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ADULT WINTER READING


To celebrate Love Your Library Month, the Library is hosting its annual Adult Winter Reading Contest.

Starting February 1st, customers are encouraged to stop by any Alexandria Library branch to learn more about the Adult Winter Reading program.

By reading one book or listening to one audiobook, you can be entered to win a gift card. You can fill out an entry form at any of the branches or participate at alexandria.beanstack.com. Maximum of five entries per customer.

Physical entries must be submitted by Monday, February 28, 2022. 

 

BOOK MATCH

What are your favorite types of books? What book can you not live without? 

Fill out a short questionnaire and receive a personalized list of book recommendations hand-picked by our staff.

 

GET A BOOK MATCH

 

BOOKS & AUTHORS

Browse genres, search for a title or author, review booklists and more.

 

ACCESS BOOKS AND AUTHORS

 

 VIEW TUTORIAL

 

NOVELIST

Find book recommendations based on appeal factors, curated lists, and read-alikes for titles you enjoy.

 

ACCESS NOVELIST

 

 VIEW TUTORIAL

Staff Picks for eBooks & Audiobooks

 

They Will Drown in Their Mothers' Tears The Alienist The Goldfinch A Mind Unraveled Manhattan Beach Dark Places

Upcoming Events
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, 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.

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, 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, 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, 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.

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

Tue, Feb 07, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for ESL language learners

Tue, Feb 07, 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, Feb 07, 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, Feb 07, 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

Tue, Feb 07, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Pump up your heart beat while dancing and having fun!

Tue, Feb 07, 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, Feb 08, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Please join us virtually for a discussion of a true crime story of Victorian era serial killer Dr. Cream by Dean Jobb.Register

Wed, Feb 08, 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 08, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
A chocolate covered strawberry is a classic, but a DIY chocolate-FILLED strawberry is a unique gift for you or a loved one this Valentine's Day! For teens, adults, and seniors

Thu, Feb 09, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for ESL language learners

Thu, Feb 09, 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, Feb 10, 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 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
African Americans have been connected to Arlington National Cemetery since its origins as a plantation through the Freedman's Village to the trailblazers of the civil rights movement.

Sun, Feb 12, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Kids, teens and adults! Need to remember someone special? Come join our Valentine extravaganza! We provide the cards, sparkles, stickers, hearts and flowers. You provide the creative touch.

Mon, Feb 13, 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, Feb 13, 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 13, 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 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual - Virtual
Please join Let's Talk Books to discuss "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents" by Isabel Wilkerson. Register

Rescheduled
Mon, Feb 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
New date Tuesday, February 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
The Friends of Duncan Library's Board Members discuss the Duncan Branch activities, fund raising actives supporting the Duncan Branch programs, collection needs and Alexandria Library community goals

Mon, Feb 13, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual - Zoom
Join us for a virtual discussion of Elly Fishman's "Refugee High."

Tue, Feb 14, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for ESL language learners

Tue, Feb 14, 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, Feb 14, 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, Feb 14, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
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!

Tue, Feb 14, 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

Tue, Feb 14, 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

Last updated:  January 2022