Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Sun, Oct 21, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Join us in recognizing the amazing accomplishments of all entrants in our For Love of Country Essay and Poetry Contest!

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Sun, Oct 21, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alexandria Oddball Cinema celebrates Halloween with a month or horror films.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Mon, Oct 22, 10:15am - 10:45am
Songs, fingerplays and bounces for babies. For ages 0-11 months with a caregiver.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Mon, Oct 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
Seniors, sharpen your mind and exercise your brain with stimulating games, puzzles, and activities

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Mon, Oct 22, 10:30am - 11:15am
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Mon, Oct 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
A story time built with your toddler in mind! Join us for a story, songs, activities and more. Ages 1-2 with an adult.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Mon, Oct 22, 11:15am - 11:45am
Songs, fingerplays and bounces for babies. For ages 0-11 months with a caregiver.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Mon, Oct 22, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Free English class for beginners in speaking, writing, and reading English. Text materials will be provided in class. Children may accompany their parents.

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Mon, Oct 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Baby songs and games, plus an open playtime with toys.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Mon, Oct 22, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
A story time designed for kids with intellectual and physical disabilities, and sensory processing disorders. Ages 2-12. Registration required.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Mon, Oct 22, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
This is a two-part training over two days. Attendees completing the full training will receive a 3-year certification in Mental Health First Aid and may be eligible to receive 8 CEUs.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Mon, Oct 22, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Join us for a advanced-beginner English Language Workshop. Presented by McLean Bible Church.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Mon, Oct 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join Paula Tarnapol Whitacre, author of "A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time," for a free talk about Civil War Alexandria.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Mon, Oct 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for an evening of looking at the moon and other celestial objects.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Tue, Oct 23, 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, Oct 23, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Free ESL "All Levels" Workshops usually held every Tuesday and Thursday of the week all month long.

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Tue, Oct 23, 10:15am - 10:45am
Songs and learning activities just for one year olds.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Tue, Oct 23, 10:30am - 11:00am
Two year olds enjoy stories, music, movement, and a coloring sheet to practice fine motor skills. Ages 24-35 months with adult.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Tue, Oct 23, 10:45am - 11:15am
A story time for 1-4 year olds with a caregiver.

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Tue, Oct 23, 11:00am - 11:45am
Story time for ages 2 and up with a caregiver. Younger siblings are welcome to come along. Our Tuesday program repeats on Wednesday--please choose to come on Tuesday or Wednesday.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Tue, Oct 23, 11:30am - 12:00pm
A story time for 1-4 year olds with a caregiver.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Tue, Oct 23, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Stories, songs, movement, and activities just for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Tue, Oct 23, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Join Madison Reeder, a Registered Dietitian from InovaCares for Seniors™ PACE® Program, will be doing themed cooking demos for seniors to promote healthy nutrition.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Tue, Oct 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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, Oct 23, 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 - Large Meeting Room
Tue, Oct 23, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bring your own pumpkin to paint for Halloween! We'll supply paint, stickers, and other odds & ends. For ages 8 and up.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Tue, Oct 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Face-off against friends or family while playing our wide selection of board games and card games! All ages with adult.

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Wed, Oct 24, 10:15am - 10:45am
Songs and learning activities just for one year olds.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Wed, Oct 24, 10:30am - 11:15am
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Wed, Oct 24, 11:00am - 11:45am
Story time for ages 2 and up with a caregiver. Younger siblings are welcome to come along. Our Tuesday program repeats on Wednesday--please choose to come on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Wed, Oct 24, 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
Wed, Oct 24, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
A book club for kids ages 6 and up!

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Wed, Oct 24, 4:00pm - 6:45pm
Come support the library and pick up books, cds and dvds at discounted prices. Tonight's event is for members only but membership forms will be available on site.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Wed, Oct 24, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
This is a two-part training over two days. Attendees completing the full training will receive a 3-year certification in Mental Health First Aid and may be eligible to receive 8 CEUs.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Wed, Oct 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Children learn about science, technology, engineering, and math through stories, songs, and activities. Ages 4-8 with adult.

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Wed, Oct 24, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Ghost/bat rockets, slime, and other S.T.E.A.M. activities perfect for the month of October. A new activity each week. Ages 5 & Up. All materials supplied. No registration required.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
Wed, Oct 24, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Enjoy bedtime stories in Duncan's children area every Wednesday. Bring your pajamas and teddy bears. Ages 3-8.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Wed, Oct 24, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Join us for a advanced-beginner English Language Workshop. Presented by McLean Bible Church.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Wed, Oct 24, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The fourth Wednesday of each month is Adult Craft Night at Duncan Branch Library.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Wed, Oct 24, 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.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Thu, Oct 25, 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, Oct 25, 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 - Story Room
Thu, Oct 25, 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, Oct 25, 10:45am - 11:15am
Musical story time for kids ages 1-4 years with a caregiver.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Thu, Oct 25, 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, Oct 25, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Musical story time for kids ages 1-4 years with a caregiver.

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Thu, Oct 25, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Discuss two works by one of the greatest English novelists of the 20th Century.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Thu, Oct 25, 1:15pm - 8:45pm
Come support the library and pick up books, cds, and dvds at discounted prices.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Children's Area
Thu, Oct 25, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
A book club for school aged girls.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Thu, Oct 25, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Create spinning, glowing, light machines that hypnotize and amaze! Explore how electricity makes motors move and light emitting diodes illuminate. For school age kids.

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Thu, Oct 25, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Explore art history with a story time followed by a process focused art project. All supplies provided. Ages 3-6.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Thu, Oct 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Practice your rhythm by making music as a group with percussion instruments. Ages 6-8.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Thu, Oct 25, 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, Oct 25, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
The Orphanage Rated R

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Thu, Oct 25, 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, Oct 26, 10:15am - 5:15pm
Come support the library and pick up books, cds, and dvds at discounted prices.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Fri, Oct 26, 10:30am - 11:15am
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, Oct 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Can't come to "Read, Sing, Play, Baby!" on Monday afternoons? Here's a Friday morning alternative. Just for babies ages 0-11 months with a grownup/caregiver. No registration required.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Sat, Oct 27, 10:15am - 4:15pm
Come support the library and pick up books, cds, and dvds at discounted prices.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
Sat, Oct 27, 11:00am - 11:30am
Read stories and sing songs Saturday morning at Duncan Library! For all ages. No registration required.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Picture Book Area
Sat, Oct 27, 11:00am - 11:40am
Stories, music, and movement for the entire family. All ages with adult.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Sat, Oct 27, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English?

Local History/Special Collections
Sat, Oct 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Come learn about copyright and how you can and cannot use materials for display or online and traditional publication.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Sat, Oct 27, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Martha E. Garcia will teach you to Merengue!

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Sun, Oct 28, 1:15pm - 4:15pm
Come support the library and pick up books, cds, and dvds at great prices!

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Mon, Oct 29, 10:15am - 10:45am
Songs, fingerplays and bounces for babies. For ages 0-11 months with a caregiver.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Picture Book Area
Mon, Oct 29, 10:30am - 11:15am
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Mon, Oct 29, 11:15am - 11:45am
Songs, fingerplays and bounces for babies. For ages 0-11 months with a caregiver.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Mon, Oct 29, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
A story time designed for kids with intellectual and physical disabilities, and sensory processing disorders. Ages 2-12. Registration required.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Mon, Oct 29, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Join us for a advanced-beginner English Language Workshop. Presented by McLean Bible Church.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Mon, Oct 29, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Alexandria Oddball Cinema specializes in screening lesser-known, art house, foreign, and weird cinema.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Tue, Oct 30, 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, Oct 30, 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 - Story Room
Tue, Oct 30, 10:30am - 11:00am
Two year olds enjoy stories, music, movement, and a coloring sheet to practice fine motor skills. Ages 24-35 months with adult.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Tue, Oct 30, 10:45am - 11:15am
A story time for 1-4 year olds with a caregiver.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Tue, Oct 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for a special story time in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month featuring stories, finger play, and songs! Ages 1-4 w/adult.

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

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Tue, Oct 30, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Stories, songs, movement, and activities just for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Tue, Oct 30, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
If you are a Medicare recipient or a caregiver for a Medicare beneficiary, you are invited to attend a training to review and make changes to your prescription drug plan. Registration required.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Tue, Oct 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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, Oct 30, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Practice reading out loud to a friendly dog. Grades 1-6. Registration Required. Call 703-746-1783 to register.

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Tue, Oct 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Jesus Kotei will share an insider's account of the historically rich country of Ghana.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Tue, Oct 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Test your skills and see if you can complete challenges and projects about science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Ages 8-14.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Picture Book Area
Wed, Oct 31, 10:30am - 11:15am
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, Oct 31, 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 - Story Room
Wed, Oct 31, 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, Oct 31, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Come practice your English language skills with others in friendly conversations. Free and open to the public. No registration is required; drop-in when you can.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
Wed, Oct 31, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us for a movie after school! For school aged kids.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Wed, Oct 31, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Children learn about science, technology, engineering, and math through stories, songs, and activities. Ages 4-8 with adult.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
Wed, Oct 31, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Enjoy bedtime stories in Duncan's children area every Wednesday. Bring your pajamas and teddy bears. Ages 3-8.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Wed, Oct 31, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Join us for a advanced-beginner English Language Workshop. Presented by McLean Bible Church.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Wed, Oct 31, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Stop by the library before or after trick-or-treating to decorate a sugar cookie and add to the sweet Halloween fun! All ages.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Wed, Oct 31, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Alexandria Oddball Cinema presents a special Halloween screening of The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Thu, Nov 01, 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 - Story Room
Thu, Nov 01, 10:30am - 11:10am
Stories, songs, movement, and activities just for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Thu, Nov 01, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Babies, Ones, and their caregivers enjoy songs, stories, lap bounces, and gentle playtime. Children ages 0-23 months with adult.

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Thu, Nov 01, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Discuss two works by one of the greatest English novelists of the 20th Century.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Thu, Nov 01, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us to discuss the mystery novel "The Cater Street Hangman" by Anne Perry, the first book in the Charlotte & Thomas Pitt series.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Thu, Nov 01, 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 - Second Floor
Thu, Nov 01, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Join Barrett's knitting and crochet group!

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Thu, Nov 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Practice your rhythm by making music as a group with percussion instruments. Ages 6-8.

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
Thu, Nov 01, 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 - Story Room
Thu, Nov 01, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Choose your favorite books and read to a friendly trained dog. Ages 6-12, or younger independent readers.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Thu, Nov 01, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join us to discuss the following stories: "The Hitch-Hikers" by Eudora Welty and "The Peach Stone" by Paul Horgan.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Thu, Nov 01, 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 - Meeting Room
Fri, Nov 02, 10:15am - 12:00pm
Learn the basics of using a computer with an overview of Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010 applications. Also find out the best strategies forlocating information on the Internet.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Fri, Nov 02, 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, Nov 02, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Baby songs and games, plus an open playtime with toys. Come meet other families with babies as you learn new activities to build your baby's language, social and motor skills.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Fri, Nov 02, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Free English classes for beginners in speaking, reading, and writing English.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Fri, Nov 02, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Celebrate Día de los Muertos with us!

Local History/Special Collections
Sat, Nov 03, 11:00am - 11:45am
Come learn about the unique treasures held at the Local History / Special Collections the first Saturday of every month.

Local History/Special Collections
Sat, Nov 03, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join Leslie Anderson in examining the Virginia Slaves Birth Index and how it can be utilized for genealogical research.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Picture Book Area
Sat, Nov 03, 11:00am - 11:30am
Stories, music, and movement for the entire family. All ages with adult.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Sat, Nov 03, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English?

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Mon, Nov 05, 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
Mon, Nov 05, 11:00am - 12:00pm
A story time built with your toddler in mind! Join us for a story, songs, activities and more. Ages 1-2 with an adult.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Mon, Nov 05, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Free English classes for beginners in speaking, reading, and writing English.

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Mon, Nov 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Baby songs and games, plus an open playtime with toys. Come meet other families with babies as you learn new activities to build your baby's language, social and motor skills.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Mon, Nov 05, 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, Nov 05, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
"My Antonia" by Willa Cather was published 100 years ago! Dr. Janie Mitchell will lead the discussion on this classic novel. Note: we are meeting this month only on the first Monday of the month.