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What Your Chromosomes Can Tell You

Merging Genetics and Genealogy

2019-04-30 19:00:00 2019-04-30 20:15:00 America/New_York What Your Chromosomes Can Tell You Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library

Tuesday, April 30
7:00pm - 8:15pm

Add to Calendar 2019-04-30 19:00:00 2019-04-30 20:15:00 America/New_York What Your Chromosomes Can Tell You Professional genealogist, Shannon Combs-Bennett, will guide you through the DNA testing process for genealogy. Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library

Professional genealogist, Shannon Combs-Bennett, will guide you through the DNA testing process for genealogy.

Are you curious about what your DNA can tell you about your family history? Do you have a family story you’re curious about? Maybe you have taken a DNA test and now have no idea what to do with the information! This presentation will guide you through the DNA testing process for genealogy by teaching you the basics of autosomal DNA testing, what it can and cannot tell you, and how you can meet others who share ancestry with you.

Registration is preferred. Register with Megan at mzimmerman@alexlibraryva.org

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library

jcahill@alexlibraryva.org
Phone: 703.746.1703
Fax: 703.746.1708

Hours
Mon, Feb 22 Closed
Tue, Feb 23 Closed
Wed, Feb 24 Closed
Thu, Feb 25 Closed
Fri, Feb 26 Closed
Sat, Feb 27 Closed
Sun, Feb 28 Closed

About the library

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, 10B, 10E, 11Y
  • DASH Bus: AT2/AT5/AT8
  • King Street Trolley:  King & Columbus

Upcoming events

Thu, Feb 25, 10:00am - 10:45am
Virtual
Join Miss Lisa and "Ally Gator" for an interactive story hour for preschoolers and their siblings.Register

Thu, Feb 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Ready to dance, sing and listen to story books? Join Miss Katie and start your day with a smile and dancing feet. Register

Thu, Feb 25, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Christian each week for stories and songs. Registration is required.Register

Thu, Feb 25, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pickup - Curbside Pickup
Celebrate the Year of the Ox with a fun make-at-home craft! Get instructions and supplies at the Beatley Central Library via curbside pick-up. Ages 3-12.

Thu, Feb 25, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Make a Duncan curbside appointment to reserve your kit. Available all month!

Thu, Feb 25, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Pi Day is on March 14. And this month’s craft kit will have supplies to make a Pi-themed bracelet. We will use that special number, 3.14, to help us craft a piece of math jewelry. For ages 8-14.Register

Thu, Feb 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual - Virtual
Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet social group! Register

Thu, Feb 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Have fun with Miss Amy and Miss Amanda as we flex our STEAM skills! Each week, hear a story, then follow along with a science-related activity using a few simple supplies from around the house. Register

Thu, Feb 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Learn about formerly enslaved and free people of color who inspired the world through music, theater, art and dance.Register

Thu, Feb 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join us virtually as we compete with trivia, play mad libs, tell jokes and listen to stories.Register

Fri, Feb 26, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Amy and Miss Amanda each Friday morning for stories, songs and rhymes.Register

Fri, Feb 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Join Ms. Suzanne on Fridays for a story, a craft and some silly songs. This week we will celebrate the sun and learn about artist Alma Woodsey Thomas. Ages 3 - 5.Register

Fri, Feb 26, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pickup - Curbside Pickup
Celebrate the Year of the Ox with a fun make-at-home craft! Get instructions and supplies at the Beatley Central Library via curbside pick-up. Ages 3-12.

Fri, Feb 26, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
A monthly program that features a story, craft, games, trivia, and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life was like in Addy Walker's™ era this February!

Fri, Feb 26, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Make a Duncan curbside appointment to reserve your kit. Available all month!

Fri, Feb 26, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Pi Day is on March 14. And this month’s craft kit will have supplies to make a Pi-themed bracelet. We will use that special number, 3.14, to help us craft a piece of math jewelry. For ages 8-14.Register

Fri, Feb 26, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Pick up your home kit containing book lists, recipes and craft items to accompany Miss Lisa's A-Z story time series.

Fri, Feb 26, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual
Join us for a talk by National Park Service Ranger Kenya Finley on how enslaved people on the Underground Railroad used their knowledge of astronomy to find their way to freedom. Register

Fri, Feb 26, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Scribble Book Club meets twice a month on Zoom. Ages 6-12.Register

Sat, Feb 27, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
A monthly program that features a story, craft, games, trivia, and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life was like in Addy Walker's™ era this February!

Sat, Feb 27, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Make a Duncan curbside appointment to reserve your kit. Available all month!

Sat, Feb 27, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Pi Day is on March 14. And this month’s craft kit will have supplies to make a Pi-themed bracelet. We will use that special number, 3.14, to help us craft a piece of math jewelry. For ages 8-14.Register

Sat, Feb 27, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Pick up your home kit containing book lists, recipes and craft items to accompany Miss Lisa's A-Z story time series.

Mon, Mar 01, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Pi Day is on March 14. And this month’s craft kit will have supplies to make a Pi-themed bracelet. We will use that special number, 3.14, to help us craft a piece of math jewelry. For ages 8-14.Register

Mon, Mar 01, 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.

Tue, Mar 02, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Hop through the month of March with Miss Venetta! Plenty of songs and stories to share all month long. Register

Tue, Mar 02, 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, Mar 02, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Sing and play with your baby in this musical half hour of fun with Miss Venetta. Register

Tue, Mar 02, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Pi Day is on March 14. And this month’s craft kit will have supplies to make a Pi-themed bracelet. We will use that special number, 3.14, to help us craft a piece of math jewelry. For ages 8-14.Register

Tue, Mar 02, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Practice your alphabet from A-Z.Register

Tue, Mar 02, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Virtual
Learn what naturalization is, how to apply, what to expect at the interview, how to prepare, and more.Register

Tue, Mar 02, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual - Virtual
Join us for our second Upgraded and Grounded Resiliency series event. Helen Lee from Transportation and Environmental Services will explain the City's recycling and waste reduction programs.

Tue, Mar 02, 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Virtual
Join us on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month to virtually meet up with an IT professional and interact with other coders to do a short group activity and learn computer science concepts.Register

Tue, Mar 02, 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, Mar 03, 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual
Did you know that the library has a new app? Join this session to see it in action and how to get it for yourself.Register

Wed, Mar 03, 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, Mar 03, 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, Mar 03, 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, Mar 03, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Pi Day is on March 14. And this month’s craft kit will have supplies to make a Pi-themed bracelet. We will use that special number, 3.14, to help us craft a piece of math jewelry. For ages 8-14.Register

Wed, Mar 03, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
This book club is for teens ages 12 and up. Register

Wed, Mar 03, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Celebrate Women's History month with us as we share informational picture books about amazing women and their achievements.Register

Wed, Mar 03, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Join Miss Kayla and Miss Katie each week for a fun half hour of bedtime stories! Register

Wed, Mar 03, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Monthly Meditation, lead by our Friends at Yoga in Daily Life, is a free one-hour meditation class open to everyone.Register

Thu, Mar 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Jump through the month of March with Miss Katie as we rock out to new songs and stories. Register

Thu, Mar 04, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Curbside Pick Up - Curbside Pick Up
Pi Day is on March 14. And this month’s craft kit will have supplies to make a Pi-themed bracelet. We will use that special number, 3.14, to help us craft a piece of math jewelry. For ages 8-14.Register

Thu, Mar 04, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Christian each week for stories and songs. Registration is required.Register

Thu, Mar 04, 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, Mar 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet social group! Register

Thu, Mar 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Learn key strategies for resolving conflict calmly with your family members and friends in this interactive webinar. Ages 16+. Registration required. Register

Thu, Mar 04, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
Join us for a virtual discussion of James Baldwin's "Sonny's Blues" and Philip Roth's "The Conversion of the Jews." Register

Thu, Mar 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join us virtually as we compete with trivia, play mad libs, tell jokes and listen to stories.Register