Calendar of Events – All Locations

May
21
Tue
Harry Potter Escape Room @ Montvale Library
May 21 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 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.

Harry Potter Escape Room @ Montvale Library
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 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.

Jun
1
Sat
D-Day Celebration Film Series: Hacksaw Ridge @ Bedford Central Library
Jun 1 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Screenshot from the film Hacksaw Ridge.The Bower Center for the Arts & the Bedford Public Library System
present Hacksaw Ridge

A D-Day Celebration Film Series Event at the Bedford Central Library

In honor of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, the Bower Center for the Arts and the Bedford Public Library System are pairing up to present a WWII and modern Americans at war film series this summer.  There will be a reception and/or discussion following or prior to each of the film screenings.  The Bower Center will also have a special WWII exhibit in commemoration of the anniversary. 
For part 2 of our series, we will be screening the film Hacksaw Ridge starring Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, and Vince Vaughn.  The film tells the true story of WWII American Army medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa and was awarded the Medal of Honor despite never using a weapon.  The film has a local connection as the main character, Desmond Doss, was born just a few miles down the road in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Jun
5
Wed
Rock Star Magic with Chris & Neal @ Moneta/SML Library
Jun 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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.

Rock Star Magic with Chris & Neal @ Bedford Central Library
Jun 5 @ 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.

Rock Star Magic with Chris & Neal @ Bedford Central Library
Jun 5 @ 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.

Jun
6
Thu
Rock Star Magic with Chris & Neal @ Montvale Library
Jun 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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.

Jun
15
Sat
D-Day Celebration Film Series: The Great Escape @ Bedford Central Library
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Movie still from the film The Great Escape.

The Bower Center for the Arts & the Bedford Public Library System
present The Great Escape

A D-Day Celebration Film Series Event at the Bedford Central Library

In honor of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, the Bower Center for the Arts and the Bedford Public Library System are pairing up to present a WWII and modern Americans at war film series this summer.  There will be a reception and/or discussion following or prior to each of the film screenings.  The Bower Center will also have a special WWII exhibit in commemoration of the anniversary. 
For part 3 of our series, we will be screening the classic film The Great Escape starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, and James Coburn.  The film is based on the true story of a group of Allied prisoners of war who managed to escape from an allegedly impenetrable Nazi prison camp during World War II.   

Jun
19
Wed
Roanoke Children’s Theatre presents School House Rock Live! @ Moneta/SML Library
Jun 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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

Jun
20
Thu
Roanoke Children’s Theatre presents School House Rock Live! @ Montvale Library
Jun 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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

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