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Virtual Events & Videos

While the library is in phase three of the reopening plan, all of our events and programs will still be online. 

Virtual Events
Thu, May 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join Miss Lisa and "Ally Gator" for an interactive story hour for preschoolers and their siblings.Register

Thu, May 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Fly into virtual Toddler Rock N' Read with Miss Katie all month long! Register

Thu, May 13, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Swim on over to our YouTube Channel for a tutorial and story time to make your very own fish. Pick up your craft kit from Duncan Curbside or at Duncan on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays!

Thu, May 13, 11:00am - 11:30am
Streaming Storytime with Miss Christian celebrates Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Register

Thu, May 13, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Join us for a virtual discussion of S J Rozan's "Shanghai Moon," a Lydia Chin & Bill Smith novel. Register

Thu, May 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join Carefull Knitting online to socialize and share projects while we knit and crochet. Register

Thu, May 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Learn how to recognize and avoid deceptive practices. Register

Thu, May 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us virtually as we compete with trivia, play mad libs, tell jokes, write and listen to stories. Ages 8-18.Register

Fri, May 14, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join Miss Amy and Miss Amanda each Friday morning for stories, songs and rhymes.Register

Fri, May 14, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Please join us for a virtual talk with the winner of the 2017 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for his debut story collection "Insurrections". Register

Fri, May 14, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
In honor of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, join Mia Tang on her quest save her motel, help her parents, and tackle the challenges of 5th grade. Register

Sat, May 15, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Swim on over to our YouTube Channel for a tutorial and story time to make your very own fish. Pick up your craft kit from Duncan Curbside or at Duncan on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays!

Rescheduled
Sat, May 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
New date Saturday, May 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Learn about online collections from museums, archives, and libraries around the world.

Sat, May 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sign up for a free SAT or ACT practice test with the Princeton Review!

Sat, May 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join Dick Chait as he discusses the historic importance of the Union Street Rail Spur to the economy of Alexandria. Register

Sat, May 15, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Join an online cooking class straight to your own kitchen! Register

Mon, May 17, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English? Register

Mon, May 17, 2:15pm - 3:00pm
This class will cover research fundamentals on Thomson Reuters Westlaw.

Mon, May 17, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Girls Who Code is a virtual club that meets weekly to learn, experiment and create with coding. Some coding and circuitry experience suggested.

Mon, May 17, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join us for a night of storytelling for adults and seniors. Register

Mon, May 17, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join us for a reading and author talk with Maryland Poet Laureate Grace Cavalieri, one of America’s most beloved and influential woman of letters.Register

Mon, May 17, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join the discussion by authors from the local Sisters in Crime chapter on the art of short story writing. Register

Tue, May 18, All day
Looking for ways to interact with your little one? Join Miss Lisa for songs, games, movement, yoga and a "book of the week."  A weekly program for ages 0-24 months.

Tue, May 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join virtually Miss Venetta for fantastic story telling, singing and play! One registration is good all month long! Register

Tue, May 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join Ms. Eli from her home for this virtual Spanish-English storytime. Sing songs and she'll read a book or two. Intended for ages 2 to 4, but all children and families are welcome to join in! Register

Tue, May 18, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Swim on over to our YouTube Channel for a tutorial and story time to make your very own fish. Pick up your craft kit from Duncan Curbside or at Duncan on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays!

Tue, May 18, 11:00am - 11:40am
Join Miss Lisa and explore our non-fiction collection with songs, stories, games and more  in a program for ages 2+.Register

Tue, May 18, 11:00am - 11:30am
Scoot on over to virtual Baby Time with Miss Venetta. Enjoy a half hour of fingerplay, singing, and play with your baby. Register

Tue, May 18, 11:15am - 12:00pm
This class is designed help researchers refine search construction while also instructing on Westlaw tools and resources to assist in completing a research project.

Tue, May 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Author Richard Webb gives a talk on his book, "Boats Against the Current: The Honeymoon Summer of Scott and Zelda."Register

Tue, May 18, 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Join us on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 7:00pm-8:15pm.Register

Tue, May 18, 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!

Wed, May 19, 10:00am - 11:00am
In this session we will learn how science builds a body of knowledge and how this process is or isn’t reflected in the media. Register

Wed, May 19, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Lee-Fendell House
A fun way to spend a beautiful spring day is to visit one of Alexandria Library's StoryWalks.

Canceled
Wed, May 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join Ms. Suzanne on Zoom to sing songs and listen to a story about things we can see outside. Designed for ages 1 to 3, but anyone can join!

Wed, May 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
This is a place to practice speaking, listening and reading English. No formal lesson but sometimes meetings will focus on a particular subject and vocabulary.

Wed, May 19, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Teens, join us this month to discuss "Skyward" by Brandon Sanderson.Register

Wed, May 19, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Join Miss Amy for stories, songs, rhymes, and other fun activities! This program is geared toward ages 3-5, but children of all ages are welcome to participate. Register

Wed, May 19, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Cozy up with your favorite stuffed animal for a collection of bed time stories each Wednesday night. Register

Wed, May 19, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Learn about the plants and animals that call Northern Virginia home.Register

Wed, May 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Duncan Book Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month. This month we will be reading a special selection for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! Register

Thu, May 20, All day
Miss Katie will lead a virtual tutorial for making Koinobori, colorful carp-shaped wind socks, that are hung for decoration. We’ll learn about the symbolism of the koinobori.

Thu, May 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join Miss Lisa and "Ally Gator" for an interactive story hour for preschoolers and their siblings.Register

Thu, May 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Fly into virtual Toddler Rock N' Read with Miss Katie all month long! Register

Thu, May 20, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Swim on over to our YouTube Channel for a tutorial and story time to make your very own fish. Pick up your craft kit from Duncan Curbside or at Duncan on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays!

Thu, May 20, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join Miss Christian each week for stories and songs. Ages 0-5.Register

Thu, May 20, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Join us for a virtual discussion of Deepa Anappara's novel based on real incidents of disappearances in the slums of India. Register

Thu, May 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us as we discover how architects, builders and designers draw views of a building in order to build a new building or restore an existing one. For ages 8-12.Register

Thu, May 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join Carefull Knitting online to socialize and share projects while we knit and crochet. Register

Thu, May 20, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join us for a virtual meeting the third Thursday of each month! Register

Thu, May 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us virtually as we compete with trivia, play mad libs, tell jokes, write and listen to stories. Ages 8-18.Register

Thu, May 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Asians and Pacific Islanders fought during the Civil War. Understanding their experiences is essential to understanding the scope of a conflict that defined the country for decades to come. Register

Fri, May 21, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hear from Mr. Alexander Castillo from the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired, who will detail the services available, how to receive them, and any changes taking place due to COVID.Register

Sat, May 22, All day
A monthly program that features a story, craft, games, and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life was like in Josefina Montoya's™ era this May!

Sat, May 22, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Swim on over to our YouTube Channel for a tutorial and story time to make your very own fish. Pick up your craft kit from Duncan Curbside or at Duncan on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays!

Mon, May 24, All day
A monthly program that features a story, craft, games, and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life was like in Josefina Montoya's™ era this May!

Mon, May 24, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English? Register

Mon, May 24, 2:15pm - 3:00pm
This class will cover research fundamentals on Thomson Reuters Westlaw.

Mon, May 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Do you love to read romance novels? Want to talk about them with other romance book lovers? Join us! Register

Mon, May 24, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Girls Who Code is a virtual club that meets weekly to learn, experiment and create with coding. Some coding and circuitry experience suggested.

Mon, May 24, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Mallory Mortillaro will share the story of how a simple art cataloging project evolved into a search for a mysterious piece’s provenance, and became one of the biggest art finds in recent history. Register

Tue, May 25, All day
A monthly program that features a story, craft, games, and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life was like in Josefina Montoya's™ era this May!

Tue, May 25, All day
Looking for ways to interact with your little one? Join Miss Lisa for songs, games, movement, yoga and a "book of the week."  A weekly program for ages 0-24 months.

Tue, May 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join virtually Miss Venetta for fantastic story telling, singing and play! One registration is good all month long! Register

Tue, May 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join Ms. Eli from her home for this virtual Spanish-English storytime. Sing songs and she'll read a book or two. Intended for ages 2 to 4, but all children and families are welcome to join in! Register

Tue, May 25, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Swim on over to our YouTube Channel for a tutorial and story time to make your very own fish. Pick up your craft kit from Duncan Curbside or at Duncan on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays!

Tue, May 25, 11:00am - 11:40am
Join Miss Lisa and explore our non-fiction collection with songs, stories, games and more  in a program for ages 2+.Register

Tue, May 25, 11:00am - 11:30am
Scoot on over to virtual Baby Time with Miss Venetta. Enjoy a half hour of fingerplay, singing, and play with your baby. Register

Tue, May 25, 11:15am - 12:00pm
This class is designed help researchers refine search construction while also instructing on Westlaw tools and resources to assist in completing a research project.

Tue, May 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join Miss Amanda during Asian/Pacific Heritage Month as she guides you through painting a picture of a cherry blossom tree and shares more about its significance. 

Tue, May 25, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Learn about buying homes from the process experts. Valuable for first time buyers or previous home owners.Register

Tue, May 25, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Through music, learn the lesser-known stories about why Asians migrated to the U.S. and their experiences here. The topics discussed include naturalization laws, refugees, and transnational adoption.Register

Tue, May 25, 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!

Wed, May 26, All day
A monthly program that features a story, craft, games, and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life was like in Josefina Montoya's™ era this May!

Wed, May 26, 10:00am - 11:00am
In the previous sessions we learned how to spot misinformation, now we will evaluate our own consumption and sharing habits of media. Register

Wed, May 26, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Lee-Fendell House
A fun way to spend a beautiful spring day is to visit one of Alexandria Library's StoryWalks.

Canceled
Wed, May 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join Ms. Suzanne on Zoom to sing songs and listen to a story about things we can see outside. Designed for ages 1 to 3, but anyone can join!

Wed, May 26, 10:30am - 11:30am
This is a place to practice speaking, listening and reading English. No formal lesson but sometimes meetings will focus on a particular subject and vocabulary.

Wed, May 26, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Join Miss Amy for stories, songs, rhymes, and other fun activities! This program is geared toward ages 3-5, but children of all ages are welcome to participate. Register

Wed, May 26, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Cozy up with your favorite stuffed animal for a collection of bed time stories each Wednesday night. Register

Wed, May 26, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Eman Quotah will discuss her new book, "Bride of the Sea."Register

Wed, May 26, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Get answers to the questions small business owners face as their business starts to grow.Register

Thu, May 27, All day
A monthly program that features a story, craft, games, and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life was like in Josefina Montoya's™ era this May!

Thu, May 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join Miss Lisa and "Ally Gator" for an interactive story hour for preschoolers and their siblings.Register

Thu, May 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Fly into virtual Toddler Rock N' Read with Miss Katie all month long! Register

Thu, May 27, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Swim on over to our YouTube Channel for a tutorial and story time to make your very own fish. Pick up your craft kit from Duncan Curbside or at Duncan on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays!

Thu, May 27, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join Miss Christian each week for stories and songs. Ages 0-5.Register

Thu, May 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
How does a senior public servant wind up writing haikus about the city he loves? Please join us to find out more about his 41 stories in haiku form. Register

Thu, May 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join Carefull Knitting online to socialize and share projects while we knit and crochet. Register

Thu, May 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Local lawyer Bryan MacAvoy returns to answer your questions about wills, trusts, and estate plans. Register

Thu, May 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join Oddball Cinema and Alexandria Library for Social Distancing Cinema with "Meet the Patels." Watch the movie any time before the event & then join our Zoom discussion.Register

Thu, May 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us virtually as we compete with trivia, play mad libs, tell jokes, write and listen to stories. Ages 8-18.Register

Fri, May 28, All day
A monthly program that features a story, craft, games, and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life was like in Josefina Montoya's™ era this May!

Fri, May 28, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join Miss Amy and Miss Amanda each Friday morning for stories, songs and rhymes.Register

Fri, May 28, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
In honor of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, join Mia Tang on her quest save her motel, help her parents, and tackle the challenges of 5th grade. 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 Overdrive, 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 Peterson's Career Prep.

• 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.

Download the Library's mobile app to stay up-to-date with us.

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

 

Last Updated:  April 2021