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CHARLES E. BEATLEY, JR. CENTRAL LIBRARY

Hours & Location
Mon, Sep 16 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Sep 17 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Sep 18 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Sep 19 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Sep 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Sep 21 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Sep 22 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
Mon, Sep 16, All day
Celebrate Ethiopian New Year by designing paper daisies to give to your friends and family. Pick up supplies at the Beatley Youth Services Desk. All ages.

Mon, Sep 16, 10:30am - 11:15am
Picture Book Area
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Tue, Sep 17, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Small Conference Room
Free ESL Intermediate Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Tue, Sep 17, 10:30am - 11:15am
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, Sep 17, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Story Room
Stories, songs, movement, and activities just for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Tue, Sep 17, 4:00pm - 8:30pm
Large Meeting Room
Thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and more will be available for sale. This preview is for members only.

Tue, Sep 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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.

Tue, Sep 17, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Story Room
Join us as we clean out our craft closet!

Wed, Sep 18, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Small Conference Room
If you’ve never tried reading an eBook before, today is the perfect time to try one out!

Wed, Sep 18, 10:00am - 8:30pm
Large Meeting Room
Thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and more will be available for sale. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Beatley Central Library.

Wed, Sep 18, 10:30am - 11:15am
Picture Book Area
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Wed, Sep 18, 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, Sep 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Story Room
Children learn about science, technology, engineering, and math through stories, songs, and activities. Ages 5-8 with adult.

Wed, Sep 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Flex your creative skills by making a craft to take home! Crafts change for every program. All ages.

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

Thu, Sep 19, 10:00am - 8:30pm
Large Meeting Room
Thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and more will be available for sale. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Beatley Central Library.

Thu, Sep 19, 10:30am - 11:15am
Story Room
Stories, songs, movement, and activities just for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Thu, Sep 19, 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, Sep 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Small Conference Room
This library-sponsored program is held on the third Thursday of each month.

Thu, Sep 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Story Room
An introduction to simple hand and machine sewing! Possible projects include a felt monster bag, fabric bags, scarves or tea towels. Ages 10-16.

Fri, Sep 20, 10:00am - 5:30pm
Large Meeting Room
Thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and more will be available for sale. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Beatley Central Library.

Fri, Sep 20, 10:30am - 11:15am
Picture Book Area
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Fri, Sep 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Small Conference Room
Want to practice your Spanish? Join us for an hour of informal conversation with fellow learners. Questions? Call 703.746.1751 or email acastillo@alexlibraryva.org.

Fri, Sep 20, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Kingstowne Farmers Market
Join us at our pop-up library event to learn more about our programs, events, and services.

Sat, Sep 21, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Large Meeting Room
Thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and more will be available for sale. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Beatley Central Library.

Sat, Sep 21, 10:30am - 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, Sep 21, 11:00am - 11:45am
Picture Book Area
Stories, music, and movement for the entire family. All ages with adult.

Sat, Sep 21, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Small Conference Room
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English?

Sat, Sep 21, 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, Sep 22, 8:00am - 1:00pm
West End Farmers Market
Join us at our pop-up library event to learn more about our programs, events, and services.

Sun, Sep 22, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Port City Brewing Company
Join us at our pop-up library event to learn more about our programs, events, and services.

Sun, Sep 22, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Small Conference Room
Calling all writers...join the Beatley Central Writers Group.

Sun, Sep 22, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Large Meeting Room
Thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and more will be available for sale. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Beatley Central Library.

Sun, Sep 22, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Picture Book Area
Pirate story time with Miss Stacy!

Mon, Sep 23, 10:30am - 11:30am
Small Conference Room
Seniors, sharpen your mind and exercise your brain with stimulating games, puzzles, and activities.

Mon, Sep 23, 10:30am - 11:15am
Picture Book Area
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Mon, Sep 23, 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, Sep 24, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Small Conference Room
Free ESL Intermediate Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Tue, Sep 24, 10:30am - 11:15am
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, Sep 24, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Story Room
Stories, songs, movement, and activities just for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Tue, Sep 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join Miss Amanda in guided art and craft projects. Explore different mediums and styles. No previous experience needed. Come and unleash your creative side! Ages 8-14.

Tue, Sep 24, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bring your questions about landscape insects, plant diseases, mosquitos, lawns, soil testing, and so much more.

Tue, Sep 24, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Story Room
Feeling overwhelmed by your craft supplies? Clean out your stash and swap for something new! Join Handcraft Tuesday for a special craft supplies swap.

Wed, Sep 25, 10:30am - 11:15am
Story Room
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Wed, Sep 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Small Conference Room
Get an introduction to online banking, doing your taxes online, PayPal, Venmo, contact-less payments and free budgeting apps.

Wed, Sep 25, 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, Sep 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Story Room
Children learn about science, technology, engineering, and math through stories, songs, and activities. Ages 5-8 with adult.

Wed, Sep 25, 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, Sep 26, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Large Meeting Room
Free ESL Beginner Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Thu, Sep 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, Sep 26, 10:30am - 11:15am
Story Room
Stories, songs, movement, and activities just for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Thu, Sep 26, 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, Sep 26, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Large Meeting Room
Join us for this free workshop focusing on organizing your important documents.

Thu, Sep 26, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Large Meeting Room
Join Oddball Cinema for a screening of "Paprika." Rated R.

Thu, Sep 26, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Story Room
An introduction to simple hand and machine sewing! Possible projects include a felt monster bag, fabric bags, scarves or tea towels. Ages 10-16.

Fri, Sep 27, 10:30am - 11:15am
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Sat, Sep 28, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Large Meeting Room
Join Beatley Central Library as we celebrate our 7th annual Fall Festival and Open House.

Sat, Sep 28, 11:00am - 11:45am
Picture Book Area
Stories, music, and movement for the entire family. All ages with adult.

Sat, Sep 28, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Small Conference Room
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English?

Sat, Sep 28, 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, Sep 29, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Large Meeting Room
Join us for this free documentary screening.

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

Mon, Sep 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Large Meeting Room
Naturalization records are an amazing source of genealogical information!

Tue, Oct 01, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Small Conference Room
Free ESL Intermediate Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Tue, Oct 01, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Large Meeting Room
Free ESL Beginner Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Tue, Oct 01, 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, Oct 01, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Story Room
Stories, songs, movement, and activities just for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Tue, Oct 01, 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, Oct 01, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Story Room
Learn to code with IT professional, Ms. Bortolotti. Ages 8-14.