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ALEXANDRIA LIBRARY IN THE PRESS

For press inquiries, please contact the Senior Communications Officer, Anton Murray

 

2019

Volunteer experience at Duncan Branch of the Alexandria Library
Medium.com, April 1, 2019

"Alexandria Library Launches All Alexandria Reads
The Alexandria Times, pg. 3, March 21, 2019

"Morris L. Murray's contribution to civil rights
The Alexandria Times, pg. 27, February 28, 2019

"Remembering Samuel Tucker, a great Alexandrian
The Alexandria Times, pg. 25, February 14, 2019

"Samuel Tucker's 1939 Library Sit-In
The Alexandria Times, pg. 27, February 14, 2019

"Alexandria Library Launches New User-Centered Website Loaded with Modern Options
The Zebra Press, February 2019

"Supporting Your Local Library
The Zebra Press, February 2019

"Local Free Indoor Activities in February
The Zebra Press, February 2019

"Telling the Whole Story
The Zebra Press, February 2019

 

 

2017

"The Changing Role Of Libraries In Virginia" (audio
Virginia's Public Radio, November 23, 2017

"Reading and More
Alexandria Gazette Packet, page 11, November 16-22, 2017

"Kids Get Library Cards
The Zebra Press, page 42, November, 2017

"Thanks To Grant, Alexandria Library Can Hire Summer Interns
The Zebra Press, page 31, August, 2017

"Library Receives Intership Grant
Alexandria Gazette Packet, page 18, August 10-16, 2017

"Alexandria Library Receives Awards at NAGC Conference
The Zebra Press, page 4, July, 2017

"Summer happenings at the Alexandria Library
AlexandriaNews.Org, June 26, 2017

"I Always Will Refuse': Civil rights protests in public libraries
American Libraries, June 1, 2017

"All Alexandria Reads Focuses on Art Crime
Alexandria Gazette Packet, page 7, March 23-29, 2017

"10 Ways  to Explore Women's History In Alexandria, VA
blog.visitalexandriava.com, March 9, 2017

"Taking a Stand: Samuel Tucker & the 1939 Alexandria Library Sit-In
NBC4 Washington, February 6, 2017

 

 

2015

"A Yarn Storm at the Alexandria Beatley Library"
DIYDelRay.com, November 18, 2015

"Alexandria Library"
JAYBIRD'S JOTTINGS, June 16, 2015

"Paws to Read at Duncan Library"
DIYDelRay.com, April 29, 2015

"Why Starbucks and Libraries Need to Talk"
HuffingtonPost.com, March 26, 2015

"Beatley Central Library Architect Dies at the Age of 80"
AlexandriaNews.org, March 14, 2015

"Public Libraries on VOA Persian" (Video)
Voices of America, February 23, 2015

"Unsung Heroes: Virginia Library Sit-In"
Newseum.org , February 9, 2015

 

 

2013

"Head Downtown to See Downton Abbey, Free Flicks"
CBS DC, December 27, 2013

"Alexandria Library to Host 'Downton Abbey' Marathon"
Old Town Alexandria Patch, December 26, 2013

"Free Flicks an Alternative to Playing the Ticket Game for 'Ender's Game'"
CBS DC, November 1, 2013

"Books: Belfoure Writes What He Knows"
Fairfax Times, November 1, 2013

"Hollywood Comes to Alexandria"
Alexandria Gazette/The Connection Papers, October 30, 2013

"Events Roundup: Moving around DC and Northern Virginia"
Greatergreaterwashington.org, October 22, 2013

"50 Years Later, A Long Way to Go"
Alexandria Gazette, September 26, 2013 

"Mental Health Discussions Offered at Beatley Library"
West End Alexandria Patch, September 24, 2013 

"The Long Road to Public Use for the Lyceum"
Alexandria Times, September 19, 2013 

"Back to School, Register for a Library Card, Fall Rec Guide Available"
West End Alexandria Patch, September 3, 2013 

"Hitchcock at Duncan Library, Cinema Del Ray and Bratwurst Day"
Del Ray Patch, August 12, 2013 

"Book Brings Black Alexandria's Hidden History to Light"
The Washington Post, August 8, 2013

"Amazon vs. Your Public Library"
Fortune Magazine, July 22, 2013

"Saluting City's African-American History Makers"
Alexandria Gazette/The Connection Papers, July 18, 2013

"Beacons of Light
Alexandria Gazette/The Connection Papers, July 18, 2013

"StoryCorps"
Alexandria Gazette/The Connection Papers, July 18, 2013

"Alexandria's Cemetery for Former Slaves"
American History TV, June 29, 2013

"Outstanding Library Trustee Awarded to Former Alexandria Library Chair" Alexandria Library Press Release, June 6, 2013 

"Protecting Against Identity Theft and Fraudulent Schemes"
Alexandria Gazette/The Connection Papers, June 5, 2013

"Alexandria to Lose Historian" (p.1)
Alexandria Gazette Packett, May 30, 2013

"Summer Fun in Alexandria" (p.2)
Alexandria Gazette Packett, May 30, 2013

"People Notes"
Alexandria Gazette/The Connection Papers, May 15, 2013

"Books Come Alive in May at Alexandria Library"
West End Alexandria Patch, May 1, 2013

"All Alexandria Reads Events at Burke Library"
West End Alexandria Patch, May 1, 2013

"Duncan Library Book Sale Begins Wednesday With Special Preview"
Del Ray Patch, April 30, 2013

"Alexandria Library Celebrates Sit-In Anniversary"
Public Libraries, March/April 2013

"Keep Alexandria a World-Class City By Restoring Library Funding
Alexandria Times, April 25, 2013

"What to Know About Retirement
Alexandria Gazette/The Connection Papers, April 19, 2013

"Snapshot Days Coming to Alexandria Libraries
West End Alexandria Patch, April 19, 2013

"Supporting Capital Bikeshare Comes at the Cost of Other Priorities
Alexandria Times, April 18, 2013

"Library Patrons Ask for Repair Work, No Cuts
Old Town Alexandria Patch, April 15, 2013

"World Book Night Comes to Barrett Branch Library
Old Town Alexandria Patch, April 12, 2013

"StoryCorps to Come to Alexandria, Part of All Alexandria Reads'" 
West End Alexandria Patch, April 5, 2013

"Library Hours Could be Cut Under Proposed Budget
Alexandria Times, April 4, 2013

"Libraries Take a Hit While Bikeshare Expands
Alexandria Times, March 28, 2013

"Beatley Central Library Book Sale Branches Out
West End Alexandria Patch, March 28, 2013

"Making Poetry Open to All
Alexandria Gazette/The Connection Papers, March 21, 2013

"Alexandria: Sit In 1939
BOOK-TV and American History TV, March 16, 2013

"Alexandria Featured on Book TV and American History TV
Old Town Alexandria Patch, March 16, 2013

"Library to Host Freedmen's Cemetery Memorial Lecture
Old Town Alexandria Patch, March 13, 2013

"Alexandria Library Hosts Women's Film Fest
West End Alexandria Patch, March 4, 2013

"Alexandria Library Wins $8k American Dream Grant From American Library Association
AlexandriaNews.org, February 21, 2013

"Get Creative and Stay Active This Winter" (p.9)
Alexandria Gazette Packet, January 31, 2013

"Potomac River's Majesty on Display at Beatley
Old Town Alexandria Patch, February 13, 2013

"Get Creative and Stay Active This Winter" (p.9)
Alexandria Gazette Packet, January 31, 2013

"Duncan Library Welcomes New Manager"
Del Ray Patch, January 29, 2013

"Beatley Library to Host 'Introduction to Corporate Giving' Seminar for Nonprofits"
West End Alexandria Patch, January 23, 2013

"Library Speed Dating"
NBC4 Washington, January 11, 2013

"Alexandria Museum Links Past, Present and Future"
The Washington Informer, January 2, 2013

 

2018

"New Inmate Book Club Welcomes Author Andrew Aydin
The Zebra Press, August 6, 2018

"Carlyle Kids
Alexandria Gazette Packet, page 3, July 12-18, 2018

"Books, Barks and Bowling
Alexandria Gazette Packet, page 13, March 29-April 4, 2018

"All Alexandria Reads Returns
Alexandria Gazette Packet, page 22, April 5-11, 2018

"Alexandria Library Welcomes Ann Bausum
The Zebra Press, page 15, April, 2018

"Fun for $3 at Beatley Library Book Sale
Alexandria Gazette Packet, page 6, March 8-14, 2018

"Alexandria Library Staff Visits Doctos' Offices for Bi-Lingual Outreach
The Zebra Press, page 43, February, 2018

 

 

2016

"Behind the Glass Wall"
Alexandria Gazette Packet, page 6, November 10-16, 2016

"The Alexandria Library Foundation exceeds $50,000 goal and receives matching grant from City of Alexandria
The Zebra, September 7, 2016

"Library's Passport Program Honored"
Alexandria Gazette Packet, page 9, June 9, 2016

"Program Model: Coming of Age in Alexandria in the '60s"
programminglibrarian.org, June 8, 2016

"STEAMtivity Programs"
Library of Virginia Youth Services Notes, #246 pages 4-5, May 23, 2016

"Library STEAMs Ahead With Creative Program"
Voice of America voanews.com, April 27, 2016

 

 

2014

"Library Marks 75th Anniversary of First Sit-In"
American Libraries, November/December 2014

"Interested in Alexandria History? Check out the Special Collections Branch"
The Washington Post, October 4, 2014

"The 75th Anniversary of the Alexandria Sit-In" (video)
WUSA9, August 22, 2014

"75 Years After the Alexandria Library Sit-In"
The Kojo Nnamdi Show, August 22, 2014

"Samuel W. Tucker: A man ahead of his time"
Alexandria Times, August 21, 2014

"Little Known Black History Fact: Alexandria Library Sit-In" (audio)
BlackAmericanWeb.com and Tom Joyner Morning Show, August 21, 2014

"Lawyer Samuel Tucker and his historic 1939 sit-in at segregated Alexandria Library"
Washington Post, August 7, 2014

"Using Technology to Enhance Life"
Alexandria Gazette/The Connection Papers, June 19, 2014

"Celebrated Poet E. Ethelbert Miller Joins Duncan Branch Library"
AlexandriaNews.org, April 25, 2014

"Bike to Work Day is Just a Start"
Alexandria Times, April 10, 2014

"Libraries Celebrate Women's History Month"
American Libraries, March 18, 2014

"The Business Plan: Alexandria Library Is a Powerful Resource for Small Businesses"
Alexandria Times, February 27, 2014

"Life of Freed Slave Michael Shriner"
C-SPAN, February 4, 2014

"African American Heritage Tour Visits Alexandria" (PDF)
The Washington Informer, January 16 - January 22, 2014

"The 1939 Civil Rights Sit-In At Alexandria Library Reaches Its 75th Anniversary & We Kick-Off Our Year-long Celebration"
AlexandriaNews.org, January 15, 2014

"Free & Easy"
Washington Post, January 12, 2014

 

 

2012

 

"At Libraries Children Find Delight In Reading to Dogs"
Washington Post, December 27, 2012

"Books to Help Children and Parents Cope With Newtown"
Old Town Alexandria Patch, December 27, 2012

"Library to Hold 'Speed Dating' Event"
West End Alexandria Patch, December 26, 2012

"'Downton Abbey' Marathon in Alexandria"
Northern Virginia Magazine, December 20, 2012 

"The Needle: Creeping Cash"
Washington City Paper, December 18, 2012 

"How to Celebrate the Holidays on a Budget"
West End Alexandria Patch, December 14, 2012 

"Beatley Library to Host 'Downton Abbey' Marathon
West End Alexandria Patch, December 12, 2012

"Alexandria Film Festival Returns to Port City for Sixth Rendition"
Alexandria Times, November 15, 2012

"Alexandria Film Festival Opens This Week"
West End Alexandria Patch, November 12, 2012

"Alexandria Film Festival Goes Green with New Films"
Northern Virginia Magazine, November 12, 2012

"Alexandria Libraries Extending Due Date After Sandy"
Old Town Alexandria Patch, October 31, 2012

"Beatley Library Book Sale Draws Crowds"
West End Alexandria Patch, October 22, 2012

"Beatley Library Holds Annual Book Sale"
West End Alexandria Patch, October 18, 2012

"After Recession, Washington Area Libraries Adapt to High Demand on a Tight Budget"
The Washington Post, October 3, 2012

"Celebrate the Freedom to Read"
Old Town Alexandria Patch, October 1, 2012

"Celebrate Literacy
Old Town Alexandria Patch, September 1, 2012

"Beatley Library Goes Solar"
Alexandria Times, August 1, 2012

"Alexandria Library Captures Historic City in Photo Book Released by Staff"
Alexandrianews.org , August 1, 2012

"City Outfits Beatley Library with Solar Panels"
Old Town Alexandria Patch, July 31, 2012

"Beatley Library Gets Greener: Solar Panel Installation Begins"
AlexandriaNews.org, July 31, 2012

"Send a Postcard to Your Local Library"
Old Town Alexandria Patch, July 26, 2012

"Foundation Hosts Garden Party"
Alexandria Gazette/The Connection Papers, June 25, 3012

"Alexandria Library Receives Historic 1796 Map and Ledger"
Old Town Alexandria Patch, June 25, 2012

"Mapping the Past: Library Acquires 1796 Map and Ledger of Land Owned by the Alexander Family"
Alexandria Gazette Packet, June 21, 2012

"DMV Mobile Offices Visit Beatley" (p.7)
Alexandria Gazette Packet, June 21, 2012

"Alexandria Library Receives Gift of 1796 Map"
WAMU 88.5 American University Radio, June 19, 2012

"Washington Area Dance Highlights for Summer 2012"
Washington Post, June 2, 2012

"Youngest Spelling Bee Contestant is Only 6, Full of Self-Confidence"
Standard-Examiner, May 29, 2012

"Most Child Abductions Occur During After School Hours"
WUSA 9 News Now, May 25, 2012

"Alexandria Library Unveils New Website"
Old Town Alexandria Patch, May 25, 2012

"Spotlight on Child Safety"
Alexandria Gazette Packet, May 24, 2012

"Alexandria Named Most Well-Read City by Amazon"
The Washington Post, May 23, 2012

"Alexandria Library's New Website"
AlexandriaNews.org, May 22, 2012

"Alexandria Libraries Participate in State 'Snapshot Day'"
Old Town Alexandria Patch, April 15, 2012

 

EARLIER

 

"The Library: Are You a Card-Carrying Member?"
Washington Post, September 9, 2010

"Shh! History Being Made"
Alexandria Gazette Packet, August 27, 2009