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Teen Movie: Teen Titans Go vs. Teen Titans

Tuesday, February 11 from 4:00-5:15PM

Join us for popcorn and a movie. Teen Titans from both 2003 and 2013 are made to fight each other when villains from their respective universes unite. Teens 6th thru 12th grade are invited to join us for the movie.  Please call the library at 740.924.3561 or email cstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us to register.


Have you heard a good book lately?

Alexandria public library is now a member of RBdigital. As a library user you have access to over 30,000 titles without holds. If you enjoy listening to a good book check out our new selections. Register with your library card for access. Click here for audio books.


Teen Craft: Resin Coasters

Tuesday, February 25 from 5:00-8:00PM

Join us for a night of fun to create your own masterpiece. Each participant will make two coasters with a variety of items inside. This is a drop in program for teens 6th thru 12th grade are invited to join us. Please call the library at 740.924.3561 or email cstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us to register.


Friends of the Library Present:

Julie Sharp from Lettuce Work

Thursday, February 20 at 7:00PM

Julie will give a short presentation on the non-profit organization that she and her husband Doug started called Lettuce Work Greenhouse to provide job experience and social skills to individuals with Autism. This is a local non-profit company that fills a gap in our society for individuals with autism. Please joins us at the in the library meeting room to hear more about their commitment and the opportunities they provide.


Adult Book Club

Friday, February 21 at 10:30AM

The book for February book club is “Checkpoint Charlie: The Cold War, the Berlin Wall, and the most dangerous place on Earth” by Iain MacGregor. It’s a powerful, fascinating, and groundbreaking history of Checkpoint Charlie, the legendary and most important crossing point on the border of East and West Berlin where the United States and its allies confronted the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

All adults are welcome to participate in monthly book discussions. For a morning of lively discussion call 740.924.3561, email Martha at msturgill@alexandria.lib.oh.us, or stop by the library to join Book Club. You need not be available every month to participate. If you are new and would like to join us, please enter by the meeting room door as the library is closed on Fridays.


Monday Night at the Movies: Yours, Mine, and Ours (1968)

Monday, February 24 at 7:00PM

A widower with ten children falls for a widow with eight, and they must decide about forming a huge, unconventional family staring Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda. Join us for this fun family classic in the library meeting room and we will provide popcorn.


Power Ahead Physical Therapy Wellness Chat: Vertigo

Tuesday, February 25 at 1:00PM

The Alexandria Public Library is pleased to be hosting Kerri S. Marks, PT as she discuss the signs, symptoms and treatment options for dizziness known as Vertigo. Each attendee will receive a FREE gift.

Space is limited. To reserve your seat please call Power Ahead Physical Therapy at 740-966-5444.


BFF (K-5)

Thursday, February 13 from 3:15-4:30PM

Join us for a fun after school event where we will be giving back by making cat toys for the Human Society. Parents, please remember a note needs to be sent to school giving permission for your child to walk with library staff to the library. Space is limited, children need to be registered with the library by 8:00PM on Tuesday, February 11. Please call 740.924.3561 or email jshaw@alexandria.lib.oh.us if you have questions or to register.


Licking Park District (K-5)

Thursday, February 20 from 3:15–4:30PM

The Alexandria Public Library is happy to be working with the Licking Park District to offer children’s programs for kids in grades K-5. Parents, please remember a note needs to be sent to school giving permission for your child to walk with library staff to the library. Space is limited, children need to be registered with the library by 8:00PM on Tuesday, February 18. Please call 740.924.3561 or email jshaw@alexandria.lib.oh.us if you have questions or to register.


Kids Movie Day: Arctic Dogs (K-5)

Thursday, February 27 from 3:15–5:00PM

An Arctic fox works in the mailroom of a package delivery service, but wants to be doing the deliveries.

Parents, please remember a note needs to be sent to school giving permission for your child to walk with library staff to the library. Space is limited, children need to be registered with the library by 8:00PM on Tuesday, February 25. Please call 740.924.3561 or email jshaw@alexandria.lib.oh.us if you have questions or to register.


Winter Toddler & Story Time Programs

Let it Snow” Stories of Winter

Continues through the week of February 10th

Toddler Time

Little ones 18-36 months are invited to join in a special time of reading books, singing songs and moving to music. Lots of fun is in store for our little folks as we share this time together making new friends.  This program began the week of January 13th and continues through the week of February 10th. Toddler time meets Monday evenings 6:30-6:50 or Wednesday mornings 10:00-10:20AM. Registration is required, and space is limited. Please call 740.924.3561 or email kthompson1@alexandria.lib.oh.us to sign up your little reader.

Story Time

Inviting all 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old youngsters to come, explore snow through stories, finger plays, songs, and simple crafts. This program began the week of January 13th and continues through the week of February 10th. Story time meets Monday evenings 7:00-7:45PM or Thursday mornings 10:00-10:45AM. Registration is required, and space is limited. Please call 740.924.3561 or email kthompson1@alexandria.lib.oh.us to sign up your little reader.


Don’t Throw Out Those Old Yearbooks!

If you come across old Lickingana or Northridge Yearbooks when you are cleaning out, please don’t throw them away. They are great sources for genealogical research and general history of our community. The library and museum are working on collecting a complete set of each. Also, we recently had a request from the Ohio Genealogical Society for any extra year books we might have, because they are trying to collect and preserve this precious historic resource for future generations. Just bring them to the Alexandria Library during regular business hours. The library and museum will keep one of each year and then the extras will be passed on to the OGS. Thank you for your help with this project.


Calling All Collectors

Do you collect fossils, teapots, tractors or figurines? The sky is the limit. We are looking for collections to display in the library for a month at a time. If you have a collection and would be interested in sharing it with us we have just the case for you. Currently filling slots for 2020. Please contact the library at 740-924-3561 or email lmesser@alexandria.lib.oh.us.


Little Free LibraryLittle Free Library Installed

Have you seen our newest addition? The Alexandria Public Library is very excited to announce the installation of an official Little Free Library. Built by local artist, David Tefft, the free library will be available 24/7 for anyone looking for a good read. Stocked with materials for readers of all ages!

Thank you Mr. Tefft for this treasure!


Friends_LogoBecome a Friend of the Library!

Our Friends are a group of interested patrons who plan programs for the library. They meet in June to plan programs for the year. The group helps with the book sales, Beggar’s Night, and adult-based programming throughout the year. Anyone is welcome to become a volunteer and help with the library activities. For more information, email Carrie at cstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us, see any staff member, or download the Friends Member Form.