Calendar of Events – All Locations

Apr
25
Wed
Money Smart: Money Matters @ Forest Library
Apr 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

A stack of bills with the word Expenses on top and various budget words around it.
This is the fourth session in our 12-month Money Smart financial literacy series at the Forest Library presented by Woodforest Bank*.  This month’s topic is called Money Matters.  By the end of this course, participants will understand how to manage money by preparing a personal spending plan and identifying ways to decrease spending and increase income.   To achieve this objective, the participants will be able to:

  • Track daily spending habits.
  • Prepare a personal spending plan or budget to estimate monthly income and expenses.
  • Identify ways to decrease spending.
  • Identify possible ways to increase income.
  • Identify budgeting tools that will help them manage their bills.
  • List and prioritize financial goals.
  • Recognize how to create a plan to achieve financial goals.

*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 540-425-7002.

Apr
26
Thu
Lego® Club @ Forest Library
Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Come and join children ages 4 and up as we play with LEGOS®. Take on the challenge of the month or just use your imagination to build whatever you would like with our LEGOS® or DUPLOS®. 5:30pm-7:00pm

Apr
28
Sat
Cosmos, A Space-time Odyssey, Episode 11: “The Immortals?”…Let’s Talk About It @ Forest Library
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Logo for the new discussion group at Forest. a silhouette of a round table with simple human figures around it and the words Let's Talk About It Around.

The Senior Scholars is now the “Let’s Talk About It” Discussion Group.  The group will now meet on Saturday afternoons from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.  Each meeting will have a specific focus for discussion.
Today’s topic..Cosmos, A Space-time Odyssey, Episode 11: “The Immortals?”
Discussion Preview: This episode covers how life may have developed on Earth and the possibility of life on other planets.  It begins by explaining how the human development of writing systems enabled the transfer of information through generations. Will human intelligence properly applied allow our species to avoid such Climate Change as associated with wildfires, droughts, wetter clouds, and like disasters, and enable us to migrate beyond the Earth before the Sun’s eventual transformation into a red giant?
Watch, Learn, Discuss

 

May
3
Thu
Dinosaur Club @ Forest Library
May 3 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Please register ahead of time for the club. Ages 6+, come to the Forest Library on first Thursdays and learn about dinosaurs in detail from a dinosaur expert. Each child will receive detailed species fact sheets at each meeting.We hope to see you there!

A black and white illustration of a dinosaurs skeleton.

May
14
Mon
Friends of the Forest Library Book Club – The Ladies’ Room
May 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The book cover for this month's FOFL Book Club selection: The Ladies' Room by Carolyn Brown.
All meetings begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Forest Library. The May title is The Ladies’ Room by Carolyn Brown No registration necessary, new members always welcome! For more information, call (540) 425-7002.
May
16
Wed
Money Smart: Pay Yourself First @ Forest Library
May 16 @ 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 Forest 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 540-425-7002.

May
17
Thu
Meet The Mouse @ Forest Library
May 17 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Image of a keyboard with a computer mouse and a checkmark on top as well as a real mouse and a slashing no circle on top,
Our most basic computer class for those who don’t know ANYTHING about them.  Starting with how to turn one on.
Call us at 540-425-7002 to sign up or see a librarian at the desk.  

May
26
Sat
Teen Volunteer Training @ Forest Library
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Multicolored hand prints on a "hand tree".
The Forest Library is looking for Teen Volunteers to help us with our 2018 Summer Reading Program
“Reading Takes You Everywhere”!
Help with programs, assist families in registering for the program, hand out prize wheel prizes and more!
You must be at least 14 years old by May 20th (1st day of the program) to volunteer.
You must attend one of two training sessions to volunteer.
Please stop by the library to pick up a Teen Volunteer application before the meeting.