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EVENT REGISTRATIONS

Alexandria Library presents and hosts a wide variety of events to the local community.  Our events include author talks, book clubs, STEAM/STEM activities, computer and technology classes, English conversation groups, storytimes and more.

Most of the programs at Alexandria Library do not require advanced registration. You can choose to attend a program at your convenience. Please be mindful of age and time restrictions when attending a library program.

Ticketed Programs

There are certain youth services programs that require parents or caregivers to pick up a ticket prior to the start of the program. Tickets are given out on a first-come, first-serve basis. These programs will include information about tickets in the event description on the calendar.

Registration Programs

Programs that require advanced registration may contain a purple registration box on the event calendar that allows for online registration.  Other programs may require you to register by email, phone or by filling out a form at the library.  Online registration start dates may vary by age and program but are usually available a month in advance.

 

 

REGISTER

In order to register for an event you may need:

  • First & Last Name
  • Library Card Number & Pin
  • Email Address

 

 

 MANAGE EVENTS

 

 

 

WAIT LIST

If there is a wait list for an event, an email address is required. This allows the registration system to notify you when a spot has opened up.

Failure to include an email address may result in being skipped for the next person on the list.

 

 

MANAGE YOUR EVENTS

If you choose to use your library card number on your registration form you can login and manage your event registrations from the library website.

You do not have to have a library card in order to attend events.

 

 

CANCELLATIONS

If you can no longer attend an event, please call or email the contact person for the event to cancel your registration.

If you included your library card number, you can also cancel your registration online.

 

 

THIRD PARTY

Library programs may be presented by non-library organizations. These organizations may require you to register in advance.

With these events, there will be a link to the organization's website where you need to follow their rules for registering.

 

Upcoming Events
Wed, Sep 23, All day
Virtual
Celebrate Banned Books Week by recreating a scene from your favorite banned or challenged children’s or YA book, using marshmallow Peeps and other craft supplies! Ages 5-18. Registration required.Register

Wed, Sep 23, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Swing by Beatley Central Library anytime between September 15 and October 15 to pick up a bag of craft supplies celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Ages 6-12.

Wed, Sep 23, All day
Virtual
A monthly program that features a story, a craft and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life in Alexandria was like in Maryellen's™ era this September!

Wed, Sep 23, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Join Ms. Suzanne on Zoom to sing songs and listen to a story about what we can see from our windows. Designed for ages 2 to 4, but anyone can join!Register

Wed, Sep 23, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Yoga+Great Picture Books= Storytime Fun!Register

Wed, Sep 23, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Virtual -
Middle School Book club is for ages 10+ . We will meet virtually once a week to discuss the assigned book. Register

Wed, Sep 23, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Children’s books can help us open conversations with our kids about challenging topics. Join us during this five-week series as we explore different social justice issues. Registration required.Register

Wed, Sep 23, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Virtual
Join us for a conversation with Lance Collins, Vice President and Executive Director of the new Innovation Campus for Virginia Tech.Register

Wed, Sep 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
An unlikely band of information hunters—librarians, archivists, and scholars—came together during World War II, their war effort centered on collecting books and documents.Register

Wed, Sep 23, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Join us for a collection of themed stories to enjoy in your favorite pajamas with your favorite librarians!Register

Wed, Sep 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
To celebrate Constitution Week, author David O. Stewart talks with us about his book "The Summer of 1787 : The Men Who Invented the Constitution."Register

Thu, Sep 24, All day
Virtual
Celebrate Banned Books Week by recreating a scene from your favorite banned or challenged children’s or YA book, using marshmallow Peeps and other craft supplies! Ages 5-18. Registration required.Register

Thu, Sep 24, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Swing by Beatley Central Library anytime between September 15 and October 15 to pick up a bag of craft supplies celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Ages 6-12.

Thu, Sep 24, All day
Virtual
A monthly program that features a story, a craft and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life in Alexandria was like in Maryellen's™ era this September!

Thu, Sep 24, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual -
Join Miss Katie virtually on Zoom at 10 AM on Thursday mornings for a rocking half hour of toddler time! Please register at least a half hour in advance! Register

Thu, Sep 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual
Feeling overwhelmed by the sheer amount of online accounts you have? Learn about digital minimalism and how to declutter digital tools. Register

Thu, Sep 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
A special story time for our local preschools, but all families are welcome to join in. Books that we read count for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.Register

Canceled
Thu, Sep 24, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Christian each week for stories and songs. Registration is required. Miss Christian will greet each child by name, so please register using your child's name.

Thu, Sep 24, All day
Virtual
Miss Christian and special guest Miss Patricia read stories and sing songs in both Spanish and English! Registration required. Ages 0-5.Register

Thu, Sep 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet group! Register

Thu, Sep 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join us for a death-themed virtual book club and discussion!Register

Thu, Sep 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join us virtually as we compete with trivia, play mad libs, tell jokes and listen to stories. Come with ideas for other games we can play! Bring a craft to work on while we meet. Ages 8-18.Register

Fri, Sep 25, All day
Virtual
A monthly program that features a story, a craft and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life in Alexandria was like in Maryellen's™ era this September!

Fri, Sep 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Amy and Miss Amanda each Friday morning for stories, songs and rhymes. Registration required. Register

Fri, Sep 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Ms. Katie will read excerpts from several commonly-challenged young adult books for Banned Books Month. This read out will heavily feature titles concerning Equality, Social Justice, Race & Sexuality.Register

Sat, Sep 26, All day
Virtual
Celebrate Banned Books Week by recreating a scene from your favorite banned or challenged children’s or YA book, using marshmallow Peeps and other craft supplies! Ages 5-18. Registration required.Register

Sat, Sep 26, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Swing by Beatley Central Library anytime between September 15 and October 15 to pick up a bag of craft supplies celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Ages 6-12.

Sat, Sep 26, All day
Virtual
A monthly program that features a story, a craft and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life in Alexandria was like in Maryellen's™ era this September!

Sat, Sep 26, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Virtual
Learn a few tricks to brighten your fall table!Register

Sun, Sep 27, All day
Virtual
A monthly program that features a story, a craft and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life in Alexandria was like in Maryellen's™ era this September!

Mon, Sep 28, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Swing by Beatley Central Library anytime between September 15 and October 15 to pick up a bag of craft supplies celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Ages 6-12.

Mon, Sep 28, All day
Virtual
A monthly program that features a story, a craft and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life in Alexandria was like in Maryellen's™ era this September!

Mon, Sep 28, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Virtual
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English? Register

Mon, Sep 28, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Yoga in Daily Life joins us via Zoom for our Monthly meditation class. Grab your yoga mat, and get ready to relax! Register

Mon, Sep 28, 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Virtual
Girls Who Code is a virtual club that meets weekly to learn, experiment and create with coding.

Tue, Sep 29, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Swing by Beatley Central Library anytime between September 15 and October 15 to pick up a bag of craft supplies celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Ages 6-12.

Tue, Sep 29, All day
Virtual
A monthly program that features a story, a craft and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life in Alexandria was like in Maryellen's™ era this September!

Tue, Sep 29, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual -
Join us on Tuesdays at 10 AM for virtual Stories and Songs!Register

Tue, Sep 29, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Venetta for Virtual Baby Time now on Tuesdays at 11AM! Register

Tue, Sep 29, 11:00am - 11:40am
Virtual
Let's explore the Alphabet, 1 letter at a time with stories, music and more. Recommended for ages 2+Register

Tue, Sep 29, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual -
Join Miss Katie on Zoom for two stories and a craft every Tuesday at 4 PM. Register

Tue, Sep 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Celebrate Banned Book Week by testing your knowledge of books that were banned or censored with a game of trivia. Ages 8-14. Registration is required.Register

Tue, Sep 29, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
We will offer information about local services for people who are new to the community.

Tue, Sep 29, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Attention all handcrafters! Join us to share what you are working on, see what others are creating, and just chat while we craft together!

Tue, Sep 29, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join us for a conversation with Dr. Shireen Lewis, the founder of EduSeed’s SisterMentors program, and some of the women and girls who have participated in this transformative program. Register

Wed, Sep 30, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Swing by Beatley Central Library anytime between September 15 and October 15 to pick up a bag of craft supplies celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Ages 6-12.

Wed, Sep 30, All day
Virtual
A monthly program that features a story, a craft and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life in Alexandria was like in Maryellen's™ era this September!

Wed, Sep 30, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Yoga+Great Picture Books= Storytime Fun!Register

Wed, Sep 30, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual
We will offer information about local services for people who are new to the community.

Wed, Sep 30, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Virtual -
Middle School Book club is for ages 10+ . We will meet virtually once a week to discuss the assigned book. Register

Wed, Sep 30, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Children’s books can help us open conversations with our kids about challenging topics. Join us during this five-week series as we explore different social justice issues. Registration required.Register

Wed, Sep 30, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Join us for a collection of themed stories to enjoy in your favorite pajamas with your favorite librarians!Register

Wed, Sep 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Zoom
Dr. Douglas Reed joins us to talk about his book, "Building the federal schoolhouse : Localism and the American Education State."Register

Thu, Oct 01, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Swing by Beatley Central Library anytime between September 15 and October 15 to pick up a bag of craft supplies celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Ages 6-12.

Thu, Oct 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual
On October 6, 2020 the Alexandria Library’s RB Digital eBooks and eAudiobooks will be transferred over to Overdrive & Libby. Register

Thu, Oct 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
A special story time for our local preschools, but all families are welcome to join in. Books that we read count for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.Register

Thu, Oct 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet group! Register

Thu, Oct 01, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
The Alexandria Library is hosting a Virtual Banned Books Read-Out on Zoom!

Thu, Oct 01, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
Join us for a virtual discussion of the following two stories: "Babylon Revisited" by F. Scott Fitzgerald and "Spiderweb" by Mariana Enriquez.Register

Fri, Oct 02, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
Cesar Carbajal, a third-generation popotillo artisan, will discuss and demonstrate the Mexican straw painting tradition. Register

Sat, Oct 03, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Swing by Beatley Central Library anytime between September 15 and October 15 to pick up a bag of craft supplies celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Ages 6-12.