September Highlights





Author Talk with Robert Wallace
posted on September 22, 2017

Join author, Robert Wallace, as he discusses his book, "Spy Sites of Washington, DC." His book traces over two centuries of secret history from the Mt. Vernon study of spymaster George Washington to the Cleveland Park apartment of the “Queen of Cuba.” (Barrett Branch)




Banned books read-out
posted on September 20, 2017

Join Library Director Rose Dawson and others who will read from banned books. The public is invited to read 3-5 minute selections from banned or challenged books. (Barrett Branch)



Lego club
posted on September 18, 2017

Play with Legos and Duplos, build your own unique creations and put them on display. (Duncan Branch)




Fall Festival
posted on September 18, 2017

Join Beatley Central Library for the annual Beatley Central Fall Festival and Open House on Saturday, September 23, from 10AM-3PM. (Beatley Central)




Four women-four stories
posted on September 18, 2017

Come hear these women tell their stories of human culture, building bridges, and leading children.  (Burke Branch)




Book discussion: The Dispossessed
posted on September 18, 2017

Join us on the third Wednesday of every month for a lively book discussion. This month we will be discussing The Dispossessed by U. Le Guin. (Duncan Branch)




Stories to grow
posted on September 15, 2017

Sing along, dance along and help tell the stories!Stories, songs, movement games and more.Younger siblings are welcome to come along and join in the fun. (Barrett Branch)




Author talk: Courtney Pippin-Mathur
posted on September 13, 2017

The local Alexandria children's author Courtney Pippin-Mathur will be speaking about and reading from her new picture book "Dragon's Rule, Princesses Drool." (Duncan Branch)



Spanish language class for beginners
posted on September 11, 2017

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by joining us for a free Spanish language class. (Burke Branch)



National Hispanic Heritage Month
posted on September 11, 2017

Please join us throughout September as we celebrate the history and contributions of Hispanic and Latin Americans.


Scams: just say no!
posted on September 6, 2017

Please join us in an interactive class that will help you recognize different types of scams, signs of fraud and reduce your potential for identity theft. (Burke Branch)




Fall book sale
posted on September 7, 2017

Thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and more will be available for sale. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Beatley Central Library.(Beatley Central)




Teen Tinker Lab
posted on September 7, 2017

Rising grades 6-12 only. Join us Monday nights for making and tinkering during this open lab where you can craft, build, or code. (Beatley Central)





Read, sing & play, baby!
posted on September 7, 2017

Come sing and play with your baby and meet other babies! Learn songs,games,yoga poses and other fun ways to interact with your baby to build language and motor skills.Each session includes a play period with toys. (Barrett Branch)




Experience Ethiopian dance
posted on September 6, 2017

Join us to learn Iskista, the "shoulder dance," and see demonstrations of Oromigna, Tigrigna, Wolitigna and Guragigna and more with an authentic Ethiopian Dance Master. (Duncan Branch)



Paws to read
posted on September 1, 2017

Bring your favorite book and come read to a friendly therapy dog! (Duncan Branch)



Completing an affective employment application online
posted on September 1, 2017

This workshop from the Workforce Development Center will demonstrate why it is important to complete all questions on an online job application and tips on how best to complete each question. (Barrett Branch)



Movies After School
posted on September 1, 2017

The first Wednesday of the month is movie night at Duncan. Enjoy a different kid-friendly movie every month after school. School Age. (Duncan Branch)



Ethiopian New Year Celebration
posted on August 30, 2017

Alexandria Library celebrates Enkutatash and Ethiopian culture. 


Strong Men and Women of Virginia Display
posted on August 30, 2017

The Library of Virginia, in collaboration with Dominion, presents the 2017 Strong Men & Women in Virginia History. This program highlights eight African American leaders and their achievements. (Burke Branch)



Library Card Sign-Up Month
posted on August 30, 2017

A month of reasons to own an Alexandria Library card or visit Alexandria Library. For more information on how to sign-up for a free library card, visit any Alexandria Library location or apply for a card online