Alexandria Library

Alexandria Library This is the official page for Alexandria Library in Alexandria, VA. Alexandria's public library since 1937. LL34)
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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.

Join us Thursdays at Burke to learn and play Riichi Mahjong! No experience needed.
02/20/2024

Join us Thursdays at Burke to learn and play Riichi Mahjong! No experience needed.

Celebrate Black History Month by creating an art piece inspired by Alma Thomas. All materials will be provided. Ages 6-1...
02/20/2024

Celebrate Black History Month by creating an art piece inspired by Alma Thomas. All materials will be provided. Ages 6-18.

All Library branches are closed in observance of George Washington’s Birthday.
02/19/2024

All Library branches are closed in observance of George Washington’s Birthday.

Join us as we honor Black History Month and commemorate the 85th anniversary of the Alexandria Library Sit-In with a vir...
02/18/2024

Join us as we honor Black History Month and commemorate the 85th anniversary of the Alexandria Library Sit-In with a virtual screening of "Still Bill."

"In this 2009 film, Bill shares the experiences that come with living an extraordinary and contemplative life. Through interviews with friends, family, fellow musicians and himself, Still Bill paints the portrait of a man who chose to leave fame and fortune behind to remain true to himself." - Rocco Films

Registration required: alexlibraryva.org/event/9951190

We have another exciting lineup of weekly events at Alex Library. Be sure to check out our events page to discover all t...
02/18/2024

We have another exciting lineup of weekly events at Alex Library. Be sure to check out our events page to discover all the offerings for this week. alexlibraryva.org/events?r=thismonth

Attention all handcrafters! Join us to share what you are working on, see what others are creating, and just chat while ...
02/17/2024

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 at alexlibraryva.org/event/9761623

All Library branches will be closed Monday, February 19, in observance of George Washington’s Birthday.
02/16/2024

All Library branches will be closed Monday, February 19, in observance of George Washington’s Birthday.

Let's celebrate the joy of playing games! Play a wide variety of games, the classics and the new. Bring a friend or make...
02/15/2024

Let's celebrate the joy of playing games! Play a wide variety of games, the classics and the new. Bring a friend or make new friends. Open to ages 13 and up!

Join us for a virtual presentation with Professor Lawrence M. Jackson exploring colonialism, African cultural traditions...
02/15/2024

Join us for a virtual presentation with Professor Lawrence M. Jackson exploring colonialism, African cultural traditions, and affirming Black racial identity through dance. Registration required: https://alexlibraryva.org/event/9940964

Share one of your beloved cake recipes with Alex Library after indulging in Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year...
02/14/2024

Share one of your beloved cake recipes with Alex Library after indulging in Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year's All Alexandria Reads adult fiction pick. Submissions may be featured in a publication for everyone to enjoy. Deadline: March 31.

Submit your recipe here or grab a paper form at the Beatley information desk: https://ow.ly/Hr5U50QBgE0

RSVP to join local researchers for Scholars in the Parlor: A Local Black History Discussion Series for a discussion abou...
02/14/2024

RSVP to join local researchers for Scholars in the Parlor: A Local Black History Discussion Series for a discussion about Alexandrian Black History and its impact on the broader community. An Alexandria Library Sit-In 85th Anniversary Celebration Event. alexlibraryva.org/event/10041838

Thank you to all who joined us for Read "Dating" last night! We had a great time with romance novel trivia and discoveri...
02/14/2024

Thank you to all who joined us for Read "Dating" last night! We had a great time with romance novel trivia and discovering new reads for everyone's lists.

Join us at Burke this Thursday for a screening of Barbie, part of this month's Award-Winning Film Series. Rated PG-13  💁...
02/13/2024

Join us at Burke this Thursday for a screening of Barbie, part of this month's Award-Winning Film Series. Rated PG-13 💁‍♀️

Thank to the Del Ray Business Association and our neighbors in Del Ray for recognizing the Friends of Duncan Library for...
02/12/2024

Thank to the Del Ray Business Association and our neighbors in Del Ray for recognizing the Friends of Duncan Library for this year's Heart of Del Ray Award!

Alex Library has a fantastic lineup of events scheduled this week that you won't want to miss. From movie screenings to ...
02/12/2024

Alex Library has a fantastic lineup of events scheduled this week that you won't want to miss. From movie screenings to craft groups, there is something for everyone! alexlibraryva.org/events?r=thismonth

The only thing better than a good book is talking about it with friends. Join one of our virtual book discussion groups ...
02/10/2024

The only thing better than a good book is talking about it with friends. Join one of our virtual book discussion groups on Monday! https://ow.ly/AkQi50QzVQG

Bright Star Touring Theatre is visiting Beatley with their production of George Washington Carver and Friends!Booker T. ...
02/09/2024

Bright Star Touring Theatre is visiting Beatley with their production of George Washington Carver and Friends!
Booker T. Washington, Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall, Madame C.J. Walker, and other famous leaders will share their inspiring stories in this interactive performance.
Great for grades K-5!

Bring your house plants and cuttings to swap during the event, or beforehand. Plants and cuttings can be dropped off at ...
02/08/2024

Bring your house plants and cuttings to swap during the event, or beforehand. Plants and cuttings can be dropped off at the Adult Reference Desk.

Please check your plants for pests like spider mites, thrips, and scales before bringing them. Plants with pest infestations will be disposed of and not included in the swap.

This Saturday at Barrett, the author of six Old Town Mysteries will discuss his books, characters and future stories. Co...
02/08/2024

This Saturday at Barrett, the author of six Old Town Mysteries will discuss his books, characters and future stories. Copies of his Old Town mysteries will be available at the talk for purchase and signing.

02/07/2024

Come to the Children's desk at Beatley to pick up your Washington Wizards Winter Reading Challenge Log and see this AMAZING Lego ski lift made by one of our super creative patrons!

This Sunday at Beatley, come make a card for someone special using materials provided by the library! Open to all ages, ...
02/07/2024

This Sunday at Beatley, come make a card for someone special using materials provided by the library! Open to all ages, no RSVP required. Can't join us? Stop by any time this week to pick up a card kit!

Join us as we honor Black History Month and commemorate the 85th anniversary of the Alexandria Library Sit-In with a ser...
02/06/2024

Join us as we honor Black History Month and commemorate the 85th anniversary of the Alexandria Library Sit-In with a series of films that highlight courageous individuals who stood up against discrimination and injustice.

The Banker is the story two African-American entrepreneurs in the 1960's who hire a working-class white man to pretend to be the head of their business empire while they pose as a janitor and chauffeur.

No RSVP required to attend!

The Spitfire Club is an extracurricular book club built around a collection of children's literature featuring strong, d...
02/06/2024

The Spitfire Club is an extracurricular book club built around a collection of children's literature featuring strong, diverse, female protagonists. By creating demand for and building an inclusive community around diverse girl-positive books, The Spitfire Club enhances literacy and social-emotional skills, nurturing each Spitfire's love of reading, love of self, and love for Spitfires across all communities. No RSVP required!

The Duncan Branch Library is honored to be nominated with the Duncan Friends group for the 2024 Heart of Del Ray Award p...
02/05/2024

The Duncan Branch Library is honored to be nominated with the Duncan Friends group for the 2024 Heart of Del Ray Award present by the Del Ray Business Association. Voting is open now through Thursday, Feb 8 at 12 PM. Please vote for us here: https://ow.ly/ayUN50QxZN3

New crafting group at Burke! Stitcher's Space 🪡Join us every Wednesday for a fun and creative gathering of fiber artists...
02/05/2024

New crafting group at Burke! Stitcher's Space 🪡
Join us every Wednesday for a fun and creative gathering of fiber artists. Whether you're a pro or just starting out, come share your latest projects or learn some new skills. And don't miss out on our quilting tutorials every first Wednesday of the month. No need to register, just bring your enthusiasm and let's create together!

The Washington Wizards challenge you to read, stay active, and engaged this winter. Complete activities to earn badges a...
02/02/2024

The Washington Wizards challenge you to read, stay active, and engaged this winter. Complete activities to earn badges and create new healthy reading habits.
Your local Alexandria Library branch has everything you need to earn your Winter Challenge badges, from exciting reads for every age and interest, to events and opportunities to share online.
Click here to get started: https://alexlibraryva.org/winter-reading

Thank you Washington Wizards for providing prizes for the Winter Reading Challenge.

To celebrate Love Your Library Month, we are hosting our annual Adult Winter Reading Contest.Starting today through Febr...
02/01/2024

To celebrate Love Your Library Month, we are hosting our annual Adult Winter Reading Contest.
Starting today through February 29, you can enter to win a gift card by logging books and audiobooks into your Beanstack account.

Enter to win here: alexlibraryva.org/adult-winter-reading-3023

Join us as we honor Black History Month and commemorate the 85th anniversary of the Alexandria Library Sit-In with a ser...
02/01/2024

Join us as we honor Black History Month and commemorate the 85th anniversary of the Alexandria Library Sit-In with a series of films that highlight courageous individuals who stood up against discrimination and injustice. View the calendar of this year's events here: https://alexlibraryva.org/1939-sit-in

Join us in Beatley's youth services area and test out our tabletop games! Ages 5-18.
01/31/2024

Join us in Beatley's youth services area and test out our tabletop games! Ages 5-18.

Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don't want to miss one of Candid's most popular cl...
01/30/2024

Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don't want to miss one of Candid's most popular classes where we will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.

Register online to receive the link to the webinar: alexlibraryva.org/event/9958173

Address

Administration/5005 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA
22304

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 7pm
Tuesday 10am - 7pm
Wednesday 10am - 7pm
Thursday 10am - 7pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm

Telephone

(703) 746-1702

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