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All Alexandria Reads Goes All Virtual for 2021!

This year, All Alexandria Reads selected book is The Library Book by Susan Orlean. All Alexandria Reads program kicks off on Friday, April 2. This year's programs will be held virtually.

About The Library Book: In The Library Book, Orlean chronicles the LAPL fire and its aftermath to showcase the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives; delves into the evolution of libraries across the country and around the world, from their humble beginnings as a metropolitan charitable initiative... (Read more)

About All Alexandria Reads:
Facilitated by Alexandria Library, this program is designed to create shared experiences through reading.

All Alexandria Reads is made possible through a generous grant from the James M. Duncan, Jr. Library Foundation, Inc.
New Library App for Your Smartphone
Alexandria Library Mobile App Now Available

Access the Alexandria Library from your Apple or Andoid device. Manage your account, search the catalog, renew items, place holds, view upcoming events, access downloadables and stay up to date with our news and social media feeds.

Download the new Alexandria Library mobile app today.

Celebrate Women's History Month
Alexandria Library celebrates Women's History Month
In celebration of March's Women's History Month, Alexandria Library has compiled a list of timely and informative resources.
Upcoming Programs at Alexandria Library
We're Closed But Our Virtual Programs Are Still On!
Join us online for a virtual program!
Some events require registration prior to attending. View entire list here.

Write2Heal Online Poetry Workshop
Monday, March 1 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm   
Join us for a two-hour reading and writing poetry workshop with spoken word poet
Matthew Dreitlein.

Naturalization Information Session
Tuesday, March 2 at 2:00pm - 3:30pm   
Learn what naturalization is, how to apply, what to expect at the interview, how to prepare, and more.

Do It Right - Recycling and Waste Reduction from T&ES
Tuesday, March 2 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for our second Upgraded and Grounded Resiliency series event. Helen Lee from Transportation and Environmental Services will explain the City's recycling and waste reduction programs.

ESL for Conversational Beginners
Wednesday, March 3 at 10:30am - 11:45am
This conversation class is for all levels, but will cater particularly toward beginners. Intermediate students will be broken off into a separate group to read a current event
and discuss.

Teen Book Club - "Vincent and Theo" by Deborah Heiligman
Wednesday, March 3 at 3:30pm - 4:30pm
This book club is for teens ages 12 and up.

Managing Family Conflict in the Age of COVID
Thursday, March 4 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Learn key strategies for resolving conflict calmly with your family members and friends in this interactive webinar. Ages 16+. Registration required.

Drawdown - Reversing Global Warming
Saturday, March 6 at 10:30am - 12:00pm
Project Drawdown seeks to empower people to understand and embrace research-based, interdependent actions that address the climate crisis.

Let's Talk Books - "The Secret Life of Bees"
Monday, March 8 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm   
Join Let's Talk Books book discussion club to read and discuss The Secret Life of Bees
by Sue Monk Kidd.

Cooking with Kids
Tuesday, March 9 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm 
Kristen McGill, a registered dietitian and in-store nutritionist with Giant Food,
will present on tips for cooking with your kids.

Two Women, Two Worlds - Ellen Craft and Mary Edwards Walker
Wednesday, March 10 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm 
Historical reenactor Sheila Arnold joins us in character as Madam CJ Walker to talk about her life, her business, and her fight against segregation.

Streaming Storytime with Miss Christian - Walter Awards
Thursday, March 11 at 11:00am - 11:30am 
Celebrating the Walter Awards from We Need Diverse Books.

Off the Beaten Path - Journeys into Hidden America
Thursday, March 11 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm 
Join author and syndicated columnist Eric Model as he explores the offbeat, oft overlooked and forgotten – people, places, and events in America.

Scribble Book Club: "Under the Egg"
Friday, March 12 at 3:30pm - 4:30pm
This month we're reading Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald. Join Theodora as she searches for treasure. Recommended for Grades 2-5.

Sitting Together with Death - Exploring Séances and Mediumship
Monday, March 15 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Maybe you're a believer or a skeptic, or maybe you just want to talk about death. All are welcome to this discussion-based program on séances and mediumship.

Sisters in Crime Mystery Authors Panel
Tuesday, March 16 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Since we all could use a laugh nowadays, a panel of mystery authors from the Chessie Chapter of Sisters in Crime will discuss using humor in writing.

George Washington: The Political Rise - An Author Talk by David O. Stewart
Thursday, March 18 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm 
Author David O. Stewart discusses his newest book, George Washington: The Political Rise of America’s Founding Father.

American Girl™ History Club - Featuring Kirsten Larson™
Friday, March 19 at 11:00am - 4:00pm 
A monthly program that features a story, craft, games, trivia, and a baking project inspired by a different American Girl™ character. Discover what life was like in Kirsten Larson's™ era this March!

Climate Change Adaption - Shoring up Your Home in a Changing World
Tuesday, March 23 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm 
Jessica Lessetter, Transportation and Environmental Services Stormwater expert, will discuss what the city is doing and what you can do to respond to climate change flooding and protect your property.

Climate Change Near You - An Author Talk by Dr. Rick Van Noy
Thursday, March 25 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm 
Learn what sea level rise is, where it's happening, who it's impacting, and what we can do about it.

Social Distancing Cinema Discussion - "Raising Buchanan"
Thursday, March 25 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join Oddball Cinema and Alexandria Library for Social Distancing Cinema with Raising Buchanan. Watch the movie any time before the event & then join our Zoom discussion.

Women of Color in the Civil War - Presented by the National Park Service
Friday, March 26 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm 
Do you love to read romance novels? Want to talk about Join us for a talk by National Park Service Ranger Kenya Finley on how many of the contributions by women of color went recognized and unrewarded.
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It's Almost that Time Again! Time to Spring2ACTion!
Spring2ACTion, Alexandria’s Giving Day, will be held on Wednesday, April 28, 2021!  This 24-hour online giving event, presented by ACT, celebrates the commitment of local nonprofits to make Alexandria a better place to live, work, play and serve.

Each year, the Alexandria Library Foundation looks forward to raising money that helps support Alexandria Library.

In 2020, the Foundation raised over $9,000 in just 24 hours! Will you help donate this year?
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