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Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

The autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. Stride toward freedom : the Montgomery story Why we can't wait
  
The sword and the shield : the revolutionary lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. To the promised land : Martin Luther King and the fight for economic justice
Virtual Events
Mon, Jan 18, All day
Alexandria Law Library
All Alexandria Libraries will be closed on Monday, January 18, in observance of MLK, Jr. Holiday.

Canceled
Mon, Jan 18, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside PickUp - Curbside PickUp
Home kits containing book lists, recipes and craft items to accompany Miss Lisa's A-Z story time series.

Tue, Jan 19, All day
Curbside - Curbside Pickup
When you see a paper plate or a pinecone, do you picture an animal? Find out how to turn these materials into cute creatures using our instructions and supplies.

Tue, Jan 19, 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual
Learn about the four most popular resume styles. Understand which style is best suited for the job you want. Then learn how to take advantage of library resources to create those resumes.Register

Tue, Jan 19, 10:00am - 10:30am
Zoom - Stories and Songs
Join Miss Venetta for songs, rhymes and a new story every week! Perfect for toddlers, big and little siblings!Register

Tue, Jan 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
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

Tue, Jan 19, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Play time with your youngest ones. Fingerplay, stories and plenty of songs! Get moving and grooving with your little ones! Register

Tue, Jan 19, 11:00am - 11:45am
Virtual
This winter and spring, practice the letters N-Z with fun learning activities.Register

Tue, Jan 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Join us on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 7:00pm-8:15pm.Register

Tue, Jan 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
The Duncan Book Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month.Register

Tue, Jan 19, 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!

Canceled
Wed, Jan 20, All day
Curbside - Curbside Pickup
When you see a paper plate or a pinecone, do you picture an animal? Find out how to turn these materials into cute creatures using our instructions and supplies.

Wed, Jan 20, All day
Alexandria Law Library
All Alexandria Libraries will be closed on Wednesday, January 20, in observance of the Inauguration.

Canceled
Wed, Jan 20, 10:30am - 11:45am
Virtual
This conversation class is for all levels, but will cater particularly toward beginners. Intermediate students will be broken off into a separate group to read a current event and discuss.

Canceled
Wed, Jan 20, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Join Ms. Suzanne on Zoom to sing songs and listen to a story about things we can see outside. Designed for ages 1 to 3, but anyone can join!

Canceled
Wed, Jan 20, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Zoom -
Join Miss Kayla and Miss Katie for cozy bedtime stories. Explore a new theme each week!

Thu, Jan 21, All day
Curbside - Curbside Pickup
When you see a paper plate or a pinecone, do you picture an animal? Find out how to turn these materials into cute creatures using our instructions and supplies.

Thu, Jan 21, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Katie for singing, dancing, and to hear new story books!Register

Thu, Jan 21, 10:00am - 10:45am
Virtual
Join Miss Lisa and "Ally Gator" for an interactive story hour for preschoolers and their siblings.Register

Thu, Jan 21, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Christian each week for stories and songs. Registration is required.Register

Thu, Jan 21, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Join us for a virtual discussion of Bill Bryson's "A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail."Register

Thu, Jan 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet social group! Register

Thu, Jan 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Have fun with Miss Amy and Miss Amanda as we flex our STEAM skills! Each week, hear a story, then follow along with a science-related activity using a few simple supplies from around the house. Register

Thu, Jan 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join us virtually as we compete with trivia, play mad libs, tell jokes and listen to stories.Register

Thu, Jan 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Dr. Robert Ehrlich, professor of physics at George Mason University, will examine the options for renewable energy.

Thu, Jan 21, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
Join us for a virtual meeting the third Thursday of each month! Register

Fri, Jan 22, All day
Virtual
A monthly program with Miss Vanessa that features a story, craft, games, trivia, and a baking project inspired by different American Girl™ characters. Take home craft kits available at Barrett Branch!

Fri, Jan 22, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Amy and Miss Amanda each Friday morning for stories, songs and rhymes.Register

Fri, Jan 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Join Ms. Suzanne on Fridays for a story, a craft and some silly songs. Ages 3 - 5.Register

Fri, Jan 22, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside PickUp - Curbside PickUp
Home kits containing book lists, recipes and craft items to accompany Miss Lisa's A-Z story time series.

Sat, Jan 23, All day
Virtual
A monthly program with Miss Vanessa that features a story, craft, games, trivia, and a baking project inspired by different American Girl™ characters. Take home craft kits available at Barrett Branch!

Sat, Jan 23, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside PickUp - Curbside PickUp
Home kits containing book lists, recipes and craft items to accompany Miss Lisa's A-Z story time series.

Sat, Jan 23, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual
Join an online cooking class straight to your own kitchen!Register

Sun, Jan 24, All day
Virtual
A monthly program with Miss Vanessa that features a story, craft, games, trivia, and a baking project inspired by different American Girl™ characters. Take home craft kits available at Barrett Branch!

Mon, Jan 25, All day
Virtual
A monthly program with Miss Vanessa that features a story, craft, games, trivia, and a baking project inspired by different American Girl™ characters. Take home craft kits available at Barrett Branch!

Mon, Jan 25, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Kente Cloth is a traditional woven cloth from Ghana. Pick up your Kente Cloth Inspired craft kit in preparation for the February 9 Tween Art 101 program. Register

Mon, Jan 25, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Home kits containing book lists, recipes and craft items to accompany Miss Lisa's A-Z story time series.

Mon, Jan 25, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Virtual
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English? Register

Mon, Jan 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Do you love to read romance novels? Want to talk about them with other romance book lovers? Join us! Register

Mon, Jan 25, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
Author Laura Zigman also wrote "Animal Husbandry," "Dating Big Bird," "Piece of Work," and "Her." She lives near Boston with her husband, son, and Sheltie.Register


 

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COMMUNITY RESOURCES

 

All City government facilities are now either closed to the public or open by appointment only, until further notice. Customers may call 311 or 703-746-4311 to request in-person information or service.

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.


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