Calendar of Events – All Locations

Apr
12
Thu
Smart Phone 1 on 1@ Forest Library
Apr 12 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Sign up for a 15 minute session to go over basic smartphone questions.  All smartphone types.  Call us at 540-425-7002 to sign up or see a librarian at the desk.

Apple and a Android device

Medicare Workshop @ Forest Library
Apr 12 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Sample Medicare Card.

Getting started with Medicare can be tricky.
There are deadlines to meet, forms to fill out, and choices to make.  This potentially confusing time can be made easier with our Welcome to Medicare Workshops being held at the Bedford Central, Forest, and Moneta/SML Libraries.  If you are about to retire, are turning 65, or are beginning Medicare based on disability, you are encouraged to attend. Find out how Medicare works, when to enroll in Medicare Part B and Part D and why it’s critical to enroll on time, and how the Affordable Care Act affects Medicare.  After attending, you’ll know how to choose the best Medicare plan for you!  The workshops are presented by
Betty Brickhouse with the Central Virginia Alliance for Community Living.  Each workshop will last about 1.5 hours, and questions are welcome. 

For more information and to sign up, please call your library.

Apr
20
Fri
Friends of the Forest Library Spring Book Members Only Preview Sale @ Forest Library
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

A stack of books with a small tree coming out of the top (the leaves and branches of the tree have been replaces by a bunch of flowers). A bird and a butterfly are also featured.It’s time again for the Friends of the Forest Library’s SPRING BOOK SALE!
Tonight is our special preview sale for FOFL members.
You can join for as little as $10!
Memberships can be purchased at the door or at the library desk ahead of time.

Find Great Deals On…
Hardcover and Paperback – Fiction & Non-Fiction Books
Children’s Books, Romances
DVDs, Audiobooks, Music CDs, and MORE!

Please contact the library at 540-425-7002 if you want to learn about donating items for the sale.

Apr
21
Sat
Friends of the Forest Library Spring Book Sale @ Forest Library
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

A stack of books with a small tree coming out of the top (the leaves and branches of the tree have been replaces by a bunch of flowers). A bird and a butterfly are also featured.It’s time again for the Friends of the Forest Library’s SPRING BOOK SALE!
Find Great Deals On…
Hardcover and Paperback – Fiction & Non-Fiction Books
Children’s Books, Romances
DVDs, Audiobooks, Music CDs, and MORE!

Please contact the library at 540-425-7002 if you want to learn about donating items for the sale.

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.

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.

May
29
Tue
Books 4 Fun @ Forest Library
May 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

The words Books 4 Fun spelled out in cartoon alphabet block letters.

Books 4 Fun is a preschool program for ages 3-6. Your child will enjoy music, rhymes, stories, crafts, and opportunities to engage in creative play.  The theme for this session is Reading Takes You Everywhere!

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