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Virtual Events & Videos

Join us online while the library is closed. Last updated: June 5, 2020


Virtual Events
Mon, Jul 06, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mr. Gabe is a singer and guitarist who performs original songs as well as familiar classics.Register

Mon, Jul 06, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English? Register

Mon, Jul 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Immerse yourself in magic this month. Every Monday in July join us for a different virtual task in our Witches and Wizards' Tournament. Recommended for Tweens and Teens! Register

Mon, Jul 06, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Do you hate to budget? Do you hate tracking every single expense every single day for every single account you have? Isn't there an easier way??? Yes, there is.Register

Tue, Jul 07, 10:00am - 10:45am
Learn about all of the library's digital resources! Register

Tue, Jul 07, 11:00am - 11:45am
Come to Miss Lisa's house for stories, songs and lots of interactive fun!Register

Tue, Jul 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Magician Chris Michael is sure to amaze you with his fun blend of magic and comedy! Best for ages 6-12.

Tue, Jul 07, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Share your projects, tips and ideas, and enjoy the company of other crafters while you do your craft of choice. Any portable handwork is encouraged.

Tue, Jul 07, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Join an IT professional on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month to do a short group activity, ask your coding questions, and share your coding progress. Ages 8-14. Registration required.Register

Wed, Jul 08, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join Oh, Susannah! for a fun family concert of familiar favorites and lively originals. All ages.

Wed, Jul 08, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Virtual Pajama Story Time
Join us for a collection of themed stories to enjoy in your favorite pajamas with your favorite librarians! Register

Wed, Jul 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Attention all handcrafters! Join us to share what you are working on, see what others are creating, and just chat while we craft together!

Thu, Jul 09, 10:00am - 10:45am
This class will introduce you to Overdrive & Libby, help you create an account, and get you started reading or listening.Register

Thu, Jul 09, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Attention all handcrafters! Join us to share what you are working on, see what others are creating, and just chat while we craft together!

Thu, Jul 09, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Join us for a virtual edition of our monthly Mystery Book Club to discuss "Down the River Unto the Sea" by Walter Mosley. Register

Thu, Jul 09, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
You get the best seat in the house (literally) to rock out with Rocknoceros! Musical fun for the whole family.Register

Thu, Jul 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet group! Register

Rescheduled
Thu, Jul 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
New date Monday, July 06, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Do you hate to budget? Do you hate tracking every single expense every single day for every single account you have? Isn't there an easier way??? Yes, there is.

Fri, Jul 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Groovy Nate creates fun and educational shows using exotic musical instruments, interactive movement, and puppet skits. Register

Sat, Jul 11, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Part two of a three-part series focused on understanding the financial services industry.Register

Sat, Jul 11, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Join Music of Asian America Research Center's Eric Hung and Nancy Yunhwa Rao for a program on Asian American entertainment during the Exclusion Era. Register

Sun, Jul 12, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Many people have started reading books on the subject of race in the United States. This club aims to unite individuals to discuss these works and the themes they contain. This club is for all people.Register

Mon, Jul 13, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English? Register

Mon, Jul 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Can you pass this divination class? Use your skills to uncover phrases, places and objects found throughout the wizarding world. Recommended for Tweens and Teens! Register

Mon, Jul 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Please join us online to discuss "The Age of Innocence" by Edith Wharton. Register

Mon, Jul 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Friends of Duncan Library's monthly board meeting will take place virtually this month using Zoom. Register

Mon, Jul 13, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Please join us for a virtual discussion of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize winning book "Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity" by Katherine Boo.

Tue, Jul 14, 10:00am - 10:45am
Did you know you have access to magazines and music with your library card? Join us to find out how to get started with these library services.Register

Tue, Jul 14, 11:00am - 11:45am
Come to Miss Lisa's house for stories, songs and lots of interactive fun!Register

Tue, Jul 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn the basics of Medicare coverage (Part A, B, C, D and Medigap) and choices. This presentation is given by Medicare counselors from the Division of Aging and Adult Services.  Register

Tue, Jul 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Local author Paul Dickson joins us virtually to discuss his new book, "The Rise of the G.I. Army, 1940-194: The Forgotten Story of How America Forged a Powerful Army Before Pearl Harbor"Register

Tue, Jul 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for a book club with beer. Contact kdow@alexlibraryva.org or 703-746-1751 for more information.Register

Wed, Jul 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hilarious magical fun with the DMV's favorite pre-school magician!

Wed, Jul 15, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Virtual Pajama Story Time
Join us for a collection of themed stories to enjoy in your favorite pajamas with your favorite librarians! Register

Wed, Jul 15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Duncan Book Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Register

Thu, Jul 16, 10:00am - 10:45am
Design presentations, social media graphics, and more with thousands of beautiful layouts.Register

Thu, Jul 16, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join Miss Christian each week to hear a new story and sing songs. Registration is required.Register

Thu, Jul 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
If you've ever had a question about sharks, you'll definitely want to join us for this special question and answer session with scientists from the National Aquarium. All ages. Registration required.

Thu, Jul 16, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
We are taking our monthly book club discussion online. Join us for a critical discussion of Frederick Douglass's Narrative, first published in 1845. Register

Thu, Jul 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet group! Register

Thu, Jul 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Open your eyes to all of the wonders hidden in the wetlands of Virginia as Rainbow Puppet Productions presents “The Wondrous Wetland Review.”Register

Thu, Jul 16, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for a virtual Knit Nite meet-up! Get help with your knitting projects or just chat with your friends and knitting volunteers. Ages 8-18. Registration requiredRegister

Sat, Jul 18, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Change up your summer table and up the nutritional content of each bite! Register

Sat, Jul 18, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Death Cafes are an opportunity to demystify the death experience. We offer an open, safe environment for discussing thoughts, feelings about all manner death and dying. Register


 

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ONLINE RESOURCES


• Checkout an eBook or eAudiobook from Overdrive/Libby. Just getting started? Use the eBook Guide.

Read a magazine using RBdigital, a free service that offers full digital copies of your favorite magazines to view on a computer or mobile device.

Search databases for articles and information for you or your students.

• Use Heritage Quest from home to work on that genealogy project you've been putting off.

• Expand your music collection by downloading music from Freegal. You can also stream up to 3 hours of music each day.

• Ask a librarian a question via email or request a Book Match if you need some suggestions on what to read.

• Learn a new language with Mango or Rocket Languages.

Take an online class to learn something new!

• You can build your resume and get career help with Career Transitions.

• Grow your Google skills with Grow with Google classes online.

• Use the Gardening and Horticulture database to get information for planting your garden.

• Cook up some new recipes from the AtoZ World Food database.

• Kids need something to do? Check out this list of free, online resources curated by our Youth Services Librarians.

• Trying to search for grants from home? You can access Candid’s Foundation Directory Online with this link.

• Have questions about any of the digital services? Email the Digital Services Librarian.