June Highlights


Take our eBook Survey
posted on June 28, 2012

Have you enjoyed attending our technology-related seminars and ebook training? Take our survey and let us know!



Jane Franklin Dance -- Happy Endings
posted on June 21, 2012

Jane Franklin has received a Special Opportunity Grant to create a two-part temporary public art project for the City of Alexandria.  Selected by the Alexandria Arts Commission and Public Art Committee, “Happy Endings” will be performed at the Charles Beatley Central Library on June 21 and July 24.  



Alexandria Library Acquires Unique Historic Map and Ledger
posted on June 15, 2012

A 1796 map—which would be the earliest of its kind to be owned by the city—and 200‐plus page ledger will find a home at the Alexandria Library. The acquisition of the extraordinary documents, which belonged to Charles Alexander and were used in a case that was heard by the Supreme Court, was celebrated with members of the historic Alexandria community.



DMV2Go Visits Beatley Central Library
posted on June 7, 2012

Need to renew your driver's license or replace expired decals but don't have the time—or patience—to make it down to the DMV? Scheduled to be parked at the Beatley Central Library on Friday, June 15 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m, the 32-foot-long remodeled and handicapped-accessible RV will have three tellers to help customers speed through the waiting process.


All Alexandria Reads 2012 Challenge
posted on June 6, 2012

For our 75th anniversary as a public library, we challenged our community by seeking 7,500 people to read The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind within 75 days. The memoir of a talented young man's perseverance amidst poverty, and his resourceful ability to collect wind energy using scrap metal, generated a high interest. Alexandria Library is pleased to announce that in honor of our 75th anniversary, 8,837 of you committed to reading "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind," in 75 days.