September Highlights


Beatley Central Library Hosts a Series on Mental Health
posted on September 30, 2013

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Community Mental Health Act, Beatley Central Library will be having a series of mental health presentations from October 6 through 10. 


Hispanic Heritage Month
posted on September 25, 2013

From September 15 - October 15 Alexandria Library celebrates Hispanic Heritage month. 


Affordable Care Act Begins October 1
posted on September 25, 2013

Starting October 1, 2013, Americans can enroll in health insurance coverage, under the Affordable Health Care Act, which requires U.S. citizens and legal residents to have qualifying health coverage by January 1, 2014


Alexandria Library Customer Satisfaction Survey
posted on September 19, 2013

Since becoming a public library in 1937, the Alexandria Library has served the community by providing free access to information and educational activities for all ages. As we plan for our future, we would like to know how we can more effectively meet the needs of our community. Your input is vital to this process, so please take a few minutes to complete this survey. 


Banned Books Weeks at Alexandria Library
posted on September 19, 2013

In celebrating the freedom to read, staff from the Beatley Central Library will be reading aloud from their favorite banned books in the library foyer on September 24, from 2 to 5 p.m. On September 27, the central library will be screening the film version of a banned book. 


Author Talk with Mary Louise Clifford at Duncan Branch Library 
posted on September 16, 2013

Mary Louise Clifford joins the Duncan Branch Library on September 23 at 7 p.m. to discuss, "Drummer Boy of Company C: Coming of Age in the Civil War," which include Almon's memoirs of his journey as a brave 14-year-old who left home to become a soldier, but was found to be too young and slight in stature.


Alexandria Library Commemorates 9/11
posted on September 11, 2013

A guide to library resources pertaining to the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States.


Happy Enkutatash!
posted on September 11, 2013

We celebrate Ethiopian New Year.


Beatley Central Library's First Annual Fall Festival & Open House
posted on September 10, 2013

Kicking off the autumn season, Beatley Central Library devotes a weekend to fun, vibrant activities for all ages on Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22. Offering art, games, performances and more, the Library packs bushels of events that will make you fall for autumn.


Alexandria's Historical Markers
posted on September 9, 2013

On Saturday, September 14 at Special Collections, local author William J. Roberts, will discuss his new guidebook on Alexandria's historical markers.


Library Card Survey
posted on September 6, 2013

At what age did you get your first library card? Answer our survey today!


Craft Month at Alexandria Library
posted on September 3, 2013

For the month of September, Alexandria Library satisfies your inner artist, highlighting craft books and other resources on display at our locations, which can help you get inspired about your next project. We've also stitched together an array of enjoyable, craft activities for all ages


Summer Reading Survey Results
posted on September 3, 2013

Find out where Alexandrians read most this summer!