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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 10 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jun 11 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jun 12 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jun 13 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jun 14 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jun 15 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 16 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

Canceled
Sat, Jun 15, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Come play Dungeons & Dragons. No experience necessary. Open to ages 8-13.

Sun, Jun 16, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Second Floor
Play Dungeons & Dragons. No experience necessary. Open to ages 13-18.

Mon, Jun 17, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
First Floor
Celebrate your favorite June holiday with this simple paper folding craft. Ages 6+

Tue, Jun 18, 11:00am - 11:30am
First Floor
Songs, games, movement and more for ages 0-23 months

Tue, Jun 18, 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Second Floor
Teens, ages 12-18, will try to uncover what caused a zombie outbreak in the DMV.

Thu, Jun 20, All day
From Thursday to Saturday, stop into the Barrett Branch to add your sustainable, zero-waste, community-building idea to our wall of ideas. Check out and jot down what others share too!

Thu, Jun 20, 11:00am - 11:45am
First Floor
Join our friends Willie Bob and Boogie Bennie, also known as Rocknoceros! Favorite classic kids songs and Rocknoceros's own catchy tunes. Ages 2+.

Thu, Jun 20, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Second Floor
Join Barrett Branch’s knitting and crochet group making items to donate.

Fri, Jun 21, All day
From Thursday to Saturday, stop into the Barrett Branch to add your sustainable, zero-waste, community-building idea to our wall of ideas. Check out and jot down what others share too!

Sat, Jun 22, All day
From Thursday to Saturday, stop into the Barrett Branch to add your sustainable, zero-waste, community-building idea to our wall of ideas. Check out and jot down what others share too!

Mon, Jun 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Stories and other activities at historic Carlyle House in Old Town. (121 N Fairfax Street). Ages 4-8