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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
Fri, Oct 30, All day
Virtual
Escape a terrifying mansion with your wits and limbs in tack. Recommended for ages 10+.

Fri, Oct 30, All day
Virtual
Welcome to Spooksville! Come tour the neighborhood. Travel through each haunted house and hunt for clues about which monster lives there! There are four houses to choose from but tread carefully!

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

Fri, Oct 30, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Join Ms. Suzanne on Fridays for a story, a craft and some silly songs. This week we'll make a spooky, healthy snack. Ages 3 - 5.Register

Sat, Oct 31, All day
Virtual
Escape a terrifying mansion with your wits and limbs in tack. Recommended for ages 10+.

Sat, Oct 31, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Stop by the Beatley Central Library to get supplies and instructions for making fall-themed decorations out of cardboard tubes. Ages 4-12.

Sat, Oct 31, All day
Virtual
Welcome to Spooksville! Come tour the neighborhood. Travel through each haunted house and hunt for clues about which monster lives there! There are four houses to choose from but tread carefully!

Sat, Oct 31, All day
Virtual
Books, crafts and more in a kit to go with Miss Lisa's virtual Tuesday morning story time.

Sat, Oct 31, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Stop by the Beatley Central Library to pick up supplies and instructions for making fall-themed decorations out of cardboard tubes. Ages 4-12.

Sat, Oct 31, 11:00am - 11:45am
Virtual
During the 1900s Potomac Yards was one of the busiest rail yards on the east coast. Things changed rapidly in the late 1900s. With recent changes bringing attention, come learn about its history.Register

Sat, Oct 31, 11:00am - 4:30pm
Virtual
Kick off the Halloween weekend with a skeleton kit! The kit is available at the Duncan Children's desk between 11am and 4:30 pm. Available until they are gone! Limit one per child. Ages 6 and Up.

Sat, Oct 31, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Join Miss Katie for a Spooky fun story time featuring your favorite monsters, ghouls and ghosts. We know Halloween will look a little different this year, so join us virtually for story time. Register

Mon, Nov 02, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Virtual
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English? Register

Mon, Nov 02, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
A selection of items from the LH/SC archival materials will be available to use as writing prompts for your novel. Engage with the materials and enjoy quiet time to write.Register

Mon, Nov 02, 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Virtual
Girls Who Code is a virtual club that meets weekly to learn, experiment and create with coding.
This event is full

Tue, Nov 03, 6:00am - 7:00pm
Election Day
Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library will be open only for Election Day voting between 6 am and 7 pm. Library services will be unavailable.

Tue, Nov 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join us for your favorites stories and songs with Miss Venetta! Register

Tue, Nov 03, 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, Nov 03, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Venetta each week for finger play and singing with your littlest ones from the comfort of your own home. Register

Tue, Nov 03, 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, Nov 03, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Join Miss Katie each week for a selections of themed stories and a craft. Register

Tue, Nov 03, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join us on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 7:00pm. Register

Wed, Nov 04, 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual
Utilize library resources and a few free online programs to inspire and organize your holiday cooking this year! Register

Wed, Nov 04, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Join Ms. Suzanne to sing songs and listen to a story about what we can see outdoors. Designed for ages 2 to 4, but anyone can join!Register

Wed, Nov 04, 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, Nov 04, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Yoga+Great Picture Books= Storytime Fun!Register

Wed, Nov 04, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual
Join us as we celebrate National Veterans Small Business Week with a workshop that will help grow your veteran-led business. Register

Wed, Nov 04, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Virtual -
Join Miss Kayla as we dive into "First Light" by Rebecca Stead.Register

Wed, Nov 04, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Join Miss Amy for stories, songs, rhymes, and other fun activities! This program is geared toward ages 3-5, but children of all ages are welcome to participate. Register

Wed, Nov 04, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Join Miss Kayla for cozy bedtime stories each Wednesday night. Register

Thu, Nov 05, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join us on Zoom for virtual moving and grooving stories and our favorite songs!Register

Thu, Nov 05, 10:30am - 11:10am
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, Nov 05, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Christian for Native American stories and songs. Registration is required. Miss Christian will greet each child by name, so please register using your child's name. Register

Thu, Nov 05, 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, Nov 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet group! Register

Thu, Nov 05, 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

Thu, Nov 05, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
Join us for a virtual discussion of the following two stories: "The Cracked Looking Glass Full" by Katherine Anne Porter and "Lullaby" by Leslie Marmon Silko. Register

Fri, Nov 06, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Amy each Friday morning for stories, songs and rhymes. Register

Fri, Nov 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Join Ms. Suzanne on Fridays for a story, a craft and some silly songs. Ages 3 - 5.Register

Sat, Nov 07, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual
Learn about what is available and what resources are available for researching the traditions of prior generations at the Local History and Special Collections Branch.Register

Sat, Nov 07, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Virtual
Learn a few tricks to brighten your fall table!Register

Sat, Nov 07, 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

Mon, Nov 09, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Virtual
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English? Register

Mon, Nov 09, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
A selection of items from the LH/SC archival materials will be available to use as writing prompts for your novel. Engage with the materials and enjoy quiet time to write.Register

Mon, Nov 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join Let's Talk Books book discussion club to read and discuss "An American Sunrise: Poems" by Joy HarjoRegister

Mon, Nov 09, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
Please join us for a virtual discussion of "Lost in America" by Sherwin Nuland.

Mon, Nov 09, 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Virtual
Girls Who Code is a virtual club that meets weekly to learn, experiment and create with coding.
This event is full

Mon, Nov 09, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Virtual
Meet the artists, learn about the project, ask questions and share your thoughts!