Now through Oct. 5:
Montgomery-Floyd Library Curbside only
All branches of the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library are offering only curbside pickup service (including remote printing) until Monday, October 5. In-branch services are not currently available. Our curbside hours are: Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Please return all library items in the outside Book Drop. Visit https://www.mfrl.org for more information.
Wednesday, Sept. 30:
Bringing the Inside Out – Creating Outdoor Living Spaces
Since there are no signs of COVID-19 disappearing anytime soon, The VT Hahn Garden is beginning to work on a series of online events. The first event is being co-hosted by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences on Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 7 – 8 p.m. The Hahn Horticulture Garden is working with two distinguished VT alumni, Steve Grigg ’77, former Owner of Grigg Design and Mike Hildebrand ’74, Owner of James River Nurseries, to host a virtual event that will feature tips for creating outdoor living spaces and expanding usable living space into one’s backyard. Everyone is spending more time at home right now, so why not give yourselves some outdoor options? Steve and Mike will share some of their favorite projects and Scott Douglas, the Director of the Hahn Horticulture Garden, will discuss areas in the Garden that illustrate design elements you could incorporate into your own landscape.
To join us, register at https://aimsbbis.vt.edu/CALSOutdoorLiving.
Saturday, Oct. 3:
Fall Waterway Clean-up Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed for the Clean Valley Council’s fall waterways clean-up; 8 a.m. to noon. This is a surf and turf event, so volunteers may choose to work in their own neighborhoods, a park, or a special site if they can’t work near a stream or a river. Small fries certainly should not be working on the rivers, but they can help in a park or by a small stream. Supplies are provided. To volunteer, download a registration form at firstname.lastname@example.org. and mail it to the Clean Valley Council, 1327 Grandin Rd. SW, Roanoke VA 34015 or PO Box 3325 Roanoke, Va. 24015.
Christiansburg Fall Clean-up Begins
Town of Christiansburg will host its annual Fall Cleanup from Oct. 3-16. Town will collect special items placed out at the curb. Special materials must be placed out on the resident’s regular garbage collection day. Special collection trucks may run behind schedule due to volume but will attempt to follow the regular solid waste pickup schedule. No charge for items picked up during this time. There will be a charge assessed for items placed out after Oct. 16. During Fall Cleanup, all residents are strongly encouraged to move any items away from the street that are not intended for pickup (i.e. basketball goals, lawn and gardening equipment, personal cans or containers, etc.). Please move all personal property back from the street. Any containers or personal cans left at the street will be removed with cleanup items unless clearly marked “do not remove.” The Town will not be responsible for any items left at or near the street that residents did not intend to have hauled away. Residents are encouraged to call Public Works at (540) 382-1151 for clarification before placing out questionable items. Information can also be found on the Town website at www.christiansburg.org/cleanupFAQ or by calling Town Hall at 382-6120.
Tuesday, Oct. 20:
100+ Women Who Care NRV Fall 2020 Quarterly Meeting
Ideal volunteer opportunity for any woman with a busy schedule but an interest in giving back to the community. Meetings are always one hour or less! Every quarterly meeting, each member contributes $100 directly to a charity selected by majority vote, with approximately $10,000 being donated in total to the elected organization. No membership dues or additional commitments of time or money, and members can enter the quarterly drawing to represent a favorite not-for-profit to the group for consideration of that meeting’s entire donation amount. All funds remain in the NRV area. Please join us! When: 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Where: ZOOM. Contact: email@example.com, www.100womenwhocarenrv.com, or Sarah Black at (937) 205-3722.
Library Card Sign-up Month at the Radford Library
Do you have a library card? DC’s Wonder Woman is embarking on a new mission to champion the power of a library card as Library Card Sign-up Month Honorary Chair. Per the American Library Association, “Wonder Woman makes a perfect ambassador to support the value of learning and the role libraries play in transforming lives and strengthening communities through education.” Encourage your family and friends to get a library card! Radford Public Library has a new logo, so bring your old card to us and we’ll exchange it for a new one with a fancy logo! Also, follow us on Facebook for interactive events and opportunities to win prizes throughout the month of September!
Basketball Courts Closed
Blacksburg Community Center basketball courts are closed until further notice.
Christiansburg Annual Photo of the Year Contest
When you think of Christiansburg, what do you see? Is there a specific place or activity that comes to mind? Share your response with the Town of Christiansburg by entering our third annual Photo of the Year Contest. Judges will select a photo of the year to hang in Christiansburg Town Hall. The Town plans to possibly feature other submissions from this year and years past in a Town-themed calendar. Contest Rules:
To be considered for Photo of the Year, a photo submission must be either a .JPG or .PNG file, between 8 – 20 megapixels large (minimum 2,550 x 3,300 pixels). All other submissions must be at least 1.5 megapixels large. Please do not resize your photos prior to submission. All photos must be taken within Town of Christiansburg limits. All photos must be submitted by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions must include a completed submission form (www.christiansburg.org/photooftheyear). For additional information, visit www.christiansburg.org/photooftheyear or contact email@example.com.
Grab and Go Services at the Radford Public Library
Unfortunately, due to the high number of positive COVID-19 cases in Radford, RPL is not offering in-library visits at this time. In-house browsing, Computers on Call, and passport appointments are temporarily suspended out of an abundance of caution in effort to keep library patrons and staff safe. The good news is that Grab & Go Services continue for hold pick-ups as well as print pick-ups. Please stay safe and well! Please remember that you can use the MyLibro app to search RPL’s catalog and place holds as well as schedule pick-up times. Which you can also do via phone by calling 540 731-3621. For Grab and Go Prints, email the documents you would like printed to firstname.lastname@example.org, then call731-3621 to make sure the document are received and schedule a time to pick them up at the building entrance. Prices are the same as usual ($0.10 for black and white, $0.25 for color), and exact change is appreciated when possible.
Literacy League – Be A Reader
Radford Public Library is calling all reading superheroes: This is your chance to keep reading, win prizes, keep picking up free, weekly Grab & Go Crafts, and stay connected to the library this fall! Go to the Read Squared link to participate online and/or download the READsquared app. You can also get a paper reading log (or print your own) to track your reading mission to unlock superheroes for your Literacy League team-up! Some quests involve reading a banned book, reading a fairy tale, reading something spooky and more! Prizes include superhero coloring books, crayons, superhero bobble heads, superhero writstbands, and pops!
Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library Passport service
We are processing passport applications by appointment only. There is a processing delay, so if you are planning ahead now is the time to apply for your passport. Call (540) 382-6969 ext 210 to schedule an appointment.