I thought I’d start off this month with a little programming post. All of the branches have so many exciting things happening in December, and I couldn’t resist picking out a few to highlight. These are just snippets from the calendar we all receive, but sometimes it’s easy to get distracted by everything that’s going on at your particular branch. These larger events would be great things to market at the desk no matter where you are located. It’s also nice to hear about all of the fun programming going on in the library system as a whole.
Mother and Daughter Book Club 1.0
Thursday, December 5, 6:30 p.m., Christiansburg Library
A book club for girls entering 4th and 5th grade with their moms. This month we will share our favorite holiday stories. Registration is required.
Hopefully you’ve gotten the chance to explore Internet Public Library in the past couple of weeks. There are a few more categories I’d like to cover in this second post. This is where the indexing efforts of IPL staff really shine. Click the link to read more!
It’s Snowflake Season!
Children’s Corner, all month long, Christiansburg Library
Personalize a snowflake and leave it in our basket. Library staff will collect them and add it to our display.
Noisy Noisemakers and Buzzing Bugs
Thursday, December 12, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm., at the Blacksburg Library
Why do mosquitos buzz in peoples’ ears? How do bees make that sound? Can I buzz too? Come learn with us about vibration, sound, and (most importantly) bugs as you make your own buzzing noisemaker! You can then customize your noisemaker for style and maximum loudness. Younger kids (4 and under) are also welcome to come explore shapes and colors by making a bee craft.
Saturday, December 7, 11:00a.m., at the Christiansburg Library
Monday, December 9, 4:00p.m., at the Blacksburg Library
Saturday, December 14, 4:00p.m., at the Jessie Peterman Library
Make a dazzling holiday tree you can eat. All Ages
It’s a Winter Wonderland!
Monday, December 16, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Christiansburg Library
Children of all ages are welcome to create several winter themed crafts such, as transforming old cds into ornaments and decorating snowmen! Geared towards our younger crafters.
Building Zone Challenge
Tuesday, December 17 at 4:00 p.m., Jessie Peterman Library
Select a mystery bag of Legos and create something with all the Legos in the allotted time. Winner will receive a mini Lego figure.
Have You Seen Art?
Monday, December 9, 11:00 a.m., Christiansburg Library
Anyone 5 and up may join us as we showcase the artist Charley Harper. We will create a winter scene in his style as we learn about his life and technique. We have the supplies, you bring the creativity.
National Cookie Day
Wednesday December 4, all day at the Blacksburg Library
Celebrate National Cookie Day with a free cookie and craft in the children’s area.