Skip to main content
close
Font size options
Increase or decrease the font size for this website by clicking on the 'A's.
Contrast options
Choose a color combination to give the most comfortable contrast.
leftright


 

JOIN US ON YOUTUBE


   Our newest video:

  

   Check out all of our playlists:







EVENTS
Thu, Feb 22, 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, Feb 22, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Rock through the month of February with Toddler Rock N' Read. Join Mr. Josstin and Bernard the most stupendous story-telling dinosaur for a half hour of singing, stomping and storytelling. Ages 0-5

Thu, Feb 22, 11:00am - 11:40am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Stories, songs, movement and more for ages 2+

Thu, Feb 22, 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, Feb 22, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Rock through the month of February with Toddler Rock N' Read. Join Mr. Josstin and Bernard the most stupendous story-telling dinosaur for a half hour of singing, stomping and storytelling. Ages 0-5

Thu, Feb 22, 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.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Feb 22, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
The Alexandria Library Board's regular public meeting.

Thu, Feb 22, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
New venue James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Teen Area
Social group that focuses on nail painting and designs for members of the community. All materials will be provided. Ages 8-18

Thu, Feb 22, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Learn and play Riichi Mahjong, a popular tile-based game from Japan.

Thu, Feb 22, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
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.

Thu, Feb 22, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Both beginners and advanced fiber artists are welcome! Ages 12+

Thu, Feb 22, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Beatley Library’s Girls Who Code explores different programming topics, hoping to encourage and inspire future programmers everywhere! Ages 8-12.

Thu, Feb 22, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual - Zoom
Lawrence M. Jackson, Associate Professor of Dance at George Mason University, explores how colonialism ended authentic African dance and how Black dance keeps African cultural traditions alive.Register

Fri, Feb 23, 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, Feb 23, 10:15am - 11:15am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Counselor in residency from Wonderologie LLC in Del Ray

Fri, Feb 23, 10:30am - 11:15am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Stories and activities for preschoolers getting ready for kindergarten.

Fri, Feb 23, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join us in screening this documentary about the 1939 Alexandria Library Sit-In.

Fri, Feb 23, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Celebrate the close of Black History month with creating your own art piece inspired by Alma Thomas. All materials will be provided. Ages 6-12 & Teens

Fri, Feb 23, 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.

Sat, Feb 24, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Grand Gaming Melee: The Alexandria-Arlington Regional Gaming Group (AARGGH) invites you to play dice games, card games, tile games, and just about any other kind of tabletop game.

Sat, Feb 24, 10:30am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Everything you always wanted to know about Senior Living, but were afraid to ask

Sat, Feb 24, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Local History/Special Collections - Sprouse Rare Book Room
Join local researchers in a discussion about Alexandrian Black History and its impact on the broader community.

Sat, Feb 24, 1:30pm - 5:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Based on a crazy, outrageous, incredible, true story!

Sat, Feb 24, 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.

Canceled
Sun, Feb 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
Staring: Malcolm McDowell, Allen Garfield, and Daniel Stern.

Mon, Feb 26, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Bundle up for Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Feb 26, 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, music and movement. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Mon, Feb 26, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Bundle up for Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Feb 26, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
English conversation practice for English language learners. No registration required.

Mon, Feb 26, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Make and take craft activities for ages 6+

Mon, Feb 26, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Celebrate Black History Month with us as we create posters and wall art using inspiring quotes from famous voices in Black History.

Mon, Feb 26, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Challenge yourself and build cool lego structures using our regular lego sets and even learn to code our LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robots. Ages 5-18.

Mon, Feb 26, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Teen Area
An introduction into various table top genres to include resource management, party games, table top role-playing games, etc. Ages 12-18. Teens

Mon, Feb 26, 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, Feb 26, 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, Feb 26, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual - Virtual
Please join us online to view and discuss four short documentaries from The Story of Stuff that explore how we can reduce our dependence on plastic. This is the second discussion in a 4-part series. Register

Tue, Feb 27, 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, Feb 27, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Sing, wiggle and dance for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Feb 27, 10:15am - 10:45am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Storytime with songs, parachute and bubbles. Ages 1 & 2 with an adult.

Tue, Feb 27, 11:00am - 11:40am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Songs, games, movement and more for our littlest friends. Ages 0-23 months

Tue, Feb 27, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Sing, wiggle and dance for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Feb 27, 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.

Canceled
Tue, Feb 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Join us on Zoom for a current events discussion on the 4th Tuesday of the month. Click on the event title for more details!

Tue, Feb 27, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join us for a selection of Pre-K stories and themed craft each week. Ages 3+ with a caregiver. Siblings welcome! Recommended Ages 3-5

Tue, Feb 27, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join us for a play hour to build, create, and explore! Ages 6-12. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tue, Feb 27, 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 27, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Introducing the community to D&D through introductory sessions, one-shots, and campaigns. Depending on age range and attendance the groups will be organized by age. Registration required. Ages 12-18

Tue, Feb 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Meet entrepreneurs and groundbreakers from Black History like George Washington Carver, Madame CJ Walker, Thurgood Marshall and more in this interactive theater performance. Grades K-5.

Tue, Feb 27, 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 28, 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, Feb 28, 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, Feb 28, 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, Feb 28, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
In honor of Black History Month, we will be discussing the 1952 classic novel, "Invisible Man," by Ralph Ellison.Register

Wed, Feb 28, 5:00pm - 5:45pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Spitfire club, Winter Session. Changing the world, one book at a time! Kindergarten - 3rd Grade.

Wed, Feb 28, 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, Feb 28, 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 28, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Roses are red, violets are blue, something smells sweet, is it you??

Wed, Feb 28, 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

Thu, Feb 29, 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, Feb 29, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Rock through the month of February with Toddler Rock N' Read. Join Mr. Josstin and Bernard the most stupendous story-telling dinosaur for a half hour of singing, stomping and storytelling. Ages 0-5

Thu, Feb 29, 11:00am - 11:40am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Stories, songs, movement and more for ages 2+

Thu, Feb 29, 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, Feb 29, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Rock through the month of February with Toddler Rock N' Read. Join Mr. Josstin and Bernard the most stupendous story-telling dinosaur for a half hour of singing, stomping and storytelling. Ages 0-5

Thu, Feb 29, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
In honor of Black History Month, we will be showing a series of films.

Thu, Feb 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
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, Feb 29, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Learn and play Riichi Mahjong, a popular tile-based game from Japan.

Thu, Feb 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Both beginners and advanced fiber artists are welcome! Ages 12+

Thu, Feb 29, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Beatley Library’s Girls Who Code explores different programming topics, hoping to encourage and inspire future programmers everywhere! Ages 8-12.


 

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.