December Highlights


Ready, Set, Date
posted on December 27, 2012

Book lovers share your love of books and find your literary better half at our Library Speed Dating event. Prizes will be awarded and refreshments will be served. Call 703-746-1751 to reserve a space.





eReader Survey
posted on December 21, 2012

What is your favorite eReading device? Complete the survey on our home page and let us know.






Consoling Children in Tragic Times
posted on December 20, 2012

When unimaginable acts happen, it is difficult for adults to process them and even harder to explain those events to children. How do we answer impossible questions? How much of the truth should we share? What is the best way to offer reassurance in the face of uncertainty? The Alexandria Library has compiled a list of resources available both in the library and on the Internet to help answer some of those tough questions.


We Reflect on our 75th Annivesary Celebration Throughout the 2012 Year 
posted on December 19, 2012

On August 20, 2012 the Alexandria Library officially celebrated 75 years as a public library system. In recognition of the 75th Anniversary, Alexandria Library hosted a number of special programs throughout 2012.





Downton Abbey Marathon at Beatley Central Library
posted on December 17, 2012

Whether you're a Downton Abbey fan or newbie to the series, our screenings will allow you to watch all episodes before season three airs on January 6.  Screenings will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 26, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 27 and 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Dec. 28. Tea and biscuits will be served. 




Craft Night at Barrett Branch Library
posted on December 12, 2012

Do you knit, crochet or sew? Join us on Thursday, December 12 at 7 p.m. to meet other crafters, share your love of yarn, thread and fabric, or even learn a new skill. Beginners welcome. Participants must bring their own supplies. 




Holiday Events at Alexandria Library
posted on December 6, 2012

For the holidays, we've lined up a host of free, festive events.  From gift-making, to handbell and jazz concerts, to poetry readings and seasonal safety tips given by the Police Department, our calendar is joy packed with activities for people of all ages.




Free Meditation Class at Burke Branch
posted on December 3, 2012

Turn your winter blues to winter bliss with our FREE meditation workshop on Saturday, December 8 at 11 a.m. at Burke Branch Library. We'll help shake off any stress that may be caused by less daylight in the season, an overload of activities or gift shopping anxiety. 




DMV2Go Visits Beatley Central Library
posted on December 3, 2012

DMV2Go parked at Beatley Central Library on Thursday, December 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Need to renew your driver's license or replace expired decals but don't have the time—or patience—to make it down to the DMV?  Don't fret, you're sure to have the right-of-way with DMV2Go, which offers full customer service on wheels.