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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.

 

Upcoming Events
Tue, Feb 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Tue, Feb 27, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Sing, wiggle and dance for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Feb 27, 11:00am - 11:40am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Songs, games, movement and more for our littlest friends. Ages 0-23 months

Tue, Feb 27, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Sing, wiggle and dance for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Feb 27, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join Miss Amy for stories, songs, movement, and activities just right for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Canceled
Tue, Feb 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Join us on Zoom for a current events discussion on the 4th Tuesday of the month. Click on the event title for more details!

Canceled
Tue, Feb 27, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
Join us for a selection of Pre-K stories and themed craft each week. Ages 3+ with a caregiver. Siblings welcome! Recommended Ages 3-5

Tue, Feb 27, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join us for a play hour to build, create, and explore! Ages 6-12. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tue, Feb 27, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Barrett Library has a volunteer available on Tuesdays to help with computer and technologies use. Appointments are available at 5 PM and 6 PM. Please call 703-746-1721 to schedule an appointment.

Tue, Feb 27, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Introducing the community to D&D through introductory sessions, one-shots, and campaigns. Depending on age range and attendance the groups will be organized by age. Registration required. Ages 12-18
Registration is now closed

Tue, Feb 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Meet entrepreneurs and groundbreakers from Black History like George Washington Carver, Madame CJ Walker, Thurgood Marshall and more in this interactive theater performance. Grades K-5.

Tue, Feb 27, 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!Register

Wed, Feb 28, 10:15am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Baby storytime, plus opportunities to build relationships with other caretakers of young children! For ages 0-12 months, accompanied by an adult.

Wed, Feb 28, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Enjoy weekly sessions with other fiber artists. Share your projects or learn new skills. Quilting tutorials will be provided on 1st Wednesday of every month. No registration is required.

Wed, Feb 28, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join us for stories, songs, and activities for your active, growing little ones! Ages 1-2.

Wed, Feb 28, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
In honor of Black History Month, we will be discussing the 1952 classic novel, "Invisible Man," by Ralph Ellison.Register

Wed, Feb 28, 5:00pm - 5:45pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Spitfire club, Winter Session. Changing the world, one book at a time! Kindergarten - 3rd Grade.

Wed, Feb 28, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

Wed, Feb 28, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Learn to knit under the guidance of experienced knitters. All supplies will be provided. Ages 8-18.

Wed, Feb 28, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Roses are red, violets are blue, something smells sweet, is it you??

Wed, Feb 28, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Do you love to read romance novels? Want to talk about them with other romance book lovers? Join us on the last Weds. of the month! Click on the event title for more details.Register

Thu, Feb 29, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Thu, Feb 29, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Rock through the month of February with Toddler Rock N' Read. Join Mr. Josstin and Bernard the most stupendous story-telling dinosaur for a half hour of singing, stomping and storytelling. Ages 0-5

Thu, Feb 29, 11:00am - 11:40am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Stories, songs, movement and more for ages 2+

Thu, Feb 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Learn basic line dance steps while you workout to Golden Oldies music. This is a great class for beginners. Bring a friend or come alone. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Thu, Feb 29, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Rock through the month of February with Toddler Rock N' Read. Join Mr. Josstin and Bernard the most stupendous story-telling dinosaur for a half hour of singing, stomping and storytelling. Ages 0-5

Thu, Feb 29, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
In honor of Black History Month, we will be showing a series of films.

Thu, Feb 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
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, Feb 29, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Learn and play Riichi Mahjong, a popular tile-based game from Japan.

Thu, Feb 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Both beginners and advanced fiber artists are welcome! Ages 12+

Thu, Feb 29, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Beatley Library’s Girls Who Code explores different programming topics, hoping to encourage and inspire future programmers everywhere! Ages 8-12.

Fri, Mar 01, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Fri, Mar 01, 10:15am - 11:00am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Build motor, language and social skills with your baby through songs, games, simple baby yoga and more. Just for babies ages 0-12 months and parents/caregivers--no older siblings please.

Fri, Mar 01, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Please join us for a screening of this 2022 film inspired by true events.

Sat, Mar 02, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Sat, Mar 02, 10:00am - 11:00am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
The Barrett Branch is hosting an All We Can Save Circle open to all interested in sincere discussion centered on the climate crisis and for those seeking community rooted in wise and just solutions.

Sat, Mar 02, 11:00am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Periodicals Room
Stories and songs in Arabic and English featuring Palestinian authors. Recommended for ages 3-6, but all are welcome.

Sat, Mar 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Attention all handcrafters! Join us to share what you are working on, see what others are creating, and just chat while we craft together!

Sat, Mar 02, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Join Alexandria Poet Laureate Zeina Azzam and Alexandria Library for a multicultural poetry reading that celebrates our celestial neighbor, the moon!

Sat, Mar 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join us in Beatley's youth services area and test out our tabletop games! Ages 5-18.

Sun, Mar 03, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Sun, Mar 03, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
This is a twice-monthly forum for writers to network, share moral support, and offer constructive criticism. Meets first and third Sundays. All are welcome!

Mon, Mar 04, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Mon, Mar 04, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Bounce and wiggle and sing at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Mar 04, 11:00am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Children love to be outdoors! Join us in Beatley Central Library's beautiful outdoor Reading Garden for stories, songs and movement. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Mon, Mar 04, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Bounce and wiggle and sing at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Mar 04, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
English conversation practice for English language learners. No registration required.

Mon, Mar 04, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Make and take craft activities for ages 6+

Mon, Mar 04, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Periodicals Room
Help the group build a lego Lunar expedition rover using our Mindstorms EV3 robots plus a landing site. Free play with legos also available. Ages 5-18.

Mon, Mar 04, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Teen Area
Tabletop games where teens can socialize, learn tabletop games, and learn critical thinking and strategy. All materials will be provided. Ages 12-18

Mon, Mar 04, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
The Library is for the dogs! Does your 1st-6th grader want to practice reading with a dog? We have 3; 15 minute slots from 5:30-6:30PM. Come read with us! Please call to register. Ages 6-12  

Tue, Mar 05, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Tue, Mar 05, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Sing, wiggle and dance for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Mar 05, 11:00am - 11:40am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Songs, games, movement and more for ages 0-23 months

Tue, Mar 05, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Sing, wiggle and dance for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Mar 05, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Periodicals Room
Join Miss Amy for stories, songs, movement, and activities just right for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Tue, Mar 05, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join Miss Katie for a selection of Pre-K stories and themed craft each week. Ages 3+ with a caregiver. Siblings welcome! Recommended Ages 3-5

Tue, Mar 05, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Picture Book Area
Explore the solar system with a NASA scientist! Plus opportunities to build, create, and explore. Ages 6-12. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tue, Mar 05, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Barrett Library has a volunteer available on Tuesdays to help with computer and technologies use. Appointments are available at 5 PM and 6 PM. Please call 703-746-1721 to schedule an appointment.

Tue, Mar 05, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Introducing the community to D&D through introductory sessions, one-shots, and campaigns. Depending on age range and attendance the groups will be organized by age. Registration required. Ages 12-18
This event is full

Tue, Mar 05, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Enjoy the wonders of the night sky through provided telescopes with the guidance of volunteers from the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club. (All Ages)

Wed, Mar 06, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Wed, Mar 06, 10:15am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Baby storytime, plus opportunities to build relationships with other caretakers of young children! For ages 0-12 months, accompanied by an adult.

Wed, Mar 06, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Enjoy weekly sessions with other fiber artists. Share your projects or learn new skills. Quilting tutorials will be provided on 1st Wednesday of every month. No registration is required.

Wed, Mar 06, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, and activities for your active, growing little ones! Ages 1-2.

Wed, Mar 06, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room,Large Meeting Room
Do you want to practice reading aloud? Do you like dogs? Sign up for a 15-minute reading slot to read to a dog by calling (703) 746-1753 or by stopping by Beatley's Children's Desk. Ages 6-12.

Wed, Mar 06, 5:00pm - 5:45pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Spitfire club, Winter Session. Changing the world, one book at a time! Kindergarten - 3rd Grade.

Wed, Mar 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Learn to knit under the guidance of experienced knitters. All supplies will be provided. Ages 8-18.

Wed, Mar 06, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
Need some zen to help you wind down after a long day? 🧘‍♀️

Wed, Mar 06, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual - Virtual
Please join us for a virtual talk with Alice Reagan, a founder and docent at the Lucy Burns Museum, to learn about the suffragettes incarcerated at the Women's Workhouse at Occoquan. Register

Thu, Mar 07, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Thu, Mar 07, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Thu, Mar 07, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Rock through the month of March with Toddler Rock N' Read. Join Mr. Josstin for a half hour of singing, stomping and storytelling. Ages 0-5

Thu, Mar 07, 11:00am - 11:40am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Stories, songs, movement and more for ages 2+

Thu, Mar 07, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Learn basic line dance steps while you workout to Golden Oldies music. This is a great class for beginners. Bring a friend or come alone. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Thu, Mar 07, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Rock through the month of March with Toddler Rock N' Read. Join Mr. Josstin for a half hour of singing, stomping and storytelling. Ages 0-5

Thu, Mar 07, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Do you have afternoons available? Join us at the library for some coffee, confections, and conversation about the newest titles on our shelves!

Thu, Mar 07, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Please join us for a screening of this 2019 documentary film that takes a deeper look into the real story of Victor H. Green's "The Negro Motorist Green Book" during the Jim Crow era and beyond.

Thu, Mar 07, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Join Barrett Branch’s knitting and crochet group making items to donate.

Thu, Mar 07, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Join us to learn more about native plants and how to attract them. Register

Thu, Mar 07, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Social group that focuses on nail painting and designs for members of the community. All materials will be provided. Ages 8-18

Thu, Mar 07, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Learn and play Riichi Mahjong, a popular tile-based game from Japan.

Thu, Mar 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
⭐ Please email Ally Zomchek at azomchek@alexlibraryva.org if interested in joining ⭐

Thu, Mar 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Teen Area
Both beginners and advanced fiber artists are welcome! Ages 12+

Thu, Mar 07, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Beatley Library’s Girls Who Code explores different programming topics, hoping to encourage and inspire future programmers everywhere! Ages 8-12.

Fri, Mar 08, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Fri, Mar 08, 10:15am - 11:00am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Build motor, language and social skills with your baby through songs, games, simple baby yoga and more. Just for babies ages 0-12 months and parents/caregivers--no older siblings please.

Fri, Mar 08, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Spring into action! Attendees will be put on a team and given a prompt with 1 hour to complete their build! Our esteemed judges will evaluate and choose a winning team. Ages 6- 12

 

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.

 

Last updated: May 2021