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Every library branch offers free notary services! Staff notaries have varied availability, so please make an appointment ahead of time. Bring with you: unsigned paperwork; anyone else who needs to sign it; your current, valid photo ID; and a witness(es), if required.
Libraries Closed: Columbus Day
All branches will be closed from Sat., Oct 7 – Mon., Oct 9.
Sat, Oct 28, 6-9pm, Troutville Town Park (or YMCA if bad weather)
Great for families! Enjoy spooky stories, bounce house, Halloween games, face painting, pumpkin painting, and more. Food trucks will be onsite, and school-age children get free hot dogs and hamburgers from Kiwanis Club of Botetourt. Kid-friendly storytelling begins at 6:00pm, with Victoria Town, Joelle Shenk, and Al Chewing. At 8:00pm, Kim Weitkamp will tell extra-scary stories for adults (if you let the kids stay, you have been warned).
Thu, Oct 5, 6-7pm, Fincastle
Join Josh Walton from Valley Medicare Solutions to learn basic strategies for how to budget, save, reduce debt, manage credit, invest well, and protect your financial future.
Wed, Oct 11, 6-7pm, Blue Ridge
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.
Thu, Oct 12, 11am-12pm, Eagle Rock
Join this fun social activity! Provided in partnership with Botetourt County Parks & Recreation. Recommended for seniors.
Your Historic Property and How to Save It
Thu, Oct 12, 4-5pm, Fincastle
Do you have a historic house, barn, or other structure? Mike Pulice from the Department of Historic Resources will discuss how property owners can preserve structures, what resources are available, incentives for preservation, and how to begin the process.
Life of Sorrow: The Life and Times of Carter Stanley
Thu, Oct 19, 6-7pm, Eagle Rock
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.
Wings of Fire
Fri, Oct 6, 3-4pm, Buchanan
Enjoy trivia and activities from this popular children’s book series. Longtime fans and newbies welcome! Recommended for ages 9-13. Call 540-928-3005 to register.
Tuesdays – Blue Ridge
Wednesdays – Eagle Rock
Thursdays – Fincastle
Fridays – Buchanan
Improve literacy, motor skills, and school readiness through books, songs, and tactile activities. Recommended for preschoolers.
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.
Thu, Oct 5 & 19, 4:30-5:30pm, Eagle Rock & Fincastle
Tue, Oct 10 & 24, 4:30-5:30pm, Buchanan
Mon, Oct 16 & 30, 4:30-5:30pm, Blue Ridge
Tweens/teens meet twice each month for socializing and fun activities, such as crafts and escape rooms. Recommended for ages 13-17. Call 540-928-2800 to register.
Tuesdays 10:30am-12pm (adults) and 4-5:30pm (teens), Eagle Rock
Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm (teens), Blue Ridge
Learn and improve your chess game. Call 540-928-2900 to register.