Calendar of Events – All Locations

Pokémon Party @ Moneta/SML Library
May 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Pikachu and a Pokemon ball.Are you trying to become the best Pokémon Master?

Are you interested in competing against your friends with all the Pokémon you’ve been training and decks you’ve been creating? Then come to our Pokémon Party tonight!  We’ll have snacks, crafts, prizes, and of course, gaming! Feel free to bring in your Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo Switch with your favorite Pokémon games as well as your Pokémon card decks to compete with others!  And please, NO trading of either Pokémon cards or Pokémon in the game will be allowed.  Join us in our Pokémon Pursuits!

Registration is required.  Please call us at 540-425-7004 to sign up.

Rock Star Magic with Chris & Neal @ Moneta/SML Library
Jun 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Rock Star Magicians
Chris & Neal

Lauded as “Carolina’s Most Popular Magicians”, the Chris & Neal Magic Show is visiting our libraries again this year to share the mysticism with our favorite readers—you and your family!
This year’s Rockstar Magic routine brings a new assortment of stage performances and feats that will enthrall and amaze, so do not miss this opportunity to see the magic unfold before your very eyes.

Blast-Off with Rockets @ Moneta/SML Library
Jun 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A cartoon rocket soaring above the clouds.Kids and teens ages 10 and up will have fun building and launching their very own rockets today at the Moneta/SML Library.  This event is part of the 2019 Summer Reading Program.   Snacks will be served.

Roanoke Children’s Theatre presents School House Rock Live! @ Moneta/SML Library
Jun 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

School House Rock Live!
presented by The Roanoke Children’s Theatre

A play based on the popular Saturday morning cartoon that taught kids history, grammar, math and more will be performed live at your library this summer by actors/actresses from the Roanoke Children’s Theatre.  Go on a journey with Tom, a brand new teacher, who is a bit nervous about starting his first day. While watching tv to relax, characters emerge to show him how to win his students over through song and quite a bit of imagination.

Based on the book by Scott Ferguson, George Keating & Kyle Hall
Music & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall & Tom Yohe

Superhero Scavenger Hunt @ Moneta/SML Library
Jun 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Various superhero masks and symbols as well as comic book words.
Tonight’s Family Fun Night is all about Superheroes.  Come dressed as your favorite Marvel or DC character and go on a scavenger hunt around the library!  Snacks will be served and prizes will be awarded.
No registration is required.  

Kids on Broadway Workshop presented by The Roanoke Children’s Theatre @ Moneta/SML Library
Jul 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
It’s Showtime at the Moneta/SML Library!

Cartoon children singing on a stage with the word Broadway at the top in lights.

Join us as we welcome back the Roanoke Children’s Theatre to the library for their Kids on Broadway program!  Children will be exposed to live performance through a variety of songs from their favorite Broadway musicals such as The Little Mermaid!  By the end of this program, students will have the opportunity to experience the dramatic arts themselves through song, dance, and expression.
This event is part of our annual Summer Reading Program.  This year’s theme is It’s Showtime At Your Library!

ScienceTellers present Aliens: Escape From Planet Earth @ Moneta/SML Library
Jul 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Aliens: Escape From Planet Earth
An Interactive Science & Storytelling Program
Presented by the ScienceTellers

The Bedford Public Library System proudly welcomes a new group to our annual Summer Reading Program line up – the ScienceTellers!  ScienceTellers have performers across the country who use storytelling to make science fun and understandable for young children.
This summer the story is all about aliens trying to escape planet Earth!   

During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky toward Earth — but it’s not a shooting star. Two curious kids venture into the forest to investigate and find themselves mixed up with a family of visitors from another planet! Pursued by a crazy space scientist, they must risk everything to rescue the aliens and get them back to their spaceship — before it’s too late!


Throughout this amazing intergalactic story, we use science experiments to bring the story to life! In the second part of the show, we go “behind the scenes” of the special effects and recreate the science experiments with the help of volunteers from the audience.

Discover the unbelievable world of physics and chemistry through exciting experiments, like:

  • Turning a liquid into solid “worms” through a chemical reaction.

  • Launching a potato into the air using Boyle’s law.

  • Making a flying rocket using two common household chemicals.

  • Transferring energy between matter to create a “rainstorm.”

  • And much more!

Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure using science experiments for special effects. It’s totally out of this world!

Bright Star Touring Theatre presents The Wizard of OZ @ Moneta/SML Library
Jul 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join us at the library today as we watch L. Frank Baum’s literary classic “The Wizard of Oz” magically retold in the Bright Star Touring Theatre’s 2-actor, 45-minute adaptation.
Since 1900, this literary classic has been a favorite among young readers.  Join Dorothy, Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion on their journey through the fanciful land of Oz!
This event is part of the 2019 Summer Reading Program.

Dino Daze @ Moneta/SML Library
Jul 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Moneta/SML library will have a free, special family program on Thursday, July 25 from 5:30-7:00. Kids, ages 5-10, and their families will have fun with Captain Vic learning about different kinds of dinosaurs, how they lived, the difference between dinosaurs and pterodactyls, and how they are related to birds. We will have models of dinosaurs and kids will be able to ask questions at the end of the program.  There will be refreshments.
Registration is required; please call us at 540-425-7004 to sign up.

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