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KATE WALLER BARRETT BRANCH LIBRARY

Hours & Location
We're closed Monday July 04 due to Independence Day
Mon, Jun 27 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jun 28 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jun 29 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jun 30 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jul 01 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jul 02 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jul 03 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Address
717 Queen Street
Alexandria
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: 703.746.1703
Fax: 703.746.1708
About the branch

Parking: No library parking lot.  Street parking is available.  A paid parking lot is available on the 100 block of North Alfred Street. 

Public Transit:

  • Metrorail: Yellow and Blue lines at Braddock Road (1 mile) and King Street Stations (1.1 miles). 
  • Metrobus: 10A/B, 11C
  • DASH Bus: 30, 31, Old Town Circulator
  • King Street Trolley:  King & Columbus

Upcoming Virtual Events
Wed, Jun 29, All day
Virtual
Join Miss Lisa for a weekly YouTube time for our littlest friends

Wed, Jun 29, All day
All Library Locations
Take home craft kit Ages 0-5 Available at All Library Locations

Wed, Jun 29, All day
All Library Locations
Take home craft kit Ages 6-12. Available at All Library Locations.

Wed, Jun 29, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Take home craft kit for teens ages 12-18. Available at all Library locations while supplies last.

Wed, Jun 29, 10:15am - 10:45am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Looking for a baby storytime and/or a chance to talk to other grown-ups with children? Then join us at the Beatley Central Library for Tummy Time!

Wed, Jun 29, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
This class is for those who are preparing for the Citizen Exam and Interview. Ideally, you will have already submitted your N-400.

Wed, Jun 29, 11:00am - 11:40am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
An interactive experience for ages 03, with music, movement and props

Wed, Jun 29, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join Miss Amy for stories, songs, movement, and activities just right for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Rescheduled
Wed, Jun 29, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
New date Tuesday, June 28, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Schedule an appointment with our Computer Volunteer to help with the Internet, Email, MS Word, or other computer questions.

Wed, Jun 29, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
The is a space for intermediate speaker to practice English and build confidence.

Canceled
Wed, Jun 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
The is a space for intermediate speaker to practice English and build confidence.

Wed, Jun 29, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join us on summer evenings for the best bedtime stories. Feel free to wear your pajamas and bring your favorite friend to snuggle with while you listen. Please register, space is limited. All Ages

Wed, Jun 29, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Do you love to read romance novels? Want to talk about them with other romance book lovers? Join us! Email reflib@alexlibraryva.org for info about this month's selection or to join our email list. Register

Wed, Jun 29, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Watch the selected films at your leisure, and join the Friends of Duncan Library Film Club on the last Wednesday of the month to discuss!Register

Thu, Jun 30, All day
All Library Locations
Take home craft kit Ages 0-5 Available at All Library Locations

Thu, Jun 30, All day
All Library Locations
Take home craft kit Ages 6-12. Available at All Library Locations.

Thu, Jun 30, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Take home craft kit for teens ages 12-18. Available at all Library locations while supplies last.

Thu, Jun 30, 10:00am - 12:15pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
ESL is returning to the Beatley Library as an in person event. Come join us. No registration needed.

Thu, Jun 30, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Butterfly Garden
Join us in the Butterfly Garden for Toddler Rock N' Read. Dance, listen, laugh and sing for a fun-filled half hour with friends! Ages 0-5

Thu, Jun 30, 11:00am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Children love to be outdoors! Join us in Beatley Central Library's beautiful outdoor Reading Garden for stories, songs and movement tailor-made for children ages 0-5.

Thu, Jun 30, 11:00am - 11:30am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Outdoors
Join us on the lawn as we retell Eric Carle stories with yoga!

Thu, Jun 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
NASA researcher Dr. Jessica Noviello will guide you on a tour of the ocean worlds in our Solar System and explain the importance of water in the search for life in exoplanetary systems. Register

Fri, Jul 01, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Pick up a PINGO card and play to help save the ocean! PINGO will run throughout the month of July.

Fri, Jul 01, 11:00am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Be transported to Latin America to experience the many rhythms and unique instruments different regions. Sing, dance, and play instruments while singing in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. Ages 3-6.

Sat, Jul 02, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Pick up a PINGO card and play to help save the ocean! PINGO will run throughout the month of July.

Sat, Jul 02, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join us for an afternoon movie! Snacks provided.

Sun, Jul 03, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Pick up a PINGO card and play to help save the ocean! PINGO will run throughout the month of July.

Sun, Jul 03, All day
Holmes Run Parkway and Pelham St.
A fun way to spend a beautiful summer day is to visit one of Alexandria Library's StoryWalks.

Tue, Jul 05, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Pick up a PINGO card and play to help save the ocean! PINGO will run throughout the month of July.

Tue, Jul 05, 10:00am - 12:15pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
ESL is returning to the Beatley Library as an in person event. Come join us. No registration needed.

Tue, Jul 05, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Butterfly Garden
Join us on Tuesday mornings in the Butterfly Garden for sunshine, stories and plenty of songs. Perfect for toddlers and siblings!

Tue, Jul 05, 11:00am - 11:45am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Outdoors
A local favorite! Music for all ages.

Tue, Jul 05, 11:00am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Children love to be outdoors! Join us in Beatley Central Library's beautiful outdoor Reading Garden for stories, songs and movement tailor-made for children ages 0-5.

Tue, Jul 05, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join us every other Tuesday whenever your schedule allows; no need to register in advance. This group is open to all who are navigating the challenges of caring for a loved one.

Tue, Jul 05, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
A meeting space to explore the world of computer programming.

Tue, Jul 05, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Schedule an appointment with our Computer Volunteer to help with the Internet, Email, MS Word, or other computer questions.

Wed, Jul 06, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Pick up a PINGO card and play to help save the ocean! PINGO will run throughout the month of July.

Wed, Jul 06, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
This class is for those who are preparing for the Citizen Exam and Interview. Ideally, you will have already submitted your N-400.

Wed, Jul 06, 10:30am - 11:15am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Burke Lawn
Get moving and get the wiggles out during this interactive, fun, and educational show. (Ages 0-5)

Wed, Jul 06, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join Miss Amy for stories, songs, movement, and activities just right for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Wed, Jul 06, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Burke Lawn
Join Little Miss Ann as she sings both reinvented classics as well as upbeat, interactive fun originals that will inspire kids to sing, jump, clap, and dance! (Ages 0-5)

Rescheduled
Wed, Jul 06, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
New date Tuesday, July 05, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Schedule an appointment with our Computer Volunteer to help with the Internet, Email, MS Word, or other computer questions.

Wed, Jul 06, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Attention, kids! Do you want to practice reading aloud? Do you like dogs? Sign up for a 15-minute reading slot to read to a dog at the Beatley Library's Children's Desk, or by calling (703) 746-1753.

Wed, Jul 06, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
The is a space for intermediate speaker to practice English and build confidence.

Canceled
Wed, Jul 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
The is a space for intermediate speaker to practice English and build confidence.

Wed, Jul 06, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join us on summer evenings for the best bedtime stories. Feel free to wear your pajamas and bring your favorite friend to snuggle with while you listen. Please register in advance, space is limited.

Wed, Jul 06, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
In this program, we will discuss the truths and misconceptions, similarities and differences, and the strategies that improve scores on the SAT, the ACT, or both. Rising 10th-12th grade. Register

Thu, Jul 07, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Pick up a PINGO card and play to help save the ocean! PINGO will run throughout the month of July.

Thu, Jul 07, 10:00am - 12:15pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
ESL is returning to the Beatley Library as an in person event. Come join us. No registration needed.

Thu, Jul 07, 10:00am - 11:00am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Butterfly Garden,Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Live performance, come sing and dance along!

Thu, Jul 07, 11:00am - 11:30am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Outdoors
Join us on the lawn as we retell Eric Carle stories with yoga!

Thu, Jul 07, 11:00am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Children love to be outdoors! Join us in Beatley Central Library's beautiful outdoor Reading Garden for stories, songs and movement tailor-made for children ages 0-5.

Thu, Jul 07, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Virtual
The Afternoon Book Discussion Group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 1:30 PM. All are welcome!Register

Thu, Jul 07, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Join Barrett Branch’s knitting and crochet group!

Thu, Jul 07, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join Jorge Banales as he gives instruction on the Yang Style 24 Movement Tai Chi form.

Thu, Jul 07, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Teen Area
Book Discussion

Fri, Jul 08, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Pick up a PINGO card and play to help save the ocean! PINGO will run throughout the month of July.

Fri, Jul 08, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Ann Torralba, aka Little Miss Ann, is an award-winning kids’ musician from the Chicago area whose music will get kids rocking and rolling. All ages.

Fri, Jul 08, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join us on Friday afternoons, after school and during the summer for awesome activities! Please register to make sure there are enough activities. This week is a Lego Competition! Ages 6-12

Sat, Jul 09, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Pick up a PINGO card and play to help save the ocean! PINGO will run throughout the month of July.

Rescheduled
Sat, Jul 09, 10:00am - 3:00pm
New date Saturday, July 09, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Bring beloved items to the Beatley Central Branch Library to be repaired or advised on by a Fixit Coach.

Sat, Jul 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Charles Barrett Elementary School
Start your Saturday doing good. This summer we're visiting other locations throughout Alexandria to walk and pickup litter. For July, we're going to the Charles Barrett Elementary school community.

Sat, Jul 09, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Bring beloved items to the Beatley Central Branch Library to be repaired or advised on by a Fixit Coach.Register

Sat, Jul 09, 11:00am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Picture Book Area
Join us as we explore the history of Alexandria’s local African American community through books, stories, and songs. All are welcome, but the event is geared towards children ages 3-6.

Sat, Jul 09, 11:00am - 12:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
Experience the bright, easy tones of steel drum music outdoors at Duncan Library.

Canceled
Sat, Jul 09, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Alexandria Law Library
Death Cafes are an opportunity to demystify the death experience. We offer an open, safe environment for discussing thoughts and feelings about all topics related to death and dying.

Sat, Jul 09, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Death Cafes are an opportunity to demystify the death experience. We offer an open, safe environment for discussing thoughts and feelings about all topics related to death and dying.Register

Sun, Jul 10, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Pick up a PINGO card and play to help save the ocean! PINGO will run throughout the month of July.

Sun, Jul 10, All day
Holmes Run Parkway and Pelham St.
A fun way to spend a beautiful summer day is to visit one of Alexandria Library's StoryWalks.

Canceled
Mon, Jul 11, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Make your own Rainbow Fish with shiny scales at home!

Mon, Jul 11, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Pick up a PINGO card and play to help save the ocean! PINGO will run throughout the month of July.

Mon, Jul 11, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Giggle, wiggle and clap for Baby Time in the Duncan Library. Please register in advance to make sure there is room for you. Ages 0-14 months.

Mon, Jul 11, 11:00am - 11:45am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Burke Lawn
Join us to meet our four live Owl Ambassadors and learn about the owls living right in your own neighborhood, maybe even in your own backyard. (Ages 6–12)

Mon, Jul 11, 11:00am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Children love to be outdoors! Join us in Beatley Central Library's beautiful outdoor Reading Garden for stories, songs and movement tailor-made for children ages 0-5.

Mon, Jul 11, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
ESL is returning to the Burke Library as an in-person event. Come join us. No registration is needed.

Mon, Jul 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Carlyle House - The Magnolila Terrace
Learn about Alexandria history through stories & activities.

Mon, Jul 11, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wag your tails and practice your reading to a dog at the library. Please leave time to pick out a book before your time slot. 1st-6th graders. Please call 703-746-1783 to register.

Mon, Jul 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Wendy Harper returns to lead the popular Yoga in the Reading Garden.

Mon, Jul 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
The Friends of Duncan Library's monthly board meeting will take place virtually this month using Zoom.Register

Mon, Jul 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- Via Zoom
"Where the Crawdads Sing" is the blockbuster first novel by naturalist writer Delia Owen, on the bestseller list since 2018! The film version of the book comes out in July. Register

Tue, Jul 12, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Pick up a PINGO card and play to help save the ocean! PINGO will run throughout the month of July.

Tue, Jul 12, 10:00am - 12:15pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
ESL is returning to the Beatley Library as an in person event. Come join us. No registration needed.

Tue, Jul 12, 10:00am - 11:00am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Butterfly Garden,Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Live performance, come sing and dance along!

Tue, Jul 12, 11:00am - 11:45am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Outdoors
Magician Drew Blue Shoes makes his debut at the Alexandria Library with some deep sea magic.

Tue, Jul 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Learn basic line dance steps while you workout to Golden Oldies music. This is a great class for beginners. Bring a friend or come alone. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Tue, Jul 12, 11:00am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Children love to be outdoors! Join us in Beatley Central Library's beautiful outdoor Reading Garden for stories, songs and movement tailor-made for children ages 0-5.

Tue, Jul 12, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Tweens can create different art projects using various mediums and materials.

Tue, Jul 12, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Schedule an appointment with our Computer Volunteer to help with the Internet, Email, MS Word, or other computer questions.

Tue, Jul 12, 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!Register

Wed, Jul 13, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Pick up a PINGO card and play to help save the ocean! PINGO will run throughout the month of July.

Wed, Jul 13, 10:00am - 10:45am
Virtual
We will review the fundamental features that are available on both Westlaw Classic and Westlaw Edge platforms. Learn how to pull up a case/statute by citation or name. Register

Wed, Jul 13, 11:00am - 11:45am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Outdoors
Rainbow Puppets is back with their fabulous puppets and original songs.

Wed, Jul 13, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join Miss Amy for stories, songs, movement, and activities just right for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Wed, Jul 13, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Virtual
Learn Statutes Compare, Overruling Risk, Litigation Analytics, Quick Check & more. You will want to attend this session and learn how they can make you research more efficiently and confidently. Register

Wed, Jul 13, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Join us for a virtual discussion of Colleen Cambridge's "Murder at Mallowan Hall," the first Phyllida Bright novel in her historical mystery series set in the home of Agatha Christie.Register

Wed, Jul 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Learn about the different parts of Medicare.Register

Rescheduled
Wed, Jul 13, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
New date Tuesday, July 12, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Schedule an appointment with our Computer Volunteer to help with the Internet, Email, MS Word, or other computer questions.

Wed, Jul 13, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
The is a space for intermediate speaker to practice English and build confidence.

Canceled
Wed, Jul 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
The is a space for intermediate speaker to practice English and build confidence.

Wed, Jul 13, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join us on summer evenings for the best bedtime stories. Feel free to wear your pajamas and bring your favorite friend to snuggle with while you listen. Please register in advance, space is limited.

Thu, Jul 14, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Pick up a PINGO card and play to help save the ocean! PINGO will run throughout the month of July.

Thu, Jul 14, 10:00am - 12:15pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
ESL is returning to the Beatley Library as an in person event. Come join us. No registration needed.

Thu, Jul 14, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Butterfly Garden
Join us in the Butterfly Garden for Toddler Rock N' Read. Join your friends for songs, stories and plenty of dancing.

Thu, Jul 14, 11:00am - 11:30am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Outdoors
Join us on the lawn as we retell Eric Carle stories with yoga!

Thu, Jul 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual
Secondary sources are vital legal tools that provide essential guidance and analysis in every area of the law. Refresh your knowledge on best practices when using secondary sources. Register

Thu, Jul 14, 11:00am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Children love to be outdoors! Join us in Beatley Central Library's beautiful outdoor Reading Garden for stories, songs and movement tailor-made for children ages 0-5.

Thu, Jul 14, 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Virtual
Learn how to locate public records on individuals. We will pull a PeopleMap report. We will also cover Company Investigator to determine relationships among corporate entities.Register

Canceled
Thu, Jul 14, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
Drop in and meet Maryann DellaRocco, who will demonstrate her technique of creating abstract colored pencil drawings that capture the luminous distortions of light and color on everyday objects.

Thu, Jul 14, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Care about the library? Let your voice be heard! Attending this meeting will count as one service hour. Grades 6-12. All TAG meetings in the summer will take place at Beatley Central Library.

Thu, Jul 14, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Please join us to discuss the following two stories: "What we talk about when we talk about Anne Frank" by Nathan Englander, "Diem Perdidi" by Julie Otsuka.Register