Calendar of Events – All Locations

Apr
12
Fri
Friends of the Forest Library Members Only Preview Sale @ Forest Library
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Spring floral bouquet and a notebook with the words "Friends of the Forest Library Spring Book Sale" written on it.
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
13
Sat
Friends of the Forest Library Spring Book Sale @ Forest Library
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Spring floral bouquet and a notebook with the words "Friends of the Forest Library Spring Book Sale" written on it.
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!

SPECIAL BULK SALE FROM 2:15 TO 3:00 PM!!

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

May
14
Tue
American Sign Language Workshop Part 1: Basic Greetings and Family Signs @ Forest Library
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

ASL Hand

Join us this evening at the Forest Library for a part one of our 2-part introductory workshop for American Sign Language.
In this session, we will learn and practice the signs for basic greetings and family members.
Space is limited to 20.  Registration opens on April 15th.  Stop by the library or call us at 540-425-7002 to reserve your spot.

May
21
Tue
American Sign Language Workshop Part 2: Questions and Conversations @ Forest Library
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

ASL Hand

Join us this evening at the Forest Library for a part two of our 2-part introductory workshop for American Sign Language.
In this session, we will learn the signs to use when asking questions (Who…What…Where…When…Why) and practice having conversations.
Space is limited to 20.  Registration opens on April 15th.  Stop by the library or call us at 540-425-7002 to reserve your spot.

May
30
Thu
Teen SRP Volunteer Training @ Forest Library
May 30 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Hands holding up balloon letters that spell out the word volunteer.
If you are interested in earning volunteer hours at the Forest Library this summer, come to this training session to learn about your duties as a Summer Reading Program Volunteer. Please bring your calendars and available dates with you so that you may sign up for hours at the training session.  You must be trained at some point to volunteer with the Summer Reading Program. If you are not able to attend this session, contact Forest Library Youth Services to set up a training session: mpavalonis@bpls.org.

Jun
7
Fri
Rock Star Magic with Chris & Neal @ Forest Library
Jun 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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.

You must have a ticket in order to attend this event.
We have to limit the number of event tickets due to the Forest library’s fire code.
Please plan to arrive early; if you are not on time your spot may be given to someone on our waiting list.
 

Rock Star Magic with Chris & Neal @ Forest Library
Jun 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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.

You must have a ticket in order to attend this event.
We have to limit the number of event tickets due to the Forest library’s fire code.
Please plan to arrive early; if you are not on time your spot may be given to someone on our waiting list.
 

Jun
13
Thu
Teen Game Night @ Forest Library
Jun 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Tweens and teens 12+ come and enjoy pizza, snacks, board games, and the Xbox Kinect! 
A 2019 Summer Reading Program Event

Jun
17
Mon
Monday Makers: Perler Beads @ Forest Library
Jun 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Arrange the plastic beads in any shape and then have them melted together to make a fun creation!
For Ages 7+.
A 2019 Summer Reading Program Event
You must have a ticket in order to attend this event.  There are limited supplies available.
Please plan to arrive early; if you are not on time your spot may be given to someone on our waiting list.
 

Jun
19
Wed
Roanoke Children’s Theatre presents School House Rock Live! @ Forest Library
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

You must have a ticket in order to attend this event.
We have to limit the number of event tickets due to the Forest library’s fire code.
Please plan to arrive early; if you are not on time your spot may be given to someone on our waiting list.
 

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