October Highlights



Author Talk with Rion Scott at Burke
posted on October 3, 2016

Please join Rion Amilcar Scott as he reads passages from his debut collection of stories, Insurrections, which chronicles the lives of people of Cross River, Maryland, founded on the site of the only successful slave revolt in US history. Mr. Scott will also talk about what inspired his stories. His books will be available for sale on Thursday, October 6.



Pop Up PLay
posted on October 3, 2016

On Thursday, October 6, please join Alexandria Library and Project Play for some fun in the sun with games, snacks, and giveaways in Holmes Run Park! Bring your whole family and make new friends playing with parachutes, beanbags, beach balls, and more! We will be near the playground between Van Dorn Street and the soccer field. All ages.



Bilingual Family Storytime Class
posted on September 30, 2016

Join Ms. Christian and Ms. Patricia for stories, songs, movement, and activities in English and Spanish at the Beatley Central from 10:30am-11:00am on Wednesday, October 5. 



"For Love of Country" Awards Ceremony
posted on September 30, 2016

Join us for the "For Love of Country" Awards Ceremony at Beatley Central at 2p on Sunday, October 2.





Genrecon VI: Swords, Sorcery, and Stormtroopers
posted on September 30, 2016

Join the Beatley Library for GenreCon VI and celebrate everything that makes fantasy books, television, and movies so awesome. Come dressed to impress in your best elf, wizard, or mother of dragons costume. Costumes, quizzes, food, prizes, music and a body artist to give your costume a finishing touch. Ages 13 and up. Located in the Large Meeting Room on Saturday, October 1 from 1:30pm-4:30pm. 








Alexandria Library Celebrates Diversity Month
posted on September 28, 2016

The Alexandria Library values diversity and inclusion that extends beyond the obvious culture, gender, ethnicity and religion to include all forms of differences. October is National Diversity Awareness Month and the Alexandria Library is celebrating with an Open House. In addition to hosting storytimes, movies, bookclub discussions and book displays; various artifacts and items from library staff’s personal cultural experiences and/or international travel have been assembled for a rotating cultural display. The cultural display will travel to each branch location for a full week during the month of October beginning at Beatley Central, Duncan, Barrett and finally Burke. 



InNova Blood Drive
posted on September 27, 2016

Come and visit the Bloodmobile at Beatley Central from 11am-3pm on Saturday, October 1. The blood drive is first-come, first served.