Events

Printable Youth Events Schedule: January/February 2020 (PDF)     March/April 2020 (PDF)

Chess & More

Saturday, March 14th, 2020 
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages 6 & Up  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Meet other kids and teens who enjoy the challenge of a good chess, checkers, or other board game. Bring your favorite game with you. Register for this event online.

English as a Second Language | Inglés como segundo idioma

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 | Martes, 17 de marzo de 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Learning English will give you more opportunities, open new doors, and give you a better quality of life. Don’t miss this opportunity. It is completely free. | Aprendiendo inglés le dará más oportunidades, abrir nuevas puertas y darle una mejor calidad de vida. No te pierdas esta oportunidad. Es completamente gratis.

GED Class

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Free GED test preparation classes are held at the library each week (except on school holidays or closings). For more information and to sign up, visit needmyged.org or call 1.800.435.5945.

What the Tech!

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Having trouble with your electronics? Don't worry! Come into What the Tech and we can help you! Phones, tablets, e-readers, and anything else you need help with! Just check at the Adult Reference Desk for available times every Tuesday - 540.635.3153 ext. 105.

Novel Ideas

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


This month, our activities and discussions will be centered on The Wizard of Oz, and Scarecrow will be the featured character this week. “If I only had a brain.” Register for this event online.

Books & Beyond

Wednesday, March 18th. 2020
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


New members of all ages are always welcome to the library's book club! This month's book is Never Stop Walking: A Memoir of Finding Home Across the World by Christina Rickardsson.

Story Time for Toddlers

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages 3 & Under


Our stories, songs, and craft this week will be about friends! Come to story time and see your friends, and look for new friends to meet! Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Preschoolers

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Ages 3½ - 5


Our stories, songs, and craft this week will be about friends! Come to story time and see your friends, and look for new friends to meet! Siblings welcome.

Mystery in the Library

Saturday, March 28th, 2020 
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages 12 - 18  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


A well-known historical character has disappeared from the library. Favorite book characters who were there at the time are all suspect. Teens are invited to dress up as popular book characters, and enjoy snacks as they mingle, talk, listen, and discover clues to solve the mystery. Register for this event online.

The Village Greened: The Clancy Brothers, Irish Music & the Greenwich Village Folk Revival

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Join us for a special presentation incorporating a mixture of lecture and song performances telling the story of three young Irishmen - Paddy, Tom and Liam Clancy -who emigrated to the United States in the 1950's. Christopher Shannon, Associate Professor and Chair of the History Department at Christendom College will share how these three poor struggling actors went from drinking and singing old Irish songs for their own amusement to appearing on the Ed Sullivan Show and performing at Carnegie Hall. The three were instrumental in starting the revival of traditional Irish music in the bohemian literacy circles of New York's Greenwich Village during the 1950's and 1960's, eventually producing the likes of the Chieftans and Riverdance. Register for this event online.

Genealogy Nuts! Shake Your Family Tree

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Join us at the library for a workshop for beginner to advanced genealogists. Discover your family roots with a team of genealogists who together have researched more than 50,000 names!

English as a Second Language | Inglés como segundo idioma

Thursday, March 19th, 2020 | Jueves, 19 de marzo de 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Learning English will give you more opportunities, open new doors, and give you a better quality of life. Don’t miss this opportunity. It is completely free. | Aprendiendo inglés le dará más oportunidades, abrir nuevas puertas y darle una mejor calidad de vida. No te pierdas esta oportunidad. Es completamente gratis.

GED Class

Thursday, March 19th, 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Free GED test preparation classes are held at the library each week (except on school holidays or closings). For more information and to sign up, visit needmyged.org or call 1.800.435.5945.

What the Tech!

Thursday, March 19th, 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Having trouble with your electronics? Don't worry! Come into What the Tech and we can help you! Phones, tablets, e-readers, and anything else you need help with! Just check at the Adult Reference Desk for available times every Thursday - 540.635.3153 ext. 105.

Story Time for Toddlers

Thursday, March 19th, 2020 
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages 3 & Under


Our stories, songs, and craft this week will be about friends! Come to story time and see your friends, and look for new friends to meet! Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Preschoolers

Thursday, March 19th, 2020 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Ages 3½ - 5


Our stories, songs, and craft this week will be about friends! Come to story time and see your friends, and look for new friends to meet! Siblings welcome.

Emergency Preparedness for Early Childhood Providers

Saturday, March 21st, 2020 
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


A little over a year ago, Virginia began requiring child care programs to develop emergency preparedness plans. Now, it is time to evaluate our plans, discuss what works and what doesn’t, and update our plans. We believe that with the proper training and resources the suffering of people affected by disasters can be reduced or possibly prevented. Resilient communities must have preparation, relief, and recovery systems in place to ensure that children are safe and families can return to their jobs. As childcare providers, we serve as a resilience hub in the community. The goal of this training program is to increase the capacity of both center-based and home-based child care providers to prepare for, and respond effectively, in the event of emergencies and natural disasters.

This four-hour free training is perfect for family child care providers, center owners and administrators. Feel free to bring your program's emergency preparedness plans. You can make updates as we go through the material. New requirement this year: Any free training that does not have a minimum of 10 registrants must be cancelled. Also, all programs are limited to 2 individuals per class.

Register for this event online. Questions? Contact Donna Wilson-Peal at 540.373.3275 or .

Studio 330

Saturday, March 21st, 2020 
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.

World of Lego

Saturday, March 21st, 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.

English as a Second Language | Inglés como segundo idioma

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 | Martes, 24 de marzo de 2020
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Learning English will give you more opportunities, open new doors, and give you a better quality of life. Don’t miss this opportunity. It is completely free. | Aprendiendo inglés le dará más oportunidades, abrir nuevas puertas y darle una mejor calidad de vida. No te pierdas esta oportunidad. Es completamente gratis.

GED Class

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Free GED test preparation classes are held at the library each week (except on school holidays or closings). For more information and to sign up, visit needmyged.org or call 1.800.435.5945.

What the Tech!

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Having trouble with your electronics? Don't worry! Come into What the Tech and we can help you! Phones, tablets, e-readers, and anything else you need help with! Just check at the Adult Reference Desk for available times every Tuesday - 540.635.3153 ext. 105.

Novel Ideas

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


This month, our activities and discussions will be centered on The Wizard of Oz, and Tin Man will be the featured character this week. “Now I know I’ve got a heart because it is breaking.” Register for this event online.

Crochet Group

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


We invite you to come out and learn how to crochet or share your talents. The group will meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. All ability levels welcome.

Story Time for Toddlers

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages 3 & Under


Hear ye! Hear ye! Our stories, songs, and craft this week will be about castles! Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Preschoolers

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Ages 3½ - 5


Hear ye! Hear ye! Our stories, songs, and craft this week will be about castles! Siblings welcome.

English as a Second Language | Inglés como segundo idioma

Thursday, March 26th, 2020 | Jueves, 26 de marzo de 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Learning English will give you more opportunities, open new doors, and give you a better quality of life. Don’t miss this opportunity. It is completely free. | Aprendiendo inglés le dará más oportunidades, abrir nuevas puertas y darle una mejor calidad de vida. No te pierdas esta oportunidad. Es completamente gratis.

GED Class

Thursday, March 26th, 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Free GED test preparation classes are held at the library each week (except on school holidays or closings). For more information and to sign up, visit needmyged.org or call 1.800.435.5945.

What the Tech!

Thursday, March 26th, 2020 
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Having trouble with your electronics? Don't worry! Come into What the Tech and we can help you! Phones, tablets, e-readers, and anything else you need help with! Just check at the Adult Reference Desk for available times every Thursday - 540.635.3153 ext. 105.

Story Time for Toddlers

Thursday, March 26th, 2020 
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages 3 & Under


Hear ye! Hear ye! Our stories, songs, and craft this week will be about castles! Siblings welcome.

Story Time for Preschoolers

Thursday, March 26th, 2020 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Ages 3½ - 5


Hear ye! Hear ye! Our stories, songs, and craft this week will be about castles! Siblings welcome.

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