Library Happenings – June 14, 2017


Storytimes at Blacksburg Library:

Tots storytime for children 12-24 months old

Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

Baby time for children 0-24 months old

Fridays at 11 a.m.

Toddler time for children 2 to 3 years old

Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Preschool storytime for children 4 to 5 years old

Thursdays at 10 a.m.

All ages storytime

Saturdays at 11 a.m.

Storytimes at Christiansburg Library:

Storytime for children ages 12-24 months

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

Storytime for toddlers ages 2-3

Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Storytime for all ages

Fridays at 11 a.m.

Pajama storytime for all ages

June 8, 6:30-7 p.m.

Storytimes at Meadowbrook Public Library:

All Ages Storytime

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Stay and Play, Wednesdays 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.

Meet the Artist: Susan Hensley’s Exhibit on Display, June-July

Blacksburg artist and photographer, Susan Hensley, works in oil, watercolor, mixed media, collage, digital photography, and costume jewelry.

Adult Reading Challenge, June-July

Each week enter your name into our drawing for a chance at a prize.

StoryWalk©, June-July

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.

Montgomery Museum and Lewis Miller Regional Art Center Exhibit: Ruth Lefko, June-July

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

Junior Artist Program, June-July

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, and 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.

Children’s Activity Table, June-July

Make a variety of summer crafts.

Ice Tea Triva, June-July

How much do you know about Ice Tea? Take our quiz and be entered for a chance to win a prize.

BackPack Program Donations, June-July

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.

Artist in Residence; Irma Pillsbury, June- July

Irma Pillsbury will display her art.

Coffee Break, June 13, 11-12 p.m.

Bring the kids and let them play while you relax with coffee and chat with friends!

Talking About Books: Nonfiction, June 13, 11-12 p.m.

Join in a book discussion about the book, The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel Brown. No commitment is required.

Life Size Games, June 13, 3 p.m.

Come play life size Candyland and Jenga and participate in a library-wide scavenger hunt! We have the games, you have the fun.

Teen Divergent Party, June 14, 1 p.m.

Get a temporary tattoo with the Dauntless, plant a flower with Amity, play truth or dare in Candor and much more!  Crafts, snacks, trivia, and the Divergent film all here at the library.

Bingo for Adults, June 14, 2-3 p.m.

Looking for something to do? How about a few games of Bingo?  Every second and fourth Wednesday month.

Mighty Girls Book Club, June 14, 2 p.m.

Love to read? Want to make a difference? Are you mighty? Join us for the book club with a strong heart and help change the world!  Ages 8 and up.

Movie, June 14, 2 p.m.

A koala impresario stages a gala singing competition in order to save his theater, and the contest attracts the attention of such musically inclined animals as a harried pig mom, a teenage gorilla, a shy elephant and a punk porcupine. Rated PG.

Air Force Woodwind Quintet Free Community Concert, June 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The Air Force Woodwind Quintet, based out of Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, VA, will offer this free community concert to inspire patriotism, to honor our veterans, and to represent those men and women who are currently deployed overseas.

Evening Book Talk, June 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

This month the group is discussing Secret Garden by Frances Hodges Burnett.

Aunt Vickey’s Reading Hour, June 15, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Join us as we present Aunt Vickey, in conjunction with Citizens TV, for an hour of stories and games.  Children present will be on CCTV the next month.

Drama in the Library, June 15, 2 p.m.

Join us for an hour of interactive, high energy, costume changes, creativity, and curveballs. Ages 11 and up.

Brick Blast, June 15, 4:30 p.m.

Enter the monthly challenge for the chance to win the Mystery MiniFig!  Duplos and Legos available for free play.  Open to all ages.

Father’s Day Craft, June 16, 2-3 p.m.

Make a gift for Father’s Day. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

The Aging Foot, June 16, 2-3 p.m.

Dr. Robert Schopf will discuss common foot and ankle injuries of the aging population and how to prevent and manage general foot conditions. Dr. Schopf offers a full spectrum of foot and ankle care including trauma, reconstruction, and limb salvage.

BookMarks:  RECYCLE • RECLAIM • RECREATE, June 17, all day

Stop by all day on Saturday and enjoy making a Cork Wind Spinners Craft. We have all the supplies for this craft.

PAWS To Read: Dog Edition, June 17, 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.

StoryVillage at Summer Solstice Festival, June 17, 1-3 p.m.

Join storytellers Joelle, Catherine and Shawanda and help create a magical world of interactive story adventures.

Dare Devil Dogs, June 19 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., June 20 at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Frisbee dog and trick dog entertainment show for all ages.

Great Decisions 2017, June 19, 3-5 p.m.

The Great Decisions program, which meets monthly, uses materials prepared by the Foreign Policy Association.  FPA develops background

information and policy options for 8 critical issues facing American.  This month’s topic is “Saudi Arabia in Transition.”

Candy Challenge, June 20, 2-3 p.m.

We invite you to celebrate National Candy Month by competing in our candy challenge.  Bring in a sampling of your favorite homemade candy to share and try the tasty treats the others bring!

Minute to Win It Games, June 20, 3-4

Play one-minute games and rack up points.  Scoop it up, stack attack, cookie face, junk in the trunk, and defy gravity.  Win prizes and glory!  Family event.  Kids of all ages welcome.

The Montgomery County Friends of the Library meeting, June 20, 3 p.m.