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ADULT WINTER READING


To celebrate Love Your Library Month, the Library is hosting its annual Adult Winter Reading Contest.

Starting February 1st, customers are encouraged to stop by any Alexandria Library branch to learn more about the Adult Winter Reading program.

By reading one book or listening to one audiobook, you can be entered to win a gift card. You can fill out an entry form at any of the branches or participate at alexandria.beanstack.com. Maximum of five entries per customer.

Physical entries must be submitted by Monday, February 28, 2022. 

 

BOOK MATCH

What are your favorite types of books? What book can you not live without? 

Fill out a short questionnaire and receive a personalized list of book recommendations hand-picked by our staff.

 

GET A BOOK MATCH

 

BOOKS & AUTHORS

Browse genres, search for a title or author, review booklists and more.

 

ACCESS BOOKS AND AUTHORS

 

 VIEW TUTORIAL

 

NOVELIST

Find book recommendations based on appeal factors, curated lists, and read-alikes for titles you enjoy.

 

ACCESS NOVELIST

 

 VIEW TUTORIAL

Staff Picks for eBooks & Audiobooks

 

They Will Drown in Their Mothers' Tears The Alienist The Goldfinch A Mind Unraveled Manhattan Beach Dark Places

Upcoming Events
Tue, Jun 28, 10:00am - 12:15pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
ESL is returning to the Beatley Library as an in person event. Come join us. No registration needed.

Canceled
Tue, Jun 28, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Need help copying or scanning? Need to send an or download an attachment but don't know how? Volunteers are here to help!

Tue, Jun 28, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Schedule an appointment with our Computer Volunteer to help with the Internet, Email, MS Word, or other computer questions.

Tue, Jun 28, 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, Jun 29, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
This class is for those who are preparing for the Citizen Exam and Interview. Ideally, you will have already submitted your N-400.

Rescheduled
Wed, Jun 29, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
New date Tuesday, June 28, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Schedule an appointment with our Computer Volunteer to help with the Internet, Email, MS Word, or other computer questions.

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

Canceled
Wed, Jun 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
The is a space for intermediate speaker to practice English and build confidence.

Wed, Jun 29, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Do you love to read romance novels? Want to talk about them with other romance book lovers? Join us! Email reflib@alexlibraryva.org for info about this month's selection or to join our email list. Register

Wed, Jun 29, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Watch the selected films at your leisure, and join the Friends of Duncan Library Film Club on the last Wednesday of the month to discuss!Register

Thu, Jun 30, 10:00am - 12:15pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
ESL is returning to the Beatley Library as an in person event. Come join us. No registration needed.

Thu, Jun 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
NASA researcher Dr. Jessica Noviello will guide you on a tour of the ocean worlds in our Solar System and explain the importance of water in the search for life in exoplanetary systems. Register

Fri, Jul 01, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Pick up a PINGO card and play to help save the ocean! PINGO will run throughout the month of July.

Sat, Jul 02, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Pick up a PINGO card and play to help save the ocean! PINGO will run throughout the month of July.

Sun, Jul 03, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Pick up a PINGO card and play to help save the ocean! PINGO will run throughout the month of July.

Tue, Jul 05, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Pick up a PINGO card and play to help save the ocean! PINGO will run throughout the month of July.

Tue, Jul 05, 10:00am - 12:15pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
ESL is returning to the Beatley Library as an in person event. Come join us. No registration needed.

Tue, Jul 05, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join us every other Tuesday whenever your schedule allows; no need to register in advance. This group is open to all who are navigating the challenges of caring for a loved one.

Tue, Jul 05, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Schedule an appointment with our Computer Volunteer to help with the Internet, Email, MS Word, or other computer questions.

Wed, Jul 06, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Pick up a PINGO card and play to help save the ocean! PINGO will run throughout the month of July.

Wed, Jul 06, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
This class is for those who are preparing for the Citizen Exam and Interview. Ideally, you will have already submitted your N-400.

Rescheduled
Wed, Jul 06, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
New date Tuesday, July 05, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Schedule an appointment with our Computer Volunteer to help with the Internet, Email, MS Word, or other computer questions.

Wed, Jul 06, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
The is a space for intermediate speaker to practice English and build confidence.

Canceled
Wed, Jul 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
The is a space for intermediate speaker to practice English and build confidence.

Thu, Jul 07, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Pick up a PINGO card and play to help save the ocean! PINGO will run throughout the month of July.

Thu, Jul 07, 10:00am - 12:15pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
ESL is returning to the Beatley Library as an in person event. Come join us. No registration needed.

Thu, Jul 07, 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, Jul 07, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Join Barrett Branch’s knitting and crochet group!

Thu, Jul 07, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join Jorge Banales as he gives instruction on the Yang Style 24 Movement Tai Chi form.

Fri, Jul 08, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Pick up a PINGO card and play to help save the ocean! PINGO will run throughout the month of July.

Sat, Jul 09, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Pick up a PINGO card and play to help save the ocean! PINGO will run throughout the month of July.

Sat, Jul 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Charles Barrett Elementary School
Start your Saturday doing good. This summer we're visiting other locations throughout Alexandria to walk and pickup litter. For July, we're going to the Charles Barrett Elementary school community.

Sat, Jul 09, 11:00am - 12:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
Experience the bright, easy tones of steel drum music outdoors at Duncan Library.

Canceled
Sat, Jul 09, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Alexandria Law Library
Death Cafes are an opportunity to demystify the death experience. We offer an open, safe environment for discussing thoughts and feelings about all topics related to death and dying.

Sat, Jul 09, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Death Cafes are an opportunity to demystify the death experience. We offer an open, safe environment for discussing thoughts and feelings about all topics related to death and dying.Register

Sun, Jul 10, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Pick up a PINGO card and play to help save the ocean! PINGO will run throughout the month of July.

Mon, Jul 11, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Pick up a PINGO card and play to help save the ocean! PINGO will run throughout the month of July.

Mon, Jul 11, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
ESL is returning to the Burke Library as an in-person event. Come join us. No registration is needed.

Mon, Jul 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Wendy Harper returns to lead the popular Yoga in the Reading Garden.

Mon, Jul 11, 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 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- Via Zoom
"Where the Crawdads Sing" is the blockbuster first novel by naturalist writer Delia Owen, on the bestseller list since 2018! The film version of the book comes out in July. Register

Tue, Jul 12, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Pick up a PINGO card and play to help save the ocean! PINGO will run throughout the month of July.

Tue, Jul 12, 10:00am - 12:15pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
ESL is returning to the Beatley Library as an in person event. Come join us. No registration needed.

Tue, Jul 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
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.

Tue, Jul 12, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Schedule an appointment with our Computer Volunteer to help with the Internet, Email, MS Word, or other computer questions.

Tue, Jul 12, 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, Jul 13, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Pick up a PINGO card and play to help save the ocean! PINGO will run throughout the month of July.

Wed, Jul 13, 10:00am - 10:45am
Virtual
We will review the fundamental features that are available on both Westlaw Classic and Westlaw Edge platforms. Learn how to pull up a case/statute by citation or name. Register

Wed, Jul 13, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Virtual
Learn Statutes Compare, Overruling Risk, Litigation Analytics, Quick Check & more. You will want to attend this session and learn how they can make you research more efficiently and confidently. Register

Wed, Jul 13, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Join us for a virtual discussion of Colleen Cambridge's "Murder at Mallowan Hall," the first Phyllida Bright novel in her historical mystery series set in the home of Agatha Christie.Register

Wed, Jul 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Learn about the different parts of Medicare.Register

Rescheduled
Wed, Jul 13, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
New date Tuesday, July 12, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Schedule an appointment with our Computer Volunteer to help with the Internet, Email, MS Word, or other computer questions.

Wed, Jul 13, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
The is a space for intermediate speaker to practice English and build confidence.

Canceled
Wed, Jul 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
The is a space for intermediate speaker to practice English and build confidence.

Last updated:  January 2022