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This event is in the "Big Island Library" group.

Adult Book Club

10:30am - 11:30am
Book Clubs
Library Branch: Big Island Library
Room: Big Island Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
Join us at the Big Island Library to read the book of the month and share insights and stories.  Call 540-425-7000 ext 1 for more information. The book club is held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Sponsored by Friends of the Big Isl...
This event is in the "Big Island Library" group.

Books 4 Fun

10:30am - 11:30am
Story Times
Registration
Library Branch: Big Island Library
Room: Big Island Movie Area
Age Group: Preschool
Program Type: Story Times
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Books 4 Fun is our pre-school story time for children ages 3 to 5.  Join us for stories, songs, crafts, and activities geared to engage and entertain your child.  Our theme for this session is Into The Night!   ...
This event is in the "Big Island Library" group.

STEAM--Save Sam

2:30pm - 3:30pm
STEM/STEAM
Registration
Library Branch: Big Island Library
Room: Big Island Movie Area
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: STEM/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
Sam is stuck on a boat, and how he got there is not important, but he can't swim!  And, the boat has capsized! Sam needs to retrieve a “life jacket” from underneath the boat so that he can float to shore. Students will work with partners to...
This event is in the "Big Island Library" group.

Rock-A-Bye Reader

10:30am - 11:30am
Story Times
Registration
Library Branch: Big Island Library
Room: Big Island Movie Area
Age Group: Preschool
Program Type: Story Times
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10

Rock-A-Bye Reader

Rock-A-Bye Reader is a lap-sit program for babies ages 0-36 months.  Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.

This event is in the "Big Island Library" group.

Books 4 Fun

10:30am - 11:30am
Story Times
Registration
Library Branch: Big Island Library
Room: Big Island Movie Area
Age Group: Preschool
Program Type: Story Times
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Books 4 Fun is our pre-school story time for children ages 3 to 5.  Join us for stories, songs, crafts, and activities geared to engage and entertain your child.  Our theme for this session is Into The Night!   ...
This event is in the "Big Island Library" group.

Colorific Club for Kids--Treasure Box

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Arts & Crafts
Registration
Library Branch: Big Island Library
Room: Big Island Movie Area
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
Students will decorate a plastic pencil box to hold “special treasures”. They will discuss what they want to put in their box. Stickers? Markers or crayons? Chalk and a small chalkboard?  Or, something fancier like ribbons, colorful paper f...
This event is in the "Big Island Library" group.

Rock-A-Bye Reader

10:30am - 11:30am
Story Times
Registration
Library Branch: Big Island Library
Room: Big Island Movie Area
Age Group: Preschool
Program Type: Story Times
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10

Rock-A-Bye Reader

Rock-A-Bye Reader is a lap-sit program for babies ages 0-36 months.  Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.

This event is in the "Big Island Library" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Big Island Library
Room: Big Island Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lectures
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and BBB Serving Western Virginia wants to educate members of the community about the importance of cybersecurity, and to provide tips & resources needed to be safer and more secure ...
This event is in the "Big Island Library" group.

Books 4 Fun

10:30am - 11:30am
Story Times
Registration
Library Branch: Big Island Library
Room: Big Island Movie Area
Age Group: Preschool
Program Type: Story Times
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Books 4 Fun is our pre-school story time for children ages 3 to 5.  Join us for stories, songs, crafts, and activities geared to engage and entertain your child.  Our theme for this session is Into The Night!   ...
This event is in the "Big Island Library" group.

Thursday Theatre: Agent Toby Barks

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Movies
Registration
Library Branch: Big Island Library
Room: Big Island Movie Area
Age Group: Family - All Ages, Kids
Program Type: Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
Event Details:
Join in the fun as we watch a movie on the big screen at Big Island Library. This month's movie is Agent Toby Barks (G) and it runs 85 minutes.   Sponsored by the Friends of the Big Island Library. ...
This event is in the "Bedford Central Library" group.
This event is in the "Big Island Library" group.
This event is in the "Forest Library" group.
This event is in the "Moneta/SML Library" group.
This event is in the "Montvale Library" group.
This event is in the "Stewartsville Library" group.
Branches:
Bedford Central Library, Big Island Library, Forest Library, Moneta/SML Library, Montvale Library, Stewartsville Library
Description:
All BPLS locations will be closed for Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day. ...
This event is in the "Big Island Library" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Big Island Library
Room: Big Island Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Gardening
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:
Learn how to impart natural flavor into homemade salad dressings, marinades, dips, sauces and more!  This October members of the Bedford Area Master Gardeners Association will be visiting our libraries to teach us how to create infused o...
This event is in the "Big Island Library" group.

Books 4 Fun

10:30am - 11:30am
Story Times
Registration
Library Branch: Big Island Library
Room: Big Island Movie Area
Age Group: Preschool
Program Type: Story Times
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Books 4 Fun is our pre-school story time for children ages 3 to 5.  Join us for stories, songs, crafts, and activities geared to engage and entertain your child.  Our theme for this session is Into The Night!   ...
This event is in the "Big Island Library" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Big Island Library
Room: Big Island Movie Area
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Be sure to bring your sweet tooth to this month's Colorific Club where we will be creating Cotton Candy Monster Cupcakes!  Let your inner cake decorator out and then enjoy eating your tasty creation.   Sponsored by the Friends of the ...
This event is in the "Big Island Library" group.

Author Talk: Sandra Nelms-Ludwig

10:30am - 11:30am
Lectures
Registration
Library Branch: Big Island Library
Room: Big Island Movie Area
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lectures
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Mother, veteran, former interpretative national park ranger, retired educator, poet, and activist, Sandra Nelms-Ludwig was born and raised in rural Bedford County, Virginia, nestled beneath the Blue Ridge Mountains. She began writing poetry at age 12...
This event is in the "Big Island Library" group.

Writer's Group at the Big Island Library

10:30am - 12:00pm
Workshop
Library Branch: Big Island Library
Room: Big Island Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Workshop
Event Details:
Do you enjoy writing poety or prose?  If you said "Yes!" you may want to consider joining the creative writer's group at the Big Island Library on the 3rd Saturday of each month.  Get helpful feedback and critiques from other writers a...
This event is in the "Big Island Library" group.

Rock-A-Bye Reader

10:30am - 11:30am
Story Times
Registration
Library Branch: Big Island Library
Room: Big Island Movie Area
Age Group: Preschool
Program Type: Story Times
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10

Rock-A-Bye Reader

Rock-A-Bye Reader is a lap-sit program for babies ages 0-36 months.  Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.

This event is in the "Big Island Library" group.

Adult Book Club

10:30am - 11:30am
Book Clubs
Library Branch: Big Island Library
Room: Big Island Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
Join us at the Big Island Library to read the book of the month and share insights and stories.  Call 540-425-7000 ext 1 for more information. The book club is held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Sponsored by Friends of the Big Isl...
This event is in the "Big Island Library" group.

Books 4 Fun

10:30am - 11:30am
Story Times
Registration
Library Branch: Big Island Library
Room: Big Island Movie Area
Age Group: Preschool
Program Type: Story Times
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Books 4 Fun is our pre-school story time for children ages 3 to 5.  Join us for stories, songs, crafts, and activities geared to engage and entertain your child.  Our theme for this session is Into The Night!   ...
This event is in the "Big Island Library" group.

Building Club--LEGO Bricks Maze

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Arts & Crafts, STEM/STEAM
Registration
Library Branch: Big Island Library
Room: Big Island Movie Area
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEM/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:
Use building blocks to create a maze and then try running a marble down the path.   Sponsored by the Friends of the Big Island Library. ...
This event is in the "Big Island Library" group.

Pumpkin Carving at Big Island Library

10:30am - 12:00pm
Arts & Crafts
Registration
Library Branch: Big Island Library
Room: Big Island Movie Area
Age Group: Family - All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Show your skill, or just come to have fun carving a Jack O'Lantern to decorate your home for Halloween.  Twenty pumpkins will be supplied by The Friends of the Big Island Library so register early to reserve your spot or bring your own.&nbs...
This event is in the "Big Island Library" group.

Rock-A-Bye Reader

10:30am - 11:30am
Story Times
Registration
Library Branch: Big Island Library
Room: Big Island Movie Area
Age Group: Preschool
Program Type: Story Times
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10

Rock-A-Bye Reader

Rock-A-Bye Reader is a lap-sit program for babies ages 0-36 months.  Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.

This event is in the "Big Island Library" group.

Books 4 Fun

10:30am - 11:30am
Story Times
Registration
Library Branch: Big Island Library
Room: Big Island Movie Area
Age Group: Preschool
Program Type: Story Times
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Books 4 Fun is our pre-school story time for children ages 3 to 5.  Join us for stories, songs, crafts, and activities geared to engage and entertain your child.  Our theme for this session is Into The Night!   ...
This event is in the "Big Island Library" group.

STEAM--Spiders

2:30pm - 3:30pm
STEM/STEAM
Registration
Library Branch: Big Island Library
Room: Big Island Movie Area
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: STEM/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
How many bugs can you catch with your spider web?  Students will observe how spiders spin webs and then make a spider web and test it out by trying to catch "creepy crawlies".      Sponsored by the Friends of the Big Island ...