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
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.
Ripley’s ~ Believe It or Not! March Book Raffle
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.
BLAST! Babysitter Lessons and Safety Training
March 13, 6-7 p.m.
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.
Community Quilting Bee
March 12, 1-4 p.m.
Members of the Blacksburg Quilting Party will share information about their group and their knowledge in this casual setting. Join fellow quilt enthusiasts while working on your own quilting project.
Color Me Happy
March 13, 12-1 p.m.
Join us for an hour of relaxing, therapeutic coloring with other adults. Supplies provided.
Books to Barks
March 13, 4:30-5 p.m.
Ms. Leslie and her registered therapy dog, Maggie, will be reading stories about ‘Dr. Seuss’ to children.
March 14, all day
Join us to celebrate the wonder of Pi. All day in the juvenile area.
Talking About Books: Nonfiction
March 14, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Join in a book discussion about the book “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” by Oliver Sacks. No commitment is required.
The Beatles: Band of the Sixties
March 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Explore the music of The Beatles in this 60-minute multimedia presentation (part history and part musical analysis) spanning the entirety of the 1960s. The presentation begins with the band’s seminal visits to Hamburg, continues through Beatlemania and concludes with Abbey Road.
Creative Writing Workshop
March 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
March 30, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
This workshop allows writers, established and emerging, to share their work in a welcoming setting. Bring a short piece you’ve written to share and receive feedback. Advance registration required.
March 16, 6:30 p.m.
Wear your jammies and join us to share a book, a snack and a snuggle!
March 17, 2-3 p.m.
Join Certified Yoga Instructor Karen Chafetz as she leads attendees through a variety of movements that will benefit the body and mind.
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., at the Christiansburg Library
Parents and caregivers are invited to socialize while supervising an informal play group for their babies and toddlers. Ages 0-4.
Celebrate Craft Month every Friday with an Adult Make and Take.
Celebrate Your Name Week
All day, March 11
Celebrate your name this week by learning fun facts and meanings of your name.
Teen Tech Week Quiz
All day, March 11
Take the quiz about technology at the library to receive free ear buds and a chance to win a prize! Ages 11-18.
Knit and Chat
March 19, 2-4 p.m.
All ages and all levels are welcome to join this group of knitters and crocheters.
March 14, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
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.
A Series of Delicious Events: The Bad Beginning
March 11, 2:30 p.m.
Do you love the Series of Unfortunate Events? Do you love to cook? Join us in the recipe room as we make pasta puttanesca and chocolate pudding. Recommended for ages 7 and up.
March 13, 10:30 a.m.
Get ready for an explosive STEM Storytime as we read about volcanoes and build a baking soda volcano. Recommended for ages 3-5.
March 13, 1 p.m.
Welcome to the Chemical Change Café! Learn about chemical and physical changes and make some pancakes! Recommended for ages 7 and up.
Play Reading Interest Meeting
March 13, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Are you interested in classic or contemporary plays? Come join our interest group to see how to get involved.
March 14, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Bring the kids and let them play while you relax with coffee and chat with friends!
Pi Day Challenge
March 14, 2-3 p.m.
Celebrate Pi Day, bring your favorite pie and share the recipe with fellow pie makers.
Art Club For Homeschoolers
March 15, 2-3 p.m.
Join us as we explore Salvador Dali and dream world collages.
March 16, 4:30 p.m.
Enter the monthly challenge for the chance to win the Mystery MiniFig! Duplos and Legos available for free play. Open to all ages.
Shawsville Meadowbrook Library Events
Shawsville Meadowbrook Library Storytimes:
All ages – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
Children’s Activity Table
Make a variety of spring crafts.
Formal/Prom Dress Drive
Do you have a formal dress you’ll 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.
Free AARP TAX –AIDE Preparation Assistance
March 11, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Meadowbrook Public Library hosts the AARP Tax Aide Program. IRS trained tax volunteers’ assist citizens with their personal tax returns for 2016. These services are intended primarily for seniors and low-income individuals and families. Taxpayers are asked to bring last year’s tax returns, their W-2s and 1099s, and a photo ID, social security card or social security statement. No businesses returns will be prepared. By appointment and if time allows walk-ins. Call the library at 268-1964 to reserve your time.
DNA and Genealogy: the Basics
March 11, 2 p.m.
What can you expect from a commercial DNA test and what will the results tell you about your family history? Learn about the science of DNA and how it is used in genealogy in this presentation by Robert Lockett, a former president and current director of the Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association. Mr. Lockett and his wife reside in Riner.
Creative Writing Workshop
March 16, 5:15-6:30 p.m.
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.