Calendar of Events – All Locations

Jul
12
Fri
ScienceTellers present Aliens: Escape From Planet Earth @ Moneta/SML Library
Jul 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Aliens: Escape From Planet Earth
An Interactive Science & Storytelling Program
Presented by the ScienceTellers

The Bedford Public Library System proudly welcomes a new group to our annual Summer Reading Program line up – the ScienceTellers!  ScienceTellers have performers across the country who use storytelling to make science fun and understandable for young children.
This summer the story is all about aliens trying to escape planet Earth!   

Story
During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky toward Earth — but it’s not a shooting star. Two curious kids venture into the forest to investigate and find themselves mixed up with a family of visitors from another planet! Pursued by a crazy space scientist, they must risk everything to rescue the aliens and get them back to their spaceship — before it’s too late!

 

Science
Throughout this amazing intergalactic story, we use science experiments to bring the story to life! In the second part of the show, we go “behind the scenes” of the special effects and recreate the science experiments with the help of volunteers from the audience.

Discover the unbelievable world of physics and chemistry through exciting experiments, like:

  • Turning a liquid into solid “worms” through a chemical reaction.

  • Launching a potato into the air using Boyle’s law.

  • Making a flying rocket using two common household chemicals.

  • Transferring energy between matter to create a “rainstorm.”

  • And much more!

Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure using science experiments for special effects. It’s totally out of this world!

Jul
17
Wed
Teen Board Gaming @ Moneta/SML Library
Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy snacks while playing board games. Invite your friends and make new friends. Learn a new game or BYOG.  For ages 12+.  This event is part of the 2019 Summer Reading Program.

Jul
23
Tue
Bright Star Touring Theatre presents The Wizard of OZ @ Moneta/SML Library
Jul 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join us at the library today as we watch L. Frank Baum’s literary classic “The Wizard of Oz” magically retold in the Bright Star Touring Theatre’s 2-actor, 45-minute adaptation.
Since 1900, this literary classic has been a favorite among young readers.  Join Dorothy, Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion on their journey through the fanciful land of Oz!
This event is part of the 2019 Summer Reading Program.

Jul
27
Sat
Saturday Matinee: Captain Marvel @ Moneta/SML Library
Jul 27 @ 3:30 pm – 5:45 pm

COMING SOON TO A LIBRARY NEAR YOU!

Join us at the Moneta/SML library for a monthly Saturday afternoon screening of a movie for adults and teens.
This month we will be showing the film Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Lee Pace, Clark Gregg, Djimon Hounsou, and Jude Law.

Captain Marvel is the story of Carol Danvers who becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.  Part of the Marvel Movie Universe.

Free movie snacks and drinks will be served. 

Aug
29
Thu
Family Fun Night: Tournament of Games @ Moneta/SML Library
Aug 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Patriotic themed cornhole board and bean bags.Does your family enjoy playing quick games of skill?  Join us at the Moneta/SML library tonight for
Family Fun Night: Tournament of Games! 

We will have short games to play like Cornhole, Face the cookie, Pyramid of Cups, Divide M&M’s into colors with one hand, Ping Pong Ball Shake and two others.
The games will be timed and the first three winners will win a prize.  No registration is required.
Aug
31
Sat
Saturday Matinee: Dumbo @ Moneta/SML Library
Aug 31 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

DVD Cover - Dumbo
COMING SOON TO A LIBRARY NEAR YOU!
Join us at the Moneta/SML library for a monthly Saturday afternoon screening of a movie for adults and teens.
This month we will be showing the live-action version of Disney’s Dumbo.  Watch the classic story of a young elephant, whose over-sized ears enable him to fly, helping to save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.

Free movie snacks and drinks will be served. 

Sep
12
Thu
Moneta/SML Library’s 20th Anniversary Celebration @ Moneta/SML Library
Sep 12 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Balloons in a hand.
We’re having a party to celebrate our 20th Anniversary!  Join us at 11:00 AM for a ribbon-cutting ceremony by the Friends of the Moneta/SML Library and the SML Chamber of Commerce.  Then stay for music and refreshments, a historical timeline of the library, a memory book, and a performance by the Balloon Dude!  The Lakeside Singers will perform a selection of songs at 1:00 PM, then the SML Harmeneers will perform at 3:00 PM.  At 4:30 PM, Balloon Dude Travis will present his Amazing Balloon Show, complete with audience participation, prizes, and balloons!  Cake and other refreshments will be served.  Come on out and celebrate with us!  Sponsored by the Friends of the Moneta/SML Library and the Smith Mountain Arts Council.

Sep
26
Thu
Family Fun Night: Air Dry Clay @ Moneta/SML Library
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Learn how to make animal shapes or your own unique creations using Air Dry Clay.  All the materials will be provided.
For kids, ages 8 and up, younger kids can bring their parents to help them.
Registration is required; please see a librarian or call us at 540-425-7004 to sign up.

A butterfly, a fish, and a heart made out of clay.

Sep
28
Sat
Saturday Matinee: Avengers: Endgame @ Moneta/SML Library
Sep 28 @ 2:30 pm – 5:45 pm

DVD cover for Avengers: End Game.
COMING SOON TO A LIBRARY NEAR YOU!
Join us at the Moneta/SML library for a monthly Saturday afternoon screening of a movie for adults and teens.
This month we are showing Avengers: Endgame the latest chapter in the Marvel saga.
After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe.

Free movie snacks and drinks will be served. 

Oct
24
Thu
Family Fun Night: Painted Pumpkin Party @ Moneta/SML Library
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
In this month’s Family Fun Night program we will be painting pumpkins to get ready for Halloween.
All the supplies will be provided.
Registration is required; please call us at 540-425-7004 to sign up.

Painted pumpkin on the side of a street.

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