February Highlights


March Madness at Burke Branch
posted on February 26, 2013

It's the 11th anniversary of the Burke Branch Library's reopening!  We'd love for you to join us for a book sale extravaganza at the branch that begins on Wednesday, March 6. We'll conclude with a finale of entertainment on Saturday, March 9.  Volunteers are needed--if interested please call 703-746-1704.




Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration
posted on February 22, 2013

Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss at the Beatley Library's Read Across America party at Beatley Central on Saturday, March 2, from 11 a.m. to noon. In honor of this year's book, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, we'll make hats, enjoy snacks and indulge in all things Seuss! Co-hosted by members of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. 




Alexandria Library Interviews Gladys Davis
posted on February 22, 2013

In honor of Black History Month, we pay tribute to Gladys Davis, who worked at Alexandria Library for over 60 years (1947-2008), and witnessed much transformation during her tenure. Our director, Rose Dawson sat down in Ms. Davis' home on a pleasant afternoon to interview the Alexandria native, who was raised in a row house on Queen Street just blocks from the Barrett Branch Library.


Fandom Expo @ Beatley Central
posted on February 22, 2013

Come to Beatley Central Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 2 to 3 p.m. We'll be giving away comics, books & snacks! Have fun with games and crafts! Create your own Steampunk accessories.



Meet Celebrated Author and Veteran Tom Young
posted on February 19, 2013

Local author, Tom Young, will discuss his latest novel, The Renegades at Beatley Central Library on Thursday, February 20, at 7 p.m.




Speed Dating @ Beatley Central Library
posted on February 11, 2013

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. Our next event will be held on Thursday, March 14




The Green Golly Project
posted on February 8, 2013

Join us at Beatley Central on Tuesday, February 19 from 4 to 5 p.m. for an introduction to the complex, creative and beautiful world of classical music that inspires children to listen actively and imagine creatively. All ages, most appropriate for ages 4 and up.




Library Lovers Quiz
posted on February 8, 2013

In honor of Library Lovers' Month, we'd love to know what you adore most about Alexandria Library. Take our quiz on our homepage.




Pride & Prejudice Celebrates 200 Years
posted on February 7, 2013

Calling all Janeites!* Pride and Prejudice turns 200 this month! Answer the following questions correctly, and you can win a Jane Austen book collection that was donated to Alexandria Library. The winner will be chosen at the end of February.