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COMING SOON! Alexandria Library to Offer
Free Academic Resources at Tutor.com

The Alexandria Library is excited to announce that we will soon offer free academic resources and online tutoring from Tutor.com! All customers with a library card can use the service to get help with homework, class projects, papers—even test prep! Tutoring is available in all core K-12 subjects – math, science, English, social studies and writing, including AP-level assistance. Students can access live, online tutoring from any Internet-capable device.  Get more information at our event on December 15 at 10 am: https://alexlibraryva.org/event/4708382 
Browse our Local History/Special Collections Materials!

The Local History/Special Collections Branch will begin highlighting new acquisitions on the branch web page beginning in January 2021. It will be updated on a monthly basis. While LH/SC materials do not circulate, you should still take a peek online. You may find that we have that expensive new reference book you need for a work or school project!
Upcoming Library Holiday Closures
Libraries closed for Christmas and New Years

All Alexandria Libraries will be closed for Christmas Eve on Thursday, December 24 and Christmas Day on Friday, December 25. The Libraries will close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 31 on New Year's Eve and remain closed on Friday, January 1, 2021 for New Year's Day.

View our list of other 2020 holiday closures here.
New Spanish-Language Materials
Come check out our Spanish-language materials!
 

Booksaudiobooks, periodicals and other materials in Spanish are available at all four Alexandria Library branches -- Barrett, Beatley, Burke and Duncan -- for children, teens and adults. Once you click the catalog links, you can use the filters on the left side of the page to narrow your results by branch, age group, and other criteria. Remember, you can place items on hold from any branch so they can be sent to your home branch.

 

We also have Spanish ebooks and audiobooksemagazines and other electronic resources available from the comfort of your own home or wherever an internet connection is available! Please be sure to have your library card handy to borrow electronic items. 
 

¡Vengan a ver nuestra colección en español!


Los librosaudiolibrospublicaciones periódicaslibros y revistas electrónicos, y otros recursos electrónicos en español están disponibles en las cuatro sucursales de la Biblioteca de Alexandria (Barrett, Beatley, Burke y Duncan) para niños, adolescentes y adultos.

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.

Bilingual Storytime with Ms. Eli
Tuesday, December 1 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Join Ms. Eli from her home for this virtual Spanish-English storytime.
Sing songs and she'll read a book or two. Intended for ages 2 to 4, but all children
and families are welcome to join in

Climate Change in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Tuesday, December 1 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Dr. Jim Kinter, Director of the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA)
at George Mason University, will explain our role and how climate change will be experienced in Virginia.

A Time for Thanks and Celebration - Journal Writing on Gratitude and the Holiday Season
Thursday, December 3 at 10:30am - 11:30am
Please join us for a Senior Services of Alexandria Virtual Journaling Workshop.

Afternoon Book Group - "Tribe" by Sebastian Junger
Thursday, December 3 at 1:30pm - 2:30pm
The Afternoon Book Discussion Group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 1:30 PM. All are welcome!

Smart Money Practices for Everyone - For the Holidays, All Year, and Every Year!
Thursday, December 3 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Are you facing the stresses of running out of money before you run out of month, living paycheck-to-paycheck? Does holiday spending cause you to lose sleep thinking about January bills?

Centipede Dragon - Sneak Peek and Origami
Saturday, December 5 at 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Would you like to hear a book before anyone else? Then here is your chance!

Death Cafe
Saturday, December 5 at 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Death Cafes are an opportunity to demystify the death experience. We offer an open, safe environment for discussing thoughts, feelings about all manner death and dying.

Baking for Holiday Gift-Giving - Italian Almond Cookies
Sunday, December 6 at 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Ready your ingredients and get ready to bake along at home! Learn how to make a delicious and festive cookie to give as gifts to loved ones, or to enjoy yourself!
Tween Art 101: Winter Holiday Craft
Tuesday, December 8 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm

'Tis the season to be crafty!

Tuesday, December 8 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Keep your money safe by being aware of the most common scams taking place this time of year.

Holiday Eating Strategies
Tuesday, December 8 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Kristen McGill, a registered dietitian and in-store nutritionist with Giant Food, will present on strategies to make the most of your holiday food indulgences.

American Girl™ History Club - Featuring Rebecca Rubin™
Friday, December 11 | All Day
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 Rebecca Rubin's™ era this December!

Aliens: Escape from Earth - Presented by Talewise
Saturday, December 12 at 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Can you help the aliens escape from Earth using science and imagination? Join Talewise on a cosmic adventure!

Diversity Book Club - "Resilience" by Jessie Close
Monday, December 14 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Please join us for a virtual discussion of Resilience: Two Sisters and a Story of Mental Illness by Jessie Close.

Virtual Pre-K Happy Holidays!
Tuesday, December 15 at 4:00pm - 4:30pm   
Pick up a take home craft kit for this extra special Pre-K Story Time full of holiday celebration!

Let's Talk Books - The Gift of Books
Tuesday, December 15 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm   
Join Let's Talk Books book club as we discuss books we've enjoyed reading and the impact they've had on our lives.

Duncan Book Group Holiday Get Together
Wednesday, December 16 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm   
Hang out for an hour and give the gift of book recommendations! Recommend your favorite book of 2020, and connect with other book enthusiasts.

Cooking with Kole - Nutritious and Delicious!
Saturday, December 19 at Noon - 1:30pm 
Learn some recipes for the holidays and everyday!

Monthly Meditation
Monday, December 28 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, December 28 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Romance Book Club is back and going virtual!
Join us on YouTube for Crafts, Songs and more
Want to get involved with Alexandria Library?
Donate to Alexandria Library Foundation during #GivingTuesday!
 
#GivingTuesday ends at midnight EST on December 1, 2020! We invite you to make a donation on our MightyCause page to benefit the Alexandria Library Foundation between now and December 1.

While you are at home, maintaining physical distancing, there are still plenty of services and materials you can access at the Library, including our virtual programming and digital collections of eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines, and more. Your donation will help us maintain these key services that assist our community in need.

We appreciate your continued support to the Alexandria Library Foundation!
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