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EVENT REGISTRATIONS

Alexandria Library presents and hosts a wide variety of events to the local community.  Our events include author talks, book clubs, STEAM/STEM activities, computer and technology classes, English conversation groups, storytimes and more.

Most of the programs at Alexandria Library do not require advanced registration. You can choose to attend a program at your convenience. Please be mindful of age and time restrictions when attending a library program.

Ticketed Programs

There are certain youth services programs that require parents or caregivers to pick up a ticket prior to the start of the program. Tickets are given out on a first-come, first-serve basis. These programs will include information about tickets in the event description on the calendar.

Registration Programs

Programs that require advanced registration may contain a purple registration box on the event calendar that allows for online registration.  Other programs may require you to register by email, phone or by filling out a form at the library.  Online registration start dates may vary by age and program but are usually available a month in advance.

 

 

REGISTER

In order to register for an event you may need:

  • First & Last Name
  • Library Card Number & Pin
  • Email Address

 

 

 MANAGE EVENTS

 

 

 

WAIT LIST

If there is a wait list for an event, an email address is required. This allows the registration system to notify you when a spot has opened up.

Failure to include an email address may result in being skipped for the next person on the list.

 

 

MANAGE YOUR EVENTS

If you choose to use your library card number on your registration form you can login and manage your event registrations from the library website.

You do not have to have a library card in order to attend events.

 

 

CANCELLATIONS

If you can no longer attend an event, please call or email the contact person for the event to cancel your registration.

If you included your library card number, you can also cancel your registration online.

 

 

THIRD PARTY

Library programs may be presented by non-library organizations. These organizations may require you to register in advance.

With these events, there will be a link to the organization's website where you need to follow their rules for registering.

 

Upcoming Events
Mon, May 10, All day
Craft Kit Pick Up - Craft Kit Pick Up
A virtual video program about Ruth Asawa, a famous Japanese American sculptor. Learn about her life and art techniques, then try making her sculptures at home!

Mon, May 10, All day
Craft Kit Pick Up - Craft Kit Pick Up
A kit with book lists, crafts and recipes to accompany our Library Explorers story times.

Mon, May 10, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Beatley Library Front Entrance - Beatley Library Front Entrance
Are you over 16 and want to receive a COVID-19 vaccine? ¿Tienes más de 16 años y deseas recibir una vacuna COVID-19?

Mon, May 10, 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, May 10, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Virtual
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English? Register

Mon, May 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
The Friends of Duncan Library's monthly board meeting will take place virtually this month using Zoom. Register

Mon, May 10, 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.

Mon, May 10, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
Join us for a poetry reading followed by a writing exercise with Black American poetry elder and jazz critic Reuben Jackson. Register

Mon, May 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join Let's Talk Books Club to read and discuss "Pachinko" by Min Jin Lee. Register

Mon, May 10, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
Please join us for a virtual discussion of Tara Westover's memoir "Educated."

Tue, May 11, 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 weekly program for ages 0-24 months.

Tue, May 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join virtually Miss Venetta for fantastic story telling, singing and play! One registration is good all month long! Register

Canceled
Tue, May 11, 10:30am - 11:00am
New venue 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!

Tue, May 11, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Virtual
Swim on over to our YouTube Channel for a tutorial and story time to make your very own fish. Pick up your craft kit from Duncan Curbside or at Duncan on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays!

Tue, May 11, 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, May 11, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Scoot on over to virtual Baby Time with Miss Venetta. Enjoy a half hour of fingerplay, singing, and play with your baby. Register

Tue, May 11, 11:00am - 7:00pm
Craft Pick Up - Craft Pick Up
This month’s second craft kit will have the supplies you need to paint a picture of a cherry blossom tree.Register

Tue, May 11, 11:15am - 12:00pm
Virtual
This class is designed help researchers refine search construction while also instructing on Westlaw tools and resources to assist in completing a research project.

Tue, May 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Join Miss Amanda during Asian/Pacific Heritage Month to learn more about tapa and its uses.

Tue, May 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join us for a book club with a beer! Tales and Ale meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.Register

Tue, May 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Let your voice be heard and influence the library! Gain leadership experience and discuss what the library can do for you. Grades 7-12. Register

Tue, May 11, 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!

Wed, May 12, All day
Craft Kit Pick Up - Craft Kit Pick Up
A virtual video program about Ruth Asawa, a famous Japanese American sculptor. Learn about her life and art techniques, then try making her sculptures at home!

Wed, May 12, All day
Craft Kit Pick Up - Craft Kit Pick Up
A kit with book lists, crafts and recipes to accompany our Library Explorers story times.

Wed, May 12, 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual
Some of the most insidious misinformation on the internet is in the form of photos and videos. In this session, we will discuss how these forms of media are manipulated and how you can detect it.Register

Wed, May 12, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Lee-Fendell House - Lee-Fendell House
A fun way to spend a beautiful spring day is to visit one of Alexandria Library's StoryWalks.

Canceled
Wed, May 12, 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!

Wed, May 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
Virtual
This is a place to practice speaking, listening and reading English. No formal lesson but sometimes meetings will focus on a particular subject and vocabulary.

Wed, May 12, 11:00am - 7:00pm
Craft Pick Up - Craft Pick Up
This month’s second craft kit will have the supplies you need to paint a picture of a cherry blossom tree.Register

Wed, May 12, 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Virtual
Join us to practice your English language skills with others in an informal environment!Register

Wed, May 12, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with stories, songs, and rhymes. Register

Wed, May 12, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Cozy up with your favorite stuffed animal for a collection of bed time stories each Wednesday night. Register

Thu, May 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Lisa and "Ally Gator" for an interactive story hour for preschoolers and their siblings.Register

Thu, May 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Fly into virtual Toddler Rock N' Read with Miss Katie all month long! Register

Thu, May 13, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Virtual
Swim on over to our YouTube Channel for a tutorial and story time to make your very own fish. Pick up your craft kit from Duncan Curbside or at Duncan on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays!

Thu, May 13, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Streaming Storytime with Miss Christian celebrates Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Register

Thu, May 13, 11:00am - 7:00pm
Craft Pick Up - Craft Pick Up
This month’s second craft kit will have the supplies you need to paint a picture of a cherry blossom tree.Register

Thu, May 13, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Join us for a virtual discussion of S J Rozan's "Shanghai Moon," a Lydia Chin & Bill Smith novel. Register

Thu, May 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Join Carefull Knitting online to socialize and share projects while we knit and crochet. Register

Thu, May 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
Learn how to recognize and avoid deceptive practices. Register

Thu, May 13, 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, May 14, All day
Craft Kit Pick Up - Craft Kit Pick Up
A virtual video program about Ruth Asawa, a famous Japanese American sculptor. Learn about her life and art techniques, then try making her sculptures at home!

Fri, May 14, All day
Craft Kit Pick Up - Craft Kit Pick Up
A kit with book lists, crafts and recipes to accompany our Library Explorers story times.

Fri, May 14, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Amy and Miss Amanda each Friday morning for stories, songs and rhymes.Register

Fri, May 14, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up Only - Curbside Pick Up Only
This month’s second craft kit will have the supplies you need to paint a picture of a cherry blossom tree.Register

Fri, May 14, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual
Please join us for a virtual talk with the winner of the 2017 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for his debut story collection "Insurrections". Register

Fri, May 14, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
In honor of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, join Mia Tang on her quest save her motel, help her parents, and tackle the challenges of 5th grade. Register

Sat, May 15, All day
Craft Kit Pick Up - Craft Kit Pick Up
A virtual video program about Ruth Asawa, a famous Japanese American sculptor. Learn about her life and art techniques, then try making her sculptures at home!

Sat, May 15, All day
Craft Kit Pick Up - Craft Kit Pick Up
A kit with book lists, crafts and recipes to accompany our Library Explorers story times.

Sat, May 15, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Virtual
Swim on over to our YouTube Channel for a tutorial and story time to make your very own fish. Pick up your craft kit from Duncan Curbside or at Duncan on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays!

Sat, May 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual
Learn about online collections from museums, archives, and libraries around the world.Register

Sat, May 15, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Craft Pick Up - Craft Pick Up
This month’s second craft kit will have the supplies you need to paint a picture of a cherry blossom tree.Register

Sat, May 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual
Sign up for a free SAT or ACT practice test with the Princeton Review!

Sat, May 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual
Join Dick Chait as he discusses the historic importance of the Union Street Rail Spur to the economy of Alexandria. Register

Sat, May 15, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Virtual
Join an online cooking class straight to your own kitchen! Register

Mon, May 17, All day
Craft Kit Pick Up - Craft Kit Pick Up
A kit with book lists, crafts and recipes to accompany our Library Explorers story times.

Mon, May 17, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Beatley Library Front Entrance - Beatley Library Front Entrance
Are you over 16 and want to receive a COVID-19 vaccine? ¿Tienes más de 16 años y deseas recibir una vacuna COVID-19?

Mon, May 17, 11:00am - 7:00pm
Craft Pick Up - Craft Pick Up
This month’s second craft kit will have the supplies you need to paint a picture of a cherry blossom tree.Register

Mon, May 17, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Virtual
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English? Register

Mon, May 17, 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
This class will cover research fundamentals on Thomson Reuters Westlaw.

Mon, May 17, 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.

Mon, May 17, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
Join us for a night of storytelling for adults and seniors. Register

Mon, May 17, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
Join us for a reading and author talk with Maryland Poet Laureate Grace Cavalieri, one of America’s most beloved and influential woman of letters.Register

Mon, May 17, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
Join the discussion by authors from the local Sisters in Crime chapter on the art of short story writing. Register

Tue, May 18, 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 weekly program for ages 0-24 months.

Tue, May 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join virtually Miss Venetta for fantastic story telling, singing and play! One registration is good all month long! Register

Tue, May 18, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Virtual
Swim on over to our YouTube Channel for a tutorial and story time to make your very own fish. Pick up your craft kit from Duncan Curbside or at Duncan on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays!

Tue, May 18, 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, May 18, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Scoot on over to virtual Baby Time with Miss Venetta. Enjoy a half hour of fingerplay, singing, and play with your baby. Register

Tue, May 18, 11:00am - 7:00pm
Craft Pick Up - Craft Pick Up
This month’s second craft kit will have the supplies you need to paint a picture of a cherry blossom tree.Register

Tue, May 18, 11:15am - 12:00pm
Virtual
This class is designed help researchers refine search construction while also instructing on Westlaw tools and resources to assist in completing a research project.

Tue, May 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Author Richard Webb gives a talk on his book, "Boats Against the Current: The Honeymoon Summer of Scott and Zelda."Register

Tue, May 18, 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Virtual
Join us on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 7:00pm-8:15pm.Register

Tue, May 18, 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!

Wed, May 19, All day
Craft Kit Pick Up - Craft Kit Pick Up
A kit with book lists, crafts and recipes to accompany our Library Explorers story times.

Wed, May 19, 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual
In this session we will learn how science builds a body of knowledge and how this process is or isn’t reflected in the media. Register

Wed, May 19, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Lee-Fendell House - Lee-Fendell House
A fun way to spend a beautiful spring day is to visit one of Alexandria Library's StoryWalks.

Wed, May 19, 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, May 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
Virtual
This is a place to practice speaking, listening and reading English. No formal lesson but sometimes meetings will focus on a particular subject and vocabulary.

Wed, May 19, 11:00am - 7:00pm
Craft Pick Up - Craft Pick Up
This month’s second craft kit will have the supplies you need to paint a picture of a cherry blossom tree.Register

Wed, May 19, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Teens, join us this month to discuss "Skyward" by Brandon Sanderson.Register

Wed, May 19, 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, May 19, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Cozy up with your favorite stuffed animal for a collection of bed time stories each Wednesday night. Register

Wed, May 19, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
Learn about the plants and animals that call Northern Virginia home.Register

Wed, May 19, 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 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! Register

Thu, May 20, All day
Virtual
Miss Katie will lead a virtual tutorial for making Koinobori, colorful carp-shaped wind socks, that are hung for decoration. We’ll learn about the symbolism of the koinobori.

Thu, May 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Lisa and "Ally Gator" for an interactive story hour for preschoolers and their siblings.Register

Thu, May 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Fly into virtual Toddler Rock N' Read with Miss Katie all month long! Register

Thu, May 20, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Virtual
Swim on over to our YouTube Channel for a tutorial and story time to make your very own fish. Pick up your craft kit from Duncan Curbside or at Duncan on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays!

Thu, May 20, 11:00am - 7:00pm
Craft Pick Up - Craft Pick Up
This month’s second craft kit will have the supplies you need to paint a picture of a cherry blossom tree.Register

Thu, May 20, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Christian each week for stories and songs. Ages 0-5.Register

Thu, May 20, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Join us for a virtual discussion of Deepa Anappara's novel based on real incidents of disappearances in the slums of India. Register

Thu, May 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Join us as we discover how architects, builders and designers draw views of a building in order to build a new building or restore an existing one. For ages 8-12.Register

Thu, May 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Join Carefull Knitting online to socialize and share projects while we knit and crochet. Register

Thu, May 20, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
Join us for a virtual meeting the third Thursday of each month! Register

Thu, May 20, 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

Thu, May 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Asians and Pacific Islanders fought during the Civil War. Understanding their experiences is essential to understanding the scope of a conflict that defined the country for decades to come. Register