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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.  Last updated: September 11, 2020

Virtual Events
Mon, Nov 30, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English? Register

Mon, Nov 30, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
A selection of items from the LH/SC archival materials will be available to use as writing prompts for your novel. Engage with the materials and enjoy quiet time to write.Register

Mon, Nov 30, 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Girls Who Code is a virtual club that meets weekly to learn, experiment and create with coding.
This event is full

Mon, Nov 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Romance Book Club is back and going virtual!Register

Tue, Dec 01, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for your favorites stories and songs with Miss Venetta! Register

Tue, Dec 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
During this time of school closures, online learning and social distancing recommendations, access to premium research tools that provide access to information from reliable sources is important. Register

Tue, Dec 01, 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, Dec 01, 11:00am - 11:40am
Let's explore the Alphabet, 1 letter at a time with stories, music and more. Recommended for ages 2+Register

Tue, Dec 01, 11:00am - 11:30am
Tired of the same tummy time? Join Miss Venetta and virtually learn some new ways to play! Plenty of singing and moving and stories to share! Register

Tue, Dec 01, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Hip Hip Hurrah! It's virtual Pre-K! We've got some awesome crafts and stories to share! We'd love to have you join us! Make sure to register ahead to get the craft before story time starts! Register

Tue, Dec 01, 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!

Tue, Dec 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Dr. Jim Kinter, Director of the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA) at George Mason University, will explain our role and how climate change will be experienced in Virginia. Register

Tue, Dec 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 7:00pm. Register

Wed, Dec 02, 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!Register

Wed, Dec 02, 11:00am - 11:30am
Yoga+Great Picture Books= Storytime Fun!Register

Wed, Dec 02, 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, Dec 02, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Brr! Curl up in some cozy pajamas and join Miss Kayla on Wednesday nights for spectacular stories. Register

Thu, Dec 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
Toddle, waddle or roll over for Toddler Rock N' Read! Singing, dancing, moving and grooving to your favorite songs and brand new stories all live from your living room! Register

Thu, Dec 03, 10:30am - 11:30am
Please join us for a Senior Services of Alexandria Virtual Journaling Workshop.Register

Thu, Dec 03, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join Miss Christian each week for stories and songs. Registration is required.Register

Thu, Dec 03, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
The Afternoon Book Discussion Group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 1:30 PM. All are welcome! Register

Thu, Dec 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet group! Register

Thu, Dec 03, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join us for a virtual discussion two stories.Register

Thu, Dec 03, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us virtually as we compete with trivia, play mad libs, tell jokes and listen to stories.Register

Thu, Dec 03, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Are you facing the stresses of running out of money before you run out of month, living paycheck-to-paycheck? Does holiday spending cause you to lose sleep thinking about January bills? Register

Fri, Dec 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join Miss Amy each Friday morning for stories, songs and rhymes. Register

Fri, Dec 04, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join Ms. Suzanne on Fridays for a story, a craft and some silly songs. Ages 3 - 5.Register

Sat, Dec 05, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Learn about what is available and what resources are available for researching the traditions of prior generations at the Local History and Special Collections Branch.Register

Sat, Dec 05, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Inspiring recipes for the holidays and more!Register

Sat, Dec 05, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Would you like to hear a book before anyone else? Then here is your chance!Register

Sat, Dec 05, 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

Sun, Dec 06, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ready your ingredients and get ready to bake along at home! Learn how to make a delicious and festive cookie to give as gifts to loved ones, or to enjoy yourself!Register

Mon, Dec 07, 11:00am - 11:20am
American Sign Language (ASL) is a way to communicate without speaking. We’ll be training a computer to read sign language with our own images of ASL letters. Recommended for grades 6-12.

Mon, Dec 07, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English? Register

Mon, Dec 07, 4:30pm - 4:50pm
American Sign Language (ASL) is a way to communicate without speaking. We’ll be training a computer to read sign language with our own images of ASL letters. Recommended for grades 6-12.

Rescheduled
Mon, Dec 07, 6:45pm - 8:45pm
New date Monday, December 07, 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Girls Who Code is a virtual club that meets weekly to learn, experiment and create with coding.

Mon, Dec 07, 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Girls Who Code is a virtual club that meets weekly to learn, experiment and create with coding.
This event is full

Tue, Dec 08, 10:00am - 11:00am
December is National Learn A Language Month. Did you know you can learn a language with library resources for free? Join us as we discuss the many ways the library can help you learn something new. Register

Tue, Dec 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for your favorites stories and songs with Miss Venetta! Register

Tue, Dec 08, 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, Dec 08, 11:00am - 11:40am
Let's explore the Alphabet, 1 letter at a time with stories, music and more. Recommended for ages 2+Register

Tue, Dec 08, 11:00am - 11:20am
Everyone’s invited to a digital dance off as we code characters to do your favorite dance moves in Dance Party! Recommended for grades K-5.

Tue, Dec 08, 11:00am - 11:30am
Tired of the same tummy time? Join Miss Venetta and virtually learn some new ways to play! Plenty of singing and moving and stories to share! Register

Tue, Dec 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
'Tis the season to be crafty!Register

Tue, Dec 08, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Hip Hip Hurrah! It's virtual Pre-K! We've got some awesome crafts and stories to share! We'd love to have you join us! Make sure to register ahead to get the craft before story time starts! Register

Tue, Dec 08, 4:30pm - 4:50pm
Everyone’s invited to a digital dance off as we code characters to do your favorite dance moves in Dance Party! Recommended for grades K-5.

Tue, Dec 08, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Keep your money safe by being aware of the most common scams taking place this time of year.Register

Tue, Dec 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!

Tue, Dec 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Kristen McGill, a registered dietitian and in-store nutritionist with Giant Food, will present on strategies to make the most of your holiday food indulgences.Register

Wed, Dec 09, 11:00am - 11:30am
Yoga+Great Picture Books= Storytime Fun!Register

Wed, Dec 09, 11:00am - 11:20am
A virus has infected Monster Town! We’ll code an outbreak simulator and make predictions about what will happen to the neighbors of Monster Town. Recommended for grades 4-12.

Wed, Dec 09, 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, Dec 09, 4:30pm - 4:50pm
A virus has infected Monster Town! We’ll code an outbreak simulator and make predictions about what will happen to the neighbors of Monster Town. Recommended for grades 4-12.

Wed, Dec 09, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Brr! Curl up in some cozy pajamas and join Miss Kayla on Wednesday nights for spectacular stories. Register

Thu, Dec 10, 10:00am - 10:30am
Toddle, waddle or roll over for Toddler Rock N' Read! Singing, dancing, moving and grooving to your favorite songs and brand new stories all live from your living room! Register

Thu, Dec 10, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join Miss Christian each week for stories and songs. Registration is required.Register

Thu, Dec 10, 11:00am - 11:20am
Want to help your community? Learn the basics of designing a simple app in AppLab that you can immediately share with others. Recommended for grades 6-12.

Thu, Dec 10, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Join us for a virtual edition of our monthly Mystery Book Club. Register

Thu, Dec 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet group! Register

Thu, Dec 10, 4:30pm - 4:50pm
Want to help your community? Learn the basics of designing a simple app in AppLab that you can immediately share with others. Recommended for grades 6-12.

Thu, Dec 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
This is your 2nd chance to hear a book before anyone else! Register

Thu, Dec 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us virtually as we compete with trivia, play mad libs, tell jokes and listen to stories.Register

Fri, Dec 11, All day
A monthly program that features a story, craft, games, trivia, and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life was like in Rebecca Rubin's™ era this December!

Fri, Dec 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join Miss Amy each Friday morning for stories, songs and rhymes. Register

Fri, Dec 11, 11:00am - 11:20am
Let’s dig into the world of Minecraft to help the Agent activate switches, place blocks, and clear obstacles to pick up items for the journey! Recommended for grades 3-7.

Fri, Dec 11, 4:30pm - 4:50pm
Let’s dig into the world of Minecraft to help the Agent activate switches, place blocks, and clear obstacles to pick up items for the journey! Recommended for grades 3-7.


 

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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.