April Highlights

 

 

Alexandria Library closed for Staff Day
posted on April 28, 2014

Alexandria Library will be closed Friday, May 16 for Staff Training Day.

 

 

All Alexandria Reads Survey
posted on April 28, 2014

This spring, Alexandria Library invites the community to read When Washington Was in Vogue, by Christopher Edward Williams, for its All Alexandria Reads programming. How do you plan on participating? Please take our quick survey.

 

 

 

Craft nights at Beatley Central and Barrett Branch
posted on April 25, 2014

Join Alexandria Library as we meet up for social crafting hour at Beatley Central and Barrett Branch Library. Share your projects, tips and ideas, and enjoy the company of other crafters while you do your craft of choice. Bring whatever project you’re working on, drop in, and join the group! Beginners welcome. Participants must bring their own supplies.

 

 

 

E. Ethelbert Miller Presents: Langston Hughes & The Harlem Renaissance
posted on April 25, 2014

Internationally-recognized poet, author and educator, E. Ethelbert Miller, joins the Duncan Branch on Monday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. for his presentation, Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance.  

 

 

 

Spring Fling at Barrett Branch
posted on April 23, 2014

On Saturday, May 3 the Barrett Branch Library will be hosting its annual Spring Fling program, providing fun activities for all ages. 

 

 

 

Gardening Resources at Alexandria Library
posted on April 22, 2014

Get your garden to grow with Alexandria Library. Whether you are a beginner or a master in gardening, the following hand-picked list of gardening resources and websites can help provide you with a guide for all levels of gardening with gardening tips and solutions, local gardens, discussion forums, and local farmers’ markets.  

 

 

 

Happy Earth Day
posted on April 22, 2014

Check out our resources on environmental awareness. 

 

 

 

All Alexandria Reads
posted on April 21, 2014

Alexandria Library invites you to read When Washington Was in Vogue : a Lost Novel of the Harlem Renaissance By Edward Christopher Williams. Facilitated by the Alexandria Library, this program is designed to create shared experiences through reading. Everyone is invited to read the featured title and selected books for younger readers. Join the events and discussions that relate to the themes of When Washington Was in Vogue and take a step back in time to the Roaring Twenties.

 

 

Spring Book Sales at Alexandria Library
posted on April 18, 2014

Don't miss out on the Friends' book sales this spring. Select from thousands of books, DVDs, CDs and more. Not only will you save on these wonderful deals, but the sale proceeds help fund library programming and events. 


 

 

Gabriel Garcia Marquez
posted on April 17, 2014

Check our our material from nobel prize-winning Columbian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez.


 

 

Recycling and Composting Seminar at Burke Branch
posted on April 16, 2014

Join the Burke Branch Library on Monday, April 21 at 7 p.m. as a representative from the City of Alexandria discusses recyclingcomposting, among other related topics.


 

 

Alexandria Library will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 20
posted on April 14, 2014

Alexandria Library will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 20.


 

 

Snapshot Days at Alexandria Library
posted on April 11, 2014

What does Alexandria Library offer to the community? Along with libraries around the country, our locations will be capturing the impact of the library on film, for Snapshot Day. Starting on Monday, April 14, we'll be taking photos of our events, children's performers, computer classes, business owners doing research, and more to showcase what one can expect on a typical day at Alexandria Library. 


 

 

Celebrate National Library Week
posted on April 11, 2014

Every day across the country, libraries open their doors to everyone: students, parents, seniors, teachers, writers, artists, job seekers, entrepreneurs, readers, gamers, movie lovers and travel buffs.

Head to Alexandria Library during National Library Week to see what's new and take part in the celebration.  

 

Author Talk with Dr. Lopez Matthews
posted on April 7, 2014

Please join the Duncan Branch Library on April 14 at 7 p.m. for an author talk as we continue to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Alexandria Library sit-in. Dr. Lopez Matthews will discuss his book, "The True Worth of a Race: African American Women in the Struggle for Freedom."

 

April is Financial Literacy Month
posted on April 1, 2014

Check out library resources or attend a class that can help you save, earn and invest.

 

Spring2Action on April 9
posted on April 1, 2014

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Alexandria Library sit-in, help us raise $7,500 for the Samuel Tucker Fund on April 9.