Thu, July 13, 6-7pm, Buchanan Library
Your Uncle Jimmy has seen one, but NASA can’t find a trace. Learn about the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, the Fermi Paradox, and the challenges of interstellar travel (plus some special tips for citizen research) with astronomer Josh Urban. Recommended for adults and teens 14+.
Space Art: Nebula Jar
Thu, July 6, 2:30-3:30pm, Fincastle Library
Thu, July 6, 3-4pm, Blue Ridge Library
Fri, July 7, 2:30-3:30pm, Buchanan and Eagle Rock Libraries
Use cotton balls, paint and a mason jar to capture the essence of the galaxy. Supplies provided.
Little Critters Petting Zoo
Mon, July 10, 10-11am, Eagle Rock Library
Mon, July 10, 4-5pm, Fincastle Library
Tue, July 11, 4-5pm, Fincastle Library
Wed, July 12, 4-5pm, Blue Ridge Library
Bring the family to see, touch, and learn about a wide range of animals, including sheep, miniature horses and donkeys, chickens, rabbits, pygmy goats, llamas and alpacas!
Mad Libs Live!
Mon, July 10, 10-11am, Buchanan Library
Mon, July 10, 12:30-1:30pm, Blue Ridge Library
An acting experience with a twist, in the spirit of the “World’s Greatest Word Game,” our gang fills in the blanks with words from the audience! This truly interactive musical changes at every performance. Recommended for families.
Fri, July 21, 8:30pm, Blue Ridge Park
On this evening, the crescent moon will be ideally situated along with a bright crescent Venus. Astronomy can seem daunting for beginners, but stargazing doesn’t have to be hard. Members of Roanoke Valley Astronomical Society will be onsite with a variety of telescopes to try out and to teach you how to identify planets, star clusters, and constellations during the summer months. Recommended for all ages.
Movie: Space Chimps (G)
Thu, July 27, 2-4pm, Blue Ridge & Fincastle Libraries
Fri, July 28, 2:30-3:30pm, Buchanan & Eagle Rock Libraries
Three chimps who are sent into space to explore the possibility of alien life when an unmanned space shuttle crash lands on an uncharted planet. Recommended for all ages.
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.
Summer Learning Challenge: Find Your Place in Time and Space
Through Aug. 5
Earn brag tags and tickets for amazing prizes with this reading challenge, activities and events all summer long! Pick up your events calendar at any library location and get ready to launch into summer!
Books & Ice Cream Party
Fri, Aug. 4, 3-4pm, all branches
Anyone who participated in the online reading challenge in Beanstack can pick out a free book and earn their completion badge, plus get free ice cream to celebrate!
See our calendar at BOCOLibraries.info for more great events.