Summer Learning Challenge
May 12 – Aug 5
How would you like to win an all-expenses-paid trip for 4 to the Air & Space Museum in D.C., or one of many other exciting incentives? “Find Your Place in Time and Space” with a reading challenge, activities and events all summer long! Pick up your events calendar at any library location and get ready to launch into summer!
Fri, May 19, 6-9pm, Central Academy Middle School
Launch the Summer Learning Challenge with a full evening of fun for the whole family! Enjoy the Moon Bounce, face painting, balloon art, airbrush tattoos, Galactic Obstacle Course, and photo ops with a rocket ship. Food available onsite so no need to make dinner. After the festivities, stay to watch “Space Jam” on the big outdoor screen. In partnership with Botetourt County Parks & Recreation.
Movie: The Martian (PG-13)
Tue, May 16, 11am-1pm, Eagle Rock Library
Wed, May 17, 11am-1pm, Blue Ridge Library
Thu, May 18, 11am-1pm, Buchanan Library
Fri, May 19, 11am-1pm, Fincastle Library
An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assumes him dead, and he must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive and survive until a potential rescue. Recommended for teens and adults.
Space Art: DIY Galaxy Shirts
Thu, May 25, 2:30-3:30pm, Fincastle Library
Thu, May 25, 3-4pm, Blue Ridge Library
Fri, May 26, 2:30-3:30pm, Buchanan and Eagle Rock Libraries
Turn a black shirt into a stunning galaxy design with bleach and colors. Recommended for ages 6-11. Shirts and supplies provided. Space is limited, registration required. Call 540-928-2900 or contact your local branch to register.
Movie: Aliens vs. Monsters (PG)
Wed, May 31, 2-4pm, Blue Ridge Library
Thu, Jun 1, 2-4pm, Fincastle Library
Fri, Jun 2, 2:30-4:30pm, Buchanan and Eagle Rock Libraries
A woman transformed into a giant after she is struck by a meteorite on her wedding day becomes part of a team of monsters sent in by the U.S. government to defeat an alien mastermind trying to take over Earth. Recommended for families.
Friends of the Library Used Book Sale
Blue Ridge Library
Thu, May 18, 5-8pm; Fri, May 19, 10am-5pm; Sat, May 20, 10am-1:30pm
Build your personal book collection with these great deals! All proceeds benefit library programs and projects.
Libraries Closed for Memorial Day
All library branches will be closed for the Memorial Day weekend – Sat, May 27 – Mon, May 29.
See our calendar at BOCOLibraries.info for more great events.