NoVa at the library Aug. 11-15

You may not want to be indoors this week, as the weather looks perfect for outdoor activities, but just in case, here are Loudoun and Fairfax library events — all free — for the week.

Monday, Aug. 11

Once Upon a Story
Reston Regional Library    10:15 am
Stories and activities. Age 4-6.Call 703-689-2700 to register.

 

The Nicolo Whimsey Show
Richard Byrd Library, Springfield    10:30 am
Nicolo the Jester shares his juggling, clowning and comedy. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Richard Byrd Library. Age 6-12. Call 703-451-8055 to register.

Classic Tales and Tunes
Oakton Library    10:30 am and again at 11:30 am
Music, stories, puppets and movement with Spanish and American Sign Language. Cosponsored by the Friends of Oakton Library. Age 3-5 with adult. Call 703-242-4020 to register.

Sunny Stories
Kingstowne Library, Alexandria    10:30 am
Stories to make you smile. Age 24-35 months with adult. Call 703-339-4610 to register.

Up, Up, and Away! 
Cascades Library    11-11:20 am
Let’s wrap up the Summer Reading Program with Up, Up, and Away! See a mini show of experiments on air pressure, with hovercrafts, a tornado maker, etc. Recommended for all ages. Tickets are required and may be picked up 1/2 hour before the program.

Cotton Candy Booth! 
Cascades Library    11:30 am-1 pm
We will wrap up the Summer Reading Program by celebrating with the making of cotton candy! See the science behind the cotton candy making and sample some! Sampling provided while supplies last.

Summer Smoothies & Ice Cream with Shannyn Snyder
Purcellville Library     2 pm
Get your daily fruit requirement by blending them into a yummy cool smoothie and make ice cream in an unconventional way. Contains dairy. Recommended for ages 12-18. Register online or call 540-338-7235.

The Nicolo Whimsey Show
Sherwood Regional Library, Alexandria   2:30 pm
Nicolo the Jester shares his juggling, clowning and comedy. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. Age 6-12. Call 703-765-3645 to register.

Bugs, Garden, and Food with Forensics 101
Kings Park Library, Burke    2:30 pm
Learn how bugs and plants are used to solve crimes in this hands-on forensic science program. Age 6-12. Call 703-978-5600 to register.

Ride the Wind
Pohick Regional Library, Burke    2:30 pm
Hear stories and fun facts about kites flown in countries all over the world and make your own kite. Age 8-12. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

Game On Afternoon Edition
Patrick Henry Library, Vienna     4 pm
Come play DDR and Wii and have some snacks. Age 10-18. No registration is required.

Knitting Group
Chantilly Regional Library    7 pm
Meet new friends while you learn to knit. Beginners welcome. Age 9-12. Call 703-502-3883 to register.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 12

Mother Goose & Fabulous Puppet
Pohick Regional Library, Burke   10:30 am
Join Mother Goose and her puppet friends Jack and Jill for fun-filled stories and songs. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Pohick Regional Library. Age 1-6 with adult. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

Matinee with Mommy
Oakton Library    11:30 am
Bring your picnic lunch and enjoy a movie matinee. Call for titles. Age 3-5 with adult. Call 703-242-4020 to register.

Balloon Animals
Martha Washington Library, Alexandria    2 pm
Learn how to make your own balloon animal. Age 6-12. Call 703-768-6700 to register.

Artful Doodles!
Centreville Regional Library    2:30 pm
A graphic artist presents drawing basics in this hands-on program. Age 6-12. Call 703-830-2223 to register.

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

Knitting Group
Centreville Regional Library    6 pm
Bring your own knitting projects and enjoy time with other knitters. Beginners welcome. Age 16 & up. No registration is required.

The Adventures of Detective Dictionary – with Eric Beatty
Lovettsville Library   7 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.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 13

A Day at The Beach With Under the Sea
Chantilly Regional Library 10:30 am
City of Fairfax Regional 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 George Mason Regional Library. Age 6-12. Call 703-502-3883 to register.

American Wildlife
Kings Park Library, Burke    10:30 am
Meet and learn about live animals from your own backyard and beyond with Animal Ambassadors. . Age 6-12. Call 703-978-5600 to register.

Dog Days
George Mason Regional Library, Annandale    10:30 am
Stories and activities about dogs and summer. Age 3-5 with adult. Call 703-256-3800 to register.

Foam Art Fun
Herndon Fortnightly Library    10:30 am
Hands-on craft. Age 6-12. Call 703-437-8855 to register.

Rising Words, Rising Images
Sherwood Regional Library, Alexandria   11 am-1 pm
Shadows on Society Hill by Evelyn Coleman, followed by a related activity. Age 9-12. Call 703-765-3645 to register.

Lunch Bunnies
Kingstowne Library, Alexandria   Noon
You bring lunch, we supply the fun. Age 1-5 with adult. Call 703-339-4610 to register.

Storytime for Three to Fives
Chantilly Regional Library    2:30 pm
Stories and fun. Age 3-5 with adult. Call 703-502-3883 to register.

Science and Stories
Burke Centre Library   4 pm
Simple science experiments with related stories. Age 4-6. Call 703-249-1520 to register.

Ice Cream for Books
Reston Regional Library   7:15 pm
Family program. Call 703-689-2700 to register.

 

Thursday, Aug.14

Discover Art
Martha Washington Library, Alexandria    10:30 am
Art bingo, reader’s theater, and craft fun. Age 6-12. Call 703-768-6700 to register.

Baby Signs
Herndon Fortnightly Library    10:30 am
Come meet Beebo the Baby Signs Bear, hear stories, and learn some simple signs. Age 6-24 months with adult. Call 703-437-8855 to register.

The Nicolo Whimsey Show
John Marshall Library, Alexandria    10:30 am
Nicolo the Jester shares his juggling, clowning and comedy. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. Age 6-12. Call 703-971-0010 to register.

The Nicolo Whimsey Show
Burke Centre Library    2:30 pm
Nicolo the Jester shares his juggling, clowning and comedy. Age 6-12. Call 703-249-1520 to register.

Olympic Games
Dolley Madison Library    2:30 pm
Travel to China, test your skills and take home a medal. Age 6-12. Call 703-356-0770 to register.

The Working Actor
Chantilly Regional Library    7 pm
Hear what it is like to be a professional actor from Anne Flosnick who has appeared on TV and film, as well as narrated audio books. Age 12-18. Call 703-502-3883 to register.

Friday, Aug. 15

Teddy Bear Picnic
Richard Byrd Library, Springfield    10:30 am
Stories, songs, and activities about teddy bears. Bring your favorite bear! Age 2-5 with adult. Call 703-451-8055 to register.

Toddlin’ Twos
Chantilly Regional Library   10:30 am
Stories and activities. Age 2 with adult. Call 703-502-3883 to register.

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.

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

Chill Zone
Centreville Regional Library   1 pm
Too hot? Get cool! Music, mags, books, games, popsicles and good A/C – just right for a hot August afternoon. Age 12-18. Call 703-830-2223 to register.

Chantilly Cinema
Chantilly Regional Library   2 pm
Favorite films and popcorn. Ask for title. Age 8-12. No registration is required.

Movie Time
Woodrow Wilson Library, Falls Church   3 pm
Join us for a movie and popcorn. Please call for title. Age 6-12. Call 703-820-8774 to register.

Game On
Patrick Henry Library, Vienna   4 pm
Runescape, DDR, Wii, pizza and soda at the library. Age 10-18. Call 703-938-0405 to register.

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