January Highlights

 

 

Colleen McCullough 1937-2015
posted on January 29, 2015

Alexandria Library remembers Colleen McCullough, author of Thorn Birds, Bittersweet, and series Masters of Rome. 

 

 

Author Talk with Deborah Parker at Beatley Central
posted on January 26, 2015

Join Beatley Central on Saturday, January 31, at 2 p.m. as author Deborah Parker will talk about her book, The New Year: Calibrating Your Personal GPS for Success. Located in the Small Conference Room.

 

 

Saga of the Buffalo Soldiers at Duncan Branch
posted on January 26, 2015

Join Duncan Branch on Saturday, January 31, at 2 p.m. as members of the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club will give a presentation on the history of the Buffalo Soldiers, the historic African American military regiments, and the many ways their motorcycle club honors the memory of those soldiers who proudly served from 1866 until the 1940s when racial segregation in the U.S. Army was banned.

 

 

We Shall Not Be Moved, Author Talk at Beatley Central
posted on January 20, 2015

Join Beatley Central on Tuesday, January 27, at 7 p.m. for an author talk with M.J. O'Brien and Joan (Trumpauer) Mulholland. They will be discussing the book "We Shall Not Be Moved: The Jackson Woolworth's Sit-In and the Movement It Inspired." 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.

 

 

Small Steps to Health at Burke Branch
posted on January 16, 2015

This class, led by volunteers from the Virginia Cooperative Extension, offers 25 strategies for improving both your physical health and your financial wealth. This is a great program to tie in with your New Year's Resolutions. Located at Burke Branch on Saturday, January 24, at 2 p.m.

 

 

Controlling Clutter Workshop at Duncan Branch
posted on January 16, 2015

Join the Virginia Cooperative Extension and Duncan Branch on Saturday, January 24 at 2 p.m. for a workshop about tackling clutter and becoming organized. Participants learn how to organize papers and what documents to keep or shred.

 

 

Congratulations to Alexandria Local Author
posted on January 15, 2015

Congratulations to local author Leslie Pietrzyk, winner of the 2015 Drue Heinz Literature Prize for her upcoming book of short stories, This Angel on My Chest.

 

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
posted on January 12, 2015

Alexandria Library will be closed Monday, January 19, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

 

 

Computer Basics at Burke Branch
posted on January 9, 2015

Join Burke Branch on Friday, January 16, at 10 a.m. for a hands-on class of the basics of using a computer, using Windows and searching for information on the Internet. Please call to register at 703-746-1771. Space is limited.

 

 

1939 Alexandria Library Sit-In Anniversary Exhibit
posted on January 8, 2015

The exhibit details the history and events surrounding the 75th anniversary of the Alexandria Library Sit-In and is on display at City Hall in the Vola Lawson Lobby through Friday, January 16. 

 

 

Sisters in Crime at Beatley Central
posted on January 8, 2015

Join Beatley Central once again for the wonderful Sisters in Crime. Traditional Mysteries: Why readers love them and why authors love to write them. Sandra Parshall, Donna Andrews, Ellen Crosby, Maya Corrigan, Sherry Harris, and Susan O'Brien. Thursday, January 15, at 7 p.m. Located in the Large Meeting Room.

 

 

Free Financial Seminar at Duncan Branch
posted on January 8, 2015

Join Duncan Branch on Wednesday, January 14, at 7 p.m. and realize the value of your income and protect your most valuable asset: the ability to earn money.

 

 

Library Community Budget Meeting at Beatley Central
posted on January 6, 2015

Please join Alexandria Library for a Community Budget Meeting scheduled for Monday, January 12, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Charles Beatley Central Library. The meeting, located in the large conference room, will cover an FY16 Budget Overview, Library Needs Assessment Summary, and a Library Board Statement.

 

 

Senior Scam Protection at Duncan Branch
posted on January 5, 2015

Join Duncan Branch on Saturday, January 10, at 2 p.m. as the Virginia Cooperative Extension covers common financial scams & how seniors can protect themselves, especially if they suspect a family member is the fraudster.

 

 

Dogged Determination at Duncan Branch
posted on January 5, 2015

Join Duncan Branch on Saturday, January 10, at 10 a.m. as Selena Orona, Director of Metamorphosis Art & Enrichment Center, shares the story of George, a dog determined to find his bark. Along the way George has some laugh out loud fun as he discovers not only his voice but an oink, a moo and a cockadoodle do too! Matisse inspired art project will follow the story. Ages 3-5.

 

 

Investing Basics at Burke Branch
posted on January 2, 2015

Investing Basics on Thursday, January 8, at 7 p.m. will cover the ins and outs of investing. Topics include different investment tools such as 401ks and Roth IRAs, understanding your risk tolerance, compound interest, and questions to ask if you decide to work with a financial professional. Led by the Virginia Cooperative Extension. 

 

 

Introduction to Facebook at Burke Branch
posted on January 2, 2015

Join Burke Branch on Thursday, January 8, at 1:30 p.m. and learn the basics of Facebook: how to sign up, fundamental features, downloading photos and privacy. Find out how you can connect more easily with your family and friends!

 

 

Author Talk with Dennis Brack at Beatley Central
posted on January 2, 2015

Author Dennis Brack, photographer at the White House, with speak about his book, Presidential Pictures Stories: Behind the Cameras at the White House, on Wednesday, January 7, at 7 p.m. He will sign and sell books. Located in the Large Meeting Room.

 

 

Let's Build with Legos at Burke Branch
posted on December 30, 2014

Use your creativity, imagination and hands to build cool lego structures on Saturday, January 3, at Burke Branch. The theme for this session is Monster Machines. For ages 7 and up, caregivers are invited to attend at their discretion.