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JAMES M. DUNCAN BRANCH LIBRARY

Hours & Location
Mon, Feb 17 Closed
(George Washington Day)
Tue, Feb 18 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Feb 19 1:00PM to 9:00PM
Thu, Feb 20 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Feb 21 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Feb 22 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Feb 23 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Address
2501 Commonwealth Avenue
Alexandria
Alexandria, VA 22301
Tel: 703.746.1705
Fax: 703.746.1785
About the branch

Parking: There is a small lot with 9 spaces.  On street parking is available.

Public Transit:

  • Metrorail: Yellow and Blue lines at Braddock Road (1.3 miles) and King Street Stations (1.5 miles)
  • Metrobus: 10A, 10B, 10E
  • DASH Bus: AT10

Upcoming Events
Mon, Feb 24, 10:15am - 10:45am
Meeting Room
Songs, fingerplays and bounces for babies. For ages 0-11 months with caregiver.

Mon, Feb 24, 11:15am - 11:45am
Meeting Room
Songs, fingerplays and bounces for babies. For ages 0-11 months with caregiver.

Mon, Feb 24, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
A story time designed for kids with intellectual and physical disabilities, and sensory processing disorders. Ages 2-12. Registration required. 

Mon, Feb 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room
Enjoy a free monthly meditation class with our friends at Yoga in Daily Life.

Tue, Feb 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room
A story time for 1-4 year olds with a caregiver.

Tue, Feb 25, 10:45am - 11:15am
Meeting Room
A story time for 1-4 year olds with a caregiver.

Tue, Feb 25, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room
A story time for 1-4 year olds with a caregiver.

Tue, Feb 25, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
Practice sitting and listening while we read fun stories and do an easy craft. For ages 3+ with a caregiver.

Tue, Feb 25, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meeting Room
Practice reading out loud to a friendly dog. Grades 1-6.

Wed, Feb 26, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
Join us as we celebrate the opening of Women's History month. We're taking to the stars and talking about the achievements of women in engineering and space!

Wed, Feb 26, 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Teen Area
Join us at the library for an in depth book club discussion. For tweens and teens.

Wed, Feb 26, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Children's Area
Enjoy bedtime stories and songs in Duncan's children area every Wednesday night. Bring your pajamas and teddy bears.

Wed, Feb 26, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room
Oddball Cinema screens lesser known films you may have missed in theaters! Join them for foreign films, strange documentaries, and fascinating dramas.

Thu, Feb 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room
Musical story time for kids ages 1-4 years with a caregiver.

Thu, Feb 27, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Visit with GO Alex team members to learn about transit initiatives in the city. Get updated city bicycle maps and learn about your transit options.

Thu, Feb 27, 10:45am - 11:15am
Meeting Room
Musical story time for kids ages 1-4 years with a caregiver.

Thu, Feb 27, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room
Musical story time for kids ages 1-4 years with a caregiver.

Thu, Feb 27, 3:00pm - 3:55pm
Meeting Room
The Spitfire Club seeks to create a world in which every girl feels empowered to be the strong and capable protagonist of her own story.

Thu, Feb 27, 4:00pm - 4:55pm
Meeting Room
The Spitfire Club seeks to create a world in which every girl feels empowered to be the strong and capable protagonist of her own story.

Thu, Feb 27, 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Meeting Room
Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.

Sat, Feb 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room
Come play with Legos with us on Saturday morning!

Sat, Feb 29, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
Join us at Duncan to learn how to Salsa! Come alone or with a partner. All skill levels are welcome.

Mon, Mar 02, 10:15am - 10:45am
Meeting Room
Songs, fingerplays and bounces for babies. For ages 0-11 months.

Mon, Mar 02, 11:15am - 11:45am
Meeting Room
Songs, fingerplays and bounces for babies. For ages 0-11 months.

Mon, Mar 02, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Meeting Room
A story time designed for kids with intellectual and physical disabilities, and sensory processing disorders. Ages 2-12. Registration required.

Mon, Mar 02, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Meeting Room
Get tips on editing images so your photos look their best!

Tue, Mar 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room
A story time for 1-4 year olds with a caregiver.

Tue, Mar 03, 10:45am - 11:15am
Meeting Room
A story time for 1-4 year olds with a caregiver.

Tue, Mar 03, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room
A story time for 1-4 year olds with a caregiver.

Tue, Mar 03, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
Practice sitting and listening while we read fun stories and do an easy craft. For ages 3+ with a caregiver.

Tue, Mar 03, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meeting Room
Practice reading out loud to a friendly dog. Grades 1-6.

Wed, Mar 04, 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Meeting Room
Join us in celebrating the hero in all of us. MPAA rating: PG; for action and some language. Movie is 96 minutes long.

Wed, Mar 04, 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Teen Area
Join us at the library for an in depth book club discussion. For tweens and teens.

Wed, Mar 04, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Meeting Room
The Friends of Duncan Library present A Year of Great Neo Noir Films.

Wed, Mar 04, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Children's Area
Enjoy bedtime stories in Duncan's children area every Wednesday. Bring your pajamas and teddy bears. Ages 2-8.

Thu, Mar 05, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room
Musical story time for kids ages 1-4 years with a caregiver.

Thu, Mar 05, 10:45am - 11:15am
Meeting Room
Musical story time for kids ages 1-4 years with a caregiver.

Thu, Mar 05, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room
Musical story time for kids ages 1-4 years with a caregiver.

Thu, Mar 05, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room
The Afternoon Book Discussion Group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 1:30 PM. All are welcome!

Thu, Mar 05, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Meeting Room
The Spitfire Club seeks to create a world in which every girl feels empowered to be the strong and capable protagonist of her own story.

Thu, Mar 05, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Meeting Room
The Spitfire Club seeks to create a world in which every girl feels empowered to be the strong and capable protagonist of her own story.

Thu, Mar 05, 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Meeting Room
Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.

Sat, Mar 07, 11:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room
Saturday mornings with stories and songs.

Sat, Mar 07, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Learn about buying and selling a home. A realtor and lender will answer your questions about buying and selling with professionals or on your own!

Mon, Mar 09, 10:15am - 10:45am
Meeting Room
Songs, fingerplays and bounces for babies. For ages 0-11 months.

Mon, Mar 09, 11:15am - 11:45am
Meeting Room
Songs, fingerplays and bounces for babies. For ages 0-11 months.

Mon, Mar 09, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Meeting Room
A story time designed for kids with intellectual and physical disabilities, and sensory processing disorders. Ages 2-12. Registration required.

Mon, Mar 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room
The Friends of Duncan Library's monthly Board Meeting is open to all.