Calendar of Events – All Locations

Feb
29
Sat
Saturday Matinee: Harriet @ Moneta/SML Library
Feb 29 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Harriet DVD cover
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.  Join us this month for our screening of the film Harriet, starring Cynthia Erivo as the iconic American freedom fighter Harriet Tubman.  The film tells the story of her escape from slavery through the dangerous missions she led to liberate hundreds of slaves through the Underground Railroad.
Free movie snacks and drinks will be served. 

Mar
3
Tue
Living with Bears @ Montvale Library
Mar 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

A large black bear sitting in a field eating dandelions.Living with Bears
Presented by Dan Lovelace, a wildlife biologist with the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Special guest, Dan Lovelace, will share what he knows about black bears, including their biology and behavioral traits.

He’ll also give tips on how to avoid conflict if you come in contact with a black bear.  
See a librarian or call us at 540-425-7006 to register for this event.

 

 

 

Pie Bake Bluegrass Dance: A Winter Read Event @ Big Island Library
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Overlapping images of the Cumberland River and the Blue Ridge Mountains in Kentucky, a banjo, and a cherry pie.The Winter Read for the BPLS focuses on the Appalachian people and their struggles as well as their victories, during the Great Depression.  The adult book is set in Kentucky where the Works Progress Administration (WPA) program hired packhorse librarians to bring hope to the dark hollows with their scheduled deliveries of books, magazines, and news of the outside world.  Despite extreme poverty, these secluded communities found time to socialize through church events and music-making.  The Pie Bake Dance in The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek was an occasion to do some eating and dancing.  It could have been a way to raise money for some special project or the jumping-off place for a young man and woman to start courting.  A lovestruck youth might bid on the pie of his sweetheart (secretly revealed to him through a whisper) so they could share it together.  

For our take on a Pie Bake Dance, we will have live “mountain” bluegrass music performed by the Overstreet Boys (Tony, Robert, and Dale).  There will be no bidding on pies, but the Friends of the Big Island Library will be providing many for attendees to sample. The merriment begins at 6 PM so come ready to listen, clap, and move to the music!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Big Island Library.
Mar
6
Fri
Teen-Tween Night @ Montvale Library
Mar 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

2 hours of Kinect gaming, board games, snacks, pizza, and socializing! Meet your friends in Montvale and enjoy teen activities from 5-7 pm on the 1st Friday of each month.  For ages 10-17.  

Mar
7
Sat
Tabletop Gaming Club @ Forest Library
Mar 7 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Old book with chess pieces in side and dice on a wooden surface.Join us on the first Saturday of every month for Tabletop Gaming!
Board Games!  Card Games!  Chess!  Role-Playing Games!
Try one of ours or bring your own!
Open to all ages; children under 12 should have a parent with them.
No registration is required!

Blue Ridge Fiber Gathering @ Stewartsville Library @ Stewartsville Library
Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Blue Ridge Fiber Gathering Logo.

Stewartsville Library—Blue Ridge Fiber Gathering

First Saturday of every month for teens to adults

1:00—3:00 (sometimes later)

An afternoon for knitters, crocheters, spinners, weavers from beginners to pros.  Come learn a new skill or come share your skills and talents with others—and have a good time.

Bring the projects you are currently working on and enjoy the companionship & knowledge of other fiber enthusiasts.

If you would like to learn to knit or crochet or if you are stuck in a pattern come to the gathering and someone will help you.

Saturday Matinee: Harriet @ Bedford Central Library
Mar 7 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Harriet DVD cover
COMING SOON TO A LIBRARY NEAR YOU!
Join us at the Bedford Central library for a monthly Saturday afternoon screening of a movie for adults and teens.  Join us as we celebrate Women’s History Month with a screening of the film Harriet, starring Cynthia Erivo as the iconic American freedom fighter Harriet Tubman.  The film tells the story of her escape from slavery through the dangerous missions she led to liberate hundreds of slaves through the Underground Railroad.
Free movie snacks and drinks will be served. 

Mar
12
Thu
Living with Bears @ Bedford Central Library
Mar 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

A large black bear sitting in a field eating dandelions.Living with Bears
Presented by Dan Lovelace, a wildlife biologist with the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Special guest, Dan Lovelace, will share what he knows about black bears, including their biology and behavioral traits.

He’ll also give tips on how to avoid conflict if you come in contact with a black bear.  
See a librarian or call us at 540-586-8911 to register for this event.

 

 

 

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