Alexandria Library in the Press

For press inquiries, please contact the Communications Officer, Tina McPherson.


"Interested in Alexandria History? Check out the Special Collections Branch"
The Washington Post
October 4, 2014


"Black History Honored in Alexandria"
The Washington Informer
August 27, 2014


"The 75th Anniversary of the Alexandria Sit-In" (video)
WUSA9
August 22, 2014


"75 Years After the Alexandria Library Sit-In" (transcript) (audio)
The Kojo Nnamdi Show
August 22, 2014


"Alexandria Library Marks 75th Anniversary of Sit-In" (video)
NBC4 Washington
August 21, 2014


"Samuel W. Tucker: A man ahead of his time"
Alexandria Times
August 21, 2014


"Little Known Black History Fact: Alexandria Library Sit-In" (audio)
BlackAmericanWeb.com and Tom Joyner Morning Show
August 21, 2014


"Lawyer Samuel Tucker and his historic 1939 sit-in at segregated Alexandria Library"
Washington Post
August 7, 2014


"Using Technology to Enhance Life"
Alexandria Gazette/The Connection Papers
June 19, 2014

 

"Celebrated Poet E. Ethelbert Miller Joins Duncan Branch Library"
AlexandriaNews.org
April 25, 2014

 

"Bike to Work Day is Just a Start"
Alexandria Times
April 10, 2014

 

"Libraries Celebrate Women's History Month"
American Libraries
March 18, 2014


"The Business Plan: Alexandria Library Is a Powerful Resource for Small Businesses"
Alexandria Times
February 27, 2014


"Life of Freed Slave Michael Shriner"
C-SPAN
February 4, 2014

 

"African American Heritage Tour Visits Alexandria" (PDF)
The Washington Informer
January 16 - January 22, 2014


"The 1939 Civil Rights Sit-In At Alexandria Library Reaches Its 75th Anniversary & We Kick-Off Our Year-long Celebration"
AlexandriaNews.org
January 15, 2014


"Free & Easy"
Washington Post
January 12, 2014


"Head Downtown to See Downton Abbey, Free Flicks"
CBS DC
December 27, 2013


"Alexandria Library to Host 'Downton Abbey' Marathon"
Old Town Alexandria Patch
December 26, 2013


"Free Flicks an Alternative to Playing the Ticket Game for 'Ender's Game'"
CBS DC
November 1, 2013

 

"Books: Belfoure Writes What He Knows"
Fairfax Times
November 1, 2013

 

"Hollywood Comes to Alexandria"
Alexandria Gazette/The Connection Papers
October 30, 2013

 

"Events Roundup: Moving around DC and Northern Virginia"
Greatergreaterwashington.org
October 22, 2013

 

"50 Years Later, A Long Way to Go"
Alexandria Gazette
September 26, 2013 


"Mental Health Discussions Offered at Beatley Library"
West End Alexandria Patch
September 24, 2013 


"The Long Road to Public Use for the Lyceum"
Alexandria Times
September 19, 2013 


"Back to School, Register for a Library Card, Fall Rec Guide Available"
West End Alexandria Patch
September 3, 2013 


"Hitchcock at Duncan Library, Cinema Del Ray and Bratwurst Day"
Del Ray Patch
August 12, 2013 


"Book Brings Black Alexandria's Hidden History to Light"
The Washington Post
August 8, 2013


"Amazon vs. Your Public Library"
Fortune Magazine
July 22, 2013

 

"Saluting City's African-American History Makers"
Alexandria Gazette/The Connection Papers
July 18, 2013


"Beacons of Light" (PDF)
Alexandria Gazette/The Connection Papers
July 18, 2013


"StoryCorps" (PDF)
Alexandria Gazette/The Connection Papers
July 18, 2013

StoryCorps at Alexandria Library

 

"Alexandria's Cemetery for Former Slaves"
American History TV
June 29, 2013

AHTV CSPAN Presents

 

"Outstanding Library Trustee Awarded to Former Alexandria Library Chair" (PDF)
Alexandria Library Press Release
June 6, 2013 

 

"Protecting Against Identity Theft and Fraudulent Schemes"
Alexandria Gazette/The Connection Papers
June 5, 2013


"Alexandria to Lose Historian" (p.1)
Alexandria Gazette Packett
May 30, 2013


"Summer Fun in Alexandria" (p.2)
Alexandria Gazette Packett
May 30, 2013


"People Notes"
Alexandria Gazette/The Connection Papers
May 15, 2013


"Books Come Alive in May at Alexandria Library"
West End Alexandria Patch
May 1, 2013

 

"All Alexandria Reads Events at Burke Library"
West End Alexandria Patch
May 1, 2013

 

"Duncan Library Book Sale Begins Wednesday With Special Preview"
Del Ray Patch
April 30, 2013

Duncan Library Book Sale

 

"Alexandria Library Celebrates Sit-In Anniversary"
Public Libraries
March/April 2013

 

"Keep Alexandria a World-Class City By Restoring Library Funding
Alexandria Times
April 25, 2013

 

"What to Know About Retirement
Alexandria Gazette/The Connection Papers
April 19, 2013

 

"Snapshot Days Coming to Alexandria Libraries
West End Alexandria Patch
April 19, 2013

 

"Supporting Capital Bikeshare Comes at the Cost of Other Priorities
Alexandria Times
April 18, 2013

 

"Library Patrons Ask for Repair Work, No Cuts
Old Town Alexandria Patch
April 15, 2013

 

"World Book Night Comes to Barrett Branch Library
Old Town Alexandria Patch
April 12, 2013

 

"StoryCorps to Come to Alexandria, Part of 'All Alexandria Reads'
West End Alexandria Patch
April 5, 2013


"Library Hours Could be Cut Under Proposed Budget
Alexandria Times
April 4, 2013


"Libraries Take a Hit While Bikeshare Expands
Alexandria Times
March 28, 2013


"Beatley Central Library Book Sale Branches Out
West End Alexandria Patch
March 28, 2013

 

"Making Poetry Open to All
Alexandria Gazette/The Connection Papers
March 21, 2013


"Alexandria: Sit In 1939
BOOK-TV and American History TV
March 16, 2013

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"Alexandria Featured on Book TV and American History TV
Old Town Alexandria Patch
March 16, 2013


"Library to Host Freedmen's Cemetery Memorial Lecture
Old Town Alexandria Patch
March 13, 2013


"Alexandria Library Hosts Women's Film Fest
West End Alexandria Patch
March 4, 2013


"Alexandria Library Wins $8k American Dream Grant From American Library Association
AlexandriaNews.org
February 21, 2013


"Get Creative and Stay Active This Winter" (p.9)
Alexandria Gazette Packet
January 31, 2013

 

"Potomac River's Majesty on Display at Beatley
Old Town Alexandria Patch
February 13, 2013


"Get Creative and Stay Active This Winter(p.9)
Alexandria Gazette Packet
January 31, 2013

 

"Duncan Library Welcomes New Manager"
Del Ray Patch
January 29, 2013

 

"Beatley Library to Host 'Introduction to Corporate Giving' Seminar for Nonprofits"
West End Alexandria Patch
January 23, 2013

 

"Library Speed Dating"
NBC4 Washington
January 11, 2013

 

"Alexandria Museum Links Past, Present and Future"
The Washington Informer
January 2, 2013

 

"At Libraries Children Find Delight In Reading to Dogs"
Washington Post
December 27, 2012

 

"Books to Help Children and Parents Cope With Newtown"
Old Town Alexandria Patch
December 27, 2012

 

"Library to Hold 'Speed Dating' Event"
West End Alexandria Patch
December 26, 2012

 

"'Downton Abbey' Marathon in Alexandria"
Northern Virginia Magazine
December 20, 2012 

 

"The Needle: Creeping Cash"
Washington City Paper
December 18, 2012 

 

"How to Celebrate the Holidays on a Budget"
West End Alexandria Patch
December 14, 2012 

 

"Beatley Library to Host 'Downton Abbey' Marathon"
West End Alexandria Patch
December 12, 2012

 

 

"Alexandria Film Festival Returns to Port City for Sixth Rendition"

Alexandria Times
November 15, 2012

 

 

"Alexandria Film Festival Opens This Week"

West End Alexandria Patch
November 12, 2012

 

 

"Alexandria Film Festival Goes Green with New Films"

Northern Virginia Magazine
November 12, 2012

 

 

"Alexandria Libraries Extending Due Date After Sandy"

 Old Town Alexandria Patch
October 31, 2012

 

 

"Beatley Library Book Sale Draws Crowds"

West End Alexandria Patch

October 22, 2012 

 

 

"Beatley Library Holds Annual Book Sale"
West End Alexandria Patch
October 18, 2012

 

"After Recession, Washington Area Libraries Adapt to High Demand on a Tight Budget"
The Washington Post
October 3, 2012

 

"Celebrate the Freedom to Read"
Old Town Alexandria Patch
October 1, 2012

 

"Celebrate Literacy

Old Town Alexandria Patch
September 1, 2012


"Beatley Library Goes Solar"

Alexandria Times
August 1, 2012


"Alexandria Library Captures Historic City in Photo Book Released by Staff"
Alexandrianews.org
August 1, 2012

 

"City Outfits Beatley Library with Solar Panels"
Old Town Alexandria Patch

July 31, 2012

 

"Beatley Library Gets Greener: Solar Panel Installation Begins"
AlexandriaNews.org

July 31, 2012

 

"Send a Postcard to Your Local Library"
Old Town Alexandria Patch
July 26, 2012

 

"Foundation Hosts Garden Party"
Alexandria Gazette/The Connection Papers
June 25, 3012

 

"Alexandria Library Receives Historic 1796 Map and Ledger"
Old Town Alexandria Patch
June 25, 2012

 

"Mapping the Past: Library Acquires 1796 Map and Ledger of Land Owned by the Alexander Family"
Alexandria Gazette Packet
June 21, 2012

 

"DMV Mobile Offices Visit Beatley(p.7)
Alexandria Gazette Packet
June 21, 2012

 

"Alexandria Library Receives Gift of 1796 Map"
WAMU 88.5 American University Radio
June 19, 2012

 

"Washington Area Dance Highlights for Summer 2012"
Washington Post
June 2, 2012

 

"Youngest Spelling Bee Contestant is Only 6, Full of Self-Confidence"
Standard-Examiner
May 29, 2012

 

"Most Child Abductions Occur During After School Hours"
WUSA 9 News Now

May 25, 2012

 

"Alexandria Library Unveils New Website"
Old Town Alexandria Patch
May 25, 2012

 

"Spotlight on Child Safety"
Alexandria Gazette Packet
May 24, 2012

 

"Alexandria Named Most Well-Read City by Amazon"
The Washington Post
May 23, 2012

 

"Alexandria Library's New Website"
AlexandriaNews.org
May 22, 2012


"Alexandria Libraries Participate in State 'Snapshot Day'"
Old Town Alexandria Patch
April 15, 2012

 

"The Library: Are You a Card-Carrying Member?"
Washington Post
September 9, 2010

 

"Shh! History Being Made" (p.1, p.2)
Alexandria Gazette Packet
August 27, 2009

 

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