What to do, what to do

The weather’s supposed to clear up Thursday and Friday, but here are a bunch of free indoor activities in Northern Virginia this week.

 

TUESDAY

Mr. Brian & the Boppets
Middleburg Library   11 am FREE
Join us as we welcome back Mr. Brian and the Boppets for a high energy and interactive rock concert.
Recommended for all ages.

Letters of the Alphabet
Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library 11 am FREE
Stories and activities. Age 1-5 with adult.

Matinee with Mommy
Oakton Library    11:30 am FREE
Bring your picnic lunch and enjoy a movie matinee every Tuesday in July and August. Call for titles. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Oakton Library. Age 3-5 with adult.

LIVE! Comedy & Performance Workshop
Ashburn Library     2 pm FREE
Award-winning playwright and Off-Broadway performer, Slash Coleman, helps teens develop a strong self-image with pride in their skills and talents through his improvisational comedy skits and the writing and performance of one personal joke. Recommended for ages 12-18. Register online or call 703-737-8100.

Martha’s Movie Madness
Martha Washington Library, Alexandria     2 pm FREE
Enjoy a film and popcorn. Ages 6-12.

Artemis Fowl is Back!
Sterling Library   2 pm FREE
Register online or call 703-430-9500.
Artemis Fowl: Book 6 The Time Paradox arrives Tuesday, July 15! Let’s get ready by celebrating with games and activities. Recommended for ages 11 and up.

Stage Makeup & Special FX (theater speak for Effects!)
Dolley Madison Library    2:30 pm FREE
Scars, wounds and other stage makeup techniques are revealed in this hands-on workshop with Lois Walsh. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Kings Park Library. Age 12-18.

Forensics 101
Pohick Regional Library, Burke   2:30 pm FREE
Learn how forensic scientists use bugs and plants to solve crimes. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Pohick Regional Library. Age 6-12.

Reading Magic!
Reston Regional Library    2:30 pm FREE
A magic show full of comedy and good old-fashioned fun with Turley the Magician. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Reston Regional Library. Age 6-12.

Chess Club
Woodrow Wilson Library     3:30 pm FREE
Learn to play the game. Age 6-12.

Summer Horse Show Series
Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon    4 pm 
Bring a picnic and enjoy an afternoon watching local talent competing in jumping and flat classes at this free horse show starting at 4 p.m. The cost for competitors is $12 per class. Spectators are free. For information, call 703-437-9101.

Mr. Brian & the Boppets
Lovettsville Library   7 pm FREE
Join us as we welcome back Mr. Brian and the Boppets for a high energy and interactive rock concert.
Recommended for all ages. Free tickets are available at the library starting one half hour before the performance.

Solving Crimes with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department
Rust Library  7 pm FREE
Join us for a wonderful presentation by the staff of the Sheriff’s Department. Learn the who, what, where, when, and why of solving crimes. Recommended for ages 12-18. Register online or call 703-777-0323.

LIVE! Comedy & Performance Workshop
Cascades Library  7 pm FREE
Award-winning playwright and Off-Broadway performer, Slash Coleman, helps teens develop a strong self-image with pride in their skills and talents through his improvisational comedy skits and the writing and performance of one personal joke. Recommended for ages 12-18. Register online or call 703-444-3228.

Chess Club
Chantilly Regional Library    7 pm FREE
Bring your board, meet a new partner, teach someone or learn how to play. Age 7 & up. No registration is required.

Reading Magic!
City of Fairfax Regional Library 7 pm FREE
A magic show full of comedy and good old fashioned fun with Turley the Magician. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. Ages 6-12.

 

WEDNESDAY

Book Babies.
Reston Regional Library 10:15 am FREE
Interactive storytime for you and your child. Age 13-23 mos. with adult.

Cross-Stitch Bookmarks
Herndon Fortnightly Library 10:30 am FREE
Learn to cross-stitch and come home with a beautiful craft. Age 8-12.

Rising Words, Rising Images
Sherwood Regional Library, Alexandria    11 am FREE
Golden Tales: Myths, Legends, and Folktales from Latin America by Lulu Delacre, followed by a related activity. Age 9-12.

Music and Stories with El Zol’s Lisbela Lopez
Rust Library, Leesburg     Noon FREE
Join us for music and stories! Enjoy the sounds of Grupo Latino, a Latin American jazz group,and stay to hear Lisbela Lopez’s unique storytelling.

Lunch Bunnies
Kingstowne Library, Alexandria     Noon FREE
You bring lunch, we supply the fun! Age 1-5 with adult.

Mr. Brian & the Boppets
Purcellville Library  1 pm FREE
Join us as we welcome back Mr. Brian and the Boppets for a high energy and interactive rock concert.
Recommended for all ages. Free tickets are available at the library starting one half hour before the performance.

LIVE! Comedy & Performance Workshop
Lovettsville Library   2 pm FREE
Award-winning playwright and Off-Broadway performer, Slash Coleman, helps teens develop a strong self-image with pride in their skills and talents through his improvisational comedy skits and the writing and performance of one personal joke. Recommended for ages 12-18. Register online or call 540-822-5824.

Lighters and Matches are Tools for Grownups Only!
Oakton Library    2 pm FREE
A puppet show presented by the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department. Participants will each receive a helmet, activity book and parent brochure. Age 3-7 with adult.

Paint & Stamp A Bowl
Thomas Jefferson Library, Falls Church    2:30 pm FREE
Presented by Clay Cafe Studios. Glazed and fired bowls will be returned to the library two weeks later. Age 12-18.

Mr. Brian & the Boppets
Sterling Library  4 pm FREE
Join us as we welcome back Mr. Brian and the Boppets for a high energy and interactive rock concert. Recommended for all ages. *Free tickets are available at the library starting one half hour before the performance.

Comics Around the World
City of Fairfax Regional Library     7 pm FREE
See comics from around the world and create your own with graphic artist and author Matt Dembicki. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Kings Park Library. Age 12-18.

 

THURSDAY

Teddy Bear Tales
Burke Centre Library    10:30 am FREE
Bear stories and activities. Bring your favorite teddy bear. Age 13-23 months with adult.

Baby Signs
Herndon Fortnightly Library  10:30 am FREE
Come meet Beebo the Baby Signs Bear, hear stories, and learn some simple signs. Age 6-24 months with adult.

Animal Farm
Patrick Henry Library   10:30 am FREE
Stories, activities, and a craft. Age 3-5 with adult.

Nature Discovery
Lovettsville Library     11 am FREE
Enjoy nature-based stories, music and hands-on activities. Recommended for ages 2-3. Register online or call 540-822-5824.
 
Let’s Play!
John Marshall Library 2 pm FREE
Learn how to play games that kids from around the world play!Age 6-12.

Lights, Camera, Action!
Centreville Library    2:30 P pm FREE
This basic production workshop shows you how to make films for the library’s Cool Clips contest or just for fun. Age 12-18.

Teen Cinema
Pohick Regional Library    6:30 pm  FREE
Chill, with a movie and popcorn! Sponsored by the Pohick Teen Advisory Board and the Friends of the Pohick Regional Library. Age 12-18.
Girls Read
Reston Regional Library    7:15 pm FREE
All-female book discussion. Ask for title. Age 8 & up.

Stage Makeup & Special FX (theater speak for Effects!) 
George Mason Regional Library, Annandale    7 pm FREE
Scars, wounds and other stage makeup techniques are revealed in this hands-on workshop with Lois Walsh. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Kings Park Library. Age 12-18.

Anime Event
Cascades Library, Sterling    8 pm  FREE
 There will be DDR, a costume contest, vote on your favorite anime series, karaoke contest and more!! Come and enjoy! Recommended for ages 12-18. Register online or call 703-444-3228.

 

FRIDAY

Mother Goose on the Loose Activity Hour
Purcellville Library   10:15 am FREE
Toddlers are invited to come and play in a room filled with fun and safe activities just for their age level.
Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months only. Register online or call 540-338-7235.

Hands on Soap Making Workshop
Dolley Madison Library     10:30 am FREE
With Mahone’s Forge Historical Productions. Learn the history of soap, watch how it used to be made and make your own. Cosponsored by the John and Erie Hopkins Educational and Charitable Trust. Age 6-12.

Toddler One & Two
Rust Library   11 am  FREE
Register online or call 703-777-0323.
Join us for an one-on-one program of rhymes, songs, stories and parachute play. For ages 1-2 and parent/caregiver.

Friday Flicks
Pohick Regional Library, Burke    11:30 am FREE
Bring a lunch and enjoy videos. Age 1-6 with adult.

Nursery Tales & Mother Goose Rhymes
Martha Washington Library, Alexandria 10:30 am FREE
Stories, activities and a craft about familiar stories and rhymes. Age 2-5 with adult.

Friday Flicks
John Marshall Library  Noon FREE
Bring your lunch and join us for stories and a short movie. Birth -5 with adult.

Lunch Bunnies
Sherwood Regional Library, Alexandria    Noon FREE
Bring your lunch and join us for stories. Age 1-5 with adult.

Summer Fun!
Centreville Library    1:30 pm FREE
Stories, activities and a craft. Ages 2-5 with adult.

Friday Flicks
Chantilly Library   2 pm FREE
Favorite films and popcorn. Ask for title. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Chantilly Regional Library. Age 5-8. No registration is required.

Fun with Myth-Ology
Thomas Jefferson Library, Falls Church  
2 pm and again at 3 pm FREE
Stories and a craft. Age 6-12. 

Hands on Soap Making Workshop
City of Fairfax Regional Library     2:30 pm FREE
With Mahone’s Forge Historical Productions. Learn the history of soap, watch how it used to be made and make your own. Cosponsored by the John and Erie Hopkins Educational and Charitable Trust. Ages 6-12.

Pokemon League
Patrick Henry Library  3 pm FREE
Learn and play! Age 5-18. No registration is required.

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