June Highlights



Uncle Devin
posted on June 25, 2018

Join Uncle Devin for a live, interactive musical experience that uses percussion instruments to cultivate children’s minds. (Beatley Central)



Rainbow Rock
posted on June 25, 2018

The Rainbow Rock Band will entertain the whole family with music and more. (Duncan  Branch)



Juggling and comedy with Chris Fascione
posted on June 25, 2018

Join nationally known comedian, juggler, mime, and storyteller Chris Fascione as he brings stories to life in this one-man show. (Burke Branch)



Under the sea
posted on June 25, 2018

Come see marine life up close as traveling aquarium Under the Sea teaches us about animals that live under the waves. (Beatley Central)



1,2,3 con Andres
posted on June 25, 2018

Join Grammy winning children's musician Andres for an interactive musical performance in English and Spanish.(Barrett Branch)



Peter McCory
posted on June 22, 2018

Dance along with Peter McCory and his one-man band.(Duncan  Branch)



Brixalot Duplo trains
posted on June 21, 2018

Calling all train lovers! More than 100 feet of train tracks, plus lots of trains and accessories. (Barrett Branch)



Basic bicycle maintenance
posted on June 19, 2018

Join Kevin Bueno from Trek Bicycle Store of Clarendon as he teaches a hands on bicycle maintenance class to get you up and riding for the summer. (Duncan Branch)



Bookfair @ Barnes and Noble
posted on June 18, 2018

Join us at the Potomac Yard Barnes & Noble on June 23rd and shop to support the Friends of Beatley Central Library. Funds raised at this event will support children, teen and adult summer reading programs. (Beatley Central)



SummerQuest Kick-Off party
posted on June 18, 2018

Join us for snacks and games to celebrate the beginning of summer. Don't forget to sign up for Summer Reading, too! (Beatley Central)



Zine making
posted on June 15, 2018

Come to Zine Making. We'll share ideas for the what and how and give you time to experiment, plan and create. (Barrett Branch)



Circles of sexuality
posted on June 7, 2018

Circles of Sexuality is a model that discusses the generalized term "sexuality" and how it encompasses more than just sexual orientation. (Duncan Branch)



Barnyard petting zoo
posted on June 7, 2018

Say hello to friendly animals like a llama, donkey, and a mini cow from Bar C Animal Ranch. (Beatley Central)



Practicing mindfulness in eating
posted on June 7, 2018

Join us for a discussion Mindfulness and how to apply Mindfulness during meal time for a healthy body and mind. (Duncan Branch)



INOVA Blood Drive
posted on June 11, 2018

Donate and receive an Inova Blood Donor Services Cooling Towel. (Beatley Central)



Tales & Ales: book club
posted on June 11, 2018

Join us for Tales & Ales book club. This book club will meet at Shooters McGees. (Beatley Central)



Transgender 101
posted on June 7, 2018

Join us for a discussion on how to best be a transgender ally and integrating all LGBT people in the community. (Barrett Branch)



Primary elections in Virginia
posted on June 11, 2018

On Tuesday, June 12, Democratic and Republican primary elections will be held in the City of Alexandria. All regular polling places will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.



Mindfulness and meditation
posted on May 30, 2018

Learn and practice Mindfulness and Meditation. (Duncan Branch)



Kitchen herb garden
posted on May 30, 2018

Our simple DIY techniques will show you how to plant, care for, and harvest your favorite superfoods - whether in a garden or in containers. (Burke Branch)



DIY Pride pins
posted on May 30, 2018

Show your Pride and support by making bottle cap pins. Make one for yourself and some to share.  (Barrett Branch)



Gearing up for Pride
posted on May 30, 2018

Join us on to learn about the organizations serving Alexandria's LGBTQ community members. (Beatley Central)



LGBTQ+ family meet up & story time
posted on May 30, 2018

Join us for a special Pride Month LGBTQ+ family meet up. There will be a story time and easy craft for kids of all ages. (Duncan Branch)



Local History and Special Collection tour
posted on May 30, 2018

Learn about the importance of Alexandria in Virginia history and about resources available for researching your ancestors or home. (Local History)


Re-entry and record expungement clinic
posted on May 25, 2018

Learn about Virginia's legal processes and how to deal with challenges you may face with a criminal record, including issues with your credit report, housing, and employment. (Beatley Central)



For Love of Country Writing Contest
posted on May 30, 2018

The Alexandria Library and the For Love of Country Foundation present the Annual Essay and Poetry contest, 


LGBTQ Pride Month
posted on May 30, 2018

Alexandria Library celebrates LGBTQ Pride month