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ADULT SUMMER READING


How to participate

Don't let the kids have all of the fun! Join in from May 26, 2020 to September 6, 2020 for a chance to win prize. One Book = One Entry. Read or listen!

 

VIRTUAL BOOKMARK

 

While the library is closed you can fill out the virtual bookmark.

The virtual bookmark will be emailed to a librarian who will enter you into the drawing.




 

LOG ON BEANSTACK

 

Since you are already online, try signing up for an account with Beanstack and enter your books there for the prize drawing.

Entering your own books in Beanstack gives you ann 11th entry into the drawing.




Looking for something to read?

 

BOOK MATCH

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

Books and Authors

Use the Who, What, Where, When tool to discover books matched to your mood or interests.

 

ACCESS BOOKS AND AUTHORS

 

 VIEW TUTORIAL

 

NOVELIST


Novelist


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

 

ACCESS NOVELIST

 

 VIEW TUTORIAL

 

EVENTS
Sun, Aug 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual
Many people have started reading books on the subject of race in the United States. This club aims to unite individuals to discuss these works and the themes they contain. This club is for all people.Register

Mon, Aug 10, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Virtual
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English?Register

Mon, Aug 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Every Monday in August, join others as you play your way through this story-based board game as the hero. Ages 9-14. Registration required.Register

Mon, Aug 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join Let's Talk Books book discussion club to read and discuss "Hamilton: The Revolution" by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter.Register

Mon, Aug 10, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
Please join us for a virtual discussion of Octavia E. Butler's science fiction "Kindred".

Mon, Aug 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
The Friends of Duncan Library's monthly board meeting will take place virtually this month using Zoom. Register

Tue, Aug 11, 11:00am - 11:45am
Virtual
Come to Miss Lisa's house for stories, songs and lots of interactive fun!Register

Tue, Aug 11, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Parking Lot
Complete your 2020 US Census on site with an authorized Census Response Representative.

Tue, Aug 11, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Virtual
Join Chris Fascione for juggling, jokes, stories, and more! Best for ages 6-12

Tue, Aug 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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, Aug 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Volunteers from the Energy Masters program will lead a virtual discussion on simple and inexpensive ways you can reduce water and energy consumption in your home or apartment.Register

Tue, Aug 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Author Lawrence Roberts joins us virtually via Zoom to discuss his new book "Mayday 1971: A White House at War, a Revolt in the Streets, and the Untold History of America’s Biggest Mass Arrest." Register

Tue, Aug 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join us for a book club with beer. Contact rrasby@alexlibraryva.org for more information.Register

Wed, Aug 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
Virtual
This class is for all levels but will cater particularly toward beginners. Vocabulary drills and pronunciation are emphasized. This will be a weekly class.Register

Wed, Aug 12, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
Join us to practice your English language skills with others in an informal environment! All ages welcome!Register

Wed, Aug 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Learn how to use Ancestry Library Edition to uncover your history.Register

Wed, Aug 12, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Zoom - Virtual Pajama Story Time
Join us for a collection of themed stories to enjoy in your favorite pajamas with your favorite librarians! Register

Wed, Aug 12, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Retired Ambassador Elam-Thomas talks about her career, the importance of diversity in diplomacy, and what steps the State Department should take to diversify American representation around the world.Register

Wed, Aug 12, 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!

Thu, Aug 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual
Instead of ripping articles out of magazines and scrawling notes all over them, let Evernote help you organize web and original content. Register

Thu, Aug 13, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Christian each week to hear a new story and sing songs. Registration is required.Register

Thu, Aug 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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!

Thu, Aug 13, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Join us for a virtual edition of our monthly Mystery Book Club. Register

Thu, Aug 13, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Virtual
Join Alexandria Children's Theatre founder, Roberta Cullen, and her two assistants (kids like you!) for creative movement and interactive fun! Register

Thu, Aug 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet group! Register

Thu, Aug 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Matt Harris discusses his experiences on the Human Rights commission, his personal observations on race relations in Alexandria, and thoughts on how to knit our community together.Register

Thu, Aug 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join us for a virtual Knit Nite meet-up! Get help with your knitting projects or just chat with your friends and knitting volunteers. Ages 8-18. Registration requiredRegister

Sat, Aug 15, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Virtual
Change up your summer table and up the nutritional content of each bite! Register

Sat, Aug 15, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Death Cafes are an opportunity to demystify the death experience. We offer an open, safe environment for discussing thoughts, feelings about all manner death and dying. Register