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Free Events Summer 2018

Summer Reading Adventure June 15 - September 1 Read Over the Summer and Earn Great Prizes Hey Kids! Summer is a great time to read for the fun of it. Explore stuff you’re interested in like insects or rock climbing or meet magical creatures in the pages of a book … your choice, your adventure. To earn great prizes, you must read a certain number of books depending on your age: • Birth-third grade read 15 books; • Grades 4-5 read 10 books; • Grades 6-12 read five books.

To participate 1. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library; 2. Complete a paper or online reading log and read either 15, 10 or five books depending on your age (Children can have books read to them); 3. Visit a library by September 1 to pick up your coupon book. If you use a paper log, please bring it with you; 4. Use the coupons to play mini-golf; eat ice cream; watch a soccer game and more!

Don’t forget to check the event listings inside for great summer activities. For more information and reading lists, check our website.


Thank You Sponsors! This summer the Friends of George Mason Regional Library donated $50,000 to pay for family and school-age events at all library branches. The Fairfax Library Foundation donated $17,000 for the printing of the coupon book and the sponsorship of some family events. The Friends of the Kings Park Library donated $7,500 to pay for teen events at library branches. To reward Fairfax County students for reading during the summer, the businesses and organizations listed below provided coupons for free and reducedprice items at their stores, parks and facilities.

Friends of: Burke Centre • Centreville Regional • Chantilly Regional • City of Fairfax Regional Dolley Madison • George Mason Regional • Great Falls • Herndon Fortnightly • Kings Park Kingstowne • Lorton • Martha Washington • Oakton • Patrick Henry • Pohick Regional • Reston Regional Richard Byrd • Sherwood Regional • Thomas Jefferson • Tysons-Pimmit Regional • Woodrow Wilson

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Event attendance is often limited…...

So we practice a “first come, first served” policy. Some events require registration. You can register online and also call or visit the branch. Make arrangements for sign language interpreters, listening systems or real-time captioning at least two weeks in advance at the branch where the event takes place.

Events subject to change. Check the library’s website for up-to-date listings. (R.) = Registration required.


Burke Centre Library 5935 Freds Oak Road Burke, VA 22015 703-249-1520 | TTY: 711 Mon. - Tues.: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Wed. & Fri.: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Thurs.: 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. Sat.: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Monday, June 25, 2:30 If Pigs Could Fly Blue Sky Puppets presents wacky world folktales with Chester, Buster and Suzy Pig. All ages. Tuesday, July 10, 10:30 Bubble Fun The Bubble Lady creates giant bubbles, smoke bubbles and even one you can get into. All ages.

Wednesday, June 6, 3:00-6:00 Burke Centre Summer Book Sale: Member Preview Members-only sneak preview of the Summer Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Burke Centre Library. Thursday, June 7, 1:00-9:00 Friday, June 8, 10:00-6:00 Saturday, June 9, 10:00-5:00 Sunday, June 10, 1:00-3:00 Burke Centre Summer Book Sale Peruse and shop a selection of gently-used books, sponsored by the Friends of the Burke Centre Library. Sunday: bag sale day; fill a bag we provide for $5. Saturday, June 23, 1:00 Turley, the Magician Turley and his bunny create magic in our enchanted forest. All ages. Saturday, June 23, 10:00-4:00 10th Anniversary Celebration Enter our enchanted forest to experience excitement about the first ten years of Burke Centre Library. All day fun. All ages. Saturday, June 23, 10:00 Sunrise Face Painting Turn into a magical creature of the forest! All ages. Saturday, June 23, 11:00 Kaydee Puppets The Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood entertain with fanciful adventures. All ages.

SCHOOL AGE Thursday, June 14, 4:30 Magic Tree House Club-June Read Hurry Up Houdini! as Jack and Annie travel back in time to Coney Island. Copies available at the info desk. Age 6-12. (R.) Thursday, June 21, 2:30 The Wizard of Reading Enjoy amazing tricks and reading fun with magician Dean Alan. Age 6-12. Tuesdays, June 26, July 24, Aug. 14, 1:00 Full STEAM Ahead Join us for fun, enriching hands-on STEAM activities. Age 6-11. (R.)

Saturday, July 14, 2:30 Rhythmaya Indian dance and music for the whole family. All ages. Monday, August 6, 10:30 Kuumba Kids Enjoy African dance, drumming, storytelling and puppets. All ages.

PRESCHOOL Friday, June 29, 10:15, 11:00 Making Music Together Enjoy songs and dance that enhance your child’s early literacy skills. Age 6 months-5 years with adult. (R.) Tuesday, July 31, 10:30 Wednesday, August 8, 10:30 Library Playdate Toys and play space for children. Refreshments and conversation for adults. Age 6 months-5 years with adult. Thursdays, August 2, 9, 16, 1:30 Preschool StorytimePlus (3-part series) Join us for an interactive StorytimePlus series that uses books, song and activities to build early literacy skills. Age 4-5 with adult. (R.)

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Thursday, July 5, 2:30 My Reptile Guys See live snakes, lizards and other reptiles. Age 6-12. Thursday, July 12, 4:30 Magic Tree House Club-July Read High Time For Heroes as Jack and Annie travel back to Egypt to meet Nurse Florence Nightingale. Copies are available at the info desk. Age 6-12. (R.) Tuesday, July 17, 10:30 Wild West: The Mystery of the Haunted Piano Science Tellers presents an action-packed Western adventure with science experiments. Age 6-12. Saturday, June 23-July 14 Saturday, July 21, 3:30 (Prizes awarded) LEGO® Contest Build a structure that incorporates one of the STEAM subjects; entry forms available at the info desk. Age categories: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, and Grades 9-12. Bring your entry to the library Saturday, July 21 at 1:30 p.m. Public exhibit and ballot voting takes place from 2-3 p.m. Age 8-18. Continued on next page

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Wednesday, August 1, 10:30 Jacks are Wild! Jack Russell Terriers Mario and Bella perform fun and amazing tricks. Age 6-12. Thursday, August 9, 4:30 Magic Tree House Club Read Soccer on Sunday as Jack and Annie travel back in time to Mexico City at the 1970 World Cup Games. Copies available at the info desk. Age 6-12. (R.)

TEENS Saturdays, June 9, 23, July 7, 21, August 4, 18, 10:30 Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Teen volunteers help the library develop programs and services of interest to their peers. Find out more about TAB at www.burkecentretab.com. Age 13-18. Saturdays, July 7, August 4, 2:00 Teen Tech Club Explore robotics, programming and circuitry with our Ozbot, Sphero Ball, Cubelets, Little Bits and more! Age 12-18. (R.)

ADULTS Fridays, June 1, 8, 15, 22, July 13, 20, 27, August, 11:00, 11:45, 12:30 Mondays in June, July & August, 10:30, 11:15, 6:45, 7:30, 8:15 One-on-One English Practice Practice speaking, reading and writing English with a volunteer. Limit: one session per day. Age 13-adult. (R.) Saturdays in June, July & August 10:00, 11:00 Genealogy One-on-One Research your family history with a volunteer using library online resources. (R.)

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Mondays in June, July & August 2:00-3:30 Walk-in Tech Clinic Help with eBooks, mobile devices and basic computer skills. Bring device account IDs and passwords. Mondays in June, July & August, 7:00 English Conversation Practice speaking English with others and improve your skills. Tuesday, June 12, 1:00 Burke Centre Book Club Read to discuss: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. Wednesdays, June 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, 10:00 Chronic Disease Self-Management An interactive 6-week series for older adults. Learn to manage chronic conditions, such as arthritis, diabetes and heart conditions, and to eat healthy. (R.) Tuesdays, June 19, 26, 10:30 Qi-Gong Exercise Enjoy a gentle form of exercise with simple movements and breathing techniques based on ancient Chinese Medicine. Tuesday, June 26, 1:30 Short Book Conversations-June Read to discuss: Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn. Adults. Tuesday, July 24, 1:30 Short Book Conversations-July Read to discuss: The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton. Adults. Tuesday, August 7, 7:00 Dwelling Detectives: Research the History of Your Home Architectural historian Susan Hellman will provide tips on researching historic buildings and your own home. In cooperation with the Burke Historical Society. Adults.

Event attendance is often limited…...

So we practice a “first come, first served” policy. Some events require registration. You can register online and also call or visit the branch. Make arrangements for sign language interpreters, listening systems or real-time captioning at least two weeks in advance at the branch where the event takes place.

Tuesday, August 28, 1:30 Short Book Conversations-August Read to discuss: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind. Adults.

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FAMILY Saturday, June 16, 2:30 The Uncle Devin Show Journey through the land of percussion as you hear and play different instruments. All ages. Monday, June 25, 10:30 Bubble Fun The Bubble Lady creates giant bubbles, smoke bubbles and even a bubble you can get into. All ages. Monday, July 9, 2:30 If Pigs Could Fly Blue Sky Puppets presents wacky world folktales with Chester, Buster and Suzy Pig. All ages. Wednesday, July 18, 10:30 Rainbow Rock Move, groove and have fun with the Rainbow Rock Band. All ages. Tuesday, July 31, 7:00 “Coco:” the Movie Enjoy Disney’s animated film, “Coco” (PG). Bring a blanket or pillow to sit on. Refreshments provided or BYO snacks. All ages.

Events subject to change. Check the library’s website for up-to-date listings. (R.) = Registration required.


Wednesday, August 1, 2:30 “Coco:” the Movie in Spanish Enjoy Disney’s animated film, “Coco” (PG) en Espanol. Bring a blanket or pillow to sit on. Refreshments provided or BYO snacks. All ages.

PRESCHOOL

Friday, June 1, 10:30 Storytime with a Deputy Sheriff Join a Fairfax County Deputy Sheriff for stories, songs and fun. Age 3-5 with adult. (R.) Monday, June 18, 10:30 Miss Cathy’s Storytime Production Mother Goose (Miss Cathy) will sing songs and tell some tales of hopping fun. Age 2-7 with caregiver. (R.) Tuesday, June 19, 10:30 Thursdays, July 12, August 16, 10:30 Monday, July 23, 10:30 Time for Tots Stories and activities. Age 2-3 with adult. (R.) Saturdays, June 23, July 7, Aug. 4, 10:30 Tuesday, July 17, 10:30 Monday, August 6, 10:30 Thriving Three to Fives Stories, songs and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. (R.) Thursdays, July 5, August 9, 10:30 Small Wonders Stories and activities. Age 13-23 months with adult. (R.) Thursdays, July 19, August 23, 10:30 Baby & Me! Stories and activities. Birth-12 months with adult. (R.)

SCHOOL AGE Story the Giraffe: Writing Contest Beginning June 15, pick up a picture of “Story,” color and cut it out, and write about an adventure you have together. Submit by Friday, August 10. Prizes awarded. Grades K-6.

Thursdays, June 7, July 5, Aug. 16, 4:30 Youth Watercolor Club Learn from a local artist how to create watercolor paintings. Materials supplied. Age 9-16. (R.) Wednesday, June 20, 2:00 Mozart’s Dice Join Violinist Drew Robertson who will teach students how to write a minuet. Grades 5-8. (R.) Wednesdays, June 20, July 11, 18, August 1, 8, 7:00 Starlight Storytime Stories and fun for the whole family. Pajamas and stuffed friends welcome! Age 4-8. Thursday, June 21, 10:30 Jacks are Wild! Jack Russell Terriers Mario and Bella perform fun and amazing tricks. Age 6-12.

Thursday, June 28, 2:30 “Wonder” Join us to view “Wonder” (PG). Bring a blanket to sit on. Refreshments provided or BYO snacks. Grades 4 and up. Monday, July 2, 2:30 The Wizard of Reading Enjoy amazing tricks and reading fun with magician Dean Alan. Age 6-12. Friday, July 13, 2:00 Heroes Come in Small Packages Learn about the role of gophers after a volcanic eruption. Based on Gopher to the Rescue by Terry C. Jennings. Book signing after. Grades K-3. Monday, July 16, 2:00 Fabulous Folktale Frolics: India Explore the Culture of India through folktales and a craft. Grades 2-5. (R.)

Thursday, July 26, 10:30 My Reptile Guys See live snakes, lizards and other reptiles. Age 6-12. Friday, July 27, 2:00 Fly Girls: Meet the Author Author Patricia Pearson brings heroic stories of female WW II pilots to share along with her insights. Grades 5 and up. Monday, July 30, 2:00 Fabulous Folktale Frolics: Korea Explore the Culture of Korea through folktales and a craft. Grades 2-5. (R.)

Tuesdays, June 26, July 10, 24, August 7, 21, 10:30 LEGOs Kids’ Club Thousands of LEGOs await you and your Thursday, August 2, 10:30 creativity. Come with friends or make Impressions Theatre Presents new ones while you create. Age 6-12. “Tom Sawyer” Tom and Huck’s adventures take them to Thursday, June 28, 2:00 Paris, Rome and Egypt as they search for Pre-Movie Book Discussion Join us to discuss Wonder by R.J. Pala- pieces of famous monuments. Age 6-12. cio before watching the movie. Grades 4 and up.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2:30 Wild West: The Mystery of the Haunted Piano Science Tellers presents an action-packed Western adventure with science experiments. Age 6-12. Monday, August 13, 2:00 Fabulous Folktale Frolics: Italy Explore the culture of Italy through folktales and a craft. Grades 2-5. (R.)

TEENS Wednesdays, June 6, 4:30 Tuesdays, July 10, 24, Aug. 7, 21, 4:30 Random Fandom Join us to explore a variety of fandoms through discussion and creative pursuits. Grades 9-12. Thursdays, June 21, July 19, August 16, 7:00 Comics Writers Group For artists, writers of comics, sequential art or graphic novels: share and practice making comics. Bring art supplies and comics you’ve made. Limit of 15. Teens and adults. (R.) Wednesday, June 27, 2:00 Teen Pixelated Crafts Shannyn Snyder teaches fusing of beads to make pixelated crafts. Scads of patterns and backboards. Grades 7-12. (R.) Wednesdays, June 27, July 25, August 22, 7:00 Art at the Library June: Oil Pastel. July: Abstract Painting; Materials provided. August: Still Life (bring sketchbook and drawing materials). Teens and adults. (R.) Wednesday, July 11, 2:00 Teen Mask-Making Craft Make a decoupage mask. Presented by Shannyn Snyder. Grades 7-12. (R.)

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Thursday, July 12, 2:00 How to Draw Cartoons Learn the art of cartooning from published cartoonist, Paul Merklein. Materials provided. Age 12 and up. (R.) Wednesday, July 25, 2:00 Teen Jewelry-making Make steampunk jewelry with Shannyn Snyder. Grades 7-12. (R.) Wednesday, August 15, 2:00 Teen Balloon Twisting Dixie Mayall returns with balloon sculpting into crazy shapes. Grades 7-12. (R.)

ADULTS June, July, August Adult Summer Reading Program Earn a free book from our ongoing book sale for every five books read! Pick up a reading log in the branch. Adults. Saturdays in June, July, August, 10:30 Spanish Conversation Group Spanish language conversation practice in a relaxed setting. Led by native-speaking volunteers. Adults. Saturdays in June, July, August, 3:00 Practice English Conversation Group-Saturdays English language conversation practice for those learning English. Adults. Mondays in June, July, August, 7:00 ESL Book Club Adults learning English meet to discuss a book chosen by the group. Ask for title. Adults. Mondays in June, July, Aug., 8:00-9:00 Wednesdays in June, July 11, 18, 25, August, 1:00 Library eBook Tech Help Get your library eBook questions answered. Walk-in hours. Bring your library card and device. Adults.

Event attendance is often limited…...

So we practice a “first come, first served” policy. Some events require registration. You can register online and also call or visit the branch. Make arrangements for sign language interpreters, listening systems or real-time captioning at least two weeks in advance at the branch where the event takes place.

Tuesdays in June, July, August 10:30 Advanced English Conversation Group Drop-in conversation group for ESL speakers who want to improve their skills. Adults. Thursdays in June, July, August, 7:00 Wednesdays in June, July 11, 18, August, 1:00 Farsi Conversation Group Farsi (Persian) language conversation practice in a relaxed setting. Led by native-speaking volunteers. Adults. Thursday, June 14, 7:00 Civil War Lecture “Battle of Nashville, December 1864” by historian Stephen Phan. Cosponsored by the Civil War Roundtable. Adults, school age and up. Monday, June 25, 1:00 Sully Book Club Read to discuss: The Lowland, a novel by Jhumpa Lahiri. Adults. Wednesday, June 27, 7:00 A Novel Society Read to discuss: The Magicians by Lev Grossman. Adults

Thursdays, June 28, July 26, 6:30 Adult Watercolor Class Learn the basics of watercolor and create a work of art. 2-part series. Adults. (R.) Thursday, July 12, 7:00 Civil War Lecture “CW Press: Resisting Censorship to Publish Secrets,” by author and historian Randy Ferryman. Adults, school age and up. Events subject to change. Check the library’s website for up-to-date listings. (R.) = Registration required.


Monday, July 23, 1:00 Sully Book Club Read to discuss: The Reader by Bernhard Schlink. Adults. Wednesday, July 25, 7:00 A Novel Society Read to discuss: Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton. Adults.

Sundays, June 10, 24, July 15, 29, August 12, 26, 1:30 Sunday Stories Join us for songs and stories for the whole family. All ages. Saturday, June 16, 10:30 Rainbow Storytime Join us for a storytime that celebrates families of all shapes and sizes. All ages.

Thursday, August 9, 7:00 Civil War Lecture “The Kentucky Campaign: August to November 1862,” by author and historian Chris Kolakowski. Adults, school age and up. Monday, August 27, 1:00 Sully Book Club Read to discuss: The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore. Wednesday, August 29, 7:00 A Novel Society Read to discuss: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Adults.

Chantilly Regional Library 4000 Stringfellow Rd Chantilly, VA 20151 703-502-3883 | TTY: 711 Sun.: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. - Thurs.: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Fri.: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sat.: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

FAMILY June, July, August Maker Space: Self Directed Monthly Activities Create, invent and learn through self-directed projects that change each month! Supplies provided. All ages.

Thursday, August 9, 10:30 Dinosaur Babies Dinorock presents a musical puppet show. All ages.

PRESCHOOL Thursdays, June 7, August 2, 10:30 PJ Library Book Buddies Storytime Enjoy storybooks about Jewish culture and make crafts. Siblings welcome. Age 2 ½-5 years with caregiver. (R.) Thursdays, June 7, 21, 28, July 5, 26, August 2, 23, 30, 2:00 Mondays, July 23, August 20, 9:30 Storytime for Three to Fives Early literacy program with stories and activities. Age 3-5 with caregiver. (R.)

Monday, June 18, 2:30 Kuumba Kids Enjoy African dance, drumming, story- Fridays, June 8, July 6, August 3, 2:00 telling and puppets. All ages. STEAM-Little Explorers Join us for a STEAM-based playgroup Saturdays, June 23, July 21, engaging the senses. Dress to get August 18, 10:30 messy; adults encouraged to take part. Kaleidoscope Storytime Age 2-4. Family sensory storytime welcomes children on the autism spectrum or with Mondays, June 18, 10:30 other developmental challenges, adapt- Bouncin’ Babies ing to their strengths. All ages. (R.) Rhymes songs stories and activities for you and your baby. Build an early Wednesday, June 27, 2:30 literacy foundation for your child Rainbow Rock while enjoying time together. Birth-11 Move, groove and have fun with the months with caregiver. (R.) Rainbow Rock Band. All ages. Mondays, June 18, 25, July 23, 30, Thursday, July 12, 10:30 August 13, 20, 27, 11:30 Bubble Fun Small Wonders The Bubble Lady creates giant bubbles, Songs, stories and fun for you and your smoke bubbles and even a bubble you baby. Build an early literacy foundation can get into. All ages. while enjoying time together. Age 12-23 months with caregiver. (R.) Monday, July 16, 10:30 If Pigs Could Fly Tuesdays, June 19, July 10, 24, Blue Sky Puppets presents wacky folk- August 21, 10:30, 11:30 tales with Chester, Buster and Suzy Pig. Terrific Twos Storytime All ages. Engage your toddler with books, stories and songs that encourage language and Thursday, July 19, 10:30 pre-reading skills. Age 24-35 months Rhythmaya with caregiver. (R.) Indian dance and music for the entire Continued on next page family. All ages.

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Fridays, June 22, August 27, 2:00 Preschool Dance Party Get ready to shake, shimmy, and wiggle! Wear comfortable clothes and be ready to move! Age 2-5. Wednesdays, June 27, July 25, August 8, 22, 10:30 Read! Build! Play! DUPLO® Storytime Have fun with your little one while building early literacy foundations for reading success. Age 18-35 months with adult.

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Tuesdays, June 19, 24, August 21, 4:45 Full STEAM Ahead Each month we will focus on one of the STEAM concepts with stories and activities. Age 5-7.

Wednesday, June 27, 7:00 Adventures in Art Join us as we explore the exciting world Wednesdays, June 27, July 25, of art through a combination of stories August 8, 22, 11:30 Read! Build! Play! DUPLO® Storytime and art projects. Come dressed to get messy. Age 4-7 with caregiver. (R.) Have fun with your little one while building early literacy foundations for Thursday, July 5, 10:30 reading success. Age 3-5 with adult. My Reptile Guys Fridays, June 29, July 13, Aug. 10, 2:00 See live snakes, lizards and other reptiles. Age 6-12. Ready for School Storytime Early literacy storytime for children ready to be on their own without caregiver or siblings. Age 4-5. (R.) Tuesdays, July 10, August 14, 7:00 Pajama Party! Bring your favorite stuffed friend and a blanket. Wear PJs and get ready for a rockin’ good time. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Wednesday, August 8, 3:30 Babies and Books Storytime Engage your little one with new sights and sounds through books, songs and rhymes. Birth-11 months with caregiver. (R.) Wednesday, August 22, 3:30, 4:30 Wonderful Ones Tiny tots build language skills, enjoy music and explore letters and words through stories. Age 12-23 months with caregiver. (R.)

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Saturday, July 7, 10:30 Yoga Storytime Enjoy stories, stretching and simple yoga poses. Bring a mat or towel; wear comfy clothes. Age 4-8. Monday, July 9, 10:30 Jacks are Wild! Jack Russell Terriers Mario and Bella perform fun and amazing tricks. Age 6-12. Monday, July 9, 4:30 Bookalicious! Book Group A book discussion group for girls and guys. Ask for title. Grades 3-4. Monday, July 16, 4:00 Maker Camp-Gloops, Glops & Slimes Learn how to use everyday household items to make messy mixtures. Rising grades 2-6. (R.) Wednesday, July 18, 3:00 Maker Camp: Ceramic Robot Painting Join the Clay Cafe at Maker Camp, and paint a ceramic robot figurine! Rising grades 2-6. (R.)

Event attendance is often limited…...

So we practice a “first come, first served” policy. Some events require registration. You can register online and also call or visit the branch. Make arrangements for sign language interpreters, listening systems or real-time captioning at least two weeks in advance at the branch where the event takes place.

Thursday, July 19, 2:00 Maker Camp: Intro to Scratch Coding Get started with Scratch programming; learn to create basic stories and games. Laptops provided. Rising grades 2-6. (R.) Friday, July 20, 2:00 Maker Camp: Blankets for Shelter Animals Make blankets to donate to the animal shelter while learning about shelter care. Expect a special furry visitor! Supplies provided. Rising grades 2-6. Wednesday, July 25, 2:30 The Wizard of Reading Enjoy amazing tricks and reading fun with magician Dean Alan. Age 6-12. Wednesday, July 25, 7:30 The End (or is it?) Book Group Book discussion group for boys and girls. Ask for title. Grades 5-6. Tuesday, July 31, 7:00 Wild West: The Mystery of the Haunted Piano Science Tellers presents an action-packed adventure with science experiments. Age 6-12. Monday, August 6, 2:30 Impressions Theatre Presents “Tom Sawyer” Tom and Huck’s adventures take them to Paris, Rome and Egypt as they search for pieces of famous monuments. Age 6-12. Saturday, August 11, 2:00 Game On! @ the Library Join us for an afternoon of gaming as the Game Truck premiers at the Chantilly Library! Rising grades 3-6. Saturday, August 25, 12:30 LEGO® Mania K-2 Come show off your LEGO® building skills! Grades K-2.

Events subject to change. Check the library’s website for up-to-date listings. (R.) = Registration required.


TEENS Tuesday, June 12, July 10, Aug. 14, 4:00 LGBTQA+ Book Club A book discussion group focusing on LGBTQA+ themes. Ask for title. Grades 9-12. Mondays, June 18, July 30, 6:00 Marvel Movie Mondays Join us for a screening of a movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Call for movie title and rating. Rising grades 7-12. Wednesday, June 20, 7:00 Finding Home: The Immigrant Experience Teen author Duaah Hammad will read excerpts from her book Finding Home. Book signing to follow. Age 13 and up. Tuesdays, June 26, July 31, Aug. 28, 5:00 Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting Join TAB to develop teen library programs and leadership skills. Grades 8-12. Wednesday, July 11, 11:00 Saturday, July 14, 2:00 Henna Harmony Join us to learn about henna and get some lovely designs by Henna Harmony! Grades 7-12. (R.) Tuesday, July 17, 5:00 Maker Camp: Cross Stitch Learn the basics of cross stitch and how to make your own designs. Materials provided. Age 12 and up. (R.) Saturday, July 28, 1:00 Author Visit-Andrew Stevans The author will discuss Two Youth Gangs: Growing Up in Pittsburgh. Q&A and book signing to follow. Teens and adults. Tuesday, August 7, 4:00 Getting a Jump Start on the College Essays A 4-part workshop on drafting an effective essay for college applications. Offered by the Writers of Chantilly. Limited space. Rising Grades 11-12. (R.)

Saturday, August 11, 5:00 Game On! Teen Edition Join us for video games in the Game Truck or for board games inside. Rising grades 7-12.

ADULTS Fridays in June, July, August, 10:00 Beginner English Class Drop-in beginner English class. Adults. Saturdays in June, July, August, 10:30 Master Gardener Plant Clinic Experts answer your gardening questions on Saturday mornings. Adults. Tuesdays in June, July, August, 10:30 Thursdays in June, July, August, 7:00 ESL Conversation Group Practice your English with other students. Adults. Wednesdays, June 6, July 11, August 1, 7:00 Mystery Book Club Read: Double Indemnity by James Cain. Adults. Wednesday, June 6, 7:00 Walking Washington D.C. Join author Barbara Saffir as she shares highlights of D.C. walks and fun facts about favorite hot spots, history, architecture and art. Adults. Mondays, June 11, 25, July 9, 23, August 13, 27, 6:30 Writers of Chantilly Share your work, give and receive feedback in a supportive setting. Adults. Wednesday, June 13, 7:30 Chantilly Book Discussion Group Read to discuss: Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Adults. Wednesday, July 11, 2:00 INOVA Blood Drive Area blood supplies often run low. Consider donating today! Adults.

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Wednesday, July 11, 7:30 Chantilly Book Discussion Group Read to discuss: Boys in the Boat. Adults. Wednesday, August 8, 7:30 Chantilly Book Discussion Group Read to discuss: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett. Adults.

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FAMILY Wednesday, June 13, 7:00 Family Movie Night: “Mary Poppins” Join us for this Disney classic about a magical nanny. All ages. Saturday, June 16, 10:00 Summer Reading Adventure Kickoff Kickoff your summer reading adventure! We’ll have balloon artists for the first hour as we welcome summer! All ages. Saturday, June 16, 2:30 Rhythmaya Indian dance and music for the entire family. All ages.

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PRESCHOOL

Saturday, June 23, 1:00 Harley-Davidson Show and Tell Take a close look at Harley-Davidson motorcycles on the library’s front patio (or garage, in case of rain). All ages. Saturdays, June 30, July 28, August 11, 10:30-12:00 Family Math Games Build your children’s math and logic skills while playing games together. All ages. Monday, July 2, 10:30 Bubble Fun The Bubble Lady creates giant bubbles, smoke bubbles and even a bubble you can get into. All ages. Wednesday, July 11, 10:30 Kuumba Kids Enjoy African dance, drumming, storytelling and puppets. All ages. Wednesday, July 18, 7:00 Family Movie Night: “Stuart Little” View this PG film about a family that adopts a comical, charming mouse. All ages. Tuesday, July 24, 7:00 If Pigs Could Fly Blue Sky Puppets presents wacky folktales with Chester, Buster and Suzy Pig. All ages. Wednesday, August 22, 7:00 Family Movie Night: “The Secret Life of Pets” Ever wonder what your pets do when you leave the house? View this PG comedy to find out! All ages.

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Mondays, June 11, July 9, Aug. 6, 10:30 PJ Library Book Buddies Enjoy storybooks and crafts about Jewish holidays and values. Age 6 months-5 years with adult. (R.)

June, July, August Tales to Tails Practice reading with a therapy dog. Check online or call for days and times. Age 5-10.

Thursdays, June 14, July 5, Aug. 2, 10:30 Preschool Storytime Build your child’s early literacy skills while enjoying stories, songs and fun. Age 3-5 with adult. (R.)

Monday, June 4, 7:00 Intergenerational Escape Room Work together to open a locked box and escape! Bring friends and family to help solve the clues. Age 8 and up.

Mondays, June 18, July 23, August 13, 10:30 STEAM Storytime Storytime with special emphasis on STEAM skills. Age 3-5 with adult. (R.)

Mondays, June 18, July 16, 2:30 Tuesday, August 21, 2:30 Brain Games at the Library Have fun and win prizes with our board and card games that challenge your thinking and build your skills. Age 6-12.

Thursdays, June 21, July 19, August 16, 10:30 Toddler Time Build your child’s early literacy skills while enjoying stories, songs and activities. Age 2-3 with adult. (R.) Thursdays, June 28, July 12, 26, August 9, 23, 10:30 Mother Goose Storytime Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that build early literacy skills for your baby. Birth-23 months with adult. (R.) Monday, July 9, 6:30 Drive-in Preschool Storytime We’ll decorate cardboard boxes as cars, then enjoy a short book-based film at the drive-in. Age 3-6 with adult. (R.) Saturday, July 14, 10:30 Get Ready for Kindergarten! Enjoy activities that help your child get ready for Kindergarten; learn about resources in the Fairfax community. Cosponsored by the Neighborhood School Readiness Project. Age 2-5 with adult. Mondays, July 30, August 27, 7:00 Pajama Storytime Wear PJs and bring a stuffed friend to hear bedtime stories. Age 2-6 with adult.

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So we practice a “first come, first served” policy. Some events require registration. You can register online and also call or visit the branch. Make arrangements for sign language interpreters, listening systems or real-time captioning at least two weeks in advance at the branch where the event takes place.

Tuesday, June 19, 2:30 Playground of the Infinite Build your STEM skills and find out how to construct numbers that are almost-but-not-quite infinite. Grades 4-6. Monday, June 25, 10:30 My Reptile Guys See live snakes, lizards and other reptiles. Age 6-12. Tuesdays, June 26, July 3, 10, 24, 31, August 14, 2:30 Make and Take Reuse materials and craft supplies to make your own unique masterpiece. Age 6-12. (R.) Wednesdays, June 27, July 25, August 29, 7:00 Newbery Book Club Help find the next Newbery Medal winner with an actual member of the 2019 Newbery committee. Age 8 and up. Tuesday, July 17, 2:30 Jacks are Wild! Jack Russell Terriers Mario and Bella perform fun and amazing tricks. Age 6-12. Events subject to change. Check the library’s website for up-to-date listings. (R.) = Registration required.


Monday, July 23, 7:00 Intergenerational Dance Party We’ll provide the music, you bring a dance partner and your favorite dance moves. Age 6 and up.

June, July, August Genealogy Help Desk Bring your family history stumpers to an expert. Make an appointment at the Virginia Room desk or call 703-2936227 option 6. Adults. (R.) June, July, August Library Tech Help Get help with eBooks, eAudiobooks and compatible devices. Bring your electronic device and library card. Call for appointment. (R.)

Saturday, June 9, 10:00 World Wide Knit-In Public Day Event Be a part of a worldwide phenomenon - come out and knit in public! Bring a project or learn to knit from others. Adults.

Thursday, August 2, 2:30 Impressions Theatre’s “Tom Sawyer” Tom and Huck’s adventures take them to Paris, Rome and Egypt as they search for pieces of famous monuments. Age 6-12.

June, July August One-on-One ESL Conversation Partners Practice speaking English with a volunteer conversation partner! Call for an appointment. 703-293-6227. Adults. (R.)

Wednesdays, June 13, July 11, August 8, 1:00 Job Club Learn skills to help get a job, such as resume writing, job search, networking and interview prep. Age 17 and up.

Tuesday, August 7, 2:30 Wild West: The Mystery of the Haunted Piano Science Tellers presents an action-packed adventure with science experiments. Age 6-12.

June, July, August Personalized Internet/Microsoft Office Tutoring Learn how to use the Web or increase your skills. Call or register online. Age 13 and up. (R.)

Saturday, June 16, 10:00 Renting vs. Owning a Home: Personal Finance for English Language Learners Hear from an expert about the benefits of renting vs. owning a home and tips on purchasing your first home. Adults.

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Saturdays in June, July, Aug., 10:00-1:00 Neighborhood Plant Clinic Master Gardeners offer horticultural tips, techniques and advice to home gardeners. Adults.

Tuesday, June 19, 7:30 Tuesday Evening Book Discussion Read to discuss: The Snake Stone by Jason Goodwin. Adults.

Monday, July 30, 2:30 The Wizard of Reading Enjoy amazing tricks and reading fun with magician Dean Alan. Age 6-12.

Wednesdays, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15, 2:00-4:00 Coding Camp Learn to create projects with Scratch; for beginning to intermediate coders. Register for the 6-part series. Age 1016. (R.) Tuesday, July 31, 7:00 Black Out Poetry Find poems and create art from the pages of discarded books. Age 12-18.

ADULTS June, July, August Adult Summer Reading Program Read six books; get a free book from the Friends ongoing book sale. Prizes awarded at Finishers Party August 18. Adults.

Saturday, June 2, 10:30 Forgotten Fairfax: 33–County Schoolhouse Survivors Learn from an historian about the 33 buildings left in Fairfax County that were used as public schools prior to 1935. Adults. Saturday, June 9, 1:00 Memory Depot Grand Opening Join us for the Grand Opening of our Memory Depot DIY personal digitization center! Learn to use our equipment to digitize treasured family memories from VHS, audio cassette, photos, negatives and slides. Adults.

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Thursday, June 21, 1:00 Thursday Afternoon Reading Group Read to discuss: The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker. Saturday, June 30, 1:00 Trail Magic: The Grandma Gatewood Story View a documentary about the first woman to solo hike the Appalachian Trail at age 67. Adults. Tuesday, July 17, August 21, 7:30 Tuesday Evening Book Discussion Call the library for this month’s selection. New members welcome! Adults. Continued on next page

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Thursday, July 19, 1:00 Thursday Afternoon Reading Group Read to discuss: The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls. Adults. Saturday, July 21, 1:00 ASRP Movie-July Enjoy viewing “Queen of Katwe” (PG). Adults. Saturday, August 11, 1:00 ASRP Movie-August Enjoy viewing “Under the Tuscan Sun” (PG-13). Adults. Wednesday, August 15, 7:00 Classic Board Games for Adults Kick back, relax and have fun with our board games, including Scrabble, Sorry! and Battleship. Adults. Thursday, August 16, 1:00 Thursday Afternoon Reading Group Read to discuss: Shanghai Grand by Taras Grescoe.

Fridays, June 15, August 10, 10:30 Puppet Show Extraordinaire See your favorite childrens’ stories come to life with our colorful puppet characters. All ages. Tuesday, June 19, 10:30 Bubble Fun The Bubble Lady creates giant bubbles, smoke bubbles and even a bubble you can get into. All ages. Saturdays, June 30, July 14, August 25, 3:00 Multigenerational BINGO BINGO for adults, teens and children. Hit BINGO and receive a prize! Monday, July 16, 2:30 If Pigs Could Fly Blue Sky Puppets presents wacky folktales with Chester, Buster and Suzy Pig. All ages.

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FAMILY Saturdays in June, July, August, 10:30 Saturday Family Storytime Stories, songs and movement for children of all ages with caregiver.

Fridays, June 8, July 6, Aug. 17, 10:30 Toddler Fitness Enjoy a kids’ fitness program by a My Gym Children’s Center teacher. Limit: 20 toddlers. Age 14-36 months with adult.

SCHOOL AGE Thursdays, June 14, 4:30; July 12, August 9, 2:30 Games Galore Board games, card game and strategy games. Age 6-12.

Saturday, August 18, 2:00 ASRP Finishers Party Snacks served, book discussion and prizes awarded at our Adult Summer Reading Program’s Finishers Party! Finishers only. Adults.

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Wednesdays in June, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 15, 22, 29, 10:30 Preschool Storytime Early literacy storytime with songs, activities and stories. Age 2-5 with adult.

Monday, July 30, 2:30 The Uncle Devin Show Journey through the land of percussion as you hear and play different instruments. All ages. Wednesday, August 8, 10:30 Rainbow Rock Move, groove and have fun with the Rainbow Rock Band. All ages.

PRESCHOOL Mondays in June, July, August, 10:30 Bouncing Babies Rhymes, stories and fun for you and your baby as you build an early literacy foundation together. Birth-23 months with caregiver.

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So we practice a “first come, first served” policy. Some events require registration. You can register online and also call or visit the branch. Make arrangements for sign language interpreters, listening systems or real-time captioning at least two weeks in advance at the branch where the event takes place.

Thursdays, June 21, 3:00; July 19, August 16, 2:30 Legomania in the Library Use your imagination to create and engineer with thousands of LEGOs. Age 6-12. Monday, June 25, 2:30 My Reptile Guys See live snakes, lizards and other reptiles. Age 6-12. Thursday, July 5, 2:30 Wild West: The Mystery of the Haunted Piano Science Tellers presents an action-packed adventure with science experiments. Age 6-12. Tuesday, July 24, 10:30 Jacks are Wild! Jack Russell Terriers Mario and Bella perform fun and amazing tricks. Age 6-12. Events subject to change. Check the library’s website for up-to-date listings. (R.) = Registration required.


ADULTS June 15-30, July, August Adult Summer Reading Bingo! Play Library Bingo for a chance to win a Kindle! All complete entries will get a coupon for a free book from The Friends of the Dolley Madison Library Booksale. Adults. Fridays in June, July, August, 12:30 Gentle Yoga Explore different postures and learn relaxation techniques from a certified instructor. Bring a yoga mat. Limit: 15. Adults 55 and older. Saturdays in June, July, August, 10:00, 11:00 One-on-One Computer/Microsoft Office Training Learn basic computer and Internet skills or master Microsoft Office programs at one-on-one trainings with a tech volunteer. Call for appointment. Adults. (R.) Saturday, June 2, 12:00 Teen Tech: One-on-One Tech Help Local teens help others (mostly older adults) with technology questions. Bring your devices to the library to get your questions answered. Adults. Monday, June 4, 2:00 Socrates Cafe Get a fresh taste of philosophy along with good discussion. Light refreshments provided. Adults. Tuesdays in June, 1:00, 7:00; Tuesdays in July, August, 1:00 Thursdays in June, 1:00 English Conversation Group Practice conversational English in a group setting. Adults. Thursday, June 7, 1:00 And the Winner Is... Book Club Read Sing Unburied Sing by Jessmyn Ward, then join our group led by writer/scholar Amanda Holmes Duffy to discuss it. Adults.

Monday, June 11, 7:00 Bad Art Night Join us for a night of creating really bad art. The most dreadful work wins a prize. Adults. (R.) Tuesday, June 12, 7:00 Book Talk for Book Lovers Read to discuss On the Edge by Edward St Aubyn. Adults. Thursday, July 5, 1:00 And the Winner Is... Book Club Read The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard, then join our group led by writer/ scholar Amanda Holmes Duffy to discuss it. Adults. Tuesday, July 10, 7:00 Book Talk for Book Lovers Read to discuss Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf. Adults. Thursday, August 2, 1:00 And the Winner Is... Book Club Read Amsterdam by Ian McEwan, then join our group led by writer/scholar Amanda Holmes Duffy to discuss it. Adults. Tuesday, August 14, 7:00 Book Talk for Book Lovers Read to discuss Sisters in Law by Linda Hirshman. Adults.

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FAMILY Wednesday, June 20, 10:30 Rainbow Rock Move, groove and have fun with the Rainbow Rock Band. All ages.

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Thursday, June 28, 10:30 Bubble Fun The Bubble Lady creates giant bubbles, smoke bubbles and even a bubble you can get into. All ages. Monday, July 2, 2:30 If Pigs Could Fly Blue Sky Puppets presents wacky folktales with Chester, Buster and Suzy Pig. All ages. Saturday, July 21, 1:00 Harley-Davidson Show & Tell Check out some awesome Harley motorcycles and see bikers demonstrate their skills! All ages. Monday, July 23, 2:30 Kuumba Kids Enjoy African dance, drumming, storytelling and puppets. All ages. Thursday, August 2, 7:00 Rhythmaya Indian dance and music for the entire family. All ages.

PRESCHOOL Tuesdays, June 5, July 3, Aug. 14, 10:30 Bouncin’ Babies Storytime Enjoy short stories, songs and fingerplay. Afterwards kids play with boardbooks while caregivers socialize. Age 6-18 months with adult. (R.) Thursdays, June 14, July 5, 12, 19, August, 10:30 Preschool Storytime Support your children’s early literacy skills with stories and fun activities. Age 2-5 with adult. (R.) Continued on next page

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Saturdays, June 16, July 14, 28, August 11, 25, 11:00 Drop-in Storytime Enjoy a family storytime that encourages your child’s love of reading. Age 6 months-6 years. Mondays, June 18, 25, July 9, 16, 23, August 13, 20, 27, 10:30 Toddler Storytime Enjoy short stories, songs and fingerplay with your toddler as we learn early literacy skills. Age 18-36 months with adult. (R.) Tuesdays, June 19, July 24, August 21, 10:30 I Can Build Program Build and create displays using soft building blocks. Age 2-5 with adult. Wednesdays, June 20, July 18, August 15, 7:00 Pajama Storytime Enjoy an evening storytime; bring your favorite cuddly friend or blanket and wear your PJs. Age 18 months-6 years with adult. (R.) Thursdays, June 21, July 26, August 30, 10:30 Music & Movement with Kofi Dennis Dance, sing and make music with children’s performer, Kofi Dennis. Age 12 months-5 years with adult. Tuesdays, June 26, July 31, August 28, 10:30 DUPLO® Tuesday Toddlers play and learn with DUPLO® blocks in a fun and creative program. Age 2-5 with adult. Mondays, July 2, August 6, 11:00 Playdate Cafe Kids enjoy creative play and make new friends while their caregivers have coffee and socialize. Birth-5 years with adult.

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SCHOOL AGE Monday, June 25, 4:30 Mystery Book Group for Kids Read to discuss The London Eye by Siobhan Dowd. Snacks and drinks provided. Grades 4-6. (R.) Fridays, June 29, July 13, 27, August 10, 24, 3:30 Boardgame Club for Kids Make new friends over boardgames; Chess, Checkers, Connect 4, Sorry, Candy Land, Blokus and more. Age 6-14. Monday, July 9, 2:30 Jacks are Wild! Jack Russell Terriers Mario and Bella perform fun and amazing tricks. Age 6-12. Tuesdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31, 7:00 Maker Camp: Family Style Create, craft and explore STEAM projects as a family. Age 8 and up with adult. (R.) Saturdays, July 14, 28, Aug. 11, 25, 2:30 LEGO® Kids Club Thousands of LEGO® bricks await your imagination. Bring friends or make new ones. Age 6-12.

Mondays, July 30, August 27, 4:30 Mystery Book Group for Kids Read to discuss The Postcard by Tony Abbot. Refreshments provided. Grades 4-6. (R.) Tuesday, August 7, 10:30 Wild West: The Mystery of the Haunted Piano Science Tellers presents an action-packed adventure with science experiments. Age 6-12.

TEENS June, July, August One-on-One Research & Writing Tutoring Learn tips, improve your writing and work on current projects. Bring a copy of your work. High School-Adult. (R.) Wednesday, June 27, 6:30 GM Summer Cinema: Midweek Movie View our first summer movie: “Project Almanac”(PG-13). Popcorn provided. Teens and adults. Wednesday, July 18, 2:30 Nicolo Whimsey Show An interactive show that includes comedy, poetry, storytelling and tips on juggling. Age 12-17.

Tuesday, July 17, 10:30 My Reptile Guys See live snakes, lizards and other reptiles. Age 6-12. Saturday, July 21, 2:30; August 4, 1:00 LEGO® Minecraft Club Make new friends at the LEGO® Minecraft club; choose from three sets: The Cave, The Dungeon, or The Farm. Age 6-14. (R.)

Monday, July 23, 7:00 Anime Drawing Workshop Learn how to create panels and draw anime for beginners and advanced artists. Age 13-17.

Monday, July 30, 10:30 The Wizard of Reading Enjoy amazing tricks and reading fun with magician Dean Alan. Age 6-12.

Wednesday, July 25, 6:30 GM Summer Cinema: Midweek Movie Enjoy viewing “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” (PG-13). Popcorn provided. Teens and adults.

Event attendance is often limited…...

So we practice a “first come, first served” policy. Some events require registration. You can register online and also call or visit the branch. Make arrangements for sign language interpreters, listening systems or real-time captioning at least two weeks in advance at the branch where the event takes place.

Events subject to change. Check the library’s website for up-to-date listings. (R.) = Registration required.


Saturday, August 18, 4:00 GM Fantasy Football League Create a team of your favorite NFL players and compete with others. Age 12-14. (R.)

Wednesday, June 6, 7:00 Yarn-Aholics Knitters and crocheters! Join us to discuss, learn and share knitting and crochet ideas and projects. Adults.

Wednesday, August 29, 5:30 GM Summer Cinema: Midweek Movie Enjoy viewing “The Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Ring” (PG-13). Popcorn provided. Teens and adults.

Wednesdays, June 13, 20, 3:00 Chair Yoga Gentle and mindful yoga for seniors taught by a certified instructor. Older adults.

ADULTS June, July, August Adult Summer Reading Program Read throughout summer for a chance to earn prizes; write reviews for extra entries! Pick up a log or call for more information. Adults. June, July, August Internet Tutoring Enhance your internet, computer and Microsoft Office skills working oneon-one with a tutor. Call for availability and to register. Adults. (R.) June, July, August One-on-One Research & Writing Tutoring Learn tips and improve your writing. Bring a copy of your work to the 50-minute session. High school-adult. (R.) Mondays, June 4, July 9, Aug. 13, 7:00 Make It Monday Adult Craft Learn a craft and enhance it with your creativity. Adults. (R.)

Wednesday, June 13, 7:00 Library Board of Trustees Meeting A maximum of 10 people may speak during the public comment period. To sign up to speak call 703-324-8324. Adults. Thursday, June 14, 7:00 Saturday, July 7, 3:00 Summer Reads Sip a mocktail and get ideas for your beach reads from library staff and local book club members. Adults. Monday, June 18, 7:00 Cook the Book! Cookbook Club Cooks share experiences using any book by Lynne Rossetto Kasper, former host of NPR’s Splendid Table. Samples appreciated but not required. Adults. Thursday, June 21, 2:00 George Mason Book Discussion Group Read to discuss Next by Michael Crichton. Adults.

Tuesdays in June, July, August, 2:00 Thursdays, June 14, 28, July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 16, 23, 30, 2:00 English Conversation Group Practice and improve your English. Adults.

Thursday, June 21, 7:00 Local History at the Library: Early Agriculture in Northern Virginia Learn how principle crops, farm management and farming populations changed over time. Presentated by the Burke Historical Society. Adults.

Tuesday, June 5, 7:00 Read Global, Dine Local Book Club Read to discuss Baker’s Secret by Joseph Kiernan; meet at Manoa Bakery Cafe in Annandale. Adults. (R.)

Tuesday, July 10, 7:00 Read Global, Dine Local Book Club Read to discuss The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa; meet at Kai10 Sushi in Fairfax. Adults. (R.)

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Wednesday, July 11, 7:00 Library Board of Trustees Meeting A maximum of 10 people may speak during the public comment period. To sign up to speak call 703-324-8324. Adults. Thursday, July 12, 7:00 Healthy Strides Wellness Book Club A Park Authority fitness and wellness expert will lead a body image discussion of The Woman in the Mirror by Cynthia Bulik. Adults. Monday, July 16, 7:00 Cook the Book! Cookbook Club Cooks share experiences using Prune by Gabriella Hamilton. Samples appreciated but not required. Adults. Thursday, July 19, 7:00 Local History at the Library: Rescue of Mount Vernon Learn how the Washington family estate went into disrepair and the struggle to save it. Adults. Tuesday, August 7, 7:00 Read Global, Dine Local Book Club Read to discuss Born a Crime by Trevor Noah; meet at Dama Ethiopian Restaurant in Annandale. Adults. (R.) Thursday, August 16, 7:00 Local History at the Library: Inventors from Annandale & Burke Learn about inventions by local residents as well as some history of the U.S. patent system. Adults and teens. Monday, August 20, 7:00 Cook the Book! Cookbook Club Cooks share experiences making Tapas (appetizers from Spain). Samples appreciated but not required. Adults. Continued on next page

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Wednesday, August 22, 7:00 Net Neutrality: What You Need to Know Hear about the FCC’s decision to eliminate open Internet access, its impact and what happens next. Adults.

Monday, August 6, 2:30 Kuumba Kids Enjoy African dance, drumming, storytelling and puppets. All ages.

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FAMILY Friday, June 8, 10:00-6:00 Saturday, June 9, 10:00-5:00 Friends of Great Falls Library Book Sale Thousands of gently used books available for purchase. All ages. Saturday, June 23, 10:30 Bubble Fun The Bubble Lady creates giant bubbles, smoke bubbles and even a bubble you can get into. All ages. Wednesday, July 11, 2:30 Rainbow Rock Move, groove and have fun with the Rainbow Rock Band. All ages. Thursday, July 19, 2:30 Rhythmaya Indian dance and music for the entire family. All ages. Saturday, July 21, 2:00 My Story is Beautiful Join us to hear local kid authors discuss their books and how to get published. All ages.

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Tuesdays, June 26, July 31, August 28, 6:00 PJ Storytime Dress in your PJS and bring your favorite stuffed friend for this family storytime. Birth-5 years with adult. Monday, July 23, 6:00 Tales of Enchantment Join us for tales of royalty; make a craft and dress as your favorite princess, knight or fairytale character. Age 2-6.

Thursday, August 23, 1:00 Summer Reading Ice Cream Social Celebration Join us for ice cream and fun to celebrate our summer read finishers. All ages.

Monday, August 20, 4:00 Super Hero Storytime Join us for tales of adventure, and show off your super hero costume. Age 2-6.

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PRESCHOOL Fridays, June 1, 15, 22, 29, July, August, 10:00 Playdate Cafe Adults with children come to play and have coffee and meet new friends. Tuesdays, June 5, July 10, 17, 24, August 14, 21, 10:30 Little Learners Get ready to read with interactive stories, songs and dance! Caregiver attendance optional but encouraged. Age 4-5. (R.) Mondays, June 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 30, August 13, 27, 10:30 Baby Lapsit Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays. Bond while building an early literacy foundation. Birth-24 months with caregiver. (R.) Wednesdays, June 13, 27, July 25, August 22, 29, 10:30 Thursdays, July 5, 2:00; Aug. 2, 2:30 Toddler Time A high-energy program of stories, songs and dance and fun. Age 2-3 with caregiver. (R.)

Event attendance is often limited…...

So we practice a “first come, first served” policy. Some events require registration. You can register online and also call or visit the branch. Make arrangements for sign language interpreters, listening systems or real-time captioning at least two weeks in advance at the branch where the event takes place.

Monday, June 18, 2:30 The Wizard of Reading Enjoy amazing tricks and reading fun with magician Dean Alan. Age 6-12. Thursday, June 21, 4:30 STEAM: Make Your Own Robot Flower Pot Join us to design and make your own robot flower pot. Age 8-12. Tuesday, July 3, 5:00 STEAM: Make Your Own Pinwheels Join us to design and make a festive 4th of July pinwheel. Age 7-12. Thursday, July 26, 2:30 My Reptile Guys See live snakes, lizards and other reptiles. Age 6-12. Wednesday, August 1, 2:30 Jacks are Wild! Jack Russell Terriers Mario and Bella perform fun and amazing tricks. Age 6-12. Events subject to change. Check the library’s website for up-to-date listings. (R.) = Registration required.


Thursday, August 16, 4:00 STEAM: Make Your Own Bubble Painting Join us to learn the art of bubble painting. Age 8-12.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2:00 How to Draw Cartoons Join us for a hands on experience as Cartoonist Paul Merklein demonstrates how to draw cartoons. Age 13-18.

ADULTS Saturday, June 2, 3:00 Great Falls Writers Group Great Falls Writers Group is hosting its Book Festival of authors. Mondays in June, July, August, 1:00 Spanish Chat Informal conversation in Spanish. Adults. Tuesdays, June 5, 19, 26, July, August, 1:00 French Conversation Informal conversation in French with native speaker. Adults.

Tuesday, June 26, 10:30 Rainbow Rock Move, groove and have fun with the Rainbow Rock Band. All ages. Thursday, June 28, 7:00 Stories ‘Round the Campfire Sit around the campfire and listen to stories; then make a paper s’mores to take home. All ages. Monday, July 9, 10:30 If Pigs Could Fly Blue Sky Puppets presents wacky world folktales with Chester, Buster and Suzy Pig. All ages. Tuesday, July 10, 7:00 Southern Academy of Irish Dance Watch the Irish dancers from the Southern Academy of Irish Dance perform; then learn an Irish Light Jig! All ages.

Saturday, July 28, 10:30 The Uncle Devin Show Journey through the land of percussion as you hear and play different instruments. All ages. Tuesday, July 31, 2:30 Bubble Fun The Bubble Lady creates giant bubbles, smoke bubbles and even a bubble you can get into. All ages. Thursday, August 2, 6:30 Family Game Night Celebration of play and learning with board games for the whole family! All ages. Tuesday, August 14, 7:00 Pajama Party Storytime Stay awake, wear your pajamas and listen to silly stories, poems and jokes. All ages.

PRESCHOOL Fridays, June 1, July 6, August 3, 10:30 Playdate Cafe Toys and play space for children. Coffee and conversation for adults. Age 5 and under with adult. Mondays, June 4, 25, July 30, August 13, 20, 10:30 Toddlers and Twos Early literacy storytime with stories, songs and fingerplays. Age 19-35 months with adult. (R.)

Wednesdays, June 20, July 18, August 15, 10:30 Morning Book Group Call branch for title. Thursdays, June 21, July 19, August 16, 7:30 Evening Book Group Discover a new author! Call branch for title.

Monday, July 23, 10:30 Kuumba Kids Enjoy African dance, drumming, storytelling and puppets. All ages.

Thursday, July 12, 2:30 Dinosaur Babies Dinorock presents a musical puppet show. All ages.

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Tuesday, June 5, 10:30 Riverbend Park for Preschoolers Learn all about beavers which have a profound effect on the local environment. Age 2-5 with adult. Friday, June 8, 10:30 Wee got the Beat, Too! Enjoy music, rhymes and movement for children with sensory needs, but appropriate for all. Age 6 months-5 years with adult. (R.)

Wednesday, June 13, 1:30 Blocks and Bricks Build, create and have fun while using wood blocks and LEGO® DUPLOs (STEAM). Age 3-5 with adult. (R.) Tuesdays, June 19, July 10, 1:30; August 7, 10:30 Preschool Stories and Science Join us for stories, songs and hands-on science activities. Age 3-5 with adult. (R.) Wednesdays, June 20, July 11, 25, August 1, 22, 29, 10:30 Babytime Fingerplays, songs and stories for you and your baby to build an early literacy foundation. Birth-18 months with adult. (R.) Friday, August 17, 10:30 Storytime with a Deputy Sheriff Join a county deputy sheriff for stories, songs and fun to build your child’s early literacy skills. Age 3-5 with adult. (R.)

SCHOOL AGE Saturday, June 9, 1:00 Chess Club Learn chess from experienced instructors, all levels invited. Age 5 and up.

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Saturdays, June 9, 16, 23, July 7, 21, August 4, 18, 25, 10:30-11:30 Thursdays, July 19, Aug. 16, 7:00-8:00 Dog Tales Read aloud to a therapy dog. Bring your own book or choose one from the library. Call or sign up online for a 15-minute session. Age 5-12. (R.) Monday, June 18, 10:30 My Reptile Guys See live snakes, lizards and other reptiles. Age 6-12. Thursday, June 21, 7:00 Friday, July 13, 2:30 Saturday, August 11, 2:30 LEGO® Club Use your imagination, have fun and keep your engineering skills flowing with an abundance of LEGO® bricks (STEAM). Age 5-12.

Tuesdays, June 19, July 24, August 21, 6:30 Herndon Teen Book Club Talk about books with other teens. For June, read: Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Call for July and August titles. Age 13-18. Saturday, June 30, 2:30 Teen Travel Pillow Project Design, sew and embellish your own felt travel pillow with Shannyn Snyder. Age 12-18. (R.) Wednesday, July 11, 2:30 Maker Camp: Stop Motion Video Join other budding inventors: make your own Stop Motion video. Age 11-16. (R.) Tuesday, July 17, 7:00 Soaps & Fizz: Aromatherapy for Teens Learn to make soap and bath bombs with Shannyn Snyder! Age 12-18. (R.) Wednesday, July 18, 2:30 Maker Camp-3D Printing Create your own design; use the 3D printer to print your design on a T-shirt provided by the library. Age 11-16. (R.)

Thursdays, June 28, July 26, Aug. 9, 4:30 All Things S.T.E.A.M. Wednesday, July 25, 2:30 Come explore the world of STEAM Maker Camp: Sphero Robotic Balls through hands-on activities and a new Navigate Sphero Robotic balls through topic each month. Grades K-5. (R.) mazes using block coding. Age 11-16. (R.) Thursday, July 5, 2:30 The Wizard of Reading Wednesday, August 1, 2:30 Enjoy amazing tricks and reading fun Maker Camp: Arduino with magician Dean Alan. Age 6-12. Microprocessors Join other budding inventors: program Monday, July 16, 2:30 Arduino microprocessors. Age 11-16. Jacks are Wild! (R.) Jack Russell Terriers Mario and Bella perform fun and amazing tricks. ADULTS Age 6-12. June, July, August Wednesday, August 8, 10:30 Herndon Adult Summer Reading Wild West: The Mystery of the Challenge Haunted Piano Read five books; then fill out the readScience Tellers presents an acing log to be entered to win a prize at tion-packed adventure with science the end of the summer. Adults. experiments. Age 6-12.

Event attendance is often limited…...

So we practice a “first come, first served” policy. Some events require registration. You can register online and also call or visit the branch. Make arrangements for sign language interpreters, listening systems or real-time captioning at least two weeks in advance at the branch where the event takes place.

Events subject to change. Check the library’s website for up-to-date listings. (R.) = Registration required.


Monday, June 4, 1:00 Medicare 101: Understanding Your Benefits Get an overview of the different parts, coverage and costs of Medicare, presented by AARP. Adults. (R.)

Mondays, June 11, July 9, Aug. 13, 7:00 Writers Group Receive support and feedback from other writers; group reviews worksin-progress from up to three members each month. Adults.

Mondays in June, July, 10:00 Thursdays in June, July, Aug., 1:00 One on One English Conversation One on One English Conversation. Call or signup online to register. (R.)

Tuesday, June 12, 7:00 Herndon Library Trivia Night! Do you have what it takes to fend off fierce competitors at Trivia Night at the Library? Adults.

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Mondays in June, July, August, 7:00 English Conversation Practice conversational English in a group setting. Adults.

Saturday, June 9, All day World Wide Knit-In Public Day Event Share in this colorful all-day event with a welcoming community of knitters. Novices welcome. All ages.

Tuesdays in June, July, Aug., 11:00 ESL Coffee, Tea and Conversation Practice your English Conversation while enjoying a cup of coffee with friends. Call or register online. (R.)

Monday, June 18, 10:30 Kuumba Kids Enjoy African dance, drumming, storytelling and puppets. All ages.

Tuesdays in June, July, August, 6:30 Basic English Conversation Practice basic conversational English in a group setting. Adults. Tuesday, June 5, 7:00 Herndon Library Fiction Addiction Plus Book Club Read to discuss: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. Adults. Tuesdays in June, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 7:30 ESL 8-Week Workshop & Conversation A different topic and discussion each week for more advanced ESL learners. Register for all 8 sessions. (R.) Thursdays in June, 1:30 Caring for You, Caring for Me-Interactive Support & Education for Caregivers Focus is on advocacy and care for both the caregiver and recipient. Meets weekly for 5 weeks; register for series. Cosponsored by Elderlink. Adults. (R.)

Thursday, July 12, 7:00 The Basics of Aquarium Keeping Northern Virginia Fish Club is giving a talk on the basics of fish keeping. Adults and teens with parent.

Monday, August 13, 10:30 INOVA Blood Drive Herndon Library is hosting a blood donation drive with INOVA Blood Donor Services. Your donation can help save lives. Donate and choose a free book from our book sale.

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Thursday, June 21, 7:00 Family Movie Night at Kings Park Celebrate the arrival of summer by viewing “CoCo” (PG), the new Disney-Pixar film. All ages. Thursday, July 5, 7:00 Family Movie Night at Kings Park Bring your family to “Paddington 2” (PG), the adventures of an adorable bear. All ages. Wednesday, July 18, 2:30 Rainbow Rock Move, groove and have fun with the Rainbow Rock Band. All ages. Tuesday, July 24, 2:30 If Pigs Could Fly Blue Sky Puppets presents wacky folktales with Chester, Buster and Suzy Pig. All ages. Thursday, July 26, 2:30 Rhythmaya Indian dance and music for the entire family. All ages. Continued on next page

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Tuesday, July 31, 10:30 Bubble Fun The Bubble Lady creates giant bubbles, smoke bubbles and even a bubble you can get into. All ages. Thursday, August 2, 7:00 Family Movie Night at Kings Park Enjoy “The LEGO® Ninjago”(PG) movie for an evening of action and adventure. All ages. Saturday, August 4, 11:00-3:00 Mice In the Library Letterbox Hunt Drop by to find Geronimo Stilton, Stuart Little, and other famous storybook mice in a letterbox clue hunt. All ages. Monday, August 13, 10:30 Dinosaur Babies Dinorock presents a musical puppet show. All ages.

PRESCHOOL Tuesday, June 5, 10:30 Words of Wisdom Storytime Join us for a fun-filled, interactive program of tales, tunes, and lively insights with Barbara Effron’s Storytime Express. Age 5 and under with adult. (R.) Monday, June 11, 4:30 Science & Stories Introduction to science topics with stories, songs, nonfiction and mini-experiments. Age 4-6 with adult. (R.) Saturdays, June 16, July 21, August 18, 10:30 Sensory Storytime Multi-sensory storytime for children with special needs featuring stories, songs and play. Age 2-4 with adult. (R.) Mondays, June 25, August 13, 6:30 Tuesday, July 31, 6:30 Twilight Tales Storytime Come in your PJs and slippers to listen to stories before bedtime. Age 2-6 with adult.

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Tuesday, July 10, 10:30 Be Careful What You Wish For! Storytime Join us for a fun-filled program of cautionary tales and tunes with Barbara Effron’s “Storytime Express.” Age 5 and under with adult. (R.) Tuesday, August 7, 10:30 Kings, Queens, and Other Things Join us for a fun-filled program of royal tales and tunes with Barbara Effron’s “Storytime Express.” Age 5 and under with adult. (R.)

SCHOOL AGE Tuesdays, June 12, July 10, August 14, 5:00-6:00 Paws to Read Practice reading with a therapy dog. Call or sign up online for a 15-minute session. Age 6-12 with adult. (R.) Tuesday, June 12, 7:00 Calling All Guys Book discussion group for boys. Read: Restart by Gordon Korman. Age 9-12 with adult. Saturdays, June 16, July 21, August 18, 11:30 Sensory Storytime Multi-sensory storytime geared toward children with special needs featuring stories, songs and social interaction. Age 5-9 with adult. (R.) Saturdays, June 16, July 14, August 11, 2:00 Kings Park Robotics Club Learn about building and programming robots with an award-winning Vex IQ Robotics Team. Parents welcome. Age 8-13. (R.) Monday, June 18, 7:00 Let’s Hear It for the Girls! All girls book discussion group. Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Age 9-12.

Event attendance is often limited…...

So we practice a “first come, first served” policy. Some events require registration. You can register online and also call or visit the branch. Make arrangements for sign language interpreters, listening systems or real-time captioning at least two weeks in advance at the branch where the event takes place.

Tuesdays, June 19, July 17, August 21, 4:45 LEGOs in the Library Use your imagination and make friends with LEGO® bricks free build. Age 5-12.

Wednesday, June 20, 10:30 Impressions Theatre Presents “Tom Sawyer” Tom and Huck’s adventures take them to Paris, Rome and Egypt as they search for pieces of famous monuments. Age 6-12. Wednesdays, June 20, July 18, August 15, 4:30 Youth Sketching and Watercolor Painting Club Enjoy sketching and watercolor tips from a local artist. Materials supplied. Age 9-16. (R.) Tuesday, June 26, 10:30 My Reptile Guys See live snakes, lizards and other reptiles. Age 6-12. Tuesdays, June 26, July 24, August 28, 6:30 Pokémon Club Bring your Pokémon trading cards to trade or play. Age 6-12. Wednesdays, June 27, July 25, August 22, 4:30 Chess Club Learn openings, strategies and tactics. Players paired with others of similar skill. Age 8-16. Monday, July 2, 10:30 The Wizard of Reading Enjoy amazing tricks and reading fun with magician Dean Alan. Age 6-12. Events subject to change. Check the library’s website for up-to-date listings. (R.) = Registration required.


Tuesday, July 10, 7:00 Calling All Guys Book discussion group for boys. Read: The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss. Age 9-12 with adult. Thursday, July 12, 2:30 Jacks are Wild! Jack Russell Terriers Mario and Bella perform fun and amazing tricks. Age 6-12. Saturdays, July 14, 2:00 Kings Park Robotics Club Learn about building and programming robots with a local, award-winning Vex IQ Robotics Team. Age 8-13. (R.) Mondays, July 16, August 20, 6:30 Let’s Hear It for the Girls! All girls book discussion group. It’s summer movie night! Age 9-12. Thursday, August 9, 2:30 Wild West: The Mystery of the Haunted Piano Science Tellers presents an action-packed adventure with science experiments. Age 6-12. Tuesday, August 14, 7:00 Calling All Guys Book discussion group for boys. Read: Rocket Boys by Homer H. Hickam. Age 9-12 with adult.

TEENS Monday, June 25, 2:30 Aromatherapy Gifts Workshop Create scented gifts to keep or share, such as soaps, lip gloss, lotion, and bath fizz. Teens. (R.) Thursdays, June 28, July 26, August 23, 7:00 Teen Open Mic Night at Kings Park Acoustic musicians, singers, poets, comedians or magicians are invited to perform. Teens and school age.

Monday, July 23, 4:30 Rock Art Collage Workshop Use painting, decoupage and unique techniques to create special rocks; then leave them in the community. Teens. (R.)

ADULTS Fridays in June, July, August, 1:00 Tuesdays in June, July, Aug., 7:00, 8:00 Basic Computer Skills Training Learn basic computer skills with our one-on-one technology volunteers. Adults. (R.) Fridays in June, July, August, 10:00 English Conversation Group Practice your English conversation skills in a friendly and encouraging group. Adults. Fridays in June, July, August, 12:00 French Conversation Group Practice your French language conversation skills with a native speaker. Basic knowledge of French required. Adults. Fridays in June, July, August, 2:00 Keeping Up With Kids-Learn Social Media Learn the basics with a one-on-one tech volunteer about the social networking tools that can help you stay in touch with kids and grandkids. Adults. (R.) Saturdays in June, July, August, 10:00 Master Gardeners Plant Clinic Masters Gardeners from the Fairfax County Cooperative Extension will host plant clinics each Saturday morning through the summer to answer your gardening questions. Adults.

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Saturday, June 2, 2:00 Pack a Summer Picnic with Chef Cal Chef Cal Kraft has all the pro tips and advice you need to get you outside and off to a picnic. Adults and teens. Mondays, June 4, August 6, 3:00 INOVA Blood Drive Consider donating: you can help save up to three lives with just one blood donation. Adults and teens. Tuesdays in June, July, August, 10:30 Polish Conversation Group-Beginner Practice and improve your Polish with a native speaker. Group is beginner level. Adults. Tuesdays in June, July, August, 11:30 Polish Conversation Group-Advanced Practice and improve your Polish with a native speaker. For more advanced level speakers. Adults. Tuesdays in June, July, August, 5:00 Korean Conversation Group Practice and improve your Korean with a native speaker. Adults. Thursday, June 7, 7:00 Burke: Summer of 1916 Get a snapshot of daily life in Burke 100 years ago from Brian Slawski of the Burke Historical Society. Adults and teens. Thursdays in June, July, Aug. 2, 30, 7:00 Saturdays, August 11, 18, 25, 10:30 English for Pre-Beginners Students with no prior English language experience: focus is on basic vocabulary, numbers and every-day phrases. Students encouraged to attend the semester. Adults. Continued on next page

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Thursdays, June 14, 21, 1:30 Gentle Yoga Chair yoga: Stretching and breathing exercises designed to relieve stress, calm the mind and increase balance. No mat needed. Adults 55 and up. (R.)

Tuesday, July 17, 1:30 Afternoon Book Discussion Group Read to discuss: Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen. Adults.

Thursday, June 14, 7:00 Kings Park Gardening Series-Roses Master Gardeners will introduce you to many varieties of roses, how to care for them and keep them blooming. Adults and teens.

Tuesday, July 17, 1:00 Great Decisions Seminar Roundtable discussion of U.S. foreign policy. Topic: “Turkey - a partner in crisis.” Adults.

Tuesday, June 19, 1:00 Great Decisions Seminar Roundtable discussion of U.S. foreign policy. Topic: “Media and foreign policy.” Adults. Tuesday, June 19, 1:30 Afternoon Book Discussion Group Read to discuss: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware. Adults. Tuesday, June 19, 10:30 Polish Conversation Group-Beginner Practice and improve your Polish with a native speaker. This group focuses on beginner level. Adults. Tuesday, June 19, 6:30 Evening Book Discussion Group Read to discuss: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. Adults. Tuesdays, June 19, July 17, August 21, 7:00 Unfinished Craft Night Work on your unfinished craft or learn a new one in a relaxing atmosphere. Refreshments served. Adults. Thursday, July 12, 7:00 Kings Park Gardening SeriesDrought Tolerant Plantings Gardening experts will show you how to populate your garden with plants that can handle the heat and thrive. Adults and teens.

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Tuesday, July 17, 6:30 Evening Book Discussion Group Read to discuss: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Adults. Thursday, July 19, 7:00 Net Neutrality & You County experts will discuss the FCC’s decision on Internet access and its implications for consumers. Adults. Saturday, July 21, 2:00 Outdoor Grilling with Chef Cal Whether gas, coal, wood or electric grill, Chef Cal shares great tips and delicious recipes. Adults and teens. Saturday, August 4, 2:00 Light Summer Fare with Chef Cal Chef Cal Kraft returns with light, easy and refreshing summer recipes you and your family will love. Adults and teens. Thursday, August 9, 7:00 Kings Park Gardening Series-Shade Gardening Master Gardeners share tips to beautify your shady backyard with plants that will thrive and complement your home. Adults and teens. Thursday, August 16, 7:00 Aviation and World War II An aviation expert will discuss the important role aviation played in WW II, its battles and its resolution. Adults and teens.

Event attendance is often limited…...

So we practice a “first come, first served” policy. Some events require registration. You can register online and also call or visit the branch. Make arrangements for sign language interpreters, listening systems or real-time captioning at least two weeks in advance at the branch where the event takes place.

Tuesday, August 21, 1:00 Great Decisions Seminar Roundtable discussion of U.S. foreign policy. Topic: “U.S. global engagement and the military.” Adults. Tuesday, August 21, 1:30 Afternoon Book Discussion Group Read to discuss: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. Adults. Tuesday, August 21, 6:30 Evening Book Discussion Group Read to discuss: 12 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers by Jim Dwyer. Adults.

Kingstowne Library 6500 Landsdowne Centre Alexandria, VA 22315 703-339-4610 | TTY: 711 Mon. - Tues.: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Wed. & Fri.: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Thurs.: 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. Sat.: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

FAMILY Tuesdays, June 5, 19, July 3, 17, August 7, 21, 6:30 Chess Club Drop in chess club for all playing levels from beginners to experts. All ages. Saturdays, June 9, July 14, August 11, 10:00-5:00 Friends of the Kingstowne Library Book Sale Gems and finds for all readers. All ages. Saturday, June 23, 11:00 Mirabelle and Mr. Muller Join Mirabelle, the Boston Terrier, and Mr. Muller for a book reading and signing. All ages.

Events subject to change. Check the library’s website for up-to-date listings. (R.) = Registration required.


Monday, June 25, 10:30 If Pigs Could Fly Blue Sky Puppets presents wacky folktales with Chester, Buster and Suzy Pig. All ages.

SCHOOL AGE Saturdays, June 16, July 21, August 18, 1:00-2:00 Wag a Tale Practice reading to a therapy dog. Call or signup online for a 15-minute session. Age 5-12. (R.)

Tuesday, June 26, 5:00 Harry Potter Publication Birthday Celebrate Harry Potter’s wizardry with fun activities and read-alouds. Dress up Mondays, June 18, July 9, Aug. 13, 7:00 Board Games at the Library encouraged! All ages. Play strategy board games: bring your own or learn to play the ones we have. Monday, July 2, 2:30 Age 10 and up. Kuumba Kids Enjoy African dance, drumming, storyThursday, June 21, 2:30 telling and puppets. All ages. Jacks are Wild! Jack Russell Terriers Mario and Bella Thursday, July 5, 2:00-9:00; perform fun and amazing tricks. CoFriday, July 6, 10:00-6:00, sponsored by the Friends of the George Saturday, July 7, 10:00-5:00 Mason Regional Library. Age 6-12. Where’s Waldo? Scavenger Hunt Find Waldo and friends and their missing items in the library to earn a prize! Tuesday, July 10, 10:30 Rainbow Rock Move, groove and have fun with the Rainbow Rock Band. All ages. Monday, July 16, 2:30 Dinosaur Babies Dinorock presents an entertaining, musical puppet show. All ages. Monday, July 23, 10:30 Bubble Fun The Bubble Lady creates giant bubbles, smoke bubbles and even a bubble you can get into. All ages. Thursday, August 2, 2:30 Rhythmaya Indian dance and music for the entire family. All ages.

PRESCHOOL Tuesdays, June 19, July 17, August 21, 10:30 Dance to the Music Practice your dance moves, make music and sing. Age 2-4 with adult.

Wednesday, July 18, 2:30 The Wizard of Reading Enjoy amazing tricks and reading fun with magician Dean Alan. Age 6-12. Saturday, July 28, 10:30 My Reptile Guys See live snakes, lizards and other reptiles. Age 6-12. Monday, August 6, 10:30 Impressions Theatre Presents “Tom Sawyer” Tom and Huck’s adventures take them to Paris, Rome and Egypt in search of famous monuments. Age 6-12. Tuesday, August 14, 10:30 Learn to Code: Scratch Learn to code with an introduction to a fun programming language called Scratch. Age 8-12. (R.)

TEENS Saturday, June 2, 11:00 Teen Disaster Preparedness The county’s Office of Emergency Management will share tips to help you and your family be ready for unforeseen disasters.

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Wednesday, July 25, 1:30 Personalized Pottery with Clay Cafe Paint a dish so as to enjoy your favorite food or drink in style. Pick up fired pottery at the branch within 2 weeks. Age 12-18. (R.)

ADULTS Wednesdays in June, July 11, 18, 25, August, 10:15 Thursdays in June, July, Aug., 2:00, 7:00 English Conversation Conversation group for people learning English. Adults. Wednesday, June 6, 12:15 Daytime Book Discussion Read to discuss: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. Adults. Thursday, June 7, 6:30 Books & Brews Book Club Watch the movie version of “A Man Called Ove;” group meets at Forge Brew Works, 8532 Terminal Road, Lorton. Tuesdays, June 12, July 10, August 14, 7:00 Second Tuesday Book Group Call branch for title. Adults. Wednesday, June 13, 2:00 KNCAA Book Group Read to discuss: The Perfect Summer: England 1911 by Juliet Nicolson. Meet next door at Kingstowne Center for Active Adults. Adults. Thursdays, June 14, July 12, August 9, 7:00, 7:30 Social Media Demystified One-on-one introduction to using social media. Call or visit to make an appointment. Adults. (R.) Continued on next page

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Lorton Library 9520 Richmond Highway Lorton, VA 22079 703-339-7385 | TTY: 711 Mon. - Tues.: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Wed. & Fri.: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Thurs.: 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. Sat.: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesdays, June 19, July 17, August 21, 12:00, 12:30, 1:00 Internet and MS Office One-on-One Learn basic computer skills during one-on-one sessions with a tech volunteer. Call or visit to make an appointment. Adults. (R.) Tuesdays, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, 1:30 Genealogy One-On-One Discover your family history with a genealogy volunteer using library online resources. Call or visit to make an appointment. Adults. (R.) Thursdays, June 21, July 19, August 16, 7:15 John Marshall Book Group Call the branch for title. Adults. Thursday, July 5, 6:30 Books & Brews Book Club Watch the movie version of “Ready Player One;” group meets at Forge Brew Works, 8532 Terminal Road, Lorton. Wednesdays, July 11, August 8, 2:00 KNCAA Book Group Call branch for title. Meet next door at Kingstowne Center for Active Adults. Adults. Wednesday, August 1, 12:15 Daytime Book Discussion Call the branch for title. Adults. Thursday, August 2, 6:30 Books & Brews Book Club Watch the movie version of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks;” group meets at Forge Brew Works, 8532 Terminal Road, Lorton.

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FAMILY Saturday, June 16, 1:00 Summer Reading Open House Drop-in and celebrate the start of Summer Reading with crafts, STEM activities and more. All ages. Tuesday, June 19, 2:30 Bubble Fun The Bubble Lady creates giant bubbles, smoke bubbles and even a bubble you can get into. All ages. Monday, July 2, 10:30 If Pigs Could Fly Blue Sky Puppets presents wacky folktales with Chester, Buster and Suzy Pig. All ages.

PRESCHOOL Mondays, June 18, 25, July 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13, 11:00 Babies & Tots Songs, rhymes, a story and more. Birth-23 months with adult. (R.) Wednesdays, June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 8, 15, 11:00 Terrific Two to Fives Interactive storytime with books, songs, rhymes and more. Age 2-5 with adult. (R.) Monday, June 25, 11:00 Babies & Tots Songs, rhymes, a story and more. Birth-23 months with adult. (R.)

SCHOOL AGE Thursdays, June 7, July 5, Aug. 2, 7:00 Jammin’ Book Party Enjoy books, games and snacks. Ask for copies of this month’s books at the Circulation Desk. Age 9-12.

Monday, June 18, 2:30 Thursday, June 28, 2:30 STEAM Team: Out of this World Saturday, July 7, 2:00 Learn about outer space as we launch Family Flick: The LEGO® Batman Movie rockets and try other-worldly experiEnjoy viewing “The LEGO® Batman ments. Age 6-12. (R.) Movie” (Rated PG). Light refreshments provided. All ages. Tuesday, June 26, 2:30 Thursday, July 19, 2:30 The Uncle Devin Show Journey through the land of percussion as you hear and play different instruments. All ages. Saturday, August 18, 2:00 Artsy Afternoon Get creative with process art activities and simple craft projects for the entire family. All ages. Wednesday, August 1, 10:30 Rainbow Rock Move, groove and have fun with the Rainbow Rock Band. All ages.

Event attendance is often limited…...

So we practice a “first come, first served” policy. Some events require registration. You can register online and also call or visit the branch. Make arrangements for sign language interpreters, listening systems or real-time captioning at least two weeks in advance at the branch where the event takes place.

My Reptile Guys See live snakes, lizards and other reptiles. Age 6-12. Thursday, July 5, 2:30 Monday, July 9, 2:30 STEAM Team: Travel Through Time Travel to Ancient Egypt, the Middle Ages and other times through hands-on experiments and challenges. Age 6-12. (R.) Wednesday, July 11, 2:30 The Wizard of Reading Enjoy amazing tricks and reading fun with magician Dean Alan. Age 6-12. Events subject to change. Check the library’s website for up-to-date listings. (R.) = Registration required.


Monday, July 16, 2:30 Thursday, July 26, 2:30 STEAM Team: A Year at Hogwarts Test out your wizarding skills with experiments and challenges based on Hogwarts’ classes. Age 6-12. (R.) Saturday, July 21, 11:00 Games Around the Globe Discover new games from around the world and play familiar games from closer to home. Age 4-12. Tuesday, July 24, 2:30 Jacks are Wild! Jack Russell Terriers Mario and Bella perform fun and amazing tricks. Age 6-12. Thursday, August 2, 2:30 Monday, August 6, 2:30 STEAM Team: Build It! Test your engineering skills as we build bridges, towers out of items from newspapers to straws. Age 6-12. (R.) Thursday, August 2, 7:00 Jammin’ Book Party Enjoy books, games and snacks. Copies of this month’s books at the circulation desk. Age 9-12.

TEENS Thursday, June 28, 7:00 Hip-Hop Dance for Teens Learn the basics of hip-hop technique from instructors at Melina’s Dancing Garden. Wear gym clothes and sneakers. Age 12-18. (R.) Thursday, July 12, 7:00 Teen Life-Size Mario Party Earn prizes as we play a life-size game based on the Mario Party video game. Age 12-18. (R.) Thursday, July 26, 7:00 Paint Your Own Pottery for Teens Paint an ice cream bowl! Fired pottery will be available for pickup in 2 weeks. Age 12-18. (R.)

Tuesday, July 31, 6:30 Teen Movie Night: Fantastic Beasts Watch “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (Rated PG-13) and enjoy magical refreshments. Age 13-18.

ADULTS

June 15-30, July, August Reading BINGO: Adult Summer Reading Program Read 5 books, receive a coupon for a free book from the Lorton Library Book Sale, and be entered in drawing for an Amazon Gift Card. Pick-up a Bingo card at the info desk.

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FAMILY Thursday, June 21, 2:30 Fireworks Painting Create a sparkly fireworks painting for the fourth of July. Children under 5 may need assistance. All ages. Saturdays, June 23, July 7, August 11, 10:30 Family Storytime Adventure Let reading takes you everywhere this summer with stories and activities. Best for age 3-6 but all the family is welcome. All ages.

June, July, August One-On-One Computer/Technology Help One-hour session with a technology volunteer for help with basic computer skills, navigating the Internet and Thursday, June 28, 2:30 eReaders. Call for appointment. Adults. Bubble Fun (R.) The Bubble Lady creates giant bubbles, smoke bubbles and even a bubble you Saturdays, June 9, July 14, Aug. 11, 9:00 can get into. All ages. Second Saturdays with Supervisor Storck Saturdays, June 30, July 28, Meet with your Board of Supervisors August 25, 2:00 representative Dan Storck to discuss Martha’s Family Movie Matinee your concerns. Join us each month for a fun family flick. Check for this month’s title. Mondays, June 18, July 16, Aug. 20, 7:00 Snacks provided. All ages. Lorton Evening Book Conversations Book discussion-call library for title. Monday, July 9, 10:30 Adults. Kuumba Kids Enjoy African dance, drumming, storyTuesdays, June 19, 26, July, Aug., 10:30 telling and puppets. All ages. English Conversation Group Practice speaking English with others Thursday, July 19, 2:30 and improve your skills. Adults. If Pigs Could Fly Blue Sky Puppets presents wacky folkTuesdays, June 19, 26, 5:30 tales with Chester, Buster and Suzy Pig. Financial Literacy Book Club All ages. Create a financial wellness plan and Continued on next page improve your credit score. Adults.

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Mondays, July 23, August 20, 7:00 Family Story-night An evening storytime especially designed for age 3-6, but all family members welcome. All ages. (R.)

Tuesdays, June 26, July 10, 24, August 14, 28, 10:30 Twos & Threes Together Books, songs and fun activities for toddlers. Age 2-3 with adult. (R.)

Wednesday, July 25, 10:30 Rainbow Rock Move, groove and have fun with the Rainbow Rock Band. All ages.

Friday, July 13, 10:30 Storytime with a Deputy Sheriff Join a deputy from the Sheriff ’s Office for stories, songs and activities to build your child’s early literacy skills. Age 3-5 with adult. (R.)

Wednesday, August 1, 2:30 Around the World Book Bingo Play Bingo while learning about world monuments. Win Books! Young children may need assistance. All ages. Tuesday, August 7, 10:30 Rhythmaya Indian dance and music for the entire family. All ages. Thursday, August 16, 2:30 Shopping Bag Scavenger Hunt Bring a bag of common or not-so-common household items with you and your family/team to compete in this reverse scavenger hunt. All ages.

PRESCHOOL

Saturday, August 18, 3:00 Drive-In Movie Matinee Build your own car from a cardboard box, then watch a short film from inside your car. Age 3-5 with adult. (R.)

SCHOOL AGE Saturdays, June 2, 9, 10:30 GIVE Volunteer Tutoring Volunteer tutoring for elementary school children. Grades K-6. Monday, June 4, 7:00 Cliffhanger Book Club Bring your library card so you can check out the book and find out what happens next! Snacks provided. Grades 5-6.

Mondays, June 4, July 2, Aug. 6, 11:00 Storytime @ Mount Vernon RECenter Join us for stories and fun at the Mount Tuesday, June 5, 7:00 Vernon RECenter. Age 2-5 with adult. The Story Project Listen to an exciting story, then create Monday, June 18, 10:30 a fun project or artwork to take home. Summertime Stories for Babies & Tots Grades K-3. (R.) Stories, songs and activities for you and your baby while building an early Monday, June 11, 7:00 literacy foundation. Birth-23 months Cliffhanger Book Club Too with adult. (R.) Bring your library card to check out the book and find out what happens next! Fridays, June 22, July 27, Aug. 24, 10:30 Snacks provided. Grades 3-4. Child & Me Yoga Uses stories, songs and poses to teach Monday, June 18, 2:30 breathing, moving and relaxing. Bring My Reptile Guys a yoga mat or beach towel. Age 1-3 See live snakes, lizards and other repwith adult. (R.) tiles. Age 6-12.

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Event attendance is often limited…...

So we practice a “first come, first served” policy. Some events require registration. You can register online and also call or visit the branch. Make arrangements for sign language interpreters, listening systems or real-time captioning at least two weeks in advance at the branch where the event takes place.

Wednesdays, June 27, July 11, 25, August 8, 2:30 Maker Camp Discover technology, crafts, STEAM and more in each of four sessions; register for each one separately. Grades 3-6. (R.) Saturday, July 14, 10:30 Jacks are Wild! Jack Russell Terriers Mario and Bella perform fun and amazing tricks. Age 6-12. Monday, July 16, August 13, 2:30 Maker Camp Jr. A little STEM, a little art, a whole lot of fun. Grades K-2. (R.) Tuesday, July 31, 10:30 Wild West: The Mystery of the Haunted Piano Science Tellers presents an action-packed adventure with science experiments. Age 6-12.

TEENS Thursday, July 12, 7:00 How to Draw Cartoons Learn to draw cartoons from cartoonist Paul Merklein. Grades 7-12 (R.) Tuesday, July 17, 6:00 Teen Movie Night Join us for a showing of Black Panther (PG-13). Pizza included. Grades 7-12. Tuesday, July 24, 4:00 Clay Cafe-Personalized Mugs Paint a ceramic mug with your own unique design. Mugs will be fired and available at the library for pick-up. Grades 7-12. (R.) Monday, July 30, 7:00 Crafts for a Cause-Cat Toys Create a variety of cat-friendly toys to donate to an animal shelter. Community service opportunity. Grades 7-12. (R.)

Events subject to change. Check the library’s website for up-to-date listings. (R.) = Registration required.


Thursday, August 2, 7:00 Journal-Making for Poets & Writers Make your own unique journal with artistic flair. Grades 7-12. (R.)

Thursdays, June 14, July 19, 7:00 Martha’s Poetry Discussion Group Join us to discuss the poetry of W.H. Auden. Adults.

Thursday, August 16, 7:00 Martha’s Poetry Discussion Group Discuss the poetry of Charles Bukowski. Adults.

Thursday, August 9, 7:00 DIY Squishies Make you own squishy Kawaii-inspired toy. Grades 7-12. (R.)

Saturday, June 16, 1:00 Herb Gardening for All Green Spring Master Gardeners will teach you everything you need to know about growing your own herbs. Adults.

Tuesday, August 28, 7:00 Martha’s Mystery Book Discussion Nine Lessons: A Josephine Tey Mystery by Nicola Upson. Adults.

Tuesday, August 14, 7:00 Our Hamilton Program Trivia, music and games for those who love all things Hamilton, the American musical, or those wanting to. Grades 7-12.

ADULTS June 15-30, July, August, Adult Summer Reading Program Read five books to earn a coupon for the ongoing book sale and be entered into an end-of-summer prize drawing. Adults. Wednesday, June 6, 1:30 Memoirs of Running Quiet & Deep Author Mike Klein discusses his Navy career as a submariner during the Cold War. Book sales to follow. Adults and teens. Thursday, June 7, 7:00 Healthy Strides Wellness Book Club Led by a county fitness and wellness expert, this month’s title is Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating by Katja Rowell. Adults. Saturday, June 9, 10:00 World Wide Knit in Public Day Knitters, crocheters and stitchers of all levels, bring your own projects and supplies. Adults. Tuesday, June 12, 7:00 Martha’s Tuesday Evening Book Discussion Group The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers. Adults.

Tuesday, June 19, 7:00 Hear at Martha Poetry Reading Local poets will read and discuss their work. Adults and teens. Tuesday, June 26, 7:00 Martha’s Mystery Book Discussion Read to discuss: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann. Adults. Tuesday, July 10, 7:00 Martha’s Tuesday Evening Book Discussion Group The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King. Adults. Monday, July 16, 7:00 Emergency Preparedness Learn the steps you can take to be prepared in an emergency. Presented by the Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management. Adults.

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FAMILY Tuesday, June 19, 10:30 Kuumba Kids Enjoy African dance, drumming, storytelling and puppets. All ages. Wednesday, June 27, 3:00 Family Movie “Coco” Come and enjoy Disney’s “Coco,” snacks are provided. Bring your own covered drink. No registration required. All ages.

Thursday, July 19, 7:00 Martha’s Poetry Discussion Group Discuss the poetry of Linda Pastan. Adults.

Thursday, July 12, 2:30 Bubble Fun The Bubble Lady creates giant bubbles, smoke bubbles and even a bubble you can get into. All ages.

Saturday, July 21, 10:30 Poetry-Writing Workshop A local poet will lead aspiring writers in this interactive workshop. Adults and teens. (R.)

Thursday, July 19, 7:00 If Pigs Could Fly Blue Sky Puppets presents wacky world folktales with Chester, Buster and Suzy Pig. All ages.

Tuesday, August 14, 7:00 Martha’s Tuesday Evening Book Discussion Group Read to discuss: Gray Mountain by John Grisham. Adults.

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Tuesday, July 24, 10:30 Rainbow Rock Move, groove and have fun with the Rainbow Rock Band. All ages. Wednesday, July 25, 3:00 Family Movie: Zootopia Enjoy Disney’s “Zootopia” (PG); snacks provided. Bring your own covered drink. All ages. Wednesday, August 1, 2:30 The Uncle Devin Show Journey through the land of percussion as you hear and play different instruments. All ages. Wednesday, August 29, 3:00 Family Movie: Wonder Enjoy viewing “Wonder” (PG); snacks provided. Bring your own covered drink. All ages.

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Monday, June 25, 11:00 Sensory Storytime & Playgroup Storytime, toys and playgroup in a sensory-friendly environment at Providence Community Center. (R.)

Tuesday, June 5, 11:00 Computer One-on-One Learn the basics of the Internet, E-mail, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. (R.) Wednesdays, June 27, July 30, August 27, 10:30 Playdate Cafe Toys and playspace for children. Birth-5 years with adult. Tuesdays, July 3, August 7, 10:30 Little Explorer’s Playgroup An adventurous playgroup that engages the senses. Age 2-5 with adult. (R.)

SCHOOL AGE Mondays, June 18, July 16, August 13, 4:30 LEGOs in the Library Have fun and make new friends. Hundreds of LEGOs await you and your creativity! Age 5-12. Wednesday, June 6, 10:30 DUPLO®! Read! Build! Play! Have fun with your little one while building early literacy skills for reading success. Age 18-36 months with adult. (R.) Wednesdays, June 13, July 11, August 8, 10:30, 11:30 Small Wonders Short stories for you and your child. Age 13-23 months with adult. (R.) Wednesdays, June 20, July 18, August 15, 10:30 Toddler Tales Stories and activities for you and your toddler. Age 2-3 with adult. (R.)

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Tuesdays in June, July, Aug., 1:00, 2:00 Thursdays in June, July, Aug., 1:00, 2:00 English Conversation One-on-One English practice for a non-native speaker with a library volunteer. Call 703-242-4020 x4 to register. Adults. (R.)

Monday, June 25, 2:30 Wild West: The Mystery of the Haunted Piano Science Tellers presents an action-packed adventure with science experiments. Age 6-12. Monday, July 30, 2:30 Jacks are Wild! Jack Russell Terriers Mario and Bella perform fun and amazing tricks. Age 6-12.

ADULTS Mondays in June, July, August, 10:30 English Conversation English practice for non-native speakers. Adults.

Event attendance is often limited…...

So we practice a “first come, first served” policy. Some events require registration. You can register online and also call or visit the branch. Make arrangements for sign language interpreters, listening systems or real-time captioning at least two weeks in advance at the branch where the event takes place.

Tuesdays in June, July, August, 12:30 Canasta Group Enjoy socializing while you play Canasta. Adults. Wednesdays in June, July 11, 18, 25, August, 10:30 eBook/E-reader Instruction Learn about library eBooks, e-audiobooks and how to access them with your PC or compatible device. Adults.

Saturday, June 9, 10:30 Meditation: It’s Not What You Think Learn from a certified instructor how to add the power of meditation into your life. Bring a bottle of water. Adults. Tuesday, June 12, 7:00 Money Matters Monthly focus on personal finance and investing. Read: Get It Together: Organize Your Records So Your Family Won’t Have To by Melanie Cullen. Adults. Wednesday, June 13, 1:00 Mystery Book Club Join in the monthly unraveling of a whodunit or thriller. For June: A Bat in the Belfry by Sarah Graves. Adults. Events subject to change. Check the library’s website for up-to-date listings. (R.) = Registration required.


Tuesdays, June 19, July 17, August 21, 2:30 Job Club Discuss and learn skills that will help you get a job and succeed in the workplace. Age 17 and up. Thursday, June 21, 7:00 Oakton Book Discussion Group Read to discuss: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom. Adults. Tuesday, July 10, 7:00 Money Matters Monthly focus on personal finance and investing. For July, read: The Capitalist Code: It Can Save Your Life (and make you very rich!) by Ben Stein. Adults. Wednesday, July 11, 1:00 Mystery Book Club Join in the monthly unraveling of a whodunit or thriller. Read: The Distant Echo by Val McDermid. Adults. Thursday, July 19, 7:00 Oakton Book Discussion Group Join us! Read to discuss: The Alienist by Caleb Carr. Adults. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 1:00 Mystery Book Club Join in the monthly unraveling of a whodunit or thriller. For August, read: The Alienist by Caleb Carr. Adults. Tuesday, August 14, 7:00 Money Matters Focus is on personal finance and investing. Read to discuss: Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone by Satya Nadella. Adults. Thursday, August 16, 7:00 Oakton Book Discussion Group Join us! Read to discuss: Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner.

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FAMILY Mondays in June, July, August, 7:00 Goodnight, Sleep Tight Come in your PJs to join us for stories and songs. All ages.

Thursday, August 2, 2:30 Kuumba Kids Enjoy African dance, drumming, storytelling and puppets. All ages. Saturday, August 4, 2:00 Family Movie Matinee: “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” Join us for a family-friendly movie, “Wily Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (G) and popcorn. All ages.

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Saturday, June 9, 10:30 Saturday Storytime with Mayor DiRocco Join us for stories, songs and rhymes with Vienna Mayor Laurie DiRocco. All ages. Saturday, June 16, 10:30 Rhythmaya Indian dance and music for the entire family. All ages. Saturday, June 23, 2:00 Family Movie Matinee: “Beauty & the Beast” Join us for a family-friendly movie and popcorn. All ages. Tuesday, June 26, 2:30 Rainbow Rock Move, groove and have fun with the Rainbow Rock Band. All ages. Monday, July 2, 2:30 Bubble Fun The Bubble Lady creates giant bubbles, smoke bubbles and even a bubble you can get into. All ages. Saturday, July 7, 2:00 Family Movie Matinee: “Meet the Robinsons” Join us for a family-friendly movie and popcorn. All ages.

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Mondays, June 4, 18, July 2, 23, August 6, 20, 10:30 Toddlin’ Twos Join us for stories songs and rhymes. Age 2 with adult. (R.) Tuesdays, June 5, 19, July 3, 25, August 14, 28, 10:30 Small Wonders Join us for an early literacy-enhanced storytime featuring stories, songs and fun for you and your child. Age 12-23 months with adult. (R.) Wednesdays, June 6, Aug. 1, 22, 10:30 Playdate Zone Join other caregivers to socialize while the kids play with toys. Birth-5 years with adult. Mondays, June 11, 25, July 9, 30, August 13, 27, 10:30 Treasured Three-Fives Join us for stories, songs and rhymes. Age 3-5 with adult. (R.) Continued on next page

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Tuesday, June 12, 26, July 18, 31, August 7, 21, 11:30 Rock-a-Bye Baby Join us for an early literacy-enhanced storytime featuring rhymes, stories and songs. Birth-12 months with adult. (R.) Wednesday, June 13, July 18, August 15, 2:00 STEAM Storytime Storytimr with a focus on one of the STEAM subjects. Age 2-5 with adult. (R.)

Thursdays, June 28, July 26, August 30, 4:00 Math BEASTS Workshop Display your skills at defeating the Calamitous Clod with problem-solving math taught by our Beast Academy instructors! Grades 2-6.

TEENS Friday, June 8, 22, July 6, 20, August 3, 17, 31, 3:30 Board in the Library Tabletop games including 7 Wonders, Catan, or Unlock? Not familiar? No problem—we’ll teach you! Teens.

Wednesdays, June 27, July 25, August 29, 1:30 Picture Book Time Join us for stories, songs and rhymes. Age 2-5 with adult. (R.) Saturdays, June 30, July 28, August 25, 10:30 Babies and Books Join us for stories, songs and rhymes. Birth-23 months with adult. (R.)

Thursday, July 5, 4:00 Make & Take Science: Goo Join us in creating fun, messy science projects. This time we are making ooey-gooey goo. School age and all ages.

Tuesdays, July 10, 17, 24, 10:30 Mother Goose on the Loose (3-Parts) Join us for nursery rhymes, songs and stories. Birth-23 months with adult. (R.)

Tuesday, July 10, 2:30 My Reptile Guys See live snakes, lizards and other reptiles. Age 6-12.

SCHOOL AGE Fridays, June 1, 15, 29, July 13, 27, August 10, 24, 3:30 Pokémon League Learn and play. Age 5-18. Mondays, June 11, July 9, August 13, 4:00-5:00 Wednesdays, June 20, July 11, August 8, 10:00-11:00 Woof & Paws-Read to a Dog Call or sign up online to read for a 15-minute session with a therapy dog. Age 6-12. (R.) Wednesday, June 20, 2:30 Impressions Theatre Presents “Tom Sawyer” Tom and Huck’s adventures take them to Paris, Rome and Egypt as they search for famous monuments. Age 6-12.

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Saturday, August 18, 10:30 Triassic World Escape Room-Family Hour Due to a power outage, dinosaurs are roaming uncontrolled; you have 60 minutes to find a sedative to stop them. Age 6-12 with an adult. (R.)

Monday, July 16, 10:30 Jacks are Wild! Jack Russell Terriers Mario and Bella perform fun and amazing tricks. Age 6-12. Thursday, July 19, 4:00 Make & Take Science: Playdough Join in a fun, messy science project, this time making our very own playdough. School age and all ages. Thursday, August 2, 4:00 Make & Take Science: Tornado Create a fun and messy science project: a twisty, twirly tornado in a jar. School age and all ages. Thursday, August 16, 4:00 Make & Take Science: Bubbles Make your own bubbles, including one that is life-sized. School age and all ages.

Event attendance is often limited…...

So we practice a “first come, first served” policy. Some events require registration. You can register online and also call or visit the branch. Make arrangements for sign language interpreters, listening systems or real-time captioning at least two weeks in advance at the branch where the event takes place.

Tuesday, June 19, 3:00 Life Hacks: Financial Savvy Credit Cards: Learn what is good, what is bad and how to maintain a good rating. Teens. Thursday, July 12, 7:00 Life Hacks: Meditation 11 Learn techniques to relieve stress, busy mind and tension. Teens. (R.) Monday, July 16, 2:30 Life Hacks: Interviewing Skills Practice introductions, proper attire and preparation to help improve your interview performance. Teens. Saturday, July 21, 10:30 Cosplay 11 Every participant will leave with a form-based gauntlet they created. Presented by LM Cosplay. Teens. (R.). Monday, July 23, 2:30 Life Hacks: Dating Dos and Don’ts Want to step up your dating game? Learn the dos and don’ts of dating etiquette. Teens. Tuesday, July 24, 7:00 Life Hacks: Personal Safety Learn how to handle yourself in a potentially dangerous situation and how to avoid them in the future. Teens.

Events subject to change. Check the library’s website for up-to-date listings. (R.) = Registration required.


Saturday, August 18, 12:30 Triassic World Escape Room-Teens Due to a power outage, dinosaurs are roaming around uncontrolled. You have 60 minutes to find a sedative to stop them. Teens. (R.)

ADULTS June 15-30, July, August Adult Summer Reading Program Read 5 books between June 15-September 1, turn in your log and earn a coupon for our Friends ongoing book sale and an entry for a gift card drawing. Limit: 5 completed logs. Adults. Fridays in June, July, August, 10:00 English Conversation Group Practice your English conversation skills in a group. Adults. Tuesdays, June 5, 19, July 3, 17, August 7, 21, 1:00 German Conversation Group Practice your German language conversation skills with a instructor. Basic knowledge of German required. Adults Thursday, June 7, 7:30 Meet Author Joseph A. Esposito Meet the author of Dinner in Camelot; get a glimpse into a long-gone era of life at the Kennedy White House. Books available for sale and signing. Adults and teens.

Thursday, June 14, 1:30 Meet Author Suzi Weinert Meet the author of the garage sale mystery series featuring Jennifer Shannon. Books available for sale and signing. Adults. Monday, June 18, 11:30 Mystery Book Club at Vienna Community Center Join us for a new book club. Read: Chain of Evidence by Cora Harrison. Adults. Monday, June 18, 7:00 Not Just for Teens Adult Book Club Are you an adult who loves YA lit? If so join us! Read: Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire. Adults. Thursday, June 21, 1:00 Classic Books Discussion Group Join writer/scholar Amanda Holmes Duffy to discuss a classic novel, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. Adults. Thursday, June 28, 1:00 Patrick Henry Book Club Read to discuss: Neverhome by Laird Hunt. Adults. Tuesday, July 10, 7:30 Chakra Healing with Author Michelle Fondin Learn how to improve energy and vitality with practices and meditations. Books for sale and signing. Adults. Monday, July 16, 11:30 Mystery Book Club at Vienna Community Center Join us for a new book club. Read to discuss: Fearless Jones by Walter Mosley. Adults.

Mondays, June 11, July 9, Aug. 13, 1:00 Knitting Group for All Bring your knitting projects. Share tips and enjoy conversation. Adults.

Monday, July 16, 7:00 Not Just for Teens Adult Book Club Are you an adult who loves YA lit? If so join us! Read: Flipped by Wendlin Van Draanan. Adults.

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Thursday, July 19, 1:00 Classic Books Discussion Group Join writer/scholar Amanda Holmes Duffy to discuss a classic novel, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Adults. Thursday, July 26, 1:00 Patrick Henry Book Club Read to discuss: 32 Yolks by Eric Ripert. Adults. Monday, July 30, 1:00 “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande: Documentary & Discussion View a film on the relationships between doctors and patients nearing the end of life; moderated discussion follows. Adults; older adults. Thursday, August 16, 1:00 Classic Books Discussion Group Join writer/scholar Amanda Holmes Duffy to discuss a classic novel, The Duel by Anton Chekhov. Adults. Saturday, August 18, 2:30 Triassic World Escape Room-Adults Due to a power outage, dinosaurs are roaming about uncontrolled. You have 60 minutes to find a sedative to stop them. Adults. (R.) Monday, August 20, 7:00 Not Just for Teens Adult Book Club Are you an adult who loves YA lit? If so join us! Read: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. Thursday, August 30, 1:00 Patrick Henry Book Club Read to discuss: Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear. Adults. Continued on next page

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Pohick Regional Library 6450 Sydenstricker Rd. Burke, VA 22015 703-644-7333 | TTY: 711 Sun.: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. - Thurs.: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Fri.: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sat.: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

FAMILY Monday, June 25, Wednesday, July 25, Tuesday, August 14, 7:00 Family Movie Night June: Disney’s “Toy Story” (G); July: “The Tale of Despereaux” (G); August: “Frozen” (PG). Refreshments served. All ages. Wednesday, June 27, 10:30 Rainbow Rock Move, groove and have fun with the Rainbow Rock Band. All ages. Friday, June 29, July 13, 20, 27, August 10, 17, 24, 10:30 Fun Flicks Watch movies based on children’s books. All ages.

Tuesdays, June 12, July 24, Aug. 20, 7:00 Bedtime Stories Wear your PJs, bring a stuffed friend and join us for bedtime stories. Age 3-6 with adult. (R.)

Thursday, August 2, 7:00 If Pigs Could Fly Blue Sky Puppets presents wacky folktales with Chester, Buster and Suzy Pig. All ages. Saturday, August 18, 1:00 Motorcycle Show and Tell Join us as the Fairfax Hogs talk about motorcycle safety and show off their Harley Davidson motorcycles. All ages. Tuesday, August 21, 2:30 MIlkshake Duo Lisa and Mikel from Milkshake entertain with songs, dancing and fun for the entire family. All ages.

PRESCHOOL Fridays, June 1, July 6, Aug. 3, 10:30 Storytime Yoga Stories, songs and yoga; bring a mat. Birth-6 years with adult. (R.)

Monday, July 9, 2:30 Tuesday, June 5, 10:30 Kuumba Kids Enjoy African dance, drumming, story- Lighters and Matches–Tools for Grownups Only telling and puppets. All ages. Enjoy a puppet show on fire safety presented by the county Fire and Rescue Monday, July 16, 10:30 Department. Age 3-6 with adult. Bubble Fun The Bubble Lady creates giant bubbles, smoke bubbles and even a bubble you can get into. All ages.

SCHOOL AGE Saturdays, June 9, July 14, August 11, 1:00-2:00 Read to the Dog Read aloud to a trained therapy dog. Call or sign up for a 15-minute session. Age 6-12. (R.) Thursday, June 14, July 12, Aug. 9, 4:30 Chess Club Learn openings, tactics, strategies and more. Players paired with others of similar skill. Age 8-16. Saturdays, June 16, July 21, August 18, 10:30 LEGO® Kids Club Use imagination to create with thousands of LEGOs. Age 6-11. Tuesday, June 19, 10:30 Jacks are Wild! Jack Russell Terriers Mario and Bella perform fun and amazing tricks. Age 6-12.

Saturdays, June 9, July 14, August 11, 10:30 Babies Blossoming Songs, rhymes and stories for baby and you. Birth-11 months with adult.(R.)

Monday, July 30, 10:30 The Uncle Devin Show Journey through the land of percussion Mondays, June 11, July 18, as you hear and play different instruAugust 14, 10:30 ments. All ages. Preschool DUPLOs Build and create with thousands of DUPLOs. Age 2-5 with adult.

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Monday, July 2, 10:30 Crooning with Critters Joe Pipik and the Goodlife Theater travel the world of imagination with animal friends through songs and puppets. Age 1-5 with adult.

Event attendance is often limited…...

So we practice a “first come, first served” policy. Some events require registration. You can register online and also call or visit the branch. Make arrangements for sign language interpreters, listening systems or real-time captioning at least two weeks in advance at the branch where the event takes place.

Thursdays, June 21, July 19, 4:30 Young Artists Sketching and Watercolor Painting Learn to sketch and paint with watercolors from a local artist. Materials supplied. Age 9-16. (R.) Events subject to change. Check the library’s website for up-to-date listings. (R.) = Registration required.


Thursday, June 28, 4:30 Young Readers Club (Movies from Books) June: “The Mouse and the Motorcycle” (G); July: “Babar King of the Elephants” (G); August: “Casey at the Bat” (G); enjoy additional activities. Copies of the book available. Grades K-4. Saturdays, June 30, July 28, August 25, 1:00-3:00 CoderDojo: Kids Learn to Code Learn coding using the Scratch programming language. Bring laptop or tablet if possible. Age 7-17. (R.) Tuesday, July 3, 2:30 Wild West: The Mystery of the Haunted Piano Science Tellers presents an action-packed adventure with science experiments. Age 6-12. Tuesday, July 10, 2:30 Insects: Beetles, Butterflies & Beyond Focusing on insects of the area, children explore live and preserved insects and other invertebrates. Grades K-3. Saturday, July 21, 2:30 Impressions Theatre Presents “Tom Sawyer” Tom and Huck’s adventures take them to Paris, Rome and Egypt as they search for famous monuments. Age 6-12. Wednesday, July 25, 10:30 The Wizard of Reading Enjoy amazing tricks and reading fun with magician Dean Alan. Age 6-12. Tuesday, August 7, 2:30 My Reptile Guys See live snakes, lizards and other reptiles. Age 6-12.

TEENS Tuesday, June 26, 7:00 Pohick Teen Book Club Munch on snacks, talk about books, enjoy. Age 13-18.

Fridays, June 29, July 27, Aug. 31, 6:00 Game On! Food, flicks, gaming and Friday night fun. Grades 6-12. Saturday, June 30, 2:30 Breakout Apocalyse Use the clues to the escape the room! Age 13-18. (R.) Monday, July 16, 2:30 Maker Camp: 3D Printing Learn about printing using 3D printers. Bring a laptop or tablet, limited computers available. Age 9-18. (R.) Tuesday, July 17, 4:00 How to Draw Cartoons Join our drawing workshop and learn how to draw cartoons. Age 12-16.

Monday, August 20, 2:30 Maker Camp: Snap Circuits Learn to build electronic circuits using Snap Circuit kits. Bring a laptop or tablet, limited computers available. Age 9-18. (R.)

ADULTS Friday, June 15–Saturday, September 1 Adult Summer Reading Program Read five books, earn a coupon for the Friends of Pohick Regional Library book sale. Adults. Saturday, June 2, 2:00 Meet author Suzi Weinert Meet the author of the garage sale mysteries. Adults. Sundays in June, July, August, 1:00 Fairfax County Master Gardeners Plant Clinic Experts answer your gardening questions Sunday afternoons through the summer. Adults.

Monday, July 23, 2:30 Maker Camp: Ductigami Join us to create a unique and useful duct tape wallet. Age 9-18. (R.)

Mondays in June, July, August, 7:00 English Conversation Group Join our group to practice your English conversation. Adults.

Monday, July 30, 2:30 Maker Camp: Arduinos Learn to build electronic control circuits using Arduino platforms. Bring a laptop or tablet, limited computers available. Age 9-18. (R.)

Wednesdays, June 6, July 11, August 1, 7:00 Pohick Writers’ Roundtable Discuss your work with other writers; give and receive feedback. Adults.

Monday, August 6, 2:30 Maker Camp: Adventures with Sphero Robots Learn to write a program to send a Sphero robot through a maze. Age 9-18. (R.) Monday, August 13, 2:30 Maker Camp: Raspberry Pi An introduction to Raspberry Pi processors. Bring a personal laptop or tablet, limited computers available at class. Cosponsored by the Friends of Pohick Regional Library. Age 9-18. (R.)

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Thursdays in June, July, August, 10:00-12:00 Walk-in Tech Help Clinic Help with eBooks, mobile devices and basic computer skills. Bring device account IDs and passwords. Adults Thursdays, June 7, July 5, Aug. 2, 3:00 Crafternoon Craft Club Bring a craft project for a relaxing afternoon of handicrafts and conversation. Adults. Continued on next page

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Tuesday, June 12, 1:00 Irish Genealogy Special Interest Group The group explores various topics about Irish genealogy research. Adults.

Saturday, June 16, 12:00 Board Gaming Day Join us for a day of board games and fun! Adults. Tuesdays, June 19, July 17, August 21, 7:00 Pohick Evening Book Discussion Group June: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See; July: Hero of the Empire by Candice Millard; August: Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani. Adults. Sunday, June 24, 3:30 Burke Centre Historical Society Presents: Virginia’s Indian Heritage Dr. Karenne Wood with the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Virginia Indian Program will discuss the history and culture of Virginia’s Native Americans. Adults. Sunday, July 29, 3:30 Burke Centre Historical Society Presents: Everything Fairfax Susan Gray of the Fairfax Museum recounts the history of other places named Fairfax, along with a look at collectibles and ephemera. Adults. Wednesday, August 8, 7:00 Coffee Tea Philosophy Informal, moderated discussions fueled by light refreshments. Topic: Are the teachings of Socrates relevant today? Age 16 and up. Sunday, August 26, 3:30 Burke Centre Historical Society Call branch for details. Adults.

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Reston Regional Library 11925 Bowman Towne Dr. Reston, VA 20190 703-689-2700 | TTY: 711 Sun.: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. - Thurs.: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Fri.: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sat.: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

FAMILY Tuesdays, June 5, 19, 5:00 Monday, June 11, 5:00 Friday, June 15, 3:00 Maker Camp Explore, make, and share on four exciting days of tech, crafts and fun. All ages. (R.)

Wednesday, June 27, 7:00 Busia Bear’s 12th Annual Film Festival Enjoy an hour of Busia Bear’s Favorite 16mm Classic Children’s Films. All ages. Monday, July 2, 7:00 Bubble Fun The Bubble Lady creates giant bubbles, smoke bubbles and even a bubble you can get into. All ages. Tuesday, July 10, 2:30 Rainbow Rock Move, groove and have fun with the Rainbow Rock Band. All ages. Saturday, July 14, 10:30 Rhythmaya Indian dance and music for the entire family. All ages.

Saturday, June 9, All Day Event World Wide Knit in Public Day Join us to knit during World Wide Knit in Public Day! All ages.

Wednesday, July 25, 7:00 Arrr! Ahoy Mateys! Join Pirate Busia Bear and his crew as he sets sail for a high adventure family storytime. Preschool plus all ages.

Saturday, June 30, 3:00-4:30 Mountain Stories and Songs with the Dulcimer Join us for a concert of Appalachian dulcimer music and a presentation on the history of the dulcimer. All ages.

Tuesday, August 7, 2:30 If Pigs Could Fly Blue Sky Puppets presents wacky folktales with Chester, Buster and Suzy Pig. All ages.

Saturday, June 16, 2:00 Birds of a Feather Join Miss Emily, Mrs. Wines and Busia Bear to salute our feathered friends in story and song! All ages. Tuesday, June 19, 2:30 Kuumba Kids Enjoy African dance, drumming, storytelling and puppets. All ages. Tuesdays, June 26, July 17, August 9, 28, 10:30 Friday, July 6, 10:30 Thursday August 9, 10:30 Sing Books with Miss Emily Join Miss Emily for singing storytime with illustrated songs. All ages.

Event attendance is often limited…...

So we practice a “first come, first served” policy. Some events require registration. You can register online and also call or visit the branch. Make arrangements for sign language interpreters, listening systems or real-time captioning at least two weeks in advance at the branch where the event takes place.

Thursday, August 16, 10:00-9:00; Friday, August 17, 10:00-6:00; Sunday, August 19, 1:00-5:00 Reston Friends Children, Teen & Educators Book Sale We have all your favorite children’s book authors plus teaching materials. Come browse and buy. All ages.

PRESCHOOL Fridays, June 1, August 24, 10:30 Baby & Me Bring your baby for a nurturing yoga workshop designed for the two of you. Age 6 weeks-15 months with adult. (R.)

Events subject to change. Check the library’s website for up-to-date listings. (R.) = Registration required.


Tuesdays, June 5, 12, July 3, Aug. 21, Thursday, July 26, 11:00 Baby Play & Explore Enjoy an hour of unstructured play and social time for babies. Birth-18 months with adult. Wednesday, June 6, Thursdays, July 5, August 2, 10:30 Play Dough Storytime Join us for a fun time of stories, singing and lots of play dough fun. Age 3-5 with adult. (R.) Fridays, June 8, July 20, 10:30 Gymboree Music I Discover melody, pitch and rhythm in songs. Age 6-18 months with adult. (R.) Fridays, June 8, July 20, 11:15 Gymboree Music II Dance to a new musical style each month. Age 18-24 months with adult. (R.) Fridays, June 15, August 31, 10:30 Family Yoga Enjoy playful yoga, stories and songs along with your actively walking child. Age 16 months-4 years with adult. (R.) Mondays, June 18, July 30, 10:30 Thursday, August 23, 10:30 Baby Steps Storytime An interactive storytime for you and your child. Age 12-23 months with adult. Tuesday, June 19, Thursday, July 19, Friday, August 3, 10:30 W.A.T.E.R. Safety Presentation Learn the basics of water safety presented by the Goldfish Swim School. Age 3-5 with adult. (R.) Wednesday, June 20, Mondays, July 16, August 6, 10:30 Nose to Toes Yoga Explore yoga poses movement while enjoying books and songs with a children’s yoga instructor. Age 3-5 with adult. (R.)

Mondays, June 25, July 2, August 27, Wednesday, July 25, 10:30 Toddler Storytime Join us for fun stories, songs and finger plays. Age 2-with adult. (R.) Thursday, July 12, 10:30 Monday, July 23, 10:30 Baby Lapsit Rhymes and songs to build early literacy skills. Birth-11 months with adult. (R.) Friday, August 3, 2:00 DUPLO® Play Build and create using DUPLO® blocks. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Reston Regional Library. Age 2-5 with adult.

SCHOOL AGE Tuesdays, June 12, July 10, August 7, 7:00-8:00 Read to the Dog Read to a therapy dog. Call or signup for a 15-minute session. Age 5-11. (R.) Saturdays, June 16, July 21, August 25, 11:00 Mercier School of Dance Join the Mercier School of Dance as they present ballet, creative movement and Scottish Highland Dance. Age 4-12 with adult. Monday, June 18, 4:00 Reston Kids Pick Their Favorite Illustrators Help us choose favorite children’s book illustrators! Bring a library book with pictures by your favorite artist, add it to the display, and vote for your favorites. Age 5-12. Thursday, June 21, 2:00 Geronimo Stilton Book Discussion Group Read: Surf ’s Up, Geronimo! Age 8-11. (R.)

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Friday, June 22, 2:00 Make it Move: Electric Vehicle Invention Lab! Engineer electric machines that roll using a motor, battery and cool materials. All vehicles go home! Age 6-12. (R.) Saturday, June 23, 10:30 The Nicolo Whimsey Show Enjoy juggling, music, poetry and storytelling. Age 4-12 with adult. Monday, June 25, 4:00 Picture the Words Listen to a passage from a book, then draw what you saw. Materials provided or bring your own. Age 8-12. (R.) Tuesdays, June 26, 2:00, July 17, 3:00 STEM Challenge Five engineering challenges with clothespins, binder clips and craft sticks. Age 7-11. (R.) Wednesday, June 27, 10:30 Jacks are Wild! Jack Russell Terriers Mario and Bella perform fun and amazing tricks. Age 6-12. Thursday, June 28 4:00 Monday, July 9, 4:00 STEM Challenge: Bristle Bots Make a bristle bot. Recycling, crafting and robotics all rolled into one! Supplies provided. Age 6-10. (R.) Friday, June 29, 2:00 DIY Electronic Sound Machines Create one-button sound machines using programmable microchips that record and play back your voice. All projects go home! Age 6-12. (R.) Friday, July 6, 2:00 Light Painting Lab: Glowing Portraits Use LEDs, batteries and conductive materials to make glowing brushes to produce portraits with glowing effects. All light brushes go home. Age 6-12. (R.) Continued on next page

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Friday, July 13, 2:00 Hypnotizers! Create spinning, glowing light machines that hypnotize and amaze. All electrified projects go home. Age 6-12. (R.) Saturday, July 14, 2:00 Celebration of Stories Heard ‘Round the World Join this audience participation festival of children’s folklore. Age 6-12. Wednesday, July 18, 10:30 The Wizard of Reading Enjoy amazing tricks and reading fun with magician Dean Alan. Age 6-12. Thursday, July 19, 2:00 Geronimo Stilton Book Discussion Group Read: Field Trip to Niagara Falls. Age 8-11. (R.)

Friday, July 20, 2:00 Instant 3D Prints Make molds of your own design to create things you can use. All projects go home! Age 6-12. (R.) Monday, July 23, 4:00 Origami Workshop Create colorful, fun works of art using stepby-step paper folding techniques. Age 8-12. (R.) Tuesday, July 24, 2:30 Impressions Theatre Presents “Tom Sawyer” Tom and Huck’s adventures take them to Paris, Rome and Egypt as they search for famous monuments. Age 6-12. Saturday, July 28, 2:30 My Reptile Guys See live snakes, lizards and other reptiles. Age 6-12.

Tuesday, July 31, 2:30 Wild West: The Mystery of the Haunted Piano Science Tellers presents an action-packed adventure with science experiments. Age 6-12. Saturday, August 4, 11:00 Treasure Island Hampstead Stage actors bring to life a tale of pirates, adventure and buried treasure. Age 6-12. Thursday, August 9, 7:00 Extreme Esteem for Tweens Learn to practice yoga and meditation in this relaxing and empowering workshop. Age 8-12. (R.) Wednesday, August 15, 2:00 Can You Survive Read-Together Club As a group we will read and choose our fate aboard the sinking Titanic. Books will be available for checkout afterward. Age 8-11. (R.)

Learning English at the Reston Regional Library ONE-TO-ONE ENGLISH CONVERSATION Multiple one-on-one practice sessions with a volunteer are available each week. Sign up begins every Monday at 1 p.m. at the information desk or by phone.

WEEKLY GROUPS PRE-BEGINNERS With Maureen, Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m.

SPEAK AND WRITE With Sandy, Mondays 1:30-3:00 p.m.

BEGINNERS With Beth, Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m. With Genie, Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. With Ivan, Fridays, 10-11 a.m.

DIALOGS AND GRAMMAR With Judy, Tuesdays, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PRONUNCIATION AND SPEAKING With Sandy, Thursdays, 1 -2:30 p.m.

INTERMEDIATE With Rick, Mondays, 10-11 a.m. With Susan, Wednesdays, 1-2 p.m. ADVANCED With Richard, Thursdays, 10-11:30 a.m. With Mary, Fridays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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Event attendance is often limited…...

So we practice a “first come, first served” policy. Some events require registration. You can register online and also call or visit the branch. Make arrangements for sign language interpreters, listening systems or real-time captioning at least two weeks in advance at the branch where the event takes place.

Events subject to change. Check the library’s website for up-to-date listings. (R.) = Registration required.


Tuesday, August 21, 3:00 Inside the Minds of Computers Students will gain an understanding of how computers take basic instructions and perform complex tasks. Age 9-12. (R.)

TEENS Friday, June 22, 3:30 Kinetic Art Lab Create glowing light machines that hypnotize and amaze! All projects go home. Age 13-18. (R.) Friday, June 29, 3:30 DIY Samplers and Beat Machines Create one-button sound and beat machines, using programmable microchips that record and play back your voice. All projects go home. Age 13-18. (R.)

Monday, July 16, 7:00 Stress to Success for Teens Learn tools through yoga to destress, boost self-esteem and develop self-confidence. Age 13-18. (R.)

Tuesdays in June, July, Aug. 14, 21, 7:00 Spanchats Join our ongoing Spanish conversation group. All levels from beginner to fluent are welcome. Adults.

Thursdays, July 19, August 16, 7:00 Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting Join TAB to gain leadership and volunteer experience and help make the library a great place for teens! Volunteer hours granted. Age 13-18.

Thursdays, June 7, July 5, Aug. 2, 7:00 Millennials Book Club Ask library for title; check it out, or pick up a copy of your own. Adults, early 20s-early 30s.

Friday, July 20, 3:30 Instant 3D Prints Make professional grade models and molds of your own design to make things you can use. All projects go home. Age 13-18. (R.)

Sunday, June 10, 2:00 Liberty: The American Revolution Monday, August 6, 4:00 Join Professor Harry Butowsky for a How to Draw Cartoons Artist Paul Merklein shows you how to six-part lecture series on establishment draw your favorite cartoons. Age 10-18. of the United States and independence from Britain. Adults and teens. (R.)

ADULTS Saturday, June 30, 11:00 Train Your Brain Play chess, Sudoku, puzzles and other games to sharpen your brain. Bring your chess set and challenge another player. Earn a door prize. Refreshments provided. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Reston Regional Library. Age 10-18. Friday, July 6, 3:30 Light Painting Lab: Glowing Selfies Use LEDs, batteries and conductive materials to make glowing brushes to produce amazing selfies with glowing effects! All light brushes go home. Age 13-18. (R.) Friday, July 13, 3:30 Hypnotizers! Create glowing light machines that hypnotize and amaze. All projects go home. Age 13-18. R

Friday, June 8, 10:00-3:00 Tuesday, July 5, 10:00-3:00 Red Cross Blood Drive Give Blood. Save a Life! Please consider donating while the American Red Cross is at the library. Adults.

Friday, June 1, 2:00 VIP Reston Support for individuals with vision impairment. Adults. Saturday, June 2, 11:00 One-on-One Computer/Internet/ eBook Help Session with a tech volunteer for computer skills, Internet and eBook help. Call for appointment. Adults. (R.) Saturday, June 2, 2:00 Art Splash! for Adults Create your own masterpiece in this workshop led by artists from Abrakadoodle Northern Virginia. Adults. (R.) Sunday, June 3, 2:00 Liberty: The American Revolution Join Professor Harry Butowsky for a six-part lecture series on establishment of the United States and independence from Britain. Adults and teens.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2:00 Family History Research Research your family history with a library staff member using local history and genealogy resources. Adults, teens. (R.) Wednesdays, June 13, July 11, August 8, 10:30 Wednesday Morning Book Club June: The Light between Oceans by M.L. Stedman; July: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr; August: Check for title. Adults. Wednesday, June 13, 7:00 Color Me Happy Relax, unwind, and color your cares away in our adult coloring session. Invite a friend, date or mate to come along! Coloring pages, pens and pencils provided, or bring your own. Adults. Continued on next page

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Tuesday, June 19, 7:00 Spanchats Join our ongoing Spanish conversation group. All levels from beginner to fluent are welcome. Adults. Thursday, June 21, 7:00 Spice Up Your Life Learn about the health benefits of herbs and spices, including an interactive tasting experience. Adults. Saturdays, June 23, July 7, Aug. 4, 2:00 Fantastic Films at Reston: Beach Party It’s Summer! Time to head to the beach (movie)! Adults. Monday, June 25, 7:00 Jewelry Making Tania Ebrahimian will teach the basics of jewelry-making; participants create an original piece. Materials provided. Adults. (R.) Tuesday, June 26, 1:30 INOVA Blood Drive Reston Regional is partnering with Inova blood donor services; consider donating today. Adults. Thursday, June 28, 7:00 Dollars and Sense Monthly group discussion focuses on business leaders and markets. Read: The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas Stanley. Adults. Wednesdays, July 11, August 8, 7:00 Color Me Happy Relax and unwind in our adult coloring session. Invite a friend, date or mate. Materials provided or bring your own. Adults. Thursday, July 12, 4:00 Origami Workshop Create colorful, fun works of art using step-by-step paper folding techniques. Adults and teens. (R.)

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Thursday, July 26, 7:00 Dollars and Sense Monthly group discussion focuses on business leaders and markets. Read: Panic: The Story of Modern Financial Insanity by Michael Lewis. Adults.

Richard Byrd Library 7250 Commerce Street Springfield, VA 22150 703-451-8055 | TTY: 711 Mon. - Tues.: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Wed. & Fri.: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Thurs.: 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. Sat.: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Wednesday, August 1, 7:00 Yoga with Rupa Local yoga and wellness coach, Rupa Shah, will discuss the benefits and practice of Ashtanga Yoga. Bring your own yoga mat. Beginners to moderate. Adult. Thursday, August 23, 7:00 Healthy Strides Wellness Book Club Led by a county fitness and wellness expert on topics in health, fitness, nutrition and wellness. Read: Gluten Exposed: The Science Behind the Hype and How to Navigate To A Healthy, Symptom-free Life (1st ed.) by Peter Green or Plants vs. Meats: The Health, History, and Ethics of What We Eat by Meredith Sayers Hughes. Adults. Monday, August 27, 7:00 Reducing Inflammation Naturally Join an expert nutritionist as she identifies which foods to limit and which to increase in order to reduce inflammation. Adults. Thursday, August 30, 7:00 Dollars and Sense Monthly group discussion focuses on business leaders and markets. Read: Stocks for the Long Run by Jeremy Siegel. Adults.

Event attendance is often limited…...

So we practice a “first come, first served” policy. Some events require registration. You can register online and also call or visit the branch. Make arrangements for sign language interpreters, listening systems or real-time captioning at least two weeks in advance at the branch where the event takes place.

Friday, June 1, 10:00-6:00 Saturday, June 2, 10:00-5:00 Sunday, June 3, 12:00-2:00 Friends of the Richard Byrd Library Used Book Sale Peruse and shop a selection of gentlyused books. Sunday is fill-a-bag-for-$5; we provide bags. All ages. Saturday, June 23, 2:30 Bubble Fun The Bubble Lady creates giant bubbles, smoke bubbles and even a bubble you can get into. All ages. Tuesday, July 3, 10:30 If Pigs Could Fly Blue Sky Puppets presents wacky folktales with Chester, Buster and Suzy Pig. All ages. Tuesday, July 24, 2:30 Rainbow Rock Move, groove and have fun with the Rainbow Rock Band. All ages. Wednesday, August 1, 10:30 The Uncle Devin Show Journey through the land of percussion as you hear and play different instruments. All ages.

PRESCHOOL Mondays, June 25, July 30, August 27, 2:00-3:30 Baby Play & Explore Join us for unstructured play and social time for babies. Birth-18 months with adult. Events subject to change. Check the library’s website for up-to-date listings. (R.) = Registration required.


Tuesdays, July 10, August 27, 7:00 Bedtime Storytime Wear your PJs, bring your favorite stuffed animal and enjoy bedtime stories and music. Birth-5 years with adult. (R.) Wednesdays, July 11, August 8, 10:30 Mother Goose Time Join us for stories and songs. Birth-13 months with adult. (R.) Monday, July 16, 10:30 Wednesday, August 15, 10:30 Fun With Ones Enjoy books songs and rhymes in a special story time just for ones. Age 12-23 months with adult. (R.) Wednesday, July 18, 10:30 Time for Twos Join us for a story time focusing on early literacy skills just for twos. Age 2 with adult. (R.)

SCHOOL AGE Saturday, June 9, 2:30 GIVE Volunteer Tutoring. Free tutoring for students. Grades K-6. Saturday, June 16, 1:00 CoderDojo: Teaching Kids to Code Learn to code, develop websites & apps and create games. Bring a laptop if you can. Parent must be present if under 10 years old. Age 7-17. (R.) Wednesday, June 27, 2:30 Jacks are Wild! Jack Russell Terriers Mario and Bella perform fun and amazing tricks. Age 6-12. Monday, July 9, 10:30 My Reptile Guys See live snakes, lizards and other reptiles. Age 6-12.

Friday, July 20, 1:30 Felt Boutique: Digital Sleeves & Cases Learn how to make cases for your digital devices. Age 10 and up. (R.)

ADULTS

Tuesdays in June, July, Aug., 10:00-1:00 Neighborhood Plant Clinic The Fairfax Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. Adults. Tuesdays in June, July, August, 7:00 English Conversation Group Practice and improve your English. Adults.

Tuesdays, July 17, August 21, 3:30 Maker Lab Make and test a catapult! Age 6-12.

Wednesday, July 25, 10:30 Zany Zoo! Join us for stories and activities about zoo animals! Age 3-5 with adult. (R.) Saturday, August 4, 10:30 Saturday Stories Join us to enjoy stories and activities. Birth-5 years with adult. (R.) Tuesdays, August 14, 21, 28, 10:30 Mother Goose on the Loose, 3-parts Join us for nursery rhymes songs and stories. Birth-23 months with adult. (R.) Wednesday, August 29, 10:30 I Can Do It! Stories and activities celebrating what preschoolers can do on their own. Age 3-5 with adult. (R.)

Thursday, July 19, 2:30 Wild West: The Mystery of the Haunted Piano Science Tellers presents an action-packed adventure with science experiments. Age 6-12. Monday, August 13, 1:30 Origami Workshop Come and learn how to make origami figures. Age 8-12.

TEENS Saturday, June 9, 1:00 Meet the Brooding Hero Meet Carrie Ann DiRisio, author of Brooding YA Hero: Becoming A Main Character As Awesome As Me. Books available for sale. Teens. Saturday, July 7, 1:00 Robotics Learn about robotics and then work on modifying a robot. Age 8-14. (R.)

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Thursdays in June, July 5, 1:30-3:30 Caring For You Caring For Me Support & Education for Caregivers This 5-week series blends interactive support with education for caregivers. Cosponsored with ElderLink (Inova Health System) and the county Agency on Aging. Adults. (R.) Thursdays, June 7, 21, July 5, 19, August 2, 16, 7:00 Springfield Writers’ Group Share your work and give feedback in a supportive setting. Adults. Saturdays, June 9, 23, July 7, 21, August 4, 18, 11:00 Library eBook Tech Help Get your library eBook questions answered. Bring your device, library card and passwords. Adults. Continued on next page

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Thursdays, June 14, July 12, Aug. 9, 1:30 Afternoon Book Club June: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi; July: The Finkler Question by Howard Jacbson; August: The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George. Adults. Tuesday, June 19, 7:00 Classics Book Club June: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne; July: Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht; August: Dubliners by James Joyce. Adults. Monday, June 22, 12:00-4:00 INOVA Blood Drive Our library is partnering with INOVA Blood Donor services to meet urgent needs of patients in our area. Please consider donating. Adults.

Sherwood Regional Library 2501 Sherwood Hall Ln. Alexandria, VA 22306 703-765-3645 | TTY: 711 Sun.: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. - Thurs.: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Fri.: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sat.: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

FAMILY Tuesdays, June 12, 26, July 10, 24, August 14, 28, 10:00 Harmony Heritage Singers Join us for bi-monthly rehearsals of the Harmony Heritage Singers. Open to the public. All ages. Wednesday, June 27, 2:30 If Pigs Could Fly Blue Sky Puppets presents wacky folktales with Chester, Buster and Suzy Pig. All ages. Saturdays, July 14, August 11, 10:30 Saturday Storytime Storytime fun for the family. All ages.

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Monday, July 16, 2:30 Bubble Fun The Bubble Lady creates giant bubbles, smoke bubbles and even a bubble you can get into. All ages. Thursday, August 2, 10:30 Kuumba Kids Enjoy African dance, drumming, storytelling and puppets. All ages.

PRESCHOOL Thursdays, June 14, 21, 28, 10:30 Mother Goose on the Loose (3-part-series) Join us for nursery rhymes, songs and stories that lay the foundation for learning to read. Birth-23 months with adult. (R.) Fridays, July 6, 20, Aug. 3, 17, 31, 10:30 One Story Wonder Join us for a story followed by indoor play! Birth-6 years with adult.

SCHOOL AGE Tuesday, June 19, 2:30 Jacks are Wild! Jack Russell Terriers Mario and Bella perform fun and amazing tricks. Age 6-12. Wednesdays, June 20, July 11, 25, August 8, 5:00 Summer Read Togethers June 20-Sound it Out: All About Phonics July 11-I Know That Word: Practicing Sight Words July 25-Smooth Sailing: Becoming A Fluent Reader August 8-For the Love of Reading: Understanding What I Read Bring the family for storytime, games and take home resources to help your developing reader over the summer. Age 4-12 with adult.

Event attendance is often limited…...

So we practice a “first come, first served” policy. Some events require registration. You can register online and also call or visit the branch. Make arrangements for sign language interpreters, listening systems or real-time captioning at least two weeks in advance at the branch where the event takes place.

Thursday, July 5, 10:30 The Wizard of Reading Enjoy amazing tricks and reading fun with magician Dean Alan. Age 6-12. Monday, July 9, 2:30 My Reptile Guys See live snakes, lizards and other reptiles. Age 6-12. Thursday, August 9, 10:30 Wild West: The Mystery of the Haunted Piano Science Tellers presents an action-packed adventure with science experiments. Age 6-12.

TEENS Wednesday, June 13, 10:30 Rising Words Rising Images Read to discuss: Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler. Age 13-18. (R.) Tuesday, July 10, 4:00 Felt-Sewing Bonanza Learn easy hand sewing techniques to make a travel pillow, faux treats and creatures. No experience needed! Age 13-18.

ADULTS Fridays in June, July, August, 10:30 Thursdays in June, July, August, 10:30, 7:00 English Conversation Class Conversation group for people learning English. Adults Tuesday, June 5, All Day Event Basic Personalized Computer Tutoring One-hour sessions with a technology volunteer. Call for appointment. Adults. (R.) Saturday, June 9, 1:00 Memory Depot Grand Opening Learn to use our equipment to digitize treasured family memories from VHS, audio cassette, photos, negatives and slides. Adults. Events subject to change. Check the library’s website for up-to-date listings. (R.) = Registration required.


Mondays, June 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 7:00 The World’s Religions Explore during seven sessions the major religions practiced around the world. June 11: Judaism; June 18: Christianity; June 25: Islam; July 2: Baha’i Faith; July 9: Hinduism; July 16: Bhuddism; July 23: Sikhism. Adults. Mondays, June 11, July 9, Aug. 13, 7:30 Books & Ideas June: Circling the Sun by Paula McLain; July: The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabell Wilkerson; August: Nutshell by Ian McEwan. Adults. Saturday, June 16, 11:00 Purchasing Your First Home Please join us as local Realtor Mark Sierakowski shares everything you need to know about purchasing your first home. Adults. Tuesdays, June 19, Aug. 21, 10:15 Thursday, July 19, 10:15 DMV Connect (Inside the Library) The DMV will provide all services to Virginia residents inside the library such as id’s, driver’s licenses, decals, license plates, driving records, etc. For more information and/or a complete list of services, please contact the library. Tuesdays, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, 7:00 Harambee Readers June: Man Gone Down by Michael Thomas; July: White Teeth by Zadie Smith; August: A Chance in the World: An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past and How He Found a Place Called Home by Steve Pemberton. Adults. Monday, June 25, 2:00 Chair Yoga Through breathing techniques, poses, relaxation and meditation, experience the benefits of yoga while seated in a chair. Adults; older adults. (R.)

Saturday, June 30, 11:00 Gentle Yoga Explore yoga techniques to stretch, strengthen and relax. No experience needed. Please bring a mat or towel. Adults. (R.) Saturday, July 14, 2:00 Smart Eating Changes Your Health For a Longer Life Food: calorie guide for age groups, calculating your BMI, labeling, processed and fast foods, when to eat, additives and food hygiene. Adults. (R.) Wednesday, August 15, 7:00 Heartfulness Meditation Learn a practical way to reduce stress, relax and connect to your inner being. Adults.

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FAMILY Saturday, June 16, 10:30 The Uncle Devin Show Journey through the land of percussion as you hear and play different instruments. All ages. Monday, June 25, 2:30 Bubble Fun The Bubble Lady creates giant bubbles, smoke bubbles and even a bubble you can get into. All ages. Tuesday, July 3, 2:30 If Pigs Could Fly Blue Sky Puppets presents wacky folktales with Chester, Buster and Suzy Pig. All ages.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2:30 Rainbow Rock Move, groove and have fun with the Rainbow Rock Band. All ages. Wednesday, August 15, 11:00 Crooning with the Critters Travel the world with the Goodlife Theater, for a puppet show about animal friends from the farm, the jungle and the sea. All ages.

PRESCHOOL Wednesdays, June 6, July 11, August 1, 10:30 Bouncing Babies Stories and songs for you and your baby. Caregivers will get board books to read and time to socialize with other adults. Age 6-18 months with adult. (R.) Wednesdays, June 13, July 18, August 8, 10:30 Child & Me Yoga Stories, songs and poses to teach children and caregivers techniques for breathing, moving and relaxing. Bring a yoga mat or beach towel. Age 1-3 with adult. Thursday, August 23, 7:00 Starlight Storytime Join us for an early literacy-enhanced storytime featuring rhymes, songs and stories. Age 2-5 with adult.

SCHOOL AGE Saturdays in June, 1:00 Paws to Read with Lucy Read aloud to a therapy dog. Bring your own book or choose one from the library. Walk-ins welcome. Age 6-12. Saturdays, June 2, 9, 12:00 GIVE Tutoring Free tutoring for kids provided by volunteer high school students. Grades K-6. Continued on next page

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Monday, June 18, 4:30 Introduction to Scratch Coding Get started with Scratch programming and learn to create basic stories and games. Laptops provided. Age 8-16.

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Tuesdays in June, July, August, 6:30 Thursdays in June, July, August, 4:30 Practice Your English Conversation group for people learning English. Adults. Tuesdays, June 12, July 10, August 14, 7:00 Writers’ Group Writers share work for mutual tips and feedback. Adults.

Wednesday, June 20, 2:30 Wild West: The Mystery of the Haunted Piano Science Tellers presents an action-packed adventure with science experiments. Age 6-12. Tuesday, July 10, 10:30 My Reptile Guys See live snakes, lizards and other reptiles. Age 6-12. Monday, July 30, 10:30 Jacks are Wild! Jack Russell Terriers Mario and Bella perform fun and amazing tricks. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. Age 6-12. Tuesday, July 31, 4:00-5:00 Harry Potter Escape Room Solve the mystery of the missing birthday boy or end up in Azkaban. Plan to arrive 10 minutes before this event begins. Has been done in other branches—please no repeat participants. Register each child and adult separately. Age 9-12 with adult. (R.) Monday, August 20, 4:30 LEGOs in the Library Join us to create and build! LEGOs provided. Age 5-12.

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Monday, July 16, 2:30 Create Your Own Beach-Themed Cupcakes! Create a selection of cupcakes in summer themes such as sharks and seashores, with frosting and embellishments. Age 12 and up. Thursday, July 26, 2:30 Create Your Own Steampunk Jewelry! Create jewelry in unisex styles from necklaces to keychains in themes such as Hunger Games, Leviathan and Bioshock. Age 12 and up. Tuesday, July 31, 2:00 Harry Potter Escape Room-Teens Solve the mystery when the birthday boy goes missing, or end up in Azkaban. Recommend you be familiar with the series. Plan to arrive 10 minutes before event begins. Has been done in other branches—please no repeat participants. (R.)

ADULTS June, July, August eBook Office Hours Call for an appointment and get your questions answered. Bring your eBook reader and library card. Adults. (R.) June, July, August One-on-One English Tutoring Practice your English with a volunteer partner. Call for an appointment. Limit one appointment per person per week. Adults. (R.)

Event attendance is often limited…...

So we practice a “first come, first served” policy. Some events require registration. You can register online and also call or visit the branch. Make arrangements for sign language interpreters, listening systems or real-time captioning at least two weeks in advance at the branch where the event takes place.

Tuesday, June 19, 7:00 Color Me Calm Relieve your stress and discover your inner artist. Coloring pages and colored pencils provided. Adults. Thursdays, June 21, July 19, August 23, 1:30 Book Discussion Group June: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; July: Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly; August: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. Adults. Mondays, June 25, July 23, Aug. 27, 6:30 Saturdays, July 7, August 4, 10:00 Mindfulness Workshop Discover the art of mindfulness. Learn techniques and simple tools to build calm and focus. Adults. Thursday, July 26, 6:30 Social Security: Understanding Your Benefits Overview for anyone interested in Social Security; especially useful for people considering their retirement benefit claiming options. Presented by AARP. Friday, August 24, 7:00 Mystery Night Join the residents of Crooke’s Crossing, VA, for a night of suspense where you work as part of a team to solve the mystery. Adults (R.) Events subject to change. Check the library’s website for up-to-date listings. (R.) = Registration required.


Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library 7584 Leesburg Pike Falls Church, VA 22043 703-790-8088 | TTY: 711 Sun.: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. - Thurs.: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Fri.: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sat.: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

FAMILY

Saturday, July 21, 10:30 Dinosaur Babies Dinorock presents a musical puppet show. All ages. Monday, July 23, 2:30 Bubble Fun The Bubble Lady creates giant bubbles, smoke bubbles and even a bubble you can get into. All ages. Tuesday, July 24, 11:30 Summer Matinee at the Library Bring the family to view Disney’s “BFG” (PG). All ages Wednesday, August 1, 2:30 Rainbow Rock Move, groove and have fun with the Rainbow Rock Band. All ages.

Friday, June 1, 11:00-6:00, Saturday, June 2, 10:00-5:00, Sunday, June 3, 1:00-5:00 Tysons-Pimmit Library Friends Book Sale Come and find hidden gems at our used book sale. Sunday is Used Book Bag Sale: fill a bag for $10. All ages.

Tuesdays, July 10, 18, August 21, Wednesday, August 15, 10:30 Spanish Class for little Amigos Join us for a bilingual story time in English and Spanish that includes fun activities. Age 2-5 with adult.

Tuesday, August 7, 10:30 The Uncle Devin Show Journey through the land of percussion as you hear and play different instruments. All ages.

Wednesdays, July 11, 18, 25, August 15, 22, 29, 10:30 Bouncing Babies Join us for and early literacy storytime with stories, songs and activities. Birth-12 months with adult.

Thursday, August 9, 11:30 Summer Matinee at the Library Bring the entire family to enjoy “The LEGO® Movie” (PG). All ages

Thursdays, July 19, August 23, 10:30 Toddle on Over Join us for an early literacy storytime with stories, songs and activities. Age 13-23 months with adult.

Saturday, June 9, 10:00 WorldWide Knit in Public Day Join us as we knit the day away and celebrate better living through stitching together. Bring your own supplies. All ages.

Monday, August 13, 11:30 Summer Matinee at the Library Bring the entire family to view Disney’s “Moana” (PG). All ages.

Thursdays, July 26, August 23, 10:30 Terrific 3-5’s Join us for stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult.

Saturday, June 16, 2:00 90’s Movie Day: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Watch the classic 1990 live action movie “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (PG-93 mins.). Popcorn provided. All ages with adult.

Sundays, June 17, July 15, Aug. 19, 2:30 Storytime in Mandarin Chinese Join us for a bi-lingual story time with activities in Mandarin and English. Age 2-5 with adult

Thursday, June 28, 2:00 Summer Matinee at the Library Bring the family to view “Wonder” (PG). All ages

PRESCHOOL

Mondays, July 9, 16, Aug. 6, 20, 10:30 Storytime Fun Join us for stories, activities and fun. Age 2-5 with adult.

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SCHOOL AGE

Tuesday, June 19, Thursdays, July 19, August 16, 4:00 Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids Kids learn simple yoga and relaxation techniques. Class limited to first 12 participants. Age 8-12. Continued on next page

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Thursday, June 21, 7:00 The Wizard of Reading Enjoy amazing tricks and reading fun with magician Dean Alan. Age 6-12. Monday, June 25, 10:30 Wild West: The Mystery of the Haunted Piano Science Tellers presents an action-packed adventure with science experiments. Age 6-12. Thursday, July 12, 10:30 Jacks are Wild! Jack Russell Terriers Mario and Bella perform fun and amazing tricks. Age 6-12. Tuesday, July 17, 2:30 My Reptile Guys See live snakes, lizards and other reptiles. Age 6-12.

TEENS

ADULTS June, July, August, Tyson’s Adult Summer Reading Program Receive a booksale coupon for every five books you read and be entered into a gift basket drawing. Adults. June, July, August One-on-One English Conversation Practice Practice speaking English with a library volunteer. Limit: One session per week. Call or register online for dates and times. Adults. (R.) June, July, August One-on-One Computer/Microsoft Office Training Learn basic computer and Internet skills or master Microsoft Office programs at one-on-one trainings with a tech volunteer. Register online or call 703-790-888, ext. 4 for appointment. Adults. (R.) Saturdays in June, July, August Fairfax County Master Gardner Clinics Get answers to your gardening questions, plant and insect identification, soil tests and more. Adults.

Saturday, August 4, 11:00 Folding Under Pressure with Megan Hicks the Origami Swami Learn paperfolding and make action models and pop-ups from Megan Hicks. Class limited to first 20 participants. Age 11 and up. Tuesday, August 14, 11:00 Personalized Coffee Mug with Clay Cafe Create your own coffee mug and enjoy your favorite drink in style. Fired pottery returned for pickup in 2 weeks. Class limited to first 15 participants. Age 12-18.

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Tuesdays in June, July, August, 7:00; Wednesdays in June, July, Aug., 1:00 English Conversation Group Practice English conversation in a group setting. Adults. Tuesday, June 12, 11:00 Long-Term Care: A Social & Family Challenge Learn all the ins and outs of long term care services for frail, elderly and disabled family members. Presented by AARP. Adults.

Event attendance is often limited…...

So we practice a “first come, first served” policy. Some events require registration. You can register online and also call or visit the branch. Make arrangements for sign language interpreters, listening systems or real-time captioning at least two weeks in advance at the branch where the event takes place.

Wednesdays, June 13, July 11, August 8, 7:00 Model Investment Group The Model Investment Club of Northern Virginia (MicNOVA provides new and experienced investors with the chance to learn about investing in stocks and managing a portfolio. Adults. Tuesday, June 19, 7:00 Mystery Book Group Read to discuss: The Long Way Home by Louise Penny. Adults. Monday, June 25, 1:00 Afternoon Movie: “To Catch a Thief ” (PG) A retired jewel thief will be arrested unless he can trap a copycat burglar. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Adults. Monday, June 25, 7:00 STEM: 3D Printing With TinkerCAD, Part 1 See one of FCPL’s mobile 3D printers in action and learn how you can start designing your own objects on TinkerCAD.com for free. Age 16 and up (R.) Tuesday, June 26, 7:00 Booktalk for Book lovers Read to discuss: The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney. Adults. Wednesday, June 27, 6:00 Author Event: Robin Hanson from GMU Professor Robin Hanson will discuss his newest books: The Elephant in the Brain on our hidden motives, and The Age of Em about the future of artificial intelligence design. Books available for sale and signing. Adults. Events subject to change. Check the library’s website for up-to-date listings. (R.) = Registration required.


Monday, July 2, 7:00 STEM: 3D Printing With TinkerCAD, Part 2 Laptops will be available to use what you learned last week to design your own small object to be printed. Must attend both sessions to get an object printed. Age 16 and up. (R.) Saturday, July 14, 11:00 Unknown Civil War Incidents in Fairfax County Author Don Hakenson shares Civil War stories from the county, such as Col. John Mosby’s fight at Dranesville and Stuart’s ride to Gettysburg. Books available for sale and signing. Adults. Tuesday, July 17, 7:00 Mystery Book Group Read to discuss: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by C. Allen Bradley. Adults.

Tuesday, July 31, 7:00 Booktalk for Book lovers Read to discuss: The Child by Fiona Barton. Adults. Wednesday, August 8, 2:00 Kickstart Your Family History Research in Two Sessions: Session 2 An exploration of the U.S. Census and Ancestry Library Edition. Learn the tools and practice using them to successfully mine the depths of these essential genealogy resources. Laptops provided. Adults. (R.) Tuesday, August 21, 7:00 Mystery Book Group Read to discuss: The Circular Staircase by Mary Reinhart. Adults. Tuesday, August 28, 7:00 Booktalk for Book lovers Read to discuss: We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter. Adults.

Woodrow Wilson Library Wednesday, July 18, 2:00 Kickstart Your Family History Research in Two Sessions: Session 1 Budding genealogists will learn important research concepts and how to put them into practice with staff from the City of Fairfax’s Virginia Room. Adults. Thursday, July 19, 6:00 Build Your Own PC Project Experience the thrill of building a PC from start to finish in this handson STEM program. No experience required. Adults and teens. (R.)

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FAMILY Saturday, June 23, 10:30 Dinosaur Babies Dinorock presents a musical puppet show. All ages. Wednesday, June 27, 10:30 If Pigs Could Fly Blue Sky Puppets presents wacky folktales with Chester, Buster and Suzy Pig. All ages.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2:30 Bubble Fun The Bubble Lady creates giant bubbles, smoke bubbles and even a bubble you can get into. All ages. Thursday, July 26, 2:30 The Uncle Devin Show Journey through the land of percussion as you hear and play different instruments. All ages. Wednesday, August 8, 2:30 Rainbow Rock Move, groove and have fun with the Rainbow Rock Band. All ages.

PRESCHOOL Fridays in June, July, August, 10:30 Woodrow Play Dates Adults with children come to play and meet new friends. Birth-5 years with caregiver. Wednesdays, July 11, 18, 25, 10:30 Preschool StorytimePlus Join us for an interactive storytime that uses books songs, rhymes and activities to encourage the development of early literacy skills. Age 4-5 with adult. (R.)

SCHOOL AGE Monday, June 18, 10:30 The Wizard of Reading Enjoy amazing tricks and reading fun with magician Dean Alan. Age 6-12. Tuesday, July 3, 10:30 Wild West: The Mystery of the Haunted Piano Science Tellers presents an action-packed adventure with science experiments. Age 6-12. Continued on next page

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Tuesday, July 17, 10:30 Jacks are Wild! Jack Russell Terriers Mario and Bella perform fun and amazing tricks. Age 6-12. Monday, July 30, 2:30 My Reptile Guys See live snakes, lizards and other reptiles. Age 6-12.

ADULTS Wednesdays in June, July 11, 18, 25, August, 1:00 English Conversation Group Practice and improve your English. Adults.

Borrow a

Nature Backpack from the Library

Don’t Let the Kids Have All the

Summer Reading Fun Adult Summer Reading Programs are being offered at multiple branches this summer. Find more information online or at your local branch and track your reading for a chance to win a prize!

Master Gardeners

are Ready to Answer Your Questions Plant Clinics, offered by Fairfax County Master Gardeners, are offered through August at the Chantilly, City of Fairfax, Kings Park, Oakton, Pohick, Richard Byrd and Tysons-Pimmit branches. The volunteer master gardeners are ready for all your plant- and garden-related questions. Hours vary by branch, so check out the listings for the branches near you or visit us online to learn more. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library.

Go exploring with a nature backpack. Full of educational materials and tools of naturalists, the backpacks can be borrowed just like a book!

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Event attendance is often limited…...

So we practice a “first come, first served” policy. Some events require registration. You can register online and also call or visit the branch. Make arrangements for sign language interpreters, listening systems or real-time captioning at least two weeks in advance at the branch where the event takes place.

Events subject to change. Check the library’s website for up-to-date listings. (R.) = Registration required.


New!

Grand Opening!

June 9, 2018 • 1-3 p.m. The Memory Depot is a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) station where you can digitize the following legacy formats:

MEMORY DEPOTS

Photographic prints • Negatives and slides • Documents Scrapbooks • VHS video cassettes • Audio cassettes

City of Fairfax Regional Library 10360 North Street Fairfax, VA 22030

For more information go to: https://research.fairfaxcounty.gov/memory-depot

Sherwood Regional Library 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane Alexandria, VA 22306

The More Words Children Hear, the More Prepared They Will Be For School Fairfax County Public Library is proud to introduce the Starling a new item in the library’s collection which helps parents and caregivers discover how many words a child under five is hearing and speaking on a daily basis.

To borrow a Starling from the library: 1.

Search “Starling” in the library’s catalog – login at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library. (Library card required.)

2.

Place a hold on a Starling and pick it up at a convenient library branch.

3.

Once you have a Starling, you can download the app and register it to your child.

4.

Attach a Starling to your child’s clothing and track the number of words heard daily.

Detailed instructions are provided in the Starling Kit as well as more information about ways to increase the number of words your child hears. Starlings can be borrowed for two weeks.

The Starling Kit is part of the library’s emphasis on early literacy. Find more resources and information about early literacy on the library’s website or ask the youth services librarian at your local library branch. Is your preschooler signed up for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program? Learn more online or at your local branch.

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Teen Cover Art Contest Reading takes you Everywhere June 15 - August 4 1. Start with a book you love. 2. Reimagine the cover to put yourself into the story. Include a self-portrait or elements that make you unique—like your favorite things! 3. Include the book title and author in your design.

Be creative! Prizes include Amazon gift cards. Open to students in rising grades 7-12. Entry forms are available at library branches or online.

For more information visit fairfaxcounty.gov/library.

For Students Entering 7th, 8th and 9th Grades

Hurry!

Essay and Poetry Contest June 15 - September 1

Check the website for details www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library

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Summer 2018 Free Events Calendar  
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