May Highlights

 

 

Booksale at Burke Branch Library
posted on May 26, 2016

Join Burke Branch Library Thursday, June 2 through Saturday, June 4 for the Friends of Burke Branch Library Booksale. Discounted books, DVDs, cds, and more will be available for sale. 

 

 

 

 

Special Screening of Blue Ruin at Duncan Branch Library
posted on May 26, 2016

Join Duncan Branch Library on Wednesday, June 1, at 6:30 p.m. for a special screening of Blue Ruin. A strange outsider's life suddenly changes when he returns to his childhood home to implement an act of vengeance. Proving himself a novice assassin, he ends up in a ruthless fight to protect his estranged family.
 
 

 

 

 

Memorial Day Closure
posted on May 20, 2016

All Alexandria Libraries will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 30. 

 

 

Space S.T.E.A.M. at Barrett Branch
posted on May 17, 2016

Join Barrett Branch on Saturday, May 21, at 10:30 a.m. and try some simple hands on experiments that explore energy and motion. (ages 5+)
 

 

 

 

Notary Service Now Available at Alexandria Law Library
posted on May 17, 2016

The Alexandria Law Library now offers the convenience of notary public services for a fee of $5 per signature notarized. The Notary witnesses the signing of a document or signing of a sworn statement on a document. 

 

 

Teen Intro to Dungeons & Dragons at Duncan Branch
posted on May 12, 2016

Join Duncan Branch on Thursday, May 19, at 4:15 p.m. for a Teen Dungeons and Dragons program. Players of all experience levels welcome. No experience necessary. Drop-in. Ages 12-18.

 

 

 

 

New Horizons Mission to Pluto at Barrett Branch
posted on May 12, 2016

Join Barrett Branch on Tuesday, May 17, at 7 p.m. as Michael E. Summers, Professor of Planetary Science and Astronomy at George Mason University, discusses the results from the New Horizons mission to Pluto and Charon, including the latest high resolution images down-linked from the spacecraft. The mission's results have revolutionized our understanding of Pluto: it is geologically active and has an amazingly complex and beautiful atmosphere. For more information call 703-746-1721.


 

 

 

 

 

Author Talk with Roger Campbell at Beatley Central
posted on May 12, 2016

Are you job hunting or helping friends or family with a job search? Roger Campbell offers practical strategies and innovative tips to successfully build your career through his book, "Make Yourself Indispensable." The book is a great resource for writing a strong resume, developing job interview skills and networking strategies for future opportunities. Also included is information on how to use resources like job boards and LinkedIn to best advantage in getting a job. A limited number of books will be available at the event, specially priced! Located in the Large Meeting Room.


 

 

Nebulas and Clusters and Galaxies, Oh My! at Beatley Central
posted on May 11, 2016

Join Beatley Central and Cal Powell on Saturday, May 14, at 2 p.m. for a fun and interactive presentation and learn all the other wonders visible with binoculars or a modest telescope. All ages. Located in the Large Meeting Room.
 

 

 

 

Sixties Dance Party at Barrett Branch
posted on May 9, 2016

Join Barrett Branch on Thursday, May 12, at 4 p.m. for a 60's dance party. Grab your love beads, put on your bell bottoms, and get ready to dance with us to The Beatles, Motown, and more groovy 60s favorites. (ages5+)

 

 

Low Vision Resource Group at Beatley Central
posted on May 9, 2016

Join Beatley Central on Thursday, May 12, at 1:30 p.m. for a program that addresses a topic of interest for people with visual impairment and those who live with them. Free program, parking and refreshments! To register, call the library at 703-746-1762. Located in the Large Meeting Room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lawyers in the Library: Expungement Explained at Beatley Central
posted on May 6, 2016

Visit Beatley Central on Tuesday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m .and learn how to seal a criminal record to stop others from viewing past arrests and charges in Virginia. Many people do not even realize they may have a criminal record, even if they were never convicted. A criminal record can impact prospects for getting a job, promotion, apartment, and/or education. Join Alexis Stackhouse, Esq. of The Litigation Practice of Alexandria, PLLC to learn which types of records may be expunged and about the expungement process in Virginia. (No legal advice will be given at this event. For legal advice and situation-specific questions, consider retaining an attorney.)


 

 

 

 

Films of the Decadee at Duncan Branch Library
posted on May 5, 2016

Join Duncan Branch on Monday, May 9, at 7 p.m. for a 1969 film that closed out the decade and defined a generation's thumb your nose approach to the establishment. The true story of fast-draws and wild rides, battles with posses, train and bank robberies, a torrid love affair and a new lease on outlaw life in far away Bolivia. It is also a character study of a remarkable friendship between Butch - possibly the most likeable outlaw in frontier history - and his closest associate, the fabled, ever-dangerous Sundance Kid.


 

 

 

 

Credit Report Workshop at Burke Branch Library
posted on May 5, 2016

Join Burke Branch on Monday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. for a free Credit Report Workshop offered by Master Financial Volunteers from Virginia Cooperative Extension. This session will cover: what is in your credit report and why it is important; the difference between a credit report and a credit score; how your financial habits impact your credit report; and learn how to access your credit report for FREE! Please register at http://bit.ly/VCEFinancePrograms.


 

 

 

Coming of Age in Alexandria at Duncan Branch Library
posted on May 2, 2016

Join Duncan Branch Library on Saturday, May 7, at 3 p.m. as we relive that most turbulent of decades, the time when the Social barriers were struck down between the sexes and races. When music was the soundtrack of change and we all reached for the stars. Hear our panel consisting of six former students who graduated from George Washington High School in the late sixties and the early seventies. 


 

 

Spring Fling at Barrett Branch Library
posted on May 2, 2016

Join Burke Branch on Saturday, May 7, at 2 p.m. as Professor Alice Reagan returns to talk about the change in attitude of women's domesticity and the beginning of the sexual revolution.

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Fling at Barrett Branch Library
posted on April 29, 2016

The Barrett Branch's Annual Spring Event on Saturday, May 7, features a book sale from 10-4, live music with the GrooveQuest Band at 1 pm, and Star Wars Legos for children from 10:30am-3:00pm.

 

 

Social Media 101 at Burke Branch Library
posted on April 29, 2016

Join Burke Branch on Friday, May 6, at 10 a.m. and learn what social media and social networks are all about. Get to know sites like Facebook, Twitter, Meetup and Goodreads to see how you can connect with others online!

 

 

 


 

 

STEAMtivity: Mixed Media at Beatey Central Library
posted on April 29, 2016

Join Beatley Central on Tuesday, May 3, at 6:30 p.m. as local artist and art teacher Sara teaches us about mixed media collage and shows you how to make your own! Ages 8+. No registration required, but please arrive early as space is limited.
 

 

 

 

Voyage to the Moon at Beatley Central Library
posted on April 29, 2016

Presented by Greg Anderson, join us in Cosmic Adventure's mobile planetarium to learn about Earth’s closest neighbor... the moon.