February Highlights

 

 

 

 

 

 

Searching for Our Humanity-An Artist's Reponse to Racial Injustice
posted on February 22, 2017

Suzanne Scott Constantine, a professor at George Mason University’s School of Integrative Studies, teaches in the social justice and human rights concentration, and her courses focus on racial, ethnic and gender inequities. She also is a studio artist at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, where she is an interdisciplinary visual and performance artist, with a focus on social justice issues.

@Duncan Branch

 

 

 

 

 

The Green Family of Cabinetmakers: an Alexandria Institution
posted on February 22, 2017

How did the Greens make their money and became a prominent Alexandria family? Join Dr. Oscar Fitzgerald for a look at the family business, including his publication of "Green Family of Cabinetmakers: An Alexandria Institution" and "Four Centuries of American Furniture" the standard textbook in the field.

@Special Collections

 

 

 

 

Alexandria City Manager FY18 Budget Presentation
posted on February 15, 2017

City Manager Mark B. Jinks invites the public to a presentation of his proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Program. This will be one of several opportunities for members of the community to learn more about the proposed budget.

@Beatley Central

 

 

(Young) Adulting 101: How to Budget
posted on February 15, 2017

Are you just getting your first part time job? Have you been working for years? Do you want a away to start saving? Come join us for tips on budgeting and saving for larger expenditures. Ages 13+.

@Beatley Central

 

 

Celebrating George Washington's Birthday With Cake
posted on February 15, 2017

Join us for cake and eat it to celebrate George Washington's Birthday.

@Duncan Branch

   

  

 

Winter Gardening from the Master Gardeners of NOVA
posted on February 15, 2017

Itching to get out in the garden, but find February too cold to start outdoor activities? Now you can get a head start with some easy-to-implement practices that will save you time, money and labor! First, you'll learn about testing your soil and how to improve the soil you have. Next, you'll learn how to tackle the task of tool tune up. 

@Barrett Branch

  

  

 

Getting Fiscally Fit
posted on February 15, 2017

With volatile markets and an unpredictable future, many people are concerned about their financial future. In this highly informative workshop, attendees will learn simple strategies they can start using today to take charge of their finances and achieve peace of mind.

@Beatley Central

     

Presidents Day
posted on February 13, 2017

All Alexandria Libraries will be closed on Monday, February 20 for Presidents Day.

 

   

   

 

Women Soldiers in the Civil War
posted on February 13, 2017

Join us to hear about women soldiers in the Civil War. Women joined the armies for the same reasons that men did, patriotism and adventure. Some went to the front to be with their menfolk. Their fellow enlisted men frequently knew of their secrets, but valued their service.

@Burke Branch

   

  

 

Clara Barton at Antietam
posted on February 13, 2017

Clara Barton was new to nursing as she stood on the fields of Sharpsburg, waiting for the battle of Antietam to begin. It was also her first time on the battlefield. What she did there would not only save countless lives, but change her life forever. Michael Hoffman from the National Museum of Civil War Medicine will present on this topic

@Barrett Branch

   

   

 

Shakespeare: The World As Stage by Bill Bryson
posted on February 7, 2017

William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of wild supposition arranged around scant facts. With a steady hand and his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to reveal the man himself.

@Duncan Branch

   

  

 

Young Engineers
posted on February 10, 2017

Ages 8+. Children learn the basics of engineering through building structures and solving challenges with a variety of different types of building blocks (Legos, Keva Planks, Q-ba). Please arrive early as space is limited to 20 children per class

@Beatley Central

   

 

  

 

Virginia Sectional Furniture
posted on February 7, 2017

Join author Hal Stuart for a discussion of his book, Virginia Sectional Furniture, 1800-1860. The book details “the gradual rise and rapid fall of antebellum Virginia sectional furniture. Ironically, Virginia sectional furniture came about at the same time the nation was succumbing to the dangers of extreme sectionalism leading to a long and bloody Civil War.”

@Special Collections

   

   

 

Stem Series Workshop--3D Printing
posted on February 7, 2017

This special workshop led by Colleen McNeil, Director of IT at St Stephen's & St Agnes School in Alexandria will provide you an opportunity to design and create a 3D object for Valentine's Day gift for 5th through 8th graders. Limited to 20 students. 

@Duncan Branch

   

  

 

Introduction to Personal Taxes
posted on February 6, 2017

This is an interactive class that will help you understand the basic tax forms, what documents you need to prepare your tax return, and tips to reduce your tax bill. This is an educational program; personal tax situations will not be discussed.

@Burke Branch

    

Stories Before Bed 
posted on February 6, 2017

Join us for a night time story before you tuck yourself in bed.

@Duncan Branch

  

Black History Month
posted on January 31, 2017

Come and join us for a celebration of Black History Month. There are events at different locations in February. 

   

  

 

Fashion of Mercy Street
posted on January 31, 2017

The colorful characters on Mercy Street (PBS Civil War era medical drama set in Alexandria) have equally colorful wardrobes on the show. Fashion historian Deb Fuller will explore the historical inspirations for the costumes on Mercy Street and how fashion shaped the lives of the people that wore it.

@Barret Branch

    

 

Blacks In the Civil War
posted on January 31, 2017

Blacks, both free and slaves actively participated in the Civil War. Learn about these unsung heroes and the contributions they made to our region and our country. Ages: 8-14

@Burke Branch

   

Student Loan and Loan Repayment
posted on January 31, 2017

Join us and learn about best practices to manage your student debt and get your loans repaid. Attendees must register! http://bit.ly/VCEFinancePrograms.

@Beatley Central

   

  

 

The True Story of Civil War Medicine
posted on January 30, 2017

Did you know that no one actually "bit the bullet"? Learn the truth behind the most common misconceptions about Civil War medicine, and how the innovations of Civil War medicine paved the way for our modern emergency medical system. Presented by a speaker from the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.

@Burke Branch

   

  

 

Local History and Special Collections Tour
posted on January 30, 2017

Come learn about the unique treasures held at the Local History / Special Collections the first Saturday of every month. Learn about the importance of Alexandria in Virginia history and about resources available for researching your ancestors or home. accommodate!

@Special Collections

   

 

 

Make & Take: Cookie Decorating
posted on January 30, 2017

All ages. Come every other week to flex your creative skills by making a new craft to take home. This week we will be decorating vanilla wafer cookies with cute valentine designs. No nuts, but cookies and decorating supplies will contain gluten and milk products. Please let us know if you have allergies and would like to attend—we can accommodate!

@Beatley Central