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EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Caste One Quarter of the Nation Positively Purple Tightrope

 

DATABASES

  • Contemporary Women's Issues
    Coverage of topics relevant to women around the world, including civil rights, health, education, professional development, and entrepreneurship.

  • Diversity Studies
    Explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in the global community. This collection includes more than 2.7 million articles from 150 journals, updated daily.

  • Gender Studies
    Offers access to scholarly journals and magazines covering topics including gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.

  • Religion and Philosophy
    Researchers will gain valuable insight about the impact religion has had on culture throughout history, including literature, arts, and language.

EVENTS
Sat, Jul 13, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

Sun, Jul 14, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

Mon, Jul 15, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

Mon, Jul 15, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
English conversation practice for English language learners.

Mon, Jul 15, 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Duncan Library Parking Lot
In partnership with Hooray for Books! and Penguin Random House comes the Who Was! Mobile Experience. Join us for an experience that will be the highlight of your summer! Recommended Ages 6-12

Mon, Jul 15, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

Tue, Jul 16, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Tue, Jul 16, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

Tue, Jul 16, 10:00am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Butterfly Garden
Join Little Miss Ann as she sings both reinvented classics as well as upbeat, interactive fun originals that will inspire kids to sing, jump, clap, and dance! (Ages 0-5)

Wed, Jul 17, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

Wed, Jul 17, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

Thu, Jul 18, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Thu, Jul 18, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

Thu, Jul 18, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Learn and play Riichi Mahjong, a popular tile-based game from Japan.

Fri, Jul 19, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

Canceled
Fri, Jul 19, 11:00am - 11:30am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Join us for a brief tour of the Burke Branch Library, led by a staff person.

Fri, Jul 19, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Please join us for a free screening of this documentary. Click on the event title for more details.

Sat, Jul 20, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

Sun, Jul 21, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

Mon, Jul 22, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

Mon, Jul 22, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
English conversation practice for English language learners.

Mon, Jul 22, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

Tue, Jul 23, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Tue, Jul 23, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

Tue, Jul 23, 11:00am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Fun, entertaining, & engaging for all ages! If you're a fan of Toddler Rock N' Read this is the SummerQuest show for you!

Wed, Jul 24, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

Wed, Jul 24, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

Thu, Jul 25, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Thu, Jul 25, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

Fri, Jul 26, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

Sat, Jul 27, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

Sat, Jul 27, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Rainbow Puppet Productions creates shows that enlighten, entertain, and educate through original music, puppets and dance. Ages 0-8. 

Sun, Jul 28, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

Mon, Jul 29, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

Mon, Jul 29, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
English conversation practice for English language learners.

Mon, Jul 29, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

Tue, Jul 30, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Tue, Jul 30, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

Tue, Jul 30, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Each African Story Time program will take participants to one African country through dance, storytelling, and language/culture. Ages 6-12

Wed, Jul 31, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

Wed, Jul 31, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

Thu, Aug 01, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Thu, Aug 01, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

Thu, Aug 01, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Learn and play Riichi Mahjong, a popular tile-based game from Japan.

Fri, Aug 02, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

Fri, Aug 02, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ms. Moxie's Moon Shop - 102 N Fayette St, Alexandria, VA 22314
Calling young minds 9 to 15 years old! Come to Ms. Moxie's Moon Shop to uncover the ins and outs of both disposable and reusable period products. Free First Period Kits for attendees!

Sat, Aug 03, 10:00am - 11:00am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
The Barrett Branch is hosting an All We Can Save Circle open to all interested in sincere discussion centered on the climate crisis and for those seeking community rooted in wise and just solutions.

Sat, Aug 03, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

Sat, Aug 03, 11:00am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Spend your Saturday morning laughing with us! As we enjoy stories full of humor and juggling.

Mon, Aug 05, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
English conversation practice for English language learners.

Mon, Aug 05, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

Tue, Aug 06, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Wed, Aug 07, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

Thu, Aug 08, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Thu, Aug 08, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Please join us for this 2020 documentary featuring Philadelphia native Tommy Oliver as he follows the efforts of Mike Africa, Jr. to exonerate his parents, members of the revolutionary group MOVE.

Fri, Aug 09, 10:30am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Explore one country in Africa; learn fun facts about that country; learn vocabulary in one of the languages spoken in the country; hear a story with a moral lesson; and dance! (Ages 0-8)

Fri, Aug 09, 2:30pm - 4:15pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Please join us for a free screening of this documentary. Click on the event title for more details.

Sat, Aug 10, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join Emily and her collection of unique musical instruments to hear your favorite books in a new way! All ages.

Sat, Aug 10, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join Emily and her collection of unique musical instruments to hear your favorite books in a new way! All ages.

Sat, Aug 10, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us with TACA, as we step into a world of rhythm and tradition at at this performance showcasing African Cultural Education and Dance. Ages: 6-12 and Teens.

Mon, Aug 12, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
English conversation practice for English language learners.

Mon, Aug 12, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

Tue, Aug 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Wed, Aug 14, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

Thu, Aug 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Thu, Aug 15, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Learn and play Riichi Mahjong, a popular tile-based game from Japan.

Fri, Aug 16, 10:30am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Experience the folklore, myths, legends, and cultures of Central America and the Caribbean through dance. (All ages)

Fri, Aug 16, 11:00am - 11:30am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Join us for a brief tour of the Burke Branch Library, led by a staff person.

Mon, Aug 19, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
English conversation practice for English language learners.

Mon, Aug 19, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

Tue, Aug 20, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Wed, Aug 21, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

Thu, Aug 22, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Thu, Aug 22, 2:00pm - 4:10pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Please join us for this 2019 biographical film based on the true story of abolitionist Harriet Tubman.

Last updated: February 2023