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Sun, Jul 07, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room

This is a twice-monthly forum for writers to network, share moral support, and offer constructive criticism. Meets first and third Sundays. All are welcome!

Sun, Jul 07, 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.

Sun, Jul 07, 2:30pm - 4:00pm

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

Bring your preschooler to the Duncan Library on Sunday afternoons to explore STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, art, and math)! This is a drop in event. Recommended ages 3-6

Mon, Jul 08, 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.

Mon, Jul 08, 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.

Mon, Jul 08, 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.

Mon, Jul 08, 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.

Mon, Jul 08, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room

English conversation practice for English language learners.

Mon, Jul 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Carlyle House

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

Mon, Jul 08, 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

Mon, Jul 08, 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.

Mon, Jul 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Virtual - Virtual

Please join Let's Talk Books to read and virtually discuss the mystery, "The Searcher" by Tana French.Register

Tue, Jul 09, 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 09, 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.

Tue, Jul 09, 10:15am - 10:45am

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room

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

Tue, Jul 09, 10:15am - 10:45am

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

Clap and cheer summer is here for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Jul 09, 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.

Tue, Jul 09, 11:00am - 11:30am

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor

Baby Artsplay Artist Kofi Dennis leads Baby and Toddler Time today!

Tue, Jul 09, 11:15am - 11:45am

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

Clap and cheer summer is here for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, Jul 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room

Learn how to make stories through comics/zines with Jen!

Tue, Jul 09, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

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

an after-school maker program for ages 6-12

Tue, Jul 09, 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

Tue, Jul 09, 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.

Tue, Jul 09, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor

Please join us for a talk by Dr. Rosemarie M. Esber to learn about Palestine's history following the end of World War I, from 1918-1948.

This event is full

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.

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.

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.

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)

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.

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.

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+

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

Virtual - Zoom

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - First Floor

Puppet fun for your little ones! Ages 2+

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.

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

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! 📚 ☕

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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+

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.

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)

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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!

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.

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.

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