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CHARLES E. BEATLEY, JR. CENTRAL LIBRARY

Hours & Location
Mon, Jan 20 Closed
(Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
Tue, Jan 21 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jan 22 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jan 23 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jan 24 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jan 25 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jan 26 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Address
5005 Duke Street
Alexandria
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
Tue, Jan 21, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Large Meeting Room
Free ESL Beginner Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

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

Tue, Jan 21, 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, Jan 21, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Story Room
Stories, songs, movement, and activities just for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Tue, Jan 21, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Port City Brewing Company
What are the realistic and beneficial applications for drones? What regulations should be in place to integrate drones into everyday life?Register

Tue, Jan 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Large Meeting Room
Do you have a lot of old books? Are you constantly looking for a new craft project? Come learn how to turn an old book into a recycled piece of art just by folding its pages.
This event is full

Tue, Jan 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Tweens can 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.

Wed, Jan 22, 10:15am - 12:00pm
Small Conference Room
Confused about what's online regarding health information?

Wed, Jan 22, 10:30am - 11:15am
Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Wed, Jan 22, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Story Room
Babies and their caregivers enjoy songs, stories, lap bounces, and gentle playtime. Ages 0-11 months with adult.

Wed, Jan 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Story Room
Flex your creative skills by making a craft to take home! Crafts change for every program. All ages.

Thu, Jan 23, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Large Meeting Room
Free ESL Beginner Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Thu, Jan 23, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Small Conference Room
Free ESL Intermediate Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Thu, Jan 23, 10:30am - 11:10am
Story Room
Stories, songs, movement, and music just for one and two-year-olds. Ages 12-35 months with an adult.

Thu, Jan 23, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Story Room
Stories, songs, movement, and activities just for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Thu, Jan 23, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Story Room
Join us every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month for a special playtime geared towards children with sensory processing disorders and intellectual and physical disabilities. Ages 2-12 with adult.

Thu, Jan 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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, Jan 24, 10:30am - 11:15am
Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Canceled
Sat, Jan 25, 10:00am - 4:30pm
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, Jan 25, 11:00am - 11:40am
Picture Book Area
Stories, music, and movement for the entire family. All ages with adult.

Canceled
Sat, Jan 25, 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.

Sat, Jan 25, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Small Conference Room
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English?

Sun, Jan 26, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Small Conference Room
Calling all writers...join the Beatley Central Writers Group.

Mon, Jan 27, 10:30am - 11:15am
Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Mon, Jan 27, 10:30am - 11:30am
Small Conference Room
Seniors, sharpen your mind and exercise your brain with stimulating games, puzzles, and activities.

Mon, Jan 27, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Story Room
Do you like to sing and have fun with music? Join us as we share old favorite songs, experiment with new ones, and learn music basics. Ages 5 to 8 only.

Mon, Jan 27, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Story Room
Free ESL Beginner Workshops usually held every Monday.

Mon, Jan 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Large Meeting Room
Enjoy a special presentation of Fannie Lou Hamer: “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired," a character reenactment by Sheila Arnold Jones.

Tue, Jan 28, 10:00am - 11:55am
Large Meeting Room
Free ESL Beginner Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Tue, Jan 28, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Small Conference Room
Free ESL Intermediate Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Tue, Jan 28, 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, Jan 28, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Story Room
Stories, songs, movement, and activities just for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Tue, Jan 28, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Large Meeting Room
We are all creative but we may not recognize the creativity within us. Register

Tue, Jan 28, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Small Conference Room
Join us on select Tuesday evenings to explore new gadgets, virtual reality apps, ereaders, tablets, smart home devices and more.

Tue, Jan 28, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Large Meeting Room
Learn about fidget quilts and activity mats and the benefits they offer Alzheimer's and dementia patients.

Tue, Jan 28, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join Beatley Central's tween book club! No assigned book; pick one YOU want to read that relates to the genre and share your thoughts. 4th-9th grades.

Wed, Jan 29, 10:30am - 11:15am
Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Wed, Jan 29, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Story Room
Babies and their caregivers enjoy songs, stories, lap bounces, and gentle playtime. Ages 0-11 months with adult.

Wed, Jan 29, 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, Jan 30, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Large Meeting Room
Free ESL Beginner Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Thu, Jan 30, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Small Conference Room
Free ESL Intermediate Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Thu, Jan 30, 10:30am - 11:10am
Story Room
Stories, songs, movement, and music just for one and two-year-olds. Ages 12-35 months with an adult.

Thu, Jan 30, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Story Room
Stories, songs, movement, and activities just for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Thu, Jan 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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, Jan 31, 10:30am - 11:15am
Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Sat, Feb 01, 10:30am - 3:00pm
Large Meeting Room
Beatley is 20 in '20!!

Sat, Feb 01, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Small Conference Room
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English?

Sat, Feb 01, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Interested in playing chess or learning about the game? Join us in the Children's Area. All skill levels are welcome. All ages. Children under 8 age must be accompanied by their adult.

Rescheduled
Sun, Feb 02, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
New date Sunday, February 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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.

Mon, Feb 03, 10:30am - 11:15am
Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Mon, Feb 03, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Story Room
Do you like to sing and have fun with music? Join us as we share old favorite songs, experiment with new ones, and learn music basics. Ages 5 to 8 only.

Mon, Feb 03, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Small Conference Room
Free ESL Beginner Workshops usually held every Monday.

Tue, Feb 04, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Large Meeting Room
Free ESL Beginner Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Tue, Feb 04, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Small Conference Room
Free ESL Intermediate Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Tue, Feb 04, 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, Feb 04, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Story Room
Stories, songs, movement, and activities just for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Tue, Feb 04, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Large Meeting Room
Share your projects, tips and ideas, and enjoy the company of other crafters while you do your craft of choice.

Tue, Feb 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Story Room
Do you love to read YA books? Join us for our Forever YA Book Club meeting. For this meeting prepare to talk about a Young Adult book you read during 2019 that you liked and one that you didn’t like.

Wed, Feb 05, 10:15am - 12:00pm
Small Conference Room
Your photos, documents, audio and video files require special care to keep them usable into the future. Learn how to do it with this class.

Wed, Feb 05, 10:30am - 11:15am
Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Wed, Feb 05, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Story Room
Babies and their caregivers enjoy songs, stories, lap bounces, and gentle playtime. Ages 0-11 months with adult.

Wed, Feb 05, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Story Room
Join us for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math themed storytimes and activities. Ages 5-8 with adult.

Wed, Feb 05, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Story Room
Flex your creative skills by making a craft to take home! Crafts change for every program. All ages.