Library Happenings – July 29, 2017



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.

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.

Cookout Triva

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 tuna or chicken, mac and cheese, Ramen noodles, canned fruit, granola bars or cereal bars. We will also be collecting school supplies for these children.