Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Wed, Dec 12, 10:30am - 11:10am
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Wed, Dec 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for fun filled music, rhymes and movement to increase your baby's visual literacy and language! Ages 0-18 months w/adult.

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Wed, Dec 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sing along with favorite holiday books, songs and rhythm instruments. All ages welcome.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Picture Book Area
Wed, Dec 12, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Babies, Ones, and their caregivers enjoy songs, stories, lap bounces, and gentle playtime. Children ages 0-23 months with adult.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Wed, Dec 12, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us for an hour of delicious cider and snacks as we discuss a novel celebrating love of food and family.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Wed, Dec 12, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club. Rated PG-13. 2018

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Wed, Dec 12, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Star Wars Lego play for ages 5 and up.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Wed, Dec 12, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
A drop-in craft program for school age children.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Picture Book Area
Wed, Dec 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Children learn about science, technology, engineering, and math through stories, songs, and activities. Ages 4-8 with adult.

Canceled
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Wed, Dec 12, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Join us for a advanced-beginner English Language Workshop. Presented by McLean Bible Church.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Children's Area
Wed, Dec 12, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Enjoy bedtime stories in Duncan's children area every Wednesday. Bring your pajamas and teddy bears. Ages 3-8.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Wed, Dec 12, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Celebrate the holiday season and the end of another successful year with all your neighbors at Duncan Library.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Wed, Dec 12, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bring the whole family for an evening of creative play with Legos. Just bring your imaginations, we have loads of Legos and Duplos! All ages.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Wed, Dec 12, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Genealogist Shannon Combs-Bennett will talk about DNA testing kits: what they actually tell you and how they can help with your genealogy research.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Thu, Dec 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Musical story time for kids ages 1-4 years with a caregiver.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Thu, Dec 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Free ESL "All Levels" Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Picture Book Area
Thu, Dec 13, 10:30am - 11:15am
Stories, songs, movement, and activities just for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Thu, Dec 13, 10:45am - 11:15am
Musical story time for kids ages 1-4 years with a caregiver.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Thu, Dec 13, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Musical story time for kids ages 1-4 years with a caregiver.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Picture Book Area
Thu, Dec 13, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Babies, Ones, and their caregivers enjoy songs, stories, lap bounces, and gentle playtime. Children ages 0-23 months with adult.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Thu, Dec 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
A book club for school aged girls.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Picture Book Area
Thu, Dec 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Practice your rhythm by making music as a group with percussion instruments. Ages 6-8.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Thu, Dec 13, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Fun and early literacy activities designed just for three to five-year-olds. We'll read stories, sing silly songs and do a craft. Ages 3 - 5 with an adult.

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Thu, Dec 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Make props for "The Nutcracker," then dance along with us. Ages 3 and up.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Thu, Dec 13, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Duncan Library's chapter of the national Girls Who Code program, a nonprofit with a mission to close the gender gap in technology. This program is intended for girls in grades 6-12.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Thu, Dec 13, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Meet with a writing and editing consultant in a private, one-on-one, 30-minute session.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Thu, Dec 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Attend this dynamic class and gain Basic Investing Skills and Confidence to Grow Your Resources.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Thu, Dec 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Knitting Club for kids! Learn to knit under the guidance of experienced knitters. All supplies will be provided. Ages 8-18.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Fri, Dec 14, 10:00am - 11:30am
Join us for a hands-on workshop to learn how to create and enhance various types of documents, such as resumes and flyers, using MS Word 2010. Registration Requested at 703-746-1772.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Fri, Dec 14, 10:30am - 11:10am
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Fri, Dec 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Baby songs and games, plus an open playtime with toys.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Fri, Dec 14, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Free English class for beginners in speaking, reading, and writing English.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Fri, Dec 14, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
In December 1914, an unofficial Christmas truce on the Western Front allows soldiers from opposing sides of the First World War to gain insight into each other's way of life. Rated PG-13. 2005

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Fri, Dec 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
On With The Wind is a hands-on engineering challenge focused on renewable energy and harnessing the power of the wind.

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Fri, Dec 14, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Would you like to practice speaking English? Join our new ESL class every Friday from 4:30-5:30 pm. Participants should have at least an intermediate understanding of English.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Sat, Dec 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Play with Legos and Duplos, build your own unique creations and put them on display. All ages.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Sat, Dec 15, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Interested in building your confidence in use of the English language?

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Sat, Dec 15, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Relax during the busy holiday season with a free meditation session provided by our friends at Yoga in Daily Life.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Sun, Dec 16, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Bring your crafting projects and enjoy the company of other makers with our monthly group!

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Mon, Dec 17, 10:15am - 10:45am
Songs, fingerplays and bounces for babies. For ages 0-11 months.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Mon, Dec 17, 11:00am - 12:45pm
Join us for a movie screening of Coco (PG) from Walt Disney Pictures. All ages, children must be with an adult.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Mon, Dec 17, 11:15am - 11:45am
Songs, fingerplays and bounces for babies. For ages 0-11 months.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Mon, Dec 17, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Free English class for beginners in speaking, reading, and writing English.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Mon, Dec 17, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
A story time designed for kids with intellectual and physical disabilities, and sensory processing disorders. Ages 2-12. Registration required.

Canceled
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Mon, Dec 17, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Join us for a advanced-beginner English Language Workshop. Presented by McLean Bible Church.

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Mon, Dec 17, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Spend a leisurely evening enjoying a seasonal mocktail while you peruse "Reading Menus" offering tasty tome suggestions for getting through the winter.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Tue, Dec 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
A story time for 1-4 year olds with a caregiver.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Tue, Dec 18, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Free ESL "All Levels" Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Tue, Dec 18, 10:45am - 11:15am
A story time for 1-4 year olds with a caregiver.

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Tue, Dec 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Music and movement event for ages 2 and up.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Tue, Dec 18, 11:30am - 12:00pm
A story time for 1-4 year olds with a caregiver.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Tue, Dec 18, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Practice sitting and listening while we read fun stories and do an easy craft. For ages 3+ with a caregiver.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Tue, Dec 18, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Practice reading out loud to a friendly dog. Grades 1-6. Registration Required. Call 703-746-1783 to register.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Tue, Dec 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Learn about the Library's new thermal cameras, and how you can use them to lower your energy bill!

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Wed, Dec 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for fun filled music, rhymes and movement to increase your baby's visual literacy and language! Ages 0-18 months w/adult.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Wed, Dec 19, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Join us for a movie screening of Incredibles 2 (PG) from Walt Disney Pictures. All ages, children must be with an adult.

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Wed, Dec 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Music and movement event for ages 2 and up.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Wed, Dec 19, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Play with Legos! Build your own unique creations, and put them on display. Ages 6+.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Wed, Dec 19, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Take a break from the crazy holiday scene to hang out and enjoy some snacks. Expect soothing music and something fun to make. Grades 6 - 12.

Canceled
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Wed, Dec 19, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Join us for a advanced-beginner English Language Workshop. Presented by McLean Bible Church.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Children's Area
Wed, Dec 19, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Enjoy bedtime stories in Duncan's children area every Wednesday. Bring your pajamas and teddy bears. Ages 3-8.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Wed, Dec 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Duncan Book Discussion Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Wed, Dec 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
We are surrounded by harsh chemicals every day. Join Cady Sinks and explore simple ways to swap out products for options that are better for our health and better for the environment.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Thu, Dec 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Musical story time for kids ages 1-4 years with a caregiver.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Thu, Dec 20, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Free ESL "All Levels" Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Thu, Dec 20, 10:45am - 11:15am
Musical story time for kids ages 1-4 years with a caregiver.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Thu, Dec 20, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Musical story time for kids ages 1-4 years with a caregiver.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Thu, Dec 20, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Create gifts like ornaments, greeting cards, or bath salts for friends and relatives. All ages.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Thu, Dec 20, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Duncan Library's chapter of the national Girls Who Code program, a nonprofit with a mission to close the gender gap in technology. This program is intended for girls in grades 6-12.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Thu, Dec 20, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Stalking Santa rated PG.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Thu, Dec 20, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
This library-sponsored program is held on the third Thursday of each month. Selections are from the Great Books Foundation series. For more information, call Bill Scouton at 703-931-3559.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Fri, Dec 21, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Free English class for beginners in speaking, reading, and writing English.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Fri, Dec 21, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Presented by the Low Vision Resource Group

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Fri, Dec 21, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Stories and songs for kids in French. No prior language experience required. For ages 3+ with caregiver.

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Fri, Dec 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Would you like to practice speaking English? Join our new ESL class every Friday from 4:30-5:30 pm. Participants should have at least an intermediate understanding of English.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Sat, Dec 22, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Join the Alexandria Arlington Regional Gaming Group (AARGGH) in a Grand Gaming Melee.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Sat, Dec 22, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Interested in building your confidence in use of the English language?

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Sat, Dec 22, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Don't spend money on more wrapping paper! With reused newspapers create beautifully wrapped gifts that will marvel your loved ones and spare the Earth.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Mon, Dec 24, All day
All Alexandria Libraries will be closed December 24th for Christmas Eve.

Canceled
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Mon, Dec 24, 10:30am - 11:30am
Seniors, sharpen your mind and exercise your brain with stimulating games, puzzles, and activities

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Tue, Dec 25, All day
All Alexandria Libraries will be closed December 25th for Christmas.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Thu, Dec 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Free ESL "All Levels" Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Thu, Dec 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
First, construct a cool robot with LEGO on top of a motorized building platform. Next, face off against other builders to see who has the toughest, sturdiest bot! Ages 8-12.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Thu, Dec 27, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
In turn of the century London, a magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two children become closer to their father. The perfect holiday movie, plus peppermint sticks and hot cocoa. (1964)