April 27 — May 7 ALL DAY
Mother’s Day is May 8! Stop by any time during our open hours to make a beautiful paper bouquet for someone special.
Wednesday, May 4 from 3:30 PM — 5:30 PM
Celebrate Star Wars Day at the Library. Come build your own BB-8 and complete Jedi training. Costumes are encouraged!
Friday, May 6 from Noon — 4:00 PM and Saturday, May 7 from 9:00 AM — Noon
Our basement is stuffed with gently used books for great prices! We have a variety of genres including Large Print and children’s books. All hardbacks $0.50, all paperback and children’s $0.25. Many books by popular authors. All proceeds will benefit the library.
Saturday, May 21 from 10:00 AM — Noon
Come build something awesome with our GIANT collection of Legos and we’ll display your creation at the library until the next meeting of the club!
Tuesday, May 31 at 7:00 PM at Dr. Ugs
The Virginia Community Book Club will be discussing The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty on Tuesday, May 31 at 7:00 PM at Dr. Ugs. Copies of the book are available to check out at the library.
***All library events are free and open to the public. You do not need a library card to participate.***
Wednesday, May 4
3:30 PM — 5:30 PM
Build your own BB-8!
Complete Jedi Training!
This event if for kids and families who are Star Wars fans. If you’re interested in volunteering to help with this event, please contact the library. Thanks!
We have some exciting events planned for early May!
May 4th: Star Wars Day (after school)
Come celebrate Star Wars at the library!
Keep an eye out for more details and May the Fourth be with you 😉
May 6th, 9AM-4PM and May 7th 9AM-NOON: Library Book Sale
Our basement is stuffed with gently used books for great prices! All proceeds will benefit the library. We have a variety of genres including Large Print and children’s books. All hardbacks $0.50, all paperback and children’s $0.25.
April 16, 10:00 AM — NOON
Lego Club is for boys and girls of all ages! Stop by on Saturday morning and build whatever you would like with our GIANT collection of Legos. We will display your amazing creation for the rest of the month. Like all library programs, Lego Club is free and you don’t need a library card to participate.
April 25, 7:00 PM at Dr. Ugs
Join the Virginia Community Book Club and discuss The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton.
(from the back cover) On a brisk autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman arrives in Amsterdam to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt. But her new home, while splendorous, is not welcoming. Johannes is kind yet distant, always locked in his study or at his warehouse office—leaving Nella alone with his sister, the sharp-tongued and forbidding Marin.
But Nella’s world changes when Johannes presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home. To furnish her gift, Nella engages the services of a miniaturist—an elusive and enigmatic artist whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in eerie and unexpected ways . . .
American Sniper by Chris Kyle is the next Big Library Read!
From March 17-31, you can download a copy to read on your e-reader, tablet, or computer with no waiting. Just follow the link below. You will need your library card number, and your PIN. If you do not know your PIN contact the library for help.
Download your copy of American Sniper HERE!
Big Library Read is a global eBook club where millions of readers from around the world can read the same book by borrowing through their library’s website.
The Library, along with other city offices, will be closed on Good Friday — March 25, 2016. We will be open from 9:00 AM to Noon on Saturday, March 26, as usual.
Due to Election Day, the Library’s board meeting has been moved to Wednesday, March 16th at 6:00 PM. As always, the public is welcome to attend.
March — it comes in like a lion, will it go out like a lamb?
Here at the library, we’re ready for spring! It can’t come fast enough. What about you? What part of March are you looking forward to the most?
Stop by the library to get pinch proof in time for St. Patrick’s Day!
We’ll have green crafts, green games, and green books!
10:00 AM — NOON
It’s Lego Club time! What will you build?
Spring crafts! Come celebrate spring (and Spring Break!) at the library.
Crafts for spring, crafts for Easter, all kinds of crafts!
Blind Date with a Book (and a chance to win a book!)
Don’t judge a book by its cover!
1)Choose one of the wrapped books from the display based on just a few details.
2) Don’t unwrap the book until you get home.
3) Inside every wrapped book is a short “Rate Your Date” form. Fill it out and return it to the library for a chance to win a new book by a popular author!
4) Try another blind date with a book!
Friday, February 12 1:00-3:00
Valentine’s Day Party
Come play, make, and read at the library!
We will have lots of Valentine games to play in the basement, and you can make a heart-shaped bird feeder for your feathered friends.
Saturday, February 20 10:00-11:45
Come build something awesome from Legos! This club is free and open to all ages.
Monday, February 29 7:00 PM (at Dr. Ugs)
Book Club is reading Gemini by Carol Cassella. Copies are available now!
Whatever your New Year’s resolutions were this year, I bet we have the perfect book to help you complete your goals. And if your New Year’s resolution was too read more books, than the library is definitely the place to be!
Check out these fun events to help you beat the winter blues this January!
January 13th 3:00 PM — 5:00 PM Appreciate a Dragon Day!
Join us for games, crafts, and stories about — you guessed it! — dragons.
January 16th 9:00 AM — 11:45 AM Lego Club
The weather outside is frightful, but Legos are always delightful!
January 25th 7:00 PM Book Club (meets at Dr. Ugs)
This month we are reading The Painter by Peter Heller. Copies are available now at the circulation desk!
TBA — All Ages (Grown ups too!) Game Day/Night at the Library!
I need some input on this one! Would you prefer a Wednesday afternoon/evening (3-6) or a Saturday morning (9-noon)? What are some of your favorite games? Please let me know in the comments or email me at vmpl @ casscomm . com.
I hope everyone’s New Year is off to a great start!