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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
Wed, Apr 24, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Wed, Apr 24, 10:15am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Baby storytime, plus opportunities to build relationships with other caretakers of young children! For ages 0-12 months, accompanied by an adult.

Wed, Apr 24, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Enjoy weekly sessions with other fiber artists. Share your projects or learn new skills. Quilting tutorials will be provided on 1st Wednesday of every month. No registration is required.

Wed, Apr 24, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join us for stories, songs, and activities for your active, growing little ones! Ages 1-2.

Wed, Apr 24, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for a film screening of the 2024 Academy Award Winner for Best Supporting Actress.

Wed, Apr 24, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join the friends of the library to have a first look at the book sale! Paperbacks $2 Hard cover $4

Wed, Apr 24, 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.

Wed, Apr 24, 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, Apr 24, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Periodicals Room
Author Justine Ireland discusses her newest Young Adult novel about a young black mage navigating race and power in America during the 1930s.

Wed, Apr 24, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Gather with fellow readers in the community to talk about Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, a title similar to AAR’s adult fiction pick, Black Cake, that highlights the theme of COURAGE.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Apr 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Do you love to read romance novels? Want to talk about them with other romance book lovers? Join us on the last Weds. of the month! Click on the event title for more details.Register

Wed, Apr 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Please join our panel of local authors and an educator on how you can write about difficult issues. Register

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

Thu, Apr 25, 10:00am - 8:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Paperback's $2 Hard covers $4

Thu, Apr 25, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Canceled
Thu, Apr 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
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.

Thu, Apr 25, 11:00am - 11:40am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Stories, songs, movement and more for ages 2+

Thu, Apr 25, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual
Join participants from Alexandria and our Sister City, Dundee, Scotland, to discuss a short story by Langston Hughes that embodies our All Alexandria Reads theme of "Courage." Registration required.Register

Thu, Apr 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Our Mahjong group uses the American rules variation developed from the ancient Chinese game. Meetings are from 2-4 PM on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. Registration is limited and required.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Apr 25, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Don't miss the screening of this 2023 Academy Award Winning film: winner of Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor.

Thu, Apr 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Attention all handcrafters! Join us to share what you are working on, see what others are creating, and just chat while we craft together!

Thu, Apr 25, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Learn and play Riichi Mahjong, a popular tile-based game from Japan.

Thu, Apr 25, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join Jorge Banales as he gives instruction on the Yang Style 24 Movement Tai Chi form on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. Free and open to the public.

Thu, Apr 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Teen Area
Both beginners and advanced fiber artists are welcome! Ages 12+

Thu, Apr 25, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Beatley Library’s Girls Who Code explores different programming topics, hoping to encourage and inspire future programmers everywhere! Ages 8-12.

Fri, Apr 26, 10:00am - 5:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Paperback's $2 Hard covers $4

Fri, Apr 26, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Fri, Apr 26, 10:15am - 11:00am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Build motor, language and social skills with your baby through songs, games, simple baby yoga and more. Just for babies ages 0-12 months and parents/caregivers--no older siblings please.

Fri, Apr 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Please join us virtually to learn more about air quality and the steps you can take to improve air in your home. Register

Fri, Apr 26, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us to screen a new 2024 twist on the modern classic "Mean Girls."

Fri, Apr 26, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Have fun on Fridays after school, building, making, playing word bingo, and winning prizes! Grades K-5. *Includes slime-making every last Friday of the month!*

Sat, Apr 27, 10:00am - 1:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Paperback's $2 Hard covers $4

Sat, Apr 27, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Sat, Apr 27, 10:00am - 11:00am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Outdoors
Start your Saturday doing good. Join the Barrett Branch walking and litter pickup club.

Sat, Apr 27, 11:00am - 11:30am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us on Saturday mornings in April for a yoga class to practice poses to help kids feel strong and brave. Ages: 4-8

Sat, Apr 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join us in Beatley's youth services area and test out our tabletop games! Ages 5-18.

Sun, Apr 28, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Rescheduled
Sun, Apr 28, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
New date Saturday, April 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join us in Beatley's youth services area and test out our tabletop games! Ages 5-18.

Sun, Apr 28, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Bring your preschooler to the Duncan Library on Sunday afternoons to explore STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, art, and math)! Recommended ages 3-6

Mon, Apr 29, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Mon, Apr 29, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Crawl, scoot and wiggle to Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Apr 29, 11:00am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join in with opera singers as they help author Carolyn Sloan read her interactive children's book, Welcome to the Opera!

Mon, Apr 29, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Crawl, scoot and wiggle to Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Apr 29, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
English conversation practice for English language learners. No registration required.

Mon, Apr 29, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Make and take craft activities for ages 6+

Mon, Apr 29, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Teen Area
Tabletop games where teens can socialize, learn tabletop games, and learn critical thinking and strategy. All materials will be provided. Ages 12-18

Mon, Apr 29, 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.

Mon, Apr 29, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
The Library is for the dogs! Does your 1st-6th grader want to practice reading with a dog? We have 3; 15 minute slots from 5:30-6:30PM. Come read with us! Please call to register. Ages 6-12

Mon, Apr 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual - Virtual
Join the Local History Special Collection team for the final session of the virtual genealogy workshop series where you will learn how to adequately organize and document your findings. Register

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

Tue, Apr 30, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Tue, Apr 30, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Clap with glee for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5  

Tue, Apr 30, 10:15am - 10:45am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, and movement for kids ages 0-5 !

Tue, Apr 30, 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, outdoor playtime in the library's Reading Garden! Toys will be supplied. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Tue, Apr 30, 11:00am - 11:40am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Songs, games, movement and more for ages 0-23 months

Tue, Apr 30, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Clap with glee for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5  

Tue, Apr 30, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Periodicals Room
Join Miss Amy for stories, songs, movement, and activities just right for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Tue, Apr 30, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
In celebration of the All Alexandria Reads theme of Courage we are diving into different aspects of courage all month with themed stories and a craft. Ages 3+ with a caregiver. Recommended Ages 3-5

Tue, Apr 30, 5:00pm - 7:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Introducing the community to D&D through introductory sessions, one-shots, and campaigns. Depending on age range and attendance the groups will be organized by age. Registration required. Ages 12-18
This event is full

Tue, Apr 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Teen Area
Do you love reading YA books? Do you wish you had others to discuss these books with? Then this is the book club for you! Ages 13+

Wed, May 01, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Wed, May 01, 10:15am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Baby storytime, plus opportunities to build relationships with other caretakers of young children! For ages 0-12 months, accompanied by an adult.

Wed, May 01, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Enjoy weekly sessions with other fiber artists. Share your projects and see others. Quilting tutorials will be provided on the first Wednesday of every month. No registration is required.

Wed, May 01, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join us for stories, songs, and activities for your active, growing little ones! Ages 1-2.

Wed, May 01, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room,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, May 01, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Periodicals Room
Recycle old socks and other used clothing into adorable sock monkeys! Taught by a high schooler who is passionate about recycling and reusing old clothing. Ages 8-18.

Wed, May 01, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
virtual - virtual
Join us on May 1, 2024, Law Day, and learn about Intellectual Property rights and processRegister

Wed, May 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Zoom
Need some zen to help you wind down after a long day? 🧘‍♀️

Canceled
Thu, May 02, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Thu, May 02, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Thu, May 02, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Toddler Rock N' Read roars through the month of May with Mr. Josstin. Great for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

Thu, May 02, 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.

Thu, May 02, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Toddler Rock N' Read roars through the month of May with Mr. Josstin. Great for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

Thu, May 02, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Do you have afternoons available? Join us at the library for some coffee, confections, and conversation about the titles book club members have picked!

Thu, May 02, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Join Barrett Branch’s knitting and crochet group making items to donate.

Thu, May 02, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Books, CDs, and DVDs for both children and adults all for sale at low prices. Join the Friends and/or shop the sale and help support the library!

Thu, May 02, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Social group that focuses on nail painting and designs for members of the community. All materials will be provided. Ages 8-18

Thu, May 02, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Learn and play Riichi Mahjong, a popular tile-based game from Japan.

Thu, May 02, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
⭐ Please email Ally Zomchek at azomchek@alexlibraryva.org if interested in joining ⭐

Thu, May 02, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Teen Area
Both beginners and advanced fiber artists are welcome! Ages 12+

Fri, May 03, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Fri, May 03, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Books, CDs, and DVDs for both children and adults all for sale at low prices. Join the Friends and/or shop the sale and help support the library!

Fri, May 03, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Have fun on Fridays after school, building, making, playing word bingo, and winning prizes! Grades K-5. *Includes slime-making every last Friday of the month!*

Sat, May 04, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Sat, May 04, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Books, CDs, and DVDs for both children and adults all for sale at low prices. Join the Friends and/or shop the sale and help support the library!

Sat, May 04, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Attention all handcrafters! Join us to share what you are working on, see what others are creating, and just chat while we craft together!

Sat, May 04, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join us in Beatley's youth services area and test out our tabletop games! Ages 5-18.

Sat, May 04, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Celebrate Star Wars Day with Brixalot Lego. This event is for ages 6+

 

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