NoVa library events this week

Tuesday, August 5

The Dog Days of Summer
John Marshall Library, Alexandria   10:30 am
Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult. Call 703-971-0010 to register.

Tiny Tots
Martha Washington Library, Alexandria    10:30 am
Stories and songs. Age 13-23 months with adult. Call 703-768-6700 to register.

Letters of the Alphabet
Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, Falls Church    11 am
Stories and activities. Age 1-5 with adult. Call 703-790-8088 to register.

Mysterious Reptiles with Reptiles Alive!
Middleburg Library 11 am
Discover the mysteries of reptiles at this Live Reptile Show! Recommended for all ages.

Matinee with Mommy
Oakton Library    11:30 am
Bring your picnic lunch and enjoy a movie matinee. Call 703-242-4020 for title. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Oakton Library. Age 3-5 with adult.

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

National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets
Sterling Library    2pm
The Sterling Library presents National Treasure 2 on the big screen. Rated PG. Recommended for ages 11 and up. Tickets are required and may be picked up 1/2 hour before the program.

Beach Jewelry Making
Ashburn Library    2-4 pm
Make four summer-sensational jewelry items out of shells and found objects! All supplies provided. No previous jewelrymaking experience is required. Recommended for ages 12-18. Register online or call 703-737-8100.

Ribbiting Tales and Facts about Slimy Frogs
Cascades Library    2 pm 
Alonso Abugattas, a naturalist with Arlington County, will share facts and stories about slimy frogs! He will bring live frogs to see and touch if you like. Recommended for all ages.

Teen Mystery Movie Matinee
Purcellville Library 2 pm
Come catch a clue and see if you can solve the mystery. This week’s screening is Scooby Doo: Monsters Unleashed. Recommended for ages 12-18.

Chess Club
Woodrow Wilson Library, Falls Church    3:30 pm
Learn to play the game. Age 6-12. Call 703-820-8774 to register.

American Wildlife
George Mason Regional Library, Annandale    7 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. Call 703-256-3800 to register.

Improvisational Games
Chantilly Regional Library    7 pm
Games, scenes and monologues for the beginning performer by Connie Lamothe, actor, model, producer, director and writer. Age 12-18. Call 703-502-3883 to register.

 

Wednesday, August 6

A Day at the Beach With Under the Sea
Pohick Regional Library, Burke    10:30 am
See creatures you’d find at the shore and learn about sand, waves, tides and sun. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Pohick Regional Library. Age 6-12. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

Fun in the Sun
Herndon Fortnightly Library    10:30 am
Stories, activities, and a craft. Age 2-3 with adult. Call 703-437-8855 to register.

Lunch Bunnies
Patrick Henry Library, Vienna    11 am
Bring a snack and enjoy stories and songs. Age 1-5 with adult. Call 703-938-0405 to register.

Forensics 101
Martha Washington Library, Alexandria 1 pm
Bugs, Garden, Food. Dust for fingerprints and compare trace evidence. Messy! Cosponsored by the Friends of Martha Washington Library. Age 9-12. Call 703-768-6700 to register.

Mysterious Reptiles with Reptiles Alive!
Purcellville Library 1 pm
Sterling Library 4 pm
Discover the mysteries of reptiles at this Live Reptile Show! Recommended for all ages. Free tickets will be available at the library starting half an hour before the performance.

A Day at The Beach With Under the Sea
Kingstowne Library 2:30 pm
See creatures you’d find at the shore and learn about sand, waves, tides and sun. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Kingstowne and George Mason Library branches. Age 6-12. Call 703-339-4610 to register.

Scrapbooking Your Summer Memories
Lovettsville Library 3 pm
Come to the library and make a small memory book full of your summer memories. You will learn some tips of scrapbooking, use new tools, and create a beautiful and fun keepsake to show your friends and family. Please bring 6-10 small photos that are not originals and can be cut up. Recommended for ages 10-18. Register online or call 540-822-5824.

Discover Art
Lorton Library   3 pm 
Art bingo, reader’s theater, and craft fun. Age 6-12. Call 703-339-7385 to register.

Anime Night
John Marshall Library, Alexandria    6 pm
Come watch anime movies and discuss your favorites. Age 13-18. Call 703-971-0010 to register.

American Wildlife
Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, Falls Church   7 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. Call 703-790-8088 to register.

Game Zone
Centreville Regional Library   7:30-9 pm
Air hockey, Rock Band, DDR and more! Bring a friend and play all evening. Refreshments. Age 12-18. Call 703-830-2223 to register.

 
Thursday, August 7

Fishy Stories
Woodrow Wilson Library, Falls Church    10:30 am
Stories, activities & a craft. Age 3-5. Call 703-820-8774 to register.

Duckie Tales
Burke Centre Library    10:30 am
Duck stories and activities. Bring your favorite duckie. Age 13-23 months with adult. Call 703-249-1520 to register.

Ride the Wind
Oakton Library    2 pm
Hear stories and fun facts about kites flown in countries all over the world and make your own kite. Age 8-12. Call 703-242-4020 to register.

Mister Don
Loudoun County Extension Office Program Room
30B Catoctin Circle, Leesburg    2 pm
Join Mr. Don for an interactive children’s music program sponsored by Rust Library. There will be sing-alongs, motion songs, marching and dancing. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Tickets will be handed out there half and hour before the program.

Books: Passport to the World
Sherwood Regional Library, Alexandria     2 pm
Stories and activities from other countries. Age 6-12. Call 703-765-3645 to register.

Let’s Play! Games Around the World
Kingstowne Library    2:30 pm
Learn how to play games that kids from different countries around the world play! Age 6-12. Call 703-339-4610 to register.

Tiny Treasures Plaque
Lovettsville Library    3 pm
Unravel the mystery of a unique gift that someone will treasure forever! Choose a favorite short saying or line of poetry to preserve on a beautiful miniature wall hanging that you create. Recommended for ages 11 and up. Register online or call 540-822-5824.

Teen Cinema
Pohick Regional Library, Burke    6:30 pm
Chill, with a movie and popcorn! Sponsored by the Pohick Teen Advisory Board and the Friends of the Pohick Regional Library. Age 12-18. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

Mr. Skip – Music & Fun
Chantilly Regional Library    7 pm
Music, movement and a whole lot of fun for kids and their families. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Chantilly Regional Library. All ages. Call 703-502-3883 to register.

Friday, August 8

Lighters and Matches are Tools for Grownups!
Chantilly Regional Library 10:30 am
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. Call 703-502-3883 to register.

The Adventures of Detective Dictionary
Cascades Library 10:30 am
Ashburn Library 2 pm
Join us as Detective Dictionary sets out to solve some of the mysteries of the English language. This original play is a blend of storytelling, acting and inventive theatrics and explores the language arts including spelling, reading and much more. Recommended for ages 6-11. Tickets are required and may be picked up 1/2 hour before the program.

Fairy Tales from Other Lands
Martha Washington Library, Alexandria    10:30 am
Stories, activities and a craft from foreign lands. Age 5-9. Call 703-768-6700 to register.

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

Friday Flicks
Pohick Regional Library, Burke    11:30 am
Bring a lunch and enjoy videos. Age 1-6 with adult. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

Lunch Bunnies
Sherwood Regional Library, Alexandria    Noon
Bring your lunch and join us for stories. Age 1-5 with adult. Call 703-765-3645 to register.

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

Lunch Bunnies
Kings Park Library, Burke    Noon
Bring your lunch and listen to stories. Birth-5 with adult. Call 703-978-5600 to register.

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

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

Beach Jewelry Making
Middleburg Library     5:30-7:30 pm
Make four summer-sensational jewelry items out of shells and found objects! All supplies provided. No previous jewelrymaking experience is required. Recommended for ages 12-18. Register online or call 703-737-8100.

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