June Events @ Your Library (Summer Reading Kick-off!)

June is the start of a very busy summer here at the library! We hope you’re ready for it!Read for the Win!It all starts Saturday, June 4 at 9:00 AM. While you’re in town for the Virginia BBQ, be sure to stop by the library. You can register for summer reading and meet real, live superheroes!

Can’t make it in? No worries, you can register any time throughout the summer.  Track the time you spend reading each week, and if you meet your goals, you earn a prize from one of our generous local businesses.

Let me tell you, there are some awesome prizes this year!

You can also shop for deals at our book sale on Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4.Library Book Sale (3)

 

New Program! We are very excited to announce that the library will be partnering with Rexroat Prairie this summer to offer “Storytime at the Cabins.” We’ll be reading pioneer stories at the cabins on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of June and July at 1:00 PM. Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to visit the historic cabins!Storytime at the Cabins

We have so many events for June, they won’t all fit into one post! I’ll try to add weekly updates with the details of what’s going on, but here’s the gist of the plan. Summer reading will be two days a week this year, on Wednesdays and on Fridays at 2:00 PM. Wednesdays we will have a craft based on a popular board game. These crafts will be best for ages 3-10. Fridays we’ll have a fun game or activity. Some of these activities will be for all ages and some will be geared toward slightly older kids (8+).

Keep an eye out for the weekly updates!

And let me know if you’re reading them 😉

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May Events @ Your Library

April 27 — May 7 ALL DAY

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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

Star Wars

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

Library Book Sale (2)

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 — NoonLego Club Logo

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

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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.***

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May the Fourth Be With You!

Star Wars

Wednesday, May 4

3:30 PM — 5:30 PM

Build your own BB-8!

Complete Jedi Training!

Costumes encouraged!

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!

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Mark Your Calendars!

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.

 

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April Events @ Your Library

April 16, 10:00 AM — NOON

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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 BurtonUntitled design (4)

(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 . . .

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Big Library Read!

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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.

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March Events @ Your Library

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?

March 12

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!

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March 19

10:00 AM — NOON

Lego Club Logo

It’s Lego Club time! What will you build?

March 22-23

ALL DAY

Spring crafts! Come celebrate spring (and Spring Break!) at the library.

Crafts for spring, crafts for Easter, all kinds of crafts!

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February Events @ Your Library

February 1-29

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!

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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.

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Saturday, February 20 10:00-11:45

Come build something awesome from Legos! This club is free and open to all ages.

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Monday, February 29 7:00 PM (at Dr. Ugs)

Book Club is reading Gemini by Carol Cassella. Copies are available now!

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