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Learn, Explore, Create, Connect
Although library branches are closed, we still want to make sure you have access to our resources from home. During this temporary closure, we have set up virtual programs and events online. A computer with speakers and internet access is required. We know how much people rely on their libraries to support their educational, entertainment, and recreational needs, and we will continue to adapt and provide the services needed to succeed.

For more information, please visit our website: or contact the Digital Services Librarian or 703.746.1773.

Please join us online for these programs, events and more.
Library Schedule Change
Staff Development Day
On Friday, May 8, All Alexandria Libraries will remain closed and will be unavailable via phone on Staff Development Day from 9am-Noon.
Upcoming Diversity Month in May
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Join us as we celebrate this month-long event.
Virtual Programs/Events at Alexandria Library
Check out our Virtual Programs and Events!
While Alexandria Library is closed, join us online for a virtual program or event!
All programs and events require registration prior to attending. 
View entire list here.
Yoga, Baby!
Friday, May 1 at 10:00am - 10:45am

Join Miss Lisa and "Baby" and learn simple yoga games to play with your baby.

Baking Bread With Stephanie! - Learn to make a basic bread dough
Saturday, May 2 at 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Stephanie has worked in several top restaurants in Washington, DC, most notably as a cook at Rose’s Luxury where she was responsible for the daily bread program.

2020 Census Information Session - The Census and Community Services
Saturday, May 2 at 3:00pm - 5:00pm
2020 Census Information Session: How Will the 2020 Census Impact You and Your Community? The Census and Community Services

Serena Wills: Poetry & Publishing Tips
Monday, May 4 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Alexandria author Serena Wills discusses her poetry and non-fiction. Plus she will provide valuable tips on getting your works published. 

Library Digital Services 101
Tuesday, May 5 at 10:00am - 11:00am
A short presentation will discuss all of the library's digital services and the remainder of the time attendees can get assistance with accessing the library's digital services and databases.

Story Time!
Tuesday, May 5 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Join Miss Lisa for stories, songs & more fun for your family.

At Home with Barrett Library - Paper Cherry Blossoms
Tuesday, May 5 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Use what you have at home to build your domestic arts.

Google Live Stream Event - Manage Your Business Remotely
Wednesday, May 6 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Learn how to update critical business information online to keep customers informed, host virtual meetings and events, and access documents from anywhere.

Bored Games (TEENS) - Pictionary
Wednesday, May 6 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Join others online to play a classic drawing guessing game.

Afternoon Book Group - The Library Book
Thursday, May 7 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!

World Short Story Discussion Group
Thursday, May 7 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The World Short Story Discussion Group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7 PM.

Estate Planning During a Pandemic
Saturday, May 9 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Jeremiah Burke will discuss what to consider and the steps to planning your estate.

Let's Talk Books - Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Monday, May 11 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join Barrett Library online for a virtual meeting of our monthly book discussion club.

Mystery Book Club - A Rex Stout Novel
Tuesday, May 12 at 3:00pm - 4:30pm
The Mystery Book Club will be discussing Rex Stout. Please read any of his novels for the group discussion.

Join us on YouTube for Crafts, Songs and more
Want to get involved with Alexandria Library?
Donate to the Alexandria Library Foundation this Giving Tuesday on May 5!

Your donations will support the purchase of collections including books, digital resources, and audiovisuals. We appreciate your continued support to the Alexandria Library Foundation!

A Special 'Thank You' to Our Donors
Thank You to Our Donors of the Alexandria Library Foundation Event!

Alexandria Library Foundation planned an event scheduled for Saturday, April 18 that was cancelled, due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak. The purpose of the celebration was to raise funds for materials and programs, especially for young learners, and to preserve some of the most important documents in our local history collection.

Following the recent CDC guidance to avoid large gatherings, and to protect the health of our attendees and staff, we initially planned to postpone the celebration. However, in looking at our options, we decided to cancel the event so that we can focus on our core mission of providing opportunities to learn, explore, create and connect.

Our work is even more critical to our community during social distancing. We are offering a variety of digital programming and demand for e-books continues to grow. Providing these resources is not without cost; for example, e-books for library use are much more expensive than those for personal use.

Below is the list of sponsors that donated to the Alexandria Library Foundation Anniversary Celebration event initially scheduled for April 18, 2020. We would like to thank everyone that donated or purchased a ticket to the event.

Editor Level -- $2,500

  • AT&T
  • Friends of the Beatley Central Library
  • National Service Contractors, Inc
  • Patricia Dane Rogers and R Anthony Rogers
  • SirsiDynix
  • Wonder Women Fund

Bookworm Level -- $1,000 

  • BB&T
  • Burke and Herbert Bank
  • Harriett G. McCune
  • Overdrive, Inc.
  • R & S Adams

Small Business Sponsor -- $500

  • Burke Branch Friends of Alexandria Library
  • Commonwealth Academy
  • Landmark Honda
  • Washington Express
Host Committee -- $350
  • Elizabeth Bennett-Parker and Stephen Parker
  • Cynthia Boyer
  • Lynne Dearborn
  • Helen R. Desfosses
  • Trudi Hahn
  • Mr. and Mrs. Loren W. Hershey
  • Mr. and Mrs. Travis Kirspel
  • Brooksie Koopman and Mark Eaton
  • Allen and Marjorie Lomax
  • Patrick and Roberta O’Brien
  • Robert and Mary Ray
  • Karen Russell
  • Kathleen Schloeder
  • Christopher Suarez

We appreciate your continued support to the Alexandria Library Foundation!

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