Youth Programs

Science Scouts

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Explore the mysteries of the world through science! In this weekly program, we will discuss and perform hands on investigations of S.T.E.M.-related topics. This week, we will examine Colors in Motion with our chromatography theme. Register for this event online.

Story Time for Toddlers

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages 3 & Under


Story time will be fun with our painting theme! Come in for stories, songs, a craft. Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Preschoolers

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Ages 3½ - 5


Story time will be fun with our painting theme! Come in for stories, songs, a craft. Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Toddlers

Thursday, July 26th, 2018 
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages 3 & Under


Story time will be fun with our painting theme! Come in for stories, songs, a craft. Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Preschoolers

Thursday, July 26th, 2018 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Ages 3½ - 5


Story time will be fun with our painting theme! Come in for stories, songs, a craft. Siblings welcome.

Virtual Trip Through Paris

Friday, July 27th, 2018 
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages 8 & Up  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Take a virtual trip through Paris. Explore its attractions, music, and art. Afterwards sample classic French cheeses, seasoned with the famous "Herbes de Provence" that French chefs use everywhere. Finally, create a shimmery piece of French-inspired art. Register for this event online.

Studio 330

Saturday, July 28th, 2018 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Ages 9 - 18  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Join Front Royal artist, Michael Whited, in a class for budding young artists ages 9 to 18. Young artists will complete one work of art in each 1 1/2-hour session. The class emphasizes using basic shapes in drawings and painting, shading and shadowing techniques, and combining elements into a cohesive composition. Techniques may include using colored pencils, water colors, or acrylics. Register for this event online.

Trickster Tales with Anansi the Spider

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
All Ages 


How does a spider beat an elephant in a bout of tug-of-war?? You'll find out when Barefoot Puppets presents Trickster Tales! This 45-minute performance stars Anansi the Spider in two traditional folktales of the Beluba and Ashanti peoples. It's a high energy show with fun for all ages!

Science Scouts

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Explore the mysteries of the world through science! In this weekly program, we will discuss and perform hands on investigations of S.T.E.M.-related topics. This week, we'll discuss paper engineering and flight with our Greatest Paper Flying Machines theme. Register for this event online.

Story Time for Toddlers

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages 3 & Under


Our stories, songs, and craft will be about a summer favorite - picnics! Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Preschoolers

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Ages 3½ - 5


Our stories, songs, and craft will be about a summer favorite - picnics! Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Toddlers

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages 3 & Under


Our stories, songs, and craft will be about a summer favorite - picnics! Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Preschoolers

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Ages 3½ - 5


Our stories, songs, and craft will be about a summer favorite - picnics! Siblings welcome.

Journey to Israel

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages 7 & Up  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Israel. An ancient, yet modern country. We will learn about the varied geography of Israel animals that are native to Israel, and its history. Experience the language, the culture, and the food of this historic land and its people. Register for this event online.

Arthropod Adaptations

Friday, August 3rd, 2018 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Ages 6 & Up  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Explore arthropods in our backyards! Get up-close and hands-on with insect specimens to create food chains, build food webs, and examine interactions in ecosystems. Presented by the educators at Blandy Farms. Register for this event online.

Books & Barks

Saturday, August 4th, 2018 
10:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
Beginning Readers & Up  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Come to our extremely popular monthly program that gives developing readers the chance to read and relax with a trained therapy dog. Register for this event online.

Discuss This

Saturday, August 4th, 2018 
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages 12 & Up  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Are you inspired by good books, articles, movies, and art? Do you write, draw, or enjoy playing music? If so, join us as we discuss books and share our creations. This is a group for those who wish to talk seriously about a variety of topics. Refreshments will be provided. Register for this event online.

Monday Movie - A Wrinkle in Time

Monday, August 6th, 2018 
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages 5 & Up  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Enjoy a free movie provided by the library. Movie titles are geared towards a family audience with a variety of G and PG ratings. Popcorn available while supplies last! Register for this event online.

Time for Baby

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Ages 2 & Under


What do books, scarves, puppets, music and babies have in common? They are all part of Time for Baby. Join us as we use all of our senses to explore the world around us. This month, our theme will be, "Picnic!" Siblings welcome.

Science Scouts

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Explore the mysteries of the world through science! In this weekly program, we will discuss and perform hands on investigations of S.T.E.M.-related topics. This week, experience the Good Vibrations as we learn about sound! Register for this event online.

Story Time for Toddlers

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages 3 & Under


We're going to the zoo! What about you? Join us for stories, songs, and craft! Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Preschoolers

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Ages 3½ - 5


We're going to the zoo! What about you? Join us for stories, songs, and craft! Siblings welcome.

Future Einsteins Science Fair

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Children are invited to enter their science fair projects for the Future Einsteins Science Fair! Please visit the Youth Services Department for details. Register for this event online.

Story Time for Toddlers

Thursday, August 9th, 2018 
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages 3 & Under


We're going to the zoo! What about you? Join us for stories, songs, and craft! Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Preschoolers

Thursday, August 9th, 2018 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Ages 3½ - 5


We're going to the zoo! What about you? Join us for stories, songs, and craft! Siblings welcome.

The New Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Friday, August 10th, 2018 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
All Ages


Presented by Impressions Theatre. Tom and Huck team up to build a monument so they will be remembered forever. To do so, they travel the globe to steal pieces from the greatest examples of architecture in the world. Will their scheme succeed? Or will they learn important lessons about life, art and design to come up with something totally original?

Aspiring Artists

Saturday, August 11th, 2018 
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages 7 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Do you enjoy art? If so, please join us for our children's art class. Using the spectacular glass sculpture creations by renowned artist, Dale Chihuly, for inspiration, we will craft sculptures of beauty using recycled materials. Student artists will learn about Chihuly's work and design their own colorful pieces to display at home. Register for this event online.

Science Scouts

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Explore the mysteries of the world through science! In this weekly program, we will discuss and perform hands on investigations of S.T.E.M.-related topics. This week we'll be investigating centripetal force during our Around We Go club. Register for this event online.

Story Time for Toddlers

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages 3 & Under


I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream! Join us for stories, songs, and craft about this yummy treat! Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Preschoolers

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Ages 3½ - 5


I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream! Join us for stories, songs, and craft about this yummy treat! Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Toddlers

Thursday, August 16th, 2018 
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages 3 & Under


I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream! Join us for stories, songs, and craft about this yummy treat! Siblings welcome.

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