More than just books

Weather too rainy or too hot for the kids? Check out the local libraries in your area; tons of free events to choose from!

 

Tuesday, July 22

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

Matinee with Mommy
Oakton Library   11:30 am
Bring your picnic lunch and enjoy a movie matinee every Tuesday in July and August. Age 3-5 with adult. Call 703-242-4020 for film.

“Whose Line is it Anyway?” Improv!
Ashburn Library  2 pm
So you think you’re witty? Always have a snappy comeback ready to fire? Think you can slip your arms under someone else’s and be their hands for them? Sure, it looks easy on television. Test your skills at our “Whose Line is it Anyway?” improv program! Recommended for ages 12-18. Register online or call 703-737-8100.

Martha’s Movie Madness
Martha Washington Library, Alexandria  2 pm
Enjoy a film and popcorn. Age 6-12. Call 703-768-6700 for film title.

Jonathan Austin – Magic and Juggling Show
Middleburg Library    11 am
Lovettsville Library    7 pm
Join us for this highly entertaining, mystifying and interactive Magic and Juggling Show. Recommended for all ages. Free tickets will be handed out at the library starting half an hour before the performance.

Solving Crimes with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department
Sterling Library   2 pm
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 703-430-9500.

You’ve Been Framed!
Centreville Regional Library  2:30 pm
Make and decorate a picture frame. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Centreville Regional Library. Age 6-10.

Books: Passport to Adventure
John Marshall Library, Alexandria    2:30 pm
Join us for stories, games and crafts from around the world. Age 6-12.

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

Coffeehouse Catoctin Style
Rust Library, Leesburg     6:30-8:30 pm
It’s Joke Night @ the Coffeehouse Catoctin Style. Recommended for ages 12-18.

Improv. 101
Patrick Henry Library, Vienna   7 pm
Come and play improv. and theater games with actress Connie Lamothe.  Age 12-18.

Stormin’ Bob The Singing Weatherman
Pohick Regional Library, Burke   7 pm
Stormin’ Bob presents a whirlwind of music, science and fun. He’s not just a weatherman-he’s a one-man band! Cosponsored by the Friends of the Pohick Regional Library. Age 6-12.

 

Wednesday, July 23

Beach Time!
Dolley Madison Library, McLean  10:30 am
Get ready for summertime fun. Age 2-5 with adult.

Make It and Take It
George Mason Regional Library, Annandale  10:30 am
Crafts for kids. Age 8-12.

Super Heroes
Herndon Fortnightly Library   10:30 am
Stories, activities, and a craft. Age 3-5 with adult.

Lighters and Matches are Tools for Grownups Only
Thomas Jefferson Library, Falls Church    11 am
A puppet show presented by the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department. Participants will receive a helmet, activity book, and parent brochure. Age 3-7 with adult.

Jonathan Austin – Magic and Juggling Show
Purcellville Library  1 pm
Sterling Library  4 pm
Join us for this highly entertaining, mystifying and interactive Magic and Juggling Show. Recommended for all ages. Free tickets will be handed out at the library starting half an hour before the performance.

Reading Magic!
Chantilly Regional Library  2:30 pm
A magic show full of comedy and good old fashioned fun with Turley the Magician. Ages 6-12.

Reading Magic!
Kings Park Library, Burke   7 pm
A magic show full of comedy and good old fashioned fun with Turley the Magician. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. Age 6-12.

Bedtime Stories with Lily
Pohick Regional Library, Burke  7 pm
Bring a camera for photos, stories and activities with the Kevin Henkes’ character Lily of Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse and other stories. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Pohick Regional Library. Age 3-6 with adult.

Going Buggy
Reston Regional Library  7:15 pm
Stories and activities about insects and other creepy crawlies. All ages.

Game Zone
Centreville Regional Library   7-9 pm
Air hockey, Rock Band, DDR and more! Bring a friend and play all evening. Refreshments. Age 12-18.

 

Thursday, July 24

Fun-Lovin’ Fours & Fives
Centreville Regional Library   10:30 am
Stories and activities about rabbits. Age 4-5 with adult.

Summer Fun
Martha Washington Library, Alexandria   10:30 am
Stories, fingerplays, songs and a craft. Age 2-5 with adult.

Does Lilly Have Her Purse?
Lorton Library      10:30 am and 1 pm
Come join us for a story time about Lilly and her purple plastic purse, with a visit from a special guest. Age 2-5 with adult.

Bugs, Bugs, Bugs
Kingstowne Library, Alexandria  1 pm
Join us for songs and activites that feature bugs. Age 3-5 with adult

Book Bingo
City of Fairfax Regional Library   2 pm
Learn about the fun books the library offers as you play bingo. Everyone’s a winner! Age 6-12.

American Wildlife
Pohick Regional Library, Burke   2:30 pm
Meet and learn about live animals from your own backyard and beyond with Animal Ambassadors. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. Age 6-12.

Teen Mystery Night
Lovettsville Library   6 pm
Come by the library and get involved with a murder mystery! Refreshments will be served. Recommended for ages 12-18. Register online or call 540-822-5824.

SPOTLIGHT EVENT: Lego Robotics – with Mark Vanderlyn   
Rust Library   6-8 pm
Ever thought of making your own robot? Here’s your chance! Construct your robot out of Legos then learn how to program it to perform simple tasks. Recommended for ages 12-18. Register online or call 703-777-0323.

Solving Crimes with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department
Cascades Library   7 pm
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 703-444-3228.

 

Friday, July 25

Mother Goose Storytime
Purcellville Library    10:15  am
This storytime will include simple stories, songs, and activities planned for children ages 18 – 24 months. It is a one-on-one program for babies and caregivers. Older and younger siblings are invited to come along!

Baby Signs: Sign language for babies – with Dana Carmichael
Cascades Library   10:30 am
A storytime playgroup with BeeBo the Baby Signs Bear. Read stories, sing songs and teach some signs based on themes. Recommended for ages 6 months to 3 years with parent/caregiver. Register online or call 703-444-3228.

Water, Water Everywhere
George Mason Regional Library, Annandale  10:30 am
Stories and activities. Age 1-5 with adult.

Busia Bears 5th Annual Film Festival
Reston Regional Library   11 am
Family films for all ages.

Bob Brown Puppets Presents Teddy Bears Picnic
Oakton Library   11 am and 1 pm
Join master puppeteer Bob Brown for an enchanting adventure through the woods with a bear and his friends. Cosponsored by Friends of Oakton Library. Birth-5 with adult.

Friday Flicks
John Marshall Library, Alexandria    Noon
Bring your lunch and join us for stories and a short movie. Birth -5 with adult. Call 703-971-0010 for film title

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

Lunch Bunch
Centreville Regional Library   12:30 pm
Bring your lunch and join us for stories. Ages 1-5 with adult.

Friday Flicks
Chantilly Regional Library   2 pm
Favorite films and popcorn. Call 703-502-3883 for title. Ages 5-8. No registration is required.

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

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