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Small Steps to Health & Wealth
posted on January 23, 2017

Offers 25 strategies for improving both your physical & financial health. A great program to tie to new year's resolutions.

@Beatley Central

   

 

Homework Help
posted on January 23, 2017

Come work on your homework and get some help from our wonderful volunteer Ms. Diane. Free. Grades 2-5.

@Duncan Branch

   

 

Mercy Street: Brew, Hops, & Prohibition
posted on January 19, 2017

The history of brewing and beer in Alexandria from the Colonial era with Andrew Wales, the first commercial brewer in Alexandria, through the Civil War and into the Prohibition of 1916. This program is a presentation by Alexandrian & Cultural Historian Garrett Peck.

@Duncan Branch

 

Homework Help
posted on January 19, 2017

Come work on your homework and get some help from our wonderful volunteer Ms. Diane. Free. Grades 2-5..

@Duncan Branch

   

 

Civil War Soul Sisters: Civil War Era Afraican Americans
posted on January 17, 2017

Join Lavonda Broadnax, a digital project coordinator with the Library of Congress, as she speaks on the accomplishments of fascinating African American women who were published during an era when it was illegal for the vast majority of African Americans to learn to read or write.

@Burke Branch

 

Make & Take: Bookmarks
posted on January 17, 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 making bookmarks!

@Beatley Central

   

 

Pizza Party & Geography Bee
posted on January 17, 2017

Join us for a pizza party and the first annual Duncan geography bee. Grades 3-6. Registration required. Limited to US geography. Books for this fun competition available behind YS desk. Small prizes. Study sheet available.

@Duncan Branch

   

 

Inauguration Day
posted on January 12, 2017

All Alexandria Libraries will be closed for Inauguration day on Friday, January 20.

   

 

Microgreens: From the Master Gardeners of Nova
posted on January 11, 2017

Microgreens – you’ve likely seen them in the store or on your salad, entrée, or sandwich at a restaurant. Join us to learn some of their benefits, plus some simple ways to grow these delicious, nutritious, and inexpensive baby plants/sprouts in your own home.

@Barrett Branch

   

 

 

 

Creating a Personal Budget
posted on January 11, 2017

You would never set out to build a house without a blueprint. Likewise, you can't expect to reach your financial goals without developing a plan for saving and spending. Budgets play a critical role in helping consumers pay off debt, build their nest egg and make the most of their hard-earned dollars. This workshop will help you to start the new year on the right foot with a step-by-step hands-on training on how to create a budget plan.

@Burke Branch

   

 

Alexandria's Slavery Market In the Civil War
posted on January 10, 2017

South of the North, North of the South, Alexandria was one of the largest slave markets in the U.S. Over 3,750 slaves were export to cotton and sugar plantations in the Deep South. Come join us to talk about the issue of slavery, contrabands and Free Blacks in the city of Alexandria.

@Duncan Branch

   

 

Homeschool Steam Class
posted on January 9, 2017

Ages 8+. Join other Homeschool families for a special weekly program with hands-on high tech and low tech activities focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math! Space is limited to 20 children per class.

@Beatley Central

   

 

 

Tech Help Hour: eReaders & Tablets
posted on January 9, 2017

Need help with the new iPad, Kindle or an e-reader you've received over the holidays? Want to find out how to read eBooks or listen to eAudiobooks on your devices? Come to our Tech Help Hour and we'll get you started with free library e-books. Registration requested at 703-746-1771. And don't forget to bring your device!

@Burke Branch 

   

 

Sisters in Crime
posted on January 9, 2017

Join the Beatley Central Library as we once again host the fabulous Sisters in Crime. They will discuss; “The Writing Life” outlining versus winging a plot, creating believable characters, the thrill of the acceptance letter, the sting of the rejection, and really, where do they get their ideas?

@Beatley Central 

   

 

Book Talk: Dear Mr. M by Herman Koch (Encore)
posted on January 9, 2017

An encore meeting for January's choice is "Dear Mr. M" by Herman Koch. Dear Mr. M is the suspenseful story of a fading author who rocketed to fame from his novel rooted in true events, which continue to haunt him and the characters who play a central role.

@Barrett Branch 

   

 

Teen Steam Club: Sphero Heroes
posted on January 9, 2017

Teens team up and build an obstacle course. Then, try to navigate each obstacle course and land the best score. No coding or robotics experience necessary! Space limited, please arrive early to ensure entry.

@Beatley Central 

   

 

HomeWork Help
posted on January 9, 2017

Come work on your homework and get some help from our wonderful volunteer Ms. Diane. Free. Grades 2-5.

@Duncan Branch 

   

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
posted on January 9, 2017

All Alexandria Libraries will be closed Monday, January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  

 

   

 

Book Talk: Dear Mr. M by Herman Koch
posted on January 2, 2017

January's choice is "Dear Mr. M" by Herman Koch. Dear Mr. M is the suspenseful story of a fading author who rocketed to fame from his novel rooted in true events, which continue to haunt him and the characters who play a central role.

@Barrett Branch 

   

Cuentos en Espanol with Miss Tati
posted on December 29, 2016

Songs, conversation and stories in Spanish with Miss Tati. This program is for 3 year olds and up with a caregiver.

@Duncan Branch

   

 

 

Between the Bullet and the Hosptial
posted on December 28, 2016

Clara Barton struggled to gain access into a Victorian-era workforce that limited professional opportunities for women. The Civil War set her on a path of public service where she endured some of the same terrible conditions and extreme dangers as the soldiers with whom she worked. After the war she continued in public service.

@Burke Branch

   

 

 

Local History and Special Collections Tour
posted on December 29, 2016

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.

@Special Collections

 

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