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

Sun, October 10 at 2 p.m. (OUTDOORS) | Join us for a story time with a twist! Come and engage in a story trail featuring...
10/08/2021

Sun, October 10 at 2 p.m. (OUTDOORS) | Join us for a story time with a twist! Come and engage in a story trail featuring local author Alice Y. Chen's picture book, "Centipede Dragon". There will also be
themed crafts and performances for families while experiencing the beauty of nature. More info: http://ow.ly/Y0PT50GmgCJ

Sun, October 10 at 2 p.m. (OUTDOORS) | Join us for a story time with a twist! Come and engage in a story trail featuring local author Alice Y. Chen's picture book, "Centipede Dragon". There will also be
themed crafts and performances for families while experiencing the beauty of nature. More info: http://ow.ly/Y0PT50GmgCJ

Sat, October 9 at 10 a.m. ( OUTDOORS) | Get outside and join us in nature! Take a guided tour to discover the birds and ...
10/07/2021

Sat, October 9 at 10 a.m. ( OUTDOORS) | Get outside and join us in nature! Take a guided tour to discover the birds and the environmental settings at Four Mile Run. This area is home to various herons, osprey, woodpeckers, and hawks. The habitat includes woodlands, meadow, wetlands, and forests. More info: http://ow.ly/fdtR50GlqUO

Sat, October 9 at 10 a.m. ( OUTDOORS) | Get outside and join us in nature! Take a guided tour to discover the birds and the environmental settings at Four Mile Run. This area is home to various herons, osprey, woodpeckers, and hawks. The habitat includes woodlands, meadow, wetlands, and forests. More info: http://ow.ly/fdtR50GlqUO

Thu, October 7 at 4 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | Jr. Science Club is back! Join Miss Amy and Miss Amanda for a story and a science a...
10/05/2021

Thu, October 7 at 4 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | Jr. Science Club is back! Join Miss Amy and Miss Amanda for a story and a science activity that you can follow along with using a few simple supplies. For Ages 5-8. More info: http://ow.ly/3cj950GlqwF

Thu, October 7 at 4 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | Jr. Science Club is back! Join Miss Amy and Miss Amanda for a story and a science activity that you can follow along with using a few simple supplies. For Ages 5-8. More info: http://ow.ly/3cj950GlqwF

Thu, October 7 at 3 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | Are you looking to be more organized? Join us for this virtual program when author ...
10/05/2021

Thu, October 7 at 3 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | Are you looking to be more organized? Join us for this virtual program when author and organizer Jamie Novak shares her brand new 7-day tidy-up challenge. Ms. Novak will even guide you through your first mini task during the program. By the end of the month, you will have less clutter and will have made noticeable progress. You may have seen Jamie on morning TV or read her newest book, "Keep This Toss That". More info: http://ow.ly/8hc050GhiSW

Thu, October 7 at 3 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | Are you looking to be more organized? Join us for this virtual program when author and organizer Jamie Novak shares her brand new 7-day tidy-up challenge. Ms. Novak will even guide you through your first mini task during the program. By the end of the month, you will have less clutter and will have made noticeable progress. You may have seen Jamie on morning TV or read her newest book, "Keep This Toss That". More info: http://ow.ly/8hc050GhiSW

Wed, October 6 at 11:30 a.m. (OUTDOORS) | Creating sensory spaced for emotional learning is an important aspect of child...
10/04/2021

Wed, October 6 at 11:30 a.m. (OUTDOORS) | Creating sensory spaced for emotional learning is an important aspect of childhood. Join Ms. Suzanne for a special story time featuring sensory bins, water play, painting rocks and other activities especially designed for your toddler! More info: http://ow.ly/isdC50Ghjl9

Wed, October 6 at 11:30 a.m. (OUTDOORS) | Creating sensory spaced for emotional learning is an important aspect of childhood. Join Ms. Suzanne for a special story time featuring sensory bins, water play, painting rocks and other activities especially designed for your toddler! More info: http://ow.ly/isdC50Ghjl9

Mon, October 4 at 7 p.m. | The spooky season in around the corner, let's celebrate the season with some supernatural sto...
10/02/2021

Mon, October 4 at 7 p.m. | The spooky season in around the corner, let's celebrate the season with some supernatural stories for adults! Dan and Kat Eckhart are modern séance hosts who have experienced the supernatural. Join us for an evening of storytelling as they recount the unexplained phenomena they've come across working in the field. Bring your own stories of graveyard visits, otherworldly encounters, and visits from deceased loved ones. More info: http://ow.ly/GN3j50Ghel3

Mon, October 4 at 7 p.m. | The spooky season in around the corner, let's celebrate the season with some supernatural stories for adults! Dan and Kat Eckhart are modern séance hosts who have experienced the supernatural. Join us for an evening of storytelling as they recount the unexplained phenomena they've come across working in the field. Bring your own stories of graveyard visits, otherworldly encounters, and visits from deceased loved ones. More info: http://ow.ly/GN3j50Ghel3

Mon, October 4, All day (VIRTUAL) | Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by learning about Venezuelan artist Luchita Hurtad...
10/02/2021

Mon, October 4, All day (VIRTUAL) | Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by learning about Venezuelan artist Luchita Hurtado's crayon paintings with Miss Vanessa and pick up an art kit to make one of your own! Art Explorers is an art history themed story time and an art project, done in the style of a famous artist or art movement from history. Explore art and discover new ways of creating it - a perfect end result is never required! The focus is early art appreciation and allowing children to explore their creativity. More info: http://ow.ly/PgJm50GhgAA

Mon, October 4, All day (VIRTUAL) | Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by learning about Venezuelan artist Luchita Hurtado's crayon paintings with Miss Vanessa and pick up an art kit to make one of your own! Art Explorers is an art history themed story time and an art project, done in the style of a famous artist or art movement from history. Explore art and discover new ways of creating it - a perfect end result is never required! The focus is early art appreciation and allowing children to explore their creativity. More info: http://ow.ly/PgJm50GhgAA

ALERT: James M. Duncan branch library is experiencing a power outage, phones are down and internet is not available. Alt...
10/02/2021

ALERT: James M. Duncan branch library is experiencing a power outage, phones are down and internet is not available. Although Duncan is having these technical difficulties, we are still open and running! Look out for updates and more information at https://alexlibraryva.org.

ALERT: James M. Duncan branch library is experiencing a power outage, phones are down and internet is not available. Although Duncan is having these technical difficulties, we are still open and running! Look out for updates and more information at https://alexlibraryva.org.

BIKE TOUR 2021: Le Tour d’Alexandria had a blast at this year’s bicycle #LeTour of all of Alexandria Library’s branches!...
10/02/2021

BIKE TOUR 2021: Le Tour d’Alexandria had a blast at this year’s bicycle #LeTour of all of Alexandria Library’s branches! Thank you to all of our participants who joined us on this beautiful Saturday morning. #biketour2021 #AlexLibraryVA

BIKE TOUR 2021: Le Tour d’Alexandria is underway on this beautiful Saturday morning. Everyone is registered, stretched, ...
10/02/2021

BIKE TOUR 2021: Le Tour d’Alexandria is underway on this beautiful Saturday morning. Everyone is registered, stretched, and ready for a great ride visiting two branches of the Alexandria Library #biketour2021 #AlexLibraryVA

Sun, October 3 at 2 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | Ready your ingredients and get ready to bake along at home! Join us in learning how...
10/01/2021

Sun, October 3 at 2 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | Ready your ingredients and get ready to bake along at home! Join us in learning how to make a dessert for Hispanic Heritage Month! For Hispanic Heritage Month, we are learning to make Tres Leches Cake. Alexandria small business owner Amy DuVall of from politics to pastry will bake with you in real time and show you how to make these delicious treats step by step, while sharing helpful baking and kitchen tips along the way. More info: http://ow.ly/ZpUT50Ghcuk

Sun, October 3 at 2 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | Ready your ingredients and get ready to bake along at home! Join us in learning how to make a dessert for Hispanic Heritage Month! For Hispanic Heritage Month, we are learning to make Tres Leches Cake. Alexandria small business owner Amy DuVall of from politics to pastry will bake with you in real time and show you how to make these delicious treats step by step, while sharing helpful baking and kitchen tips along the way. More info: http://ow.ly/ZpUT50Ghcuk

Sun, October 3 at 11 a.m. (VIRTUAL) | Do you and your family love animals? Join the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria,...
10/01/2021

Sun, October 3 at 11 a.m. (VIRTUAL) | Do you and your family love animals? Join the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, Alexandria Library, local businesses, and more to celebrate pets of all shapes and sizes at this family-friendly event! Bring your whole family to this fun event and enjoy games, crafts, demos, and delicious food! You will also be able to enjoy performances by various musical artist's that your family know and love. More info: http://ow.ly/uvh650GhcPL

Sun, October 3 at 11 a.m. (VIRTUAL) | Do you and your family love animals? Join the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, Alexandria Library, local businesses, and more to celebrate pets of all shapes and sizes at this family-friendly event! Bring your whole family to this fun event and enjoy games, crafts, demos, and delicious food! You will also be able to enjoy performances by various musical artist's that your family know and love. More info: http://ow.ly/uvh650GhcPL

Sat, October 2 at 12 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | Come and enjoy a nutritious cooking class! Cooking with Kole brings fun recipes to...
09/30/2021

Sat, October 2 at 12 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | Come and enjoy a nutritious cooking class! Cooking with Kole brings fun recipes to your table while educating us all on how to up the nutritional content for each dish. More Info: http://ow.ly/jFdL50Gh9Z0

Sat, October 2 at 12 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | Come and enjoy a nutritious cooking class! Cooking with Kole brings fun recipes to your table while educating us all on how to up the nutritional content for each dish. More Info: http://ow.ly/jFdL50Gh9Z0

The Library's annual bicycle fun-ride, in celebration of art, will be Sat., Oct. 2 at 10am. This leisurely ride will sho...
09/20/2021
Le Tour d'Alexandria Library - Alexandria Library

The Library's annual bicycle fun-ride, in celebration of art, will be Sat., Oct. 2 at 10am. This leisurely ride will showcase Burke’s new Outdoor Public Art installation and the City’s "Art on the Avenue" event. Ride begins at Burke Branch.

Info at alexlibraryva.org/alexandria-bike-tour

On Saturday, October 2, 2021 Alexandria Library will host its annual bicycle fun-ride to two Library branches in celebration of art.

On Saturday, September 18 at 1 p.m., join us for our Small Fall Festival event - for the whole family - at Beatley Centr...
09/15/2021

On Saturday, September 18 at 1 p.m., join us for our Small Fall Festival event - for the whole family - at Beatley Central Library! Enjoy crafts, games, a cooking demonstration, a storytelling performance, a book sale, and more! More information at https://www.alexlibraryva.org/event/5590985

On Saturday, September 18 at 1 p.m., join us for our Small Fall Festival event - for the whole family - at Beatley Central Library! Enjoy crafts, games, a cooking demonstration, a storytelling performance, a book sale, and more! More information at https://www.alexlibraryva.org/event/5590985

Tue, September 14 at 11 a.m. (VIRTUAL) | Do your children love to read? Join Miss Lisa each week for stories, songs, mov...
09/12/2021

Tue, September 14 at 11 a.m. (VIRTUAL) | Do your children love to read? Join Miss Lisa each week for stories, songs, movement games, yoga and more. Recommended for ages 2+. More info: http://ow.ly/Mqnr50G5ESz

Tue, September 14 at 11 a.m. (VIRTUAL) | Do your children love to read? Join Miss Lisa each week for stories, songs, movement games, yoga and more. Recommended for ages 2+. More info: http://ow.ly/Mqnr50G5ESz

20 years ago today, the lives of Americans changed forever. We remember all of the people we lost during the unexpected ...
09/11/2021

20 years ago today, the lives of Americans changed forever. We remember all of the people we lost during the unexpected attack on our country.

View our 9/11 books, audiobooks and other related content here: https://alxndria.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/home/search/results?ln=en_US&q=9%2F11

#AlexLibraryVA #September11 #Remembrance

20 years ago today, the lives of Americans changed forever. We remember all of the people we lost during the unexpected attack on our country.

View our 9/11 books, audiobooks and other related content here: https://alxndria.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/home/search/results?ln=en_US&q=9%2F11

#AlexLibraryVA #September11 #Remembrance

Sat, September 11 at 11 a.m. (BARRETT) | It's been awhile since we've had a book sale at the Barrett Branch! Join us at ...
09/09/2021

Sat, September 11 at 11 a.m. (BARRETT) | It's been awhile since we've had a book sale at the Barrett Branch! Join us at this outdoor event and take part in a book sale, author talk and craft workshop. Rain date to be determined. Then at 1 pm join local author Elizabeth MacBride in the grassy area outside our building on Columbus Street as she talks about her new book, The New Builders: face to face with the new future of business. More info: http://ow.ly/jCih50G5Fvn

Sat, September 11 at 11 a.m. (BARRETT) | It's been awhile since we've had a book sale at the Barrett Branch! Join us at this outdoor event and take part in a book sale, author talk and craft workshop. Rain date to be determined. Then at 1 pm join local author Elizabeth MacBride in the grassy area outside our building on Columbus Street as she talks about her new book, The New Builders: face to face with the new future of business. More info: http://ow.ly/jCih50G5Fvn

Thu, September 9 at 7 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | The ham industry, which has been synonymous with the town of Smithfield for more ...
09/07/2021

Thu, September 9 at 7 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | The ham industry, which has been synonymous with the town of Smithfield for more than a century, dates to the earliest European settlers and the native tribes they encountered in the New World. Join Mike Holtzclaw - curator of the Isle of Wight County Museum in Virginia – to learn the tasty and true story behind the world famous Smithfield hams, including the one that became famous. More info: http://alexlibraryva.org/event/5418075

Thu, September 9 at 7 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | The ham industry, which has been synonymous with the town of Smithfield for more than a century, dates to the earliest European settlers and the native tribes they encountered in the New World. Join Mike Holtzclaw - curator of the Isle of Wight County Museum in Virginia – to learn the tasty and true story behind the world famous Smithfield hams, including the one that became famous. More info: http://alexlibraryva.org/event/5418075

Library Card Sign-Up Month is here! Alexandria Library welcomes you to join the celebration by getting a library card at...
09/07/2021

Library Card Sign-Up Month is here! Alexandria Library welcomes you to join the celebration by getting a library card at your local library branch. Learn more at alexlibraryva.org/join

#AlexLibraryVA #LibraryCard #SignUp

Library Card Sign-Up Month is here! Alexandria Library welcomes you to join the celebration by getting a library card at your local library branch. Learn more at alexlibraryva.org/join

#AlexLibraryVA #LibraryCard #SignUp

All Alexandria Libraries are closed for Labor Day. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow! #AlexLibraryVA #LaborDay
09/06/2021

All Alexandria Libraries are closed for Labor Day. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow! #AlexLibraryVA #LaborDay

All Alexandria Libraries are closed for Labor Day. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow! #AlexLibraryVA #LaborDay

Alexandria Library has eliminated fines for overdue items to increase access to library materials. Patrons are encourage...
09/02/2021

Alexandria Library has eliminated fines for overdue items to increase access to library materials. Patrons are encouraged to visit any branch location to return overdue materials and to explore our collections. More information: https://alexlibraryva.org/loan-periods-fees.

#FineFree #BringThemBack

Alexandria Library has eliminated fines for overdue items to increase access to library materials. Patrons are encouraged to visit any branch location to return overdue materials and to explore our collections. More information: https://alexlibraryva.org/loan-periods-fees.

#FineFree #BringThemBack

Thu, September 2 at 7 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives af...
09/01/2021

Thu, September 2 at 7 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. Join us for a virtual screening and discussion of the animated short "The Story of Stuff" which examines how the products we buy affect communities and the environment. More info: http://ow.ly/G72e50G1Dij

Thu, September 2 at 7 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. Join us for a virtual screening and discussion of the animated short "The Story of Stuff" which examines how the products we buy affect communities and the environment. More info: http://ow.ly/G72e50G1Dij

Thu, September 2 at 5:30 p.m. (CENTRAL) | Tai Chi is a practiced form that involves balanced walking, it results in a re...
08/31/2021

Thu, September 2 at 5:30 p.m. (CENTRAL) | Tai Chi is a practiced form that involves balanced walking, it results in a relaxed aerobic exercise for major muscle groups and the circulatory system. On the first Thursday of the month from September to December join Jorge Banales as he give instruction on the Yang Style 24 Movement Tai Chi form. This event will take place in person at Beatley Central's reading Garden. More info: http://ow.ly/RbgJ50G1CUU

Thu, September 2 at 5:30 p.m. (CENTRAL) | Tai Chi is a practiced form that involves balanced walking, it results in a relaxed aerobic exercise for major muscle groups and the circulatory system. On the first Thursday of the month from September to December join Jorge Banales as he give instruction on the Yang Style 24 Movement Tai Chi form. This event will take place in person at Beatley Central's reading Garden. More info: http://ow.ly/RbgJ50G1CUU

Thu, September 2 at 7 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | World short story discussion group is here!  Please join us to discuss the follow...
08/31/2021

Thu, September 2 at 7 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | World short story discussion group is here! Please join us to discuss the following two stories: "Helping" by Robert Stone and "Displacement" by David Wong Louie. The World Short Story Discussion Group meets on the first Thursday of each month from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. More info: http://ow.ly/rkm050G1CC3

Thu, September 2 at 7 p.m. (VIRTUAL) | World short story discussion group is here! Please join us to discuss the following two stories: "Helping" by Robert Stone and "Displacement" by David Wong Louie. The World Short Story Discussion Group meets on the first Thursday of each month from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. More info: http://ow.ly/rkm050G1CC3

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 10am - 9pm
Tuesday 10am - 9pm
Wednesday 10am - 9pm
Thursday 10am - 9pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm

Telephone

(703) 746-1702

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Are masks still required in the Alexandria libraries? If so, why?
The City Council amended the City's mask ordinance on May 15th to align the City’s public mask requirements with current and future state executive orders. According to this ordinance, Alexandrians who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear masks in most indoor public settings. Why doesn't Alexandria Library's policy reflect this change?
Join my friend and fantastic storyteller, Cheryl Mason, May 17, 7:00, and hear her exciting stories.
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
We love Charles Beatley Central Library! Thank you so much.
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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!