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Alexandria Library Black Family Reunion

2023-04-29 11:00:00 2023-04-29 15:00:00 America/New_York Alexandria Library Black Family Reunion Join us for food, fun, and family while contributing to the Library's archives. Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Outdoors

Saturday, April 29
11:00am - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-04-29 11:00:00 2023-04-29 15:00:00 America/New_York Alexandria Library Black Family Reunion Join us for food, fun, and family while contributing to the Library's archives. Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Outdoors

Join us for food, fun, and family while contributing to the Library's archives.

Alexandria Library is hosting its first ever Black Family Reunion on Saturday, April 29, 2023. The event, at the Barrett Branch Library in Old Town, aims to bring neighborhoods together and help fill gaps in the documented history of Alexandria’s African American community.

African American families are invited to bring documents and images to be scanned and added to the Library’s Local History/Special Collections archive and preserved as part of the City’s historical record.

The event will feature music, games, food trucks, and more. Contributors to the archive will receive a free ticket to the participating food trucks.

WHAT TO EXPECT IF YOU ARE DONATING

To donate material during the Black Family Reunion event, please either fill out a registration form online beforehand, or complete a form at the donation table. A staff member may ask you questions about the material you are donating in order to catalog all the participants, dates, or other relevant details about your material.

Depending on how many items are being donated, staff may ask you to leave the items at the Library to be scanned in the following days. Arrangements can then be made to pick up the materials once scanning is complete.

If you have further questions about the scanning and archiving process, or would like to arrange a time to meet with staff to donate a larger quantity of materials, please call the Local History/Special Collections Branch at 703-746-1706.

REGISTER AND DONATE ONLINE

Early donations are now being accepted online. If you are unable to attend the Reunion or would like to donate early, please complete our online donation form. If your items are already in digital format, you may also upload* them directly to our Archive.

REGISTER OR DONATE ONLINE

* If the total number of files exceeds 20 MB, please submit this form without file attachments, and then contact lhsc@alexlibraryva.org for additional instructions.

AGE GROUP: | All Ages |

EVENT TYPE: | Special Event | Local History | Family | Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion |

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Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library

jcahill@alexlibraryva.org
Phone: 703.746.1703
Fax: 703.746.1708

Hours
Mon, Jun 24 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jun 25 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jun 26 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jun 27 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jun 28 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jun 29 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 30 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

Tue, Jun 25, 11:00am - 11:30am
First Floor
Songs, games, movement and more for ages 0-23 months

Wed, Jun 26, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
First Floor
Duplo train Legos and more--come and play! Recommended for ages 5+.

Thu, Jun 27, 11:00am - 11:45am
Outdoors
It's time to play on the lawn outside the Children's Room. Ages 2+

Thu, Jun 27, 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.

Thu, Jun 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet and learn about some amazing reptiles with My Reptile Guys. Ages 6+

Mon, Jul 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Stories and other activities at historic Carlyle House in Old Town. (121 N Fairfax Street). Ages 4-8

Tue, Jul 02, 11:00am - 11:30am
First Floor
Join Miss Lisa for songs, games, movement activities and more fun that's just right for ages 0-23 months