Youth Programs

Printable Youth Events Schedule: November/December 2019 (PDF)

Story Time for Preschoolers

Thursday, January 16th, 2020 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Ages 3½ - 5


Get ready for a belly laugh! This week, Miss Pattie will read Funny Stories. We’ll have a craft, songs, and finger plays, also. Siblings welcome.

Kooky Chefs: Alaska

Saturday, January 18th, 2020 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Ages 8 & Up  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


What do people eat in the snowy, frozen state of Alaska? Come to Kooky Chefs to find out and help prepare some Alaskan dishes. Register for this event online.

Open a Book Puppet Show

Saturday, January 18th, 2020 
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
All Ages 


The award-winning team at Rainbow Puppets has created a new musical review that shares the joy of reading through music, dance, puppetry, and story-telling. It's a travelling early reading program designed around our new children's book. And thanks to a very generous grant from Optima Health, each child will receive a storybook, created especially for this production that re-tells many of the highlights of the program. Students can relive and re-tell the stories to their families. The whole family is invited to this joyful celebration of reading!

Novel Ideas

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Children will explore popular books and book series through S.T.E.M. activities, games, food, and more! Based on books about Balto, this week we’ll learn about the excitement of dog sledding! Register for this event online.

Story Time for Toddlers

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages 3 & Under


What’s in Outer Space? Our stories, songs, and craft will highlight planets, stars, and the other amazing things to be discovered. Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Preschoolers

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Ages 3½ - 5


What’s in Outer Space? Our stories, songs, and craft will highlight planets, stars, and the other amazing things to be discovered. Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Toddlers

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages 3 & Under


What’s in Outer Space? Our stories, songs, and craft will highlight planets, stars, and the other amazing things to be discovered. Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Preschoolers

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Ages 3½ - 5


What’s in Outer Space? Our stories, songs, and craft will highlight planets, stars, and the other amazing things to be discovered. Siblings welcome.

Goldilocks & the Three Bears: A Story Ballet

Saturday, January 25th, 2020 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
All Ages 


Join us in a celebration of classic literature through dance! The whole family will enjoy this ballet performance, presented by the Northern Virginia Academy of Ballet.

Aspiring Artists

Saturday, January 25th, 2020 
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Ages 7 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Do you enjoy art? If so, please join us for our children’s art class. Using the classic scissor cutting art of Scherenschnitte, we will make silhouettes in a nature scape background of the artist’s choice. Register for this event online.

Novel Ideas

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Children will explore popular books and book series through S.T.E.M. activities, games, food, and more! Based on books about Balto, we will discuss how sicknesses and diseases spread. Register for this event online.

Story Time for Toddlers

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages 3 & Under


Puppies are cuddly! Puppies are cute! Our stories, songs, and craft will be about our friends, the puppies! Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Preschoolers

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Ages 3½ - 5


Puppies are cuddly! Puppies are cute! Our stories, songs, and craft will be about our friends, the puppies! Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Toddlers

Thursday, January 30th, 2020 
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages 3 & Under


Puppies are cuddly! Puppies are cute! Our stories, songs, and craft will be about our friends, the puppies! Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Preschoolers

Thursday, January 30th, 2020 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Ages 3½ - 5


Puppies are cuddly! Puppies are cute! Our stories, songs, and craft will be about our friends, the puppies! Siblings welcome.

Books & Barks

Saturday, February 1st, 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 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 by clicking on your preferred time slot - 10:00 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.; 11:00 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.

World of Lego

Saturday, February 1st, 2020 
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages 5 & Up  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Come explore all the amazing things you can do with Legos. This month, we will be working with edible building blocks! Register for this event online.

Time for Baby

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 
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. Love will be the theme this month. Siblings welcome.

Novel Ideas

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Children will explore popular books and book series through S.T.E.M. activities, games, food, and more! After reading a winter story, we will discuss what hibernation is, and what animals hibernate. Register for this event online.

Story Time for Toddlers

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages 3 & Under


What’s white, fluffy and cold, and fun to play in? Snow! We’ll have some great stories, songs, and a craft about this chilly weather form. Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Preschoolers

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Ages 3½ - 5


What’s white, fluffy and cold, and fun to play in? Snow! We’ll have some great stories, songs, and a craft about this chilly weather form. Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Toddlers

Thursday, February 6th, 2020 
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages 3 & Under


What’s white, fluffy and cold, and fun to play in? Snow! We’ll have some great stories, songs, and a craft about this chilly weather form. Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Preschoolers

Thursday, February 6th, 2020 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Ages 3½ - 5


What’s white, fluffy and cold, and fun to play in? Snow! We’ll have some great stories, songs, and a craft about this chilly weather form. Siblings welcome.

Nutty Cracker Tea & Suites

Saturday, February 8th, 2020 
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
All Ages


Bring the whole family in for an amusing dance performance presented by Front Royal Dance Studio's Connect the Dots Dance Ensemble. During "Nutty Cracker Tea and Suites," everyone will be entertained.

Novel Ideas

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Children will explore popular books and book series through S.T.E.M. activities, games, food, and more! After reading a special winter story, we will enjoy activities in celebration of St. Valentine’s Day. Register for this event online.

Story Time for Toddlers

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages 3 & Under


In honor of Valentine’s Day, the theme of our stories, songs, and craft will be, “Be Mine.” Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Preschoolers

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Ages 3½ - 5


In honor of Valentine’s Day, the theme of our stories, songs, and craft will be, “Be Mine.” Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Toddlers

Thursday, February 13th, 2020 
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages 3 & Under


In honor of Valentine’s Day, the theme of our stories, songs, and craft will be, “Be Mine.” Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Preschoolers

Thursday, February 13th, 2020 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Ages 3½ - 5


In honor of Valentine’s Day, the theme of our stories, songs, and craft will be, “Be Mine.” Siblings welcome.

Discuss This

Saturday, February 15th, 2020 
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.

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