Program Information

January 22, 23, 20 and 30 – Baby/Toddler Storytime – Starting at 9:30 a.m. – Stories, rhymes, and songs for children ages birth to 36 months and their caregivers.  We will be meeting in the Kid’s Corner. Registration started on January 8.

January  22, 23, 20 and 30 – Preschool Storytime – Starting at 10:30 a.m. – A program for children ages 3-5 years that introduces reading in a fun way through stories, crafts, and other activities. Parents/caregivers are not required to attend storytime with their child, but must remain in the library. Registration started on January 8.

January 29 – Cosplay Club – From 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. – For teens in grades 6-12.  Join us to talk about and practice different ways to create costumes. Some supplies will be provided. Already working on a costume of your own?  Bring it in and you can work on it here! It always helps to get feedback and ideas from friends!  Registration is required.

February 1 to February 28 – The Twelfth Annual Adult Winter Reading Program – You may choose any books from the Alexandrian Public Library collection you wish and you can sign up at any point during the program. Forms and additional information will be available at the Adult Information Desk or the Bookmobile. Register and pick up the official rules and reading log.

February 1, 8, 15 and 22 – Adult Drawing and Watercolor Workshop at 10:00 a.m. – This series is for anyone wishing to learn or perfect skills in drawing or watercolor. If you have your own art supplies, you need not register.

February 1, 8, 15 and 22 – Laughs and Crafts at 3:30 p.m. – A fun and educational program for kids in K-5.  Jokes, stories, games, crafts, and snacks will be offered.  Registration for this session is required and begins January 8.  To register, visit our website at alexandrianpl.org or call the library at 838-3286. (Please note: if you register after January 25, you will need to call the library.)

February 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20 – Baby/Toddler Storytime at 9:30 a.m. – Stories, rhymes, and songs for children ages birth to 36 months and their caregivers.  We will be meeting in the Kid’s Corner. You may register for either the Monday or Tuesday program. Registration started on January 8.

February 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20 – Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m. – A program for children ages 3-5 years that introduces reading in a fun way through stories, crafts, and other activities. Parents/caregivers are not required to attend storytime with their child, but must remain in the library. You may register for either the Monday or Tuesday program. Registration started on January 8. Please call the library to register after January 22.

February 5 – Teen Advisory Board at 3:30 p.m. – Hang out, play games, have snacks, and help us plan teen events and activities at the library! Come see what the library can do for you!

February 7, 14, 21 and 28 – Getting Crafty: Fabric Map of the USA at 10:00 a.m. – Make a fantastic USA fabric wall hanging with Monica and Joan.  This is a 4-part class (every Wednesday in February).  Bring an iron, if possible. Registration is required.

February 12 – Otaku Manga from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Like manga and anime? We meet the second Monday of every month to watch anime, discuss manga and titles to order for the library, have snacks, and just hang out with other otakus. The club is always looking for new members! Stop on by, there is no registration.

February 13 – Novels At Night at 6:00 p.m. – Join us at Bliss for a Novels at Night discussion of “American Fire” by Monica Hesse. Books available at our Circulation Desk.

February 20 – LITerally Speaking Book Discussion at 1:00 p.m. – Join the LITerally Speaking Book Discussion group as we discuss “Sounds and Sweet Airs: the Forgotten Women of Classical Music,” by Anna Beer.  Books available at our Circulation Desk.

February 20 – APL Board Meeting at 4:15 p.m. – This meeting is open to the public. Will be held in Study Room A.

February 27 – Family Storytime at 6:00 p.m. – Jamie and Emily Rexing will share some nocturnal and crepuscular animals with us. Join us to hear about their kinkajou, chinchilla, skunk (descented!), and ferret.  You will have an opportunity to interact with the animals, too!  All ages welcome. No registration needed.

February 28 – Dungeons & Dragons from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Come join us for a short game of Dungeons & Dragons! Registration begins January 24.

 All library programs are sponsored and underwritten by the Friends of APL.
Without Friends support, the above programs would simply not be possible.