January Highlights


Parent Literacy Workshop at Burke Branch
posted on January 30, 2014

How do parents and caregivers instill the love of reading for early learners? Kimberly Pearson Cooke of School Readiness Consulting will share ideas on how to foster literacy during a child's initial stages of development at the Burke Branch on Tuesday, February 4, at 5 p.m. 


Pete Seeger
posted on January 27, 2014

RIP folk singer-songwriter and activist who co-wrote, "We Shall Overcome." Check out his materials and discover more about one of America's greatest composers.


Volcano Madness at Beatley Central
posted on January 27, 2014

Join us for a special volcano-themed Science Night with special guest, a real vulcanologist! Tuesday, January 28, 7-8 p.m. at Beatley Central Library.


Celebrating 75 Years
posted on January 21, 2014

America’s earliest known Civil Rights sit-in at a library—the 1939 sit-in on Alexandria’s own Queen Street—will be celebrated by Alexandria Library throughout 2014, as it hosts events honoring the 75th anniversary of the peaceful protest.  


A Royal Feline Adoption Event at Duncan Branch
posted on January 17, 2014

You may meet a pal for life at this special cat adoption event. These felines have been well-loved and well-cared for by King Street Cat volunteers at the shelter and in foster homes, but they are looking for their forever home. Is it with you? Saturday, January 25th at 1 p.m.


We Honor Martin Luther King Jr.
posted on January 9, 2014

Alexandria Library will be closed on Monday, January 20


Digital Magazines from Alexandria Library
posted on January 7, 2014

Read full digital copies of your favorite magazines on a computer, tablet, or mobile device.


Alexandria Library Celebrates Zora Neale Hurston's 123rd Birthday
posted on January 7, 2014

Search our collection for works by and about Zora Neale Hurston.


Coming Soon: New Bill Notices
posted on January 6, 2014

Starting Monday, January 13, all accounts with balances over $5.00 will receive an Outstanding Balance Notice.


Author Talk with Sisters in Crime at Beatley Central Library
posted on January 3, 2014

If mystery, suspense, crime and detective work are up your alley, visit Beatley Central Library on January 16 at 7 p.m as acclaimed local authors discuss the craft of mystery fiction writing. 


New Book Clubs at Burke Branch Library
posted on January 2, 2014

Discussing Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient on Wednesday, January 8 and Jesmyn Ward's Salvage the Bones on Wednesday, January 15.