June Highlights



Download Your Next Summer Vacation Read
posted on June 27, 2014

Download your next summer vacation read with OneClickDigital, Zinio, OverDrive, and more! Whether it is an eBook, eAudiobook, or Digital Magazine that you want to read, Alexandria Library has you covered. 



Pre-Code Cinema Film Series at Duncan Branch
posted on June 24, 2014

The Friends of Duncan Library and St. Elmo's Coffee Pub present "Films of the Pre-Code Era", movies produced from 1930 to mid-1934. Discussion to follow at St. Elmo's. Please call 703-746-1705 for more information. 



Happy 4th of July!
posted on June 23, 2014

Alexandria Library will be closed on Friday, July 4, for Independence Day.



Audiobooks Come Alive at Beatley Central
posted on June 17, 2014

Celebrate National Audiobook Month and learn what it takes to transform the written page into an engaging audiobook experience! A panel of experts in the field will join us to discuss the training, narration, and production efforts that take place to produce high quality audiobooks for both commercial audiences and for the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.  



"Discover Space" Exhibit at Beatley Central Library
posted on June 17, 2014

Join us as we host an amazing traveling exhibit called Discover Space. This exhibit will make its home at Beatley Central Library in Alexandria VA for the months of June, July and August. Our Grand Opening will be June 22 where we will launch the exhibit followed by a screening of two episodes of Cosmos A Space Time Odyssey. The Discover Space exhibit includes Visions of the Universe, Planet families touch table, and Astroids/Comets.



The Impact of Segregation on African-American Women's Mental Health
posted on June 16, 2014

Join Duncan Branch on June 21, 2-4 p.m. as Dr. Veronica R. Franklin discusses the mental health impacts of segregation on African-American women. 



SummerQuest and SummerQuest Jr. 
posted on June 10, 2014

Calling all kids! Beginning Monday, June 16, 2014, you can sign up for Alexandria Library's summer reading program! This year's theme is "Fizz, Boom, Read!" From Oobleck to building robots, books hold the key to preventing summer boredom!



Women's Suffrage and the Occoquan Workhouse at Duncan Branch
posted on June 10, 2014

On Monday, June 16, from 7-9 p.m., Kathleen Pablo, Board Member of the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Committee, will speak about the long struggle to ratify the 19th Amendment, and on the turning point in that struggle, the "Night of Terror" that occurred at the Occoquan Workhouse.



Basics of Conflict Resolutions at Beatley Central
posted on June 9, 2014

As we celebrate the 75th anniversary of America’s earliest known civil rights sit-in at a library, join us on Tuesday, June 17 at 7 p.m., for a talk about the basics of conflict resolution. 



Alexandria Library Mobile App
posted on June 2, 2014

Download the free Alexandria Library Mobile App today to get on-the-go mobile access to our online catalog. The app is compatible with Android, iPhone and iPod Touch devices and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play for free.



Let's Talk Books at Barrett Branch
posted on June 2, 2014

Let’s Talk Books is a book discussion group at Barrett Branch that meets on the second Monday of every month. This month we are trying something new - picking a theme and three books that fit that theme. This month selections are "Into the Wild" by Jon Krakauer, "A Walk in the Woods" by Bill Bryson, "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail" by Cheryl Strayed. Read one selection or read them all! Join Barrett Branch on June 9 at 7 p.m. to discuss!



Burke Branch Booksale
posted on June 2, 2014

The Friends of Burke Branch Library invite you to their book sale, Wednesday, June 11 through Saturday, June 14. Don't miss out on the opportunity to select from hundreds of books, DVDs, CDs and more. 



Best Thing Since Sliced Bread: Inventions of the 20s
posted on June 1, 2014

The bread slicer was invented in July of 1927. Come learn all the other inventions and trademarks of the 1920s. This program is presented in collaboration with the USPTO. At Beatley Central, Saturday, June 7, 2-3 p.m. Located in the Large Meeting Room.