Calendar of Events – All Locations

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Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library 10:15 am
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
Jul 2 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
A lapsit program for babies ages 0-21 months. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Big Island Library 10:30 am
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Big Island Library
Jul 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Big Island Library
A lapsit program for babies ages 0-36 months. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library 11:15 am
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
Jul 2 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
A lapsit program for babies ages 21 months to 3 years old. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.
Monday Family Movies – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone @ Forest Library 1:00 pm
Monday Family Movies – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone @ Forest Library
Jul 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Monday Family Movies - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone @ Forest Library
Join us as we watch the original Harry Potter film…see where it all began as we watch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Snacks will be served. This event is part of our annual Summer[...]
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Books 4 Fun @ Forest Library 10:30 am
Books 4 Fun @ Forest Library
Jul 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Books 4 Fun @ Forest Library
Books 4 Fun is a preschool program for ages 3-6. Your child will enjoy music, rhymes, stories, crafts, and opportunities to engage in creative play.  The theme for this session is Reading Takes You Everywhere!
Kids on Broadway Workshop presented by The Roanoke Children’s Theatre @ Forest Library 3:00 pm
Kids on Broadway Workshop presented by The Roanoke Children’s Theatre @ Forest Library
Jul 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Kids on Broadway Workshop presented by The Roanoke Children's Theatre @ Forest Library
Let reading take you to the theatre this summer! Join us as we welcome back the Roanoke Children’s Theatre to the library for their Kids on Broadway program! Children will be exposed to live performance through a[...]
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Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library 10:15 am
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
Jul 5 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
A lapsit program for babies ages 21 months to 3 years old. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.
Books 4 Fun @ Big Island Library 10:30 am
Books 4 Fun @ Big Island Library
Jul 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Books 4 Fun @ Big Island Library
Books 4 Fun is a preschool program for ages 3-6. Your child will enjoy music, rhymes, stories, crafts, and opportunities to engage in creative play.  The theme for this session is Reading Takes You Everywhere!
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library 11:15 am
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
Jul 5 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
A lapsit program for babies ages 21 months to 3 years old. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.
Dinosaur Club @ Forest Library 4:30 pm
Dinosaur Club @ Forest Library
Jul 5 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Dinosaur Club @ Forest Library
Please register ahead of time for the club. Ages 6+, come to the Forest Library on first Thursdays and learn about dinosaurs in detail from a dinosaur expert. Each child will receive detailed species fact[...]
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Fun Friday Movie @ Big Island Library – Ferdinand 10:30 am
Fun Friday Movie @ Big Island Library – Ferdinand
Jul 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Fun Friday Movie @ Big Island Library - Ferdinand @ Big Island Library
Join us at the Big Island Library on the first Friday of the month for a movie and snack. The activities begin at 10:30 AM. This month we will be watching Ferdinand (PG). We hope[...]
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Stitch-In @ Big Island Library 10:00 am
Stitch-In @ Big Island Library
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stitch-In @ Big Island Library @ Big Island Library
Calling all knitters, crochet lovers, quilters, and anyone who loves to craft with needles and thread (or yarn)! Bring your projects and join in the fun on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month[...]
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library 10:15 am
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
Jul 9 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
A lapsit program for babies ages 0-21 months. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Big Island Library 10:30 am
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Big Island Library
Jul 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Big Island Library
A lapsit program for babies ages 0-36 months. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library 11:15 am
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
Jul 9 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
A lapsit program for babies ages 21 months to 3 years old. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.
Friends of the Forest Library Book Club – Before We Were Yours 1:00 pm
Friends of the Forest Library Book Club – Before We Were Yours
Jul 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Friends of the Forest Library Book Club - Before We Were Yours @ Forest | Virginia | United States
All meetings begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Forest Library. The July title is Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate No registration necessary, new members always welcome! For more information, call (540) 425-7002.
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Books 4 Fun @ Forest Library 10:30 am
Books 4 Fun @ Forest Library
Jul 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Books 4 Fun @ Forest Library
Books 4 Fun is a preschool program for ages 3-6. Your child will enjoy music, rhymes, stories, crafts, and opportunities to engage in creative play.  The theme for this session is Reading Takes You Everywhere!
Computer Skills 101 @ Big Island Library 4:00 pm
Computer Skills 101 @ Big Island Library
Jul 10 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Computer Skills 101 @ Big Island Library @ Big Island | Virginia | United States
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
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Books 4 Fun @ Forest Library 10:30 am
Books 4 Fun @ Forest Library
Jul 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Books 4 Fun @ Forest Library
Books 4 Fun is a preschool program for ages 3-6. Your child will enjoy music, rhymes, stories, crafts, and opportunities to engage in creative play.  The theme for this session is Reading Takes You Everywhere!
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Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library 10:15 am
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
Jul 12 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
A lapsit program for babies ages 21 months to 3 years old. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.
Books 4 Fun @ Big Island Library 10:30 am
Books 4 Fun @ Big Island Library
Jul 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Books 4 Fun @ Big Island Library
Books 4 Fun is a preschool program for ages 3-6. Your child will enjoy music, rhymes, stories, crafts, and opportunities to engage in creative play.  The theme for this session is Reading Takes You Everywhere!
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library 11:15 am
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
Jul 12 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
A lapsit program for babies ages 21 months to 3 years old. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.
Go To Europe with Kathy Hensley @ Big Island Library 5:30 pm
Go To Europe with Kathy Hensley @ Big Island Library
Jul 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Go To Europe with Kathy Hensley @ Big Island Library
Join us for this travel presentation with Kathy Hensley. Journey to Europe through photos and stories; bring your own travel adventures to share. This event is part of the 2018 Adult Summer Reading Program –[...]
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Larsen’s Reptiles @ Big Island Library 10:30 am
Larsen’s Reptiles @ Big Island Library
Jul 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Larsen's Reptiles @ Big Island Library
The Larsen family is visiting again this year, with all of their scaly relatives in tow! You’re invited to meet all sorts of turtles, lizards, and sssssnakes at this educational event. Hold and pet these[...]
Larsen’s Reptiles @ Forest Library 2:00 pm
Larsen’s Reptiles @ Forest Library
Jul 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Larsen's Reptiles @ Forest Library
The Larsen family is visiting again this year, with all of their scaly relatives in tow! You’re invited to meet all sorts of turtles, lizards, and sssssnakes at this educational event. Hold and pet these[...]
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Money Smart: To Your Credit @ Big Island Library 10:00 am
Money Smart: To Your Credit @ Big Island Library
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Money Smart: To Your Credit @ Big Island Library
This is the seventh session in our 12-month Money Smart financial literacy series at the Big Island Library presented by Woodforest Bank*.  This month’s topic is called To Your Credit.  By the end of this course,[...]
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Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library 10:15 am
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
Jul 16 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
A lapsit program for babies ages 0-21 months. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Big Island Library 10:30 am
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Big Island Library
Jul 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Big Island Library
A lapsit program for babies ages 0-36 months. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library 11:15 am
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
Jul 16 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
A lapsit program for babies ages 21 months to 3 years old. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.
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Adult Book Club @ Big Island Library – Reader’s Choice 10:30 am
Adult Book Club @ Big Island Library – Reader’s Choice
Jul 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Adult Book Club @ Big Island Library - Reader's Choice @ Big Island Library | Big Island | Virginia | United States
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[...]
Books 4 Fun @ Forest Library 10:30 am
Books 4 Fun @ Forest Library
Jul 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Books 4 Fun @ Forest Library
Books 4 Fun is a preschool program for ages 3-6. Your child will enjoy music, rhymes, stories, crafts, and opportunities to engage in creative play.  The theme for this session is Reading Takes You Everywhere!
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Books 4 Fun @ Forest Library 10:30 am
Books 4 Fun @ Forest Library
Jul 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Books 4 Fun @ Forest Library
Books 4 Fun is a preschool program for ages 3-6. Your child will enjoy music, rhymes, stories, crafts, and opportunities to engage in creative play.  The theme for this session is Reading Takes You Everywhere!
Money Smart: To Your Credit @ Forest Library 4:00 pm
Money Smart: To Your Credit @ Forest Library
Jul 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Money Smart: To Your Credit @ Forest Library
This is the seventh session in our 12-month Money Smart financial literacy series at the Forest Library presented by Woodforest Bank*.  This month’s topic is called To Your Credit.  By the end of this course, participants[...]
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Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library 10:15 am
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
Jul 19 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
A lapsit program for babies ages 21 months to 3 years old. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.
Books 4 Fun @ Big Island Library 10:30 am
Books 4 Fun @ Big Island Library
Jul 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Books 4 Fun @ Big Island Library
Books 4 Fun is a preschool program for ages 3-6. Your child will enjoy music, rhymes, stories, crafts, and opportunities to engage in creative play.  The theme for this session is Reading Takes You Everywhere!
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library 11:15 am
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
Jul 19 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
A lapsit program for babies ages 21 months to 3 years old. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.
Introduction to Instagram @ Forest Library 1:30 pm
Introduction to Instagram @ Forest Library
Jul 19 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Introduction to Instagram @ Forest Library
What is Instagram?  Learn how to download the app and set up your account.  Basic Instagram terminology and how to post to your account. Call us at 540-425-7002 to sign up or see a librarian[...]
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Fun Fridays: Go to Your World with Kindness Rocks@ Big Island Library 10:30 am
Fun Fridays: Go to Your World with Kindness Rocks@ Big Island Library
Jul 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Fun Fridays: Go to Your World with Kindness Rocks@ Big Island Library
Kids in grades K-5 will have lots of FUN this FRIDAY painting their own Kindness Rocks. This event is part of our annual Summer Reading Program – this year’s theme is Reading Takes You Everywhere!
Building Club @ Big Island Library 3:00 pm
Building Club @ Big Island Library
Jul 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Building Club @ Big Island Library @ Big Island | Virginia | United States
Join us at the Big Island Library for Building Club! Use our assortment of building materials including LEGO® bricks, wooden blocks and K’nex connectors to construct what your imagination sees OR accept the challenge of[...]
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Books with Jefferson @ Forest Library 10:30 am
Books with Jefferson @ Forest Library
Jul 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Books with Jefferson @ Forest Library
Meet Jefferson the Saluki at the Forest Library Register for a time to come and read to Jefferson, an Alliance Therapy Dog. He is a friendly and lovable dog that loves to be read to. We hope you’ll come[...]
Writers Group @ Big Island Library 10:30 am
Writers Group @ Big Island Library
Jul 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Writers Group @ Big Island Library
Calling all creative writers to the Big Island Library for critiques, workshops, discussions and sharing. Bring something you’re working on and get help from other writers in the area.  Ages 18+ suggested. Sponsored by the[...]
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Stitch-In @ Big Island Library 10:00 am
Stitch-In @ Big Island Library
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stitch-In @ Big Island Library @ Big Island Library
Calling all knitters, crochet lovers, quilters, and anyone who loves to craft with needles and thread (or yarn)! Bring your projects and join in the fun on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month[...]
Galaxy Paintings @ Forest Libary 1:00 pm
Galaxy Paintings @ Forest Libary
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Galaxy Paintings @ Forest Libary
Calling all future van Gogh’s, Kahlo’s, and Pollock’s!  Let your inner artist shine this summer at the Forest Library. Children ages 7+ will have fun creating their very own galaxy paintings. This event is part[...]
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T(w)een Tuesday: Eats From Everywhere @ Big Island Library 3:00 pm
T(w)een Tuesday: Eats From Everywhere @ Big Island Library
Jul 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
T(w)een Tuesday: Eats From Everywhere @ Big Island Library
For this month’s special Summer Reading Program edition of T(w)een Tuesday we’ll be making and tasting authentic snacks from around the world. For students in grades 4-5. Sponsored by the Friends of the Big Island Library
T(w)een Tuesday: Eats From Everywhere @ Big Island Library 4:30 pm
T(w)een Tuesday: Eats From Everywhere @ Big Island Library
Jul 24 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
T(w)een Tuesday: Eats From Everywhere @ Big Island Library
For this month’s special Summer Reading Program edition of T(w)een Tuesday we’ll be making and tasting authentic snacks from around the world. For students in grades 6+. Sponsored by the Friends of the Big Island Library
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Teen Anime Club @ Forest Library 2:30 pm
Teen Anime Club @ Forest Library
Jul 26 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Teen Anime Club @ Forest Library
Teens and Tweens, 12+, come and discuss your favorite anime series with other teen enthusiasts. We will have supplies for drawing and coloring your favorite anime characters and art. We hope you’ll come!
Lego® Club @ Forest Library 5:30 pm
Lego® Club @ Forest Library
Jul 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Lego® Club @ Forest Library @ Forest | Virginia | United States
Come and join children ages 4 and up as we play with LEGOS®. Take on the challenge of the month or just use your imagination to build whatever you would like with our LEGOS® or[...]
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Fun Friday Movie @ Big Island Library – Around The World in 80 Days 10:30 am
Fun Friday Movie @ Big Island Library – Around The World in 80 Days
Jul 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Fun Friday Movie @ Big Island Library - Around The World in 80 Days @ Big Island Library
Join us at the Big Island Library for a movie and a snack. Today we will be watching Around The World In 80 Days (PG). We hope to see you there! Snacks provided by the[...]
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Grand Finale: Games and Eats From Everywhere @ Big Island Library 10:30 am
Grand Finale: Games and Eats From Everywhere @ Big Island Library
Jul 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Grand Finale: Games and Eats From Everywhere @ Big Island Library
For our 2018 Summer Reading Program “Reading Takes You Everywhere” Finale we’ll be making and tasting authentic snacks from around the world. Sponsored by the Friends of the Big Island Library.
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