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Trash Trekkers

All Alexandria Reads

Start your Saturday doing good. Join the Barrett Branch walking and litter pickup club. For this special All Alexandria Reads Trash Trekkers, we'll be spreading joy too!

Calling All Trash Trekkers!

If you are disturbed by seeing trash on the sidewalks and streets of this beautiful city; if you are concerned by the plastic bags and fast food cups floating down our gutters into the streams; if seeing one more discarded plastic water bottle on its way to the majestic Potomac River makes you want to scream; if you’ve asked yourself “what can I do?” --- come join us as we make a difference in the place where we live.

The Barrett Branch Library has formed a group of "trash trekkers". Working together, we’ll be cleaning up areas around the library on a regular basis. So grab your walking shoes and help us keep our streets - and the beings who live here - healthy.

Clean up supplies will be provided. Please dress for the weather as we will be outside. This activity will require the ability to walk at an easy pace and to bend to pick up items on the ground.  

Through registering, you will receive instructions and email updates related to the event.

Please email Megan at with questions or for more information.


Celebrate "joy" this year with All Alexandria Reads! Facilitated by the Alexandria Library, this program is designed to create shared experiences through reading. Everyone is invited to read the featured title and selected books for younger readers.

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Phone: 703.746.1703
Fax: 703.746.1708

Mon, May 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, May 21 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 22 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 23 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, May 24 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, May 25 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 26 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

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/B, 11C
  • DASH Bus: 30, 31, Old Town Circulator
  • King Street Trolley:  King & Columbus

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact or call 703.746.1701 or TTY 703.746.1790.

Upcoming Events

Thu, May 23, 11:00am - 11:45am
First Floor
Stories, songs, movement and more for ages 2+

Thu, May 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Second Floor
The Barrett Branch Mahjong group meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 2-4 pm on the second floor. Accommodation is for 12 players so first come first served if more than 12.

Tue, May 28, 11:00am - 11:30am
First Floor
Songs, games, movement and more for ages 0-23 months

Thu, May 30, 11:00am - 11:45am
First Floor
Stories, songs, movement and more for ages 2+

Sat, Jun 01, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Bring items from home that are broken, torn or not quite working correctly. Our Fixit Coaches and Volunteers will try to get them up and running. Check-in at the Welcome Table to begin your visit.