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On Monday, August 17, most Alexandria Library branches will reopen their doors with limited hours during phase three of its reopening plan. Duncan Branch Library - located at 2501 Commonwealth Avenue – will reopen on Tuesday, August 18.

Measures have been implemented to ensure the safety of our staff and customers. The Library will maintain a 25% occupancy rate, which includes staff. Staff and customers are encouraged to maintain six feet apart while physical distancing.

Curbside Service is still available for those who do not wish to come into the library. Curbside services will be offered on days which libraries are open, with curbside-only service every Friday.

For more information about the Library's phase three of the reopening plan, please visit
Summer of Social Justice
Alexandria Library's first "Summer of Social Justice" initiative is underway. Throughout the month of August, the Summer of Social Justice will feature various programs for children, teens and adults. 

Summer of Social Justice* is a summer-long challenge that helps to examine the city’s important African American history and culture. It is organized by the Alexandria EJI Community Remembrance Project (AECRP). AECRP is a City of Alexandria interdepartmental initiative to address social justice in the City.  The Alexandria Library is proud to participate and bring you these programs.

For more information and list of programs and events about the "Summer of Social Justice" initiative, please visit our website at    
Virtual Programs at Alexandria Library
Check out our Virtual Programs!
Even though we open on Monday, Alexandria Library is closed, join us online for a virtual program!
Some events require registration prior to attending. View entire list here.
Saturday, August 15 at Noon - 1:30pm
Change up your summer table and up the nutritional content of each bite!

Death Cafe
Saturday, August 15 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.

Decide Your Fate: Virtual Board Game
Monday, August 17 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Every Monday in August, join others as you play your way through this story-based board game as the hero. Ages 9-14. Registration required.

We Shall Not Be Moved - Author Talk by Mike O'Brien
Monday, August 17 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join author M.J. O’Brien and special guest Joan Trumpauer Mullholland, participant in the sit-in, in a discussion of We Shall Not Be Moved: The Jackson Woolworth’s Sit-In and the Movement It Inspired.

Virtual Pre-K Story Time - Equality, Justice and Inclusion Part 1
Tuesday, August 18 at 4:00pm - 4:30pm 
We will be exploring the themes of Equality, Justice and Inclusion featuring Woke: a young poet's call to Justice.

Girls Who Code
Tuesday, August 18 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join an IT professional to do a short group activity, ask your coding questions, and share your coding progress. Ages 8-14. Registration required.

Wednesday, August 19 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Duncan Book Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month.

Notable Alexandrian: Dr. Kate Waller Barrett - Celebrating 100 years of Women's Right to Vote
Wednesday, August 19 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Learn about our notable namesake of the Queen Street Library: humanitarian, reformer and suffragette! Presented by Patricia Walker of Local History/Special Collections.

American Girl™ Local History Club - Featuring Melody Ellison™
Friday, August 21 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 Melody Ellison's™ era!

Friday, August 21 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Let’s read more books that reflect the world we live in! Join us online for storytime featuring children and families from a variety of cultures, reaches, and abilities.

15 Questions To Ask Before Hiring a Financial Advisor - And Why Every Consumer Must Know Them: Part 3
Saturday, August 22 at 10:30am - Noon
Part three of a three-part series focused on understanding the financial services industry.

Decide Your Fate: Virtual Board Game
Monday, August 24 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Every Monday in August, join others as you play your way through this story-based board game as the hero. Ages 9-14. Registration required.

Monthly Meditation
Monday, August 24 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!

Family Story Time with Lisa
Tuesday, August 25 at 11:00am - 11:45am
Come to Miss Lisa's house for stories, songs and lots of interactive fun!

Virtual Pre-K - Equality, Justice and Inclusion Part 2
Tuesday, August 25 at 11:00am - 11:45am
Equality, Justice and Inclusion: celebrating ourselves and others in the books we all share.

African American Genealogy Research
Tuesday, August 25 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Historian and genealogist Steve Hammond joins us to discuss African American genealogy, some of the challenges associated with this type of research, and how to get started with your own family tree.

Financial Strategies for the Long Haul - Fall 2020 COVID-19 Updates
Wednesday, August 26 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us to learn strategies to manage your finances in these uncertain times.

Saturday, August 29 at Noon - 1:30pm
Change up your summer table and up the nutritional content of each bite!
Join us on YouTube for Crafts, Songs and more
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Your donations to the Samuel Tucker Fund will help us purchase material and offer programs and training that center on civil rights, human rights, social freedoms and equality. Select "Samuel Tucker Fund" as your designation when making a donation. We appreciate your continued support to the Alexandria Library Foundation!
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