Calendar of Events – All Locations

Apr
11
Wed
Racing Robots @ Bedford Central Library
Apr 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cartoon of a paper robot.

Kids will have lots of fun in this STEAM Wednesday program by turning an ordinary piece of paper, some string, and a plastic straw into their very own Gliding Robot Toy!  They will also get the opportunity to stretch their imaginations with the design of their robots.  Race against other kids!  Will your robot reach the top the fastest?

Registration Appreciated.
Contact the YS Dept. at 540-586-8911 ext. 2107 to sign up or if you want to learn more!  For Ages 8+

 

Apr
19
Thu
Art Club @ Bedford Library
Apr 19 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Fabric and Jar lid badge
Unleash your inner artist at the Bedford Library! Make art, make crafts, and make friends at this monthly program. Work on a new project every month, or work on your own with the provided materials. This month we are making making badges out of recycled jar lids, fabric and ribbon. We look forward to seeing you! Ages 5-10
May
9
Wed
Straw Rockets: A STEAM Wednesday Event @ Bedford Central Library
May 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cartoon image of a straw rocket craft.
Join us this afternoon for a fun-filled STEAM event at the Bedford Central Library!!  Children ages 8+ will enjoy making their own straw rockets!  Launch them in the air – see how high they will fly!

May
17
Thu
Art Club @ Bedford Library
May 17 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Dolls made out of yarn.
Unleash your inner artist at the Bedford Library! Make art, make crafts, and make friends at this monthly program. Work on a new project every month, or work on your own with the provided materials. This month we are making making yarn dolls. We look forward to seeing you! Ages 5-10
Jun
13
Wed
Wacky Wednesday Crafts: Silly Snakes @ Bedford Central Library
Jun 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Snakes made out of pipe cleaners and beads.

Come to the Bedford Central Library this summer for Wacky Wednesday Crafter-noons! This Wednesday we’ll be making Silly Snakes with things like pipe cleaners, beads, and string!
Registration is appreciated. Please call us at (540) 586-8911 ext. 2107 to let us know you’re coming.

Jun
15
Fri
Minecraft Mania @ Moneta/SML Library
Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Reading takes you into the world of Minecraft @ Your Library!
Minecraft landscape featuring a river.
Do you LOVE Minecraft?  Then you should join us at the Moneta/SML library this afternoon for Minecraft Mania.
Meet up with players of all levels.  Bring your own phone, tablet, or laptop with your Minecraft creation or game.
Dress as your favorite character!  Enter for a chance to win Minecraft books and prizes!  Snacks will be served.
This event is part of our annual Summer Reading Program.  This year’s theme is Reading Takes You Everywhere.

Jun
20
Wed
Roanoke Children’s Theatre presents Charlotte’s Web @ Moneta/SML Library
Jun 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Icon for the Roanoke Children's Theatre's performance of Charlotte's Web featuring Charlotte the spider and Wilbur the pig.

The Roanoke Children’s Theatre will be performing at all of our libraries again this summer as part of our annual Summer Reading Program.  This year’s play is Charlotte’s Web by Joseph Robinette; based on the classic children’s book by E.B. White.  Get tangled up in this captivating tale of friendship and loyalty. An affectionate runt of a pig named Wilbur meets a barnyard full of animals who quickly become family.
When Wilbur’s life is endangered, the thoughtful spider Charlotte devises an intriguing plan to keep the gentle little swine safe. This feel-good heart-warming classic is perfect for the whole family.

Roanoke Children’s Theatre presents Charlotte’s Web @ Bedford Central Library
Jun 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Icon for the Roanoke Children's Theatre's performance of Charlotte's Web featuring Charlotte the spider and Wilbur the pig.

The Roanoke Children’s Theatre will be performing at all of our libraries again this summer as part of our annual Summer Reading Program.  This year’s play is Charlotte’s Web by Joseph Robinette; based on the classic children’s book by E.B. White.  Get tangled up in this captivating tale of friendship and loyalty. An affectionate runt of a pig named Wilbur meets a barnyard full of animals who quickly become family.
When Wilbur’s life is endangered, the thoughtful spider Charlotte devises an intriguing plan to keep the gentle little swine safe. This feel-good heart-warming classic is perfect for the whole family.

Jun
27
Wed
Wacky Wednesday Crafts: Dragons & More @ Bedford Central Library
Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Paper towell roll dragon craft. Paper lantern.

Come to the Bedford Central Library this summer for Wacky Wednesday Crafter-noons! This Wednesday we’ll be making paper towel roll Dragons and paper lanterns.
Registration is appreciated. Please call us at (540) 586-8911 ext. 2107 to let us know you’re coming.

Jun
30
Sat
Pop-Up Vacation Book Sale @ Moneta/SML Library
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Selection of used Military History Books.
What could be better than vacation time at Smith Mountain Lake?  The Friends of the Moneta/SML Library want to help you get ready for your summer guests by having a Popup Vacation Book Sale.  Outfit your guest rooms, lounge chairs or hammock with books at bargain prices!!  There is a wide selection of children’s books for reading at quiet time or bedtime.  For the history buffs, we recently received a large collection of military, aviation and nautical books.  The cosmic universe, the black hole and the big bang theory may also be explored through a wide selection of titles.  Hardback fiction by the current popular authors, i.e. Baldacci, Grisham, and Ludlum, etc. are ready to fill your summer reading basket.  The “beach books” are also available for your total relaxation.  Please come join us for this event on Saturday, June 30th, 10am – 4pm at the Moneta/SML Library at 13641 Moneta Road in Moneta.
The Friends of the Moneta/SML Library, Inc. is a 501C(3) nonprofit corporation organized to benefit your community library.

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