Calendar of Events – All Locations

Adult Book Club @ Big Island Library – Reader’s Choice
Aug 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
This month's book club selection is reader's choice.
Join us at the Big Island Library to read the book of the month and share insights and stories. The book for August is reader’s choice. Call 540-425-7000 ext 1 for more information. The book club is held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Sponsored by Friends of the Big Island Library.
Preschool Story Time @ Montvale Library
Aug 21 @ 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.

Digital Photos @ Bedford Central Library
Aug 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Illustration with a blue plaid blanket, teal weathered boards, a small plane, sunglasses, passport, camera, phone, and a life preserver.
Get tips for organizing, backing up, and editing photos, including getting them from your phone or camera to your computer.
Space is limited to 6 and registration is required. Call 540-586-8911 x 1114 for more information or to register.

Computer Skills 101 @ Stewartsville Library
Aug 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A computer monitor, a tablet, and a cell phone with the words Computer Skills 101.

Pick from one of the following topics or suggest your own:

  • Navigating library website
  • Basic web surfing
  • Identifying secure and dependable websites
  • Setting up email
  • Meet the Mouse beginner class
Family Movie Night: Paddington 2 @ Bedford Central Library
Aug 21 @ 4:45 pm – 7:15 pm

Paddington 2 DVD cover.

Come to the Bedford Central Library tonight for a fun family evening of crafts, games, snacks and a movie.  This month the movie is Paddington 2 (PG). The running time is 1 hour 43 minutes. We hope to see you there!

Mother Goose On The Loose @ Montvale Library
Aug 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

A lapsit program for babies ages 0-36 months. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.

An old woman in a blue dress and white apron and a goose or Mother Goose.

Virginia Career Works Job Assistance @ Bedford Central Library
Aug 23 @ 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.  Denise McNeil, Career Navigator with Region 2000 Workforce Center Bedford County, will be at the Bedford Library during the following dates and times to assist individuals.

Contact Denise McNeill to meet at all libraries in Bedford County – Bedford, Moneta, Montvale, Forest, or Big Island call (434) 439-0776 or email

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
Aug 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Coloring pencils and a flowery adult coloring sheet.

An adult coloring group at the Montvale Library. We meet every Thursday (except when the library is closed) from 2pm to 4pm. Come relax and
de-stress with us! Questions? Call Montvale Library at 540-425-7006 for more information!

What is STEAM? @ Big Island Library
Aug 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A Pie chart with images of dna, a laptop, a robot, paints, and a calculator filling equal sections and the words Science Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math below.

What is STEAM ?
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math!
Come and participate in a “hands on” exploration within these disciplines:
Science – Discuss the Scientific Process
Technology – Use Library resources to their fullest!
Engineering – Program an Otobot
Arts – Team creation with individualized fun
Math – Use your logical thinking
Fun for Grades K-5.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Big Island Library.   
Virginia Wildlife: Mammals @ Forest Library
Aug 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Photograph of a Black Bear leaning up against a tree.
Come and learn about wildlife that could be seen right in your own backyard!
Join us for a lesson about the different types of mammals that live in Virginia given by the teacher of our Dinosaur Club, Vic Fleet.
For ages 5+.