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Absentee Voting at Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library

In-person absentee voting for the November 3 Presidential Election is available at Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library from Friday, October 23 through Saturday, October 31. No Appointment is needed. Absentee voting is available during these dates and times:
  • Friday, October 23 from Noon – 6 pm
  • Saturday, October 24 from 8 am – 5 pm
  • Monday, October 26 from Noon – 8 pm
  • Tuesday, October 27 from Noon – 8 pm
  • Wednesday, October 28 from Noon – 8 pm
  • Thursday, October 29 from Noon – 8 pm
  • Friday, October 30 from Noon – 6 pm
  • Saturday, October 31 from 8 am – 5 pm 
For more information on other voting locations, please visit
Celebrate with Alexandria Library
October is Archives Awareness Month
Have you ever wanted to come into the Local History/Special Collections Branch but worried about making a faux pas? While it may feel intimidating, if you understand why we do some things differently than other branches, it will be easier to understand. Check out our recent Research Etiquette blog post for guidance.
Virtual Programs at Alexandria Library
We're Open and Our Virtual Programs Are Still On!
Join us online for a virtual program!
Some events require registration prior to attending. View entire list here.
Friday, October 16 | All Day
A monthly program that features a story, a craft and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life in Alexandria was like in Molly McIntire's™ era this October!

Home Buying and Selling Webinar
Tuesday, October 20 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Learn about buying and selling homes from the process experts. Valuable for first time buyers or previous home owners.

From My Window with Ms. Suzanne - Pumpkins!
Wednesday, October 21 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Join Ms. Suzanne on Zoom to sing songs and listen to a story about things we can see outside. Designed for ages 2 to 4, but anyone can join!

Middle School Book Club - "We're Not From Here" by Geoff Rodkey
Wednesday, October 21 at 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Join Miss Kayla virtually for Middle School Book Club this month's title is We're Not From Here by Geoff Rodkey.

Book Discussion Group - "A Mind Unraveled"
Wednesday, October 21 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Duncan Book Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month.

How Much Insurance Do I Really Need?
Wednesday, October 21 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The world of insurance often appears more complicated than it needs to be. Join us virtually for this unbiased workshop to help you determine what you need.

Thursday, October 22 at 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Join us for a talk by National Park Service Ranger Kenya Finley on trailblazing African Americans who served in Congress as some of nation's most prominent advocates of racial equality.

Cooking with Kole - A Nutritious Cooking Class for Fall
Saturday, October 24 at 12:00pm - 1:30pm 
Learn a few tricks to brighten your fall table!

Monthly Meditation
Monday, October 26 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm 
Yoga in Daily Life joins us via Zoom for our Monthly meditation class. Grab your yoga mat, and get ready to relax!

Romance Book Club
Monday, October 26 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Romance Book Club is back and going virtual!

"H" Is For Halloween - An Alphabits Special
Tuesday, October 27 at 11:00am - 11:45am   
Celebrate Halloween with Miss Lisa!

Kids' Choice (Virtual) Book Club
Tuesday, October 27 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm   
In this book club, you decide what to read based on a theme. October's theme is Hispanic Heritage. Ages 8-12. Registration is required.

Introduction to Corporate Giving - Presented by Candid (formerly the Foundation Center)
Tuesday, October 27 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm   
Join Candid's Northeast Engagement Manager Susan Shiroma in this free virtual program via Webex to learn about corporate giving. Registration is required.

Realigning Resilience - Discussing Environmental Justice with Gustavo Angeles
Thursday, October 29 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm 
Please join us for a presentation by Gustavo Angeles, Environmental Justice Program Coordinator for The Sierra Club, Virginia Chapter.
Join us on YouTube for Crafts, Songs and more
Want to get involved with Alexandria Library?
Celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week -- October 18-24
Help us celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week! The Alexandria Library has a Friends of the Library group at each branch. Your membership contribution to the Friends will enhance library services for children and adults, and provide funds to supplement library resources. For more information about the activities of the Friends groups, please visit our Friends of Libraries Page.
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