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EVENTS
Mon, Apr 22, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Mon, Apr 22, 11:00am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Children love to be outdoors! Join us in Beatley Central Library's beautiful outdoor Reading Garden for stories, songs and movement. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Mon, Apr 22, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
English conversation practice for English language learners. No registration required.

Mon, Apr 22, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Make and take craft activities for ages 6+

Canceled
Mon, Apr 22, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

Mon, Apr 22, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual - Virtual
Join the Local History Special Collection team for the third session of the virtual genealogy workshop series as we take a deeper dive into the archives to identify additional genealogical sources. Register

Mon, Apr 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual - Virtual
Join us online to view and discuss two short documentaries from The Story of Stuff envisioning the community health of neighbors helping neighbors. This is the last discussion in a 4-part series. Register

Canceled
Tue, Apr 23, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Tue, Apr 23, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Tue, Apr 23, 10:15am - 10:45am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, and movement for kids ages 0-5 !

Tue, Apr 23, 11:00am - 11:45am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Meet your old friends and make new friends at an unstructured, outdoor playtime in the library's Reading Garden! Toys will be supplied. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Tue, Apr 23, 11:00am - 11:40am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Songs, games, movement and more for ages 0-23 months

Tue, Apr 23, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual
Join staff from Alexandria City's Stormwater Management Division to learn what you can do to protect and improve water quality and mitigate flooding. Registration Required.Register

Tue, Apr 23, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Periodicals Room
Join Miss Amy for stories, songs, movement, and activities just right for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Tue, Apr 23, 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Award-winning author Sydney Dunlap will discuss her novel "It Happened on Saturday" - the story of a 13-year-old girl named Julia who meets someone online who isn't who he says he is.

Tue, Apr 23, 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!Register

Wed, Apr 24, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Wed, Apr 24, 10:15am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Baby storytime, plus opportunities to build relationships with other caretakers of young children! For ages 0-12 months, accompanied by an adult.

Wed, Apr 24, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Enjoy weekly sessions with other fiber artists. Share your projects or learn new skills. Quilting tutorials will be provided on 1st Wednesday of every month. No registration is required.

Wed, Apr 24, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join us for stories, songs, and activities for your active, growing little ones! Ages 1-2.

Wed, Apr 24, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for a film screening of the 2024 Academy Award Winner for Best Supporting Actress.

Wed, Apr 24, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join the friends of the library to have a first look at the book sale! Paperbacks $2 Hard cover $4

Wed, Apr 24, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

Wed, Apr 24, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Learn to knit under the guidance of experienced knitters. All supplies will be provided. Ages 8-18.

Wed, Apr 24, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Periodicals Room
Author Justine Ireland discusses her newest Young Adult novel about a young black mage navigating race and power in America during the 1930s.

Wed, Apr 24, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Gather with fellow readers in the community to talk about Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, a title similar to AAR’s adult fiction pick, Black Cake, that highlights the theme of COURAGE.

Wed, Apr 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Do you love to read romance novels? Want to talk about them with other romance book lovers? Join us on the last Weds. of the month! Click on the event title for more details.Register

Wed, Apr 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Please join our panel of local authors and an educator on how you can write about difficult issues. Register

Canceled
Thu, Apr 25, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Thu, Apr 25, 10:00am - 8:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Paperback's $2 Hard covers $4

Thu, Apr 25, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Thu, Apr 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Learn basic line dance steps while you workout to Golden Oldies music. This is a great class for beginners. Bring a friend or come alone. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Thu, Apr 25, 11:00am - 11:40am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Stories, songs, movement and more for ages 2+

Thu, Apr 25, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual
Join participants from Alexandria and our Sister City, Dundee, Scotland, to discuss a short story by Langston Hughes that embodies our All Alexandria Reads theme of "Courage." Registration required.Register

Thu, Apr 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Our Mahjong group uses the American rules variation developed from the ancient Chinese game. Meetings are from 2-4 PM on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. Registration is limited and required.
This event is full

Thu, Apr 25, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Don't miss the screening of this 2023 Academy Award Winning film: winner of Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor.

Thu, Apr 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Attention all handcrafters! Join us to share what you are working on, see what others are creating, and just chat while we craft together!

Thu, Apr 25, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Learn and play Riichi Mahjong, a popular tile-based game from Japan.

Thu, Apr 25, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join Jorge Banales as he gives instruction on the Yang Style 24 Movement Tai Chi form on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. Free and open to the public.

Thu, Apr 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Teen Area
Both beginners and advanced fiber artists are welcome! Ages 12+

Thu, Apr 25, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Beatley Library’s Girls Who Code explores different programming topics, hoping to encourage and inspire future programmers everywhere! Ages 8-12.

Fri, Apr 26, 10:00am - 5:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Paperback's $2 Hard covers $4

Fri, Apr 26, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Fri, Apr 26, 10:15am - 11:00am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Build motor, language and social skills with your baby through songs, games, simple baby yoga and more. Just for babies ages 0-12 months and parents/caregivers--no older siblings please.

Fri, Apr 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Please join us virtually to learn more about air quality and the steps you can take to improve air in your home. Register

Fri, Apr 26, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us to screen a new 2024 twist on the modern classic "Mean Girls."

Fri, Apr 26, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Have fun on Fridays after school, building, making, playing word bingo, and winning prizes! Grades K-5. *Includes slime-making every last Friday of the month!*

Sat, Apr 27, 10:00am - 1:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Paperback's $2 Hard covers $4

Sat, Apr 27, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Sat, Apr 27, 10:00am - 11:00am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Outdoors
Start your Saturday doing good. Join the Barrett Branch walking and litter pickup club.

Sat, Apr 27, 11:00am - 11:30am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us on Saturday mornings in April for a yoga class to practice poses to help kids feel strong and brave. Ages: 4-8

Sat, Apr 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join us in Beatley's youth services area and test out our tabletop games! Ages 5-18.

Sun, Apr 28, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Rescheduled
Sun, Apr 28, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
New date Saturday, April 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join us in Beatley's youth services area and test out our tabletop games! Ages 5-18.

Sun, Apr 28, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Bring your preschooler to the Duncan Library on Sunday afternoons to explore STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, art, and math)! Recommended ages 3-6

Mon, Apr 29, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Mon, Apr 29, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Crawl, scoot and wiggle to Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Apr 29, 11:00am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join in with opera singers as they help author Carolyn Sloan read her interactive children's book, Welcome to the Opera!

Mon, Apr 29, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Crawl, scoot and wiggle to Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Apr 29, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
English conversation practice for English language learners. No registration required.

Mon, Apr 29, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Make and take craft activities for ages 6+

Mon, Apr 29, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Teen Area
Tabletop games where teens can socialize, learn tabletop games, and learn critical thinking and strategy. All materials will be provided. Ages 12-18

Mon, Apr 29, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

Mon, Apr 29, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
The Library is for the dogs! Does your 1st-6th grader want to practice reading with a dog? We have 3; 15 minute slots from 5:30-6:30PM. Come read with us! Please call to register. Ages 6-12

Mon, Apr 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual - Virtual
Join the Local History Special Collection team for the final session of the virtual genealogy workshop series where you will learn how to adequately organize and document your findings. Register


 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

 

All City government facilities are now open to the public, or open by appointment only. Check individual department or program pages for details about specific services. Customers may also call 311 or 703.746.4311 to request in-person information or service.

2023 Tax Forms - Federal tax forms will be available for customers to pick up at most Library branches beginning in late-January, 2024. The Library does not offer tax preparation assistance, but the City's Department of Community & Human Services offers free tax return preparation to eligible residents beginning in February.

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.