July Highlights



posted on July 25, 2017

Join art educators from Abrakadoodle as they guide your little artist in a hands-on visual arts project inspired by the Summer Quest theme: "Reading by Design." (Burke Branch)



Teen Advisory Board
posted on July 21, 2017

Teens plan programs for teens, make suggestions on YA books & media and make displays. (Duncan Branch)



Backpack Puppets
posted on July 21, 2017

Joe Pipik presents “The Rainbow Show.” (Barrett Branch)



Parent Cafe
posted on July 20, 2017

Get the tools you need to be the best parent you can be and to create a strong family. Be Strong Families Parent Cafés are safe, non-judgmental, opportunities for parents to have conversations about what it means to keep their children safe and families strong. (Beatley Central)



Computer class: Computer Basics
posted on July 18, 2017

Join us for an overview of computer basics including the use of Windows 7 and searching for information on the Internet. (Burke Branch)



GSK Science in the summer
posted on July 18, 2017

Join Alexandria Library at Beatley Central this summer for a fun and free science education program that helps elementary school children "grow into science." (Beatley Central)



SummerQuest: the magic of Joe Romano
posted on July 18, 2017

Joe’s astounding show of magic, illusion, and comedy is sure to amaze all! (Beatley Central)




Great American eclipse
posted on July 12, 2017

Come hear Cal Powell, a member of the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club (NOVAC), present a talk on the upcoming "Great American Eclipse". He will discuss the nature of a solar eclipse, what to expect here in Northern Virginia, and how to safely view the event. (Burke Branch)




National Disability Voter Registration Week
posted on July 12, 2017

The REV UP Campaign coordinates National Disability Voter Registration Week each year to increase the political power of people with disabilities while also engaging candidates and the media to recognize the disability community. 



Sound Waves
posted on July 10, 2017

Join an outreach specialist from The Navy yard to learn about sound waves, and do your own experiments to actually see sound! (Duncan Branch)



Bastille Day Celebration
posted on July 7, 2017

Come celebrate Bastille Day with food and fun at Duncan Library.(Duncan Branch)



Book buzz from Penguin Random House Publishers
posted on July 6, 2017

A Penguin Random House representative will give a presentation on the newest titles. Attendees will receive a free book bag tote and excerpts of upcoming books. (Barrett Branch)



Author talk with Ann Hymes
posted on July 5, 2017

Join author Ann Hymes as she discusses her book, "Shadow of Whimsy," and her writing process.(Beatley Central)


Tales & ales: book club @ Portner Brewhouse
posted on July 5, 2017

Join us for our first ever Tales&Ales book club. This book club will meet at Portner Brewhouse in Alexandria. Our first book will be Capital Beer by Garrett Peck, who will attend the book club. Have a beer and talk about books.(Beatley Central)


Plein Air coloring
posted on July 5, 2017

Enjoy a relaxing evening coloring outdoors. Supplies and light refreshments will be provided. Rain location will be on the second floor. (Barrett Branch)


eBook access: using Overdrive, OneclickDigital, Zinio and more
posted on July 5, 2017

Learn to navigate the ebook and eaudiobook platforms available for free through your library. Registration is preferred. (Barrett Branch)


Foreign Film: Intimate Strangers
posted on June 30, 2017

When a beautiful woman named Anna (Sandrine Bonnaire) mistakes a psychiatrist's office for that of tax attorney William (Fabrice Luchini), she unwittingly confesses her deepest and darkest secrets to a perfect stranger. (Duncan Branch)


WW II spies make and break your own codes
posted on June 28, 2017

Join an outreach specialist from The Navy Yard to learn about spies during World War II. Learn to make and break your own codes.(Duncan Branch)



Blood Drive
posted on June 28, 2017

Be a Hero! Donate Blood! Inova Blood Donor Services is bringing the Bloodmobile back to Burke library's parking lot.(Burke Branch)



Local History and Special Collections tour
posted on June 28, 2017

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)



Holiday: Independence Day
posted on June 28, 2017

All Alexandri Libraries will be closed for Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4.