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Banned Books Week

 

Beyond magenta : transgender teens speak out Transgender teens speak out The handmaid's tale The adventures of Captain Underpants
  
Thirteen Reasons Why The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian The hate u give
Virtual Events
Tue, Sep 29, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Swing by Beatley Central Library anytime between September 15 and October 15 to pick up a bag of craft supplies celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Ages 6-12.

Tue, Sep 29, All day
Virtual
A monthly program that features a story, a craft and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life in Alexandria was like in Maryellen's™ era this September!

Tue, Sep 29, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual -
Join us on Tuesdays at 10 AM for virtual Stories and Songs!Register

Tue, Sep 29, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Join Ms. Eli from her home for this virtual Spanish-English storytime. Sing songs and she'll read a book or two. Intended for ages 2 to 4, but all children and families are welcome to join in! Register

Tue, Sep 29, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Venetta for Virtual Baby Time now on Tuesdays at 11AM! Register

Tue, Sep 29, 11:00am - 11:40am
Virtual
Let's explore the Alphabet, 1 letter at a time with stories, music and more. Recommended for ages 2+Register

Tue, Sep 29, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
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Join Miss Katie on Zoom for two stories and a craft every Tuesday at 4 PM. Register

Tue, Sep 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Celebrate Banned Book Week by testing your knowledge of books that were banned or censored with a game of trivia. Ages 8-14. Registration is required.Register

Tue, Sep 29, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
We will offer information about local services for people who are new to the community.

Tue, Sep 29, 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!

Tue, Sep 29, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join us for a conversation with Dr. Shireen Lewis, the founder of EduSeed’s SisterMentors program, and some of the women and girls who have participated in this transformative program. Register

Wed, Sep 30, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Swing by Beatley Central Library anytime between September 15 and October 15 to pick up a bag of craft supplies celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Ages 6-12.

Wed, Sep 30, All day
Virtual
A monthly program that features a story, a craft and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life in Alexandria was like in Maryellen's™ era this September!

Wed, Sep 30, 10:30am - 11:45am
Virtual
This conversation class is for all levels, but will cater particularly toward beginners. Intermediate students will be broken off into a separate group to read a current event and discuss. Register

Wed, Sep 30, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Join Ms. Suzanne on Zoom with a special guest from Alaska! We'll sing songs and listen to a story about what we can see from our windows. Designed for ages 2 to 4, but anyone can join!Register

Wed, Sep 30, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Yoga+Great Picture Books= Storytime Fun!Register

Wed, Sep 30, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual
We will offer information about local services for people who are new to the community.

Wed, Sep 30, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Virtual -
Middle School Book club is for ages 10+ . We will meet virtually once a week to discuss the assigned book. Register

Wed, Sep 30, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Children’s books can help us open conversations with our kids about challenging topics. Join us during this five-week series as we explore different social justice issues. Registration required.Register

Wed, Sep 30, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Join us for a collection of themed stories to enjoy in your favorite pajamas with your favorite librarians!Register

Wed, Sep 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Zoom
Dr. Douglas Reed joins us to talk about his book, "Building the federal schoolhouse : Localism and the American Education State."Register

Thu, Oct 01, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Swing by Beatley Central Library anytime between September 15 and October 15 to pick up a bag of craft supplies celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Ages 6-12.

Thu, Oct 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual
On October 6, 2020 the Alexandria Library’s RB Digital eBooks and eAudiobooks will be transferred over to Overdrive & Libby. Register

Thu, Oct 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
A special story time for our local preschools, but all families are welcome to join in. Books that we read count for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.Register

Thu, Oct 01, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Christian each week for stories and songs. Registration is required. Miss Christian will greet each child by name, so please register using your child's name.Register

Thu, Oct 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet group! Register

Thu, Oct 01, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
The Alexandria Library is hosting a Virtual Banned Books Read-Out on Zoom!

Thu, Oct 01, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
Join us for a virtual discussion of the following two stories: "Babylon Revisited" by F. Scott Fitzgerald and "Spiderweb" by Mariana Enriquez.Register

Thu, Oct 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join us virtually as we compete with trivia, play mad libs, tell jokes and listen to stories. Come with ideas for other games we can play! Bring a craft to work on while we meet. Ages 8-18.Register

Fri, Oct 02, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Amy and Miss Amanda each Friday morning for stories, songs and rhymes. Registration required.Register

Fri, Oct 02, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
Cesar Carbajal, a third-generation popotillo artisan, will discuss and demonstrate the Mexican straw painting tradition. Register

Sat, Oct 03, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Swing by Beatley Central Library anytime between September 15 and October 15 to pick up a bag of craft supplies celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Ages 6-12.

Mon, Oct 05, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Swing by Beatley Central Library anytime between September 15 and October 15 to pick up a bag of craft supplies celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Ages 6-12.

Mon, Oct 05, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Virtual
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English? Register

Mon, Oct 05, 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Virtual
Girls Who Code is a virtual club that meets weekly to learn, experiment and create with coding.

Mon, Oct 05, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
Please join us for a virtual discussion of "Sabrina and Corina" by Kali Fajardo-Anstine. Register

Tue, Oct 06, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Swing by Beatley Central Library anytime between September 15 and October 15 to pick up a bag of craft supplies celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Ages 6-12.

Tue, Oct 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual
October is National Family History Month! Join us to review Ancestry Library Edition, Heritage Quest and the Washington Post Historical Newspapers digital services. Register

Tue, Oct 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Join Ms. Eli from her home for this virtual Spanish-English storytime. Sing songs and she'll read a book or two. Intended for ages 2 to 4, but all children and families are welcome to join in! Register

Tue, Oct 06, 11:00am - 11:40am
Virtual
Let's explore the Alphabet, 1 letter at a time with stories, music and more. Recommended for ages 2+Register

Tue, Oct 06, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join an IT professional on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month to do a short group activity, ask your coding questions, and share your coding progress. Ages 8-14. Registration required.Register

Tue, Oct 06, 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!


 

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