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Art Explorers - Fall Session

Art history story time followed by an art project. Ages 4-7

2019-10-24 16:00:00 2019-10-24 17:00:00 America/New_York Art Explorers - Fall Session Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library

Thursday, October 24
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-10-24 16:00:00 2019-10-24 17:00:00 America/New_York Art Explorers - Fall Session Explore art history with story time and a process focused project inspired by an artist. Ages 4-7. All supplies provided. Registration required. Contact Vanessa at vsalo@alexlibraryva.org/703.746.1744 Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library

Explore art history with story time and a process focused project inspired by an artist. Ages 4-7. All supplies provided. Registration required. Contact Vanessa at vsalo@alexlibraryva.org/703.746.1744

We're back for our fall session featuring 4 new artists! Art Explorers is a themed story time followed by an art project that allows children to explore the techniques of famous artists. Each session will focus on one artist from history - a story time will introduce children to the artist's life and works and provide inspiration and context for the project that follows. The art project will be in the style of our weekly artist and will include everything from collage to painting with different mediums to drawing with oil pastels. The focus is early art appreciation and allowing children to explore their creativity. It's the process, not the product, that matters in Art Explorers!

Art Explorers is an independent experience for ages 4-7. Caregivers should expect to allow children to work independently but must stay in children's section for the entirety of the program. All supplies provided.

Registration required - space is limited to 18 children per session. Application forms will be available at the children's reference desk on Monday, September 16. Filling out an application form is not a guarantee of acceptance – accepted applicants will be emailed by Monday, September 30 to confirm their enrollment. Priority is given to children who have not yet been able to attend a previous session.

It is important to note that by registering, you are registering for a package of 4 sessions – it is not an option to register for single sessions of the program. If demand exceeds space limitations, names will be drawn and those who are not selected will be added to a waitlist. The waitlist will close when registration for the program closes. If there are any no call/no show participants for two sessions, they will forfeit their registration and their slot will be given to another child off the waitlist.

Contact Vanessa Salo with any questions at vsalo@alexlibraryva.org or 703.746.1744

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library

jcahill@alexlibraryva.org
Phone: 703.746.1703
Fax: 703.746.1708

Hours
Mon, Nov 11 1:00PM to 9:00PM
Tue, Nov 12 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Nov 13 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Nov 14 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Nov 15 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Nov 16 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Nov 17 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

Sun, Nov 17, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Calling all writers...join the Beatley Central Writers Group.

Sun, Nov 17, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Bring your crafting projects and enjoy the company of other makers with our monthly group!

Mon, Nov 18, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Songs, fingerplays and bounces for babies. For ages 0-11 months.

Mon, Nov 18, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Do you own a Digital SLR camera? Would you like to take photos but you don’t know what buttons to press?

Mon, Nov 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
It's all about books, songs and play in our storytime for toddlers. Half-hour program plus 20 minutes of free play. Ages 12 to 24 months with an adult.

Mon, Nov 18, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Songs, fingerplays and bounces for babies. For ages 0-11 months.

Mon, Nov 18, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Free English classes for beginners in speaking, reading, and writing English. Text materials will be provided in class. Children can accompany their parents in the classroom.

Mon, Nov 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
In 1957, decades before Steve Jobs dreamed up Apple or Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook, a group of eight brilliant young men started their own transistor business.

Mon, Nov 18, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
A story time designed for kids with intellectual and physical disabilities, and sensory processing disorders. Ages 2-12. Registration required. 

Mon, Nov 18, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Are you paying too much for your prescription medications? Is your prescription plan covering all of your medications? Are you on the right Medicare Part D prescription plan?

Mon, Nov 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join the Friends of Duncan Library for their monthly meeting! These meetings are open to the public. Learn more about what the Friends do, become a member, and get involved!

Tue, Nov 19, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Free ESL Beginner Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Tue, Nov 19, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Free ESL Intermediate Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Tue, Nov 19, 10:00am - 10:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
A story time for 1-4 year olds with a caregiver. 

Tue, Nov 19, 10:15am - 10:45am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Stories, songs, games & more. Just for children ages 12-23 months. Please choose to come either Tuesday or Wednesday!

Tue, Nov 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Two-year-olds enjoy stories, music, movement, and a coloring sheet to practice fine motor skills. Ages 24-35 months with adult.

Tue, Nov 19, 10:45am - 11:15am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
A story time for 1-4 year olds with a caregiver. 

Tue, Nov 19, 11:00am - 11:45am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Stories, songs, movement games & yoga for ages 2-5. Adult participation is expected. Younger siblings can come along and join in with their big brothers and sisters.

Tue, Nov 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join Ms. Eli for a bilingual story time! It's all about books, songs and play in Spanish and English! You do not need to know Spanish. Ages 1 to 4 with an adult.

Tue, Nov 19, 11:30am - 12:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
A story time for 1-4 year olds with a caregiver. 

Tue, Nov 19, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Miss Amy is on vacation this week, so join us for a special playtime in the Story Room. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Tue, Nov 19, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
The stories of your life have meaning for your friends and family. Register

Tue, Nov 19, 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Get an introduction to online banking, doing your taxes online, PayPal, Venmo, contact-less payments and free budgeting apps.

Tue, Nov 19, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Practice sitting and listening while we read fun stories and do an easy craft. For ages 3+ with a caregiver.

Tue, Nov 19, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Practice reading out loud to a friendly dog.

Tue, Nov 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Join us for our monthly meeting and learn how to become more active with the Friends.

Tue, Nov 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Is your hectic schedule causing you to throw meals together at the last minute? Join us in a discussion on meal planning strategies - learn how to save money, save time and eat well! 

Tue, Nov 19, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
First in a series to help people reduce their carbon footprint! Make two projects: beeswax wraps, which takes the place of plastic wrap in the kitchen, and disinfecting wipes.
This event is full

Tue, Nov 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Hang out and play games with friends. Every program features a different type of game. Play a favorite or learn something new! Ages 8-14. This month: Dice Rolling Games

Wed, Nov 20, 10:15am - 10:45am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Stories, songs, games & more. Just for children ages 12-23 months. Please choose to come either Tuesday or Wednesday!

Wed, Nov 20, 10:30am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Wed, Nov 20, 11:00am - 11:45am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Stories, songs, movement games & yoga for ages 2-5. Adult participation is expected. Younger siblings can come along and join in with their big brothers and sisters.

Wed, Nov 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Story time with your little one in mind. We'll read a story, sing songs, and do some finger plays. A half hour story time plus free play. Ages birth to 18 months.

Wed, Nov 20, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Babies, Ones, and their caregivers enjoy songs, stories, lap bounces, and gentle playtime. Children ages 0-23 months with adult.

Wed, Nov 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month by joining us for a discussion of a true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history. 

Wed, Nov 20, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
We're making word art buttons using old library book pages, markers, crayons, colored pencils and endless creativity!

Wed, Nov 20, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Children's Area
Enjoy bedtime stories in Duncan's children area every Wednesday. Bring your pajamas and teddy bears. Ages 2-8.

Wed, Nov 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
The Duncan Book Discussion Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month.

Wed, Nov 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Bring the whole family for an evening of creative play with Legos. Just bring your imaginations, we have loads of Legos and Duplos! All ages.

Thu, Nov 21, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Free ESL Beginner Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Thu, Nov 21, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Free ESL Intermediate Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Thu, Nov 21, 10:00am - 10:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Musical story time for kids ages 1-4 years with a caregiver. 

Thu, Nov 21, 10:30am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Miss Amy is on vacation this week, so join us for a special playtime in the Story Room. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Thu, Nov 21, 10:45am - 11:15am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Musical story time for kids ages 1-4 years with a caregiver.

Thu, Nov 21, 11:30am - 12:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Musical story time for kids ages 1-4 years with a caregiver.  

Thu, Nov 21, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Stories, songs, movement, and music just for one and two-year-olds. Ages 12-35 months with an adult.

Thu, Nov 21, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Get your UNO game on for this fast-paced tournament. Prizes will be awarded and, as always, snacks.

Thu, Nov 21, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
STEAM activities for ages 5+ No registration required.

Thu, Nov 21, 5:00pm - 6:45pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.

Thu, Nov 21, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join Oddball Cinema for a screening of "Pleasantville." Rated PG-13.

Thu, Nov 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
This library-sponsored program is held on the third Thursday of each month.

Thu, Nov 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Knitting Club for kids! Learn to knit under the guidance of experienced knitters. All supplies will be provided. Join us in the Children's area. Ages 8-18.

Fri, Nov 22, 10:15am - 11:30am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Analyze an online scam to identify warning signs and best practices for identifying and avoiding online scams to stay safe online.

Fri, Nov 22, 10:30am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Fri, Nov 22, 11:00am - 11:30am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Join us every fourth Friday of the month for interactive yoga/music activities for babies ages 6 weeks to 11 months and their grownups.

Fri, Nov 22, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Free English classes for beginners in speaking, reading, and writing English. Text materials will be provided in class. Children can accompany their parents in the classroom.

Fri, Nov 22, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
November is Diabetes Awareness Month.

Sat, Nov 23, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Join us for a fun and relaxing morning of painting along with episode "Ocean Sunrise". All materials provided. Space is limited and registration is required.  
This event is full

Sat, Nov 23, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join the Alexandria Arlington Regional Gaming Group (AARGGH) in a Grand Gaming Melee. Bring games you want to play, or come without games and play what others bring.

Sat, Nov 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Play with Legos! Build your own unique creations, and put them on display. Ages 6+.

Sat, Nov 23, 11:00am - 11:45am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Picture Book Area
Stories, music, and movement for the entire family. All ages with adult.

Sat, Nov 23, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English?

Sat, Nov 23, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Interested in playing chess or learning about the game? Join us every Saturday in the Children's Area. All skill levels are welcome. All ages, children under 8 age must be accompanied by their adult.

Sat, Nov 23, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Free English as a Second Language intermediate level class held each Saturday from 1-2 pm.

Sat, Nov 23, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Death Cafes are an opportunity to demystify the death experience. We offer an open, safe environment for discussing thoughts, feelings about all manner death and dying.

Sat, Nov 23, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
The former CNN senior copy editor of "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" will provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse at modern journalism and discuss the spread of "fake news."

Sun, Nov 24, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Calling all writers...join the Beatley Central Writers Group.

Sun, Nov 24, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Don't have time during your busy week to organize your recipes?