Alexandria Library Events

Alexandria Library Events

Duncan Library:

Duncan Library permanent site is closed for expansion. as of Sept. 7, Duncan Library will be located at 3809 Mount Vernon Ave. This location, just south of CVS, was formerly a Blockbuster Video Regular branch hours kept: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday, 9 am.-6 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library:

5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Phone 703-519-5900.

Great Book Discussion Group. Meets Thursday, Sept. 16, 7-8:30 p.m., to discuss The U.S. Constitution. For more information, call Bill Scouton at 703-931-3559.

Latin American Book Discussion Group. Features works by Latin American authors. Discussions are in English. Thursday, Sept. 16, 7-8:30 p.m.. We will discuss the following stories: Abril, antes del mediodia ("April in the Forenoon") by Julio Escoto of Honduras; El reloj de Bagdad ("The Clock from Bagdad") by Christina Fernandez Cubas of Spain; and Encancaranublado ("Cloud Cover Caribbean") by Ana Lydia Vega of Puerto Rico. For more information on the group or to obtain copies of the short stories in English and Spanish, call Mark at 703-519-3498.

Children’s Programs:

Saturday Stories, Saturday, Sept. 25, at 10:30 am, for all ages.

Little One-Ders, Mondays, Sept. 20 and 27 at 10 or 10:45 am, for ages 12 - 24 months with an adult. Attend one daily.

Time For 2’s, Tuesdays, Sept. 14, 21, & 28 and Fridays, Sept. 10, 17, and 24, at 10 am, for ages 24 - 36 months with adult.

Ready Readers, Wednesdays, Sept. 15, 22, and 29, at 4 p.m., for ages 5 -7.

Computer Classes:

Internet class, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 9:15-11 a.m. Registration required. Contact Beatley Central’s information/reference desk at 703-519-5900 x 3. Plan to arrive to class five minutes early.

Local History/Special Collections: 717 Queen St.

The Local History/Special Collections division holds many resources for historians, genealogists, and others interested in Alexandria, Virginia, and American history. For more information, call 703-838-4577. For class registration information visit:

Talking Books Service: 5005 Duke St. - 703-519-5911

A free service for the blind, physically or visually impaired or learning disabled. For more information, call 703-519-5911.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch: 4701 Seminary Road - 703-519-6000

Book Sale: Thurs., Sept. 30, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 1, 9:30 to 4:30; and Sat., October 2, 9:30-3:30. Call 703-519-6000 for more information.

American Short Story Discussion Group: To discuss stories from "Best American Short Stories of the Century," edited by John Updike. Thursday, Sept. 23, 7 to 8:30 p.m. We will discuss: "The Killers" by Ernest Hemingway, "Double Birthday" by Willa Cather and "Wild Plums" by Grace Stone Coates. Call Mark at 703-519-3498 for information.

Children’s Programs:

My 1st Story Time, Tuesdays, Sept. 21 and 28, at 11 a.m., Ages 1 - 2.5, with families.

Pajama Party, Wednesdays, Sept. 15, 22, and 29, At 7 p.m., Ages 3 - 6, with families.

Story Time, Thursdays, Sept. 16, 23, and 30, At 11 a.m., 30 mos. - 5 years, with Families.

Saturday Stories, Saturday, Sept. 25, at 11 a.m., for all ages.

Cuentos En Espanol Para Toda La Familia,(In Spanish), Saturday, Sept. 18, At 11 a.m., For All Ages.

Computer Classes at Burke:

Email: Friday, Sept. 17

Internet: Saturday, Sept. 25

Word: Saturday, Sept. 18

Databases: Wednesday, Sept. 15

Classes begin at 10 a.m. Registration required. Contact Burke’s Information/Ref Desk, 703-519-6000. Arrive to class five minutes early.

Kate Waller Barrett Branch: 717 Queen St. - 703-838-4555

Computer Classes at Barrett:

Resources For Seniors, Friday Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. and Saturday, Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. Registration required. Contact Barrett’s information/reference desk, 703-838-4555x2. Plan to arrive to class five minutes early.

Children’s Programs:

Stories To Grow On, Tuesdays, Sept. 21 and 28, at 10 or 11 a.m., For Ages 2 & Up.

Mother Goose Time, Wednesdays, Sept. 15, 22 and 29, At 9:30 or 10:30 a.m., For ages 12 to 24 months.

Story Time, Thursdays, Sept. 16, 23, and 30, At 11 a.m. or 4 p.m. - Call 703-838-4555, ext. 3, to register for afternoon time), for ages 3 to 5.