February Highlights

 

 

Freedom Riders
posted on February 22, 2018

Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws, the Freedom Riders were met with bitter racism and mob violence along the way. Still, they continued to ride and find new ways to sustain and expand the movement. (Duncan Branch)

 

Keeping heritage alive: African story telling
posted on February 22, 2018

Join us for a program featuring stories and songs written, told, or passed down through the African-American culture.(Duncan Branch)

 

Vegetable gardening: plan and prepare
posted on February 20, 2018

Advice on succession planting, along with a planting calendar, will get you on your way to maximizing your harvest! (Burke Branch)

 

Fake, fraud or genuine
posted on February 16, 2018

Join us as Oscar P. Fitzgerald shares how to spot if a piece of furniture is a fake, fraud or the original.(Beatley Central)

 

Author Talk with Ruthi Postow
posted on February 16, 2018

Ruthi Postow Birch discusses her memoir "How to Build a Piano Bench: Lessons for Success from a Red-Dirt Road in Alabama" which shares her humorous and heart-warming story about the life lessons she learned and how she applied that knowledge to build a successful business. (Burke Branch)

 

Oney Judge Historical Reenactment
posted on February 16, 2018

Oney Judge has been the subject of numerous children's books, including The Escape of Oney Judge by Emily Arnold McCully and Taking Liberty by Ann Rinaldi.  (Duncan Branch)

 

Inventors of Color
posted on February 14, 2018

From a slave named Ned, who invented the cotton scraper in 1858 through the 20th century. (Barrett Branch)

 

Presidents Day Closure
posted on February 5, 2018

All Alexandria Libraries will be closed on Monday, February 19 for Presidents Day. 

 

Energy efficiency improvements with energy masters
posted on February 7, 2018

A member of the Energy Masters Community Engagement team will provide information and techniques geared towards energy efficiency and water conservation for your home. (Barret Branch)

 

 

Smithsonian Discovery Theater presents: Black Diamond
posted on February 5, 2018

Score a home run with this spirit-rousing musical play about the "other" major league!  (Beatley Central)

 

 

Low Vision Group Update and Free Glaucoma Screening
posted on February 5, 2018

Join Suleiman Alibhai, O.D., low vision specialist, as he discusses updates in research, treatments, and hope for those with low vision disorders.(Beatley Central)

 

 

Spanish language class for beginners
posted on February 5, 2018

Want to learn Spanish? Join us for free classes for beginners. (Burke Branch)

 

 

Experience Ethiopian Dance!
posted on February 5, 2018

Join us to learn Iskista, the "shoulder dance," and see demonstrations of Oromigna, Tigrigna, Wolitigna and Guragigna and more  (Beatley Central)

 

 

 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program
posted on February 2, 2018

Help your children start school ready to succeed by reading 1,000 books with them before Kindergarten. That's just 1 book a night for less than 3 years, 2 books a night for less than 2 years, or 3 books a night for less than 1 year!  

 

 

Author Talk with M. J. O'Brien and Joan Muholland
posted on February 1, 2018

M.J. O’Brien will discuss his book, and Joan Trumpauer Mulholland will talk about her experience participating in the Jackson Woolworth’s Sit-In.  (Beatley Central)

 

 

Finding grants
posted on February 1, 2018

You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants. The class consists of 30 minutes of presentation followed by 30 minutes of hands-on, guided online grant research.  (Barrett Branch)

 

 

Documentary screening: Overshadowed
posted on February 1, 2018

OVERSHADOWED is a film about Ethiopia, its history, its people, and the diaspora that has scattered its people. (Duncan Branch)

 

 

Bill Euille: a perspective
posted on January 29, 2018

Join us for a talk from Alexandria's first African American Mayor as he gives his perspective on modern day American life in Alexandria for African American History Month. (Duncan Branch)

 

 

 

"From Slave to Statemen" presented by the National Park Service
posted on January 29, 2018

A presentation about how African Americans rode a wave of reform to some of the most important political offices in the land for a few years between Reconstruction and the beginning of the Jim Crow era. (Barrett Branch)

 

 

Local History Tour
posted on January 29, 2018

Learn about the importance of Alexandria in Virginia history and about resources available for researching your ancestors or home. (Local History)

  

Spanish Language Class for Beginners
posted on January 29, 2018

Want to learn Spanish? Join us for free classes for beginners. (Burke Branch)

 

   

Black History Month
posted on January 29, 2018

Please join us throughout February as we celebrate the history and contributions of African Americans.