August Highlights

 

 

76th Anniversary of the 1939 Alexandria Library Sit-In
posted on August 24, 2015

Starting Friday, August 28, the Barrett Branch invites you to view its exhibit commemmorating this historical event.


 

 

Duncan Branch wins 2015 Beautification Award
posted on August 17, 2015

The Alexandria Beautification Commission has selected the James M. Duncan Branch Library for its 2015 Beautification Award for a public building. The award will be presented on Monday, September 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the George Washington Masonic Temple - located at 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, VA 22301.


 

 

Book Buzz at Beatley Central
posted on August 14, 2015

Join Beatley Central on Friday, August 21, at 3 p.m. and be the first to find out about upcoming bestsellers! Representatives from Random House will talk about summer and fall book releases, and will bring free giveaways for attendees. Part of the Adult Summer Reading Challenge. Located in the Large Meeting Room.


 

 

Out of Obscurity Documentary Screening at Beatley Central
posted on August 14, 2015

Join Beatley Central on Friday, August 21, at 10:30 a.m. and help celebrate the 76th anniversary of the Alexandria Library Sit-in with a screening of the the documentary "Out of Obscurity." Located in the Large Meeting Room.


 

 

Unos, Dos, Tres, con Andres at Beatley Central
posted on August 12, 2015

Join Beatley Central on Saturday, August 15, at 11 a.m. as fan favorite Andres performs a special bilingual musical performance perfect for little ones! For all ages. No registration required, but please arrive early as space is limited.


 

 

Paperback Book Clearance Sale at Burke Branch
posted on August 12, 2015

Join Burke Branch on Saturday, August 15, starting at 10:15 a.m. for a paperback, CD, and DVD clearance sale. Sponsored by the Burke Branch Friends.


 

 

KayDee Puppets at Duncan Branch
posted on August 12, 2015

Join Duncan Branch on Saturday, August 15, at 10:30 a.m. as KayDee Puppets performs "The Little Red Hen's Wacky Week" and "Animal Tales." For ages 3+ with a caregiver.


 

 

Frozen Sing-a-long at Barrett Branch
posted on August 10, 2015

It's a hot, hot, August, so cool down and sing along with "Frozen" at Barrett Branch on Thursday, August 13, at 3 p.m. Recommended for children ages 3 and up.


 

 

Brain Science Night at Beatley Central
posted on August 10, 2015

Join Beatley Central on Tuesday, August 11, at 7 p.m. as awesome neuroscientists from the University of Maryland's Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience (DSCN) Lab teach us all about brain structure and how to make a fun brain craft! For kids ages 8-12.


 

 

Mad Science presents Spin, Pop, Boom at Mt. Vernon Recreation Center
posted on August 10, 2015

We're crazy for science! Join us on Tuesday, August 11, at 3:30 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Avenue, as Mad Science presents "Spin, Pop, Boom." For ages 5-12.


 

 

 

Buy it Now! Tax Free Weekend for School Supplies
posted on August 6, 2015

Virginians can shop tax free this weekend, Friday through Sunday, August 7-9 using our Amazon.com link. During this three-day period, purchases of certain school supplies, clothing and footwear will be exempt from the Virginia sales tax. Each eligible school supply item must be priced at $20 or less, and each eligible article of clothing and footwear must be priced at $100 or less.  For details, visit Virginia Department of Taxation.


 

 

Planning for Future Life Events at Burke Branch
posted on August 4, 2015

Join Burke Branch on Saturday, August 8, at 2p.m. for a 2-hour class presented by Financial Education volunteers from the Virginia Cooperative Extension. It will cover Estate Planning Fundamentals; The Matter of Trusts; Estate Taxes; and Widowhood/Divorce/Cohabitation/Marriage and Remarriage. Please register at http://bit.ly/VCEFinance Programs.

 

 

Jump Start Your Mystery Novel at Beatley Central
posted on August 4, 2015

Join Beatley Central on Saturday, August 8, at 1 p.m. as four published authors share the basics of writing a crime novel for today's readers. This program is part of the Adult Summer Reading Challenge. Registration is required. Call 703-746-1751 or email kdow@alexandria.lib.va.us. Located in the Large Meeting Room.

 

 

Temporary Branch Closure
posted on August 3, 2015

The Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library and Special Collections Library will be closed Monday, August 17, through Sunday, August 23, for renovations. The Barrett Branch and Special Collections will reopen to the public on Monday, August 24, at 1:00 p.m.

 

 

Passport Processing Now Offered at Beatley Central
posted on August 3, 2015

The Alexandria Library is pleased to offer passport services at the Beatley Central Library. 

 

 

Uno, Dos, Tres, Con Andres at Barrett Branch
posted on July 31, 2015

Andres is back! Come dance and sing with him in English and Spanish at Barrett Branch on Thursday, August 6, at 11 a.m. Andrés está de vuelta! Ven a bailar y cantar con él en Inglés y en Español. Recommended for children ages 2 and up.

 

 

Barefoot Puppets in Tales from Down Under at Burke Branch
posted on July 31, 2015

Emus, crocodiles and frogs -- oh my! Join Burke Branch on Thursday, August 6, at 4 p.m. and experience the magic of "The Land Down Under" in this performance inspired by Aboriginal folktales. Ages 6-12 only.

 

 

Under the Sea at Mt. Vernon Recreation Center
posted on July 29, 2015

Held at the Mt. Vernon Recreation Center at 2701 Commonwealth Avenue, next to Duncan Branch, on Tuesday, August 4, at 3:30 p.m. Under the Sea’s educator will entertain us all with fish and fish facts. For ages 5 to 12.

 

 

Kofi Dennis at Barrett Branch
posted on July 29, 2015

Barrett Branch welcomes back Wolf Trap Baby Arts Play artist Kofi Dennis, who will have everyone in the family chanting, singing and clapping along on Tuesday, August 4 & 11 at 11 a.m. All ages are invited to his programs.