Posted November 14th, 2017 in Uncategorized
Just because The Big Read is over doesn’t mean that there isn’t a plethora of activities going on at your library.
Story time is held Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the main library and every other Wednesday at the Glade and Mendota branches. STEM programs, teen book club, crafternoons and more are happening around the system. You can check out the schedule here.
Did you know that when you check the upcoming events calendar on our website, you can filter it so that it only shows particular types of events or only events at your nearest library? Just click on Filter Events and make your choices. You can also tell what type of event a calendar entry is by the color coding. Kids and Teens events are blue. Classes are yellow, movies are red, etc.
The Glade Spring branch library holds an afternoon of Xbox gaming for teens on Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. Join us for some great games in the new teen center at that branch. It also has lots of video editing equipment for fun and school.
Lots of movies are upcoming, several of them are special for Thanksgiving. For example, the Damascus library has its senior movie Nov. 15 at noon. The main library shows “Yours, Mine and Ours: Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. “Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving” is shown at main at 11 a.m., Nov. 20 and “Free Birds” is shown at 11 a.m., Nov. 21.
There is a great series of Healthy Living events at the Glade Spring library. What’s For Dinner is Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. and Stress Management is Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. This series continues throughout December with plenty of tips for how to cope with holiday stress.
Be sure to join us Sunday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m., when Dr. Jennifer Murray visits the main library to talk about “What it Takes to be a Hero: American Soldiers and Commemorating the Vietnam War.” This is the last event in our celebration of veterans. The talk explores American soldiers in Vietnam, how they understood their experience and how we remember and commemorate those soldiers and the war itself. Dr. Murray is an assistant professor of history at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise.