October Highlights




Family physics fun
posted on October 19, 2017

Learn about physics with your whole family! Using the Physics Toolbox app, families will work together to see if they can complete all the challenges to win a prize! (Beatley Central)



Le tour d'Alexandria bicycle tour
posted on October 18, 2017

Alexandria Library is hosting its fifth annual bicycle tour of all Alexandria Library locations. 



Low Vision Resource Group
posted on October 17, 2017

Free program, parking and refreshments! (Beatley Central)



Genre Con VII: historically speaking
posted on October 16, 2017

This GenreCon will celebrate the decades past that we love to read, watch, and listen about in historical fiction. (Beatley Central)



Friends' book sale at Burke Branch
posted on October 16, 2017

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




What are you buying with your pet food?
posted on October 16, 2017

PetSage founder and pet care coach, Terri Grow, will share her more than 20 years of experience to help you navigate the pet food maze, avoid label traps and figure out what foods are best for your pet. (Barrett Branch)




Screening with the filmmaker: Alice's ordinary people
posted on October 16, 2017

Join us as filmmaker, Craig Dudnick, screens and talks about his film, "Alice's Ordinary People", a new documentary about Alice Tregay. (Burike Branch)




Showcase of the Library's sewing, quilting, and fabric craft books
posted on October 13, 2017

In conjunction with the Alexandria Chapter of the American Sewing Guild, please join us in a showcase of the library's materials on sewing, quilting and fabric crafts. (Burike Branch)



Friends of Libraries Week
posted on October 12, 2017

Alexandria Library celebrates Friends of Libraries Week, October 15 through October 21. 



For Love of Country Contest-Awards Ceremony
posted on October 12, 2017

Alexandria Library and the For Love of Country Foundation host awards ceremony for the 3rd Annual Essay and Poetry contest. (Beatley Central)



Author talk with Chuck Harris
posted on October 10, 2017

Join local author Chuck Harris as he reads from his first novel, "Mr. Chen's Sweet and Sour.(Barrett Branch)



Fall for the book with Paula Tarnapol Whitacre
posted on October 10, 2017

Join us as Paula Tarnapol Whitacre talks about her book, "A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time: Julia Wilbur's Struggle for Purpose." (Beatley Central)




Unlocking Medicare
posted on October 10, 2017

The Keys to Unlocking Your Benefits. While Medicare doesn't cover everything, it does lighten the load of health care costs for older Americans. (Burke Branch)



Duncan Branch closure
posted on October 10, 2017

Duncan Branch will be closed Monday, October 23-Saturday, October 28 for renovations.



Pajama storytime
posted on October 5, 2017

Enjoy bedtime stories in Duncan's children area every Wednesday. Bring your pajamas and teddy bears (Duncan Branch)



Bilingual English/Spanish Pre-K Storytime
posted on October 5, 2017

Join us for a special bilingual English/Spanish Preschool Storytime Class with stories, songs, and a craft. (Beatley Central)



Teen Read Week
posted on October 3, 2017

Join the Alexandria Library to celebrate Teen Read Week, October 8-14.



Family fiesta
posted on October 2, 2017

Latin music, dancing, arts, crafts, snacks, and more! Bring the family and celebremos!. (Beatley Central)



Sisters in crime presents Adam Meyer
posted on October 2, 2017

Sisters in Crime welcomes the public to join them for a presentation from Adam Meyer on the 7th October at noon. (Duncan Branch)



Cultural Display
posted on September 29, 2017

Don't miss out travelling cultural display with artifacts from all across the globe. 



French storytime
posted on September 28, 2017

Stories and songs for kids in French. No prior language experience required. (Duncan Branch)





Foreign film: Lives of Others
posted on September 28, 2017

In 1983 East Berlin, dedicated Stasi officer Gerd Wiesler (Ulrich Mühe), doubting that a famous playwright (Sebastian Koch) is loyal to the Communist Party, receives approval to spy on the man and his actress-lover Christa-Maria (Martina Gedeck).(Duncan Branch)





Employment strategies for the experienced worker 50+
posted on September 28, 2017

Employers value the talents that mature workers bring to the workplace. Learn strategies and resources experienced job seekers can use to launch a job search and find gainful and meaningful employment. (Burke Branch)



Columbus Day
posted on September 30, 2017

All Alexandria Libraries will be closed for Columbus Day on Monday October 9.