Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Monday, July 8, 2013

July Library Events

Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library 
5005 Duke Street, 22304
Tel: 703.746.1702 Fax: 703.746.1763
Mon-Thurs 10am - 9pm; Fri 10am - 6pm; Sat 10am - 5pm; Sun 1pm - 5pm


LITTLE ONE-DERS Mondays, July 1, 8, 15, & 29, 10:30 to 11:00am and Thursdays,July 11, 18 & 25, 11:15 to 11:45am. Ages 12 to 23 months, with an adult.

TIME FOR 2’s Tuesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 10:30 to 11:00am. Ages 24 to 36 months, with an adult.

BABY RHYME TIME Mondays and Tuesdays, July 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30,11:30am to noon. Ages 0 to 11 months, with adult.

GAME NIGHT Tuesdays, July 2, 16, 23 & 30, 7:00 to 8:00pm. Dare to be different. Challenge yourself, challenge your friends. Play now. Ages 8-12, games change monthly.

FAMILY STORY & CRAFT NIGHT Wednesdays, July 3 & 177:00 to 7:30pm. Tap into your creative side with an evening of stories and a craft! All ages, with an adult.

SATURDAY STORIES Saturdays, July 6 & 2011:00 to 11:30am. Enjoy Saturday morning stories and songs. All ages welcome, no pre-registration necessary.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT Tuesday, July 9, 6:30 to 8:30pm. Bring the whole gang and enjoy a family-friendly movie! Snacks will be provided. All ages welcome.

MR. KNICK KNACK Wednesday, July 10, 10:30 to 11:15am. Dance and sing as Mr. Knick Knack plays guitar and sings favorites old and new. Ages 0 to 5, with an adult.

LEGO FAMILY NIGHT Wednesdays, July 10, 24 & 31, 7:00 to 8:00pm. Bring the whole family for an evening of creative play. All ages, with an adult.

SPANISH STORY TIME Wednesday, July 10 1:00 to 1:30pm. Join the Beatley Library for Spanish Story Time. All levels are welcome!

BIG DIG! Wednesday, July 10, 4:00 to 4:45pm. What lies beneath the surface of Alexandria? Find out at this hands-on workshop by the Alexandria Archaeology Museum. Ages 6 to 12, without an adult.

STORY TIME Thursdays, July 11, 18 & 25, 10:30 to 11:00am or 3:00 to 3:30pm. Ages 3 to 5 years, without an adult.

THE UNCLE DEVIN SHOW! Saturday, July 13, 11 to 11:45am. Hear, see and play a variety of percussion instruments as you dance along with Uncle Devin. All ages welcome.

LET’S GO! Wednesday, July 17, 10:30 to 11:15am. Embark on a musical exploration of transportation and movement with musician Tracey Eldridge. Ages 0-5, with an adult.

MAGIC SHOW! Wednesday, July 17, 4 to 4:45pm. Prepare to be amazed by Mike Perrello’s delightful blend of magic and comedy. Ages 6-12, without an adult.

PAWS TO READ Thursdays July 18, 5:30 to 6:30pm. Sign up to read to a dog! Some friendly dogs are coming to the Beatley Central Library to listen to their human buddies read to them. Pre-registration required; call 703-746-1702 ext. 5 for a 15 minute slot or visit children’s desk. Grades 1 to 6.

ROCKIN’ AND READING Thursday, July 18, 7 to 7:45pm. Get ready to rock with Parents’ Choice Award-winning musician Leonardo. All ages welcome.

LITTLE KIDS, LITTLE SONGS Monday, July 22, 10:30 to 11:15am. Listen as The Green Golly Project uses little songs to tell little tales. Ages 0 to 5, with an adult.

CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL PUPPET SHOW Wednesday, July 24, 10:30 to 11:15am and 1 to 1:45pm. Sing along with the animal puppets from Rainbow Puppet Productions. Please choose one show to attend. Ages 0-5, with an adult.

SPECTACULAR SCIENCE Wednesday, July 24, 4:00 to 4:45pm. With the folks from Mad Science, learn the science behind magic and see spectacular indoor fireworks! Ages 6 to 12, without an adult.

GREECE LIGHTNING Saturday, July 27, 11:00 to 11:45am. Join Bright Star Theatre in a riotous romp through all things Greek – from mythology to yogurt! All ages welcome.

THE MOTHER GOOSE CABOOSE PUPPET SHOW Wednesday, July 31, 10:30 to 11:15am and 1:00 to 1:45pm. Spend the morning with Mother Goose and her friends in this show by Bob Brown Puppets. Please choose one show to attend. Ages 0-5, with an adult.

SUMMERQUEST FINALE Wednesday, July 31, 4:00 to 4:45pm. Watch a movie, enjoy a treat and celebrate SummerQuest at our grand finale!

James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library 
2501 Commonwealth Avenue, 22301
Tel: 703-746-1705, Fax: 703-746-1785
Mon 10am-7pm; Tues 10am-7pm; Wed 1pm-9pm; Thurs 10am-7pm; Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 10am-5pm

UNO, DOS, TRES, CON ANDRES! Monday, July 8, 10:00 and 11:00am. An interactive music show for children. For ages 0 to 5.

BILL JENKINS Tuesday, July 9, 10:00 and 11:00am. Bill Jenkins leads us in hands-on music. For ages 1 to 5 years.

PAWS TO READ Tuesday, July 9 & 235:30 to 6:30pm. Sign up at the Children’s Desk or call 703-746-1783 for a 15 minute slot to read to a dog. For Grades 1 to 6.

MUSIC TOGETHER ALEXANDRIA Wednesday, July 10, 10:00am. Join us at the Mount Vernon Rec Center as part of Kids Rock Social Hour to enjoy interactive music that builds on children’s natural enthusiasm for music and movement. Ages 0 to 5.

UNDER THE SEA Wednesday, July 10, 3:30pm. Under the Sea’s Andrew Wilson will entertain with fish and fish facts. For ages 6 to 12.

DIANE MACKLIN, STORYTELLER Thursday, July 11, 3:30pm. Join storyteller Diane Macklin for some magnificent tales. For ages 6 to 12.

CLASSIC TALES ’N’ TUNES Monday, July 15, 10am and 11am. Classic Tales’n’Tunes tells stories through music. For ages 0 to 5 years.

CHRIS FASCIONE Monday, July 15, 3:30pm. Enjoy an interactive performance that combines mime, juggling, and storytelling. For ages 6 to 12.

BAREFOOT PUPPETS Tuesday, July 16, 3:30pm. Barefoot Puppet’s presents Ooey Gooey Poetry. For ages 6 to 12.

JOE ROMANO Wednesday, July 17, 3:30pm. Be amazed as Joe Romano brings children’s books to life through magic. For ages 6 to 12.

THE GREEN GOLLY PROJECT Monday, July 22, 3:30pm. Green Golly and Her Golden Flute is a wonderful comic retelling of the Rapunzel fairy tale with lots of surprises!

RAPTOR CONSERVANCY OF VIRGINIA Wednesday, July 24, 3:30pm. Meet a raptor and learn about these birds of prey from a local expert. For ages 6 to 12.

BRIGHT STAR THEATER Saturday, July 27, 2:00pm. Enjoy a live literary theater production.

GOODLIFE THEATER Tuesday, July 30, 10:00 and 11:00am. Enjoy Joe Pipik’s Backpack Puppets performing Rainbow Show. Ages 1 to 5.

GARY LLOYD, STORYTELLER Wednesday, July 31, 3:30pm. Join storyteller Gary Lloyd for Dig Those Dinos, whether you are a meat-eater or plant-eater, for some fun dino songs, stories and poems. For ages 6 to 12.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library 
4701 Seminary Road, 22304
Tel: 703-746-1704, Fax: 703-746-1775
Mon 10am-9pm; Tues & Wed 10am-7pm; Thurs 1pm-9pm; Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 10am-5pm 

C SHELLS Tuesday, July 9, 11:00 to 11:45am. A musical duo who use their imagination and encourage us to use ours. Ages 0 to 5 with adult.

BUDDIE FORD NATURE CENTER Thursday, July 11, 4:00 to 4:45pm. Come learn about insects and other creatures that dig into dirt. Ages 6 to 12 only.

CHRIS FASCIONE Monday, July 15, 7:00 to 7:45pm. Delight in this interactive performance that combines mime, juggling, and storytelling. Ages 6 to 12 only.

BOB BROWN PUPPETS Tuesday, July 16, 11:00 to 11:45am. Tuesday, July 16, 11:00 to 11:45am. Laugh at the antics of clever clown marionettes as they put on their lively circus show, Clowning Around. For ages 1 to 5 with adult.

GOOD LIFE THEATER Monday, July 22, 11 to 11:45am. “Going Buggy. World tales about insects. For ages 2 to 5 with adult.

MOVIE Thursday, July 25, 4:00 to 6:00pm. Come watch a movie with your friends. Ages 6 to 12 only. For more information, please call 703-746-1704.

¡UNO, DOS, TRES, CON ANDRES! Tuesday, July 30, 1:00 to 1:45pm. Dance and sing while learning Spanish words and Latin American culture. Ages 0 to 5 with adult.

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
717 Queen Street, 22314
Tel: 703-746-1703, Fax: 703-746-1708
Mon 1pm-9pm; Tues 10am-9pm; Wed & Thurs 10am-7pm; Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 10am-5pm

READ, SING, PLAY, BABY! Mondays, July 8, 15, 22 & 29, 4:00 to 5:00pm. For ages 0 to 11 months with an adult. Songs, games & a play period with toys.

MOTHER GOOSE TIME Tuesdays and Wednesdays, July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31, 10:15 to 10:45am. Songs,games & other interactive fun for ages 12-23 months with an adult.

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