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

Thu, Apr 15, 10:00am - 10:30am
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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, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
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Please join us online to discuss this year's All Alexandria Reads selection "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean. Register

Thu, Apr 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet social group! Register

Thu, Apr 15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Public Prosecutor Bryan Porter gives a talk on his book, "The Parable of the Knocker." Register

Thu, Apr 15, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
Join us for a virtual meeting the third Thursday of each month! Register

Thu, Apr 15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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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 - 11:00am
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Your photos, documents, audio and video files require special care to keep them usable into the future. Learn how to do it with this class.Register

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

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

Fri, Apr 16, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Book lists, crafts and recipes to go with our "Library Explorers" story times on Zoom. Ages 2+

Fri, Apr 16, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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This month Scribble Book Club will dive into "Ban This Book" by Alan Gratz. Pick up your copy through a Duncan Curbside appointment. Recommended for grades 2-5Register

Sat, Apr 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Learn about online collections from museums, archives, and libraries around the world.Register

Sat, Apr 17, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Pick Up - Pick Up
Book lists, crafts and recipes to go with our "Library Explorers" story times on Zoom. Ages 2+

Sat, Apr 17, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Virtual
Local artists Teresa Brunson and Lynn Martin will teach basic drawing and watercolor painting skills using the library as inspiration.
This event is full

Sat, Apr 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual
Join an online cooking class straight to your own kitchen! Register

Sat, Apr 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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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
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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 - 7:00pm
Pick Up - Pick Up
Book lists, crafts and recipes to go with our "Library Explorers" story times on Zoom. Ages 2+

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

Mon, Apr 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
On April 29th, 1986, the L.A. County Library's Central Library was engulfed in flames. What else happened that day?Register

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
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Join us for baby time before your mid-morning nap for singing, fingerplay and books with Miss Venetta! Register

Tue, Apr 20, 11:00am - 11:40am
Virtual
Join Miss Lisa and explore our non-fiction collection with songs, stories, games and more  in a program for ages 2+.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, 11:15am - 12:15pm
Virtual
This class will cover research fundamentals on Thomson Reuters Westlaw. Hosted by the experts at Westlaw. Register

Tue, Apr 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual
Celebrate Earth Day with us! Join us to learn more about how you can improve the quality of air you breathe in your home or office. Register

Tue, Apr 20, 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Virtual
Take an immersive and interactive tour with Bar C Ranch around their farm, meeting a variety of animals and learning more about each. Register

Tue, Apr 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
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, Apr 20, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
Join us for a night of storytelling for adults and seniors. Register

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 - 11:45am
Virtual
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, 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 - 7:00pm
Pick Up - Pick Up
Book lists, crafts and recipes to go with our "Library Explorers" story times on Zoom. Ages 2+

Wed, Apr 21, 11:00am - 11:40am
Virtual
A yoga story time version of our All Alexandria Reads picture book choice.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, 11:15am - 12:15pm
Virtual
Advanced Research on Westlaw is designed help researchers refine search construction. Hosted by the experts at Westlaw. Register

Wed, Apr 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Through images, letters, and diaries, Carlyle House Site Manager, Andrea Cochrane Tracey, shares how the Carlyle House and Mansion House Hotel were utilized during the Civil War. Register

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, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
COVID-19 vaccines may be the key to ending the pandemic. They join a list of vaccines that over time have prevented serious illness and even death around the world.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

Wed, Apr 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
The Duncan Book Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month. This month we will be reading a special selection for All Alexandria Reads!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, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual
Just as investigators in "The Library Book" sought clues to understand the damage of the L.A. Public Library fire, help examine how trees in your area are withstanding climate and habitat changes. Register

Thu, Apr 22, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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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, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet social group! Register

Thu, Apr 22, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Virtual
Take an immersive and interactive tour with Bar C Ranch around their farm, meeting a variety of small animals and learning more about each. Register

Thu, Apr 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Public libraries and public art are a natural pair. Both inspire, connect and communicate a broad spectrum of ideas.Register

Thu, Apr 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join Oddball Cinema and Alexandria Library for Social Distancing Cinema with "Not Another Happy Ending." Watch the movie any time before the event & then join our Zoom discussion.Register

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

 

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COMMUNITY RESOURCES

 

All City government facilities are now either closed to the public or open by appointment only, until further notice. Customers may call 311 or 703-746-4311 to request in-person information or service.

2020 Tax Forms - Customers can pick up federal tax forms at Beatley and Barrett branches during curbside hours. Forms will be available at Duncan and Burke branches soon. There are currently no in-person tax assistance events planned.

Alexandria's Workforce Development Center provide services and resources for job seekers including access to the Career Center, career readiness workshops, career assessments and customized hiring events.

For those feeling depressed or anxiety during these times call SAMHSA’s (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services) Disaster Distress 1-800-985-5990 or Text Talk with Us 66746

For those who feel unsafe at home call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or Text Loveis at 22522

Alexandria Health Department
The Alexandria Health Department is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by coronavirus "COVID-19." Learn about the City's response and find information and resources related to COVID-19. For updates text ALEXCOVID19 to 888777

Virginia Department of Health
The Virginia Department of Health is monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness, called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The information line is 877-ASK-VDH3

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are our nation’s premier authority on public health information.


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