Calendar of Events – All Locations

Apr
24
Tue
T(w)een Tuesdays @ Big Island Library
Apr 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Illustration of a video game controller on a green background.

Hang out at the Big Island Library from 3:00 PM to 4:30 and play Xbox 360 Kinect and some card and board games, all while consuming junk food. For students in grades 4-5. Sponsored by the Friends of the Big Island Library

T(w)een Tuesdays @ Big Island Library
Apr 24 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Illustration of a video game controller on a green background.

Hang out at the Big Island Library from 4:30 PM to 6:00 and play Xbox 360 Kinect and some card and board games, all while consuming junk food. For students in grades 6+. Sponsored by the Friends of the Big Island Library

Apr
27
Fri
STEAM Club: Nurture Nature: Show Love for our Planet @ Big Island Library
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Photo of a nature collage using leaves, feathers, a small gourd and other objects.
-We will explore ways to take care of our environment.  

-Learn how awesome nature and our world is through STEAM experiments 

-Create an organic collage using nature from the Blue Ridge

Registration required space is limited, call us at 540-425-7000.  For Grades K-5.  

Apr
28
Sat
Writers Group @ Big Island Library
Apr 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

A pen writing in cursive on lined paper.

Calling all creative writers to the Big Island Library for critiques, workshops, discussions and sharing. Bring something you’re working on and get help from other writers in the area. We meet on the 4th Saturday of every month from 10:30-12. Ages 18+ suggested.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Big Island Library.

May
1
Tue
Colorific Club @ Big Island Library
May 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Colored pencils in a variety of colors with the words Colorific Club.

Do you like to color? Do you know that coloring can reduce stress while allowing you to express your artistic side? Join in the fun at Big Island Library on the first Tuesday of each month begininng at 5:30 PM when we test out colored pencils, markers and pens on Mandalas and other grown-up prints at our Colorific Club.

May
4
Fri
Friday Films @ Big Island Library – The Lego Ninjago Movie
May 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:45 pm

DVD cover for the Lego Ninjago movie.

Join us at the Big Island Library on the first Friday of the month for a movie and snack. The activities begin at 3:00 PM. This month we will be watching The Lego Ninjago Movie (PG). We hope to see you there!

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Big Island Library.

May
7
Mon
Colorific For Kids @ Big Island Library
May 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Child drawing a helicopter.

Join us once a month on Mondays for a fun hour of coloring, art and writing in Colorific For Kids at the Big Island Library.
Each session will be different.  Come and be creative with your imagination!  Learn how to use coloring activities to calm your anxious mind.
For grades 1-5.
For more details contact us at 540-425-7000.

 

May
8
Tue
Computer Skills 101 @ Big Island Library
May 8 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 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
Money Smart: Pay Yourself First @Big Island Library
May 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Photograph of stacks of coins getting larger and then a jar of coins. Each stack and the jar have a green plant growing out the top to indicate money growth.
This is the fifth session in our 12-month Money Smart financial literacy series at the Big Island Library presented by Woodforest Bank*.  This month’s topic is called Pay Yourself First.  By the end of this course, participants will understand ways to save money and savings options to save toward their goals.  To achieve this objective, the participants will be able to:

  • Explain why it’s important to save.
  • Determine goals toward which they want to save.
  • Identify savings options.
  • Determine which savings options will help them reach their savings goals.
  • Recognize investment options that will work for them.
  • List ways they could save for retirement.
  • List ways to save for large-expense goals, including child’s college tuition, car or home purchase, or a vacation.

*You do not have to have an account with Woodforest Bank to attend these financial literacy seminars they are open to all adults.  Attend any sessions you want.  For more information contact us at 540-425-7000.