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Blacksburg Library Events

Blacksburg Library Storytimes:

Babies (0-12 months) – Fridays at 11 a.m.

Tots (12-24 months) – Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

Toddlers (2-3 years) – Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Preschoolers (4-5 years) – Thursdays at 10 a.m.

All ages – Saturdays at 11 a.m.

Stay and Play, a Library Playgroup

Every Wednesday after Storytime, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Under their parent’s supervision, babies and toddlers can play during this informal gathering. This program is for ages 0-4 and meets in the storytime room.

Andrea Denniston: Pottery Exhibit on Display

All month

Andrea Denniston, co-owner and operator of Andrea Denniston Ceramics and Poor Farm Pottery in Floyd creates everyday objects from fine porcelain. Come check out her beautiful, useful porcelain art objects.

Ripleys ~ Believe It or Not! March Book Raffle

All month

For the legions of dedicated Ripley’s fans, and anyone else on the planet who loves the unbelievable, this book is a must! Stop by the library and fill out a raffle ticket for a chance to win this book.

PAWS To Read with VT Helping PAWS

March 18, 12-1 p.m.

Bob and his sweet, senior dog Betty, a certified therapy dog, will listen to children practice reading aloud. Reserve a ten minute reading slot for your child today!

Beauty and the Beast Tea Party

March 18, 3 p.m.

Storytime with tea, French treats, crafts and a special appearance by Belle!

BLAST! Babysitter Lessons and Safety Training

March 20, 6-7 p.m.

March 27, 6-7 p.m.

This four-week course is designed for children ages 10-16 and limited to 12 students. They will learn how to interview for a babysitting job, select safe and suitable activities, prevent accidents, perform first aid and begin babysitting safely and competently. Advance registration is required. Participants need to attend all four weeks in order to receive a certificate.

Homeschool Creative Writing

March 22, 1 p.m.

Stretch your imagination, learn some skills and laugh. Open to ages 8 and up.

Christiansburg Library Events

Christiansburg Library Storytimes:

Tots (12-24 months) – Mondays at 10 a.m., Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Toddlers (2-3 years) – Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

All ages – Fridays at 11 a.m.

Wee Play, a Library Playgroup

Every Wednesday after Storytime EXCEPT the first Wednesday of the month, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Parents and caregivers are invited to socialize while supervising an informal play group for their babies and toddlers. Ages 0-4.

Craft Month

All month

Celebrate Craft Month every Friday with an Adult Make and Take.

Knit and Chat

March 19, 2-4 p.m.

All ages and all levels are welcome to join this group of knitters and crocheters.

Writing Workshop

March 21, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

March 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Workshop your writing pieces with your fellow writers. For adults.

Loom-Knitting

March 23, 2:30 p.m.

Learn how to loom-knit a hat. Materials provided. Recommended for ages 10 and up.

Shawsville Meadowbrook Library Events

Shawsville Meadowbrook Library Storytimes:

All ages – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Children’s Activity Table

All month

Make a variety of spring crafts.

Formal/Prom Dress Drive

All month

Do you have a formal dress youll never wear again taking up space in your closet? Donate your gently worn, clean formal to Meadowbrook Public Library. Look for more information to come about our Prom Dress Extravaganza.

Creative Writing Workshop

March 23, 5:15-6:30 p.m.

March 30, 5:15-6:30 p.m.

Join us at the Meadowbrook Public Library to improve your writing! Bring your work for small-group feedback and editing. The workshop meets every Thursday of the month.

Prom Dress Extravaganza

March 23, 3-6 p.m.

Free, gently used prom dresses in many different sizes will be available. There will be door prizes, experts to help make prom extra special, gift baskets and jewelry. For more information, contact Cindy Minnick at 268-1964.