Events

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

Story Time for Preschoolers

Thursday, January 9th, 2020 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Ages 3½ - 5


We’ll have a fuzzy, furry, fun story time with our Favorite Bears! Bring your favorite bear to the library to share the stories, songs, and craft! Siblings welcome.

Art by Carmine

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


Art by Carmine is a special needs art discovery program. Participants will observe Carmine the dog as he paints, then have the opportunity to paint wooden stars. Young people will have the opportunity to share their thoughts about dogs, stars, and their art during a story circle. Participants should have a caregiver or attendant present in the program. Register for this event online.

Cupcake Wars

Saturday, January 11th, 2020 
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages 12 & Up  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Can you judge a book by its cover? How about a cupcake? Can you tell what is in it by looking? Come make cupcakes with unusual ingredients, decorate pre-made cupcakes, and taste all of them. (This program will involve dairy products, eggs, meat, and gluten.) Register for this event online.

GED Class

Tuesday, January 14th, 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.

English as a Second Language | Inglés como segundo idioma

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 | Martes, 14 de enero 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.

Novel Ideas

Tuesday, January 14th, 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 Alaska, the last frontier. Register for this event online.

Story Time for Toddlers

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


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.

Story Time for Preschoolers

Wednesday, January 15th, 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.

GED Class

Thursday, January 16th, 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.

English as a Second Language | Inglés como segundo idioma

Thursday, January 16th, 2020 | Jueves, 16 de enero 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.

Story Time for Toddlers

Thursday, January 16th, 2020 
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages 3 & Under


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.

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!

English as a Second Language | Inglés como segundo idioma

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 | Martes, 21 de enero 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, January 21st, 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.

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.

Crochet Group

Wednesday, January 22nd, 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, 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.

English as a Second Language | Inglés como segundo idioma

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 | Jueves, 23 de enero 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, January 23rd, 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.

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.

GED Class

Tuesday, January 28th, 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.

English as a Second Language | Inglés como segundo idioma

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 | Martes, 28 de enero 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.

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.

GED Class

Thursday, January 30th, 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.

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