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Upcoming Events

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Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
Jun 21 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

A lapsit program for babies ages 21 months to 3 years old. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.

Two cartoon babies in a cradle.

Books 4 Fun @ Big Island Library
Jun 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

The words Books 4 Fun spelled out in cartoon alphabet block letters.

Books 4 Fun is a preschool program for ages 3-6. Your child will enjoy music, rhymes, stories, crafts, and opportunities to engage in creative play.  The theme for this session is Reading Takes You Everywhere!

Roanoke Children’s Theatre presents Charlotte’s Web @ Montvale Library
Jun 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Icon for the Roanoke Children's Theatre's performance of Charlotte's Web featuring Charlotte the spider and Wilbur the pig.

The Roanoke Children’s Theatre will be performing at all of our libraries again this summer as part of our annual Summer Reading Program.  This year’s play is Charlotte’s Web by Joseph Robinette; based on the classic children’s book by E.B. White.  Get tangled up in this captivating tale of friendship and loyalty. An affectionate runt of a pig named Wilbur meets a barnyard full of animals who quickly become family.
When Wilbur’s life is endangered, the thoughtful spider Charlotte devises an intriguing plan to keep the gentle little swine safe. This feel-good heart-warming classic is perfect for the whole family.

Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
Jun 21 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

A lapsit program for babies ages 21 months to 3 years old. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.

Two cartoon babies in a cradle.

Introduction to Twitter @ Forest Library
Jun 21 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Blue twitter bird.
Learn how to set up a Twitter account and more.
Call us at 540-425-7002 to sign up or see a librarian at the desk.  

Confessions of a Colorholic @ Montvale Library
Jun 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Coloring pencils and a flowery adult coloring sheet.

An adult coloring group at the Montvale Library. We meet every Thursday (except when the library is closed) from 2pm to 4pm. Come relax and
de-stress with us! Questions? Call Montvale Library at 540-425-7006 for more information!

Roanoke Children’s Theatre presents Charlotte’s Web @ Stewartsville Library
Jun 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Icon for the Roanoke Children's Theatre's performance of Charlotte's Web featuring Charlotte the spider and Wilbur the pig.

The Roanoke Children’s Theatre will be performing at all of our libraries again this summer as part of our annual Summer Reading Program.  This year’s play is Charlotte’s Web by Joseph Robinette; based on the classic children’s book by E.B. White.  Get tangled up in this captivating tale of friendship and loyalty. An affectionate runt of a pig named Wilbur meets a barnyard full of animals who quickly become family.
When Wilbur’s life is endangered, the thoughtful spider Charlotte devises an intriguing plan to keep the gentle little swine safe. This feel-good heart-warming classic is perfect for the whole family.

Computer Skills 101 @ Montvale Library
Jun 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A computer monitor, a tablet, and a cell phone with the words Computer Skills 101.

Pick from one of the following topics or suggest your own:

  • Navigating library website
  • Basic web surfing
  • Identifying secure and dependable websites
  • Setting up email
  • Meet the Mouse beginner class
Go To Antarctica, Mexico, and Mt. Everest with Dr. George Wortley @ Big Island Library
Jun 21 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Photos from Antartica, Mexico, and Mt. Everest.

Inspired by books he read as a child, Dr. Wortley made it a life goal to travel to some of the places he had read about. Go to those places as you view photos and hear stories about his adventures.
This event is part of the 2018 Adult Summer Reading Program – Reading Takes You Everywhere.

 

Sean Gaskell Kora Concert @ Moneta/SML Library
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Reading Takes You To Africa!  A Summer Reading Program Event  
Musician Sean Gaskell holding a West African instrument known as a Kora.

Musician Sean Gaskell will be visiting our libraries this summer performing traditional songs on the 21-stringed West African Kora.  The Kora is native to the Mande peoples who live within the countries of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, and Guinea Bissau. The music is traditionally played by oral and musical historians known as Griots (Gree-ohs). The Kora is a melodic and seemingly peaceful instrument, which is somewhat contrary to its musical repertoire. Many songs tell ancient stories of war and hardship, while others praise people of high political status and those who helped expand the Mande Empire. While the Kora is only 300 years old, some commonly played songs can be traced back 800 years to the Mande empires’ founding. Gaskell has studied extensively under the instruction of Malamini Jobarteh and Moriba Kuyateh of Brikama, The Gambia, and Kane Mathis of Brooklyn, NY. Gaskell has been featured at numerous festivals in the US, Gambia, and Senegal.
Concert sponsored by the Friends of the Moneta/SML Library.