Calendar of Events – All Locations

May
29
Wed
Family Movie Night for Foster Care Awareness @ Forest Library
May 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Meet the Robinsons dvd cover.May is Foster Care Awareness Month. This free movie event is hosted by the UMFS and the Forest Library. Come beat the heat and enjoy Disney’s Meet the Robinsons movie with your family!  At this event, there will be a representative for Foster Care who will have information on how to become a foster parent if you are interested. We hope to see you there!
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
3
Mon
Family Movie Monday presents Mary Poppins @ Forest Library
Jun 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Original Mary Poppins dvd cover.

Coming Soon To A Library Near You
Family Movie Monday presents Disney’s Mary Poppins
You may have seen her return, but have you seen her first debut? Come see the original
1964 Mary Poppins!
This event is part of the 2019 Summer Reading Program.

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
4
Tue
Author Talk: Rosellyn Kidd @ Forest Library
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Logo for Raven Crest publishing. Photograph of a young woman from behind holding a book in her hands.

Author Talk with Local Author Rosellyn Kidd

Rosellyn Kidd, author of the book Roses are Read, a compilation of poetry will be at the Forest Library this evening to share some of her favorite poems from her collection.
There will also be a book signing.
Copies of the book are now available for purchase from the publisher Raven Crest Publishing and Production.
E-Book
Paperback

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
8
Sat
Get Your Garden Buzzing: A Bedford Area Master Gardener Association Event @ Forest Library
Jun 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

A bee on a purple flower.

Get Your Garden Buzzing
A presentation by
members of the Bedford Area
Master Gardener Association

 

  • Bee a Better Gardener – Learn what flowers you can plant in your garden to help feed and grow our pollinator population.
  • Bee a Good Garden Host – Create a bee bath using hypertufa to provide fresh water for the bees in your yard! 

Sign ups begin April 1st.
Registration is limited; please contact the library at 540-425-7002 to sign up. 

Each participant will also go home with a packet of seeds to help get
their pollinator gardens started!

Jun
10
Mon
Friends of the Forest Library Book Club – The Girl In The Green Sweater
Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Book cover for The Girl in the Green Sweater by Krystyna Chiger and Dan Paisner.

All meetings begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Forest Library. The June title is The Girl in the Green Sweater by Krystyna Chiger and Daniel Paisner. No registration necessary, new members always welcome! For more information, call (540) 425-7002.

Foster Care Information Session @ Forest Library
Jun 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

United Methodist Family Services logo.Have you ever thought about becoming a Foster Parent? May is Foster Care Awareness Month. Come to this free informational session given by United Methodist Family Services (UMFS), to learn more about what being a foster parent is all about and if it’s the right fit for you. We can’t wait to meet you!

Jun
13
Thu
Scams Against Seniors: A Better Business Bureau Program @ Forest Library
Jun 13 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 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.

Jun
15
Sat
Harry Potter Escape Room @ Forest Library
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Illustration of Harry Potter and Hedwig the owl.Do you know enough magic to escape the Room of Requirement? Find out this afternoon in our Harry Potter-Themed Escape Room! Registration is required!  8 participants per session.  For ages 13+.
Call us at 540-586-8911 to sign up.

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