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EVENTS
Sun, Jul 21, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
This is a twice-monthly forum for writers to work on drafts, network, and share moral support. Meets first and third Sundays. All are welcome!

Sun, Jul 21, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

Canceled
Sun, Jul 21, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Play Dungeons & Dragons. No experience necessary. Open to ages 13-18.

Sun, Jul 21, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Oddball Cinema brings you all of the weird, eclectic, and lesser-known films you probably never saw in theaters. Click on the event title for more info!

Sun, Jul 21, 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)! This is a drop in event. Recommended ages 3-6

Mon, Jul 22, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

Mon, Jul 22, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle, crawl and clap at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Jul 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
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, Jul 22, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle, crawl and clap at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Jul 22, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
English conversation practice for English language learners.

Mon, Jul 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Carlyle House
Stories and other activities at historic Carlyle House in Old Town. (121 N Fairfax Street). Ages 4-8

Mon, Jul 22, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Teen Area
Where teens can socialize, strategize and learn tabletop games. All materials will be provided. Ages 12-18

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

Mon, Jul 22, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Hot Dog Summer at the Library! 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

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

Tue, Jul 23, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

Tue, Jul 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, Jul 23, 10:30am - 11:15am
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, Jul 23, 11:00am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Fun, entertaining, & engaging for all ages! If you're a fan of Toddler Rock N' Read this is the SummerQuest show for you!

Canceled
Tue, Jul 23, 11:00am - 11:30am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Join Miss Lisa for songs, games, movement activities and more fun that's just right for ages 0-23 months

Tue, Jul 23, 11:00am - 11:45am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Baby Artsplay Artist Kofi Dennis leads Baby and Toddler Time today!

Tue, Jul 23, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
SUPER SMASH your opponents in Super Smash Bros at Burke Branch Library. Ages: 12 – 18.

Tue, Jul 23, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
an after-school maker program for ages 6-12

Tue, Jul 23, 5:00pm - 7:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Introducing the community to D&D through introductory sessions, one-shots, and campaigns. Email Dungeon Master Josstin at jgogue@alexlibraryva.org if you're interested in joining. Ages 12-18

Tue, Jul 23, 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, Jul 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, Jul 24, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

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

Wed, Jul 24, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Enjoy weekly sessions with other fiber artists. Share your projects and see others. Quilting tutorials will be provided on the first Wednesday of every month. No registration is required.

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

Wed, Jul 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
What will Drew have "up his sleeve" today? Magic for ages 6+

Wed, Jul 24, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Periodicals Room
Read the powerful stories of black icons you didn't hear about in school with the brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated. Ages 13-18.

Wed, Jul 24, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Meet a different live animal from every continent and learn about its unique behaviors and adaptations. Presented by Ferrets and Friends. (All ages)

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

Wed, Jul 24, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Love a good bead craft? Join us for a fun beginner DIY craft where attendees can create their own iconic Taylor Swift bracelet. For ✨TEENS & ADULTS only ✨

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

Thu, Jul 25, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

Thu, Jul 25, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Stomp through summer fun with Mr. Josstin at Toddler Rock N' Read. Great for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

Thu, Jul 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
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.

Thu, Jul 25, 11:00am - 11:30am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Learn about wild animals with Cobra Caroline and her crew of puppets. Ages 2+

Thu, Jul 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, Jul 25, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Stomp through summer fun with Mr. Josstin at Toddler Rock N' Read. Great for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

Thu, Jul 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
The Barrett Branch Mahjong group meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 2-4 pm on the second floor. Accommodation is for 12 players so first come first served if more than 12.

Thu, Jul 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Please join us for a screening of an inspirational true story of the Homeless World Cup - an international football tournament for homeless people founded in 2001,

Thu, Jul 25, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Social group that focuses on nail painting and designs for members of the community. All materials will be provided. Ages 8-18

Thu, Jul 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, Jul 25, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Learn programming basics with books and games, plus computers. We'll take on this adventure with the support of a professional computer programmer. No prior coding knowledge necessary. Ages 8-12.

Thu, Jul 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Both beginners and advanced fiber artists are welcome! Ages 12+

Fri, Jul 26, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

Fri, Jul 26, 10:30am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Sing, jump, and dance with Mr. Lilo and his guitar in English and Spanish. (Ages 0-8)

Fri, Jul 26, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
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, Jul 27, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

Sat, Jul 27, 10:30am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Experience classic fairy tales in a new way. (Ages 0-5)

Sat, Jul 27, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Janet Entwistle will give a seminar on practical ways to enhance our local ecosystem through planting native plants and following supportive maintenance routines.

Sat, Jul 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting 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!

Sat, Jul 27, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Rainbow Puppet Productions creates shows that enlighten, entertain, and educate through original music, puppets and dance. Ages 0-8. 

Sat, Jul 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, Jul 28, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

Sun, Jul 28, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho he met that evening at a coffee shop.


 

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.