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EVENTS
Fri, Oct 07, 10:30am - 11:30am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Come sample and learn about Via Volcán, a single-origin farm-to-cup coffee company in Old Town Alexandria. 
Registration is now closed

Fri, Oct 07, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Need help copying or scanning? Need to send an or download an attachment but don't know how? Volunteers are here to help!

Sat, Oct 08, 11:00am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room,Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join us as we explore the history of Alexandria’s local African American community through books, stories, and songs. All are welcome, but the event is geared towards children ages 3-6.

Sat, Oct 08, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
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, Oct 08, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
Death Cafes are an opportunity to demystify the death experience. We offer an open, safe environment for discussing thoughts and feelings about all topics related to death and dying.Register

Sat, Oct 08, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Feel the rhythm in the beat and learn new Latin style dances

Rescheduled
Sun, Oct 09, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
New date Thursday, October 06, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Oddball Cinema brings you all of the weird, eclectic, and lesser-known films you probably never saw in theaters.

Canceled
Sun, Oct 09, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
Textbooks will be provided for use at the library. Come join us! All are welcome. No registration is needed.

Mon, Oct 10, All day
Alexandria Library Virginia YouTube Channel
Anytime can be story time when you join us on YouTube. Books we read count towards your 1000 Books Before Kindergarten!

Mon, Oct 10, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
All Library branches will be closed in observance of Indigenous Peoples' Day.

Canceled
Mon, Oct 10, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
This is a space for intermediate speaker to practice English and build confidence.

Canceled
Mon, Oct 10, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join us for Yoga in the Garden!

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

Canceled
Tue, Oct 11, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Beginning English Practice for ESL language learners

Tue, Oct 11, 11:00am - 11:35am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Outdoors
Stories, songs, games & more for ages 0-23 months. On our Columbus Street lawn.

Tue, Oct 11, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Children's Area
Clap and cheer for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the music and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Oct 11, 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.

Tue, Oct 11, 11:00am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Meet your old friends and make new friends at an unstructured playtime in the library's Reading Garden! Toys for preschoolers will be supplied. Ages 3-5 with an adult.

Tue, Oct 11, 3:00pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Shop a giant selection of books, DVDs, CDs, and more at the Beatley Friends' Booksale! Friends members can shop one day early today! You can purchase a membership at the door for $15.

Tue, Oct 11, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Need help copying or scanning? Need to send an or download an attachment but don't know how? Volunteers are here to help!

Tue, Oct 11, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Second Floor - Computer Area
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, Oct 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Join us to learn about Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District's VCAP program enacted to help property owners in making sustainable water management improvements.Register

Tue, Oct 11, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
This class is for those who are preparing for the Citizen Exam and Interview. Ideally, you will have already submitted your N-400.
This event is full

Tue, Oct 11, 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, Oct 12, All day
Alexandria Library Virginia YouTube
Join Miss Lisa for a weekly YouTube time for our littlest friends

Wed, Oct 12, 10:00am - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Shop a giant selection of books, DVDs, CDs, and more!

Wed, Oct 12, 10:15am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room,Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Looking for a baby storytime and/or a chance to talk to other grown-ups with children? Then join us at the Beatley Central Library for Tummy Time!

Wed, Oct 12, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Please join us for a virtual discussion of Martha Grimes' 25th Richard Jury novel, "The Old Success."Register

Wed, Oct 12, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Need help copying or scanning? Need to send an or download an attachment but don't know how? Volunteers are here to help!

Wed, Oct 12, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
The is a space for intermediate speaker to practice English and build confidence.

Wed, Oct 12, 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, Oct 12, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
College application essays are now, more than ever, a big part of your college application. Register

Canceled
Thu, Oct 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Beginning English Practice for ESL language learners

Thu, Oct 13, 10:00am - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Shop a giant selection of books, DVDs, CDs, and more!

Thu, Oct 13, 11:00am - 11:40am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Outdoors
Stories, music & movement activities for ages 2+ as we count towards 1000 Books.

Thu, Oct 13, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Children's Area
Join us in the Children's area for story time! Ages 0-5

Thu, Oct 13, 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.

Thu, Oct 13, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Need help copying or scanning? Need to send an or download an attachment but don't know how? Volunteers are here to help!

Thu, Oct 13, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Teen Area,Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Come talk about books, get recommendations, and join in activities with other book lovers! Ages 12-17

Thu, Oct 13, 6:15pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Beatley Central’s Girls Who Code club will be in person for this session.

Thu, Oct 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Care about the library? Join us for snacks and let your voice be heard! Attending this meeting will count as one service hour. Grades 6-12.

Fri, Oct 14, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Shop a giant selection of books, DVDs, CDs, and more!

Fri, Oct 14, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Need help copying or scanning? Need to send an or download an attachment but don't know how? Volunteers are here to help!

Fri, Oct 14, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor
Learn about art and art history with stories and games, before creating your own art project with paint, clay, and more!

Fri, Oct 14, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Do you love building with Lego's? Come and test your creative skills! Ages 6-12.


 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

 

All City government facilities are now open to the public but offering limited in-person services, or open by appointment only. Check individual department or program pages for details about specific services. Customers may also call 311 or 703-746-4311 to request in-person information or service.

2021 Tax Forms - Customers can pick up federal tax forms at most Library branches. The Library does not offer tax preparation assistance, but the City's Department of Community & Human Services is offering free tax return preparation by appointment only to eligible residents Wednesdays, 6–8 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon from February 5 through April 23.

Alexandria's Workforce Development Center provide services and resources for job seekers including access to the Career Center, career readiness workshops, career assessments and customized hiring events.

For those feeling depressed or anxiety during these times call SAMHSA’s (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services) Disaster Distress 1-800-985-5990 or Text Talk with Us 66746

For those who feel unsafe at home call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or Text Loveis at 22522

Alexandria Health Department
The Alexandria Health Department is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by coronavirus "COVID-19." Learn about the City's response and find information and resources related to COVID-19. For updates text ALEXCOVID19 to 888777

Virginia Department of Health
The Virginia Department of Health is monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness, called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The information line is 877-ASK-VDH3

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are our nation’s premier authority on public health information.


More COVID 19 resources