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DASH for the STASH @ Your Library
DASH for the STASH @ Your Library
Friday, Apr. 1, DASH for the STASH @
All Locations
Stop by any BPLS Library between April 1st and May 15th to enter for your chance at $1,000 to put towards an IRA (Individual Retirement Account). 
 
And Remember... APRIL IS MONEY SMART MONTH!
 
 
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Stewartsville Library
10:30 AM
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Stewartsville Library
Friday, Apr. 1, 10:30 AMRock-A-Bye Reader @
Stewartsville Library
A lapsit program for babies ages 0-36 months. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.
Friday Films- Cinderella @ Big Island Library
3:00-4:30
Friday Films- Cinderella @ Big Island Library
Friday, Apr. 1, 3:00-4:30Friday Films- Cinder
Big Island Library

Join us at the Big Island Library on the 1st Friday of the month from 3:00-4:30 for the movie of the month. This month we will be watching Cinderella (PG)....read more

Teen Night @Montvale Library
5pm
 Teen Night @Montvale Library
Friday, Apr. 1, 5pm
Montvale Library
2 hours of Kinect gaming, board games, snacks, pizza, and socializing!  Meet your friends in Montvale and enjoy teen activities from 5-7pm.
1st F...read more
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Blue Ridge Fiber Gathering
1:00
 Blue Ridge Fiber Gathering
Saturday, Apr. 2, 1:00Blue Ridge Fiber Gat
Stewartsville Library
Teens and adults: join us for an afternoon of knitting, crocheting, spinning and weaving between 1:00 and 3:00 (usually) the first Saturday of each month.  Whether a beginner or a pro come learn a new skill or share your skills and talents with others while enjoying the company of other fiber e...read more
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Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
10:15 AM
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
Monday, Apr. 4, 10:15 AMRock-A-Bye Reader @
Forest Library
A lapsit program for babies ages 0-21 months. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Moneta/SML Library
10:30 AM
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Moneta/SML Library
Monday, Apr. 4, 10:30 AMRock-A-Bye Reader @
Moneta/Smith Mountain Lake Library
A lapsit program for babies ages 0-36 months. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Big Island Library
10:30 AM
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Big Island Library
Monday, Apr. 4, 10:30 AMRock-A-Bye Reader @
Big Island Library
A lapsit program for babies ages 0-36 months. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.
Books 4 Fun @ Stewartsville Library
10:30 AM
Books 4 Fun @ Stewartsville Library
Monday, Apr. 4, 10:30 AM
Stewartsville Library
Books 4 Fun is a preschool program for ages 3-5. The Winter/Spring session is all about nighttime! Your child will enjoy music, rhymes, stories, crafts, and opportunities to engage in creative play.
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
11:15 AM
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
Monday, Apr. 4, 11:15 AMRock-A-Bye Reader @
Forest Library
A lapsit program for babies ages 21 months - 3 years old. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.
Stichin’ Chicks @ Montvale Library
2pm
Stichin’ Chicks @ Montvale Library
Monday, Apr. 4, 2pm
Montvale Library

Every Monday at 2pm (except holidays)
Bring your projects and knit or crochet with us.  Come and learn with us!
No experience necessary.  New members always welcome!

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Snapshot VA Day @ Montvale Library
Snapshot VA Day @ Montvale Library
Tuesday, Apr. 5,
Montvale Library

Libraries all over Virginia will hold a “Snapshot Day” in April, to collect information and photos that illustrate the impact that Virginia libraries make in their communities on a typical day. The goal of Snapshot Day is to collect customer comments and photos to show how essential ...read more

Books 4 Fun @ Forest Library!
10:30 am
 Books 4 Fun @ Forest Library!
Tuesday, Apr. 5, 10:30 amBooks 4 Fun @ Forest
Forest Library
Books 4 Fun is a preschool program for ages 3-5. Your child will enjoy music, rhymes, stories, crafts, and opportunities to engage in creative play.
Books 4 Fun @ Moneta/SML Library
10:30 AM
Books 4 Fun @ Moneta/SML Library
Tuesday, Apr. 5, 10:30 AM
Moneta/Smith Mountain Lake Library
Books 4 Fun is a preschool program for ages 3-5. The Winter/Spring session is all about nighttime! Your child will enjoy music, rhymes, stories, crafts, and opportunities to engage in creative play.
Krazy For Color at Stewartsville
10:30-12:00
Krazy For Color at Stewartsville
Tuesday, Apr. 5, 10:30-12:00Krazy For Color at S
Stewartsville Library
An adult coloring group at the Stewartsville Library. We meet every Tuesday (except when the library is closed) from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Come relax and de-stress with us!
Books 4 Fun @ Bedford Library
10:30 AM
 Books 4 Fun @ Bedford Library
Tuesday, Apr. 5, 10:30 AM
Bedford Central Library
Books 4 Fun is a preschool program for ages 3-5. The Winter/Spring session is all about nighttime! Your child will enjoy music, rhymes, stories, crafts, and opportunities to engage in creative play.
Books 4 Fun @ Montvale Library
10:30 AM
 Books 4 Fun @ Montvale Library
Tuesday, Apr. 5, 10:30 AM
Montvale Library
Books 4 Fun is a preschool program for ages 3-5. The Winter/Spring session is all about nighttime! Your child will enjoy music, rhymes, stories, crafts, and opportunities to engage in creative play.
Confessions of a Color-Holic @Montvale Library
4pm
Confessions of a Color-Holic @Montvale Library
Tuesday, Apr. 5, 4pmConfessions of a Col
Montvale Library
An adult coloring group at the Montvale Library.  We meet every Tuesday (except when the library is closed) from 5pm to 6:30pm.  Come relax and de-stress with us!  Questions?  Call Montvale Library at 540-425-7006
Teen Tuesday @ Bedford Library
4:00 PM
 Teen Tuesday @ Bedford Library
Tuesday, Apr. 5, 4:00 PMTeen Tuesday @ Bedfo
Bedford Central Library
Teens are invited to hang out in the Bedford Room with their friends on Teen Tuesdays! Watch the monthly movie, play board games, or just chill with your pals. This month's movie is The Martian (PG-13). You are welcome to bring your own snacks and eat them in the Bedford Room.
ColorificClub @ Big Island Library
5:30 PM
ColorificClub @ Big Island Library
Tuesday, Apr. 5, 5:30 PMColorificClub @ Big
Big Island Library
Do you like to color?  Do you know that coloring can reduce stress while allowing you to express your artistic side? Join in the fun at Big Island Library on the first Tuesday of each month begininng at 5:30 PM when we test out colored pencils, markers and pens on Mandalas and other grown-up pr...read more
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Books 4 Fun @ Forest Library!
10:30am
 Books 4 Fun @ Forest Library!
Wednesday, Apr. 6, 10:30amBooks 4 Fun @ Forest
Forest Library
Books 4 Fun is a preschool program for ages 3-5. Your child will enjoy music, rhymes, stories, crafts, and opportunities to engage in creative play.
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Bedford Library
10:30 AM
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Bedford Library
Wednesday, Apr. 6, 10:30 AMRock-A-Bye Reader @
Bedford Central Library
A lapsit program for babies ages 0-36 months. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.
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Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
10:15 AM
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
Thursday, Apr. 7, 10:15 AMRock-A-Bye Reader @
Forest Library
A lapsit program for babies ages 21 months - 3 years old. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Montvale Library
10:30 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Montvale Library
Thursday, Apr. 7, 10:30 AM
Montvale Library
Mother Goose is a structured lapsit story time which uses repetition, musical patterns, baby-friendly visuals and movement to prepare pre-readers for reading and writing on their own. This innovative program is inspired by research into the brain development of very young children and the most effec...read more
Books 4 Fun @ Big Island Library
10:30 AM
Books 4 Fun @ Big Island Library
Thursday, Apr. 7, 10:30 AM
Big Island Library
Books 4 Fun is a preschool program for ages 3-5. The Winter/Spring session is all about nighttime! Your child will enjoy music, rhymes, stories, crafts, and opportunities to engage in creative play.
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
11:15 AM
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
Thursday, Apr. 7, 11:15 AMRock-A-Bye Reader @
Forest Library
A lapsit program for babies ages 21 months - 3 years old. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.
Book Club @Montvale Library
2pm
 Book Club @Montvale Library
Thursday, Apr. 7, 2pm
Montvale Library
Book Club meets the 1st Thursday of every month at 2pm in the Montvale Library.
No registration necessary, new members always welcome!
...read more
Dare 2 Draw Club @ Bedford Central
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dare 2 Draw Club @ Bedford Central
Thursday, Apr. 7, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PMDare 2 Draw Club @ B
Bedford Central Library
Love to draw? Come join us in the Bedford Room at the Bedford Central Library for the Dare 2 Draw art club! Kids and teens are invited to come polish their skills with drawing prompts and workshops, or just chill with friends and doodle with a variety of art supplies. This club meets on first and th...read more
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"Science Literacy: Why We All Need It" - A Senior Scholars Lecture @ Forest Library
10:30-11:30
"Science Literacy: Why We All Need It" - A Senior Scholars Lecture @ Forest Library
Friday, Apr. 8, 10:30-11:30Science Literacy:  W
Forest Library
Science and technology each directly affect our lives.  Yet too many people, 
including too many political leaders, are woefully—perhaps willfully?—ignorant of 
how science works. &...read more
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Stewartsville Library
10:30 AM
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Stewartsville Library
Friday, Apr. 8, 10:30 AMRock-A-Bye Reader @
Stewartsville Library
A lapsit program for babies ages 0-36 months. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.
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Snapshot VA Day @ Forest Library
Snapshot VA Day @ Forest Library
Saturday, Apr. 9,
Forest Library

Libraries all over Virginia will hold a “Snapshot Day” in April, to collect information and photos that illustrate the impact that Virginia libraries make in their communities on a typical day. The goal of Snapshot Day is to collect customer comments and photos to show how essential ...read more

Author Kathleen Grissom @ Forest Library
2 PM
Author Kathleen Grissom @ Forest Library
Saturday, Apr. 9, 2 PMAuthor Kathleen Gris
Forest Library
Kathleen Grissom, author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Kitchen House, will be visiting the Forest Library to discuss and sign copies of her new book - Glory Over Everything.  Kathleen grew up in Anaheim, Saskatchewan, Canada.  Trained as a nurse she eventually moved to t...read more
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Snapshot VA Day @ Moneta/SML Library
Snapshot VA Day @ Moneta/SML Library
Monday, Apr. 11,
Moneta/Smith Mountain Lake Library

Libraries all over Virginia will hold a “Snapshot Day” in April, to collect information and photos that illustrate the impact that Virginia libraries make in their communities on a typical day. The goal of Snapshot Day is to collect customer comments and photos to show how essential ...read more

Stitch-in @ the Big Island Library
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Stitch-in @ the Big Island Library
Monday, Apr. 11, 10:00 am - 12:00 pmStitch-in @ the Big
Big Island Library
Calling all knitters, crochet lovers, quilters, and anyone who loves to craft with needles and thread (or yarn)! Bring your projects and join in the fun on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month for Stitch-in.
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
10:15 AM
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
Monday, Apr. 11, 10:15 AMRock-A-Bye Reader @
Forest Library
A lapsit program for babies ages 0-21 months. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Moneta/SML Library
10:30 AM
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Moneta/SML Library
Monday, Apr. 11, 10:30 AMRock-A-Bye Reader @
Moneta/Smith Mountain Lake Library
A lapsit program for babies ages 0-36 months. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Big Island Library
10:30 AM
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Big Island Library
Monday, Apr. 11, 10:30 AMRock-A-Bye Reader @
Big Island Library
A lapsit program for babies ages 0-36 months. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.
Books 4 Fun @ Stewartsville Library
10:30 AM
Books 4 Fun @ Stewartsville Library
Monday, Apr. 11, 10:30 AM
Stewartsville Library
Books 4 Fun is a preschool program for ages 3-5. The Winter/Spring session is all about nighttime! Your child will enjoy music, rhymes, stories, crafts, and opportunities to engage in creative play.
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
11:15 AM
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
Monday, Apr. 11, 11:15 AMRock-A-Bye Reader @
Forest Library
A lapsit program for babies ages 21 months - 3 years old. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.
Friends of the Forest Library Book Club
1:00 PM
Friends of the Forest Library Book Club
Monday, Apr. 11, 1:00 PM
Forest Library
Join the discussion of the April selection "Working Stiff" by Judy Melinek.  Open to all, no registration required.
Stichin’ Chicks @ Montvale Library
2pm
Stichin’ Chicks @ Montvale Library
Monday, Apr. 11, 2pm
Montvale Library

Every Monday at 2pm (except holidays)
Bring your projects and knit or crochet with us.  Come and learn with us!
No experience necessary.  New members always welcome!

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Confessions of a Color-Holic @ Montvale Library
4pm
Confessions of a Color-Holic @ Montvale Library
Tuesday, Apr. 12, 4pmConfessions of a Col
Montvale Library
An adult coloring group at the Montvale Library.  We meet every Tuesday (except when the library is closed) from 4pm to 6:30pm.  Come relax and de-stress with us!  Questions?  Call Montvale Library at 540-425-7006
Books 4 Fun @ Forest Library!
10:30 am
 Books 4 Fun @ Forest Library!
Tuesday, Apr. 12, 10:30 amBooks 4 Fun @ Forest
Forest Library
Books 4 Fun is a preschool program for ages 3-5. Your child will enjoy music, rhymes, stories, crafts, and opportunities to engage in creative play.
Books 4 Fun @ Moneta/SML Library
10:30 AM
Books 4 Fun @ Moneta/SML Library
Tuesday, Apr. 12, 10:30 AM
Moneta/Smith Mountain Lake Library
Books 4 Fun is a preschool program for ages 3-5. The Winter/Spring session is all about nighttime! Your child will enjoy music, rhymes, stories, crafts, and opportunities to engage in creative play.
Krazy For Color at Stewartsville
10:30-12:00
Krazy For Color at Stewartsville
Tuesday, Apr. 12, 10:30-12:00Krazy For Color at S
Stewartsville Library
An adult coloring group at the Stewartsville Library. We meet every Tuesday (except when the library is closed) from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Come relax and de-stress with us!
Books 4 Fun @ Bedford Library
10:30 AM
 Books 4 Fun @ Bedford Library
Tuesday, Apr. 12, 10:30 AM
Bedford Central Library
Books 4 Fun is a preschool program for ages 3-5. The Winter/Spring session is all about nighttime! Your child will enjoy music, rhymes, stories, crafts, and opportunities to engage in creative play.
Books 4 Fun @ Montvale Library
10:30 AM
 Books 4 Fun @ Montvale Library
Tuesday, Apr. 12, 10:30 AM
Montvale Library
Books 4 Fun is a preschool program for ages 3-5. The Winter/Spring session is all about nighttime! Your child will enjoy music, rhymes, stories, crafts, and opportunities to engage in creative play.
Confessions of a Color-Holic @Montvale Library
4pm
Confessions of a Color-Holic @Montvale Library
Tuesday, Apr. 12, 4pmConfessions of a Col
Montvale Library
An adult coloring group at the Montvale Library.  We meet every Tuesday (except when the library is closed) from 5pm to 6:30pm.  Come relax and de-stress with us!  Questions?  Call Montvale Library at 540-425-7006
Tween Black Out Poetry
4:00
 Tween Black Out Poetry
Tuesday, Apr. 12, 4:00
Bedford Central Library
April is National Poetry Month! Children ages 7-12 can come to the Bedford Library to partake in Black Out Poetry. What's black out poetry? Come to the library at 4PM to find out!
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Books 4 Fun @ Forest Library!
10:30am
 Books 4 Fun @ Forest Library!
Wednesday, Apr. 13, 10:30amBooks 4 Fun @ Forest
Forest Library
Books 4 Fun is a preschool program for ages 3-5. Your child will enjoy music, rhymes, stories, crafts, and opportunities to engage in creative play.
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Bedford Library
10:30 AM
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Bedford Library
Wednesday, Apr. 13, 10:30 AMRock-A-Bye Reader @
Bedford Central Library
A lapsit program for babies ages 0-36 months. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.
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Snapshot VA Day @ Bedford Library
Snapshot VA Day @ Bedford Library
Thursday, Apr. 14,
Bedford Central Library

Libraries all over Virginia will hold a “Snapshot Day” in April, to collect information and photos that illustrate the impact that Virginia libraries make in their communities on a typical day. The goal of Snapshot Day is to collect customer comments and photos to show how essential ...read more

Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
10:15 AM
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
Thursday, Apr. 14, 10:15 AMRock-A-Bye Reader @
Forest Library
A lapsit program for babies ages 21 months - 3 years old. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Montvale Library
10:30 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Montvale Library
Thursday, Apr. 14, 10:30 AM
Montvale Library
Mother Goose is a structured lapsit story time which uses repetition, musical patterns, baby-friendly visuals and movement to prepare pre-readers for reading and writing on their own. This innovative program is inspired by research into the brain development of very young children and the most effec...read more
Books 4 Fun @ Big Island Library
10:30 AM
Books 4 Fun @ Big Island Library
Thursday, Apr. 14, 10:30 AM
Big Island Library
Books 4 Fun is a preschool program for ages 3-5. The Winter/Spring session is all about nighttime! Your child will enjoy music, rhymes, stories, crafts, and opportunities to engage in creative play.
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
11:15 AM
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
Thursday, Apr. 14, 11:15 AMRock-A-Bye Reader @
Forest Library
A lapsit program for babies ages 21 months - 3 years old. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.
LEGO® Club & Tales w/ Ty @ Bedford Library
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
LEGO® Club & Tales w/ Ty @ Bedford Library
Thursday, Apr. 14, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Bedford Central Library
Come and join kids from 5 and up as we play with LEGOS®. Take on the challenge of the month or just use your imagination to build whatever you want with our LEGOS® or DUPLOS®. Until 4:30 PM, kids will also be able to spend some time reading with Ty, our Reading Assistance Dog. This ...read more
Color Me Happy! Adult Coloring Club @ Forest Library
4:00-6:00
Color Me Happy! Adult Coloring Club @ Forest Library
Thursday, Apr. 14, 4:00-6:00Color Me Happy! Adul
Forest Library
Do You Like To COLOR?
 If you answered YES you should join the Color Me Happy Adult Coloring Club at the Forest Library!
  
The coloring club meets on the Second Thursday of ...read more
Open Mic Night
4:30
 Open Mic Night
Thursday, Apr. 14, 4:30Open Mic Night
Bedford Central Library
April is National Poetry Month! Teens are invited to the Bedford Public Library at 4:30 on Thursday April 14th. Come and express yourself through various forms of poetry. Spoken words, heart and sould, poetry, hip hop, song, and comedy are a few of the various ways you can take part in the Bedford P...read more
Beekeeping @ Montvale Library
5:30pm
 Beekeeping @ Montvale Library
Thursday, Apr. 14, 5:30pmBeekeeping @ Montval
Montvale Library
What’s the Buzz? Beekeeping Basics!
Interested in keeping bees but not sure how to get started? Local beekeeper Steve Porter will lead three discussions on this earth-friendly hobby at the Big Island, Forest, and Montvale Libraries. Porter will be at the Montvale Library on Thursday, Apri...read more
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Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Stewartsville Library
10:30 AM
Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Stewartsville Library
Friday, Apr. 15, 10:30 AMRock-A-Bye Reader @
Stewartsville Library
A lapsit program for babies ages 0-36 months. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.
LEGO® Club @ Big Island Library
3:00-4:00 PM
LEGO® Club @ Big Island Library
Friday, Apr. 15, 3:00-4:00 PM
Big Island Library
Join us at the Big Island Library for LEGO Club! A time to build what your imagination sees
OR accept the challenge of the month. We hope to see you there. ...read more
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LEGO Club @ Moneta/ SML Library
10:30AM
 LEGO Club @ Moneta/ SML Library
Saturday, Apr. 16, 10:30AM
Moneta/Smith Mountain Lake Library
Use our LEGOs or bring your own! For ages 5 and up. Build and compare LEGO creations! LEGOs available from 10:30 - 12:00.
 
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Stichin’ Chicks @ Montvale Library
2pm
Stichin’ Chicks @ Montvale Library
Monday, Apr. 18, 2pm
Montvale Library

Every Monday at 2pm (except holidays)
Bring your projects and knit or crochet with us.  Come and learn with us!
No experience necessary.  New members always welcome!

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Snapshot VA Day @ Big Island Library
Snapshot VA Day @ Big Island Library
Tuesday, Apr. 19,
Big Island Library

Libraries all over Virginia will hold a “Snapshot Day” in April, to collect information and photos that illustrate the impact that Virginia libraries make in their communities on a typical day. The goal of Snapshot Day is to collect customer comments and photos to show how essential ...read more

Confessions of a Color-Holic @ Montvale Library
4pm
Confessions of a Color-Holic @ Montvale Library
Tuesday, Apr. 19, 4pmConfessions of a Col
Montvale Library
An adult coloring group at the Montvale Library.  We meet every Tuesday (except when the library is closed) from 4pm to 6:30pm.  Come relax and de-stress with us!  Questions?  Call Montvale Library at 540-425-7006
Krazy For Color at Stewartsville
10:30-12:00
Krazy For Color at Stewartsville
Tuesday, Apr. 19, 10:30-12:00Krazy For Color at S
Stewartsville Library
An adult coloring group at the Stewartsville Library. We meet every Tuesday (except when the library is closed) from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Come relax and de-stress with us!
Adult Book Club @ Big Island Library
10:30 AM
Adult Book Club @ Big Island Library
Tuesday, Apr. 19, 10:30 AMAdult Book Club @ Bi
Big Island Library
Join us at the Big Island Library to read the book of the month and share insights and stories. The book for April is All the Light We Cannot See b...read more
Computer Skills 101
4:00-6:00
 Computer Skills 101
Tuesday, Apr. 19, 4:00-6:00Computer Skills 101
Stewartsville Library
Pick from one of the following topics or suggest your own:
Navigating library  website
Basic web surfing
Identifying secure and dependable websites
Setting up email
Meet the Mouse beginner class
Confessions of a Color-Holic @Montvale Library
4pm
Confessions of a Color-Holic @Montvale Library
Tuesday, Apr. 19, 4pmConfessions of a Col
Montvale Library
An adult coloring group at the Montvale Library.  We meet every Tuesday (except when the library is closed) from 5pm to 6:30pm.  Come relax and de-stress with us!  Questions?  Call Montvale Library at 540-425-7006
Family Movie Night @ Bedford Library
5:30 PM
Family Movie Night @ Bedford Library
Tuesday, Apr. 19, 5:30 PMFamily Movie Night @
Bedford Central Library
Come to the Bedford Central Library on the 3rd Tuesday of this month for a fun family night of crafts, games, snacks and a movie. Games and crafts begin at 5:30 and the movie will begin at 6:00. This month the movie is The Good Dinosaur (PG). We hope to see you there!
Beekeeping @ Big Island Library
5:30pm
 Beekeeping @ Big Island Library
Tuesday, Apr. 19, 5:30pmBeekeeping @ Big Isl
Big Island Library
What’s the Buzz? Beekeeping Basics!
Interested in keeping bees but not sure how to get started? Local beekeeper Steve Porter will lead three discussions on this earth-friendly hobby at the Big Island, Forest, and Montvale Libraries. Porter will be at the Montvale Library on Thursday, Apri...read more
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Presentations & Readings from Lake Writers New Anthology "Reflections on Smith Mountain Lake" @ Moneta/ SML Library
3:30 PM
Presentations & Readings from Lake Writers New Anthology "Reflections on Smith Mountain Lake" @ Moneta/ SML Library
Wednesday, Apr. 20, 3:30 PM
Moneta/Smith Mountain Lake Library
Presentations & Readings from Lake Writers New Anthology  Reflections on Smith Mountain Lake at Moneta/SML Library will feature Bedford County  authors. Anthologies and books by individual authors available for sale ...read more
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Snapshot VA Day @ Stewartsville Library
Snapshot VA Day @ Stewartsville Library
Thursday, Apr. 21,
Stewartsville Library

Libraries all over Virginia will hold a “Snapshot Day” in April, to collect information and photos that illustrate the impact that Virginia libraries make in their communities on a typical day. The goal of Snapshot Day is to collect customer comments and photos to show how essential ...read more

Mother Goose on the Loose @ Montvale Library
10:30 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Montvale Library
Thursday, Apr. 21, 10:30 AM
Montvale Library
Mother Goose is a structured lapsit story time which uses repetition, musical patterns, baby-friendly visuals and movement to prepare pre-readers for reading and writing on their own. This innovative program is inspired by research into the brain development of very young children and the most effec...read more
Dare 2 Draw Club @ Bedford Central
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dare 2 Draw Club @ Bedford Central
Thursday, Apr. 21, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PMDare 2 Draw Club @ B
Bedford Central Library
Love to draw? Come join us in the Bedford Room at the Bedford Central Library for the Dare 2 Draw art club! Kids and teens are invited to come polish their skills with drawing prompts and workshops, or just chill with friends and doodle with a variety of art supplies.
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Energize the Earth STEM Kids @ Big Island Library
3:00-4:30 PM
Energize the Earth STEM Kids @ Big Island Library
Friday, Apr. 22, 3:00-4:30 PMEnergize the Earth S
Big Island Library
Since the first earth day celebration in 1970, children all over the country have been working to make our world a better place.  Kids 5+ are invited to join us at the BI library as we help to energize the earth!We will be exploring our local environment, doing some awesome eco-energizing activ...read more
FOFL Members Only Preview Book Sale @ Forest Library
6 PM - 7:30 PM
FOFL Members Only Preview Book Sale @ Forest Library
Friday, Apr. 22, 6 PM - 7:30 PMFOFL Members Only Pr
Forest Library
If you are a member of the Friends of The Forest Library be sure to join us for our Annual Members Only Preview Sale Friday April 22nd, 6-7:30.  Not a member...you can become one for as little as $10.  

Find Great Deals On…
Hardcover and Paperback - Fiction & Non...read more
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Book and Bake Sale @Moneta/ SML Library
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Book and Bake Sale @Moneta/ SML Library
Saturday, Apr. 23, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Moneta/Smith Mountain Lake Library
Low prices for hardcover and paperback books, DVDs, cassettes, music, audiobooks, children's books! A “Book and Bake Sale” at the Moneta/ Smith Mountain Lake Library will be held on Saturday, April 23rd from 10:00 AM through 4:00 PM. Hundreds of books, DVDs, music and audio book...read more
FOFL Spring Book Sale @ Forest Library
9 AM - 2 PM
FOFL Spring Book Sale @ Forest Library
Saturday, Apr. 23, 9 AM - 2 PMFOFL Spring Book Sal
Forest Library
Find Great Deals On…
Hardcover and Paperback - Fiction & Nonfiction
Children’s Books, Romances
DVDs, Music CDs, Audio Books and MORE!!!
 
All membership fees and profits from sales directly benefit the Forest Library.
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Stitch-in @ the Big Island Library
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Stitch-in @ the Big Island Library
Monday, Apr. 25, 10:00 am - 12:00 pmStitch-in @ the Big
Big Island Library
Calling all knitters, crochet lovers, quilters, and anyone who loves to craft with needles and thread (or yarn)! Bring your projects and join in the fun on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month for Stitch-in.
Stichin’ Chicks @ Montvale Library
2pm
Stichin’ Chicks @ Montvale Library
Monday, Apr. 25, 2pm
Montvale Library

Every Monday at 2pm (except holidays)
Bring your projects and knit or crochet with us.  Come and learn with us!
No experience necessary.  New members always welcome!

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Confessions of a Color-Holic @ Montvale Library
4pm
Confessions of a Color-Holic @ Montvale Library
Tuesday, Apr. 26, 4pmConfessions of a Col
Montvale Library
An adult coloring group at the Montvale Library.  We meet every Tuesday (except when the library is closed) from 4pm to 6:30pm.  Come relax and de-stress with us!  Questions?  Call Montvale Library at 540-425-7006
Krazy For Color at Stewartsville
10:30-12:00
Krazy For Color at Stewartsville
Tuesday, Apr. 26, 10:30-12:00Krazy For Color at S
Stewartsville Library
An adult coloring group at the Stewartsville Library. We meet every Tuesday (except when the library is closed) from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Come relax and de-stress with us!
4th Tuesday Teen Time @ Big Island Library
4:30-6:30 pm
4th Tuesday Teen Time @ Big Island Library
Tuesday, Apr. 26, 4:30-6:30 pm4th Tuesday Teen Tim
Big Island Library
Hang out at the Big Island Library from 4:30 to 6:30 and play Xbox 360 Kinect and some card and board games, all while consuming junk food.  For students in grades 6-12.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Big Island Library
Beekeeping @ Forest Library
5:30pm
 Beekeeping @ Forest Library
Tuesday, Apr. 26, 5:30pmBeekeeping @ Forest
Forest Library
What’s the Buzz? Beekeeping Basics!
Interested in keeping bees but not sure how to get started? Local beekeeper Steve Porter will lead three discussions on this earth-friendly hobby at the Big Island, Forest, and Montvale Libraries. Porter will be at the Montvale Library on Thursday, Apri...read more
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Grass Heads @ Bedford Library
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
 Grass Heads @ Bedford Library
Wednesday, Apr. 27, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PMGrass Heads @ Bedfor
Bedford Central Library
Earth Day is on April 22nd! Come celebrate our planet at the Bedford Library on the 27th with a selection of activities that will make your enthusiasm for nature grow. Make a head with real green grass for hair, and sprout your own beans in a plastic bag! Registration is encouraged. Visit t...read more
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Mother Goose on the Loose @ Montvale Library
10:30 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Montvale Library
Thursday, Apr. 28, 10:30 AM
Montvale Library
Mother Goose is a structured lapsit story time which uses repetition, musical patterns, baby-friendly visuals and movement to prepare pre-readers for reading and writing on their own. This innovative program is inspired by research into the brain development of very young children and the most effec...read more
Teen Club @ Forest Library
4:00pm-5:00pm
 Teen Club @ Forest Library
Thursday, Apr. 28, 4:00pm-5:00pmTeen Club @ Forest L
Forest Library
Come and enjoy light snacks and enjoy hanging out with other teens. We discuss school, books, movies, etc. Come to have a fun and relaxing time!
Family Movie Night @ Moneta/SML Library
5:30pm
Family Movie Night @ Moneta/SML Library
Thursday, Apr. 28, 5:30pmFamily Movie Night @
Moneta/Smith Mountain Lake Library
"The Good Dinosaur" (PG)
Crafts and games start at 5:30 PM, feature film with snacks begins at 6:00 PM. Have fun and watch a great movie with your friends and family! At no cost to you.
LEGO Club @ Forest Library
5:30pm
 LEGO Club @ Forest Library
Thursday, Apr. 28, 5:30pmLEGO Club @ Forest L
Forest Library
Come and join children ages 5 and up as we play with LEGOS®. Take on the challenge of the month or just use your imagination to build whatever you would like with our LEGOS® or DUPLOS®. 5:30pm-7:00pm.
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"Poplar Forest’s New Entry Parkway" - A Senior Scholars Lecture @ Forest Library
10:30-11:30
"Poplar Forest’s New Entry Parkway" - A Senior Scholars Lecture @ Forest Library
Friday, Apr. 29, 10:30-11:30Poplar Forest’
Forest Library
Dr. Eric Proebsting is Poplar Forest’s Senior Research Archaeologist for its new entrance, which is just off Enterprise Drive.  He is supervising the excavations currently being carried out on the ...read more
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Discover Dinosaurs! @ Forest Library
10:30 am
Discover Dinosaurs! @ Forest Library
Saturday, Apr. 30, 10:30 amDiscover Dinosaurs!
Forest Library
Come for a roaring good time and learn all about dinosaurs. We will feature a guest dinosaur expert who will teach us all about dinosaurs! We will do activities, read a story, and make a craft. This event requires registration and is for children 6 years old and up. You may register by calling or co...read more
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