March Highlights





The Life and Work of Kate Waller Barrett
posted on March 24, 2017

Aaron Hoppenstedt, Special Collections Research Historian, will share the legacy of Kate Waller Barrett, a turn of the 20th Century Virginia humanitarian and social reformer. Dr. Barrett and her husband Reverend Robert Barrett are revered throughout Northern Virginia for their charitable works on behalf of the region. (@Special Collections)




Virignia Women In History: Queena Stovall
posted on March 20, 2017

Dubbed the "Grandma Moses of Virginia," Emma Serena Dillard "Queena" Stovall (December 20, 1888–June 27, 1980) painted nostalgic scenes of people and activities in rural Virginia. Her grandmother gave her the nickname "Queena" based on a child's attempt to pronounce Serena.(@Duncan Branch Library)





Espionage In the Civil War: Women's Contributions
posted on March 20, 2017

In the Civil War, where one's appearance and speech did not give away one's loyalty, espionage thrived. Many former slaves and some southern Unionists provided valuable knowledge to Union forces and also the same for Confederate forces. Women spies played a significant role in America's bloodiest conflict. (@Burke Branch Library)




Basic Resume Writing Workshop
posted on March 20, 2017

This workshop will teach you not just what a resume should look like, but what it should say. It will walk you step-by-step through the creation of the most common sections found on resumes in today's job market.  (@Burke Branch Library)




All Alexandria Reads
posted on March 15, 2017

Facilitated by the Alexandria Library, this program is designed to create shared experiences through reading. Everyone is invited to read the featured title and selected books for younger readers. Join the events and discussions that relate to the themes of this year's selection, Priceless: How I Went Undercover To Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures. 




Orgami - An Introduction
posted on March 13, 2017

Come join us for an introduction into the techniques of paper folding art. The goal is to transform a flat sheet square of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques. Modern origami practitioners generally discourage the use of cuts, glue, or markings on the paper. (@Duncan Branch Library)




Friends of Beatley Central Library Book Sale
posted on March 13, 2017

Thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and more will be available for sale. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Beatley Central Library. (@Beatley Central)





From the Grocery Store To the Garden To the Kitchen
posted on March 13, 2017

Learn how to shop the produce aisles of your grocery store to supplement your seed and plant purchases. Do you have a taste for ginger and new potatoes? Do you use a lot of garlic and shallots? Learn how to plant, grow, and cook with the many vegetables and herbs you can buy at the grocery store.(@Burke Branch)






Book Discussion: After the Banquet by Yukio Mishima
posted on March 8, 2017

In After the Banquet, Mishima draws a portrait of a marriage in which lofty principles clash fatally with appetite and ambition. For years Kazu has run her fashionable restaurant with a combination of charm and shrewdness. But when the middle-aged entrepreneur falls in love with one of her clients, an aristocratic retired politician, she renounces her business in order to become his wife. (@Duncan Branch)



International Women's Day
posted on March 8, 2017

Alexandria Library celebrates Intertional Women's Day





Silent Voices: Tips and Tricks For Tracing Female Ancestors
posted on March 3, 2017

Join us for a webinar with genealogist Lisa Alzo. You will learn key records for locating maiden names, as well as some unique resources pertaining to women, and the importance of documenting your female ancestors, including many suggestions for how to create meaningful lasting tributes to their lives. (@Beatley Central)





Controlling Clutter Presented by VA Tech Coop Extension
posted on March 3, 2017

This interactive class from the Virginia Cooperative Extension will help you get YOUR life organized. Topics include: tools like the "clutter emergency card" to help decide what to keep and what to get rid of, advice on how to reduce junk mail and other paper clutter, and the different types of filing systems.(@Barrett Branch)




Nova Teen Book Festival
posted on March 3, 2017

CFree event featuring panel discussions, book signing, food and fun! Authors include Nina LaCour, Ibi Zoboi, Katie McGarry and more!(@Washington-Lee High School)





Suffragette (Rated PG-13)
posted on March 3, 2017

Starring Carey Lowell, Meryl Streep and Helena Bonham Carter. This riveting film depicts the movement in early 20th Century England to give women the right to vote through the eyes of a young laundress. Learn of the seminal shocking occurence that helped achieve the goal for women's rights (@Barrett Branch)



Burke Friend's Book Sale
posted on March 1, 2017

Buy books, cds, and dvds at bargain prices. (@Burke Branch)





Introduction to 3D Printing
posted on March 1, 2017

Curious about 3D printing? Come to this introductory presentation to learn how 3D printing works and find out what to know when getting into 3D printing. Registration required. Attend SketchUp Basics for 3D Printing and Preparing Designs for 3D Printing and at the end you'll have the opportunity to print your design. (@Barrett Branch)




Read Across America
posted on March 1, 2017

Celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday and Read Across America with the Zeta Phi Beta sorority! Enjoy stories and other activities honoring the timeless work of Dr. Seuss. (@Beatley Central)







Women In Publishing: A Read Local Panel for Women's History Month
posted on February 28, 2017

Join us for an author talk event with three local children's authors who will talk about being a woman in the publishing industry, read excerpts from their books, and answer audience questions. Ann McCallum, author of the popular Eat Your Homework series, Elissa Brent Weissman, author of Nerd Camp 2.0, and Veronica Bartles, author of Princess and the Frogs and Twelve Steps, will take part in this event. (@Duncan Branch)




Local History and Special Collections Tour
posted on February 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)






A Year of Great Foreign Films - Cache
posted on February 28, 2017

Cache (Hidden) is a French mystery/thriller starring the never disappointing Juliette Binoche and Daniel Auteuil, a versatile actor well- known among fans of French cinema. They play a two-income middle-aged Parisian couple whose comfortable life is torn asunder when they start receiving videos from an anonymous source recording Auteuil’s movements in and out of the couple’s upper middle-class neighborhood. (@Duncan Branch)