October Highlights

Book Discussion Groups at Alexandria Library
posted on October 31, 2012

The benefits of joining a book club are endless.  A great place for socializing and learning about members of the community,  book discussion groups can also broaden your horizons by opening you up to new genres or authors, help you stay disciplined about reading, assist in developing your communication skills and build confidence. Alexandria Library offers patrons six literary discussion groups within the library buildings.

Learn to Download Free eBooks and Audiobooks @ Alexandria Library
posted on October 22, 2012

Would you like to download FREE eBooks and audiobooks on your electronic device? Alexandria Library regularly holds classes that will teach you how you can enjoy your next book on an eReader or mobile smartphone




Celebrating Friends of Alexandria Library
posted on October 22, 2012

In celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week, Alexandria Library would love to recognize the contributions of the Friends of each of our branches, whose efforts and fund-raising help make programming and events possible. 




Beat the Lines at Beatley Central Library and Vote Early
posted on October 19, 2012

Avoid the hassle of the waiting in voting lines by casting your ballot before Election Day. In-Person Absentee Voting begins Thursday, October 25 and ends Saturday, November 3. For more information on absentee voting, please visit the City of Alexandria's website: Absentee Voting.




Special Collections Lecture Series
posted on October 17, 2012

Join the Special Collections Branch for a lecture on Rev. Dr. James Muir and his personal diary from 1805 this Saturday at 1 p.m.  A personal friend of George Washington, Muir served as minister for the Presbyterian Meeting House in Alexandria, and was also involved in establishing Alexandria’s Society for the Promotion of Useful Knowledge, Library Company, Washington Society, Board of Guardians of the Free Schools, and the Bible Society of the District of Columbia.  



Customer Service Survey
posted on October 15, 2012

How was your last Alexandria Library experience, at a physical or "virtual" online branch? 






L.B. Taylor Shares Haunted Accounts From His Book
posted on October 11, 2012

Beatley Central Library has a Halloween treat for this month's Author Series-- L.B. Taylor will be joining us on Wednesday, October 24, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. to discuss his popular Ghosts of Virginia books. 



Alexandria Library Interviews Dr. Pedro Noguera in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month
posted on October 11, 2012

In paying tribute to Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), we spoke with New York University Professor of Education, Dr. Pedro Noguera, who gave public libraries accolades at TC Williams' back-to-school event last month. 



Urban Legends and Scary Stories at Burke Library
posted on October 11, 2012

Not sure which scary stories are truthful or an epic fail when it comes to factual content? Join us at Burke Library on October 24 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. as we share stories that are creepy, peculiar or just plain gross while referencing the Encyclopedia of Urban Legends as a fact-checking guide. 




Sisters in Crime
posted on October 5, 2012

October is the perfect month to curl up with a spooky mystery. From cozies to police procedurals, there is certainly a mystery series to suit any taste. Learn more about the writing process and the latest in mystery fiction from the Sisters in Crime, at the Beatley Central Library on Wednesday, October 10, at 7:00 p.m.



Fall Book Sales
posted on October 4, 2012

The Friends of Beatley Central and Duncan Libraries invite you to their Fall Book Sales, the week of October 17 (see exact hours below).  Don't miss out on the opportunity to select from thousands of books, DVDs, CDs and more. 



Ladybug Girl Party

posted on October 1, 2012

Join Beatley Central Library and Hooray for Books on October 4, at 4:30 p.m., as we read Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad, with preschoolers and adults across the nation celebrating Read for the Record.





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