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Paws to Read

2023-02-01 17:00:00 2023-02-01 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, February 01
5:00pm - 6:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-02-01 17:00:00 2023-02-01 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.

The program will take place in person indoors in the Beatley Central Library’s Large Meeting Room.

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, Jan 23 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jan 24 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jan 25 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jan 26 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jan 27 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jan 28 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jan 29 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

Fri, Jan 27, 11:30am - 1:30pm
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! Click on the event title for more details.

Sat, Jan 28, 10:15am - 10:45am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
No previous yoga experience required! Yoga/music activities for babies ages 6 weeks to 11 months and their grownups.

Sat, Jan 28, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - 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, Jan 28, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Meet Dr. King is the perfect introduction to an American hero and will inspire young audiences to use peace, leadership and conflict resolution in their own schools and communities. Grades K-5.

Sun, Jan 29, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Oddball Cinema brings you all of the weird, eclectic, and lesser-known films you probably never saw in theaters. Click on the event title for more info!

Mon, Jan 30, All day
The Alexandria Library YouTube Channel
Each week 2 new books to add to your 1000 Books Before Kindergarten count, plus a song or game. For ages 2+

Mon, Jan 30, 10:00am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Computer area
If you know little or nothing about computers and want to learn more, this is the place to start!
This event is full

Mon, Jan 30, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Scoot through the snow and come and play at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Jan 30, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
ESL is returning to the Burke Library as an in-person event. Come join us. No registration is needed.

Mon, Jan 30, 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! Click on the event title for more details.

Mon, Jan 30, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
This is a space for intermediate speaker to practice English and build confidence.

Mon, Jan 30, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Call the Children's desk (703)-746-1783 to register your 1st-6th grader to Read to a Dog! We have 3; 15 minute slots from 5:30-6:30PM. It is first come first serve if you don't call ahead.

Tue, Jan 31, 10:15am - 10:45am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Storytime with songs, parachute and bubbles. Ages 1 & 2 with an adult.

Tue, Jan 31, 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.

Tue, Jan 31, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Stomp and Clap for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Jan 31, 11:00am - 11:30am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Songs, games, movement and more for our littlest friends. Ages 0-23 months

Tue, Jan 31, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
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.

Tue, Jan 31, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join Miss Katie for a selection of Pre-K stories and themed craft each week. Ages 3+ with a caregiver. Siblings welcome! Recommended Ages 3-5

Tue, Jan 31, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Full STEAM ahead…Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math activities to inspire future innovators and problem solvers! Ages 5-8.

Tue, Jan 31, 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! Click on the event title for more details.

Tue, Jan 31, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Barrett Library has a volunteer available on Tuesdays to help with computer and technologies use. Appointments are available at 5 PM and 6 PM. Please call 703-746-1721 to schedule an appointment.

Tue, Jan 31, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
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. *New session to run from Jan 10 - Feb 28

Wed, Feb 01, All day
The Alexandria Library VIrginia YouTube Channel
Join Miss Lisa for a weekly YouTube time for our littlest friends

Wed, Feb 01, All day
The Alexandria Library VIrginia YouTube Channel
Songs, games, stories and more for our littlest friends. Ages 0-23 months

Wed, Feb 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Computer area
If you know little or nothing about how to use the web and want to learn more, this is the place to start!  
This event is full

Wed, Feb 01, 10:15am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Looking for a baby storytime and/or a chance to talk to other grown-ups with young children? Then join us at the Beatley Central Library for Tummy Time! This program is for ages 0-12 months.

Wed, Feb 01, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories and songs fit for active, growing little ones! This program is for ages 1-2.

Wed, Feb 01, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for a play hour to build, explore, and be creative. Grades: K-6. Únase a nosotros para una hora de juegos para construir, explorar y ser creativo. Grados: K-6.

Wed, Feb 01, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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.

Wed, Feb 01, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
This is a space for intermediate speaker to practice English and build confidence.

Wed, Feb 01, 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, Feb 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
Monthly Meditation, lead by our Friends at Yoga in Daily Life, is a free one-hour meditation class open to everyone.Register

Thu, Feb 02, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for ESL language learners

Thu, Feb 02, 11:00am - 11:40am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Join us as we count towards 1000 Books! Ages 2+

Thu, Feb 02, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle, giggle, clap. Toddler Rock N' Read is for toddlers and siblings. Recommended for Ages 0-5.

Thu, Feb 02, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
The Thursday Afternoon Book Discussion meets on the first Thursday of each month at 1:30 PM. All are welcome! Register

Thu, Feb 02, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Join Barrett Branch’s knitting and crochet group! Together we'll be making items to donate to those in need.

Thu, Feb 02, 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.

Thu, Feb 02, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
A dedicated hour to share and critique each other's creative work

Thu, Feb 02, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Celebrate love and romance in February by joining us for the following love stories: "The Lady with the Dog" by Anton Chkekhov and "Portrait of Two Young Ladies in White and Green Robes" by Jane Pek.Register

Fri, Feb 03, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
All month long for Black History Month we will show films featuring African American lead characters. Join us for great films and snacks!

Sat, Feb 04, All day
All Library Locations
Visit an Alexandria Library branch for Take Your Child to the Library Day! Each library will offer a free activity. Ages 0-Grade 5

Sat, Feb 04, 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, Feb 04, 10:30am - 11:00am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
All ages are invited to a storytime where we will read, sing, and play. Children must be accompanied by an adult. We'll be celebrating "Take Your Child to the Library Day" on February 4.

Sat, Feb 04, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join us for a multicultural poetry reading that celebrates our celestial neighbor, the moon!

Sat, Feb 04, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Play classic games* that you love and learn a few new ones too!

Mon, Feb 06, All day
The Alexandria Library YouTube Channel
Each week 2 new books to add to your 1000 Books Before Kindergarten count, plus a song or game. For ages 2+

Mon, Feb 06, 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. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Mon, Feb 06, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Scoot, wiggle and roll over for Baby Time. Fingerplay and sing-a-long for Ages 0-14 months. Siblings welcome. There will be no Baby Time on Monday, February 20th.

Mon, Feb 06, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
ESL is returning to the Burke Library as an in-person event. Come join us. No registration is needed.

Mon, Feb 06, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Make art trading cards featuring your favorite quotes from historical African American figures and on love to give to family, friends and strangers. Ages 12-18.

Mon, Feb 06, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
This is a space for intermediate speaker to practice English and build confidence.

Mon, Feb 06, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Call the Children's desk (703)-746-1783 to register your 1st-6th grader to Read to a Dog! We have 3; 15 minute slots from 5:30-6:30PM. It is first come first serve if you don't call ahead.