UPCOMING LIBRARY EVENTS:
Tip of the Week
“Have I already read that?” If you save your checkout history, then you won’t have to wonder anymore! Ask a staff member to opt you in to this service, or go to your online account > Set loan history > Show loan history. Your checkout history will start tracking from the day you opt in (it can’t retrieve anything before that).
Change your mind? Opt out, and it will go away! Only you can see the list of your past checkouts via your online account; it is not available to library staff. Ask us if you need help.
Meet a British Soldier: Revolutionary War Re-enactor
Sat, Sept. 9, 11am-12pm, Blue Ridge
Tue, Sept. 12, 6-7pm, Fincastle
Historical interpreter Jeff Briggs will appear in historically accurate attire and the persona of a British soldier. He will discuss how he enlisted into the British Army and talk about his service. Audience members can ask him questions about the life of an infantryman and about items on display.
Sat, Sept. 9, 11am-12pm, Buchanan
Learn about beekeeping, products made by bees, and the important role bees play as pollinators in gardens and agriculture. Presented by Julie Baker of Blue Hive Apiary.
Affordable Care Act
Thu, Sept. 14, 4-5pm, Buchanan
Learn about different benefits and how to enroll in programs like the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, and Medicare. Presented by Lois Caliri, Virginia Certified Health Insurance Navigator
Wed, Sept. 13, 1-2pm, Blue Ridge
Learn about hydroponics: what it is, different systems, how to set up a system at home, and how to maintain plants. Presented by Brian Ellis of Old Hallow Road Farms.
Sat, Sept. 16, 10:30-11:30am, Buchanan
Learn what hospice is and is not, the signs that indicate need for hospice care, and resources available to patients and their families. Presented by Danielle Alexander of Good Samaritan Hospice.
Life of Sorrow: The Life and Times of Carter Stanley
Thu, Sept. 21, 6-7pm, Blue Ridge
Gary Reid will present a one-man performance with storytelling and music to bring to the life the saga of an Appalachian mountain music treasure.
Kids Activity Club
Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm, Fincastle
Fridays, 3:30-4:30pm, Buchanan (Art Club)
Fridays, 2:30-3:30pm, Eagle Rock
Fridays, 3-4pm, Blue Ridge (How to Draw)
Dive into arts, crafts, and fun activities with a weekly theme! Recommended for ages 6-11.
Tuesdays – Blue Ridge Library
Wednesdays – Eagle Rock Library
Thursdays – Fincastle Library
Fridays – Buchanan Library
Improve literacy, motor skills, and school readiness through books, songs, and tactile activities. Activities follow our summer theme of space and time. Recommended for preschoolers.
Thu, Sept. 7 & 21, 4:30-5:30pm, Eagle Rock & Fincastle
Tue, Sept. 12 & 26, 4:30-5:30pm, Buchanan
Mon, Sept. 18, 4:30-5:30pm, Blue Ridge
Tweens/teens meet twice each month for socializing and fun activities, such as crafts and escape rooms. Space is limited; call 540-928-2900 to register.
Youth Chess Club
Tue, Sept. 12, 19 & 20, 4-5:30pm, Eagle Rock
Learn and improve your chess game. For tweens/teens. Registration required, call 540-928-2800.
Find even more events at BOCOLibraries.info.