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Paws to Read

2022-12-07 17:00:00 2022-12-07 18:00:00 America/New_York Paws to Read 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. Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room

Wednesday, December 07
5:00pm - 6:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-12-07 17:00:00 2022-12-07 18:00:00 America/New_York Paws to Read 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. 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.

Paws to Read is a program at which young independent readers can practice their skills by reading to friendly trained dogs at the library.  The dogs provide a calming presence and a nonjudgmental listening ear for kids who are hoping to gain more confidence in reading aloud.

Please note that this program will be held indoors. While children ages 0-5 are now eligible for vaccines, the library is continuing to offer outdoor programming and is slowly phasing in indoor programming for all ages. Until it is determined to be safe for both staff and patrons, we will not offer maximum occupancy to indoor events. Indoor programming in meeting rooms will be phased in starting with 30% of maximum room occupancy for programs for children. Please arrive early to indoor programs as space is limited. Masks may be required at some indoor programs for all participants.

PLEASE NOTE: This program is primarily for children ages 6-12, but younger independent readers may also participate.  Children MUST be able to read on their own in order to sign up.  No reading instruction will be provided.

AGE GROUP: | Children | Ages 6-12 |

EVENT TYPE: | STEM/STEAM | Children |

TAGS: | Paws to Read | in person | Children |

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library

Phone: 703.746.1702
Fax: 703.746.1763

Hours
Mon, Feb 26 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Feb 27 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Feb 28 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Feb 29 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Mar 01 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Mar 02 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Mar 03 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Parking: The library has a large parking lot with 175 spaces.

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

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact jgregorio@alexlibraryva.org or call 703.746.1701 or TTY 703.746.1790.

Upcoming Events

Tue, Feb 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Tue, Feb 27, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Large Meeting Room
Join Miss Amy for stories, songs, movement, and activities just right for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Tue, Feb 27, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Large Meeting Room
Join us for a play hour to build, create, and explore! Ages 6-12. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tue, Feb 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet entrepreneurs and groundbreakers from Black History like George Washington Carver, Madame CJ Walker, Thurgood Marshall and more in this interactive theater performance. Grades K-5.

Wed, Feb 28, 10:15am - 11:00am
Baby storytime, plus opportunities to build relationships with other caretakers of young children! For ages 0-12 months, accompanied by an adult.

Wed, Feb 28, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Join us for stories, songs, and activities for your active, growing little ones! Ages 1-2.

Wed, Feb 28, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Large Meeting Room
This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

Wed, Feb 28, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Learn to knit under the guidance of experienced knitters. All supplies will be provided. Ages 8-18.

Thu, Feb 29, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Thu, Feb 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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, Feb 29, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Beatley Library’s Girls Who Code explores different programming topics, hoping to encourage and inspire future programmers everywhere! Ages 8-12.

Fri, Mar 01, All day
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Sat, Mar 02, All day
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Sat, Mar 02, 11:00am - 11:30am
Periodicals Room
Stories and songs in Arabic and English featuring Palestinian authors. Recommended for ages 3-6, but all are welcome.

Sat, Mar 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Large Meeting 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, Mar 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Join us in Beatley's youth services area and test out our tabletop games! Ages 5-18.

Sun, Mar 03, All day
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Sun, Mar 03, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Small Conference Room
This is a twice-monthly forum for writers to network, share moral support, and offer constructive criticism. Meets first and third Sundays. All are welcome!

Mon, Mar 04, All day
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Mon, Mar 04, 11:00am - 11:30am
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, Mar 04, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Periodicals Room
Help the group build a lego Lunar expedition rover using our Mindstorms EV3 robots plus a landing site. Free play with legos also available. Ages 5-18.

Tue, Mar 05, All day
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Tue, Mar 05, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Periodicals Room
Join Miss Amy for stories, songs, movement, and activities just right for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Tue, Mar 05, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Picture Book Area
Explore the solar system with a NASA scientist! Plus opportunities to build, create, and explore. Ages 6-12. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tue, Mar 05, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Enjoy the wonders of the night sky through provided telescopes with the guidance of volunteers from the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club. (All Ages)

Wed, Mar 06, All day
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Wed, Mar 06, 10:15am - 11:00am
Large Meeting Room
Baby storytime, plus opportunities to build relationships with other caretakers of young children! For ages 0-12 months, accompanied by an adult.

Wed, Mar 06, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, and activities for your active, growing little ones! Ages 1-2.

Wed, Mar 06, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Story Room,Large Meeting 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, Mar 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Learn to knit under the guidance of experienced knitters. All supplies will be provided. Ages 8-18.

Thu, Mar 07, All day
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Thu, Mar 07, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Thu, Mar 07, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Large Meeting Room
Beatley Library’s Girls Who Code explores different programming topics, hoping to encourage and inspire future programmers everywhere! Ages 8-12.

Fri, Mar 08, All day
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.