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CHARLES E. BEATLEY, JR. CENTRAL LIBRARY

Hours & Location
Mon, Nov 11 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Nov 12 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Nov 13 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Nov 14 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Nov 15 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Nov 16 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Nov 17 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Address
5005 Duke Street
Alexandria
VA 22304
Tel: 703.746.1702
Fax: 703.746.1763
About the branch

Parking: The library has a large parking lot with 175 spaces.

Public Transit:

  • Metrorail: King Street Station (Yellow & Blue Lines 3.2 miles); Van Dorn Station (Blue Line 2.1 miles)
  • Metrobus: 8Z, 29K, 29N, 21A, 25B
  • DASH Bus: AT7, AT8

Upcoming Events
Thu, Nov 14, All day
Don’t need your Halloween costumes any more? We are collecting family-friendly costumes for all ages for a costume swap next year!

Thu, Nov 14, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Large Meeting Room
Free ESL Beginner Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Thu, Nov 14, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Small Conference Room
Free ESL Intermediate Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Thu, Nov 14, 10:30am - 11:15am
Story Room
Stories, songs, movement, and activities just for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Thu, Nov 14, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Story Room
Stories, songs, movement, and music just for one and two-year-olds. Ages 12-35 months with an adult.

Thu, Nov 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Story Room
Knitting Club for kids! Learn to knit under the guidance of experienced knitters. All supplies will be provided. Join us in the Children's area. Ages 8-18.

Thu, Nov 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Large Meeting Room
Join Inova physical therapist Jill Pace, as she shares ways to prevent falls in the home and the community.

Fri, Nov 15, All day
Don’t need your Halloween costumes any more? We are collecting family-friendly costumes for all ages for a costume swap next year!

Fri, Nov 15, 10:30am - 11:15am
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Fri, Nov 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Story Room
Join us every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month for a special playtime geared towards children with sensory processing disorders and intellectual and physical disabilities. Ages 2-12 with adult.

Sat, Nov 16, 10:00am - 2:30pm
Story Room
About to take the SAT? Come take a practice exam to see what it’s like! Ages 13-18.Register

Sat, Nov 16, 11:00am - 11:45am
Picture Book Area
Stories, music, and movement for the entire family. All ages with adult.

Sat, Nov 16, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Small Conference Room
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English?

Sat, Nov 16, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Interested in playing chess or learning about the game? Join us every Saturday in the Children's Area. All skill levels are welcome. All ages, children under 8 age must be accompanied by their adult.

Sun, Nov 17, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Small Conference Room
Calling all writers...join the Beatley Central Writers Group.

Sun, Nov 17, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Large Meeting Room
Bring your crafting projects and enjoy the company of other makers with our monthly group!

Mon, Nov 18, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Small Conference Room
Do you own a Digital SLR camera? Would you like to take photos but you don’t know what buttons to press?

Mon, Nov 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Large Meeting Room
In 1957, decades before Steve Jobs dreamed up Apple or Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook, a group of eight brilliant young men started their own transistor business.

Mon, Nov 18, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Large Meeting Room
Are you paying too much for your prescription medications? Is your prescription plan covering all of your medications? Are you on the right Medicare Part D prescription plan?

Tue, Nov 19, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Large Meeting Room
Free ESL Beginner Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Tue, Nov 19, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Small Conference Room
Free ESL Intermediate Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Tue, Nov 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Story Room
Two-year-olds enjoy stories, music, movement, and a coloring sheet to practice fine motor skills. Ages 24-35 months with adult.

Tue, Nov 19, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Story Room
Miss Amy is on vacation this week, so join us for a special playtime in the Story Room. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Tue, Nov 19, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Large Meeting Room
The stories of your life have meaning for your friends and family. Register

Tue, Nov 19, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Large Meeting Room
First in a series to help people reduce their carbon footprint! Make two projects: beeswax wraps, which takes the place of plastic wrap in the kitchen, and disinfecting wipes.
This event is full

Tue, Nov 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Story Room
Hang out and play games with friends. Every program features a different type of game. Play a favorite or learn something new! Ages 8-14. This month: Dice Rolling Games

Wed, Nov 20, 10:30am - 11:15am
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Wed, Nov 20, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Story Room
Babies, Ones, and their caregivers enjoy songs, stories, lap bounces, and gentle playtime. Children ages 0-23 months with adult.

Wed, Nov 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bring the whole family for an evening of creative play with Legos. Just bring your imaginations, we have loads of Legos and Duplos! All ages.

Thu, Nov 21, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Large Meeting Room
Free ESL Beginner Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Thu, Nov 21, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Small Conference Room
Free ESL Intermediate Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Thu, Nov 21, 10:30am - 11:15am
Story Room
Miss Amy is on vacation this week, so join us for a special playtime in the Story Room. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Thu, Nov 21, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Story Room
Stories, songs, movement, and music just for one and two-year-olds. Ages 12-35 months with an adult.

Thu, Nov 21, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Large Meeting Room
Join Oddball Cinema for a screening of "Pleasantville." Rated PG-13.

Thu, Nov 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Small Conference Room
This library-sponsored program is held on the third Thursday of each month.

Thu, Nov 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Story Room
Knitting Club for kids! Learn to knit under the guidance of experienced knitters. All supplies will be provided. Join us in the Children's area. Ages 8-18.

Fri, Nov 22, 10:30am - 11:15am
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Sat, Nov 23, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Large Meeting Room
Join the Alexandria Arlington Regional Gaming Group (AARGGH) in a Grand Gaming Melee. Bring games you want to play, or come without games and play what others bring.

Sat, Nov 23, 11:00am - 11:45am
Picture Book Area
Stories, music, and movement for the entire family. All ages with adult.

Sat, Nov 23, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Small Conference Room
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English?

Sat, Nov 23, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Interested in playing chess or learning about the game? Join us every Saturday in the Children's Area. All skill levels are welcome. All ages, children under 8 age must be accompanied by their adult.

Sun, Nov 24, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Small Conference Room
Calling all writers...join the Beatley Central Writers Group.

Sun, Nov 24, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Large Meeting Room
Don't have time during your busy week to organize your recipes?

Mon, Nov 25, 10:30am - 11:30am
Small Conference Room
Seniors, sharpen your mind and exercise your brain with stimulating games, puzzles, and activities.

Mon, Nov 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Large Meeting Room
Our lives are going digital. We shop, bank and even date online. Computers hold our treasured photographs, emails, and our personal information. This data is precious -- and cybercriminals want it.

Mon, Nov 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Enjoy this mixed level, accessible Hatha style Yoga class where you will practice traditional Yoga poses, breathing and relaxation techniques.

Tue, Nov 26, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Large Meeting Room
Free ESL Beginner Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Tue, Nov 26, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Small Conference Room
Free ESL Intermediate Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Thu, Nov 28, All day
All Alexandria Libraries will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 in observance of Thanksgiving Day Holiday.

Fri, Nov 29, All day
All Alexandria Libraries will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 in observance of Thanksgiving Day Holiday.