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Virtual Events & Videos

While the library is in phase three of the reopening plan, all of our events and programs will still be online. 

Virtual Events
Thu, Apr 15, 10:00am - 10:40am
Join Miss Lisa and "Ally Gator" for an interactive story hour for preschoolers and their siblings.Register

Thu, Apr 15, 10:00am - 10:30am
Hello April how are you? I'm happy to share toddler story time with you! Join us virtually each Thursday morning at 10AM. Register

Thu, Apr 15, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join Miss Christian each week for stories and songs. Ages 0-5.Register

Thu, Apr 15, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Please join us online to discuss this year's All Alexandria Reads selection "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean. Register

Thu, Apr 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet social group! Register

Thu, Apr 15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Public Prosecutor Bryan Porter gives a talk on his book, "The Parable of the Knocker." Register

Thu, Apr 15, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join us for a virtual meeting the third Thursday of each month! Register

Thu, Apr 15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us virtually as we compete with trivia, play mad libs, tell jokes, write and listen to stories. Ages 8-18.Register

Fri, Apr 16, 10:00am - 11:00am
Your photos, documents, audio and video files require special care to keep them usable into the future. Learn how to do it with this class.Register

Fri, Apr 16, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join Miss Amy and Miss Amanda each Friday morning for stories, songs and rhymes.Register

Fri, Apr 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join Ms. Suzanne for a story, a craft and some silly songs. Ages 3 - 5.Register

Fri, Apr 16, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
This month Scribble Book Club will dive into "Ban This Book" by Alan Gratz. Pick up your copy through a Duncan Curbside appointment. Recommended for grades 2-5Register

Sat, Apr 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Learn about online collections from museums, archives, and libraries around the world.Register

Sat, Apr 17, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Local artists Teresa Brunson and Lynn Martin will teach basic drawing and watercolor painting skills using the library as inspiration.
This event is full

Sat, Apr 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Join an online cooking class straight to your own kitchen! Register

Sat, Apr 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
All Alexandria Reads is hailing teen library lovers! Build your own library of bookish treats. First we'll make dessert books and then you can recreate the covers of your most beloved.

Mon, Apr 19, All day
Teens! Post a nature photo to Instagram using the hashtag #ALNature_Photos. Weekly, one photo will be shared on Alexandria Library's Instagram and Teens webpage. Contest runs through April 24.

Mon, Apr 19, 11:00am - 11:30am
Start the week off on the right (or left) foot with a Virtual Toddler Dance Party! Register

Mon, Apr 19, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English? Register

Mon, Apr 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
On April 29th, 1986, the L.A. County Library's Central Library was engulfed in flames. What else happened that day?Register

Mon, Apr 19, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Girls Who Code is a virtual club that meets weekly to learn, experiment and create with coding. Some coding and circuitry experience suggested.
This event is full

Tue, Apr 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Spend Tuesday Morning with us! Join us virtually for your favorite songs and stories to share with Miss Venetta! Register

Tue, Apr 20, 10:30am - 11:00am
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, Apr 20, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join us for baby time before your mid-morning nap for singing, fingerplay and books with Miss Venetta! Register

Tue, Apr 20, 11:00am - 11:40am
Join Miss Lisa and explore our non-fiction collection with songs, stories, games and more  in a program for ages 2+.Register

Tue, Apr 20, 11:15am - 12:15pm
This class will cover research fundamentals on Thomson Reuters Westlaw. Hosted by the experts at Westlaw. Register

Tue, Apr 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Celebrate Earth Day with us! Join us to learn more about how you can improve the quality of air you breathe in your home or office. Register

Tue, Apr 20, 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Take an immersive and interactive tour with Bar C Ranch around their farm, meeting a variety of animals and learning more about each. Register

Tue, Apr 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Attention all handcrafters! Join us to share what you are working on, see what others are creating, and just chat while we craft together!

Tue, Apr 20, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join us for a night of storytelling for adults and seniors. Register

Tue, Apr 20, 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Join us on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 7:00pm-8:15pm. Register

Wed, Apr 21, All day
Looking for ways to interact with your little one? Join Miss Lisa for songs, games, movement, yoga and a "book of the week."   A new episode premiers each week on YouTube. Ages 0-24 months.

Wed, Apr 21, 10:30am - 11:45am
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, Apr 21, 10:30am - 11:00am
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, Apr 21, 11:00am - 11:40am
A yoga story time version of our All Alexandria Reads picture book choice.Register

Wed, Apr 21, 11:15am - 12:15pm
Advanced Research on Westlaw is designed help researchers refine search construction. Hosted by the experts at Westlaw. Register

Wed, Apr 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Through images, letters, and diaries, Carlyle House Site Manager, Andrea Cochrane Tracey, shares how the Carlyle House and Mansion House Hotel were utilized during the Civil War. Register

Wed, Apr 21, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
In honor of All Alexandria Reads we will be reading "Suggested Reading" by Dave Connis.Register

Wed, Apr 21, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
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, Apr 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
COVID-19 vaccines may be the key to ending the pandemic. They join a list of vaccines that over time have prevented serious illness and even death around the world.Register

Wed, Apr 21, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Join Miss Kayla and Miss Katie for a collection of fantastic bed time stories. A perfect program to add to your evening routine. Register

Wed, Apr 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Duncan Book Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month. This month we will be reading a special selection for All Alexandria Reads!Register

Thu, Apr 22, 10:00am - 10:40am
Join Miss Lisa and "Ally Gator" for an interactive story hour for preschoolers and their siblings.Register

Thu, Apr 22, 10:00am - 10:30am
Hello April how are you? I'm happy to share toddler story time with you! Join us virtually each Thursday morning at 10AM. Register

Thu, Apr 22, 11:00am - 11:30am
Let's show our love for our home the earth on this year's Earth Day! Ages 0-5.Register

Thu, Apr 22, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Just as investigators in "The Library Book" sought clues to understand the damage of the L.A. Public Library fire, help examine how trees in your area are withstanding climate and habitat changes. Register

Thu, Apr 22, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Join Talewise for a spectacular Earth Day celebration! Please register at least 15 minutes before the program so that we can send you the link to join us right before the show starts!

Thu, Apr 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet social group! Register

Thu, Apr 22, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Take an immersive and interactive tour with Bar C Ranch around their farm, meeting a variety of small animals and learning more about each. Register

Thu, Apr 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Public libraries and public art are a natural pair. Both inspire, connect and communicate a broad spectrum of ideas.Register

Thu, Apr 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join Oddball Cinema and Alexandria Library for Social Distancing Cinema with "Not Another Happy Ending." Watch the movie any time before the event & then join our Zoom discussion.Register

Thu, Apr 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us virtually as we compete with trivia, play mad libs, tell jokes, write and listen to stories. Ages 8-18.Register

Fri, Apr 23, All day
A monthly program that features a story, craft, games, and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life was like in Marie-Grace and Cecile's™ era this April!

Fri, Apr 23, 10:00am - 11:00am
Looking for a new book to read and not sure where to start? Learn to use Novelist and Books & Authors to find your next read! Register

Fri, Apr 23, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join Miss Amy and Miss Amanda each Friday morning for stories, songs and rhymes.Register

Fri, Apr 23, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join Ms. Suzanne for a story, a craft and some silly songs. Ages 3 - 5.Register

Fri, Apr 23, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Please join us for a talk on mobile libraries by the former President of the Association of Bookmobiles & Outreach Services. Register

Fri, Apr 23, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Please join us for an educational webinar that teaches how you can create the right plan to protect your loved ones and give you peace of mind. Register

Sat, Apr 24, All day
A monthly program that features a story, craft, games, and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life was like in Marie-Grace and Cecile's™ era this April!

Sat, Apr 24, 11:00am - 12:30pm
This virtual class shows you how to create a colorful, individualized envelope book.
This event is full

Sat, Apr 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join the Rainbow Puppets as they present “Terrific Tales,” in which some of the most famous classic tales come to life in all-new musical retellings (ages 0-5).Register

Sat, Apr 24, 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Join a chef instructor from Sticky Fingers Cooking to hear a story; then follow along in your home kitchen as they show you how to make a menu inspired by the book!

Rescheduled
Sat, Apr 24, 4:00pm - 5:15pm
New date Saturday, April 24, 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Join a chef instructor from Sticky Fingers Cooking to hear a story; then follow along in your home kitchen as they show you how to make a menu inspired by the book!

Sun, Apr 25, All day
A monthly program that features a story, craft, games, and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life was like in Marie-Grace and Cecile's™ era this April!

Sun, Apr 25, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ready your ingredients and get ready to bake along at home! Learn how to make a delicious cookie themed for All Alexandria Reads. Register

Mon, Apr 26, All day
A monthly program that features a story, craft, games, and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life was like in Marie-Grace and Cecile's™ era this April!

Mon, Apr 26, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English? Register

Mon, Apr 26, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
This special lecture from the Deputy Director Emerita at Smithsonian Libraries is part of All Alexandria Reads. Check out a copy of "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean from your local library branch!Register

Mon, Apr 26, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Do you love to read romance novels? Want to talk about them with other romance book lovers? Join us! Register

Mon, Apr 26, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Girls Who Code is a virtual club that meets weekly to learn, experiment and create with coding. Some coding and circuitry experience suggested.
This event is full

Tue, Apr 27, All day
A monthly program that features a story, craft, games, and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life was like in Marie-Grace and Cecile's™ era this April!

Tue, Apr 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Spend Tuesday Morning with us! Join us virtually for your favorite songs and stories to share with Miss Venetta! Register

Tue, Apr 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
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, Apr 27, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join us for baby time before your mid-morning nap for singing, fingerplay and books with Miss Venetta! Register

Tue, Apr 27, 11:00am - 11:40am
Join Miss Lisa and explore our non-fiction collection with songs, stories, games and more  in a program for ages 2+.Register

Tue, Apr 27, 11:15am - 12:15pm
This class will cover research fundamentals on Thomson Reuters Westlaw. Hosted by the experts at Westlaw. Register

Tue, Apr 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Test your deducing skills with emoji book title trivia. A string of emojis will be the clue. Can you guess the book it describes? For ages 8-14.Register

Tue, Apr 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Attention all handcrafters! Join us to share what you are working on, see what others are creating, and just chat while we craft together!

Tue, Apr 27, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join us for a night of storytelling for adults and seniors. Register

Tue, Apr 27, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Do you want to learn more about how to buy or sell a home but don’t know where to start? Register

Wed, Apr 28, All day
A monthly program that features a story, craft, games, and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life was like in Marie-Grace and Cecile's™ era this April!

Wed, Apr 28, All day
Looking for ways to interact with your little one? Join Miss Lisa for songs, games, movement, yoga and a "book of the week."   A new episode premiers each week on YouTube. Ages 0-24 months.

Wed, Apr 28, 10:30am - 11:45am
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, Apr 28, 10:30am - 11:00am
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, Apr 28, 11:15am - 12:15pm
Advanced Research on Westlaw is designed help researchers refine search construction. Hosted by the experts at Westlaw. Register

Wed, Apr 28, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
If you're thinking about starting a business, you likely already have an idea of what you want to sell. However, do you know how to protect yourself from legal liability?Register

Wed, Apr 28, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
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, Apr 28, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Featuring All Alexandria Reads Books that are best enjoyed after dark! Bring your favorite blanket and coziest pajamas for these extra special bed time stories! Register

Wed, Apr 28, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
In "The Library Book" volunteers helped in the fire damage recovery. For AAR, learn to prepare for and respond to an emergency situation in your community. Part of the Upgraded and Grounded series.

Wed, Apr 28, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Being prepared for the unexpected does not have to be difficult, costly, or time-consuming.Register

Thu, Apr 29, All day
A monthly program that features a story, craft, games, and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life was like in Marie-Grace and Cecile's™ era this April!

Thu, Apr 29, 10:00am - 10:40am
Join Miss Lisa and "Ally Gator" for an interactive story hour for preschoolers and their siblings.Register

Thu, Apr 29, 10:00am - 10:30am
Hello April how are you? I'm happy to share toddler story time with you! Join us virtually each Thursday morning at 10AM. Register

Thu, Apr 29, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join Miss Christian each week for stories and songs. Ages 0-5.Register

Thu, Apr 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet social group! Register

Thu, Apr 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Can you figure out the title of a YA book with a string of emojis? Test your deducing skills and book knowledge with emoji book title trivia. For ages 15-18.Register

Thu, Apr 29, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us virtually as we compete with trivia, play mad libs, tell jokes, write and listen to stories. Ages 8-18.Register

Thu, Apr 29, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Our All Alexandria Reads choice depicts a fire at the LA Public Library. The Georgetown Branch of the DCPL also had a catastrophic fire. Librarian Jerry McCoy will describe the recovery.Register

Fri, Apr 30, All day
A monthly program that features a story, craft, games, and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life was like in Marie-Grace and Cecile's™ era this April!

Fri, Apr 30, 10:00am - 11:00am
Feeling overwhelmed by the sheer amount of online accounts you have? Learn about digital minimalism and how to declutter digital tools. Register

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

Fri, Apr 30, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
This month Scribble Book Club will dive into "Ban This Book" by Alan Gratz. Pick up your copy through a Duncan Curbside appointment. Recommended for grades 2-5Register




 

ONLINE RESOURCES


• Checkout an eBook or eAudiobook from Overdrive/Libby. Just getting started? Use the eBook Guide.

Read a magazine using Overdrive, a free service that offers full digital copies of your favorite magazines to view on a computer or mobile device.

Search databases for articles and information for you or your students.

• Use Heritage Quest from home to work on that genealogy project you've been putting off.

• Expand your music collection by downloading music from Freegal. You can also stream up to 3 hours of music each day.

• Ask a librarian a question via email or request a Book Match if you need some suggestions on what to read.

• Learn a new language with Mango or Rocket Languages.

Take an online class to learn something new!

• You can build your resume and get career help with Peterson's Career Prep.

• Grow your Google skills with Grow with Google classes online.

• Use the Gardening and Horticulture database to get information for planting your garden.

• Cook up some new recipes from the AtoZ World Food database.

• Kids need something to do? Check out this list of free, online resources curated by our Youth Services Librarians.

Download the Library's mobile app to stay up-to-date with us.

• Have questions about any of the digital services? Email the Digital Services Librarian.

 

Last Updated:  April 2021