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Give Thanks

 

Gratitude The gratitude diaries : how a year looking on the bright side transformed my life The way of gratitude : a new spirituality for today
  
This land is their land : the Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the troubled history of Thanksgiving 1621 : a new look at Thanksgiving Thanksgiving : how to cook it well
Virtual Events
Tue, Nov 24, All day
Virtual
A monthly program that features a story, craft, games, trivia, and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life was like in Kit Kittredge's™ era this November!

Tue, Nov 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual
Clean out your closets and make some money. Learn how to use popular websites like Poshmark, Mercari and Threadup to sell your clothes and accessories.Register

Tue, Nov 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Attention all handcrafters! Join us to share what you are working on, see what others are creating, and just chat while we craft together!

Wed, Nov 25, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Pick up November's Alphabits kit at the Barrett Library.

Wed, Nov 25, 10:30am - 11:45am
Virtual
This conversation class is for all levels, but will cater particularly toward beginners. Intermediate students will be broken off into a separate group to read a current event and discuss. Register

Thu, Nov 26, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
All Alexandria Libraries will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Fri, Nov 27, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
All Alexandria Libraries will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Mon, Nov 30, All day
Virtual
December's Tween Art 101 Craft Kits are available for pick-up at the BEATLEY CENTRAL Youth Services Desk in advance of the 12/8 virtual program. You must register in order to receive a kit.Register

Mon, Nov 30, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Virtual
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English? Register

Mon, Nov 30, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
A selection of items from the LH/SC archival materials will be available to use as writing prompts for your novel. Engage with the materials and enjoy quiet time to write.Register

Mon, Nov 30, 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Virtual
Girls Who Code is a virtual club that meets weekly to learn, experiment and create with coding.
This event is full

Mon, Nov 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Romance Book Club is back and going virtual!Register

Tue, Dec 01, All day
Virtual
December's Tween Art 101 Craft Kits are available for pick-up at the BEATLEY CENTRAL Youth Services Desk in advance of the 12/8 virtual program. You must register in order to receive a kit.Register

Tue, Dec 01, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join us for your favorites stories and songs with Miss Venetta! Register

Tue, Dec 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual
During this time of school closures, online learning and social distancing recommendations, access to premium research tools that provide access to information from reliable sources is important. Register

Tue, Dec 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Join Ms. Eli from her home for this virtual Spanish-English storytime. Sing songs and she'll read a book or two. Intended for ages 2 to 4, but all children and families are welcome to join in! Register

Tue, Dec 01, 11:00am - 11:40am
Virtual
Let's explore the Alphabet, 1 letter at a time with stories, music and more. Recommended for ages 2+Register

Tue, Dec 01, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Tired of the same tummy time? Join Miss Venetta and virtually learn some new ways to play! Plenty of singing and moving and stories to share! Register

Tue, Dec 01, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Hip Hip Hurrah! It's virtual Pre-K! We've got some awesome crafts and stories to share! We'd love to have you join us! Make sure to register ahead to get the craft before story time starts! Register

Tue, Dec 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Attention all handcrafters! Join us to share what you are working on, see what others are creating, and just chat while we craft together!

Tue, Dec 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Dr. Jim Kinter, Director of the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA) at George Mason University, will explain our role and how climate change will be experienced in Virginia. Register

Tue, Dec 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join us on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 7:00pm. Register


 

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COMMUNITY RESOURCES

 

All City government facilities are now either closed to the public or open by appointment only, until further notice. Customers may call 311 or 703-746-4311 to request in-person information or service.

Alexandria's Workforce Development Center provide services and resources for job seekers including access to the Career Center, career readiness workshops, career assessments and customized hiring events.

For those feeling depressed or anxiety during these times call SAMHSA’s (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services) Disaster Distress 1-800-985-5990 or Text Talk with Us 66746

For those who feel unsafe at home call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or Text Loveis at 22522

Alexandria Health Department
The Alexandria Health Department is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by coronavirus "COVID-19." Learn about the City's response and find information and resources related to COVID-19. For updates text ALEXCOVID19 to 888777

Virginia Department of Health
The Virginia Department of Health is monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness, called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The information line is 877-ASK-VDH3

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are our nation’s premier authority on public health information.


More COVID 19 resources