Upcoming Events

Stitchin’ Chicks @ Montvale Library
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Balls of yarn and knitting needles under the words Stichin' Chicks @ Montvale Library

Join us every Monday at 2:00pm (except holidays), bring your projects, and knit or crochet with us! New members are always welcome, and no experience is necessary. Come learn with us!

Eat Smart…Move More: a 4-Session VA Family Nutrition Program @ Forest Library
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Eat Smart Move More Logo
Take charge of your health today!
Join us and start your journey to better living.  In this program you will learn how to:

  • Be active with the whole family
  • Plan meals, shop, and save money
  • Fill half of your plate with colorful fruits and vegetables
  • Find out why you need fiber and how to get enough
  • Discover why you still need dairy foods as an adult
  •  Choose lean protein foods, including vegetarian options
  • Make small changes that will lead to healthier living
  • Prepare new recipes your kids will love

Receive fun gifts at each meeting!
Select from:

  • “Cooking is a SNAP” Cookbook
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Vegetable scrub brush
  • Exercise stretch band
  • Food & refrigerator thermometer
  • Water bottle
  • Cutting mat set
  • Silicone spatula
  • Insulated lunch bag
  • Grocery list pad

This program is presented by the Virginia Cooperative Extension.
Registration is REQUIRED.  Please call the Forest Library at 540-425-7002 to sign up.

If you have any questions about this series please contact Amanda Armstrong at 540-586-7675.

Adult Book Club @ Big Island Library – Reader’s Choice
Aug 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Young boy reading a book with a lined paper background and the word's Reader's Choice above and below him.

Join us at the Big Island Library to read the book of the month and share insights and stories. The book for August is Reader’s Choice. Call 540-425-7000 ext 1 for more information. The book club is held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Sponsored by Friends of the Big Island Library.

Preschool Story Time @ Montvale Library
Aug 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Story Time Cartoon.

Your child will enjoy music, rhymes, stories, crafts, and opportunities to engage in creative play in this fun story time for children ages 3 to 5.

Digital Photos 101 @ Bedford Central Library
Aug 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A white desk, an iPad, coffee, laptop, notebook and pen/pencil, and a camera.
Get tips for organizing, backing up, and editing photos, including getting them from your phone or camera to your computer.
Space is limited to 6 and registration is required. Call 540-586-8911 x 1114 for more information or to register.

Family Game Night @ Montvale Library
Aug 20 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Scrabble tiles spelling out the word FAMILY.
Join us this afternoon for Family Game Night here at the Montvale Library.
We will have board games and strategy games fun for the whole family!

Computer Skills 101 @ Stewartsville Library
Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 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
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Bedford Central Library
Aug 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Parent and a young child reading a book.
Rock-A-Bye Reader is a lap-sit program for babies ages 0-36 months.
Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.

Dinosaur Club @ Bedford Central Library
Aug 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Come to the Bedford Central Library on 3rd* Wednesday of every month and learn about dinosaurs in detail from a dinosaur expert.
Each child will receive detailed species fact sheets at each meeting.
Registration is required and limited.  For ages 5 to 8.
*We will meet on the 2nd Wednesday in November because of Thanksgiving.

A black and white illustration of a dinosaurs skeleton.

Confessions of a Colorholic @ Montvale Library
Aug 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Photograph of a floral coloring sheet and the tips of several colored pencils.Confessions of a Colorholic is open to anyone who enjoys coloring for relaxation or creative expression!  Join us every Thursday afternoon from 2 to 4 PM at the Montvale Library.  The library provides coloring sheets as well as markers, coloring pencils and pens but you are welcome to bring your own.

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