Library Happenings – August 9, 2017

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Story times:

There will be no Storytimes August 6 – September 4.

Blacksburg Library:

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m.

Toddlers 2-3 years

Thursdays at 10 a.m.

Preschoolers 4-5 years

Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

Tots 12-24 months old

Fridays at 11 a.m.

Babies 0-12 months old

Saturdays at 11 a.m.

All ages storytime

Christiansburg Library:

Mondays at 10 a.m. and Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.

Tots 12-24 months old

Wednesdays 10 a.m.

Toddlers 2-3 years old

Fridays 11 a.m.

All ages storytime

Jessie Peterman Library:

Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.

All ages storytime

Meadowbrook Public Library:

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

All ages storytime

Stay and Play, a Library Playgroup, Wednesdays

Every Wednesday after Storytime, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Blacksburg Library

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.

Wee Play, a Library Playgroup, Wednesdays

Every Wednesday after Storytime EXCEPT the first Wednesday of the month, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Christiansburg Library. Parents and caregivers are invited to socialize while supervising an informal play group for their babies and toddlers. Ages 0-4.

Club M.O.M. (Meeting Other Munchkins), Wednesdays

Every Wednesday after Storytime, 11:15 – 12:15 p.m., Jessie Peterman Library, Floyd. This play group will meet every Wednesday there is a Storytime planned. Relatives can relax and have a cup of tea while their children play with blocks and other toys.

Classy Glass’ Fine Glass Art and Jewelry Exhibit, all month

All Month, at the Blacksburg Library. Kay Cook designs custom fused glass jewelry that sparks conversations and inspires the imagination. Kay has been fusing glass for over 15 years and presently studies with a master teacher in Florida. Her work can be viewed online and in galleries throughout Southwest Virginia.

App Recommendations, all month

All Month, at the Christiansburg Library. Found an amazing or awful phone app? Tell other teens why they should have it or avoid it at all costs. All month in the teen area.

Artist in Residence: Tina and Samantha Whetzel, all month

All Month, at the Christiansburg LibraryTina and Samantha Whetzel will display their photographs.

Children’s Activity Table, all month

All Month, at the Meadowbrook Public Library. Make a variety of summer crafts and Back to School Crafts .

Exhibiting Artist: Kathleen Dawe. all month

All Month, at the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library. Enjoy the paintings, ceramic tiles, assemblage masks, and sculpture of Floyd artist Kathleen Dawe. Her work is on the walls and in the cabinet. Come immerse yourself in her playful and thought-provoking pieces.

Inside the Not So Big House Book Raffle, all month

All Month, at the Blacksburg Library. Best-selling author, Sarah Susanka, teams up with architectural design writer Marc Vassallo to write about the details that can bring your home to life. The pictures and ideas are amazing with spatial tricks and practical solutions to common home-building problems.

Junior Artist Program, all month

All Month, at the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library. Become a Junior Artist and earn a sketchbook! Just pick up an art card at the front desk, visit Miss Jessie’s Gallery, answer a few questions, then return your signed card to the front desk for a bookmark. Complete five cards, and you will get your very own artist sketchbook. Parental assistance is encouraged, particularly for the littlest Junior Artists!

Montgomery Museum and Lewis Miller Regional Art Center Exhibit: Ruth Lefko, all month

All Month, at the Christiansburg Library. Local artist, Ruth Lefko, will display her art for the Montgomery Museum and Lewis Miller Regional Art Center.

Photography Exhibit, “Motherhood: A Crowning Achievement,” all month

All Month, at the Blacksburg Library. Laura Swift, a grammie with a giggle, is a retired labor and delivery nurse currently working as a professional documentary birth photographer in Southwest VA. Her personal project, Motherhood: A Crowning Achievement is a manifestation of her hope that moms would begin to see and understand the greatness in their achievement of motherhood.

StoryWalk©, all month

All Month, at the Christiansburg Library. 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.

EastMont Tomato Festival Art Contest, today-Aug. 18

Are you more of a Tomato Artist than a tomato grower. The library will have a variety of art supplies for children 12 and under to create a tomato themed piece of art. Children may create their art work at the craft table and if they want to they may fill out the entry form to enter The EastMont Tomato Festival Art Contest Sponsored by EastMont Arts Association. Presented by Redsunfarms.

Floyd Moves It!

Join members of Healthy Floyd as they work out to various DVDs. Research shows that lunchtime may be the best time of day to exercise. Every Thursday at noon.

Thursday, August 10, 12:00 – 1:00 PM at the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library

Thursday, August 17, 12:00 – 1:00 PM at the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library

Thursday, August 24, 12:00 – 1:00 PM at the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library

Thursday, August 31, 12:00 – 1:00 PM at the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library

Creative Writing Workshops

Thursday, Aug.10, 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Meadowbrook Public Library

Thursday, Aug. 17, 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Meadowbrook Public Library

Thursday, Aug. 4, 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Meadowbrook Public Library

Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Meadowbrook Public Library

Join us at the Meadowbrook Public Library to improve your writing! Bring your work for small-group feedback and editing. We’ll meet every Thursday of the month.

Bingo for Adults

Looking for something to do? How about a few games of Bingo? Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday month.

Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2-3 p.m. at the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library

Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2-3 p.m. at the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library

Evening Book Talk, today

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Christiansburg Library. This month the group is discussing My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout.

Talking About Books, tomorrow

11 a.m. at the Meadowbrook Public Library. We will discuss All the Single Ladies by Dorothea Benton. Join us for coffee and great discussion. Call to reserve your copy.

Talking About Books, tomorrow

2-3:30 p.m. at the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library. Join us for our first session of this season as we discuss Margaret Atwood’s A Handmaid’s Tale. Newcomers are always welcome. Please reserve your copy at the front desk.

Insomnia, tomorrow

6-7:30 p.m. at the Blacksburg Library. Duke trained Integrative Health Coach and a Registered Pharmacist, Robert Ferrari, believes natural, healthy sleep is available to a vast majority of people currently suffering from insomnia. Presentation topics will include: sleep cycle; dangers of sleep medications; sleep hygiene; exercise and sleep; caffeine and sleep, and behaviors anyone can start immediately to improve sleep.

Pajama Storytime, tomorrow

6:30 – 7 p.m. at the Christiansburg Library. Bring your favorite Lovie and snuggle down for some stories at the library! All ages welcome!

VBS Blood Drive, Aug. 11

11-3 p.m. at the Christiansburg Library. Donate blood to help your community. Walk-Ins welcome.

BookMarks: RECYCLE*RECLAIM*RECREATE, Aug. 12

All Day at the Meadowbrook Public Library. Stop by all day on Saturday and enjoy making a recycled craft. We have all the supplies for this craft.

PAWS To Read with VT Helping PAWS: Dog Edition with “Yogi,” Aug. 12

12-1 p.m. at the Blacksburg Library. Parents, reserve a 10 minute reading slot for your child to practice reading aloud to a certified therapy dog, a sweet Golden Retriever named “Yogi,” and his handler, Dr. Corrigan.

Intro to Role Playing, Aug. 12

3-5 p.m. at the Christiansburg Library. Join us for an afternoon of tabletop roleplaying (RPG) and snacks. All materials provided, for ages 11-18.

Left Handers United, Aug. 14-18

All Day at the Christiansburg Library. Stop by our display and try your hand at being a lefty.

Writing Workshops

Monday, August 14, 5:30 – 6:30 PM at the Christiansburg Library

Monday, August 28, 5:30 – 6:30 PM at the Christiansburg Library

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

Creative Writing Workshop – BB, Aug. 14

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Blacksburg Library. This Creative Writing Workshop allows writers, established and emerging, to share their work and receive feedback in an inspiring and supportive setting. Advance registration required.

Cooking with Tomatoes,” Aug. 15

6 p.m. at the Meadowbrook Public Library. Class will be offered by the Meadowbrook Library and Virginia Cooperative Extension of Montgomery County. Just in time for the Tomato Festival, all the ingredients will be provided to make some delicious tomato recipes for you to enter in the various entries. Registration is required. Presented by Redsunfarms.

The Montgomery County Friends of the Library meeting, Aug. 15

3 p.m. at the Christiansburg Library

Trees: Denizens of the Forest, Aug. 15

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Blacksburg Library. What are the most common trees in Virginia and how do they grow? What characteristics are used to distinguish one tree species from another? Join Virginia Master Naturalist Bill Sydor to find answers to these questions and explore other mysteries of these woody plants.

Art Club, Aug. 16

2-3 p.m. at the Christiansburg Library. This month we will be exploring the art of Claude Monet. For ages 5 and up.

Becoming a Birth Photographer, Aug. 17

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Blacksburg Library. Photographer Laura Swift, retired after 25 years as a labor and delivery nurse, now works as a hospital/home birth photographer. Her current exhibit, Motherhood: A Crowning Achievement, demonstrates her ability to move beyond the delivery room to explore other subjects to photograph. Join Laura, a grammie with a giggle, to learn what she did to become a professional photographer.

Bad Poetry Day, Aug. 18

All Day at the Christiansburg Library. Come in and judge which library staff member has written the most awful poem.

Friends of the Library- Book Sale, Aug. 18-19

All Day at the Meadowbrook Public Library. Fill a paper grocery bag with used books for only $5 during library hours.

Bag Sale Book Sale, Aug. 19-25

All Day at the Christiansburg Library. Take home all the books you can fit into a bag for only $5. Purchase bags at the front desk.

Magic Show, Aug. 19

11:15 a.m. at the Meadowbrook Public Library. Be prepared to be dazzled by the amazing Magician Mark Fuller in the Meadowbrook Courtyard at Tomato Festival. Sponsored by the Montgomery County Friends of the Library. Presented by Redsunfarms.

EastMont Tomato Festival, Aug. 19

10 – 3 p.m. at the Meadowbrook Public Library. This festival has vendors, music, food, children’s activities and so much more. See you in the courtyard! For more information check out www.eastmonttomatofestival.org. Presented by Redsunfarms.

Eclipse Live, Aug. 21

11 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library. On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, NASA Television will air a multi-hour show, Eclipse Across America: Through the Eyes of NASA. Viewers around the world will be provided a wealth of images captured before, during, and after the eclipse by 11 spacecraft, at least three NASA aircraft, more than 50 high-altitude balloons, and the astronauts aboard the International Space Station – each offering a unique vantage point for the celestial event.

Music on the Lawn: Flaky Biscuits, Aug. 26

7-8:30 p.m. at the Christiansburg Library. Join us for our final show in our Music on the Lawn concert series. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. This free concert is rain or shine.

Needle Crafting Group, Aug. 27

2-3 p.m. at the Meadowbrook Public Library. Bring your knitting needles, crochet hooks, and cross stitch to work on while socializing with others.

Toddler Yoga, Aug. 28

10-10:30 a.m. at the Christiansburg Library. Bring the toddlers to yoga. Recommended for children crawling through age 4.

Talking About Books: Fiction, Aug. 28

11-12 p.m. at the Blacksburg Library. Join in a book discussion about the book by Steven Rowley, Lily and the Octopus. No commitment is required – drop in when it suits you.

Early Release Maker Mystery, Aug. 30

2 p.m. at the Christiansburg Library. We’ll supply all the materials you’ll need for an afternoon of creative makerspace fun! Ages 6 and up.

Brick Blast, Aug. 30

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the Meadowbrook Public Library. Build for fun or enter the challenge for the chance to win the Mystery MiniFig. Recommended for ages 6 and up.

Creation Lab, Aug. 30

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the Blacksburg Library. Join us for an afternoon of free flowing creativity and invention. Art supplies and snack provided.