September Highlights



Bicycle Movie at Burke Branch
posted on September 25, 2014

Join Burke Branch on Thursday, October 2, at 6:30 p.m. for a bicycle movie. A bike messenger in Manhattan picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city.




Bike Laws and Etiquette at Duncan Branch
posted on September 22, 2014

Join Duncan Branch on Monday, September 22, at 7 p.m. for a presentation from the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA), about bike laws and etiquette. Time will be provided for questions and answers. 




Dr. Who at Beatley Central
posted on September 19, 2014

Seasoned Whovians and interested newcomers are welcome to join Beatley Central on Saturday, September 27, from 2-4 p.m., for an adventure in space and time. Trivia, crafts, photos with the Doctor, prizes, and more. Costumes encouraged! Ages 9 to Adult. 




Absentee Voting at Alexandria Library
posted on September 16, 2014

Avoid the hassle of the waiting in voting lines by casting your ballot before Election Day. In-Person Absentee Voting begins at various locations in the City of Alexandria on Friday, September 19 and ends Saturday, November 1. For more information on absentee voting, please visit the City of Alexandria's website: Absentee Voting.



Library Card Sign-Up Month at Alexandria Library
posted on September 15, 2014

Want to learn a new skill? Check out a DVD of a blockbuster movie that you missed? Escape the daily grind and live vicariously through a book's character? Alexandria Library card users can enjoy these perks and more. If you don't have a library card already, we've made the registration process even simpler for you. Apply for a card online today



Banned Books Week at Alexandria Library
posted on September 12, 2014

"Alexandria Banned Books Week," September 21-27, 2014, is part of an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the value of free and open access to information. The purpose of the week's activities is to engage the public, while raising awareness of the dangers of censorship and the need to defend intellectual freedom. 



Robin Williams Film Tribute at Burke Branch
posted on September 12, 2014

Please join Burke Branch in our movie showing of a Robin Williams classic on Thursday, September 18, at 6:30 p.m.



Writing Triage at Beatley Central
posted on September 11, 2014

Would you like some ideas to improve your resume or a writing project? Help is available through a new free program called "Writing Triage: Quick Fixes in 30 Minutes or Less!" Professional editor Vera Pastore from Word Choreography will briefly review your project and offer suggestions. Space is limited. Please call 703-746-1742 to register for a 30-minute time slot.


Dress for Success at Duncan Branch
posted on September 10, 2014

JobLink will provide a dress for success workshop for job hunters at Duncan Branch on Monday, September 15, at 7 p.m. Please join us and learn how to present yourself at an interview, or at our upcoming career fair!


College Prep Talk at Duncan Branch
posted on September 9, 2014

Join Duncan Branch on Saturday, September 13, at 2 p.m. as Sia Knight helps parents of middle and high school students prepare for college. 


Kitten-Purrlooza at Barrett Branch
posted on September 5, 2014

King Street Cats returns to Old Town Alexandria with some of their adorable, adoptable kittens. Drop in and find your new best friend--or friends! Saturday, September 13, from noon-4 p.m.




Making Your House a Home for a Lifetime
posted on September 5, 2014

This months speaker is Joan A. Pease, President of Partners in Planning, since 1983. Joan designs houses and apartments to enable adults to live with greater safety, security, comfort and convenience. Joan will discuss her recently updated publication "Simple Solutions: Practical Ideas and Products to Enhance Independent Living." Call to register at 703-746-1762. Light refreshments will be served. Located in the Large Meeting Room.


Passport to Retirement at Beatley Central
posted on September 2, 2014

Beatley Central Library & The Foundation for Personal Financial Education proudly present: Passport to Retirement – First Class or Coach? A Personal Financial Planning Workshop. Held at Beatley Central on Tuesday, September 9, at 7 p.m.