Books & Ice Cream Party
Fri, Aug. 4, 3-4pm, all branches
Anyone who participated in this summer’s online reading challenge in Beanstack can pick out a free book and earn their completion badge, plus get free ice cream to celebrate!
Improv with Mill Mountain Theatre
Thu, Aug. 17, 4pm, Fincastle Library
Improv is acting and reacting in the moment. Learn how to collaborate and make confident choices. Recommended for tweens/teens.
Thu, Aug. 17, 5-7pm, Buchanan Bujinkan Dojo (beside Buchanan Library)
Botetourt Sheriff’s Deputy and martial arts instructor Joseph Rae will teach situational awareness and basic self-defense techniques. Wear comfortable clothing/shoes and bring water. Ages 14+; participants under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Program offered by Botetourt County Parks & Recreation. Class size is limited, go to botetourtva.gov/823/fitness-classes to register.
August 21-25, normal library hours, Blue Ridge Library
Find your next favorite puzzle for 50 cents! Proceeds will benefit library programs and projects through the Friends of the Blue Ridge Library.
BOCO Eclectic Readers
Thu, Aug. 24, 11am-12pm, Eagle Rock Library
Join a book discussion of “As Bright as Heaven” by Susan Meissner, a novel about love, loss, and family during the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918. Coffee provided.
Every Tuesday 10:30-11:30am, Fincastle Library
Every Thursday 10:30-11:30am, Blue Ridge Library
Bring your toddler to a special play space so they can explore with educational and soft play toys, as well as interact with other toddlers.
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.
Arts & Crafts: Fridays 2:30-3:30pm, Eagle Rock Library
How to Draw: Fridays 3-4pm, Blue Ridge Library
Art Club: Fridays 3:30-4:30pm, Buchanan Library
Get creative with various artistic activities! Recommended for ages 6-11.
Mondays in August, Eagle Rock Library
Tuesdays in August, Blue Ridge Library
Join Humankind’s Chris Becke for presentations with lots of hands-on practice. Laptops provided or bring your own. Registration required, class size limited to 6. Call 540-928-2900 to register.
Yoga for Beginners
Tuesdays 10-11am, Eagle Rock Library
Yoga instructor Kathy Austin guides attendees through gentle yoga stretches. This program is offered in partnership with Botetourt County Parks & Recreation. Class size is limited, call 540-928-2800 to register.
See the calendar at BOCOLibraries.info for more great events.