Alexandria Library Celebrates Library Card Sign-Up Month

Help us celebrate the month by visiting four (4) of our six (6) library locations: Beatley Central, Barrett Branch, Local History/Special Collections Branch, Duncan Branch, Burke Branch and the Alexandria Law Library and collect some cool giveaways along the way! While you are visiting, register for a free library card.

 

We are hosting programs that may be of interest to you. Check out what we are offering by visiting one of our desks! Once you finish collecting as many stickers as you can, show one of our staff members and be entered for a grand prize giveway in October!

 

Saturday, September 17: Barrett Branch & Local History/Special Collections

10am - 4pm | FALL BOOK SALE
Join us for our Fall book sale. Buy books, CDs/DVDs and other great finds!
 

11am - 3pm | CHILDREN’S GAMES AND ACTIVITIES
Come join us for children’s games and activities.

2 - 3pm | ACE THE CARD: ACCESS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ENTERTAINMENT WITH YOUR LIBRARY CARD
Play the interactive Ace the Card game to see how versed you are on what the library has to offer. Ages 12 and up.

Noon | MOVIE: "ZOOTOPIA"
(PG) In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist must work together to uncover a conspiracy.

 

Tuesday, September 20: Burke Branch

11am | TUESDAY TOTS(Ages 1-4)
Join us for stories, finger play and songs! Ages 1-4 with an adult.

2pm | ACE THE INTERVIEW JOB WORKSHOP
This workshop offers information on current interviewing processes and practices. Participants will learn how to answer the most common and important interview questions through interactive, hands-on exercises.

 

Wednesday, September 21: Duncan Branch

7:30pm | BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP - THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS BY ISABEL WILKERSON
This special book discussion will be led by Dominique Swann. Dominique Nicole Swann is an adjunct faculty member at George Mason University where she teaches first year writing and advanced composition. She also teaches English literature at a Maryland high school. Her first review appeared in World Literature Today.

 

Saturday, September 24: Beatley Central

10am - 5pm | BOOK SWAP
Trade your gently used books for new-to-you gently used books. 

1am - 11:30am | FAMILY STORYTIME
Stories, songs, and activities with Ms. Diana and local author Alice Chen.

11am - 1pm | STEEL PAN JAM
Ronald Emrit of Steel Pan Jam will perform his one-of-a-kind percussion.

11am - 3pm | METRO PHOTO BOOTH
A high-quality open-air photo booth with props and a photo attendant to help.

11:30am - 2:30pm | GLITTER TATTOOS
Children will be delighted with glitter tattoos.

Noon - 2pm | GARDEN GAMES
Tossing, digging and fun games in the Reading Garden.

Noon - 3pm | MAKER FEST
Join us during our Maker Fest where various “makers” will be showcasing their work.

3pm - 4pm | LOOSE ENDS BAND
Check out Loose Ends Band while they perform some of their melodic masterpieces.