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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.

 

Upcoming Events
Sun, Nov 27, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Help keep someone warm this winter. We are collecting hand-made or store-bought hats, scarves and mittens. All items donated will benefit Alexandria's Community Lodgings.

Sun, Nov 27, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
It's National Novel Writing Month! Please join us in reaching the goal of 50,000 new words of fiction in 30 days.

Mon, Nov 28, All day
Alexandria Library Virginia YouTube Channel
Anytime can be story time when you join us on YouTube. Books we read count towards your 1000 Books Before Kindergarten!

Mon, Nov 28, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Help keep someone warm this winter. We are collecting hand-made or store-bought hats, scarves and mittens. All items donated will benefit Alexandria's Community Lodgings.

Mon, Nov 28, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Bundle up for Baby Time in the Duncan Library. Ages 0-14 months.

Mon, Nov 28, 11:00am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Children love to be outdoors! Join us in Beatley Central Library's beautiful outdoor Reading Garden for stories, songs and movement. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Mon, Nov 28, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
ESL is returning to the Burke Library as an in-person event. Come join us. No registration is needed.

Mon, Nov 28, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Need help copying or scanning? Need to send an or download an attachment but don't know how? Volunteers are here to help!

Mon, Nov 28, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
This is a space for intermediate speaker to practice English and build confidence.

Mon, Nov 28, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Call the Children's desk (703)-746-1783 to register your rising 1st-6th grader to Read to a Dog! We have 3; 15 minute slots from 5:30-6:30PM. It is first come first serve if you don't call ahead.  

Tue, Nov 29, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Help keep someone warm this winter. We are collecting hand-made or store-bought hats, scarves and mittens. All items donated will benefit Alexandria's Community Lodgings.

Tue, Nov 29, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for ESL language learners

Tue, Nov 29, 10:15am - 10:45am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Join us in the Burke Library for a storytime with songs, parachute and bubbles. Ages 1 & 2 with an adult.

Tue, Nov 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Learn basic line dance steps while you workout to Golden Oldies music. This is a great class for beginners. Bring a friend or come alone. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Tue, Nov 29, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Children's Area
Clap and cheer for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Nov 29, 11:00am - 11:30am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Outdoors
Stories, songs, games & more for ages 0-23 months. On our Columbus Street lawn.

Tue, Nov 29, 11:00am - 11:45am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Meet your old friends and make new friends at an unstructured playtime in the library's Reading Garden! Toys will be supplied. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Tue, Nov 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Join us on Zoom for a current events discussion on the 4th Weds. of the month. Email reflib@alexlibraryva.org to join our email list and get details on this month's topic.Register

Tue, Nov 29, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join Miss Katie for a selection of Pre-K stories and themed craft each week. Ages 3+ with a caregiver. Siblings welcome! Recommended Ages 3-5

Tue, Nov 29, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Need help copying or scanning? Need to send an or download an attachment but don't know how? Volunteers are here to help!

Tue, Nov 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! Register

Wed, Nov 30, All day
Alexandria Library Virginia YouTube
Join Miss Lisa for a weekly YouTube time for our littlest friends

Wed, Nov 30, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Help keep someone warm this winter. We are collecting hand-made or store-bought hats, scarves and mittens. All items donated will benefit Alexandria's Community Lodgings.

Wed, Nov 30, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Children's Area
Nurturing each girl's love of reading, love of self, and love for girls across all communities.

Wed, Nov 30, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Need help copying or scanning? Need to send an or download an attachment but don't know how? Volunteers are here to help!

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

Canceled
Wed, Nov 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
This class is for those who are preparing for the Citizen Exam and Interview. Ideally, you will have already submitted your N-400.

Wed, Nov 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Learn to knit under the guidance of experienced knitters. All supplies will be provided. Ages 8-18.

Wed, Nov 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Have you always wanted to write a book but needed help getting started? November is "National Novel Writing Month" so what better time to start!

Wed, Nov 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Watch the selected films at your leisure, and join the Friends of Duncan Library Film Club on the last Wednesday of the month to discuss!Register

Wed, Nov 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Do you love to read romance novels? Want to talk about them with other romance book lovers? Join us! Email reflib@alexlibraryva.org for info about this month's selection or to join our email list. Register

Thu, Dec 01, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Help keep someone warm this winter. We are collecting hand-made or store-bought hats, scarves and mittens. All items donated will benefit Alexandria's Community Lodgings.

Thu, Dec 01, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Don't spend money on more wrapping paper! Create beautifully wrapped gifts that will marvel your loved ones and spare the Earth. Get a kit at the Kate Waller Barrett Branch beginning December 1.

Thu, Dec 01, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for ESL language learners

Thu, Dec 01, 11:00am - 11:40am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Stories, music & movement activities as we count towards 1000 Books. Outdoors if the weather is nice, indoors if it isn't. Ages 2+

Thu, Dec 01, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Cozy up with friends for singing and dancing at Toddler Rock N' Read. Ages 0-5

Thu, Dec 01, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
The Thursday Afternoon Book Discussion meets on the first Thursday of each month at 1:30 PM. All are welcome! Register

Thu, Dec 01, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Join Barrett Branch’s knitting and crochet group! Together we'll be making items to donate to those in need.

Thu, Dec 01, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Nurturing each girl's love of reading, love of self, and love for girls across all communities.

Fri, Dec 02, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Help keep someone warm this winter. We are collecting hand-made or store-bought hats, scarves and mittens. All items donated will benefit Alexandria's Community Lodgings.

Fri, Dec 02, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Don't spend money on more wrapping paper! Create beautifully wrapped gifts that will marvel your loved ones and spare the Earth. Get a kit at the Kate Waller Barrett Branch beginning December 1.

Fri, Dec 02, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Drop in and craft your own holiday cards!

Fri, Dec 02, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Bring in a sweater and decorate it for all your ugly sweater parties coming up this holiday season!

Sat, Dec 03, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Help keep someone warm this winter. We are collecting hand-made or store-bought hats, scarves and mittens. All items donated will benefit Alexandria's Community Lodgings.

Sat, Dec 03, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Don't spend money on more wrapping paper! Create beautifully wrapped gifts that will marvel your loved ones and spare the Earth. Get a kit at the Kate Waller Barrett Branch beginning December 1.

Sun, Dec 04, All day
Holmes Run Parkway & Pelham St.
Step outside and read Amara's Farm by JaNay Brown-Wood, a story about the harvest and the joys of sharing what you have with friends. Ages 0-8

Sun, Dec 04, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Help keep someone warm this winter. We are collecting hand-made or store-bought hats, scarves and mittens. All items donated will benefit Alexandria's Community Lodgings.

Sun, Dec 04, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Don't spend money on more wrapping paper! Create beautifully wrapped gifts that will marvel your loved ones and spare the Earth. Get a kit at the Kate Waller Barrett Branch beginning December 1.

Mon, Dec 05, All day
Alexandria Library Virginia YouTube Channel
Anytime can be story time when you join us on YouTube. Books we read count towards your 1000 Books Before Kindergarten!

Mon, Dec 05, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Help keep someone warm this winter. We are collecting hand-made or store-bought hats, scarves and mittens. All items donated will benefit Alexandria's Community Lodgings.

Mon, Dec 05, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Don't spend money on more wrapping paper! Create beautifully wrapped gifts that will marvel your loved ones and spare the Earth. Get a kit at the Kate Waller Barrett Branch beginning December 1.

Mon, Dec 05, 10:00am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Beatley Library computer area
If you know little or nothing about computers and want to learn more, this is the place to start!
This event is full

Mon, Dec 05, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Brave the chill for Baby Time in the Duncan Library. Ages 0-14 months.

Mon, Dec 05, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
ESL is returning to the Burke Library as an in-person event. Come join us. No registration is needed.

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

Mon, Dec 05, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Call the Children's desk (703)-746-1783 to register your rising 1st-6th grader to Read to a Dog! We have 3; 15 minute slots from 5:30-6:30PM. It is first come first serve if you don't call ahead.

Tue, Dec 06, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Help keep someone warm this winter. We are collecting hand-made or store-bought hats, scarves and mittens. All items donated will benefit Alexandria's Community Lodgings.

Tue, Dec 06, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Don't spend money on more wrapping paper! Create beautifully wrapped gifts that will marvel your loved ones and spare the Earth. Get a kit at the Kate Waller Barrett Branch beginning December 1.

Tue, Dec 06, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for ESL language learners

Tue, Dec 06, 10:15am - 10:45am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Join us in the Burke Library for a storytime with songs, parachute and bubbles. Ages 1 & 2 with an adult.

Tue, Dec 06, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Learn basic line dance steps while you workout to Golden Oldies music. This is a great class for beginners. Bring a friend or come alone. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Tue, Dec 06, 11:00am - 11:40am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Outdoors,First Floor
Songs, games, movement and more for our littlest friends. Outdoors if the weather is nice, indoors if it isn't. Ages 0-23 months

Tue, Dec 06, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Bundle up for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Dec 06, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Tween Art is a time for tweens to get creative and crafty with different projects that use various art mediums, methods, and materials. Tween Art is for those ages 8-12.

Tue, Dec 06, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Kate McMahon of Ten Thousand Villages on King Street (the only location in the Metro area) will explain the concept of 'fair trade" and bring sample products from all over the world.

Tue, Dec 06, 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! Register

Wed, Dec 07, All day
Alexandria Library Virginia YouTube
Join Miss Lisa for a weekly YouTube time for our littlest friends

Wed, Dec 07, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Help keep someone warm this winter. We are collecting hand-made or store-bought hats, scarves and mittens. All items donated will benefit Alexandria's Community Lodgings.

Wed, Dec 07, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Don't spend money on more wrapping paper! Create beautifully wrapped gifts that will marvel your loved ones and spare the Earth. Get a kit at the Kate Waller Barrett Branch beginning December 1.

Wed, Dec 07, 10:00am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Beatley Library computer area
If you know little or nothing about computers and want to learn more, this is the place to start!
This event is full

Wed, Dec 07, 10:15am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Looking for a baby storytime and/or a chance to talk to other grown-ups with children? Then join us at the Beatley Central Library for Tummy Time!

Wed, Dec 07, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Join us for a play hour to build, explore, and be creative. Grades: K-6. Únase a nosotros para una hora de juegos para construir, explorar y ser creativo. Grados: K-6.

Wed, Dec 07, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Nurturing each girl's love of reading, love of self, and love for girls across all communities.

Wed, Dec 07, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Do you want to practice reading aloud? Do you like dogs? Sign up for a 15-minute reading slot to read to a dog by calling (703) 746-1753 or by stopping by Beatley's Children's Desk. Ages 6-12.

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

Canceled
Wed, Dec 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
This class is for those who are preparing for the Citizen Exam and Interview. Ideally, you will have already submitted your N-400.

Wed, Dec 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Learn to knit under the guidance of experienced knitters. All supplies will be provided. Ages 8-18.

Wed, Dec 07, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
Monthly Meditation, lead by our Friends at Yoga in Daily Life, is a free one-hour meditation class open to everyone.Register

 

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.

 

Last updated: May 2021