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TEENS

Mon, Sep 16, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Free English classes for beginners in speaking, reading, and writing English. Text materials will be provided in class. Children can accompany their parents in the classroom.

Mon, Sep 16, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
In celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Alexandria Library Sit-In, the first known sit-in of the civil rights era, the library will screen films that celebrate black history and civil rights.

Tue, Sep 17, 4:00pm - 8:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and more will be available for sale. This preview is for members only.

Tue, Sep 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Hang out and play games with friends. Every program features a different type of game. Play a favorite or learn something new! Ages 8-14.

Tue, Sep 17, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Join us as we clean out our craft closet!

Tue, Sep 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Learn what has been discovered in the Caribbean and Latin America through DNA testing.

Wed, Sep 18, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
If you’ve never tried reading an eBook before, today is the perfect time to try one out!

Wed, Sep 18, 10:00am - 8:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and more will be available for sale. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Beatley Central Library.

Thu, Sep 19, 10:00am - 8:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and more will be available for sale. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Beatley Central Library.

Thu, Sep 19, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Learn easy sewing techniques to sew on a button, re-stitch a hem and other small repairs to save your favorite clothes.

Thu, Sep 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
An introduction to simple hand and machine sewing! Possible projects include a felt monster bag, fabric bags, scarves or tea towels. Ages 10-16.

Fri, Sep 20, 10:00am - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and more will be available for sale. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Beatley Central Library.

Fri, Sep 20, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Free English classes for beginners in speaking, reading, and writing English. Text materials will be provided in class. Children can accompany their parents in the classroom.

Fri, Sep 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Want to practice your Spanish? Join us for an hour of informal conversation with fellow learners. Questions? Call 703.746.1751 or email acastillo@alexlibraryva.org.

Fri, Sep 20, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Kingstowne Farmers Market - Kingstowne Farmers Market
Join us at our pop-up library event to learn more about our programs, events, and services.

Sat, Sep 21, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and more will be available for sale. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Beatley Central Library.

Sat, Sep 21, 10:00am - 2:30pm
King Street - Washington to the Potomac - King Street - Washington St. to the Potomac
Join us at our pop-up library event to learn more about our programs, events, and services.

Sat, Sep 21, 10:30am - 2:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
About to take the SAT? Come take a practice exam to see what it’s like! Ages 13-18.Register

Sat, Sep 21, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Interested in playing chess or learning about the game? Join us every Saturday in the Children's Area. All skill levels are welcome. All ages, children under 8 age must be accompanied by their adult.

Sun, Sep 22, 8:00am - 1:00pm
West End Farmers Market - West End Farmers Market
Join us at our pop-up library event to learn more about our programs, events, and services.

Sun, Sep 22, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Four Mile Run Farmers and Artisans Market - Four Mile Run Farmers and Artisans Market
Join us at our pop-up library event to learn more about our programs, events, and services.

Sun, Sep 22, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and more will be available for sale. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Beatley Central Library.

Mon, Sep 23, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Free English classes for beginners in speaking, reading, and writing English. Text materials will be provided in class. Children can accompany their parents in the classroom.

Mon, Sep 23, 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
The six-part PBS series explores the 500-year plus history of Latinx Americans.

Tue, Sep 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Celebrate the freedom to read by joining us for a discussion of Harper Lee’s classic novel “To Kill A Mockingbird" followed by the film during Banned Books Week.

Tue, Sep 24, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Celebrate Banned Books Weeks by joining us for a screening of Harper Lee's classic novel "To Kill A Mockingbird". The 1962 film stars Gregory Peck.

Tue, Sep 24, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
T. C. Williams High School - T. C. Williams High School
Join us at our pop-up library event to learn more about our programs, events, and services.

Tue, Sep 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join Miss Amanda in guided art and craft projects. Explore different mediums and styles. No previous experience needed. Come and unleash your creative side! Ages 8-14.

Wed, Sep 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Get an introduction to online banking, doing your taxes online, PayPal, Venmo, contact-less payments and free budgeting apps.

Wed, Sep 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Come practice your English language skills with others in friendly conversations. Free and open to the public. No registration is required; drop-in when you can.

Thu, Sep 26, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
In an astronomy presentation suitable for all ages, NOVAC member Cal Powell will introduce the constellations that are in the evening sky during the Fall Season.

Thu, Sep 26, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
An introduction to simple hand and machine sewing! Possible projects include a felt monster bag, fabric bags, scarves or tea towels. Ages 10-16.

 

NEW EBOOKS

 

Untalented

Tupelo Honey

Rosehead

 

Checkout Limit: 10   Checkout Period: 7-21 days

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MOVIES

 

Morris from America

Sami Blood

A Brilliant Young Mind

 

Play Credits: 4 per month Checkout Period: 72 hours per play credit

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DIGITAL MAGAZINES

 

Bicycling

ESPN The Magazine

PC Gamer

 

Checkout Limit: none    Checkout Period: 1-21 days

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MUSIC

 

The Head Nod

The Dog Days of Summer

 1st and 10: A Football Playlist

 

Download Limit: 5 per week  Streaming Limit: 3 hours per day

Freegal Website Apple Android Tutorials Help

 

HOMEWORK HELP

A TO Z WORLD FOOD 
A comprehensive food database that contains traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world.

A TO Z WORLD TRAVEL 
A comprehensive travel resource with information about food, culture, language, and more.

BIOGRAPHY IN CONTEXT 
Biographical essays on the world's most influential people.

BRITANNICA ONLINE LIBRARY EDITION 
An online resource with easy to use and easy to find trusted information.

EBSCO MASTERFILE COMPLETE  
Full-text magazines, reference books and primary source documents.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS RESOURCE CENTER 
Access to carefully compiled medical reference materials.

HIGH SCHOOL EDITION 
Information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports, and more.

INFOTRAC NEWSSTAND 
Access to full-text newspapers and allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section, or other fields.

NOVELIST  
Reading recommendations for fiction and non-fiction.

PROQUEST RESEARCH COMPANION 
Helps to teach more effective ways to find, evaluate, and use information.

TODAY’S SCIENCE 
Includes tips for writing research papers and a guide to putting together a science fair project.

 

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