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EVENTS
Mon, Jan 30, All day
The Alexandria Library YouTube Channel
Each week 2 new books to add to your 1000 Books Before Kindergarten count, plus a song or game. For ages 2+

Mon, Jan 30, 10:00am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Computer area
If you know little or nothing about computers and want to learn more, this is the place to start!
This event is full

Mon, Jan 30, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Scoot through the snow and come and play at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Jan 30, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
ESL is returning to the Burke Library as an in-person event. Come join us. No registration is needed.

Mon, Jan 30, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Need help copying or scanning? Need to send an or download an attachment but don't know how? Volunteers are here to help! Click on the event title for more details.

Mon, Jan 30, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
This is a space for intermediate speaker to practice English and build confidence.

Mon, Jan 30, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Call the Children's desk (703)-746-1783 to register your 1st-6th grader to Read to a Dog! We have 3; 15 minute slots from 5:30-6:30PM. It is first come first serve if you don't call ahead.

Tue, Jan 31, 10:15am - 10:45am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Storytime with songs, parachute and bubbles. Ages 1 & 2 with an adult.

Tue, Jan 31, 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.

Tue, Jan 31, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Stomp and Clap for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Jan 31, 11:00am - 11:30am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Songs, games, movement and more for our littlest friends. Ages 0-23 months

Tue, Jan 31, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join Miss Amy for stories, songs, movement, and activities just right for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Tue, Jan 31, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join Miss Katie for a selection of Pre-K stories and themed craft each week. Ages 3+ with a caregiver. Siblings welcome! Recommended Ages 3-5

Tue, Jan 31, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Full STEAM ahead…Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math activities to inspire future innovators and problem solvers! Ages 5-8.

Tue, Jan 31, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Need help copying or scanning? Need to send an or download an attachment but don't know how? Volunteers are here to help! Click on the event title for more details.

Tue, Jan 31, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Barrett Library has a volunteer available on Tuesdays to help with computer and technologies use. Appointments are available at 5 PM and 6 PM. Please call 703-746-1721 to schedule an appointment.

Tue, Jan 31, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
This class is for those who are preparing for the Citizen Exam and Interview. Ideally, you will have already submitted your N-400. *New session to run from Jan 10 - Feb 28

Wed, Feb 01, All day
The Alexandria Library VIrginia YouTube Channel
Join Miss Lisa for a weekly YouTube time for our littlest friends

Wed, Feb 01, All day
The Alexandria Library VIrginia YouTube Channel
Songs, games, stories and more for our littlest friends. Ages 0-23 months

Wed, Feb 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Computer area
If you know little or nothing about how to use the web and want to learn more, this is the place to start!  
This event is full

Wed, Feb 01, 10:15am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Looking for a baby storytime and/or a chance to talk to other grown-ups with young children? Then join us at the Beatley Central Library for Tummy Time! This program is for ages 0-12 months.

Wed, Feb 01, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories and songs fit for active, growing little ones! This program is for ages 1-2.

Wed, Feb 01, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for a play hour to build, explore, and be creative. Grades: K-6. Únase a nosotros para una hora de juegos para construir, explorar y ser creativo. Grados: K-6.

Wed, Feb 01, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Do you want to practice reading aloud? Do you like dogs? Sign up for a 15-minute reading slot to read to a dog by calling (703) 746-1753 or by stopping by Beatley's Children's Desk. Ages 6-12.

Wed, Feb 01, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
This is a space for intermediate speaker to practice English and build confidence.

Wed, Feb 01, 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, Feb 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
Monthly Meditation, lead by our Friends at Yoga in Daily Life, is a free one-hour meditation class open to everyone.Register

Thu, Feb 02, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for ESL language learners

Thu, Feb 02, 11:00am - 11:40am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Join us as we count towards 1000 Books! Ages 2+

Thu, Feb 02, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle, giggle, clap. Toddler Rock N' Read is for toddlers and siblings. Recommended for Ages 0-5.

Thu, Feb 02, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
The Thursday Afternoon Book Discussion meets on the first Thursday of each month at 1:30 PM. All are welcome! Register

Thu, Feb 02, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Join Barrett Branch’s knitting and crochet group! Together we'll be making items to donate to those in need.

Thu, Feb 02, 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.

Thu, Feb 02, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
A dedicated hour to share and critique each other's creative work

Thu, Feb 02, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Celebrate love and romance in February by joining us for the following love stories: "The Lady with the Dog" by Anton Chkekhov and "Portrait of Two Young Ladies in White and Green Robes" by Jane Pek.Register

Fri, Feb 03, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
All month long for Black History Month we will show films featuring African American lead characters. Join us for great films and snacks!

Sat, Feb 04, All day
All Library Locations
Visit an Alexandria Library branch for Take Your Child to the Library Day! Each library will offer a free activity. Ages 0-Grade 5

Sat, Feb 04, 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, Feb 04, 10:30am - 11:00am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
All ages are invited to a storytime where we will read, sing, and play. Children must be accompanied by an adult. We'll be celebrating "Take Your Child to the Library Day" on February 4.

Sat, Feb 04, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join us for a multicultural poetry reading that celebrates our celestial neighbor, the moon!

Sat, Feb 04, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Play classic games* that you love and learn a few new ones too!

Mon, Feb 06, All day
The Alexandria Library YouTube Channel
Each week 2 new books to add to your 1000 Books Before Kindergarten count, plus a song or game. For ages 2+

Mon, Feb 06, 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, Feb 06, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Scoot, wiggle and roll over for Baby Time. Fingerplay and sing-a-long for Ages 0-14 months. Siblings welcome. There will be no Baby Time on Monday, February 20th.

Mon, Feb 06, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
ESL is returning to the Burke Library as an in-person event. Come join us. No registration is needed.

Mon, Feb 06, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Make art trading cards featuring your favorite quotes from historical African American figures and on love to give to family, friends and strangers. Ages 12-18.

Mon, Feb 06, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
This is a space for intermediate speaker to practice English and build confidence.

Mon, Feb 06, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Call the Children's desk (703)-746-1783 to register your 1st-6th grader to Read to a Dog! We have 3; 15 minute slots from 5:30-6:30PM. It is first come first serve if you don't call ahead.

 

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.

2022 Tax Forms - Federal tax forms will be available for customers to pick up at most Library branches beginning in late-January, 2023. 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.