Blacksburg Library Events
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.
Post-It Poetry Art
Write, peel, stick. Contribute your poetic pontifications to our art challenge. All month in the teen area.
April Book Raffle: “Simply Satisfying” by Jeanne Lemlin
“Simply Satisfying”’s more than 200 vegetarian, seasonal recipes showcase readily available ingredients-like fresh vegetables, fruits, grains, and beans. The straightforward techniques, global influences, and robust flavors are delectable and rewarding. Stop by the library and fill out a raffle ticket for a chance to win this book.
PAW S To Read with VT Helping PAWS; Dog Edition with “Yogi”
Today, 12 – 1 p.m.
Reserve a 10 minute reading slot for your child to read aloud to certified therapy dog “Yogi” and his handler, Dr. Corrigan.
Valley Voices Spring Reading
Sunday, 3-4 p.m.
New River Valley Voices proudly presents its annual Spring Reading, featuring select short readings of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, performed by winners of the Spring Valley Voices Writing Celebration. This event is free and open to the public; bring friends and family and help support literary arts in the New River Valley.
Creative Writing Workshop
Monday, 6:30 – 7:45 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.
Writing Assistance and English Tutoring with Lambda Pi Eta of VT
Tuesday, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Students with the chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Association’s official society under the Virginia Tech Department of Communications, will be on hand to help you with your resume, writing assignments or creative writing papers. No sign-up is required at this time – just drop in! Children must be accompanied by parents.
Talking About Books: Fiction
Monday, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Join in a book discussion about the book by Emma Cline, “The Girls.” No commitment is required – drop in when it suits you.
Beyond Earth Day: What You Can Do
Monday, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Learn about local environmental initiatives, upcoming events, and volunteer opportunities. Local experts will give brief presentations about their organizations and initiatives. Light refreshments will be served beginning at 6 p.m.
Early Release Art Attack
Wednesday, 3 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of book art fun! Ages 6 and up.
Parenting at Your Best
Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
You are invited to learn new ways of thinking, phrasing and doing to strengthen your relationship with your children and lighten your heart.
What’s Your Story? Homeschool Creative Writing
Thursday, 1 p.m.
Tales, stories and adventures, oh my! Stretch your imagination, learn some skills and laugh! Ages 8 and up.
Christiansburg Library Events
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.
Color Me Bookmarks
Enjoy coloring bookmarks in the children’s section all month! Color one here and read with it at home. Designs for both younger and older children.
Celebrate National Poetry Month by coming to the teen section to compose your own original poems using our magnetic words. Available for the month of April.
National Letter Writing Month
Celebrate Letter Writing Month by writing a card or letter to a friend or loved one using our stationery, cards, envelopes, and decorations.
National Poetry Month
Create Blackout Poetry to celebrate National Poetry Month.
Exercise your brain and body as you walk the trail while stopping to read. Begin at the library or the College Street entrance of Downtown Park.
Today, 1:30 p.m.
Learn how to make slime. Best for ages 5 and up.
Intro to Role Playing
Today, 3-5 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of tabletop roleplaying (RPG) and snacks. All materials provided, for ages 11-18.
Sunday – April 29, all day
Let’s honor Shakespeare’s birthday by hurling insults.
Friends of the Library Joint Regional Annual Meeting
Sunday, 3 p.m.
Monday, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Workshop your writing pieces with your fellow writers. For Adults.
Camped Out at the Library
Monday, 6 p.m.
Bring your blankets, your sleeping bags, and your family to help turn the community room into a giant fort-fest. Enjoy camping stories, crafts, and snacks. Don’t forget your flashlight! Open to all ages.
Wednesday, 2 p.m.
Learn about our planet’s plates and what happens when they collide! We will explore plate tectonics through a series of fun, hands-on experiments. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Virginia Blood Services Blood Drive
Thursday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Virginia Blood Services will be at the library for a spring blood drive. Walk-Ins Welcome.
Shawsville Meadowbrook Library Events
All ages storytime – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
Children’s Activity Table
Make a variety of Easter and spring crafts.
DNA: Beyond the Basics
Today, 2 p.m.
Review the four types of DNA used in Genealogical problem solving and the Biological terms covered in DNA and Genealogy. Examine four DNA testing companies, prices, databases and offerings to help in your selection of the best company for your need. The presentation will conclude with examples of the results obtained from the testing companies and how you may apply those results to your DNA problem. Presentation by Robert Lockett, Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association Director.
Needle Crafting Group
Sunday, 2- 3 p.m.
Bring your knitting needles, crochet hooks, and cross stitch to work on while socializing with others. This group meets each month on the fourth Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 2-4 p.m.
Play Minecraft, various Wii U games and more.
Creative Writing Workshop
Thursday, 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. We meet every Thursday of the month.