Alexandria Library Receives Grant to Create Programs About Climate Change

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ALEXANDRIA, VA – Alexandria Library is one of 25 libraries across the United States to receive a $1,000 cash grant that will help create programs to educate communities about the climate crisis. Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change is a new initiative by the American Library Association.

“We are so proud to be selected from a pool of more than 70 applicants to bring Resilient Communities to Alexandria Library,” said Executive Library Director Rose T. Dawson. “In a time when climate change is beginning to dramatically affect our everyday lives, we are eager to bring these fact-based, educational programs and dialogues to our community.”

The library will begin programming on Nov. 21 at 3 p.m. with a virtual streaming and discussion of the film, “How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change.” It is part of a series called Upgraded and Grounded. More programs can be found on the library’s Events Calendar by searching “upgraded and grounded.”

By receiving the grant, Alexandria Library has committed to becoming a Climate Resilience Hub.

For more information, read the Upgraded and Grounded blog HERE.

Over the next six months, in partnership with the city’s Transportation and Environmental Services, the library will use their grant to host programs such as lectures, demonstrations, and panel discussions.

Soon there will be climate-change-related DVDs and books available for checkout.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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