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Summer of Social Justice
Join Alexandria Library for their first "Summer of Social Justice" initiative during the month of August, featuring 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 https://alexlibraryva.org/summer-of-social-justice.    

*Social justice is justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society.
Learn, Explore, Create, Connect

Outdoor Computer Cafe at Burke Branch Library

We are excited to offer this service while the library is closed.

Computer Cafe hours are as follows:

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Wednesdays  10:30 am to 5:00 pm  

You may make an appointment for either a one or two hour session. You may also call the Burke Branch Library at 703.746.1704 to make an appointment.  

The outdoor computer cafe is located on the parking lot side of the library. Wireless printing is available.

2020 U.S. Census Information

Have you submitted your 2020 U.S. Census yet?  Responses are accepted until 10/31/2020 and Everybody Counts! Be on the lookout, your local Crystal City census office will be holding Mobile Questionnaire Assistance events in your area.

  • Census data helps communities get the federal funding they need for services and infrastructure such as schools, roads, health care, and jobs. 
  • Responses are safe, secure, and protected by federal law (Title 13, U.S. Code,  Section 9).  Responses cannot be publicly released in a way that could identify anyone and cannot be used against you by any government agency (FBI, CIA, ICE, DHS) or court in any way.
  • The Census does not ask for your Social Security number, finance accounts, or citizenship status.
  • Responding to the U.S. Census is required by law, and will take about 10 minutes.
  • Respond here https://2020census.gov/ or Customer Service Representatives are available every day from 7am to 2am  Eastern Time on the following phone lines: 844-330-2020
  • The Census is available to submit online in 59 non-English languages
  • The Census is available to submit by phone in 13 non-English languages

Usted puede responder al Censo del 2020 en español

¿Ya ha enviado su Censo 2020 de U. S.? ¡Se aceptan respuestas hasta el 31/10/2020 y todo el mundo cuenta!  Esté atento, su oficina local del censo de ACO Crystal City llevará a cabo eventos de Asistencia con cuestionarios móviles en su área.

  • Los datos del censo ayudan a las comunidades a obtener los fondos federales que necesitan para servicios e infraestructura, como escuelas, carreteras, atención médica y empleos.
  • Las respuestas son seguras y protegidas por la ley federal (Título 13, Código de U.S., Sección 9). Las respuestas no pueden divulgarse públicamente de una manera que pueda identificar a nadie y ninguna agencia gubernamental (FBI, CIA, ICE, DHS) o tribunal puede utilizarlo en su contra de ninguna manera.
  • El Censo no solicita su número de Seguro Social, cuentas financieras o estado de ciudadanía.
  • La ley exige responder al censo de EE. UU., Y tomará aproximadamente 10 minutos.
  • Responda aquí https://2020census.gov/es.html o los Representantes de Servicio al Cliente están disponibles todos los días de 7 a.m. a 2 a.m., hora del Este, en las siguientes líneas telefónicas: 844-468-2020
  • El Censo está disponible para enviar en línea en 59 idiomas que no están en inglés
  • El censo está disponible para enviar por teléfono en 13 idiomas distintos del inglés
Do your part - answer the call!

The Alexandria Health Department (AHD) is asking city residents to assist in its contact tracing efforts by answering phone calls from the department and calling back after receiving a voicemail. Some people are not responding to the calls, perhaps because they don't recognize the phone number of the caller. It is critical that the health department is able to get in touch with residents to help control the spread of COVID-19: AHD notes that "case investigation and contact tracing only work when people like you participate. Your neighbors and loved ones are counting on you." Contact tracing is designed to help stop the spread of COVID-19, not to get residents into trouble in any way; the information collected remains CONFIDENTIAL. Contact tracers can also connect people to needed resources such as food, diapers, cleaning supplies, etc. 

Learn more about contact tracing and the types of questions the health department asks residents by visiting AHD's website at https://www.alexandriava.gov/health/info/default.aspx?id=116800.
Virtual Programs at Alexandria Library
Check out our Virtual Programs!
 
While the Alexandria Library is closed, join us online for a virtual program!
Some events require registration prior to attending. View entire list here.
 
Tuesday, August 4 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join Miss Lisa for virtual yoga adventures! A single pre-registration is required for this series. This program will repeat on Wednesdays at 11am, which will require a separate registration.

Get Involved! - Become an Alexandria Election Officer
Tuesday, August 4 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Learn more about becoming an election officer for the city of Alexandria.

Science Tellers "Dragons" Part 2! - Virtual Summer Quest
Wednesday, August 5 at 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ScienceTellers has been providing children and their families with fun, experiential science education through the art of interactive storytelling

LinkedIn for Career Advancement
Wednesday, August 5 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ousman Jobe, U.S. Public Policy Senior Manager for LinkedIn, will explain how to optimally use the social media business platform to find your next job and advance your career.

Wildlife Ambassadors
Thursday, August 6 at 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Join us to learn about even more animals and see them up close with Wildlife Ambassadors! If you caught our first show, the animals at this program will be new! All ages.

Let's Talk Books - Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Monday, August 10 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join Let's Talk Books book discussion club to read and discuss Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter.

Tuesday, August 11 at 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Join Chris Fascione for juggling, jokes, stories, and more! Best for ages 6-12.

Living Greener - Tips for Reducing Home Energy and Water Use
Tuesday, August 11 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Volunteers from the Energy Masters program will lead a virtual discussion on simple and inexpensive ways you can reduce water and energy consumption in your home or apartment.

Author Talk with Lawrence Roberts - "Mayday 1971"
Tuesday, August 11 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Author Lawrence Roberts joins us virtually via Zoom to discuss his new book Mayday 1971: A White House at War, a Revolt in the Streets, and the Untold History of America’s Biggest Mass Arrest.

Wednesday, August 12 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Retired Ambassador Elam-Thomas talks about her career, the importance of diversity in diplomacy, and what steps the State Department should take to diversify American representation around the world.

Race Relations in Alexandria - Looking Back and Moving Forward
Thursday, August 13 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Matt Harris discusses his experiences on the Human Rights commission, his personal observations on race relations in Alexandria, and thoughts on how to knit our community together.
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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