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Virtual Events & Videos

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

Virtual Events
Fri, Feb 26, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join Miss Amy and Miss Amanda each Friday morning for stories, songs and rhymes.Register

Fri, Feb 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join Ms. Suzanne on Fridays for a story, a craft and some silly songs. This week we will celebrate the sun and learn about artist Alma Woodsey Thomas. Ages 3 - 5.Register

Fri, Feb 26, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Join us for a talk by National Park Service Ranger Kenya Finley on how enslaved people on the Underground Railroad used their knowledge of astronomy to find their way to freedom. Register

Fri, Feb 26, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Scribble Book Club meets twice a month on Zoom. Ages 6-12.Register

Mon, Mar 01, 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, Mar 01, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Join us for a two-hour reading and writing poetry workshop with spoken word poet Matthew Dreitlein. Register

Tue, Mar 02, 10:00am - 10:30am
Hop through the month of March with Miss Venetta! Plenty of songs and stories to share all month long. Register

Tue, Mar 02, 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, Mar 02, 11:00am - 11:30am
Sing and play with your baby in this musical half hour of fun with Miss Venetta. Register

Tue, Mar 02, 11:00am - 11:30am
Practice your alphabet from A-Z.Register

Tue, Mar 02, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Learn what naturalization is, how to apply, what to expect at the interview, how to prepare, and more.Register

Tue, Mar 02, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join us for our second Upgraded and Grounded Resiliency series event. Helen Lee from Transportation and Environmental Services will explain the City's recycling and waste reduction programs.

Tue, Mar 02, 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Join us on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month to virtually meet up with an IT professional and interact with other coders to do a short group activity and learn computer science concepts.Register

Tue, Mar 02, 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, Mar 03, 10:00am - 11:00am
Did you know that the library has a new app? Join this session to see it in action and how to get it for yourself.Register

Wed, Mar 03, 10:30am - 11:45am
This conversation class is for all levels, but will cater particularly toward beginners. Intermediate students will be broken off into a separate group to read a current event and discuss.

Wed, Mar 03, 10:30am - 11:45am
This conversation class is for all levels, but will cater particularly toward beginners. Intermediate students will be broken off into a separate group to read a current event and discuss.

Wed, Mar 03, 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, Mar 03, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
This book club is for teens ages 12 and up. Register

Wed, Mar 03, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Celebrate Women's History month with us as we share informational picture books about amazing women and their achievements.Register

Wed, Mar 03, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Join Miss Kayla and Miss Katie each week for a fun half hour of bedtime stories! Register

Wed, Mar 03, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monthly Meditation, lead by our Friends at Yoga in Daily Life, is a free one-hour meditation class open to everyone.Register

Thu, Mar 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Jump through the month of March with Miss Katie as we rock out to new songs and stories. Register

Thu, Mar 04, 10:00am - 10:40am
Join Miss Lisa and "Ally Gator" for an interactive story hour for preschoolers and their siblings.Register

Thu, Mar 04, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join Miss Christian each week for stories and songs. Registration is required.Register

Thu, Mar 04, 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, Mar 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet social group! Register

Thu, Mar 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Learn key strategies for resolving conflict calmly with your family members and friends in this interactive webinar. Ages 16+. Registration required. Register

Thu, Mar 04, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join us for a virtual discussion of James Baldwin's "Sonny's Blues" and Philip Roth's "The Conversion of the Jews." Register

Thu, Mar 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us virtually as we compete with trivia, play mad libs, tell jokes and listen to stories.Register

Fri, Mar 05, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join Miss Amy and Miss Amanda each Friday morning for stories, songs and rhymes.Register

Fri, Mar 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join Ms. Suzanne on Fridays for a story, a craft and some silly songs. Ages 3 - 5.Register

Fri, Mar 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Did you know that you have access to no-cost 1-to-1 online tutoring, resume and cover letter review, and other learning resources through the Alexandria Library?Register

Sat, Mar 06, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Project Drawdown seeks to empower people to understand and embrace research-based, interdependent actions that address the climate crisis.

Sat, Mar 06, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Tour the Local History/Special Collections Branch! Learn about what resources are available for individuals interested in local history or genealogy.  Registration is required.Register

Mon, Mar 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Friends of Duncan Library's monthly board meeting will take place virtually this month using Zoom. Register

Mon, Mar 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join Let's Talk Books book discussion club to read and discuss "The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd.Register

Mon, Mar 08, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Please join us for a virtual discussion of Laurie Frankel's "This is How it Always is."

Mon, Mar 08, 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.

Tue, Mar 09, 10:00am - 10:30am
Hop through the month of March with Miss Venetta! Plenty of songs and stories to share all month long. Register

Tue, Mar 09, 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, Mar 09, 11:00am - 11:30am
Sing and play with your baby in this musical half hour of fun with Miss Venetta. Register

Tue, Mar 09, 11:00am - 11:30am
Practice your alphabet from A-Z.Register

Tue, Mar 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Make a patterned bracelet using the irrational mathematical constant of Pi (3.14). You can wear it on March 14, Pi Day, to show off your mathematical knowledge! Register

Tue, Mar 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Kristen McGill, a registered dietitian and in-store nutritionist with Giant Food, will present on tips for cooking with your kids! Register

Tue, Mar 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Tim States, financial advisor with CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union Financial Network, will lead with financial planning webinar.Register

Tue, Mar 09, 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, Mar 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for a book club with a beer. Register

Wed, Mar 10, 10:00am - 11:00am
It's time to file your taxes, do you know where to start? Register

Wed, Mar 10, 10:30am - 11:45am
This conversation class is for all levels, but will cater particularly toward beginners. Intermediate students will be broken off into a separate group to read a current event and discuss.

Wed, Mar 10, 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, Mar 10, 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, Mar 10, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Join Miss Kayla and Miss Katie each week for a fun half hour of bedtime stories! Register

Wed, Mar 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
A special presentation for Women's History Month. Register

Wed, Mar 10, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
NAMI-trained presenters bravely share their personal journeys toward recovery and wellness to increase understanding about mental health conditions and inspire hope.

Thu, Mar 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Jump through the month of March with Miss Katie as we rock out to new songs and stories. Register

Thu, Mar 11, 10:00am - 10:40am
Join Miss Lisa and "Ally Gator" for an interactive story hour for preschoolers and their siblings.Register

Thu, Mar 11, 11:00am - 11:30am
Celebrating the Walter Awards from We Need Diverse Books Register

Thu, Mar 11, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Join us for a discussion of Ellis Peters' first book in the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael series, an introduction to the murderous medieval world of Brother Cadfael. Register

Thu, Mar 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet social group! Register

Thu, Mar 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join author and syndicated columnist Eric Model as he explores the offbeat, oft overlooked and forgotten – people, places, and events in America. Register

Thu, Mar 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us virtually as we compete with trivia, play mad libs, tell jokes and listen to stories.Register

Fri, Mar 12, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join Miss Amy and Miss Amanda each Friday morning for stories, songs and rhymes.Register

Fri, Mar 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join Ms. Suzanne for a story, a craft and some silly songs. Ages 3 - 5.Register

Fri, Mar 12, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
This month we're reading "Under the Egg" by Laura Marx Fitzgerald. Join Theodora as she searches for treasure. Recommended for Grades 2-5. Register

Sat, Mar 13, 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 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.

• 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.

 

Last Updated:  December 2020