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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
Sun, Sep 20, All day
A monthly program that features a story, a craft and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life in Alexandria was like in Maryellen's™ era this September!

Sun, Sep 20, 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, Sep 21, All day
Celebrate Banned Books Week by recreating a scene from your favorite banned or challenged children’s or YA book, using marshmallow Peeps and other craft supplies! Ages 5-18. Registration required.Register

Mon, Sep 21, All day
A monthly program that features a story, a craft and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life in Alexandria was like in Maryellen's™ era this September!

Mon, Sep 21, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English? Register

Mon, Sep 21, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Join the US Black Chambers, Inc. and Grow with Google to learn how customers can find your business online. Register

Mon, Sep 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us for the Library Board Meeting, virtually.Register

Mon, Sep 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
One of the first African-American Mount Vernon Research Fellows speaks to her experience and research at Mount Vernon Library. Register

Mon, Sep 21, 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Girls Who Code is a virtual club that meets weekly to learn, experiment and create with coding.

Tue, Sep 22, All day
Celebrate Banned Books Week by recreating a scene from your favorite banned or challenged children’s or YA book, using marshmallow Peeps and other craft supplies! Ages 5-18. Registration required.Register

Tue, Sep 22, All day
A monthly program that features a story, a craft and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life in Alexandria was like in Maryellen's™ era this September!

Tue, Sep 22, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us on Tuesdays at 10 AM for virtual Stories and Songs!Register

Tue, Sep 22, 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, Sep 22, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join Miss Venetta for Virtual Baby Time now on Tuesdays at 11AM! Register

Tue, Sep 22, 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, Sep 22, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Join Miss Katie on Zoom for two stories and a craft every Tuesday at 4 PM. Register

Tue, Sep 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join your friends for virtual versions of different popular tabletop games. Ages 8-14. Registration required.Register

Tue, Sep 22, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
National History Day projects are starting! What's your topic? Have you decided yet? Register

Rescheduled
Tue, Sep 22, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
New date Tuesday, October 20, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Learn about buying and selling homes from the process experts.  Valuable for first time buyers or previous home owners.

Tue, Sep 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Discover the impact of slavery on the drafting, ratification, and interpretation of the United States’ Constitution.Register

Tue, Sep 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Have you been following the news about the record low interest rates and the increased interest in home buying? Are you looking to buy a home yourself? Register

Tue, Sep 22, 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, Sep 23, All day
Celebrate Banned Books Week by recreating a scene from your favorite banned or challenged children’s or YA book, using marshmallow Peeps and other craft supplies! Ages 5-18. Registration required.Register

Wed, Sep 23, All day
A monthly program that features a story, a craft and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life in Alexandria was like in Maryellen's™ era this September!

Wed, Sep 23, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join Ms. Suzanne on Zoom to sing songs and listen to a story about what we can see from our windows. Designed for ages 2 to 4, but anyone can join!Register

Wed, Sep 23, 11:00am - 11:30am
Yoga+Great Picture Books= Storytime Fun!Register

Wed, Sep 23, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Middle School Book club is for ages 10+ . We will meet virtually once a week to discuss the assigned book. Register

Wed, Sep 23, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Children’s books can help us open conversations with our kids about challenging topics. Join us during this five-week series as we explore different social justice issues. Registration required.Register

Wed, Sep 23, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Join us for a conversation with Lance Collins, Vice President and Executive Director of the new Innovation Campus for Virginia Tech.Register

Wed, Sep 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
An unlikely band of information hunters—librarians, archivists, and scholars—came together during World War II, their war effort centered on collecting books and documents.Register

Wed, Sep 23, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Join us for a collection of themed stories to enjoy in your favorite pajamas with your favorite librarians!Register

Wed, Sep 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
To celebrate Constitution Week, author David O. Stewart talks with us about his book "The Summer of 1787 : The Men Who Invented the Constitution."Register

Thu, Sep 24, All day
Celebrate Banned Books Week by recreating a scene from your favorite banned or challenged children’s or YA book, using marshmallow Peeps and other craft supplies! Ages 5-18. Registration required.Register

Thu, Sep 24, All day
A monthly program that features a story, a craft and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life in Alexandria was like in Maryellen's™ era this September!

Thu, Sep 24, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join Miss Katie virtually on Zoom at 10 AM on Thursday mornings for a rocking half hour of toddler time! Please register at least a half hour in advance! Register

Thu, Sep 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
Feeling overwhelmed by the sheer amount of online accounts you have? Learn about digital minimalism and how to declutter digital tools. Register

Thu, Sep 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
A special story time for our local preschools, but all families are welcome to join in. Books that we read count for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.Register

Canceled
Thu, Sep 24, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join Miss Christian each week for stories and songs. Registration is required. Miss Christian will greet each child by name, so please register using your child's name.

Thu, Sep 24, All day
Miss Christian and special guest Miss Patricia read stories and sing songs in both Spanish and English! Registration required. Ages 0-5.Register

Thu, Sep 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet group! Register

Thu, Sep 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for a death-themed virtual book club and discussion!Register

Thu, Sep 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us virtually as we compete with trivia, play mad libs, tell jokes and listen to stories. Come with ideas for other games we can play! Bring a craft to work on while we meet. Ages 8-18.Register

Fri, Sep 25, All day
A monthly program that features a story, a craft and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life in Alexandria was like in Maryellen's™ era this September!

Fri, Sep 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join Miss Amy and Miss Amanda each Friday morning for stories, songs and rhymes. Registration required. Register

Fri, Sep 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ms. Katie will read excerpts from several commonly-challenged young adult books for Banned Books Month. This read out will heavily feature titles concerning Equality, Social Justice, Race & Sexuality.Register

Sat, Sep 26, All day
Celebrate Banned Books Week by recreating a scene from your favorite banned or challenged children’s or YA book, using marshmallow Peeps and other craft supplies! Ages 5-18. Registration required.Register

Sat, Sep 26, All day
A monthly program that features a story, a craft and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life in Alexandria was like in Maryellen's™ era this September!

Sat, Sep 26, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Learn a few tricks to brighten your fall table!Register

Sun, Sep 27, All day
A monthly program that features a story, a craft and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life in Alexandria was like in Maryellen's™ era this September!

Mon, Sep 28, All day
A monthly program that features a story, a craft and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life in Alexandria was like in Maryellen's™ era this September!

Mon, Sep 28, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English? Register

Mon, Sep 28, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Yoga in Daily Life joins us via Zoom for our Monthly meditation class. Grab your yoga mat, and get ready to relax! Register

Mon, Sep 28, 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Girls Who Code is a virtual club that meets weekly to learn, experiment and create with coding.

Tue, Sep 29, All day
A monthly program that features a story, a craft and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life in Alexandria was like in Maryellen's™ era this September!

Tue, Sep 29, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us on Tuesdays at 10 AM for virtual Stories and Songs!Register

Tue, Sep 29, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join Miss Venetta for Virtual Baby Time now on Tuesdays at 11AM! Register

Tue, Sep 29, 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, Sep 29, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Join Miss Katie on Zoom for two stories and a craft every Tuesday at 4 PM. Register

Tue, Sep 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Celebrate Banned Book Week by testing your knowledge of books that were banned or censored with a game of trivia. Ages 8-14. Registration is required.Register

Tue, Sep 29, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
We will offer information about local services for people who are new to the community.

Tue, Sep 29, 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, Sep 29, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for a conversation with Dr. Shireen Lewis, the founder of EduSeed’s SisterMentors program, and some of the women and girls who have participated in this transformative program. Register

Wed, Sep 30, All day
A monthly program that features a story, a craft and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life in Alexandria was like in Maryellen's™ era this September!

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

Wed, Sep 30, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
We will offer information about local services for people who are new to the community.

Wed, Sep 30, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Middle School Book club is for ages 10+ . We will meet virtually once a week to discuss the assigned book. Register

Wed, Sep 30, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Children’s books can help us open conversations with our kids about challenging topics. Join us during this five-week series as we explore different social justice issues. Registration required.Register

Wed, Sep 30, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Join us for a collection of themed stories to enjoy in your favorite pajamas with your favorite librarians!Register

Wed, Sep 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Dr. Douglas Reed joins us to talk about his book, "Building the federal schoolhouse : Localism and the American Education State."Register

Thu, Oct 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
On October 6, 2020 the Alexandria Library’s RB Digital eBooks and eAudiobooks will be transferred over to Overdrive & Libby. Register

Thu, Oct 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
A special story time for our local preschools, but all families are welcome to join in. Books that we read count for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.Register

Thu, Oct 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet group! Register

Thu, Oct 01, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Alexandria Library is hosting a Virtual Banned Books Read-Out on Zoom!

Thu, Oct 01, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join us for a virtual discussion of the following two stories: "Babylon Revisited" by F. Scott Fitzgerald and "Spiderweb" by Mariana Enriquez.Register

Fri, Oct 02, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cesar Carbajal, a third-generation popotillo artisan, will discuss and demonstrate the Mexican straw painting tradition. Register

Mon, Oct 05, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English? Register

Mon, Oct 05, 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Girls Who Code is a virtual club that meets weekly to learn, experiment and create with coding.

Mon, Oct 05, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Please join us for a virtual discussion of "Sabrina and Corina" by Kali Fajardo-Anstine. 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.