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On Celebrity Bookshelves

 

Waiting to exhale Postcapitalism : a guide to our future The Black Count : glory, revolution, betrayal, and the real Count of Monte Cristo
  
All the little live things Shattered St. Marks is dead : the many lives of America's hippest street
Virtual Events
Wed, Aug 05, 10:30am - 11:30am
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This class is for all levels but will cater particularly toward beginners. Vocabulary drills and pronunciation are emphasized. This will be a weekly class.Register

Wed, Aug 05, 10:30am - 11:10am
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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!Register

Wed, Aug 05, 11:00am - 11:45am
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Join Miss Lisa for virtual yoga adventures! A single pre-registration is required for this series. This program will also be offered on Tuesdays at 4PM, which will require a separate registration.Register

Wed, Aug 05, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
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Join us for Dr. Jennifer N. Victor's virtual lecture, "How did face masks become a partisan symbol?, and other questions you didn’t learn in school."Register

Wed, Aug 05, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
ScienceTellers has been providing children and their families with fun, experiential science education through the art of interactive storytelling.

Wed, Aug 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Ousman Jobe, U.S. Public Policy Senior Manager for LinkedIn, will explain how to optimally use the social media business platform to find your next job and advance your career. Register

Wed, Aug 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Learn about the many electronic resources, including e-books and e-audiobooks, available through the library.Register

Wed, Aug 05, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Zoom - Virtual Pajama Story Time
Join us for a collection of themed stories to enjoy in your favorite pajamas with your favorite librarians! Register

Wed, Aug 05, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Join ACPS Superintendent Dr. Gregory Hutchings and Georgetown Professor Dr. Douglas Reed as they unpack structural racism throughout the history of Alexandria’s education system. Register

Wed, Aug 05, 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!

Thu, Aug 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
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Learn about online privacy, your information footprint and get some resources for managing your online presence.Register

Thu, Aug 06, 10:30am - 11:15am
Virtual
Join Andrés and Christina for this live-stream dancing, music and learning program! For children of all ages!Register

Thu, Aug 06, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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!

Thu, Aug 06, 11:00am - 11:30am
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Join Miss Christian each week to hear a new story and sing songs. Registration is required.Register

Thu, Aug 06, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Virtual
The Afternoon Book Discussion Group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 1:30 PM. All are welcome! Register

Thu, Aug 06, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Virtual
Join us to learn about even more animals and see them up close with Wildlife Ambassadors! If you caught our first show, the animals at this program will be new! All ages.

Thu, Aug 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet group! Register

Thu, Aug 06, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Join us for a virtual discussion of the following two stories: -"The Gay Old Dog" by Edna Ferber (1917) -"Brothers" by Sherwood Anderson (1921) Register

Thu, Aug 06, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
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. Registration requiredRegister

Sun, Aug 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual
Many people have started reading books on the subject of race in the United States. This club aims to unite individuals to discuss these works and the themes they contain. This club is for all people.Register

Mon, Aug 10, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Virtual
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English?Register

Mon, Aug 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Every Monday in August, join others as you play your way through this story-based board game as the hero. Ages 9-14. Registration required.Register

Mon, Aug 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join Let's Talk Books book discussion club to read and discuss "Hamilton: The Revolution" by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter.Register

Mon, Aug 10, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
Please join us for a virtual discussion of Octavia E. Butler's science fiction "Kindred".

Mon, Aug 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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The Friends of Duncan Library's monthly board meeting will take place virtually this month using Zoom. Register

Tue, Aug 11, 11:00am - 11:45am
Virtual
Come to Miss Lisa's house for stories, songs and lots of interactive fun!Register

Tue, Aug 11, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
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Join Chris Fascione for juggling, jokes, stories, and more! Best for ages 6-12

Tue, Aug 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Volunteers from the Energy Masters program will lead a virtual discussion on simple and inexpensive ways you can reduce water and energy consumption in your home or apartment.Register

Tue, Aug 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Author Lawrence Roberts joins us virtually via Zoom to discuss his new book "Mayday 1971: A White House at War, a Revolt in the Streets, and the Untold History of America’s Biggest Mass Arrest." Register

Tue, Aug 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Join us for a book club with beer. Contact rrasby@alexlibraryva.org for more information.Register

Wed, Aug 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
Virtual
This class is for all levels but will cater particularly toward beginners. Vocabulary drills and pronunciation are emphasized. This will be a weekly class.Register

Wed, Aug 12, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
Join us to practice your English language skills with others in an informal environment! All ages welcome!Register

Wed, Aug 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Learn how to use Ancestry Library Edition to uncover your history.Register

Wed, Aug 12, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Zoom - Virtual Pajama Story Time
Join us for a collection of themed stories to enjoy in your favorite pajamas with your favorite librarians! Register

Wed, Aug 12, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Retired Ambassador Elam-Thomas talks about her career, the importance of diversity in diplomacy, and what steps the State Department should take to diversify American representation around the world.Register


 

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