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Virtual Events & Videos

Join us online while the library is closed. See our reopening plan.  Last updated: July 17, 2020


Virtual Events
Sun, Aug 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English?Register

Mon, Aug 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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
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
Please join us for a virtual discussion of Octavia E. Butler's science fiction "Kindred".

Mon, Aug 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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
Come to Miss Lisa's house for stories, songs and lots of interactive fun!Register

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

Tue, Aug 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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
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
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
Join us for a book club with beer. Contact rrasby@alexlibraryva.org for more information.Register

Wed, Aug 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
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
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
Learn how to use Ancestry Library Edition to uncover your history.Register

Wed, Aug 12, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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
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
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
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
Join Miss Christian each week to hear a new story and sing songs. Registration is required.Register

Thu, Aug 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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
Join us for a virtual edition of our monthly Mystery Book Club. Register

Thu, Aug 13, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
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
Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet group! Register

Thu, Aug 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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
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
Change up your summer table and up the nutritional content of each bite! Register

Sat, Aug 15, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
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, Aug 17, 11:00am - 11:30am
Welcome to Virtual Baby Time, now available on Zoom! Join Miss Venetta Mondays at 11AM! Register

Mon, Aug 17, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English?Register

Mon, Aug 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join author M.J. O’Brien and special guest Joan Trumpauer Mullholland, participant in the sit-in, in a discussion of We Shall Not Be Moved: The Jackson Woolworth’s Sit-In and the Movement It Inspired.Register

Tue, Aug 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us on Tuesdays at 10 AM for virtual Stories and Songs! Register

Tue, Aug 18, 11:00am - 11:45am
Come to Miss Lisa's house for stories, songs and lots of interactive fun!Register

Tue, Aug 18, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
We will be exploring the themes of Equality, Justice and Inclusion featuring "Woke: a young poet's call to Justice"Register

Tue, Aug 18, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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

Wed, Aug 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
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 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Learn the science behind cold process soap, see the process, learn where to get materials, and ask questions.Register

Wed, Aug 19, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Duncan Book Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Register

Wed, Aug 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Learn about our notable namesake of the Queen Street Library: humanitarian, reformer and suffragette! Presented by Patricia Walker of Local History/Special Collections.Register

Thu, Aug 20, 10:00am - 11:00am
Learn about this online learning platform and how to take classes for free!Register

Thu, Aug 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join Miss Katie on Thursday Mornings at 10 AM for virtual Toddler Rock N' Read! Register

Thu, Aug 20, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join Miss Christian each week to hear a new story and sing songs. Registration is required.Register

Thu, Aug 20, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marilynne Robinson returns 24 years after her novel "Housekeeping" with an intimate tale of three generations from the Civil War to the 20th Century.Register

Thu, Aug 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet group! Register

Thu, Aug 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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

Fri, Aug 21, 10:30am - 11:30am
Sing Books with Emily explores the wonderful world of illustrated song with singable picture books. Register

Fri, Aug 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Let’s read more books that reflect the world we live in! Join us online for storytime featuring children and families from a variety of cultures, reaches, and abilitiesRegister

Sat, Aug 22, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Part three of a three-part series focused on understanding the financial services industry.Register

Mon, Aug 24, 11:00am - 11:30am
Welcome to Virtual Baby Time, now available on Zoom! Join Miss Venetta Mondays at 11AM! Register

Mon, Aug 24, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English?Register

Mon, Aug 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Yoga in Daily Life joins us via Zoom for our Monthly meditation class. Grab your yoga mat, and get ready to relax! Register

Mon, Aug 24, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join mystery authors who have written mysteries set in a library or have major scenes in a library. Register


 

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ONLINE RESOURCES


• Checkout an eBook or eAudiobook from Overdrive/Libby. Just getting started? Use the eBook Guide.

Read a magazine using RBdigital, a free service that offers full digital copies of your favorite magazines to view on a computer or mobile device.

Search databases for articles and information for you or your students.

• Use Heritage Quest from home to work on that genealogy project you've been putting off.

• Expand your music collection by downloading music from Freegal. You can also stream up to 3 hours of music each day.

• Ask a librarian a question via email or request a Book Match if you need some suggestions on what to read.

• Learn a new language with Mango or Rocket Languages.

Take an online class to learn something new!

• You can build your resume and get career help with Career Transitions.

• Grow your Google skills with Grow with Google classes online.

• Use the Gardening and Horticulture database to get information for planting your garden.

• Cook up some new recipes from the AtoZ World Food database.

• Kids need something to do? Check out this list of free, online resources curated by our Youth Services Librarians.

• Trying to search for grants from home? You can access Candid’s Foundation Directory Online with this link.

• Have questions about any of the digital services? Email the Digital Services Librarian.