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WINTER READING PROGRAM 2021

The Washington Wizards, in partnership with the Alexandria Library, are hosting a Winter Reading Challenge dedicated to early readers, kids, and teens. The challenge is designed to build positive reading culture and improve literacy for the youth. Readers can earn prizes by completing activity challenges based on four main badges: Reading, Fitness Fun, Virtual Programs, and Connect & Share.

The reading challenge will run virtually on Beanstack, a reading application that makes it easy for participates to register, track their reading and earn virtual badges for completion. Readers who complete the challenge will be entered into a raffle to win a variety of prizes such as a Wizards jersey, a Jr. Wizards Camp voucher, a Wizards bobblehead and so much more!

The Wizards Winter Reading Challenge will run from January 1 – March 31, 2021 and registration opens Monday, December 21, 2020. The challenge is free and open to all youth in the DMV area.  Prizes will be distributed in April.

Sign up online staring December 21, 2020 through Beanstack .

 

Virtual Events
Tue, Apr 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Spend Tuesday Morning with us! Join us virtually for your favorite songs and stories to share with Miss Venetta! Register

Tue, Apr 13, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
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, Apr 13, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join us for baby time before your mid-morning nap for singing, fingerplay and books with Miss Venetta! Register

Tue, Apr 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Learn how to make unique and personalized pieces of jewelry with paper beads.Register

Wed, Apr 14, All day
Virtual
Looking for ways to interact with your little one? Join Miss Lisa for songs, games, movement, yoga and a "book of the week."   A new episode premiers each week on YouTube. Ages 0-24 months.

Wed, Apr 14, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
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, Apr 14, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
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, Apr 14, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Join Miss Kayla and Miss Katie for a collection of fantastic bed time stories. A perfect program to add to your evening routine. Register

Wed, Apr 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join facilitators from Extinction Rebellion Youth DC for a 1-hour training covering how to respond to the climate emergency through organized actions based on XRYouth principles.

Thu, Apr 15, 10:00am - 10:40am
Virtual
Join Miss Lisa and "Ally Gator" for an interactive story hour for preschoolers and their siblings.Register

Thu, Apr 15, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Hello April how are you? I'm happy to share toddler story time with you! Join us virtually each Thursday morning at 10AM. Register

Thu, Apr 15, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Christian each week for stories and songs. Ages 0-5.Register

Thu, Apr 15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join us virtually as we compete with trivia, play mad libs, tell jokes, write and listen to stories. Ages 8-18.Register

Fri, Apr 16, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Amy and Miss Amanda each Friday morning for stories, songs and rhymes.Register

Fri, Apr 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Join Ms. Suzanne for a story, a craft and some silly songs. Ages 3 - 5.Register

Sat, Apr 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
All Alexandria Reads is hailing teen library lovers! Build your own library of bookish treats. First we'll make dessert books and then you can recreate the covers of your most beloved.

Mon, Apr 19, All day
Virtual
Teens! Post a nature photo to Instagram using the hashtag #ALNature_Photos. Weekly, one photo will be shared on Alexandria Library's Instagram and Teens webpage. Contest runs through April 24.

Mon, Apr 19, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Start the week off on the right (or left) foot with a Virtual Toddler Dance Party! Register

Mon, Apr 19, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Pick Up - Pick Up
Make an accordion book to fill with your own stories, photos or artwork (ages 6-12). Pick up supplies and instructions at the Beatley Central Library.

Mon, Apr 19, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Virtual
Girls Who Code is a virtual club that meets weekly to learn, experiment and create with coding. Some coding and circuitry experience suggested.
This event is full

Tue, Apr 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Spend Tuesday Morning with us! Join us virtually for your favorite songs and stories to share with Miss Venetta! Register

Tue, Apr 20, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
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, Apr 20, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join us for baby time before your mid-morning nap for singing, fingerplay and books with Miss Venetta! Register

Tue, Apr 20, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Pick Up - Pick Up
Make an accordion book to fill with your own stories, photos or artwork (ages 6-12). Pick up supplies and instructions at the Beatley Central Library.

Tue, Apr 20, 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Virtual
Join us on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 7:00pm-8:15pm. Register

Wed, Apr 21, All day
Virtual
Looking for ways to interact with your little one? Join Miss Lisa for songs, games, movement, yoga and a "book of the week."   A new episode premiers each week on YouTube. Ages 0-24 months.

Wed, Apr 21, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
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, Apr 21, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Pick Up - Pick Up
Make an accordion book to fill with your own stories, photos or artwork (ages 6-12). Pick up supplies and instructions at the Beatley Central Library.

Wed, Apr 21, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
In honor of All Alexandria Reads we will be reading "Suggested Reading" by Dave Connis.Register

Wed, Apr 21, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
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, Apr 21, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Join Miss Kayla and Miss Katie for a collection of fantastic bed time stories. A perfect program to add to your evening routine. Register

Thu, Apr 22, 10:00am - 10:40am
Virtual
Join Miss Lisa and "Ally Gator" for an interactive story hour for preschoolers and their siblings.Register

Thu, Apr 22, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Hello April how are you? I'm happy to share toddler story time with you! Join us virtually each Thursday morning at 10AM. Register

Thu, Apr 22, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Let's show our love for our home the earth on this year's Earth Day! Ages 0-5.Register

Thu, Apr 22, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Pick Up - Pick Up
Make an accordion book to fill with your own stories, photos or artwork (ages 6-12). Pick up supplies and instructions at the Beatley Central Library.

Thu, Apr 22, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Virtual -
Join Talewise for a spectacular Earth Day celebration! Please register at least 15 minutes before the program so that we can send you the link to join us right before the show starts!

Thu, Apr 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join us virtually as we compete with trivia, play mad libs, tell jokes, write and listen to stories. Ages 8-18.Register

Fri, Apr 23, All day
Virtual
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 Marie-Grace and Cecile's™ era this April!

Fri, Apr 23, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Amy and Miss Amanda each Friday morning for stories, songs and rhymes.Register

Fri, Apr 23, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Join Ms. Suzanne for a story, a craft and some silly songs. Ages 3 - 5.Register

Fri, Apr 23, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Pick Up - Pick Up
Make an accordion book to fill with your own stories, photos or artwork (ages 6-12). Pick up supplies and instructions at the Beatley Central Library.

Sat, Apr 24, All day
Virtual
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 Marie-Grace and Cecile's™ era this April!

Sat, Apr 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual
Join the Rainbow Puppets as they present “Terrific Tales,” in which some of the most famous classic tales come to life in all-new musical retellings (ages 0-5).Register

Sat, Apr 24, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Pick Up - Pick Up
Make an accordion book to fill with your own stories, photos or artwork (ages 6-12). Pick up supplies and instructions at the Beatley Central Library.

Sat, Apr 24, 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Virtual
Join a chef instructor from Sticky Fingers Cooking to hear a story; then follow along in your home kitchen as they show you how to make a menu inspired by the book!

Rescheduled
Sat, Apr 24, 4:00pm - 5:15pm
New date Saturday, April 24, 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Virtual
Join a chef instructor from Sticky Fingers Cooking to hear a story; then follow along in your home kitchen as they show you how to make a menu inspired by the book!

Sun, Apr 25, All day
Virtual
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 Marie-Grace and Cecile's™ era this April!

Mon, Apr 26, All day
Virtual
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 Marie-Grace and Cecile's™ era this April!

Mon, Apr 26, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Pick Up - Pick Up
Make an accordion book to fill with your own stories, photos or artwork (ages 6-12). Pick up supplies and instructions at the Beatley Central Library.

Mon, Apr 26, 11:00am - 7:00pm
Craft Pick Up - Craft Pick Up
This month’s first craft kit will feature a craft inspired by tapa cloth, a traditional material used in the South Pacific. Register

Mon, Apr 26, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Virtual
Girls Who Code is a virtual club that meets weekly to learn, experiment and create with coding. Some coding and circuitry experience suggested.
This event is full

Tue, Apr 27, All day
Virtual
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 Marie-Grace and Cecile's™ era this April!

Tue, Apr 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Spend Tuesday Morning with us! Join us virtually for your favorite songs and stories to share with Miss Venetta! Register

Tue, Apr 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
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, Apr 27, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join us for baby time before your mid-morning nap for singing, fingerplay and books with Miss Venetta! Register

Tue, Apr 27, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Pick Up - Pick Up
Make an accordion book to fill with your own stories, photos or artwork (ages 6-12). Pick up supplies and instructions at the Beatley Central Library.

Tue, Apr 27, 11:00am - 7:00pm
Craft Pick Up - Craft Pick Up
This month’s first craft kit will feature a craft inspired by tapa cloth, a traditional material used in the South Pacific. Register

Tue, Apr 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Test your deducing skills with emoji book title trivia. A string of emojis will be the clue. Can you guess the book it describes? For ages 8-14.Register

Wed, Apr 28, All day
Virtual
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 Marie-Grace and Cecile's™ era this April!

Wed, Apr 28, All day
Virtual
Looking for ways to interact with your little one? Join Miss Lisa for songs, games, movement, yoga and a "book of the week."   A new episode premiers each week on YouTube. Ages 0-24 months.

Wed, Apr 28, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
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, Apr 28, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Pick Up - Pick Up
Make an accordion book to fill with your own stories, photos or artwork (ages 6-12). Pick up supplies and instructions at the Beatley Central Library.

Wed, Apr 28, 11:00am - 7:00pm
Craft Pick Up - Craft Pick Up
This month’s first craft kit will feature a craft inspired by tapa cloth, a traditional material used in the South Pacific. Register

Wed, Apr 28, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
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, Apr 28, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Featuring All Alexandria Reads Books that are best enjoyed after dark! Bring your favorite blanket and coziest pajamas for these extra special bed time stories! Register

Last updated: December 2020