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Stories To Grow On

2019-05-22 11:00:00 2019-05-22 11:45:00 America/New_York Stories To Grow On Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library

Wednesday, May 22
11:00am - 11:45am

Add to Calendar 2019-05-22 11:00:00 2019-05-22 11:45:00 America/New_York Stories To Grow On Stories and activities for ages 2 and up with a caregiver. Younger siblings are welcome to come along for the fun. Please choose to come either Tuesday or Wednesday each week. Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library

Stories and activities for ages 2 and up with a caregiver. Younger siblings are welcome to come along for the fun. Please choose to come either Tuesday or Wednesday each week.

 Not a "sit and listen" sort of story time--though we do read books of course!

Stories to Grow On includes books, stories told with different media, and lots of songs, movement games, and other activities designed to foster language development, large motor skills and social growth. Each week's program includes a take-home handout with book selections,craft ideas and other ways families can continue learning at home.

Each week also includes "Alphabet Yoga." From A to Z, we learn simple yoga poses to go with each letter.

Stories to Grow On is age appropriate for children ages 2 and up, but younger siblings are welcome to come along with older brothers and sisters to this program.

No registration is required, but our Tuesday program repeats on Wednesday, so please choose to come either Tuesday or Wednesday.

AGE GROUP: | Children |

EVENT TYPE: | Storytime | Children |

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Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library

jcahill@alexlibraryva.org
Phone: 703.746.1703
Fax: 703.746.1708

Hours
We're closed Monday May 27
Mon, May 20 1:00PM to 9:00PM
Tue, May 21 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, May 22 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, May 23 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, May 24 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, May 25 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 26 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the library

Parking: No library parking lot.  Street parking is available.  A paid parking lot is available on the 100 block of North Alfred Street. 

Public Transit:

  • Metrorail: Yellow and Blue lines at Braddock Road (1 mile) and King Street Stations (1.1 miles). 
  • Metrobus: 10A, 10B, 10E, 11Y
  • DASH Bus: AT2/AT5/AT8
  • King Street Trolley:  King & Columbus

Upcoming events

Sat, Jun 15, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Say hello to friendly animals like a llama, donkey, and mini cow from Bar C Animal Ranch. All ages. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by their adult.

Wed, Jun 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
The Duncan Book Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month.

Fri, Jun 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Come join us for a time to play, discover, explore, and learn. We'll sing, explore with our senses, read a story and allow kids time to discover, play and learn. (Ages 18 months-5 years)

Sat, Jun 22, 11:00am - 11:45am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Experience the excitement of Carnaval with joyful rhythms from different traditions. All ages with an adult.

Sat, Jun 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Groovy Nate creates fun and educational shows using exotic musical instruments, interactive movement, and puppet skits. All ages. Space is limited to the first 74 participants.

Mon, Jun 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Nate combines a unique blend of music, puppet skits, interactive movement, and comedy into one groovy experience for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Mon, Jun 24, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Nate combines a unique blend of music, puppet skits, interactive movement, and comedy into one groovy experience for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Mon, Jun 24, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Leonard "Chick" Armstrong Recreation Center - Leonard "Chick" Armstrong Recreation Center
My Reptile Guys deliver an awesome reptile experience that are fun, educational, and totally interactive. All ages.

Mon, Jun 24, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
This interactive event is all about the fundamentals of moving science. Learn about matter and molecules. Ages 6-12.

Tue, Jun 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Marc "Boogie Woogie Bennie" Capponi, David "Coach" Cotton, and Patrick "Williebob" Williams of the local children’s band Rocknoceros will be at Duncan!

Tue, Jun 25, 10:45am - 11:15am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Marc "Boogie Woogie Bennie" Capponi, David "Coach" Cotton, and Patrick "Williebob" Williams of the local children’s band Rocknoceros will be at Duncan!

Tue, Jun 25, 11:30am - 12:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Marc "Boogie Woogie Bennie" Capponi, David "Coach" Cotton, and Patrick "Williebob" Williams of the local children’s band Rocknoceros will be at Duncan!

Tue, Jun 25, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for a discussion of Richard Ford's novel "Canada".

Tue, Jun 25, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Discover the beauty and importance of rain forests and meet some animals that live in this habitat. Ages 6-12 only.

Wed, Jun 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Sing along with Susan McNelis, aka Oh Susannah, a singer, songwriter, and guitarist for children and families. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Wed, Jun 26, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Sing along with Susan McNelis, aka Oh Susannah, a singer, songwriter, and guitarist for children and families. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Wed, Jun 26, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
A fresh look at the must-have basic sources and notes about effective research methods will get you started and keep you going.

Thu, Jun 27, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Prepare to be amazed as magician Peter Wood takes us on a journey into the impossible. Ages 6-12

Thu, Jun 27, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
If you love to play with Legos, this program is for you! Join the Brixalot team and piles of Legos for free play. (Ages 6-12)

Fri, Jun 28, 10:30am - 11:45am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join Uncle Devin for a live, interactive musical experience that uses percussion instruments to cultivate children's minds. (Ages 0-5)

Fri, Jun 28, 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join Uncle Devin for a live, interactive musical experience that uses percussion instruments to cultivate children's minds. (Ages 0-5)

Fri, Jun 28, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Celebrate the start of summer with games, snacks, and prizes! All ages with adult.

Sat, Jun 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Sing Books with Emily explores the wonderful world of illustrated song with singable picture books. All ages. Space is limited to the first 74 participants.

Sat, Jun 29, 11:00am - 11:45am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Children will enjoy bopping along to Coach, Williebob, and Boogie Bennie’s catchy tunes. All ages with adult.

Sat, Jun 29, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
In celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Alexandria Library Sit In, the first known sit in, Alexandria Library will screen films and host other events related to the film festival.

Mon, Jul 01, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Leonard "Chick" Armstrong Rec Center - Leonard "Chick" Armstrong Rec Center
“Aliens: Escape from Earth!” Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure using science experiments for special effects. It’s totally out of this world! All ages.

Wed, Jul 03, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
A STEM program for kids ages 6 and up!

Wed, Jul 03, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
The Friends of Duncan Library present A Year of Great Neo Noir Films.

Mon, Jul 08, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join Grammy-winning children's musician Andrés for an interactive musical performance in English and Spanish. (All ages)

Mon, Jul 08, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mount Vernon Rec Center - Mount Vernon Rec Center
Come to a fun and exciting live animal show! Wildlife presenters will showcase funny animal stories and facts while showcasing a colorful variety of exotic animals. All ages.

Wed, Jul 10, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Jenkins is a musician and educator offering hands-on programs for all ages with instruments from around the world. Ages 6-12.

Wed, Jul 10, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
See all of the Wallace and Gromit silly short films.

Thu, Jul 11, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us each month as we read a new book. All are welcome!

Fri, Jul 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for a visit from Spiderman, Wonder Woman and other characters, plus games and activities. (Ages 2-5)

Sat, Jul 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Alexandria Oddball Cinema screens "Fire in the Sky." Rated PG-13. 1993 (c) Paramount Pictures.

Mon, Jul 15, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mount Vernon Rec Center - Mount Vernon Rec Center
An art program for all ages!

Tue, Jul 16, 10:00am - 10:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Peter McCory, the one-man band for kids and families!

Tue, Jul 16, 10:45am - 11:15am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Peter McCory, the one-man band for kids and families!

Tue, Jul 16, 11:30am - 12:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Peter McCory, the one-man band for kids and families!

Tue, Jul 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join nationally-known comedian, juggler, mime, and storyteller Chris Fascione as he brings stories to life in this one-man show. (Ages 6-12)

Wed, Jul 17, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Fascione acts out literature and folk-tales with a unique combination of storytelling, mime, juggling and comedy. Laughter abounds! Ages 6-12.

Wed, Jul 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
The Duncan Book Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month.

Thu, Jul 18, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Learn snake secrets and laugh at our lizard stories and turtle tales. Featured animals may include a boa or python, tortoise, lizards and other amazing animals. (Ages 6-12)

Thu, Jul 18, 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Youth Services Area
Join us to explore the skies with a team of scientists. We'll see the moon, stars, planets and the International Space Station in this interactive program. (All ages)

Fri, Jul 19, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join scientists in this captivating program about air pressure with vacuum chamber experiments as the main attraction. (Ages 6-12)

Sat, Jul 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
“Aliens: Escape from Earth!” Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure using science experiments for special effects. It’s totally out of this world!

Mon, Jul 22, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Leonard "Chick" Armstrong Rec Center - Leonard "Chick" Armstrong Rec Center
This program gives an overview of life in our oceans, from tiny snails to giant whales, and features a wide variety of live animals and real animal artifacts.

Tue, Jul 23, 10:00am - 10:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Mr. Gabe is a singer and guitarist who performs original songs as well as familiar classics.

Tue, Jul 23, 10:45am - 11:15am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Mr. Gabe is a singer and guitarist who performs original songs as well as familiar classics.

Tue, Jul 23, 11:30am - 12:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Mr. Gabe is a singer and guitarist who performs original songs as well as familiar classics.

Tue, Jul 23, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Youth Services Area
The Mobile Art Lab will be here to help you rocket your art to the skies! (Ages 6-12)

Wed, Jul 24, 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
In this interactive program, explore the forces affecting earth, such as gravity, with Mad Science antennae. Explore Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion with the Newton-mobile. (Ages 6-12)

Thu, Jul 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Ann Torralba, aka Little Miss Ann, brings her interactive folk music program all the way from Chicago to us. (Ages 6-12)

Sat, Jul 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Ann Torralba, aka Little Miss Ann, is an award-winning kids folk musician from the Chicago area.

Mon, Jul 29, 10:30am - 11:15am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Renowned children's musician Bill Jenkins brings instruments from around the world for kids to explore as they sing and play along with him. (Ages 0-5)

Wed, Jul 31, 10:30am - 11:30am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Do you love to play with Duplos? Join the Brixalot team and a room full of Duplos for free play and guided activities. (Ages 2-5)

Thu, Aug 01, 10:00am - 10:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Susan McNelis, aka Oh Susannah, is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist for children and families.

Thu, Aug 01, 10:45am - 11:15am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Susan McNelis, aka Oh Susannah, is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist for children and families.

Thu, Aug 01, 11:30am - 12:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Susan McNelis, aka Oh Susannah, is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist for children and families.

Thu, Aug 01, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us each month as we read a new book. All are welcome!

Sat, Aug 03, 11:00am - 12:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
The rainbow lady, Kate Moran, and her band will entertain your family with a mix of musical genres. All ages.

Mon, Aug 05, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mount Vernon Recreation Center - Mount Vernon Recreation Center
Virginia's best comedy magician. A program for all ages.

Tue, Aug 06, 10:30am - 11:15am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Sing and dance along with Peter McCory, the amazing one-man band. You won't be able to sit still! (Ages 0-5)

Tue, Aug 06, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Sing and dance along with Peter McCory, the amazing one-man band. You won't be able to sit still! (Ages 0-5)

Wed, Aug 07, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
The Friends of Duncan Library present A Year of Great Neo Noir Films.

Thu, Aug 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Kofi Dennis is a drummer, storyteller, singer, and dancer who believes in the concept of learning through play.

Thu, Aug 08, 10:45am - 11:15am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Kofi Dennis is a drummer, storyteller, singer, and dancer who believes in the concept of learning through play.

Thu, Aug 08, 11:30am - 12:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Kofi Dennis is a drummer, storyteller, singer, and dancer who believes in the concept of learning through play.