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Tools and weapons : the promise and the peril of the digital age Cyber smart : five habits to protect your family, money, and identity from cyber criminals The Internet of us : knowing more and understanding less in the age of big data
  
Privacy in the age of big data : recognizing threats, defending your rights, and protecting your family Data love: the seduction and betrayal of digital technologies Irresistible : the rise of addictive technology and the business of keeping us hooked
Virtual 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


 

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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, Barrett, Burke and Duncan through curbside or when the library branches are open. 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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