Calendar of Events – All Locations

Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Bedford Central Library
Jul 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Parent and a young child reading a book.
Rock-A-Bye Reader is a lap-sit program for babies ages 0-36 months.
Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.

Virginia Career Works Job Assistance @ Bedford Central Library
Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Logo for Virginia Career Works Central Region featuring a stylized cartoon of a cardinal.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) provides funding and resources to job seekers that may have barriers to employment.  Learn more about the opportunities available by meeting with a Career Navigator with the Region 2000 Workforce Center.  To learn more about Region 2000 Workforce Development visit our website or call 434-455-5940

Funded by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the Region 2000 Workforce Development Board is an equal opportunity employer/program.  Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with
disabilities.  The full EEO policy can be found at If you need to contact the local Equal Opportunity Representative, contact Ben Bowman, Executive Director at 434-845-5678 ext 221.


Confessions of a Colorholic @ Montvale Library
Jul 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Photograph of a floral coloring sheet and the tips of several colored pencils.Confessions of a Colorholic is open to anyone who enjoys coloring for relaxation or creative expression!  Join us every Thursday afternoon from 2 to 4 PM at the Montvale Library.  The library provides coloring sheets as well as markers, coloring pencils and pens but you are welcome to bring your own.

Friday Breakfast Bookclub @ Bedford Central Library: Grief Cottage
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

All meetings begin at 10:00 a.m. in the Peaks Room located upstairs.
No registration necessary, new members always welcome!
This month we will be discussing Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin.

For more information, call (540) 586-8911.
Book cover for Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin.



Aromatherapy & Essential Oils @ Montvale Library
Jul 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Essential oil bottle and a spray of lavender.Come learn about the different uses for essential oils and the health benefits of aromatherapy in this
FREE workshop presented by Health Nut Nutrition.

Create your own essential oil diffuser necklace!
Registration is required and space is limited.  See a librarian or call us at 540-425-7006 to reserve your spot! 

Centra Health Fair @ Bedford Central Library
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grey square with a red heart, silhouettes of people in a line, and the words community care. Logo for Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital.
Volunteers from Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital will be here today providing free blood pressure testing, blood sugar screening, pulmonary testing, cholesterol checks and more! Drop in – no appointments necessary!

Stitchin’ Chicks @ Montvale Library
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Balls of yarn and knitting needles under the words Stichin' Chicks @ Montvale Library

Join us every Monday at 2:00pm (except holidays), bring your projects, and knit or crochet with us! New members are always welcome, and no experience is necessary. Come learn with us!

Preschool Story Time @ Montvale Library
Jul 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Story Time Cartoon.

Your child will enjoy music, rhymes, stories, crafts, and opportunities to engage in creative play in this fun story time for children ages 3 to 5.

Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Bedford Central Library
Jul 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Parent and a young child reading a book.
Rock-A-Bye Reader is a lap-sit program for babies ages 0-36 months.
Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.

Scams Against Seniors: A Better Business Bureau Program @ Bedford Central Library
Jul 31 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Overlapping triangles with a red border line and the word SCAM written at the bottom.A representative from the Better Business Bureau’s Roanoke office will be here to discuss scam prevention for seniors. 

Older Americans are the fastest growing segment of the population to be victimized by identity fraud and Internet schemes.  Every day con artists bombard the telephones, mailboxes and the e-mail accounts of seniors.
In this program, we will talk about the reasons seniors are targeted, the statistics on Identity theft, the most common scams used against seniors and ways you can protect yourself and your loved ones from being the target of scammers.
Please see a librarian or call us at 540-586-8911 to sign up for this program.


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