Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Sale opens to the public on Thursday and runs through Saturday.
The Duncan Library spring book sale gets underway Wednesday night with a members-only preview. The sale opens to the public Thursday when the Alexandria library branch opens and runs through Saturday. Adult hardback books will be available for $3, while adult paperbacks and children’s hardcover titles will be on sale for $1. Children’s paperbacks will be available for 50 cents. Some media will also be available for purchase. All the money raised will be used to support operations at Duncan Library. Members of The Friends of Duncan Library will be able to take a crack at the inventory from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Membership will be available Wednesday evening for non-members looking to get involved and to get an early look at the sale. …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Current budget proposal would reduce by two hours per week the operating hours at the city's three library branches.
Alexandria’s city manager is proposing to cut library hours by two hours per week at the city’s branches in Old Town, Del Ray and the Seminary Hills area. The cuts at the city’s Kate Waller Barrett, Ellen Coolidge Burke and James Duncan branches are projected to save the city at least $93,454 due to the elimination of five, vacant part-time positions, according to library system spokeswoman Kimberly Nathaniel. “We know how much Alexandrians value their public library having just celebrated out 75th anniversary so any reductions to our budget are somewhat painful,” she said. However, Nathaniel said faced with budget cuts the library supported the choices of reducing hours at the three branches. The budget offers funds to the city’s one …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Stephanie Clark says she wants to showcase and build branch's adult programs.
Duncan Library welcomed its new branch manager and said farewell to a longtime staff member at a reception on Monday night. Stephanie Clark joined Duncan as its new branch manager on Jan. 7. A resident of the city’s Carlyle neighborhood, Clark had previously worked at Georgetown University’s Lauinger Library. “I really wanted to get back to a public library,” Clark said. “This is a great little branch; very vibrant.” Clark said the library has a very strong and popular selection of children’s programs, thanks in large part to outgoing acting branch manager Kyle Maier. After hiring a new children’s program director, Clark said she wanted to get to work showcasing and building Duncan’s adult programs. “The first three weeks have been great…
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Sale opens up to the public on Thursday.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Friends of Duncan Library is ready for its fall book sale, which begins Wednesday night with a first chance sale for members from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The sale then opens up to the public on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The sale continues Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All the money raised will be used to support operations at Duncan Library. The Friends of Duncan Library is also seeking new board members, including a vice president and e-communications specialist, a beautification-landscape chair, a literary programs chair, teen programs chair, social activities chair and a treasurer-in-training. Those interested in getting involved with the Friends of Duncan Library should contact Gay Hurst, …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
All proceeds to benefit operations at the Del Ray library.
The Friends of Duncan Library is holding its annual spring book and media sale May 2 through May 5 at the library, located at 2501 Commonwealth Ave. All proceeds from the sale benefit Duncan Library and its various programs. May 2 will be a “Friends Preview Night” from 7 to 9 p.m. Memberships to the Friends of Duncan Library will be available at the door. The other book and media sale times are as follows: On May 5, The Great Zucchini will hold a free performance for preschoolers and kindergartners at the library.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Tree will be stationed on flatbed truck Saturday morning in parking lot between Mount Vernon Community School and Duncan Library.
The U.S. Capitol Christmas tree will make a stop in Del Ray from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday before finishing its voyage to the Capitol lawn. The 63-foot, 8,300-pound Sierra White Fir, which will be presented to Congress as a gift from the state of California, will be located on an 18-wheel flatbed truck in the parking lot between Duncan Library and Mount Vernon Community School. Visitors are welcome to sign the tarp covering the tree as hundreds of others have done throughout its three-week, 4,500-mile voyage from the Golden State. “We couldn’t think of a better spot than the community of Del Ray where residents will be out for their morning walks, shopping, eating, etc.,” said Elisabeth Barna of the American Trucking Associations, …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Maria Lima discusses 'Blood Sacrifice,' her latest installment.
Maria Lima, author of the supernatural "Blood Lines" series, spoke at Duncan Library on Wednesday evening in support of her new novel, "Blood Sacrifice," as part of the monthly author talks program hosted by the Friends of Duncan Library. The series follows necromancer Kiera Kelly, her vampire beau Adam and the rest of the paranormal community living in a fictional Texas town. "Blood Sacrifice," the fifth book in the series, was published just the day before the event at Duncan Library. Her first novel, "Matters of the Blood," was published in 2005 by a small press, which ultimately fell out of print, and then again in 2007 by Juno Books, an imprint of Wildside Press. In 2009, Juno books became an imprint of Pocket Books and rereleased her…