July Highlights



Shop tax free this weekend!
posted on July 31, 2013

Virginians can shop tax free this weekend, Friday through Sunday, August 2-4 using our Amazon.com link. During this three-day period, purchases of certain school supplies, clothing and footwear will be exempt from the Virginia sales tax.


Summer Reading Survey Results
posted on July 29, 2013

This summer, we asked if you preferred reading a physical book, on a tablet, on a smartphone, or multiple formats and survey said...


Book Signing at Special Collections Branch
posted on July 26, 2013

African Americans who contributed to Alexandria's rich past, will now shine brighter thanks to local authors who chronicle their struggles and victories in the new book, African Americans of Alexandria Virginia: Beacons of Light in the Twentieth Century. Our Special Collections Branch has invited the writers on Saturday, August 3 at noon to discuss their groundbreaking work that recognizes the African American legends.


Christmas in July
posted on July 25, 2013

Alexandria Library wishes you a Merry Christmas in July. Check out some Christmas titles you might have missed!


Children's Book Sale at Beatley Central
posted on July 19, 2013

Save on discounted children's books and DVDs at Beatley Central Library on Wednesday, July 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All proceeds benefit The Friends of Beatley Central Library.



Movies at Alexandria Library
posted on July 12, 2013

Take a break from the sizzling summer heat to watch cool movies at Alexandria Library this July and August. From Hitchcock classics, to recent blockbusters, to films based on novels, our variety of must-see films are sure to thrill, humor or entertain you.



Buy it Now! 
posted on July 3, 2013

Alexandria Library has partnered with Amazon to provide access to items that may not be available currently at the library or that our community of enthusiastic readers would rather own. If there is a book or digital media that has a long holds list, or that you tremendously enjoyed and would now like to own, you can "Buy It Now" through Amazon and the Alexandria Library will receive a portion of the proceeds.


Download your next summer read
posted on July 3, 2013

Want to travel light this summer? Download your next summer read on eBook or eAudiobook and take it with you!