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EVENTS
Canceled
Tue, May 28, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Tue, May 28, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
In the very merry month of May we sang for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, May 28, 10:15am - 10:45am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, and movement for kids ages 0-5 !

Tue, May 28, 11:00am - 11:30am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Songs, games, movement and more for ages 0-23 months

Tue, May 28, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
In the very merry month of May we sang for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, May 28, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Periodicals Room
Join Miss Amy for stories, songs, movement, and activities just right for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Tue, May 28, 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, May 28, 5:00pm - 7:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Introducing the community to D&D through introductory sessions, one-shots, and campaigns. Email Dungeon Master Josstin at jgogue@alexlibraryva.org if you're interested in joining. Ages 12-18

Wed, May 29, 10:15am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Baby storytime, plus opportunities to build relationships with other caretakers of young children! For ages 0-12 months, accompanied by an adult.

Wed, May 29, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Enjoy weekly sessions with other fiber artists. Share your projects and see others. Quilting tutorials will be provided on the first Wednesday of every month. No registration is required.

Wed, May 29, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join us for stories, songs, and activities for your active, growing little ones! Ages 1-2.

Wed, May 29, 5:00pm - 5:45pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Spitfire club, Summer Session. Changing the world, one book at a time! Kindergarten - 3rd Grade.

Wed, May 29, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

Wed, May 29, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Do you love to read romance novels? Want to talk about them with other romance book lovers? Join us on the last Weds. of the month! Click on the event title for more details.Register

Canceled
Thu, May 30, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Thu, May 30, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Toddler Rock N' Read roars through the month of May with Mr. Josstin. Great for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

Thu, May 30, 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.

Thu, May 30, 11:00am - 11:45am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Stories, songs, movement and more for ages 2+

Thu, May 30, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Toddler Rock N' Read roars through the month of May with Mr. Josstin. Great for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

Thu, May 30, 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Please join us for this 30-minute session which will arm you with the latest data on fraud trends and provide tips and resources to protect yourself and your family.

Thu, May 30, 2:00pm - 4:35pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Please join us for a screening of the 2023 film based on Alice Walker's 1982 novel.

Thu, May 30, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Learn and play Riichi Mahjong, a popular tile-based game from Japan.

Thu, May 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Both beginners and advanced fiber artists are welcome! Ages 12+

Canceled
Fri, May 31, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Have fun on Fridays after school, building, making, playing word bingo, and winning prizes! Grades K-5. *Includes slime-making every last Friday of the month!*

Fri, May 31, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Have fun on Fridays after school, building, making, playing word bingo, and winning prizes! Grades K-5. *Includes slime-making every last Friday of the month!*

Sat, Jun 01, 11:00am - 1:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Ready to declutter and downsize? Join us at our Downsizing Event for expert tips from professionals!

Sat, Jun 01, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Bring items from home that are broken, torn or not quite working correctly. Our Fixit Coaches and Volunteers will try to get them up and running. Check-in at the Welcome Table to begin your visit.

Sat, Jun 01, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Check out the Library’s selection of tabletop games. (Ages 5-18)

Sat, Jun 01, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Alexandria City Hall
Enjoy art and poetry workshops, music, refreshments and more. (All ages)

Sun, Jun 02, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
This is a twice-monthly forum for writers to network, share moral support, and offer constructive criticism. Meets first and third Sundays. All are welcome!

Mon, Jun 03, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle, scoot and sing at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Jun 03, 10:30am - 11:00am
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, Jun 03, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle, scoot and sing at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Jun 03, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Teen Area
Where teens can socialize, strategize and learn tabletop games. All materials will be provided. Ages 12-18


 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

 

All City government facilities are now open to the public, 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.

2023 Tax Forms - Federal tax forms will be available for customers to pick up at most Library branches beginning in late-January, 2024. The Library does not offer tax preparation assistance, but the City's Department of Community & Human Services offers free tax return preparation to eligible residents beginning in February.

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.