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EVENT REGISTRATIONS

Alexandria Library presents and hosts a wide variety of events to the local community.  Our events include author talks, book clubs, STEAM/STEM activities, computer and technology classes, English conversation groups, storytimes and more.

Most of the programs at Alexandria Library do not require advanced registration. You can choose to attend a program at your convenience. Please be mindful of age and time restrictions when attending a library program.

Ticketed Programs

There are certain youth services programs that require parents or caregivers to pick up a ticket prior to the start of the program. Tickets are given out on a first-come, first-serve basis. These programs will include information about tickets in the event description on the calendar.

Registration Programs

Programs that require advanced registration may contain a purple registration box on the event calendar that allows for online registration.  Other programs may require you to register by email, phone or by filling out a form at the library.  Online registration start dates may vary by age and program but are usually available a month in advance.

 

 

REGISTER

In order to register for an event you may need:

  • First & Last Name
  • Library Card Number & Pin
  • Email Address

 

 

 MANAGE EVENTS

 

 

 

WAIT LIST

If there is a wait list for an event, an email address is required. This allows the registration system to notify you when a spot has opened up.

Failure to include an email address may result in being skipped for the next person on the list.

 

 

MANAGE YOUR EVENTS

If you choose to use your library card number on your registration form you can login and manage your event registrations from the library website.

You do not have to have a library card in order to attend events.

 

 

CANCELLATIONS

If you can no longer attend an event, please call or email the contact person for the event to cancel your registration.

If you included your library card number, you can also cancel your registration online.

 

 

THIRD PARTY

Library programs may be presented by non-library organizations. These organizations may require you to register in advance.

With these events, there will be a link to the organization's website where you need to follow their rules for registering.

 

Upcoming Events
Thu, Aug 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual
Learn about online privacy, your information footprint and get some resources for managing your online presence.Register

Thu, Aug 06, 10:30am - 11:15am
Virtual
Join Andrés and Christina for this live-stream dancing, music and learning program! For children of all ages!Register

Thu, Aug 06, 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 06, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Christian each week to hear a new story and sing songs. Registration is required.Register

Thu, Aug 06, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Virtual
The Afternoon Book Discussion Group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 1:30 PM. All are welcome! Register

Thu, Aug 06, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Virtual
Join us to learn about even more animals and see them up close with Wildlife Ambassadors! If you caught our first show, the animals at this program will be new! All ages.

Thu, Aug 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet group! Register

Thu, Aug 06, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
Join us for a virtual discussion of the following two stories: -"The Gay Old Dog" by Edna Ferber (1917) -"Brothers" by Sherwood Anderson (1921) Register

Thu, Aug 06, 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

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
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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, 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

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