Alexandria Library

Alexandria Library This is the official page for Alexandria Library in Alexandria, VA. Alexandria's public library since 1937. Alexandria Library - Branch Acronyms:
CEN = Beatley Central (5005 Duke St)
BAR = Barrett Branch (717 Queen St)
BUR = Burke Branch (4701 Seminary Rd)
DUN = Duncan Branch (2501 Commonwealth Ave)
LH/SC = Local History/Special Collections (717 Queen St)
LAW = Law Library (520 King St.
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Operating as usual

Tue, April 6 at 11 a.m. (VIRTUAL) | Do you want to learn how to protect your hard earned money? Come and learn how to pr...
04/04/2021

Tue, April 6 at 11 a.m. (VIRTUAL) | Do you want to learn how to protect your hard earned money? Come and learn how to protect your retirement money and how to do background research on any investment products and investment professional. More info: http://ow.ly/iglo50E8Fji

To those who celebrate...Happy Easter!
04/04/2021

To those who celebrate...Happy Easter!

Mon, April 5 at 7 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | Are you a fan of reading or writing poetry? Join us for a two-hour reading and writin...
04/02/2021

Mon, April 5 at 7 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | Are you a fan of reading or writing poetry? Join us for a two-hour reading and writing poetry workshop with spoken word poet Matthew Dreitlein. In this workshop, participants will come together to explore the impact of writing poetry on personal growth, discussing trauma and mental health, with a focus on personal reflection. We will provide a space to share and be heard and expose participants to nationally renowned poets who write about these issues. More info: http://ow.ly/Qz2Y50E8Dne

'All Alexandria Reads' (virtual edition) begins today! We have a great list of virtual programs and book discussions rel...
04/02/2021

'All Alexandria Reads' (virtual edition) begins today! We have a great list of virtual programs and book discussions related to our book title 'The Library Book' by Susan Orlean at alexlibraryva.org/aar. Pick up your brochure today at your local library. #AAR #TheLibraryBook

Fri, April 2, All day (VIRTUAL) | Do you love arts and crafts? Welcome to First Friday Craft Feature! In honor of All Al...
03/31/2021

Fri, April 2, All day (VIRTUAL) | Do you love arts and crafts? Welcome to First Friday Craft Feature! In honor of All Alexandria Reads we will be reading "Waiting for Biblioburro" and completing a craft! Pick up your craft kit through Duncan Curbside! More Info: http://ow.ly/ngJE50E8Bex

Thu, March 25 at 7 p.m. (VIRTUAL) |  Join Oddball Cinema and Alexandria Library for a Social Distancing Cinema with "Rai...
03/25/2021

Thu, March 25 at 7 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | Join Oddball Cinema and Alexandria Library for a Social Distancing Cinema with "Raising Buchanan." We will also be joined by film writer/director Bruce Dellis. Watch the movie any time before the event & then join our Zoom discussion. More info: http://ow.ly/VC2U50E8kxP

Fri, March 26 at 11 a.m. (VIRTUAL) | Art Explorers presents an event with a story time video on artist Helen Frankenthal...
03/24/2021

Fri, March 26 at 11 a.m. (VIRTUAL) | Art Explorers presents an event with a story time video on artist Helen Frankenthaler. Learn how to create your own Helen Frankenthaler inspired art work with an art kit, for pickup at the Barrett Branch. Art Explorers is an art history themed story time that is followed by an art project, done in the style of a famous artist or art movement from history. This session will cover artist Helen Frankenthaler and her pour paintings. More info: https://alexlibraryva.org/event/4932580

Thu, March 18 at 3 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | Celebrate Women's History Month by joining us for a discussion of the never-before-t...
03/16/2021

Thu, March 18 at 3 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | Celebrate Women's History Month by joining us for a discussion of the never-before-told story of one women's heroism that changed the course of the Second World War. Told with Purnell's signature insight and novelistic flare, "A Woman of No Importance" is the breathtaking story of how one woman's fierce persistence helped win the war. More info: https://alexlibraryva.org/event/4879656

We are now open to the public! Stop by your local branch today!For the safety of our staff and customers, please wear yo...
03/15/2021

We are now open to the public! Stop by your local branch today!

For the safety of our staff and customers, please wear your mask while in our branches and be ready to have your temperature taken before entering! We look forward to seeing you!

More info: alexlibraryva.org/reopen

Tue, March 16 at 7 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | Since we all could use a laugh nowadays, a panel of mystery authors from the Chessie...
03/14/2021

Tue, March 16 at 7 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | Since we all could use a laugh nowadays, a panel of mystery authors from the Chessie Chapter of Sisters in Crime will discuss using humor in writing. Join mystery authors Donna Andrews, Karen Cantwell, Barb Goffman, Libby Klein and Alan Orloff for a fun and humorous event you wont want to miss. More info: http://ow.ly/Uyyc50DQcKL

Tue, March 16 at 1 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | Come and participate in our panel for a discussion on the adoption of The CROWN Act ...
03/14/2021

Tue, March 16 at 1 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | Come and participate in our panel for a discussion on the adoption of The CROWN Act in Virginia, its implications, and the history of hair discrimination against African American women throughout our country. The crown act (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair) seeks to end discriminatory regulations in schools and workplaces which center around race-based hairstyles. More info: https://alexlibraryva.org/event/4927563

Tue, March 16 at 7pm (VIRTUAL) | A panel of mystery authors from the Chesapeake Chapter of "Sisters in Crime" will discu...
03/13/2021

Tue, March 16 at 7pm (VIRTUAL) | A panel of mystery authors from the Chesapeake Chapter of "Sisters in Crime" will discuss using humor in writing.

Join mystery authors Donna Andrews, Karen Cantwell, Barb Goffman, Libby Klein and Alan Orloff. Moderated by Cathy Wiley.

ALERT! On Monday, March 15, Alexandria Libraries will reopen to the public with limited hours  during phase three of its...
03/08/2021

ALERT! On Monday, March 15, Alexandria Libraries will reopen to the public with limited hours during phase three of its reopening plan. More information: https://alexlibraryva.org/reopen

Alexandria Library celebrates International Women's Day - during Women's History Month - with various programs and event...
03/08/2021

Alexandria Library celebrates International Women's Day - during Women's History Month - with various programs and events. Take a look at our Women's History page for great resources and events! http://ow.ly/Blva30rzSMZ

Wed, March 10 at 7 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | Join us for a special presentation for Women's History Month. In this special event ...
03/08/2021

Wed, March 10 at 7 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | Join us for a special presentation for Women's History Month. In this special event we will learn about the women whose lives were influenced by the decisions of others and listen as Sarah Brady introduces you to two remarkable women with stories of the American Civil War. More info: http://ow.ly/6VsT50DQaTu

Thu, March 4 at 7 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | Do you want to learn to communicate better with your family? Join us for an interacti...
03/03/2021

Thu, March 4 at 7 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | Do you want to learn to communicate better with your family? Join us for an interactive webinar and walk away with tools for managing difficult emotions and communicating your needs effectively. More info: http://ow.ly/s6ZU50DP4ES

Fri, February 26 at 3 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | Wanna learn more about Black History Month? Join us for a talk by National Park S...
02/24/2021

Fri, February 26 at 3 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | Wanna learn more about Black History Month? Join us for a talk by National Park Service Ranger Kenya Finley on how enslaved people on the Underground Railroad used their knowledge of astronomy to find their way to freedom. More info: http://ow.ly/Jkak50DuyfY

Thu, February 25 at 7 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | Do you enjoy learning about music, history, and the people who create it? Come an...
02/23/2021

Thu, February 25 at 7 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | Do you enjoy learning about music, history, and the people who create it? Come and learn about formerly enslaved and free people of color who inspired the world through music, theater, art and dance. Mote info: http://ow.ly/fSlL50DuxTq

Wed, February 24 at 7 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | Join us and Frederick W. Gooding, Jr  for a discussion on his book "Black Oscars....
02/22/2021

Wed, February 24 at 7 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | Join us and Frederick W. Gooding, Jr for a discussion on his book "Black Oscars." You will learn about how the Oscars have recognized African-Amercian actors from the award’s inception to the present. Starting in the 1920s, the presentation provides a thorough analysis and overview of any African-Amercian actors nominated for their Hollywood roles during each decade. More info: http://ow.ly/4jf050DuxaW

Stay connected! Download our new 'Alexandria Library' mobile app on your smartphone today!Search the catalog, check your...
02/19/2021

Stay connected! Download our new 'Alexandria Library' mobile app on your smartphone today!

Search the catalog, check your account, place holds and renew checkouts, locate your local branch (and much more)!

Details: http://ow.ly/ylDc50DERGP

#AlexLibraryVA #LibraryApp #AppStore

02/19/2021

All Alexandria Library locations are open on Friday, February 19. Curbside service available during normal hours. Visit our website at alexlibraryva.org for more information. #AlexLibraryVA

ALERT :: All Alexandria Library locations are closed on Thursday, February 18 due to inclement weather. All curbside app...
02/18/2021

ALERT :: All Alexandria Library locations are closed on Thursday, February 18 due to inclement weather. All curbside appointments scheduled for today are cancelled.

Fri, February 19 at 3 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | Celebrate Black History Month by joining us for a talk by Professor Don Boileau f...
02/17/2021

Fri, February 19 at 3 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | Celebrate Black History Month by joining us for a talk by Professor Don Boileau from the George Mason University on one of the greatest speeches in American history, Martin Luther King’s "I Have a Dream". More info: http://ow.ly/LEan50DuvrU

Fri, February 19 at 11 a.m. (VIRTUAL) | Come and Discover what life was like in American Girl™ Addy Walker's™ era this F...
02/17/2021

Fri, February 19 at 11 a.m. (VIRTUAL) | Come and Discover what life was like in American Girl™ Addy Walker's™ era this February! Join us for a monthly program that features a story, a craft, and trivia inspired by a different American Girl™ character. More info: http://ow.ly/5dnE50DusVj

Thu, February 18 at 3 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | Looking for a new book to read and enjoy! Join us to discuss "The Warmth of Other...
02/16/2021

Thu, February 18 at 3 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | Looking for a new book to read and enjoy! Join us to discuss "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration" by Isabel Wilkerson, in celebration of Black History Month. More info: http://ow.ly/dkwi50DsELa

Thu, February 18 at 11 a.m. (VIRTUAL) | Do you and your kids enjoy story time? Join us for story time with Miss Christia...
02/16/2021

Thu, February 18 at 11 a.m. (VIRTUAL) | Do you and your kids enjoy story time? Join us for story time with Miss Christian! We will feature books written and illustrated by black authors and illustrators and depicting children of color. More info: http://ow.ly/TL5l50DsE5I

All Alexandria Libraries are closed today, Monday, February 15 for George Washington's Birthday. We will re-open on Tues...
02/15/2021

All Alexandria Libraries are closed today, Monday, February 15 for George Washington's Birthday. We will re-open on Tuesday, February 16. #AlexLibraryVA #Closure #GeorgeWashington

Tue, February 16 at 1 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | On march 13, 2020, Breonna Taylor was fatally shot in her apartment when police o...
02/14/2021

Tue, February 16 at 1 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | On march 13, 2020, Breonna Taylor was fatally shot in her apartment when police officers forced entry into the apartment as part of an investigation into illegal operations. As a result Breonna's law was passed, a legislation that ends the use of no-knock warrants. Join our distinguished panel of local legal and civic representatives for a discussion on Virginia's recently adopted Breonna's Law and the law's implications for our African American communities. More info: http://ow.ly/wbK850Dsy6F

ALERT :: Due to inclement weather, all Alexandria Libraries will be closing early at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 13. We...
02/13/2021

ALERT :: Due to inclement weather, all Alexandria Libraries will be closing early at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 13. We will remain closed through Monday, February 15 for George Washington's Birthday and re-open on Tuesday, February 16. #alexlibraryva #closure

CONTEST: Hey teens! Do you love to take photographs? Enter your photo in the 2021 Teen Winter Creativity Contest! You ca...
02/12/2021

CONTEST: Hey teens! Do you love to take photographs? Enter your photo in the 2021 Teen Winter Creativity Contest! You can enter something you’ve already taken, and you could win a cash prize – $100, $75 and $50 prizes in each category. The deadline is February 15, 2021. Get more info at http://ow.ly/ujE650DwW9G

Hey teens! Do you love to write? Enter your story, poem or other work in the 2021 Teen Winter Creativity Contest! You ca...
02/10/2021

Hey teens! Do you love to write? Enter your story, poem or other work in the 2021 Teen Winter Creativity Contest! You can enter something you’ve already written, and you could win a cash prize! We give out $100, $75 and $50 prizes in each category. The deadline is February 15, 2021. Get more info at http://ow.ly/RNdq50DwVRS

Wed, February 10 at 7 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | Join us for a special black history month event! Historical reenactor Sheila Arno...
02/08/2021

Wed, February 10 at 7 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | Join us for a special black history month event! Historical reenactor Sheila Arnold will join us in character as Madam CJ Walker to talk about her life, her business, and her fight against segregation. More info: http://ow.ly/2ALM50DsqZZ

Address

Administration- 5005 Duke St
Alexandria, VA
22304

General information

UPDATED HOURS DURING CLOSURE: alexlibraryva.org/locations BEATLEY LIBRARY 5005 Duke Street 703-746-1702 Mon-Thurs 10am-9pm; Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 1pm-5pm BARRETT BRANCH 717 Queen Street 703-746-1703 Mon 1pm-9pm; Tues 10am-9pm; Wed 10am-7pm; Thurs 10am-7pm; Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 1pm-5pm BURKE BRANCH 4701 Seminary Road 703-746-1704 Mon 10am-9pm; Tues 10am-7pm; Wed 10am-7pm; Thurs 1pm-9pm; Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 1pm-5pm DUNCAN BRANCH 2501 Commonwealth Avenue 703-746-1705 Mon 10am-9pm; Tues 10am-7pm; Wed 1pm-9pm; Thurs 10am-7pm; Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 1pm-5pm SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Local History) 717 Queen Street 703-746-1706 Mon 1pm-9pm; Tues 2pm-9pm; Wed 10am-7pm; Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 10am-5pm. LAW LIBRARY 520 King Street, Suite LL34 703-746-4077 Mon-Fri 9am-2pm

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 21:00
Thursday 10:00 - 21:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(703) 746-1702

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Do we have a program like this in Alexandria?
Hi! I'm David Kriso, travel writer/lecturer based in NJ. I did my cruising and Disney presentations at the Beatley Central Library. Both were well-received. Looking forward to returning soon, to do some of my other topics. Thank you.
Hi! I'm David Kriso-published travel writer/lecturer in NJ. My web site is DEKTravelJournal.com. I'm looking forward to the possibility of returning to the Charles Beatley Jr. Central Library, to do my travel presentations again. Thank you, and I hope that you reach out to me soon! DK
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Hi! I'm David Kriso, a published travel writer/lecturer in NJ. My web site is www.dektraveljournal.com. I've presented at the Charlest Beatley Jr. Central Library twice. Truly looking forward to returning soon. Thank you. DK
Hi! I'm David Kriso, travel writer/lecturer in NJ. Did my cruising and Disney World lectures at the Charles Beatley Jr. Central Library. Looking forward to returning soon!
Is it possible to renew a digital loan? I just tried and it seems there is no online option to do so. Thanks.
Hi I am looking for a study partner for step 1 from from north virginia or DC...just to keep eachother motivated I will be studying at Alexandria Library on weekdays and I am just starting the prep..looking for Asian Female preferably...let me know if anyones interested. thank you
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