June Highlights

 

 

WW II spies make and break your own codes
posted on June 22, 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)

 

 

SummerQuest: Peter Wood: explorer of the impossible
posted on June 22, 2017

Prepare to be amazed as magician Peter Wood takes us on a journey into the impossible! (Ages 6-12 only)(Beatley Central)

   

 

Stroll the StoryWalk
posted on June 19, 2017

The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montepelier, VT., as an innovative and delightful way for children to enjoy reading, movement and the outdoors. Laminated pages from children's books are attached to stakes, which are installed along the grassy area right outside our branch.(Burke Branch)

 

   

SummerQuest Kick-Off Party
posted on June 19, 2017

Kick-off the summer with lots of fun! Enjoy snacks and games, sign up for summer reading, and enter to win a free book! (All ages)(Beatley Central)

 

   

Rocknoceros
posted on June 14, 2017

Bring your little ones to bop along to this local trio’s catchy tunes! (Ages 0-5 with caregivers)(Barrett Branch)

 

   

Author Talk with Brian Stolarz
posted on June 14, 2017

Join us to as Brian Stolarz talks about his book, "Grace and Justice on Death Row: The Race Against Time and Texas to Free and Innocent Man."  (Beatley Central)

 

   

 

Book discussion: It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
posted on June 14, 2017

It Can’t Happen Here is the only one of Sinclair Lewis’s later novels to match the power of Main Street, Babbitt, and Arrowsmith. A cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy, it is an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America.  (Duncan Branch)

 

   

LGBTQ Identities
posted on June 12, 2017

George Mason University’s LGBTQ Resources Staff invite you to join them for an activity about LGBTQ identities in Virginia and the current political climate.  (Duncan Branch)

 

   

The Latino LGBT History Project
posted on June 5, 2017

The Latino GLBT History Project is a nonprofit organization working to educate, conserve and honor the rich cultural contributions of the Greater D.C. area Latino GLBTQ community presented by Jose Gutierrez. (Barrett Branch)

 

   

Book Sale at Burke Branch
posted on June 5, 2017

Buy books, CDs, and DVDs at discount prices. (Burke Branch)

 

   

LGBTQ Pride Month events
posted on May 26, 2017

Join us throughout June as we celebrate the history and contributions of LGBTQ Americans. 

 

   

To Be Takei documentary movie screening
posted on May 26, 2017

Celebrate LGBT+ Pride Month with this acclaimed documentary of the life Star Trek actor George Takei.. (Beatley Central)

 

 

 

Author talk with Judy Hogan
posted on May 26, 2017

Judy Hogan will be speaking about her newest book "Grace: A China Diary, 1910-16" about her missionary grandparents in China and how she came to research and write about the book. This talk may also interest those who are interested in family history. (Burke Branch)

 

   

D.I.Y Pride Pins!
posted on May 26, 2017

Calling all GLBTQIA, friends and allies! Show your Pride by making bottle cap pins. Make one for yourself and some to share. All supplies provided. (Barrrett Branch)

 

 

 

 

Talk it out: Resolving conflicts in the family, the community, and the workplace
posted on May 26, 2017

Learn how you can have a successful resolution of disputes between family members, neighbors, a co-worker or a boss, customers and merchants, school principals and parents, or landlords and tenants from a panel of certified conflict resolution mediators.(Burke Branch)

 

 

 

Local History and Special Collections Tour
posted on May 26, 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)

 

  

Wellness, acceptance, centering
posted on May 26, 2017

Join us for readings featuring mindfulness, acceptance and centering your life for wellness and being at Pat Miller Neighborhood Square (Mt. Vernon Ave & E Oxford Ave)