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April Poetry show case

by the Hurston/Wright Foundation

2023-04-27 18:00:00 2023-04-27 19:30:00 America/New_York April Poetry show case Come celebrate National Poetry month and listen to some amazing performers. Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room

Thursday, April 27
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2023-04-27 18:00:00 2023-04-27 19:30:00 America/New_York April Poetry show case Come celebrate National Poetry month and listen to some amazing performers. Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room

Come celebrate National Poetry month and listen to some amazing performers.

This poetry showcase is brought to you in partnership with Hurston/Wright Foundation and Alexandria Library.

Enjoy some amazing new poems from talented artists and get some tips on creating your own.

To learn more about Hurston/Wright Foundation please visit https://www.hurstonwright.org/

This program was inspired by our "All Alexandria Reads" theme of Joy

and to highlight Black/POC writers and artists for National Poetry Month.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library

Phone: 703.746.1702
Fax: 703.746.1763

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: 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

Mon, Feb 26, 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, music and movement. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Mon, Feb 26, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Large Meeting Room
Challenge yourself and build cool lego structures using our regular lego sets and even learn to code our LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robots. Ages 5-18.

Mon, Feb 26, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Small Conference Room
This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

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