve if you don't call ahead.  

Mon, Sep 26, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join us for Yoga in the Garden!

Tue, Sep 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for ESL language learners

Tue, Sep 27, 11:00am - 11:35am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Outdoors
Stories, songs, games & more for ages 0-23 months. On our Columbus Street lawn.

Tue, Sep 27, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Children's Area
Clap and cheer for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the music and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Sep 27, 11:00am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Meet your old friends and make new friends at an unstructured playtime in the library's Reading Garden! Toys for preschoolers will be supplied. Ages 3-5 with an adult.

Tue, Sep 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Learn basic line dance steps while you workout to Golden Oldies music. This is a great class for beginners. Bring a friend or come alone. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Tue, Sep 27, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join Miss Katie for a selection of Pre-K stories and themed craft each week. Ages 3+ with a caregiver. Siblings welcome! Recommended Ages 3-5

Tue, Sep 27, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Need help copying or scanning? Need to send an or download an attachment but don't know how? Volunteers are here to help!

Tue, Sep 27, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
Recall the development and history of the Duncan Branch Library. Answers to questions: Why Del Ray; Who was James M. Duncan, Jr; What About that Green Roof?

Tue, Sep 27, 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! Register

Wed, Sep 28, All day
Alexandria Library Virginia YouTube
Join Miss Lisa for a weekly YouTube time for our littlest friends

Wed, Sep 28, 10:15am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
A storytime for babies, followed by a time for caregivers to chat. Ages 0-12 months and their caregivers.

Wed, Sep 28, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
Join us on Zoom for a current events discussion on the 4th Weds. of the month. Email reflib@alexlibraryva.org to join our email list and get details on this month's topic.Register

Wed, Sep 28, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Need help copying or scanning? Need to send an or download an attachment but don't know how? Volunteers are here to help!

Wed, Sep 28, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
The is a space for intermediate speaker to practice English and build confidence.

Wed, Sep 28, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Watch the selected films at your leisure, and join the Friends of Duncan Library Film Club on the last Wednesday of the month to discuss!Register

Wed, Sep 28, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Do you love to read romance novels? Want to talk about them with other romance book lovers? Join us! Email reflib@alexlibraryva.org for info about this month's selection or to join our email list. Register

Thu, Sep 29, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for ESL language learners

Thu, Sep 29, 11:00am - 11:40am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Outdoors
Stories, music & movement activities for ages 2+ as we count towards 1000 Books.

Thu, Sep 29, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Children's Area
Join us in the Children's area for story time! Ages 0-5

Thu, Sep 29, 11:00am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - 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, Sep 29, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
For Climate Prep Week, hear from Dr. Paulson, MD, FAAP, founding member of Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action to learn about the dangers of and how to keep safe during extreme heat events.

Fri, Sep 30, 11:00am - 1:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Need help copying or scanning? Need to send an or download an attachment but don't know how? Volunteers are here to help!

Fri, Sep 30, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
September 16: Create your own laminated sticker bookmark! All supplies will be provided. September 30: Graphic Novel Buttons All supplies will be provided. Ages 6-12

Sat, Oct 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Outdoors
Start your Saturday doing good. Join the Barrett Branch walking and litter pickup club.

Sat, Oct 01, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Enjoy free refreshments and peruse our book sale of gently used books, DVDs and CDs sponsored by the Friends of the Barrett Branch. Author talk by Brenda Mitchell-Powell at 1 PM.

Sat, Oct 01, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Local History/Special Collections - Sprouse Rare Book Room
Join Barrett and LH/SC staff in transcribing World War I era articles on the Virginia Chronicle website. Bring a laptop or checkout a Chrome book to participate. Attendance limited to 15.

Canceled
Sat, Oct 01, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
ESL is returning to the Burke Library as an in-person event. Come join us. No registration is needed.

Sat, Oct 01, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Join author Brenda Mitchell-Powell as she discusses her recent publication "Public in Name Only." The talk will take place on the 2nd floor of the Barrett Library.

Sat, Oct 01, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with live music, crafts, and food! The fiesta will take place outside in Beatley Central Library's beautiful Reading Garden. All ages.


 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

 

All City government facilities are now open to the public but offering limited in-person services, or open by appointment only. Check individual department or program pages for details about specific services. Customers may also call 311 or 703-746-4311 to request in-person information or service.

2021 Tax Forms - Customers can pick up federal tax forms at most Library branches. The Library does not offer tax preparation assistance, but the City's Department of Community & Human Services is offering free tax return preparation by appointment only to eligible residents Wednesdays, 6–8 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon from February 5 through April 23.

Alexandria's Workforce Development Center provide services and resources for job seekers including access to the Career Center, career readiness workshops, career assessments and customized hiring events.

For those feeling depressed or anxiety during these times call SAMHSA’s (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services) Disaster Distress 1-800-985-5990 or Text Talk with Us 66746

For those who feel unsafe at home call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or Text Loveis at 22522

Alexandria Health Department
The Alexandria Health Department is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by coronavirus "COVID-19." Learn about the City's response and find information and resources related to COVID-19. For updates text ALEXCOVID19 to 888777

Virginia Department of Health
The Virginia Department of Health is monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness, called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The information line is 877-ASK-VDH3

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are our nation’s premier authority on public health information.


More COVID 19 resources