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SUMMERQUEST 2024

SummerQuest is a reading incentive program offered annually at each of our branches.

Sign up for our Summer Reading Challenge below using the Beanstack app or drop by any Alexandria Library to sign up and receive a paper log.

The program runs from June 1 through August 31.

Adventure Begins

Adventure Begins Early Lit

Sign up for SummerQuest, Jr.

Birth through rising Kindergarten

SummerQuest, Jr. allows children to earn points towards a free book!  Points are earned by logging books they read or books that are read to them.  Children can also earn points by doing early literacy activities. Read enough books and you can earn Washington Nationals tickets!

Adventure Begins child

Sign up for SummerQuest

Rising 1st-5th Grades

SummerQuest participants will log the minutes they spend reading this summer!  Every 20 minutes spent reading earns 1 point.  Use those points and points earned doing other activities to collect a free book! Read enough books and you can earn Washington Nationals tickets!

Adventure Begins Teen

Sign up for SummerQuest Teens

Rising 6th-12th Grades

SummerQuest teens will also log the minutes they spend reading this summer!  Every 20 minutes spent reading earns 1 point.  Participating in other activities will earn more points.  Use these points to collect a free book! Read enough books to earn Washington Nationals tickets, plus an entry for a gift card drawing.

Adventure Begins adult

Sign up for SummerQuest Adults

Ages 18 and up

Don't let the kids have all of the fun! Join in for a chance to win a prize. Read enough books to earn Washington Nationals tickets, plus each book read (up to 10) will be an entry for a gift card drawing.  Read or listen!

Youth SummerQuest Events
Tue, May 28, 10:15am - 10:45am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, and movement for kids ages 0-5 !

Sat, Jun 01, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Check out the Library’s selection of tabletop games. (Ages 5-18)

Sat, Jun 01, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Alexandria City Hall
Enjoy art and poetry workshops, music, refreshments and more. (All ages)

Mon, Jun 03, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle, scoot and sing at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Jun 03, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - 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, Jun 03, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle, scoot and sing at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Jun 03, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Teen Area
Where teens can socialize, strategize and learn tabletop games. All materials will be provided. Ages 12-18

Tue, Jun 04, 10:15am - 10:45am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, and movement for kids ages 0-5 !

Tue, Jun 04, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Clap and cheer summer is here for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Jun 04, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Meet your old friends and make new friends at an unstructured, outdoor playtime in the library's Reading Garden! Toys will be supplied. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Tue, Jun 04, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Clap and cheer summer is here for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Jun 04, 4:25pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - 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.

Wed, Jun 05, 10:15am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Baby storytime, plus opportunities to build relationships with other caretakers of young children! For ages 0-12 months, accompanied by an adult.

Wed, Jun 05, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join us for stories, songs, and activities for your active, growing little ones! Ages 1-2.

Wed, Jun 05, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Periodicals Room
Read the powerful stories of black icons you didn't hear about in school with the brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated. Ages 13-18.

Thu, Jun 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - 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.

Thu, Jun 06, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Social group that focuses on nail painting and designs for members of the community. All materials will be provided. Ages 8-18

Thu, Jun 06, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Learn programming basics with books and games, plus computers. We'll take on this adventure with the support of a professional computer programmer. No prior coding knowledge necessary. Ages 8-12.

Fri, Jun 07, 10:25am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Show your moves as you dance, hop and jump to the beat!

Fri, Jun 07, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Please join us for a free screening of this documentary. Click on the event title for more details.

Sat, Jun 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Meet local author Bunmi Emenanjo and hear her read from her debut book, I’ll See You in Ijebu. Presented in partnership with Hooray for Books! (Ages 4-8)

Sat, Jun 08, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Check out the Library’s selection of tabletop games. (Ages 5-18)

Mon, Jun 10, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - 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, Jun 10, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Teen Area
Where teens can socialize, strategize and learn tabletop games. All materials will be provided. Ages 12-18

Tue, Jun 11, 10:15am - 10:45am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, and movement for kids ages 0-5 !

Tue, Jun 11, 10:15am - 11:00am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Mr. Gabe has been delighting young audiences in the DC area for years with an interactive style of musical entertainment that inspires kids to move their bodies and use their brains. Ages 0-5 

Tue, Jun 11, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Meet your old friends and make new friends at an unstructured, outdoor playtime in the library's Reading Garden! Toys will be supplied. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Tue, Jun 11, 11:15am - 12:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Mr. Gabe has been delighting young audiences in the DC area for years with an interactive style of musical entertainment that inspires kids to move their bodies and use their brains. Ages 0-5 

Tue, Jun 11, 4:25pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - 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.

Wed, Jun 12, 10:15am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Baby storytime, plus opportunities to build relationships with other caretakers of young children! For ages 0-12 months, accompanied by an adult.

Wed, Jun 12, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join us for stories, songs, and activities for your active, growing little ones! Ages 1-2.

Wed, Jun 12, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
In honor of African American Music Appreciation Month in June, lounge, socialize, or dance, dance, dance! With a curated playlist from Freegal. Suitable for all age groups.

Wed, Jun 12, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Periodicals Room
Read the powerful stories of black icons you didn't hear about in school with the brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated. Ages 13-18.

Wed, Jun 12, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Say hello and feed friendly animals like a llama, donkey, and mini cow from Bar C Animal Ranch. (All ages)

Thu, Jun 13, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Take a bite out of summer fun with Mr. Josstin at Toddler Rock N' Read. Great for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

Thu, Jun 13, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - 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.

Thu, Jun 13, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Take a bite out of summer fun with Mr. Josstin at Toddler Rock N' Read. Great for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

Thu, Jun 13, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Celebrate Pride Month with us as we decorate mason jars with dried flowers to fill with Pride affirmations and solar lights.

Thu, Jun 13, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Learn programming basics with books and games, plus computers. We'll take on this adventure with the support of a professional computer programmer. No prior coding knowledge necessary. Ages 8-12.

Thu, Jun 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Care about the library? Join us and let your voice be heard! Attending a T.A.G. meeting will count as one hour of community service. Ages 12-18.

Fri, Jun 14, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join Grammy nominated performer Culture Queen for an interactive musical storytelling show and learn the meaning of the Juneteenth holiday. (All ages)

Fri, Jun 14, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Can your team beat the heat? Attendees will be put on a team and given a prompt with 1 hour to complete their build! Our esteemed judges will evaluate and choose a winning team. Ages 6- 12

Sat, Jun 15, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join Mr. Josstin for a Pop Up, Pop In Story Time at 10:15am. This will be a singular spectacular story time on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Ages 0-5

Sat, Jun 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Interactive West African percussion performance and workshop. (All ages)

Sat, Jun 15, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Periodicals Room
Hey Board Game fans! Looking for a new challenge? Come to our Board Game Swap and trade in your old games for new ones.

Sat, Jun 15, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Prepare for an experience filled with imagination and ventriloquism, and puppet performance as Ty-Rone shows us that with a little bit of magic, anything is possible. Suitable for all age groups.

Sat, Jun 15, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Check out the Library’s selection of tabletop games. (Ages 5-18)

Sun, Jun 16, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Oddball Cinema brings you all of the weird, eclectic, and lesser-known films you probably never saw in theaters. Click on the event title for more info!

Mon, Jun 17, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle, scoot and sing at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Jun 17, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - 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, Jun 17, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle, scoot and sing at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Jun 17, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Bring your American Girl (or any other) doll -- or borrow one of ours -- for a fancy tea party. Snacks, crafts, and activities provided. (Ages 3-13)

Mon, Jun 17, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Teen Area
Where teens can socialize, strategize and learn tabletop games. All materials will be provided. Ages 12-18

Tue, Jun 18, 10:15am - 10:45am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, and movement for kids ages 0-5 !

Tue, Jun 18, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Clap and cheer summer is here for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Jun 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Meet your old friends and make new friends at an unstructured, outdoor playtime in the library's Reading Garden! Toys will be supplied. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Tue, Jun 18, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Clap and cheer summer is here for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

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

Tue, Jun 18, 4:25pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join us for a play hour to build, create, and explore! Ages 6-12. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Thu, Jun 20, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Take a bite out of summer fun with Mr. Josstin at Toddler Rock N' Read. Great for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

Thu, Jun 20, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - 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.

Thu, Jun 20, 11:00am - 11:45am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Our Summer Quest Jr events kick off with our friends Willie Bob and Boogie Bennie! Favorite classic kids songs and Rocknoceros's own catchy tunes, Ages 2+

Thu, Jun 20, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Take a bite out of summer fun with Mr. Josstin at Toddler Rock N' Read. Great for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

Thu, Jun 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Social group that focuses on nail painting and designs for members of the community. All materials will be provided. Ages 8-18

Thu, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Learn programming basics with books and games, plus computers. We'll take on this adventure with the support of a professional computer programmer. No prior coding knowledge necessary. Ages 8-12.

Fri, Jun 21, 10:30am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Dance along with us as Rhythmaya shares Indian culture through music, art, and movement. (All ages)

Sat, Jun 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Experience the joy of music in an exuberant concert with Ukulele Jon of The Unlikely Strummers, an award winning ukulele group from Rhode Island, and his daughter Melissa. All ages.

Sat, Jun 22, 11:00am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join us for a fantastic musical performance! Your child will learn about shapes, colors, movement, and more! All Ages

Sat, Jun 22, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Check out the Library’s selection of tabletop games. (Ages 5-18)

Mon, Jun 24, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle, scoot and sing at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Jun 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - 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, Jun 24, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle, scoot and sing at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Jun 24, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Barrett Recreation Center
Audience volunteers will help two unlikely heroes conduct exciting science experiments that bring the story to life. (Ages 6-12)

Mon, Jun 24, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Patrick Henry Recreation Center
Audience volunteers will help two unlikely heroes conduct exciting science experiments that bring the story to life. (Ages 6-12)

Mon, Jun 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Carlyle House
Join staff from Barrett Library on Carlyle House’s Magnolia Terrace for stories & crafts. (Ages 4-8)

Mon, Jun 24, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Teen Area
Where teens can socialize, strategize and learn tabletop games. All materials will be provided. Ages 12-18

Mon, Jun 24, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Hot Dog Summer at the Library! Does your 1st-6th grader want to practice reading with a dog? We have 3; 15 minute slots from 5:30-6:30PM. Come read with us! Please call to register. Ages 6-12

Tue, Jun 25, 10:15am - 10:45am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, and movement for kids ages 0-5 !

Tue, Jun 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Meet your old friends and make new friends at an unstructured, outdoor playtime in the library's Reading Garden! Toys will be supplied. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Tue, Jun 25, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Rhythmaya is a professional contemporary dance performance group dedicated to bringing South Asian dance traditions alive throughout our global community. All ages.

Tue, Jun 25, 4:25pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - 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.

Wed, Jun 26, 10:15am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Baby storytime, plus opportunities to build relationships with other caretakers of young children! For ages 0-12 months, accompanied by an adult.

Wed, Jun 26, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join us for stories, songs, and activities for your active, growing little ones! Ages 1-2.

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

Wed, Jun 26, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Learn about backyard raptors (and see some in real life) with wildlife rehabilitators Secret Garden Birds and Bees. (All ages)

Wed, Jun 26, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Read about kids meeting their college goals while receiving practical advice from the Alexandria Scholarship Fund to help you reach your own. Grades 6-12.

Thu, Jun 27, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Take a bite out of summer fun with Mr. Josstin at Toddler Rock N' Read. Great for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

Thu, Jun 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - 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.

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

Thu, Jun 27, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Take a bite out of summer fun with Mr. Josstin at Toddler Rock N' Read. Great for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

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

Thu, Jun 27, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Periodicals Room
Read the powerful stories of black icons you didn't hear about in school with the brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated. Ages 13-18.

Thu, Jun 27, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Learn programming basics with books and games, plus computers. We'll take on this adventure with the support of a professional computer programmer. No prior coding knowledge necessary. Ages 8-12.

Fri, Jun 28, 10:30am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join Uncle Devin for an interactive musical experience that uses percussion instruments to cultivate children’s minds. (All ages)

Fri, Jun 28, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Special performer, Kemi provides a presence that invokes inspiration and learning through storytelling, movement, and dance. Suitable for all age groups.

Fri, Jun 28, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
By using storytelling as a method to keep culture alive, everyone in the audience will have a chance to experience the magic of call and response, musical joy, and motivational fun. Ages 6-12

Sat, Jun 29, 10:30am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Enjoy music, dance, drums, and stories highlighting West African culture! (All ages)

Sat, Jun 29, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Check out the Library’s selection of tabletop games. (Ages 5-18)

Mon, Jul 01, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle, crawl and clap at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Jul 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - 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, Jul 01, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle, crawl and clap at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Jul 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Carlyle House
Join staff from Barrett Library on Carlyle House’s Magnolia Terrace for stories & crafts. (Ages 4-8)

Mon, Jul 01, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room,Teen Area
Where teens can socialize, strategize and learn tabletop games. All materials will be provided. Ages 12-18

Tue, Jul 02, 10:15am - 10:45am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, and movement for kids ages 0-5 !

Tue, Jul 02, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Clap and cheer summer is here for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Jul 02, 10:30am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Meet your old friends and make new friends at an unstructured, outdoor playtime in the library's Reading Garden! Toys will be supplied. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Tue, Jul 02, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Clap and cheer summer is here for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Jul 02, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
an after-school maker program for ages 6-12

Wed, Jul 03, 10:15am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Baby storytime, plus opportunities to build relationships with other caretakers of young children! For ages 0-12 months, accompanied by an adult.

Wed, Jul 03, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join us for stories, songs, and activities for your active, growing little ones! Ages 1-2.

Wed, Jul 03, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Periodicals Room
Read the powerful stories of black icons you didn't hear about in school with the brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated. Ages 13-18.

Sat, Jul 06, 10:30am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Ventriloquism and puppet performance that will inspire kids to believe in themselves and the importance of reading! (Ages 0-8)

Mon, Jul 08, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle, crawl and clap at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Jul 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - 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, Jul 08, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle, crawl and clap at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Jul 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Carlyle House
Join staff from Barrett Library on Carlyle House’s Magnolia Terrace for stories & crafts. (Ages 4-8)

Mon, Jul 08, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Teen Area
Where teens can socialize, strategize and learn tabletop games. All materials will be provided. Ages 12-18

Tue, Jul 09, 10:15am - 10:45am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, and movement for kids ages 0-5 !

Tue, Jul 09, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Clap and cheer summer is here for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Jul 09, 10:30am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Meet your old friends and make new friends at an unstructured, outdoor playtime in the library's Reading Garden! Toys will be supplied. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Tue, Jul 09, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Clap and cheer summer is here for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Jul 09, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
an after-school maker program for ages 6-12

Wed, Jul 10, 10:15am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Baby storytime, plus opportunities to build relationships with other caretakers of young children! For ages 0-12 months, accompanied by an adult.

Wed, Jul 10, 11:00am - 11:45am
Mount Vernon Recreation Center
Join Grammy-winning children's musician Andrés for an interactive single musical performance in English and Spanish. This event will be hosted at the Mt. Vernon Rec Center! All ages.

Wed, Jul 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Mount Vernon Recreational Center
Join Grammy-winning children's musicians for an interactive musical performance in English and Spanish. (All ages)

Wed, Jul 10, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join us for stories, songs, and activities for your active, growing little ones! Ages 1-2.

Wed, Jul 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
In honor of African American Music Appreciation Month in June, lounge, socialize, or dance, dance, dance! With a curated playlist from Freegal. Suitable for all age groups.

Wed, Jul 10, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Periodicals Room
Read the powerful stories of black icons you didn't hear about in school with the brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated. Ages 13-18.

Thu, Jul 11, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Stomp through summer fun with Mr. Josstin at Toddler Rock N' Read. Great for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

Thu, Jul 11, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - 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.

Thu, Jul 11, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Stomp through summer fun with Mr. Josstin at Toddler Rock N' Read. Great for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

Thu, Jul 11, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Social group that focuses on nail painting and designs for members of the community. All materials will be provided. Ages 8-18

Thu, Jul 11, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Learn programming basics with books and games, plus computers. We'll take on this adventure with the support of a professional computer programmer. No prior coding knowledge necessary. Ages 8-12.

Fri, Jul 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join Grammy-winning children's musicians for an interactive musical performance in English and Spanish. (All ages)

Fri, Jul 12, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Can your team beat the heat? Attendees will be put on a team and given a prompt with 1 hour to complete their build! Our esteemed judges will evaluate and choose a winning team. Ages 6- 12

Sat, Jul 13, 10:30am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join Little Miss Ann as she sings both reinvented classics as well as upbeat, interactive fun originals that will inspire kids to sing, jump, clap, and dance! (Ages 0-8)

Mon, Jul 15, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle, crawl and clap at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Jul 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - 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, Jul 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ramsay Recreation Center
Join Little Miss Ann as she sings both reinvented classics as well as upbeat, interactive fun originals that will inspire kids to sing, jump, clap, and dance! Ages 0-5 and 6-12.

Mon, Jul 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
William Ramsay Recreation Center
Join Little Miss Ann as she sings both reinvented classics as well as upbeat, interactive fun originals that will inspire kids to sing, jump, clap, and dance! (Ages 0-8)

Mon, Jul 15, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle, crawl and clap at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Jul 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Carlyle House
Join staff from Barrett Library on Carlyle House’s Magnolia Terrace for stories & crafts. (Ages 4-8)

Mon, Jul 15, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Bring your American Girl (or any other) doll – or borrow one of ours – for a play-pretend pool party. Snacks, crafts, and activities provided. (Ages 3-13)

Mon, Jul 15, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Teen Area
Where teens can socialize, strategize and learn tabletop games. All materials will be provided. Ages 12-18

Tue, Jul 16, 10:00am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Butterfly Garden
Join Little Miss Ann as she sings both reinvented classics as well as upbeat, interactive fun originals that will inspire kids to sing, jump, clap, and dance! (Ages 0-5)

Tue, Jul 16, 10:15am - 10:45am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, and movement for kids ages 0-5 !

Tue, Jul 16, 10:30am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Meet your old friends and make new friends at an unstructured, outdoor playtime in the library's Reading Garden! Toys will be supplied. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Tue, Jul 16, 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Teens, ages 12-18, will develop an emergency plan for a zombie invasion of Alexandria.

Tue, Jul 16, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
an after-school maker program for ages 6-12

Wed, Jul 17, 10:15am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Baby storytime, plus opportunities to build relationships with other caretakers of young children! For ages 0-12 months, accompanied by an adult.

Wed, Jul 17, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join us for stories, songs, and activities for your active, growing little ones! Ages 1-2.

Wed, Jul 17, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Nannie J. Lee Recreation Center
Why do animals have fur, feathers, or scales? Meet live mammals, birds and reptiles and learn about their habitats and how they live. Presented by Squeals on Wheels. (All ages)

Wed, Jul 17, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Why do animals have fur, feathers, or scales? Meet live mammals, birds and reptiles and learn about their habitats and how they live. Presented by Squeals on Wheels. (All ages)

Thu, Jul 18, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Stomp through summer fun with Mr. Josstin at Toddler Rock N' Read. Great for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

Thu, Jul 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - 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.

Thu, Jul 18, 11:00am - 11:45am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Outdoors
It's time to play on the lawn outside the Children's Room. Ages 2+

Thu, Jul 18, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Stomp through summer fun with Mr. Josstin at Toddler Rock N' Read. Great for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

Thu, Jul 18, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Learn programming basics with books and games, plus computers. We'll take on this adventure with the support of a professional computer programmer. No prior coding knowledge necessary. Ages 8-12.

Thu, Jul 18, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Care about the library? Join us and let your voice be heard! Attending a T.A.G. meeting will count as one hour of community service. Ages 12-18.

Fri, Jul 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join Ms. Niki as she sings upbeat original songs and classics with a twist you've never heard before. (Ages 0-8)

Fri, Jul 19, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Please join us for a free screening of this documentary. Click on the event title for more details.

Sat, Jul 20, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join Mr. Josstin for a Pop Up, Pop In Story Time at 10:15am. This will be a singular spectacular story time on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Ages 0-5

Sat, Jul 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Meet local author Meghana Narayan and hear her read from her debut book, A Little Bit of Everything. Presented in partnership with Hooray for Books! (Ages 4-8)

Mon, Jul 22, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle, crawl and clap at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Jul 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - 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, Jul 22, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle, crawl and clap at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Jul 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Carlyle House
Join staff from Barrett Library on Carlyle House’s Magnolia Terrace for stories & crafts. (Ages 4-8)

Mon, Jul 22, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Teen Area
Where teens can socialize, strategize and learn tabletop games. All materials will be provided. Ages 12-18

Mon, Jul 22, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Hot Dog Summer at the Library! Does your 1st-6th grader want to practice reading with a dog? We have 3; 15 minute slots from 5:30-6:30PM. Come read with us! Please call to register. Ages 6-12

Tue, Jul 23, 10:15am - 10:45am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, and movement for kids ages 0-5 !

Tue, Jul 23, 10:30am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Meet your old friends and make new friends at an unstructured, outdoor playtime in the library's Reading Garden! Toys will be supplied. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Tue, Jul 23, 11:00am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Fun, entertaining, & engaging for all ages! If you're a fan of Toddler Rock N' Read this is the SummerQuest show for you!

Tue, Jul 23, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
an after-school maker program for ages 6-12

Wed, Jul 24, 10:15am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Baby storytime, plus opportunities to build relationships with other caretakers of young children! For ages 0-12 months, accompanied by an adult.

Wed, Jul 24, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join us for stories, songs, and activities for your active, growing little ones! Ages 1-2.

Wed, Jul 24, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Periodicals Room
Read the powerful stories of black icons you didn't hear about in school with the brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated. Ages 13-18.

Wed, Jul 24, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Meet a different live animal from every continent and learn about its unique behaviors and adaptations. Presented by Ferrets and Friends. (All ages)

Thu, Jul 25, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Stomp through summer fun with Mr. Josstin at Toddler Rock N' Read. Great for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

Thu, Jul 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - 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.

Thu, Jul 25, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Stomp through summer fun with Mr. Josstin at Toddler Rock N' Read. Great for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

Thu, Jul 25, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Social group that focuses on nail painting and designs for members of the community. All materials will be provided. Ages 8-18

Thu, Jul 25, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Learn programming basics with books and games, plus computers. We'll take on this adventure with the support of a professional computer programmer. No prior coding knowledge necessary. Ages 8-12.

Fri, Jul 26, 10:30am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Sing, jump, and dance with Mr. Lilo and his guitar in English and Spanish. (Ages 0-8)

Sat, Jul 27, 10:30am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Experience classic fairy tales in a new way. (Ages 0-5)

Sat, Jul 27, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Rainbow Puppet Productions creates shows that enlighten, entertain, and educate through original music, puppets and dance. Ages 0-8. 

Mon, Jul 29, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle, crawl and clap at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Jul 29, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - 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, Jul 29, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle, crawl and clap at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Jul 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mount Vernon Recreation Center
Audience volunteers will help two unlikely heroes conduct exciting science experiments that bring the story to life. (Ages 6-12)

Mon, Jul 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mt Vernon Rec Center
Join us on a treasure-hunting adventure deep within the jungle! The audience helps the performer act out the tale, as we use the events in the story to explore exciting science concepts! Ages 6-12

Mon, Jul 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Carlyle House
Join staff from Barrett Library on Carlyle House’s Magnolia Terrace for stories & crafts. (Ages 4-8)

Mon, Jul 29, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Teen Area
Where teens can socialize, strategize and learn tabletop games. All materials will be provided. Ages 12-18

Mon, Jul 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Read about kids meeting their college goals while receiving practical advice from the Alexandria Scholarship Fund to help you reach your own. Grades 6-12.

Tue, Jul 30, 10:15am - 10:45am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, and movement for kids ages 0-5 !

Tue, Jul 30, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Clap and cheer summer is here for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Jul 30, 10:30am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Meet your old friends and make new friends at an unstructured, outdoor playtime in the library's Reading Garden! Toys will be supplied. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Tue, Jul 30, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Clap and cheer summer is here for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Jul 30, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Each African Story Time program will take participants to one African country through dance, storytelling, and language/culture. Ages 6-12

Tue, Jul 30, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
an after-school maker program for ages 6-12

Wed, Jul 31, 10:15am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Baby storytime, plus opportunities to build relationships with other caretakers of young children! For ages 0-12 months, accompanied by an adult.

Wed, Jul 31, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join us for stories, songs, and activities for your active, growing little ones! Ages 1-2.

Wed, Jul 31, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Meet different live reptiles and learn about their habitats and how they live. (All ages)

Thu, Aug 01, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Bask in summer fun with Mr. Josstin at Toddler Rock N' Read. Great for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

Thu, Aug 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
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.

Thu, Aug 01, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Bask in summer fun with Mr. Josstin at Toddler Rock N' Read. Great for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

Thu, Aug 01, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Social group that focuses on nail painting and designs for members of the community. All materials will be provided. Ages 8-18

Thu, Aug 01, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Learn programming basics with books and games, plus computers. We'll take on this adventure with the support of a professional computer programmer. No prior coding knowledge necessary. Ages 8-12.

Fri, Aug 02, 10:30am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join Ms. Khaleshia on an interactive adventure to the African Savanna. (Ages 0-8)

Sat, Aug 03, 11:00am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Spend your Saturday morning laughing with us! As we enjoy stories full of humor and juggling.

Sat, Aug 03, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join us in Beatley's youth services area and test out our tabletop games! Ages 5-18.

Mon, Aug 05, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle, crawl and clap at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Aug 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
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, Aug 05, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle, crawl and clap at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Tue, Aug 06, 10:15am - 10:45am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, and movement for kids ages 0-5 !

Tue, Aug 06, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Rock out this summer with Rocknoceros! Ages 0-5

Tue, Aug 06, 10:30am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Meet your old friends and make new friends at an unstructured, outdoor playtime in the library's Reading Garden! Toys will be supplied. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Tue, Aug 06, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Rock out this summer with Rocknoceros! Ages 0-5

Wed, Aug 07, 10:15am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - 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, Aug 07, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, and activities for your active, growing little ones! Ages 1-2.

Wed, Aug 07, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Periodicals Room
Read the powerful stories of black icons you didn't hear about in school with the brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated. Ages 13-18.

Thu, Aug 08, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Bask in summer fun with Mr. Josstin at Toddler Rock N' Read. Great for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

Thu, Aug 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
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.

Thu, Aug 08, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Bask in summer fun with Mr. Josstin at Toddler Rock N' Read. Great for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

Thu, Aug 08, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Learn programming basics with books and games, plus computers. We'll take on this adventure with the support of a professional computer programmer. No prior coding knowledge necessary. Ages 8-12.

Fri, Aug 09, 10:30am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Explore one country in Africa; learn fun facts about that country; learn vocabulary in one of the languages spoken in the country; hear a story with a moral lesson; and dance! (Ages 0-8)

Fri, Aug 09, 2:30pm - 4:15pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Please join us for a free screening of this documentary. Click on the event title for more details.

Fri, Aug 09, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Can your team beat the heat? Attendees will be put on a team and given a prompt with 1 hour to complete their build! Our esteemed judges will evaluate and choose a winning team. Ages 6- 12

Sat, Aug 10, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join Emily and her collection of unique musical instruments to hear your favorite books in a new way! All ages.

Sat, Aug 10, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join Emily and her collection of unique musical instruments to hear your favorite books in a new way! All ages.

Sat, Aug 10, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us with TACA, as we step into a world of rhythm and tradition at at this performance showcasing African Cultural Education and Dance. Ages: 6-12 and Teens.

Sat, Aug 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join us in Beatley's youth services area and test out our tabletop games! Ages 5-18.

Mon, Aug 12, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle, crawl and clap at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Aug 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
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, Aug 12, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle, crawl and clap at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Aug 12, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Bring your American Girl (or any other) doll – or borrow one of ours – for a cozy pajama party. Snacks, crafts, and activities provided. (Ages 3-13)

Tue, Aug 13, 10:15am - 10:45am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, and movement for kids ages 0-5 !

Tue, Aug 13, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle with glee, Stories and Songs is a great place to be! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Aug 13, 10:30am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Meet your old friends and make new friends at an unstructured, outdoor playtime in the library's Reading Garden! Toys will be supplied. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Tue, Aug 13, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle with glee, Stories and Songs is a great place to be! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Aug 13, 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Teens, ages 12-18, will envision how the City can recover and protect against future zombie attacks.

Tue, Aug 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join us on a treasure-hunting adventure deep within the jungle! The audience helps the performer act out the tale, as we use the events in the story to explore exciting science concepts! Ages 6-12

Wed, Aug 14, 10:15am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - 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, Aug 14, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, and activities for your active, growing little ones! Ages 1-2.

Wed, Aug 14, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
In honor of African American Music Appreciation Month in June, lounge, socialize, or dance, dance, dance! With a curated playlist from Freegal. Suitable for all age groups.

Wed, Aug 14, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Periodicals Room
Read the powerful stories of black icons you didn't hear about in school with the brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated. Ages 13-18.

Thu, Aug 15, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Bask in summer fun with Mr. Josstin at Toddler Rock N' Read. Great for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

Thu, Aug 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
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.

Thu, Aug 15, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Bask in summer fun with Mr. Josstin at Toddler Rock N' Read. Great for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

Thu, Aug 15, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Social group that focuses on nail painting and designs for members of the community. All materials will be provided. Ages 8-18

Thu, Aug 15, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Oddball Cinema brings you all of the weird, eclectic, and lesser-known films you probably never saw in theaters. Click on the event title for more info!

Thu, Aug 15, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Learn programming basics with books and games, plus computers. We'll take on this adventure with the support of a professional computer programmer. No prior coding knowledge necessary. Ages 8-12.

Thu, Aug 15, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Care about the library? Join us and let your voice be heard! Attending a T.A.G. meeting will count as one hour of community service. Ages 12-18.

Fri, Aug 16, 10:30am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Experience the folklore, myths, legends, and cultures of Central America and the Caribbean through dance.(All ages)

Sat, Aug 17, 10:30am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join fellow animal lovers for a Community Pet Show. Registration required for pet participants.

Sat, Aug 17, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join us in Beatley's youth services area and test out our tabletop games! Ages 5-18.

Sun, Aug 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Oddball Cinema brings you all of the weird, eclectic, and lesser-known films you probably never saw in theaters. Click on the event title for more info!

Mon, Aug 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
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.

Tue, Aug 20, 10:15am - 10:45am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, and movement for kids ages 0-5 !

Tue, Aug 20, 10:30am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Meet your old friends and make new friends at an unstructured, outdoor playtime in the library's Reading Garden! Toys will be supplied. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Wed, Aug 21, 10:15am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - 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, Aug 21, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, and activities for your active, growing little ones! Ages 1-2.

Wed, Aug 21, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Periodicals Room
Read the powerful stories of black icons you didn't hear about in school with the brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated. Ages 13-18.

Thu, Aug 22, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Bask in summer fun with Mr. Josstin at Toddler Rock N' Read. Great for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

Thu, Aug 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
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.

Thu, Aug 22, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Bask in summer fun with Mr. Josstin at Toddler Rock N' Read. Great for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

Thu, Aug 22, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Learn programming basics with books and games, plus computers. We'll take on this adventure with the support of a professional computer programmer. No prior coding knowledge necessary. Ages 8-12.

Adult SummerQuest Events
Sat, Jun 01, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Alexandria City Hall
Enjoy art and poetry workshops, music, refreshments and more. (All ages)

Fri, Jun 07, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Please join us for a free screening of this documentary. Click on the event title for more details.

Wed, Jun 12, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
In honor of African American Music Appreciation Month in June, lounge, socialize, or dance, dance, dance! With a curated playlist from Freegal. Suitable for all age groups.

Wed, Jun 12, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Say hello and feed friendly animals like a llama, donkey, and mini cow from Bar C Animal Ranch. (All ages)

Thu, Jun 13, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Celebrate Pride Month with us as we decorate mason jars with dried flowers to fill with Pride affirmations and solar lights.

Thu, Jun 13, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join Jorge Banales as he gives instruction on the Yang Style 24 Movement Tai Chi form on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. Free and open to the public.

Fri, Jun 14, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join Grammy nominated performer Culture Queen for an interactive musical storytelling show and learn the meaning of the Juneteenth holiday. (All ages)

Sat, Jun 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Interactive West African percussion performance and workshop. (All ages)

Sat, Jun 15, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Periodicals Room
Hey Board Game fans! Looking for a new challenge? Come to our Board Game Swap and trade in your old games for new ones.

Sat, Jun 15, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Prepare for an experience filled with imagination and ventriloquism, and puppet performance as Ty-Rone shows us that with a little bit of magic, anything is possible. Suitable for all age groups.

Sun, Jun 16, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Oddball Cinema brings you all of the weird, eclectic, and lesser-known films you probably never saw in theaters. Click on the event title for more info!

Thu, Jun 20, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Oddball Cinema brings you all of the weird, eclectic, and lesser-known films you probably never saw in theaters. Click on the event title for more info!

Fri, Jun 21, 10:30am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Dance along with us as Rhythmaya shares Indian culture through music, art, and movement. (All ages)

Sat, Jun 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Experience the joy of music in an exuberant concert with Ukulele Jon of The Unlikely Strummers, an award winning ukulele group from Rhode Island, and his daughter Melissa. All ages.

Wed, Jun 26, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Learn about backyard raptors (and see some in real life) with wildlife rehabilitators Secret Garden Birds and Bees. (All ages)

Wed, Jun 26, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Do you love to read romance novels? Want to talk about them with other romance book lovers? Join us on the last Wednesday of the month! Click on the event title for more details.Register

Thu, Jun 27, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join Jorge Banales as he gives instruction on the Yang Style 24 Movement Tai Chi form on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. Free and open to the public.

Fri, Jun 28, 10:30am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join Uncle Devin for an interactive musical experience that uses percussion instruments to cultivate children’s minds. (All ages)

Fri, Jun 28, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Special performer, Kemi provides a presence that invokes inspiration and learning through storytelling, movement, and dance. Suitable for all age groups.

Sat, Jun 29, 10:30am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Enjoy music, dance, drums, and stories highlighting West African culture! (All ages)

Wed, Jul 10, 11:00am - 11:45am
Mount Vernon Recreation Center
Join Grammy-winning children's musician Andrés for an interactive single musical performance in English and Spanish. This event will be hosted at the Mt. Vernon Rec Center! All ages.

Wed, Jul 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Mount Vernon Recreational Center
Join Grammy-winning children's musicians for an interactive musical performance in English and Spanish. (All ages)

Wed, Jul 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
In honor of African American Music Appreciation Month in June, lounge, socialize, or dance, dance, dance! With a curated playlist from Freegal. Suitable for all age groups.

Thu, Jul 11, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join Jorge Banales as he gives instruction on the Yang Style 24 Movement Tai Chi form on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. Free and open to the public.

Fri, Jul 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join Grammy-winning children's musicians for an interactive musical performance in English and Spanish. (All ages)

Wed, Jul 17, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Nannie J. Lee Recreation Center
Why do animals have fur, feathers, or scales? Meet live mammals, birds and reptiles and learn about their habitats and how they live. Presented by Squeals on Wheels. (All ages)

Wed, Jul 17, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Why do animals have fur, feathers, or scales? Meet live mammals, birds and reptiles and learn about their habitats and how they live. Presented by Squeals on Wheels. (All ages)

Fri, Jul 19, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Please join us for a free screening of this documentary. Click on the event title for more details.

Sun, Jul 21, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Oddball Cinema brings you all of the weird, eclectic, and lesser-known films you probably never saw in theaters. Click on the event title for more info!

Wed, Jul 24, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Meet a different live animal from every continent and learn about its unique behaviors and adaptations. Presented by Ferrets and Friends. (All ages)

Thu, Jul 25, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join Jorge Banales as he gives instruction on the Yang Style 24 Movement Tai Chi form on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. Free and open to the public.

Wed, Jul 31, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Meet different live reptiles and learn about their habitats and how they live. (All ages)

Thu, Aug 08, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
New venue Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join Jorge Banales as he gives instruction on the Yang Style 24 Movement Tai Chi form on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. Free and open to the public.

Fri, Aug 09, 2:30pm - 4:15pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Please join us for a free screening of this documentary. Click on the event title for more details.

Sat, Aug 10, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join Emily and her collection of unique musical instruments to hear your favorite books in a new way! All ages.

Sat, Aug 10, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join Emily and her collection of unique musical instruments to hear your favorite books in a new way! All ages.

Wed, Aug 14, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
In honor of African American Music Appreciation Month in June, lounge, socialize, or dance, dance, dance! With a curated playlist from Freegal. Suitable for all age groups.

Thu, Aug 15, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Oddball Cinema brings you all of the weird, eclectic, and lesser-known films you probably never saw in theaters. Click on the event title for more info!

Fri, Aug 16, 10:30am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Experience the folklore, myths, legends, and cultures of Central America and the Caribbean through dance.(All ages)

Sat, Aug 17, 10:30am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join fellow animal lovers for a Community Pet Show. Registration required for pet participants.

Sun, Aug 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Oddball Cinema brings you all of the weird, eclectic, and lesser-known films you probably never saw in theaters. Click on the event title for more info!

Thu, Aug 22, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
New venue Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join Jorge Banales as he gives instruction on the Yang Style 24 Movement Tai Chi form on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. Free and open to the public.

Thank you Washington Nationals for providing prizes for SummerQuest. 

SummerQuest Jr. is made possible through a generous grant from the James M. Duncan, Jr. Library Foundation, Inc. SummerQuest is made possible through support from the Alexandria Library Foundation, Inc., the Friends of Beatley Central Library, Friends of Barrett Library, Friends of Burke Library, Friends of Duncan Library and the Virginia Commission for the Arts. SummerQuest is also supported by a generous donation from the Brown-Sanchez family. Prizes provided by the Washington Nationals.

* This project is supported, in part, by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, which receives support from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

For reasonable accommodation for any of these programs, contact jgregorio@alexlibraryva.org or call 703.746.1701 or TTY 703.746.1790.

Last updated: April 2024