July Highlights

 

 

For Love of Country Writing Contest
posted on July 24, 2015

The Alexandria Library and the For Love of Country Foundation present the 1st Annual Essay and Poetry contest, "Surviving (Safety, Privacy, and Security) and Thriving in Today's World." Rising 7th, 8th and 9th graders – enter "For Love of Country: In My Own Words," an essay and poetry contest, and win up to $100! Entries can be submitted between June 22 – August 31, 2015 and are due by August 31, 2015, at 5 p.m.

 

 

E.L. Doctorow 1931-2015
posted on July 22, 2015

Alexandria Library remembers American novelist E.L. Doctorow.

 

 

 

Travel Light with Travel eBooks
posted on July 21, 2015

Did you know you can download articles from digital travel books to your mobile device for on-the-go convenience? Learn how today!

 

 

 

Free Online Courses Now Available at Alexandria Library
posted on July 20, 2015

Alexandria Library offers a wide range of highly interactive courses entirely over the Internet through Gale Courses. Courses are led by expert instructors, and free with your Alexandria Library card.

 

 

 

Microsoft Word for Beginners at Burke Branch
posted on July 20, 2015

Are you new to word processing? Join Burke Branch on Friday, July 24, at 10 a.m. for a hands-on class and get started on creating and formatting documents, such as letters and resumes, using Microsoft Word 2010. Please call to register at 703-746-1771.

 

 

 

Japan in a Suitcase at Duncan Branch
posted on July 20, 2015

Please join Duncan Branch on Thursday, July 23, at 3:30 p.m. as the Japan-America Society of Washington DC presents "Japan in a Suitcase." This program promotes understanding of Japan and Japanese culture to children through hands-on activities, games and demonstrations. For ages 6-12.

 

 

 

Google Maker Camp at Beatley Central
posted on July 15, 2015

Join Beatley Central Library for a FREE summer camp for kids ages 8+. No registration required, but space is limited to 20 participants per event so please arrive early.

 

 

 

Building a Weather Ready Nation at Duncan Branch
posted on July 15, 2015

Join Duncan Branch on Monday, July 20, at 7 p.m. as Greg Romano, Communications Director with NOAA's National Weather Service presents strategies and ideas for preparing our communities for extreme weather events.

 

 

 

 

Journey to the Jungle at Beatley Central
posted on July 14, 2015

Join Beatley Central on Sunday, July 19, at 2 p.m. as Traveling Zoo Wildlife Ambassadors takes us to the jungle by teaching us about the beautiful birds that live in tropical rain forests. This show features live animals! For all ages. No registration required, but please arrive early as space is limited.

 

 

 

 

 

Barefoot Puppet Theater at at Duncan Branch
posted on July 13, 2015

Join Duncan Branch on Saturday, July 18, at 10:30 a.m. as Barefoot Puppet Theatre presents "Galapagos George." This show was inspired by the true story of "Lonesome George," a giant tortoise who was discovered in 1971 on an island in the Galapagos (a group of islands off the coast of Ecuador in South America) where his species was believed to have become extinct. There are sixteen rod puppets of sea lions, lizards, blue-footed birds, tortoises and other animals from the Galapagos Archipelago. This show is an excellent vehicle for learning about man's impact on the environment. For ages 3+.

 

 

 

 

Mad Science at Barrett Branch
posted on July 10, 2015

Join Barrett Branch on Tuesday, July 14, at 3:30 p.m. for a spellbinding show introduces children to the principles of vibration and chemistry. See how vibrations can make sound, watch as potions are mixed to make a beautiful rainbow and more. Recommended for children ages 3 and up.

 

 

 

Secrets of College Admission at Duncan Branch
posted on July 10, 2015

Join Duncan Branch on Monday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m. and learn how to improve your chances of college admission. Grades, test scores, activities, even essays and interviews--we'll cover all the college admissions elements at this seminar. We'll also share Collegewise strategies that will make you a stronger college applicant and make sure you avoid the most common application mistakes. 

 

 

 

Reboot Your Midsummer Herb Garden at Barrett Branch
posted on July 9, 2015

Join Barrett Branch and learn how to keep your herb garden going strong in our hot summer weather through good maintenance practices and occasional replanting. Space is limited, so registration is highly recommended; sign up at mgnv.org Questions? Telephone 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com

 

 

 

Kofi Dennis at Beatley Central
posted on July 6, 2015

Bring the whole family to see drummer, storyteller, singer, and dancer Kofi Dennis introduce us to West African culture with songs, games, and drum rhythms at Beatley Central on Saturday, July 11, at 11 a.m. For all ages. No registration required, but please arrive early as space is limited.

 

 

 

C. Shells at Duncan Branch
posted on July 6, 2015

Join Duncan Branch on Thursday, July 9, as musical duo, C. Shells uses their imagination and encourages us to use ours. For ages 0 to 5. Please join us for either show at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m.

 

 

 

Drum Talk with Baba Jamal at Burke Branch
posted on July 2, 2015

Join Burke Branch on Wednesday, July 8, at 4 p.m. as master storyteller, Baba Jamal Koram, tells stories using history, humor, music and the lore of African and African-American cultures. Children will learn the language of the drum and get to try their hand at drumming. Ages 6-12 only.

 

 

 

Blue Sky Puppets at Barrett Branch
posted on July 1, 2015

Join Barrett Branch on Tuesday, July 7, at 3:30 p.m. for a special presentation by Blue Sky Puppets. SuperPig! Chester dreams of having superhero powers, but he comes to a better understanding of what heroes really are when a friend helps him out of a bullying situation. Recommended for ages 3 and up.

 

 

 

Science in the Summer at Beatley Central
posted on June 29, 2015

Join Alexandria Library at Beatley Central this summer for a fun and free science education program that helps elementary school children "grow into science." Taught by certified teachers, this program gets kids excited about studying science with hands-on experiments. Registration open until all spaces are filled. Space is limited. Classes are offered at two levels: Level I is for 2nd-3rd graders and Level II for 4th-6th graders.

 

 

 

Independence Day Closures
posted on June 26, 2015

All Alexandria Libraries will be closed for Independence Day on Friday, July 3 & Saturday, July 4.