Calendar of Events – All Locations

Family Movie Night: Ralph Breaks the Internet @ Moneta/SML Library
Mar 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Ad for Ralph Breaks the Internet the sequel to Wreck it Ralph.

Crafts and games start at 5:30 PM; and the feature film Ralph Breaks the Internet* (PG) with snacks begins at 6:00 PM. Have fun and watch a great movie with your friends and family! At no cost to you.

*Movie subject to change based on DVD availability.

Slime Time @ Moneta/SML Library
Apr 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Glittery pink and blue "unicorn" slime.
Kids will learn how to make four different kinds of slime including magnetic and color changing. Take it home!
For ages 10+!  Call us at 540-425-7004 to learn more.

Spring Has Sprung @ Moneta/SML Library
Apr 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Cartoon of a bunny riding a lamb jumping over a nest of chicks with a blue bird flying above and a smiling sun.
Spring has sprung at the Moneta/SML Library!
Join us as we make cute animal crafts!
The Easter Bunny and other furry friends (the NCATE Therapy dogs) will also be here.
For more information call us at 540-425-7004. 

Spring Book Sale @ Moneta/SML Library
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Spring Book Sale by the Friends of the Moneta/ Smith Mountain Lake Library will take place
in the large meeting room at the library on Saturday, April 20th from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Great prices on hardbacks, soft covers, paperbacks, DVD’s & CD’s; also, games & puzzles!
Proceeds support the Moneta/SML Library.
For more information about the sale please contact the library at 540-425-7004.

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

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!

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

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

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!

Science Tellers 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 Science Tellers

The Bedford Public Library System proudly welcomes a new group to our annual Summer Reading Program line up – The Science Tellers!  Science Tellers 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!

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