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The Spitfire Club

Grades 4th - 6th

2023-04-12 17:00:00 2023-04-12 17:50:00 America/New_York The Spitfire Club Spitfire club Spring Session. Changing the world, one book at a time! Grades 4th - 6th James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Children's Area

Wednesday, April 12
5:00pm - 5:50pm

Add to Calendar 2023-04-12 17:00:00 2023-04-12 17:50:00 America/New_York The Spitfire Club Spitfire club Spring Session. Changing the world, one book at a time! Grades 4th - 6th James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Children's Area

Spitfire club Spring Session. Changing the world, one book at a time! Grades 4th - 6th

The Spitfire Club is an extracurricular book club built around a collection of children's literature featuring strong, diverse, female protagonists. By creating demand for and building an inclusive community around diverse girl-positive books, The Spitfire Club enhances literacy and social-emotional skills, nurturing each Spitfire's love of reading, love of self, and love for Spitfires across all communities. Every week girls will get a reading log to take home and track the number of chapters they read, be sure to remind them to bring it back the next week! 

The Spring session will meet every Wednesday starting February 22nd through April 12th from 4:30pm - 5:30pm. We will not be meeting on April 5th during spring break. 

No registration is required to attend.

AGE GROUP: | Children |

EVENT TYPE: | Children |

TAGS: | Spitfire book club | Spitfire | Scribble Book Club |

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library

bstovall@alexlibraryva.org
Phone: 703.746.1705
Fax: 703.746.1785

Hours
We're closed Monday May 29 due to Memorial Day
Mon, May 29 Closed
(Memorial Day)
Tue, May 30 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 31 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jun 01 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jun 02 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jun 03 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 04 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Parking: There is a small lot with 9 spaces.  On street parking is available.

Public Transit:

  • Metrorail: Yellow and Blue lines at Braddock Road (1.3 miles) and King Street Stations (1.5 miles)
  • Metrobus: 10A, 10B
  • DASH Bus: 33

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

Upcoming Events

Canceled
Sat, Jun 03, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Oddball Cinema is back and rising from the ashes, join us and view the less commercially targeted fare

Sun, Jun 04, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Area
Join us for a weekend storytime given by Courtney Pippin-Mathur, local author of "Dragons Rule, Princesses Drool", "Maya was Grumpy", and "Happy Diwali!" Ages 0-12

Mon, Jun 05, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Does your 1st-6th grader love dogs? We have 3; 15 minute slots from 5:30-6:30PM, these dogs love to listen to all kinds of books even ones about cats. Come read with us! Please call to register.

Tue, Jun 06, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Enjoy a prideful Storytime with us this week. Featuring unicorns and everything that celebrates taking pride in yourself!

Wed, Jun 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Designed for kids with intellectual and physical disabilities, & sensory processing disorders. Join us for a half hour of Sensory Story Time, followed by a half hour of free play. Ages 3-12.

Wed, Jun 07, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monthly Meditation, lead by our Friends at Yoga in Daily Life, is a free one-hour meditation class open to everyone.Register

Wed, Jun 07, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Children's Area
Join us on summer evenings in the Children's Area for the best bedtime stories. Feel free to wear your pajamas and bring your favorite friend to snuggle with while you listen. Ages 3+ with caregiver.

Thu, Jun 08, 10:15am - 10:45am
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Toddler Rock N' Read is a musical half hour full of fun for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

Thu, Jun 08, 11:15am - 11:45am
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Toddler Rock N' Read is a musical half hour full of fun for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

Thu, Jun 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Both beginners and advanced fiber artists are welcome! Ages 12+

Fri, Jun 09, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Lego Competition heats up this summer! Attendees will be put on a team and given a prompt with 1 hour to complete their build! Our esteemed judges will evaluate and choose a winning team. Ages 6- 12.

Sat, Jun 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Area
Babies and toddlers will enjoy music, dance, drums, and stories!

Mon, Jun 12, 10:15am - 10:45am
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle and giggle and clap at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Jun 12, 11:15am - 11:45am
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle and giggle and clap at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Jun 12, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Does your 1st-6th grader love dogs? We have 3; 15 minute slots from 5:30-6:30PM, these dogs love to listen to all kinds of books even ones about cats. Come read with us! Please call to register.

Mon, Jun 12, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Friends of Duncan Library's Board Members discuss the Duncan Branch activities, fund raising actives supporting the Duncan Branch programs, collection needs and Alexandria Library community goals

Tue, Jun 13, 10:15am - 10:45am
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Jump, clap and sing for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Jun 13, 11:15am - 11:45am
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Jump, clap and sing for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Jun 13, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
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