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Wed, Jul 10, 10:00am - 8:00pm

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library

Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

Baby Bounce - for babies 0-12 months and their caretaker(s) - ¡Que salten los bebés!

Wed, Jul 10, 10:15am - 11:00am

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden

Baby storytime, plus opportunities to build relationships with other caretakers of young children! For ages 0-12 months, accompanied by an adult.

Stitcher's Space - Sew, quilt, knit, crochet, embroider! Every Wednesday!

Wed, Jul 10, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room

Enjoy weekly sessions with other fiber artists. Share your projects and see others. Quilting tutorials will be provided on the first Wednesday of every month. No registration is required.

1, 2, 3 Andrés!

Wed, Jul 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Mount Vernon Recreational Center

Join Grammy-winning children's musicians for an interactive musical performance in English and Spanish. (All ages)

1s and 2s Time - Tiempo para niños de 1 y 2

Wed, Jul 10, 11:30am - 12:00pm

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden

Join us for stories, songs, and activities for your active, growing little ones! Ages 1-2.

Freegal Dance Party! - ¡Fiesta de baile Freegal!

Wed, Jul 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room

In honor of African American Music Appreciation Month in June, lounge, socialize, or dance, dance, dance! With a curated playlist from Freegal. Suitable for all age groups.

Bar C Ranch: Animal Adaptations - Encuentros con animales: Bar C Ranch

Wed, Jul 10, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor

How do 5 different live animal species survive in the wild? Learn all about their lives in this hands on experience.Ages 6+

Mystery Book Club - "The Golden Spoon" by Jessa Maxwell

Wed, Jul 10, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Virtual - Zoom

Celebrate National Culinary Month with Jessa Maxwell's cozy mystery featuring a baking competition. Register

Young Beacons of Literacy Book Club

Wed, Jul 10, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Periodicals Room

Read the powerful stories of black icons you didn't hear about in school with the brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated. Ages 13-18.

Spitfire Book club - Kindergarten - 3rd grade

Wed, Jul 10, 5:00pm - 5:45pm

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room

Spitfire club, Summer Session. Changing the world, one book at a time! Kindergarten - 3rd Grade.

English Language Learning (ELL) II - Intermediate Conversation

Wed, Jul 10, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room

This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

Literary Virginia Book Group - Raising Lazarus by Beth Macy

Wed, Jul 10, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Virtual

Read and discuss the best of today's Virginia literature—including books by Library of Virginia Literary Award winners and finalists in fiction and nonfiction.Register

English Language Learning (ELL) I - Beginner Conversation

Thu, Jul 11, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room

Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Thu, Jul 11, 10:00am - 8:00pm

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library

Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

Toddler Rock N' Read - Rock 'N' Read para niños

Thu, Jul 11, 10:15am - 10:45am

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room

Stomp through summer fun with Mr. Josstin at Toddler Rock N' Read. Great for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

Storytime in the Reading Garden - Cuentos en el jardín de lectura

Thu, Jul 11, 10:30am - 11:00am

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.

Kaydee Puppets

Thu, Jul 11, 11:00am - 11:35am

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor

Puppet fun for your little ones! Ages 2+

Line dancing

Thu, Jul 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.

Toddler Rock N' Read - Rock 'N' Read para niños

Thu, Jul 11, 11:15am - 11:45am

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room

Stomp through summer fun with Mr. Josstin at Toddler Rock N' Read. Great for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

Thursday Afternoon Book Discussion - "West with Giraffes" by Lynda Rutledge

Thu, Jul 11, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room

Do you have afternoons available? Join us at the library for some coffee, confections, and conversation about the newest titles on our shelves! 📚 ☕

African American Film Series - "Passing"

Thu, Jul 11, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room

Please join us for a screening of the 2021 black-and-white historical drama film written and directed by Rebecca Hall, adapted from the 1929 novel of the same name by Nella Larsen.

Learn and Play Mahjong - American Style (winning hands on 2024 League card)

Thu, Jul 11, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor

The Barrett Branch Mahjong group meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 2-4 pm on the second floor. Accommodation is for 12 players so first come first served if more than 12.

Nailed IT! - ¡Pintemos esas uñas!

Thu, Jul 11, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room

Social group that focuses on nail painting and designs for members of the community. All materials will be provided. Ages 8-18

Tai Chi at Beatley Library - Balance Your Mind and Body

Thu, Jul 11, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden

Join Jorge Banales as he gives instruction on the Yang Style 24 Movement Tai Chi form on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. Free and open to the public.

Girls Who Code - Let's learn to program! (ages 8-12) - Aprendamos a programar

Thu, Jul 11, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room

Learn programming basics with books and games, plus computers. We'll take on this adventure with the support of a professional computer programmer. No prior coding knowledge necessary. Ages 8-12.

Duncan Literary Society - We meet at The Company of Books.

Thu, Jul 11, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library

Join us for an "anti-book club" where we discuss what we're currently reading.

Nerdy Knotters - Knitters and crochet group

Thu, Jul 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room

Both beginners and advanced fiber artists are welcome! Ages 12+

World Short Story Discussion Group

Thu, Jul 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Virtual - Zoom

If you love reading short stories, join us to discuss these two: "The Rest of Us" by Jenzo Duque and "Biology" by Kevin Wilson.Register

Fri, Jul 12, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library

Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

1, 2, 3 Andrés!

Fri, Jul 12, 10:30am - 11:30am

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden

Join Grammy-winning children's musicians for an interactive musical performance in English and Spanish. (All ages)

Weaving and Kumihimo Braiding - The ancient art of Japanese Braiding

Fri, Jul 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room

Please join us for this fun and easy craft of making a tapestry weaving incorporating Japanese braiding

Fri, Jul 12, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Virtual

Join us for a virtual workshop discussing the advantages and limitations of the technology powering today's AI and offer guidance for making informed choices about using AI in historical research.Register

African American Film Series - "Rustin"

Fri, Jul 12, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room

Please join us for a 2023 inspirational film of unsung Civil Rights icon Bayard Rustin.

Lego Competition - Concurso de Lego

Fri, Jul 12, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room

Can your team beat the heat? Attendees will be put on a team and given a prompt with 1 hour to complete their build! Our esteemed judges will evaluate and choose a winning team. Ages 6- 12

Fun Friday! - Viernes de diversión

Fri, Jul 12, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room

Have fun on Fridays after school, building, making, playing word bingo, and winning prizes! Grades K-5. *Includes slime-making every last Friday of the month!*

Sat, Jul 13, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library

Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

Trash Trekkers - Burke Branch Walking and Litter Pickup Club

Sat, Jul 13, 10:00am - 11:00am

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Outdoors

Start your Saturday doing good for your community. Join the Burke Branch walking and litter pickup club.

Little Miss Ann

Sat, Jul 13, 10:30am - 11:30am

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden

Join Little Miss Ann as she sings both reinvented classics as well as upbeat, interactive fun originals that will inspire kids to sing, jump, clap, and dance! (Ages 0-8)

Rescheduled

Doula Dos and Don'ts

Sat, Jul 13, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

New date Saturday, July 06, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library

Are you curious about what a doula actually does? Or if they're the right fit for you and your birthing plan? Join us for an informational session with a doula and an engaging Q&A

Downsizing and planning for the future - The Peele Group

Sat, Jul 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room

Ready to declutter and downsize? Join us at our Downsizing Event for expert tips from professionals!

Board Game Cafe - Café con juegos de mesa

Sat, Jul 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library

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

Sun, Jul 14, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library

Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

Board Game Bliss

Sun, Jul 14, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room

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.

Mon, Jul 15, 10:00am - 8:00pm

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library

Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

Baby Time - Hora de bebés

Mon, Jul 15, 10:15am - 10:45am

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room

Wiggle, crawl and clap at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Storytime in the Reading Garden - Cuentos en el jardín de lectura

Mon, Jul 15, 10:30am - 11:00am

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.

Little Miss Ann

Mon, Jul 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm

William Ramsay Recreation Center

Join Little Miss Ann as she sings both reinvented classics as well as upbeat, interactive fun originals that will inspire kids to sing, jump, clap, and dance! (Ages 0-8)

Baby Time - Hora de bebés

Mon, Jul 15, 11:15am - 11:45am

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room

Wiggle, crawl and clap at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

English Language Learning (ELL)

Mon, Jul 15, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room

English conversation practice for English language learners.

Read, See, Do at Carlyle House - A leer, ver y hacer en Carlyle House

Mon, Jul 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

New venue Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library

Stories and other activities at historic Carlyle House in Old Town. (121 N Fairfax Street). Ages 4-8

American Girl Pretend Pool Party (with Your Doll) - Fiesta en la piscina de American Girl (con tu muñeca)

Mon, Jul 15, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden

Bring your American Girl (or any other) doll – or borrow one of ours – for a play-pretend pool party. Snacks, crafts, and activities provided. (Ages 3-13)

Who Was! Mobile Experience at Duncan Library!

Mon, Jul 15, 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Duncan Library Parking Lot

In partnership with Hooray for Books! and Penguin Random House comes the Who Was! Mobile Experience. Join us for an experience that will be the highlight of your summer! Recommended Ages 6-12

Tabletop Games and Teens

Mon, Jul 15, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Teen Area

Where teens can socialize, strategize and learn tabletop games. All materials will be provided. Ages 12-18

English Language Learning (ELL) II - Intermediate Conversation

Mon, Jul 15, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room

This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

What is the Bottle Deposit System?

Mon, Jul 15, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor

Rick Galliher, president of the Virginia Bottle Bill Organization, will give a presentation on how a bottle deposit system works and the benefits to both communities and wildlife.

Diversity Book Club - "Demon Copperhead" by Barbara Kingsolver

Mon, Jul 15, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Virtual - Zoom

Join us for a discussion of Barbara Kingsolver's 2022 novel "Demon Copperhead."

English Language Learning (ELL) I - Beginner Conversation

Tue, Jul 16, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room

Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Tue, Jul 16, 10:00am - 8:00pm

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library

Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

Little Miss Ann

Tue, Jul 16, 10:00am - 10:45am

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Butterfly Garden

Join Little Miss Ann as she sings both reinvented classics as well as upbeat, interactive fun originals that will inspire kids to sing, jump, clap, and dance! (Ages 0-5)

Toddler Tuesday - Martes de niños

Tue, Jul 16, 10:15am - 10:45am

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room

Join us for stories, songs, and movement for kids ages 0-5 !

Playtime! - ¡Hora de jugar!

Tue, Jul 16, 10:30am - 11:15am

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden

Meet your old friends and make new friends at an unstructured, outdoor playtime in the library's Reading Garden! Toys will be supplied. Ages 0-5 with an adult.

Baby and Toddler Time - La hora de los bebés y los niños

Tue, Jul 16, 11:00am - 11:30am

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor

Join Miss Lisa for songs, games, movement activities and more fun that's just right for ages 0-23 months

Z.O.M.S. - Zombie Outbreak Master Strategists - Disaster - Teen Emergency Deliberation

Tue, Jul 16, 3:00pm - 4:15pm

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor

Teens, ages 12-18, will develop an emergency plan for a zombie invasion of Alexandria.

Tuesday We Play - Martes de juegos

Tue, Jul 16, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room

an after-school maker program for ages 6-12

Duncan and Dragons

Tue, Jul 16, 5:00pm - 7:30pm

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room

Introducing the community to D&D through introductory sessions, one-shots, and campaigns. Email Dungeon Master Josstin at jgogue@alexlibraryva.org if you're interested in joining. Ages 12-18

One-On-One Computer Help - at the Barrett Branch

Tue, Jul 16, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library

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.

Common Ground Virginia History Book Group - Indigenous DC

Tue, Jul 16, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Virtual - Zoom

Read and discuss compelling nonfiction books handpicked by Library of Virginia staff that explore Virginia history, society, and culture.Register

Handcraft Tuesday - Evening Edition

Tue, Jul 16, 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, Jul 17, 10:00am - 8:00pm

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library

Strong Men & Women in Virginia's History is a traveling exhibition honoring African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth from the Library of Virginia.

Baby Bounce - for babies 0-12 months and their caretaker(s) - ¡Que salten los bebés!

Wed, Jul 17, 10:15am - 11:00am

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden

Baby storytime, plus opportunities to build relationships with other caretakers of young children! For ages 0-12 months, accompanied by an adult.

Stitcher's Space - Sew, quilt, knit, crochet, embroider! Every Wednesday!

Wed, Jul 17, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room

Enjoy weekly sessions with other fiber artists. Share your projects and see others. Quilting tutorials will be provided on the first Wednesday of every month. No registration is required.

1s and 2s Time - Tiempo para niños de 1 y 2

Wed, Jul 17, 11:30am - 12:00pm

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden

Join us for stories, songs, and activities for your active, growing little ones! Ages 1-2.

Animal Encounters: Fur, Feathers, and Scales - Encuentros con animales: Pelo, plumas y escamas

Wed, Jul 17, 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Nannie J. Lee Recreation Center

Why do animals have fur, feathers, or scales? Meet live mammals, birds and reptiles and learn about their habitats and how they live. Presented by Squeals on Wheels. (All ages)

Burke Book Club - "Miss Cecily's Recipes for Exceptional Ladies" by Zimmerman

Wed, Jul 17, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Virtual - Zoom

Celebrate National Culinary Month by joining us for a discussion of Vicky Zimmerman's foodie rom-com. Register

Mad Science: Spin, Pop, BOOM!

Wed, Jul 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor

Science right before your eyes! Ages 6+

Animal Encounters: Fur, Feathers, and Scales - Encuentros con animales: Pelo, plumas y escamas

Wed, Jul 17, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden

Why do animals have fur, feathers, or scales? Meet live mammals, birds and reptiles and learn about their habitats and how they live. Presented by Squeals on Wheels. (All ages)

Wed, Jul 17, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library

Another installment of Duncan and Dragons with DM Jacob!

English Language Learning (ELL) II - Intermediate Conversation

Wed, Jul 17, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room

This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

Duncan Book Group - (ONLINE) "Table for Two" by Amor Towles

Wed, Jul 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Zoom

Join our ONLINE book club that meets in the evening, every third Wednesday of the month, to discuss a book chosen by one of the members!

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