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New Non-Fiction

 

 The art of resistance : my four years in the French underground : a memoir How we learn : why brains learn better than any machine ... for now Black wave : Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the forty-year rivalry that unraveled culture, religion, and collective memory in the Middle East
  
You're not listening : what you're missing and why it matters Food fix : how to save our health, our economy, our communities, and our planet--one bite at a time Educated for freedom : the incredible story of two fugitive schoolboys who grew up to change a nation
Virtual Events
Sat, Jul 11, 10:30am - 12:00pm
New venue Virtual
Part two of a three-part series focused on understanding the financial services industry.Register

Sat, Jul 11, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual
Join Music of Asian America Research Center's Eric Hung and Nancy Yunhwa Rao for a program on Asian American entertainment during the Exclusion Era. Register

Sun, Jul 12, 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, Jul 13, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Virtual
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English? Register

Mon, Jul 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Can you pass this divination class? Use your skills to uncover phrases, places and objects found throughout the wizarding world. Recommended for Tweens and Teens! Register

Mon, Jul 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Please join us online to discuss "The Age of Innocence" by Edith Wharton. Register

Mon, Jul 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
The Friends of Duncan Library's monthly board meeting will take place virtually this month using Zoom. Register

Mon, Jul 13, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
Please join us for a virtual discussion of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize winning book "Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity" by Katherine Boo.

Tue, Jul 14, 10:00am - 10:45am
Virtual
Did you know you have access to magazines and music with your library card? Join us to find out how to get started with these library services.Register

Tue, Jul 14, 11:00am - 11:45am
Virtual
Come to Miss Lisa's house for stories, songs and lots of interactive fun!Register

Tue, Jul 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual
Learn the basics of Medicare coverage (Part A, B, C, D and Medigap) and choices. This presentation is given by Medicare counselors from the Division of Aging and Adult Services.  Register

Tue, Jul 14, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Virtual
Join Under the Sea to learn more about the creatures of our oceans and bays and see them up close! All ages.

Tue, Jul 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Local author Paul Dickson joins us virtually to discuss his new book, "The Rise of the G.I. Army, 1940-194: The Forgotten Story of How America Forged a Powerful Army Before Pearl Harbor"Register

Tue, Jul 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join us for a book club with beer. Contact kdow@alexlibraryva.org or 703-746-1751 for more information.Register

Tue, Jul 14, 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!

Wed, Jul 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual
Hilarious magical fun with the DMV's favorite pre-school magician!

Wed, Jul 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
Join us to practice your English language skills with others in an informal environment! All levels welcome!Register

Wed, Jul 15, 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, Jul 15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
The Duncan Book Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Register

Thu, Jul 16, 10:00am - 10:45am
Virtual
Design presentations, social media graphics, and more with thousands of beautiful layouts.Register

Thu, Jul 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Join Ms. Suzanne as we explore what's outside her window, share a story and sing some songs. Lots of flowers to look at and some herbs, too!

Thu, Jul 16, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Christian each week to hear a new story and sing songs. Registration is required.Register

Thu, Jul 16, 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, Jul 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
If you've ever had a question about sharks, you'll definitely want to join us for this special question and answer session with scientists from the National Aquarium. All ages. Registration required.

Thu, Jul 16, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
We are taking our monthly book club discussion online. Join us for a critical discussion of Frederick Douglass's Narrative, first published in 1845. Register

Thu, Jul 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Virginia Tech Food Science and Technology professor sits with Port City Brewery's quality manager to discuss the science of beer in this "fireside" chat.Register

Thu, Jul 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet group! Register

Thu, Jul 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Open your eyes to all of the wonders hidden in the wetlands of Virginia as Rainbow Puppet Productions presents “The Wondrous Wetland Review.”Register

Thu, Jul 16, 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

Sat, Jul 18, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Virtual
Change up your summer table and up the nutritional content of each bite! Register

Sat, Jul 18, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Death Cafes are an opportunity to demystify the death experience. We offer an open, safe environment for discussing thoughts, feelings about all manner death and dying. 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.

The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories. The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. Learn more.

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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