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Storytime in the Reading Garden

2022-06-27 11:00:00 2022-06-27 11:30:00 America/New_York Storytime in the Reading Garden Children love to be outdoors! Join us in Beatley Central Library's beautiful outdoor Reading Garden for stories, songs and movement tailor-made for children ages 0-5. Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library

Monday, June 27
11:00am - 11:30am

Add to Calendar 2022-06-27 11:00:00 2022-06-27 11:30:00 America/New_York Storytime in the Reading Garden Children love to be outdoors! Join us in Beatley Central Library's beautiful outdoor Reading Garden for stories, songs and movement tailor-made for children ages 0-5. Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library

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 tailor-made for children ages 0-5.

This program will be held outdoors and in-person in the Reading Garden of the Beatley Central Library.

Dress for the weather and bring something to sit on! 

Stop by the Children's Desk for a ticket for entry. They will be distributed starting at 10:30 am.

No registration required. Attendance is first-come, first-served. Sign up to receive cancellation notices in the event of inclement weather. Cancellation decisions will be made at least 1/2 hour prior to the start time.

Tuesday, June 28th will be a Spanish/English bilingual storytime.

This program was supported through American Rescue Plan Act funding, generously provided by the City of Alexandria.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library

Phone: 703.746.1702
Fax: 703.746.1763

Hours
We're closed Monday July 04 due to Independence Day
Mon, Jun 27 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jun 28 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jun 29 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jun 30 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jul 01 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jul 02 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jul 03 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Parking: The library has a large parking lot with 175 spaces. The parking lot is currently under construction and spaces may be limited.

Public Transit:

  • Metrorail: King Street Station (Yellow & Blue Lines 3.2 miles); Van Dorn Station (Blue Line 2.1 miles)
  • Metrobus: 29K/N, 21C
  • DASH Bus: 30, 32

Upcoming Events

Tue, Jun 28, All day
All Library Locations
Take home craft kit Ages 0-5 Available at All Library Locations

Tue, Jun 28, All day
All Library Locations
Take home craft kit Ages 6-12. Available at All Library Locations.

Tue, Jun 28, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Take home craft kit for teens ages 12-18. Available at all Library locations while supplies last.

Tue, Jun 28, 10:00am - 12:15pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
ESL is returning to the Beatley Library as an in person event. Come join us. No registration needed.

Tue, Jun 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Butterfly Garden,Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Fun, entertaining, & engaging for all ages!

Tue, Jun 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 tailor-made for children ages 0-5.

Tue, Jun 28, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Outdoors
Hey pride crafters! Come to the Barrett Branch Library to make a LGBTQIA+ pride patch that can be added to your jacket, your backpack or where ever you like. Open to all teens ages 12 - 18.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jun 28, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Outdoors
Interact with a Mad Scientist and have fun while learning about chemical reactions, air pressure and the states of matter. Recommended for ages 6-12.

Canceled
Tue, Jun 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!

Tue, Jun 28, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Schedule an appointment with our Computer Volunteer to help with the Internet, Email, MS Word, or other computer questions.

Tue, Jun 28, 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, Jun 29, All day
Virtual
Join Miss Lisa for a weekly YouTube time for our littlest friends

Wed, Jun 29, All day
All Library Locations
Take home craft kit Ages 0-5 Available at All Library Locations

Wed, Jun 29, All day
All Library Locations
Take home craft kit Ages 6-12. Available at All Library Locations.

Wed, Jun 29, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Take home craft kit for teens ages 12-18. Available at all Library locations while supplies last.

Wed, Jun 29, 10:15am - 10:45am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
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, Jun 29, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
This class is for those who are preparing for the Citizen Exam and Interview. Ideally, you will have already submitted your N-400.

Wed, Jun 29, 11:00am - 11:40am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
An interactive experience for ages 03, with music, movement and props

Wed, Jun 29, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join Miss Amy for stories, songs, movement, and activities just right for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Rescheduled
Wed, Jun 29, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
New date Tuesday, June 28, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Schedule an appointment with our Computer Volunteer to help with the Internet, Email, MS Word, or other computer questions.

Wed, Jun 29, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
The is a space for intermediate speaker to practice English and build confidence.

Canceled
Wed, Jun 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
The is a space for intermediate speaker to practice English and build confidence.

Wed, Jun 29, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join us on summer evenings for the best bedtime stories. Feel free to wear your pajamas and bring your favorite friend to snuggle with while you listen. Please register, space is limited. All Ages

Wed, Jun 29, 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

Wed, Jun 29, 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

Thu, Jun 30, All day
All Library Locations
Take home craft kit Ages 0-5 Available at All Library Locations

Thu, Jun 30, All day
All Library Locations
Take home craft kit Ages 6-12. Available at All Library Locations.

Thu, Jun 30, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Take home craft kit for teens ages 12-18. Available at all Library locations while supplies last.

Thu, Jun 30, 10:00am - 12:15pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
ESL is returning to the Beatley Library as an in person event. Come join us. No registration needed.

Thu, Jun 30, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Butterfly Garden
Join us in the Butterfly Garden for Toddler Rock N' Read. Dance, listen, laugh and sing for a fun-filled half hour with friends! Ages 0-5

Thu, Jun 30, 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 tailor-made for children ages 0-5.

Thu, Jun 30, 11:00am - 11:30am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Outdoors
Join us on the lawn as we retell Eric Carle stories with yoga!

Thu, Jun 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
NASA researcher Dr. Jessica Noviello will guide you on a tour of the ocean worlds in our Solar System and explain the importance of water in the search for life in exoplanetary systems. Register

Fri, Jul 01, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Pick up a PINGO card and play to help save the ocean! PINGO will run throughout the month of July.

Fri, Jul 01, 11:00am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Be transported to Latin America to experience the many rhythms and unique instruments different regions. Sing, dance, and play instruments while singing in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. Ages 3-6.

Sat, Jul 02, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Pick up a PINGO card and play to help save the ocean! PINGO will run throughout the month of July.

Sat, Jul 02, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join us for an afternoon movie! Snacks provided.

Sun, Jul 03, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Pick up a PINGO card and play to help save the ocean! PINGO will run throughout the month of July.

Sun, Jul 03, All day
Holmes Run Parkway and Pelham St.
A fun way to spend a beautiful summer day is to visit one of Alexandria Library's StoryWalks.

Tue, Jul 05, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Pick up a PINGO card and play to help save the ocean! PINGO will run throughout the month of July.

Tue, Jul 05, 10:00am - 12:15pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
ESL is returning to the Beatley Library as an in person event. Come join us. No registration needed.

Tue, Jul 05, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Butterfly Garden
Join us on Tuesday mornings in the Butterfly Garden for sunshine, stories and plenty of songs. Perfect for toddlers and siblings!

Tue, Jul 05, 11:00am - 11:45am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Outdoors
A local favorite! Music for all ages.

Tue, Jul 05, 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 tailor-made for children ages 0-5.

Tue, Jul 05, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join us every other Tuesday whenever your schedule allows; no need to register in advance. This group is open to all who are navigating the challenges of caring for a loved one.

Tue, Jul 05, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
A meeting space to explore the world of computer programming.

Tue, Jul 05, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Schedule an appointment with our Computer Volunteer to help with the Internet, Email, MS Word, or other computer questions.

Wed, Jul 06, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Pick up a PINGO card and play to help save the ocean! PINGO will run throughout the month of July.

Wed, Jul 06, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
This class is for those who are preparing for the Citizen Exam and Interview. Ideally, you will have already submitted your N-400.

Wed, Jul 06, 10:30am - 11:15am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Burke Lawn
Get moving and get the wiggles out during this interactive, fun, and educational show. (Ages 0-5)

Wed, Jul 06, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join Miss Amy for stories, songs, movement, and activities just right for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Wed, Jul 06, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Burke Lawn
Join Little Miss Ann as she sings both reinvented classics as well as upbeat, interactive fun originals that will inspire kids to sing, jump, clap, and dance! (Ages 0-5)

Rescheduled
Wed, Jul 06, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
New date Tuesday, July 05, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Schedule an appointment with our Computer Volunteer to help with the Internet, Email, MS Word, or other computer questions.

Wed, Jul 06, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Attention, kids! Do you want to practice reading aloud? Do you like dogs? Sign up for a 15-minute reading slot to read to a dog at the Beatley Library's Children's Desk, or by calling (703) 746-1753.

Wed, Jul 06, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
The is a space for intermediate speaker to practice English and build confidence.

Canceled
Wed, Jul 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
The is a space for intermediate speaker to practice English and build confidence.

Wed, Jul 06, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join us on summer evenings for the best bedtime stories. Feel free to wear your pajamas and bring your favorite friend to snuggle with while you listen. Please register in advance, space is limited.

Wed, Jul 06, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
In this program, we will discuss the truths and misconceptions, similarities and differences, and the strategies that improve scores on the SAT, the ACT, or both. Rising 10th-12th grade. Register

Thu, Jul 07, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Pick up a PINGO card and play to help save the ocean! PINGO will run throughout the month of July.

Thu, Jul 07, 10:00am - 12:15pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
ESL is returning to the Beatley Library as an in person event. Come join us. No registration needed.

Thu, Jul 07, 10:00am - 11:00am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Butterfly Garden,Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Live performance, come sing and dance along!

Thu, Jul 07, 11:00am - 11:30am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Outdoors
Join us on the lawn as we retell Eric Carle stories with yoga!

Thu, Jul 07, 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 tailor-made for children ages 0-5.

Thu, Jul 07, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Virtual
The Afternoon Book Discussion Group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 1:30 PM. All are welcome!Register

Thu, Jul 07, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Join Barrett Branch’s knitting and crochet group!

Thu, Jul 07, 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.

Fri, Jul 08, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Pick up a PINGO card and play to help save the ocean! PINGO will run throughout the month of July.

Fri, Jul 08, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Ann Torralba, aka Little Miss Ann, is an award-winning kids’ musician from the Chicago area whose music will get kids rocking and rolling. All ages.

Fri, Jul 08, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join us on Friday afternoons, after school and during the summer for awesome activities! Please register to make sure there are enough activities. This week is a Lego Competition! Ages 6-12