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EVENTS
Wed, Aug 10, All day
Alexandria Library Virginia YouTube
Join Miss Lisa for a weekly YouTube time for our littlest friends

Wed, Aug 10, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Create a transfer you can use on a bag, a hat or a tshirt!

Canceled
Wed, Aug 10, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Create a transfer you can use on a bag, a hat or a tshirt!

Wed, Aug 10, All day
Alexandria Library VIrgiia YouTube Channel
Enjoy some of our favorite songs and games from this year's programs.

Wed, Aug 10, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch.

Wed, Aug 10, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch.

Wed, Aug 10, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch!

Wed, Aug 10, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
A Summer Quest project for ages 6-12. Kit available only at the Barrett Branch.

Wed, Aug 10, 10:15am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Looking for a baby storytime and/or a chance to talk to other grown-ups with children? Then join us at the Beatley Central Library for Tummy Time!

Wed, Aug 10, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join Miss Amy for stories, songs, movement, and activities just right for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Wed, Aug 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Ocean of Possibilities!

Wed, Aug 10, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Join us for a virtual discussion of "The Widows of Malabar Hill" by Sujata Massey, the first novel in the Perveen Mistry series. Register

Wed, Aug 10, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Children's Area
Nurturing each girl's love of reading, love of self, and love for girls across all communities.

Wed, Aug 10, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
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, Aug 10, 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, Aug 10, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join us on summer evenings for the best bedtime stories. Feel free to wear your pajamas and bring your favorite friend to snuggle with while you listen. Please register in advance, space is limited.

Wed, Aug 10, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
Interested in writing? This is the group for you. We will meet twice monthly to discuss our work, give each other constructive feedback, and grow in our craft.

Thu, Aug 11, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Create a transfer you can use on a bag, a hat or a tshirt!

Canceled
Thu, Aug 11, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Create a transfer you can use on a bag, a hat or a tshirt!

Thu, Aug 11, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch.

Thu, Aug 11, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch.

Thu, Aug 11, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch!

Thu, Aug 11, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
A Summer Quest project for ages 6-12. Kit available only at the Barrett Branch.

Thu, Aug 11, 10:00am - 12:15pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
ESL is returning to the Beatley Library as an in person event. Come join us. No registration needed.

Thu, Aug 11, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Butterfly Garden
Enjoy the warm summer sun with us outdoors in the Butterfly Garden. Toddler Rock N' Read is a joyous half hour of singing, reading and dancing with friends.

Thu, Aug 11, 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 tailor-made for children ages 0-5.

Thu, Aug 11, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Nurturing each girl's love of reading, love of self, and love for girls across all communities.

Thu, Aug 11, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Care about the library? Let your voice be heard! Attending this meeting will count as one service hour. Grades 6-12. All TAG meetings in the summer will take place at Beatley Central Library.

Thu, Aug 11, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Join us for a virtual discussion of the following two stories: "The Semplica-Girl Diaries" by George Saunders and "Mrs. Manstey’s View" by Edith Wharton.Register

Fri, Aug 12, All day
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
Swap your complete puzzle for a new-to-you challenge!

Fri, Aug 12, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Create a transfer you can use on a bag, a hat or a tshirt!

Canceled
Fri, Aug 12, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Create a transfer you can use on a bag, a hat or a tshirt!

Fri, Aug 12, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch.

Fri, Aug 12, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch.

Fri, Aug 12, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch!

Fri, Aug 12, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
A Summer Quest project for ages 6-12. Kit available only at the Barrett Branch.

Fri, Aug 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join Uncle Devin for an interactive musical experience that uses percussion instruments to cultivate children's minds. Ages 0-5.

Fri, Aug 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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, Aug 12, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join us on Friday afternoons, after school and during the summer for awesome activities! Please register to make sure there are enough activities. This week is comic making! Ages 6-12

Sat, Aug 13, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch.

Sat, Aug 13, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch.

Sat, Aug 13, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch!

Sat, Aug 13, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
A Summer Quest project for ages 6-12. Kit available only at the Barrett Branch.

Sat, Aug 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join us as we explore the history of Alexandria’s local African American community through books, stories, and songs. All are welcome, but the event is geared towards children ages 3-6.

Sat, Aug 13, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Tweens and teens, join us for a fun, pirate-themed escape room! Participants will need to sign up for a time slot. First come, first served. For ages 10-18.

Sat, Aug 13, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
Death Cafes are an opportunity to demystify the death experience. We offer an open, safe environment for discussing thoughts and feelings about all topics related to death and dying.Register

Sun, Aug 14, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch.

Sun, Aug 14, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch.

Sun, Aug 14, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch!

Sun, Aug 14, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
A Summer Quest project for ages 6-12. Kit available only at the Barrett Branch.

Sun, Aug 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Oddball Cinema brings you all of the weird, eclectic, and lesser-known films you probably never saw in theaters.

Mon, Aug 15, 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, Aug 15, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch.

Mon, Aug 15, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch.

Mon, Aug 15, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch!

Mon, Aug 15, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
A Summer Quest project for ages 6-12. Kit available only at the Barrett Branch.

Mon, Aug 15, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Baby Time at the Library, something to spend all month babbling about! Please register in advance to make sure that we have room for you. Ages 0-14 months.

Mon, Aug 15, 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 tailor-made for children ages 0-5.

Mon, Aug 15, 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, Aug 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Let your imagination thrive! Be inspired and build a great story from a picture!

Mon, Aug 15, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
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, Aug 15, 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.

Canceled
Mon, Aug 15, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Teens, let's talk books! Rather than reading an assigned book, you are invited to share and talk about any book you've been reading.

Canceled
Mon, Aug 15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Board meeting of the Friends of Duncan Library (FODL)

Tue, Aug 16, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch.

Tue, Aug 16, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch.

Tue, Aug 16, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch!

Tue, Aug 16, 10:00am - 12:15pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
ESL is returning to the Beatley Library as an in person event. Come join us. No registration needed.

Tue, Aug 16, 10:00am - 11:00am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Butterfly Garden,Beth Patridge Meeting Room
A Rockstar for little language learners!

Tue, Aug 16, 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 tailor-made for children ages 0-5.

Tue, Aug 16, 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, Aug 16, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Outdoors
Design and paint chairs to be included in the Barrett Branch's Young Adult area. Open to teens ages 12 - 18.

Tue, Aug 16, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join us every other Tuesday whenever your schedule allows; no need to register in advance. This group is open to all who are navigating the challenges of caring for a loved one.

Tue, Aug 16, 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, Aug 16, 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, Aug 17, All day
Alexandria Library Virginia YouTube
Join Miss Lisa for a weekly YouTube time for our littlest friends

Wed, Aug 17, All day
Alexandria Library VIrgiia YouTube Channel
Enjoy some of our favorite songs and games from this year's programs.

Wed, Aug 17, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch.

Wed, Aug 17, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch.

Wed, Aug 17, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch!

Wed, Aug 17, 10:15am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Looking for a baby storytime and/or a chance to talk to other grown-ups with children? Then join us at the Beatley Central Library for Tummy Time!

Wed, Aug 17, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join Miss Amy for stories, songs, movement, and activities just right for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Wed, Aug 17, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
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, Aug 17, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join us on summer evenings for the best bedtime stories. Feel free to wear your pajamas and bring your favorite friend to snuggle with while you listen. Please register in advance, space is limited.

Wed, Aug 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
The Duncan Book Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Register


 

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