Friends of Duncan Library

Friends of Duncan Library FODL sponsors a variety of educational and enrichment programs that include children’s programming
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Halloween’s around the corner and plenty of “boo!” books at Duncan Library’s Book Sale will get you and your little one ...
09/29/2023

Halloween’s around the corner and plenty of “boo!” books at Duncan Library’s Book Sale will get you and your little one in the Trick or Treat mood! Tomorrow - Saturday 10a - 1:30p. $5 a bag at 12:30!!

Day 2 and there was a lot of book browsing and buying at Duncan’s Fall Book Sale. And a HUGE THANKS to all who volunteer...
09/29/2023

Day 2 and there was a lot of book browsing and buying at Duncan’s Fall Book Sale. And a HUGE THANKS to all who volunteered and to Taqueria Poblano Del Ray, Spicekraft,Evening Star Cafe,Cheesetique Del Ray,Market 2 Market Del Ray,St. Elmo's Coffee Pub, Piece Out Del Ray,Del Ray PizzeriaPork Barrel BBQ,Holy Cow Del Ray, Andy’s Pizza andThe Garden for providing gift certificates to shoppers who joined the Friends of Duncan Library!!

There was something for everyone opening night of Duncan Library’s Fall ‘23 Book Sale! Doors open next three days at 10a...
09/28/2023

There was something for everyone opening night of Duncan Library’s Fall ‘23 Book Sale! Doors open next three days at 10a. 2501 Commonwealth Avenue in the ❤️ of Del Ray.

Your chance to read more and spend less begins Wednesday 9/27  when Friends of Duncan Library are admitted to the Previe...
09/26/2023

Your chance to read more and spend less begins Wednesday 9/27 when Friends of Duncan Library are admitted to the Preview Book Sale (join at the sale!). Boxes of books to browse and buy 9/28 10a-8p; 9/29 10a -5p; and 9/30 10a -1:30.

09/19/2023
Only Friends of Duncan Library get to shop the Fall Book Sale early! Scan the QR code below and bring plenty of bags to ...
09/05/2023

Only Friends of Duncan Library get to shop the Fall Book Sale early! Scan the QR code below and bring plenty of bags to load up!

It's never too early to start thinking "holiday shopping!" Mark your calendars for Duncan Library's gigantic fall book s...
08/29/2023

It's never too early to start thinking "holiday shopping!" Mark your calendars for Duncan Library's gigantic fall book sale September 27-30. Want to help at the sale? Go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094aa4ad2faaf5c07-fall #/
and sign up to volunteer - and thank you!

A thousand hats off to Visit Del Ray and its hundreds of volunteers who worked at this year's Bands & Beers Crawl and ho...
08/25/2023

A thousand hats off to Visit Del Ray and its hundreds of volunteers who worked at this year's Bands & Beers Crawl and honored the Friends of Duncan Library as their non-profit beneficiary. The check for these hard-earned funds was presented to the Duncan Friends at Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap and will help increase Duncan's children and adult circulation, provide storytime and crafts for little patrons, supplement staff development and enhance movie club selections and library landscaping.

FoDL volunteers were busy reading books, auctioning books and talking books at Visit Del Ray's annual Bands & Beer Crawl...
08/21/2023

FoDL volunteers were busy reading books, auctioning books and talking books at Visit Del Ray's annual Bands & Beer Crawl. A great time was had by all!

Saturday's Bands & Beer Crawl was wildly successful thanks to Visit Del Ray - the Del Ray Business Association's - army ...
08/21/2023

Saturday's Bands & Beer Crawl was wildly successful thanks to Visit Del Ray - the Del Ray Business Association's - army of volunteers! The power of community in Del Ray lives on!

It's movie time at Duncan Library!
07/05/2023

It's movie time at Duncan Library!

Come say goodbye and good luck to Duncan's very own Brack Stovall who is retiring.
06/27/2023

Come say goodbye and good luck to Duncan's very own Brack Stovall who is retiring.

Registration for this event is required. Email Brack Stoval at bstoval@alexlibraryva.org to get set up and you will be e...
12/27/2022

Registration for this event is required. Email Brack Stoval at [email protected] to get set up and you will be emailed a link to join this Zoom meeting.

Today's Washington Post Style section features story on the challenges of saying good-bye to used books. We have a great...
12/19/2022

Today's Washington Post Style section features story on the challenges of saying good-bye to used books. We have a great idea: donate them to Duncan Library and help raise money for needed programs, books and equipment!

Thank you to The LizLuke Team for donating the festive cookies from MB Bakery on the Go for the holiday open house at Du...
12/16/2022

Thank you to The LizLuke Team for donating the festive cookies from MB Bakery on the Go for the holiday open house at Duncan Library!

12/16/2022

More festivities from the holiday open house. Irish Breakfast Band

12/15/2022

The Bresajora Quartet is currently playing the holiday open house. So lovely!

Having a great time at the Duncan Library holiday open house. Great to see musicians, patrons, families, staff and volun...
12/15/2022

Having a great time at the Duncan Library holiday open house. Great to see musicians, patrons, families, staff and volunteers at the festivities!

Duncan Library Branch Manager Brack Stovall welcomes you all to the annual holiday open house. Join us tonight from 5-7:...
12/15/2022

Duncan Library Branch Manager Brack Stovall welcomes you all to the annual holiday open house. Join us tonight from 5-7:30pm for live music, cookies, cocoa and crafts!

12/15/2022

The annual holiday open house at Duncan Library is underway with Orleans Express of Maryland jazz band! Join us tonight from 5-7:30pm for live music, cookies, hot cocoa and crafts.

Share your holiday happiness and donate to the 2022 Community Toy Drive.
12/12/2022

Share your holiday happiness and donate to the 2022 Community Toy Drive.

A HUGE thanks to Paxton's Alexandria warehouse for once again storing the hundreds and hundreds of boxed books sold at D...
10/23/2022

A HUGE thanks to Paxton's Alexandria warehouse for once again storing the hundreds and hundreds of boxed books sold at Duncan Library's fall sale. And a GIANT shoutout to the many volunteers whose hard work made the sale a great success!

Spend less to read more when you come to the Fall Book Sale!Thursday, Oct. 20: 5pm– 8pm Friends’ Members-Only Sale.Frida...
10/13/2022

Spend less to read more when you come to the Fall Book Sale!
Thursday, Oct. 20: 5pm– 8pm Friends’ Members-Only Sale.
Friday, Oct. 21: 10am – 5pm.
Saturday Oct. 22: 10am – 1pm.

If you want to join the Friends of Duncan Library so you can get early access to the upcoming Fall Book Sale, please go ...
10/04/2022

If you want to join the Friends of Duncan Library so you can get early access to the upcoming Fall Book Sale, please go to www.friendsofduncanlibrary.org/donations and sign up. Piles of books are waiting!

Did you know Duncan Library has a green roof? Ever wonder who was James Duncan? Branch Manager Brack Stovall will be sha...
09/20/2022

Did you know Duncan Library has a green roof? Ever wonder who was James Duncan? Branch Manager Brack Stovall will be sharing all he knows about the history and development of this gem of a library smack in the middle of DelRay on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6:30p - 7:30p.

Duncan Library needs volunteers to help with its upcoming book sale - Wed 10/19 set up; Thurs. 10/20 Friends' Members-on...
09/19/2022

Duncan Library needs volunteers to help with its upcoming book sale - Wed 10/19 set up; Thurs. 10/20 Friends' Members-only sale 5p-8p; Fri. 10/21 10a-5p; and Sat. 10/22 10a-1p. Please email [email protected] to volunteer!

Free, one-hr ESL classes - no registration needed- starting Sunday, August 21, 3:30 -4:30pm at Duncan Library. Textbooks...
08/15/2022

Free, one-hr ESL classes - no registration needed- starting Sunday, August 21, 3:30 -4:30pm at Duncan Library. Textbooks provide free of charge. Please spread the word!

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