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Pick Up Your Commemorative Samuel W. Tucker Library Card during Library Card Sign-Up Month this September!
 
This September, Alexandria Library is joining the American Library Association and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-Up Month, an initiative to highlight the value of a library card. This year's theme is "Libraries Are Wonderful."

Alexandria Library welcomes you to join the celebration by getting a library card at your local library branch. We will be offering a limited edition of Samuel W. Tucker library cards – while supplies last. Replacement cards are FREE this month.

For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit the Library in person or online at alexlibraryva.org. For more information about Samuel W. Tucker and the 1939 Alexandria Library Sit-In, visit http://alexlibraryva.org/1939-sit-in.
'Rightfully Hers' Exhibit at Barrett Branch Library
Alexandria Library hosts 'Rightfully Hers' Exhibit at Barrett Branch Library through September 30, 2020

The Kate Waller Barrett Branch at 717 Queen Street is currently hosting a new popup exhibition from the National ArchivesRightfully Hers, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Rightfully Hers contains simple messages exploring the history of the ratification of the 19th amendment, women’s voting rights before and after the 19th, and its impact today. Despite decades of marches, petitions, and public debate to enshrine a woman’s right to vote in the constitution, the 19th Amendment – while an enormous milestone – did not grant voting rights for all. The challenges of its passage reverberate to the ongoing fight for gender equity today. This exhibit runs through Wednesday, September 30, 2020.  

To learn more about Kate Waller Barrett and how her work was essential to women's suffrage, visit the Local History/Special Collections Branch (by appointment only) in addition to the exhibit. There is limited building capacity to view the exhibit and we kindly ask for you to physically distance.
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.
 
Tuesday, September 1 at 11:00 - 11:45am
Come to Miss Lisa's house for stories, songs and lots of interactive fun!

Fun with Friends - Games, Trivia, Books, and More!
Thursday, September 3 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us virtually as we compete with trivia, play mad libs, tell jokes and listen to stories. Come with ideas for other games we can play! Bring a craft to work on while we meet. Ages 8-18.

Tween Art 101: Home Edition - This Is Me: Self-Identity Craft Kit
Tuesday, September 8 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Register in advance for a craft kit, then join Miss Amanda as she guides you through a craft that can show off who you are. Ages 8-14.

Tales and Ales
Tuesday, September 8 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for a book club with beer. Contact rrasby@alexlibraryva.org for more information.

Five for Freedom - An Author Talk by Eugene L. Meyer
Tuesday, September 8 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Journalist and author Eugene L. Meyer joins us to talk about his book Five for Freedom: The African American Soldiers in John Brown's Army.

Wednesday, September 9 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm 
Join us to practice your English language skills with others in an informal environment! All ages welcome!

Girls Who Code - Information Session
Wednesday, September 9 at 6:45pm - 7:45pm 
Learn about the new weekly coding and technology club for girls in grades
6th through 12th.

The Hairstons: An American Family in Black and White - An Author Talk by Henry Wiencek
Wednesday, September 9 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm 
Author Henry Wiencek discusses his book, The Hairstons: An American Family in Black and White, as part of our Summer of Social Justice programming.

The Most Famous Woman in Baseball - An Author Talk by Bob Luke
Thursday, September 10 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm 
Author Bob Luke joins us to discuss his book The Most Famous Woman in Baseball: Effa Manley and the Negro Leagues.

Virtual Read Out featuring Picture Books - featuring Equality, Social Justice and Inclusion
Friday, September 11 at 3:30pm - 4:30pm 
In celebration of Banned Books Month, Miss Katie will be reading frequently challenged or banned picture books. The books deal with topics that relate to equality, social justice and inclusion.

"Peep" into a Banned Book!
Monday, September 14 | All Day 
Celebrate Banned Books Week by recreating a scene from your favorite banned or challenged children’s or YA book, using marshmallow Peeps and other craft supplies! Ages 5-18. Registration required.

Let's Talk Books - "Housekeeping" by Marilynne Robinson
Monday, September 14 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm 
Join Let's Talk Books book discussion club to read and discuss Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson.
Join us on YouTube for Crafts, Songs and more
Want to get involved with Alexandria Library?
Support Alexandria Library and donate to the Samuel Tucker Fund!
 
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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