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Plastic Pollution and Art

Art Exhibit featuring the Works of the Boys & Girls Club

2023-04-02 00:00:00 2023-04-02 23:59:00 America/New_York Plastic Pollution and Art Beginning today and running through Earth Month, Barrett Branch will feature art created by the Dunbar Boys & Girls Club accompanied by facts on plastic pollution and its impact on our planet. Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor

Sunday, April 02
All day

Add to Calendar 2023-04-02 00:00:00 2023-04-02 23:59:00 America/New_York Plastic Pollution and Art Beginning today and running through Earth Month, Barrett Branch will feature art created by the Dunbar Boys & Girls Club accompanied by facts on plastic pollution and its impact on our planet. Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor

Beginning today and running through Earth Month, Barrett Branch will feature art created by the Dunbar Boys & Girls Club accompanied by facts on plastic pollution and its impact on our planet.

The Dunbar Alexandria-Olympic Branch of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington opened its doors in October of 1936 as the Alexandria Boys Club and serves boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 18, offering many diverse programs and activities.  
 
The art class for 8-10 year-olds has been learning about the plastic pollution crisis and creating works of art as an expression of the crisis. These beautiful and expressive pieces include a 20' snake made of plastic bottles named Daisy, Draco, a wire-framed dog made with plastic bottle labels, plastic mosaics of fish and gyres, and much more. 

On display will be their works of art, specific alternative items that we can all use to replace the use of plastic in our homes and workplaces, and interesting informational facts about plastic pollution and its impact on our planet.

Stop by, take a selfie at the exhibit and send it to the Dunbar Boys and Girls Club @thealexandriagbc. The kids will be thrilled to see their artwork and efforts receive the important attention that it deserves!

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library

jcahill@alexlibraryva.org
Phone: 703.746.1703
Fax: 703.746.1708

Hours
We're closed Monday February 19 due to George Washington Day
Mon, Feb 19 Closed
(George Washington Day)
Tue, Feb 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Feb 21 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Feb 22 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Feb 23 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Feb 24 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Feb 25 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 jgregorio@alexlibraryva.org or call 703.746.1701 or TTY 703.746.1790.

Upcoming Events

Mon, Feb 26, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Make and take craft activities for ages 6+

Tue, Feb 27, 11:00am - 11:40am
First Floor
Songs, games, movement and more for our littlest friends. Ages 0-23 months

Tue, Feb 27, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
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.

Thu, Feb 29, 11:00am - 11:40am
First Floor
Stories, songs, movement and more for ages 2+

Fri, Mar 01, 10:15am - 11:00am
Story Room
Build motor, language and social skills with your baby through songs, games, simple baby yoga and more. Just for babies ages 0-12 months and parents/caregivers--no older siblings please.

Sat, Mar 02, 10:00am - 11:00am
The Barrett Branch is hosting an All We Can Save Circle open to all interested in sincere discussion centered on the climate crisis and for those seeking community rooted in wise and just solutions.

Mon, Mar 04, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
First Floor
Make and take craft activities for ages 6+

Tue, Mar 05, 11:00am - 11:40am
First Floor
Songs, games, movement and more for ages 0-23 months

Tue, Mar 05, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
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.