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EVENTS
Sat, Apr 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
The Barrett Branch is hosting an All We Can Save Circle open to all interested in sincere discussion centered on the climate crisis and for those seeking community rooted in wise and just solutions.
Registration is now closed

Sat, Apr 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Outdoors
Start your Saturday doing good for your community. Join the Burke Branch walking and litter pickup club.

Sat, Apr 13, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Sat, Apr 13, 11:00am - 11:30am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us on Saturday mornings in April for a yoga class to practice poses to help kids feel strong and brave. Ages: 4-8

Sat, Apr 13, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Periodicals Room
Join KaNikki Jakarta, the inaugural Poet In Residence for Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association for an open mic and mini poetry workshop in celebration of National Poetry Month!
Registration is now closed

Sat, Apr 13, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
"A serial killer is on the loose in Jazz Age Philadelphia in Jenny Adams’ debut historical mystery, perfect for fans of Deanna Raybourn and Rhys Bowen."

Sat, Apr 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Attention all handcrafters! Join us to share what you are working on, see what others are creating, and just chat while we craft together!

Sat, Apr 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for a celebration of the Caribbean culture with the sound of a live Caribbean band and featuring flavorful Caribbean food samples.

Sat, Apr 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join us in Beatley's youth services area and test out our tabletop games! Ages 5-18.

Sat, Apr 13, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Outdoors
Join us for a guided tour of trees in our Old Town neighborhood by the Virginia Master Naturalists. Registration required as space is limited. (Rain date: Sunday April 14, same time)
This event is full

Sun, Apr 14, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Sun, Apr 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Come play The Settlers of Catan with us! Registration needed.
Registration is now closed

Rescheduled
Sun, Apr 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
New date Saturday, April 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join us in Beatley's youth services area and test out our tabletop games! Ages 5-18.

Sun, Apr 14, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Bring your preschooler to the Duncan Library on Sunday afternoons to explore STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, art, and math)! Recommended ages 3-6

Mon, Apr 15, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Mon, Apr 15, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Crawl, scoot and wiggle to Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Apr 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Through dance, music, puppetry, and vibrant imagery, this world premiere production will use an immersive design to literally unfold around the audience. Recommended for ages 3-6.

Mon, Apr 15, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Crawl, scoot and wiggle to Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Apr 15, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
English conversation practice for English language learners. No registration required.

Mon, Apr 15, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Make and take craft activities for ages 6+

Mon, Apr 15, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Teen Area
Tabletop games where teens can socialize, learn tabletop games, and learn critical thinking and strategy. All materials will be provided. Ages 12-18

Mon, Apr 15, 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.

Mon, Apr 15, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
The Library is for the dogs! Does your 1st-6th grader want to practice reading with a dog? We have 3; 15 minute slots from 5:30-6:30PM. Come read with us! Please call to register. Ages 6-12

Mon, Apr 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual - Virtual
Join the Local History Special Collection team for a virtual genealogy workshop and learn how to strengthen your family history research with essential foundational sources. Register

Canceled
Tue, Apr 16, 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, Apr 16, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Tue, Apr 16, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Clap with glee for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5  

Tue, Apr 16, 10:15am - 10:45am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, and movement for kids ages 0-5 !

Tue, Apr 16, 11:00am - 11:45am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Meet your old friends and make new friends at an unstructured, outdoor playtime in the library's Reading Garden! Toys will be supplied. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Tue, Apr 16, 11:00am - 11:40am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Songs, games, movement and more for ages 0-23 months

Tue, Apr 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual
Join Central Library Manager, Diana Price, & the American Library Association's Sustainability Roundtable to learn about two exciting seed libraries in Nova Gorica, Slovenia and Kansas City, Missouri!Register

Tue, Apr 16, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Clap with glee for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5  

Tue, Apr 16, 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, Apr 16, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
In celebration of the All Alexandria Reads theme of Courage we are diving into different aspects of courage all month with themed stories and crafts. Ages 3+ with a caregiver. Recommended Ages 3-5

Tue, Apr 16, 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. Depending on age range and attendance the groups will be organized by age. Registration required. Ages 12-18
This event is full

Tue, Apr 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, Apr 17, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Wed, Apr 17, 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, Apr 17, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Enjoy weekly sessions with other fiber artists. Share your projects or learn new skills. Quilting tutorials will be provided on 1st Wednesday of every month. No registration is required.

Wed, Apr 17, 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, Apr 17, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
In celebration of All Alexandria Reads Middle Grade pick CLUES TO THE UNIVERSE, Abstract Artists are invited to get intergalactic. All materials will be provided. Ages 6-12 & Teens

Wed, Apr 17, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Please join us for a virtual discussion of the fiction pick of this year's All Alexandria Reads. The 2024 AAR theme is courage. Register

Wed, Apr 17, 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, Apr 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Learn to knit under the guidance of experienced knitters. All supplies will be provided. Ages 8-18.

Wed, Apr 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Zoom
Join our ONLINE book club that meets in the evening, every third Wednesday of the month, to discuss a book chosen by one of the members!

Wed, Apr 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual - Virtual
Join us for a talk with Melissa Sevigny, author of one of this year's All Alexandria Reads selections, "Brave the Wild River."Register

Canceled
Thu, Apr 18, 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, Apr 18, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Thu, Apr 18, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Toddler Rock N' Read is out of this world with Mr. Josstin. Great for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

Thu, Apr 18, 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, Apr 18, 11:00am - 11:40am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Today's story time celebrates our All Alexandria Reads theme:courage. Ages 2+

Thu, Apr 18, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Toddler Rock N' Read is out of this world with Mr. Josstin. Great for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

Thu, Apr 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
It’s never too late to take charge of your brain health!

Thu, Apr 18, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Please join us for a screening of this 1997 historical drama directed by Stephen Spielberg.

Thu, Apr 18, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Join Barrett Branch’s knitting and crochet group making items to donate.

Thu, Apr 18, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Social group that focuses on nail painting and designs for members of the community. All materials will be provided. Ages 8-18

Thu, Apr 18, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Learn and play Riichi Mahjong, a popular tile-based game from Japan.

Thu, Apr 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
⭐ Please email Ally Zomchek at azomchek@alexlibraryva.org if interested in joining ⭐

Thu, Apr 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Teen Area
Both beginners and advanced fiber artists are welcome! Ages 12+

Thu, Apr 18, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Beatley Library’s Girls Who Code explores different programming topics, hoping to encourage and inspire future programmers everywhere! Ages 8-12.

Thu, Apr 18, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual - Zoom
Join us on Zoom the third Thursday of each month! We are discussing selections from The 7 Deadly Sins Sampler, a Great Books Foundation Anthology.  Click on the event title for more info!Register

Fri, Apr 19, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Fri, Apr 19, 10:15am - 11:00am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Build motor, language and social skills with your baby through songs, games, simple baby yoga and more. Just for babies ages 0-12 months and parents/caregivers--no older siblings please.

Fri, Apr 19, 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!*

Sat, Apr 20, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Sat, Apr 20, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Children's Area
Join Mr. Josstin for a Pop Up, Pop In Story Time at 10:15am. This will be a singular spectacular story time on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Ages 0-5

Sat, Apr 20, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Watercolor painting is not as scary as you may think! Come join us to explore this art medium. This free class taught by local artists will give you the tips to create! Registration required.
This event is full

Sat, Apr 20, 11:00am - 11:30am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us on Saturday mornings in April for a yoga class to practice poses to help kids feel strong and brave. Ages: 4-8

Sat, Apr 20, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Come play Dungeons & Dragons. No experience necessary. Open to ages 8-13.
This event is full

Sat, Apr 20, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Discover the world of chakras and techniques to cleanse them while deepening your connection with your body's innate wisdom and intuition 🧘

Sat, Apr 20, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join us in Beatley's youth services area and test out our tabletop games! Ages 5-18.


 

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.