Story times at the Blacksburg Library:
Story time for babies (0-12 months old)
Fridays 11 a.m.
Story time for tots (1-2 years old)
Fridays 10:30 a.m.
Story time for toddlers (2-3 years old)
Tuesdays 10 a.m.
Wednesdays 10 a.m.
Story time for preschoolers (4-5 years old)
Thursdays 10 a.m.
Story times at the Christiansburg Library:
Story time for tots (ages 12-24 months old)
Mondays 10 a.m.
Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.
Story time for toddlers (2-3 years old)
Wednesdays 10 a.m.
Story time for all ages
Fridays 11 a.m.
Photography Exhibit, “Motherhood: A Crowning Achievement”
Wednesday, July 5 – Monday, July 31, all day 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.
July 15, 1 p.m. at the Christiansburg Library. Come to the library to write, illustrate, and bind your own original book! Encouraged for children of writing age.
Bingo, today & July 25
July 15, 2:30 – 4 p.m. at the Meadowbrook Public Library. July 25, 3-4: p.m. at the Blacksburg Library. Play Bingo for a various prizes. Refreshments served. All Ages welcome.
Auntie’s Day, Monday-July 22
All Day at the Christiansburg Library. Stop by the Children’s Corner all week long and create a special gift for the Aunts and Godmothers in your life.
Game On, Monday
1-3 p.m. at the Meadowbrook Public Library. Play a variety of video, card and board games. All ages.
Teen Monster Party, Monday
1:30 p.m. at the Christiansburg Library. Get on your ghoul, march out your mummy, and fly in some fangs for the Teen Monster Party! Enjoy ghastly games, creepy crafts, and spooky snacks. Costumes encouraged.
Exploring Space, July Monday & Tuesday
July 17, 6-7 p.m. at the Meadowbrook Public Library. July 18, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Meadowbrook Public Library Meet a rocket scientist. Observe Peeps in a space-like environment with a vacuum chamber. Design and launch a rocket. Solar system scavenger hunt
Homeschool Curriculum Swap, Monday
Homeschooling families are invited to join us for an hour of interesting conversation and a curriculum swap on Monday, July 17 from 10-11:30 a.m. Learn about the learning opportunities available through the library, and tell us what you, as educators, need in terms of programming, support, and library collections. We encourage you to bring new or gently used curriculum materials to trade with other homeschooling families. The number of items you donate is the number of items you can take. Join us!
Author Talk with Gil Harrington and Jane Lillian Vance, Tuesday
July 18, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Blacksburg Library. On October 17, 2009, a 20-year-old VT student named Morgan Harrington went to a Metallica concert in Charlottesville and never came home. A farmer found Morgan’s remains in a remote pasture about six miles from the concert venue 101 days later. In response to Morgan’s abduction and murder, her mother, Gil Harrington, created the Help Save the Next Girl Foundation. Gil comes to share her story and her book, Morgan Harrington: Murdered and Dead For Good. She is joined by Jane Lillian Vance, one of Morgan’s beloved teachers, whose images and essays about the trials of murderer Jesse Matthew help narrate Gil Harrington’s transcendent journey toward justice and healing. Autographed books will be available for purchase.
Intro to Role Playing, Tuesday
At the Christiansburg Library. Join us for an afternoon of tabletop roleplaying (RPG) and snacks. All materials provided, for ages 11-18.
Art Club, Wednesday
July 19, 2-3 p.m. at the Christiansburg Library. This month we will be creating 3D, Wayne Thiebaud inspired art.
July 19, 2 p.m. at the Meadowbrook Public Library. A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick. Rated PG.
Floyd Moves It, July 20 & 27
July 20, 12-1 p.m. at the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library. July 27, 12-1 p.m. at the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library. 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.
Balloon Lady, July 20
July 20, 10 a.m. at the Christiansburg Library.
Root Beer Fest, July 21
Root beer floats are NOT just for kids! Between the creamy vanilla ice cream and the frothy root beer foam, how can anyone resist this sweet refreshment? We will celebrate this tasty summer treat and serve root beer floats while supplies last on Friday, July 21 from 2-3 p.m.
PAWS To Read with VT Helping PAWS: Dog Edition, July 22
July 22, 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.
Superhero Science, July 22
July 22, 1 p.m. at the Christiansburg Library. Learn about the science behind some of your favorite superheroes! Superman, Storm, Magneto, and more – join us for some super science!
Needle Crafting Group, July 23
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.
Meditation Moment, July 24
At the Christiansburg Library. Find peace in the middle of the day. Stop by for a quick guide.
Strawbees, July 24
July 12, 1 p.m. at the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library. July 24, 1 p.m. at the Meadowbrook Public Library. Build, Invent, Create. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
BB Creative Writing Workshop, July 31
6:30 – 7:30 PM at the Blacksburg Library. Whether you see yourself as a published author, a novice, or simply writing for pleasure, we invite you to join a supportive community of writers engaged in developing their writing skills. This Creative Writing Workshop allows writers, established and emerging, to share their work and receive feedback in an inspiring setting. Advance registration required.
Creative Writing Workshop
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.
Stay and Play, a Library Playgroup
Every Wednesday after Storytime, 10:30 – 11:30 AM, 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
Every Wednesday after Storytime EXCEPT the first Wednesday of the month, 10:30 – 11:30 AM, 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)
Every Wednesday after Storytime, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM, 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.
8-bit Post-It art
All Month, at the Christiansburg Library.Create 8-bit art in the teen area all month long.
Artist in Residence: Tina and Samantha Whetzel
All Month, at the Christiansburg Library Tina and Samantha Whetzel will display their photographs.
Children’s Activity Table
All Month, at the Meadowbrook Public Library. Make a variety of summer crafts.
All Month, at the Christiansburg Library. Celebrate National Cookout Month by taking our sizzling hot quiz for a chance at a prize.
Exhibiting Artist: Kathleen Dawe
All Month, at the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library. Our exhibiting artist is Kathleen Dawe. Come enjoy her paintings and sculpture throughout July and August.
Junior Artist Program
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, at the Christiansburg Library. Local artist, Ruth Lefko, will display her art for the Montgomery Museum and Lewis Miller Regional Art Center.
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.
BackPack Program Donations
The Meadowbrook Public Library is a collection point for items needed for the BackPack Program. Bring your donations of the following items to the library during June: Pop-tops, ravioli, applesauce, peanut butter, plastic bottles of jelly, cereal, 100% Juice boxes, canned tunna or chicken, mac and cheese, Ramen noodles, canned fruit, granola bars or cereal bars. We will also be collecting school supplies for these children.