Varina continued Code Club
Thu, Sep. 26, 6:30 PM T Thu, Oct. 10, 6:30 PM T Thu, Nov. 21, 6:30 PM T
Learning computer science is easy with hands-on activities and fun computer-related games. No experience is required and all levels of learning are welcome for this monthly club. Improve Your Improv
Sat, Sep. 28, 2:00 PM T
Grades 3–5. Are you a fan of “Whose Line Is It, Anyway?” Love the spontaneity of improvisation, but feel like past efforts have fallen flat? Come learn techniques to better your performance and increase your onstage confidence. Paws to READ
Thu, Dec. 19, 6:30 PM T Sat, Dec. 21, 3:00 PM T
Ages 6+. Read a story aloud to a trained therapy dog. Improve your reading confidence and make a new friend. Time slots will be assigned when you arrive. Elementary and Tweens (grade K-6)
Video Game Play
Fri, Sep. 20, 3:00 PM Fri, Oct. 25, 3:00 PM Fri, Nov. 15, 3:00 PM
Kids and Tweens are invited for a little friendly Wii U video game competition in the children’s section. New to video games? No problem! We’ll provide the snacks and controllers. Colorful Creations: Saturn’s Rings Fri, Oct. 18 10:00 AM
Two years ago, Cassini ended its 13-year mission by plunging through Saturn’s atmosphere. The spacecraft had taken nearly 500,000 pictures, many of which depicted Saturn’s rings. You can create a miniature Saturn with upcycled materials, and have an opportunity to use a green screen and iPad to take pictures of it in its proper setting: space, the final frontier. All ages
Leave Your Mark
Sat, Sep. 7, 2:00 PM T
Celebrate International Dot Day and Grandparents Day with us. Bring in your grandparents and listen to stories about their lives. Drop in during the event and use our green screen to record your ideas of how you will leave your mark in the world. National Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff: Coco and Crafts ¸ Sat, Sep. 14, 11:00 AM T Crafts Sat, Sep. 14, 11:30 AM T Coco (2017, PG, 109 min.) Sing along with Miguel as he travels into the Land of the Dead. Before, during and after the movie, join us to make your very own craft to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. All supplies will be provided. Block Party
Mad Hatter Day
Sat, Oct. 5, 9:00 AM T
Sat, Oct. 26, 10:00 AM T
Celebrate National Mad Hatter Day! We’ll make teacup and card soldier crafts in the Children’s department, watch Alice in Wonderland in the Grand Staircase, play flamingo croquet, and have High Tea in the Meeting Room. Dress as you please, and don’t forget: we’re all mad here. Alice in Wonderland Viewing ¸
Bienvenidos amigos al programa especial de nuestra hora de cuentos bilingües. Vamos a leer libros, cantar canciones, mover nuestros cuerpos, y recitar rimas juntos en español e inglés. Welcome, friends, to our special bilingual storytime. We’ll read books, sing songs, move our bodies and recite rhymes together in both Spanish and English. Sesame Street Celebration
Sat, Oct. 5, 1:00 PM T
(1951, G, 75 min.) Alice stumbles into the magical world of Wonderland. Will she ever get home? World Travelers Tue, Oct. 15, 6:00 PM T Latin America Wed, Dec. 11, 6:00 PM T Winter Celebrations Pack your imagination and travel with us! Have fun immersing yourself in different cultures through hands-on activities and demonstrations. Fill up your passport with stamps as we travel from place to place.
Sat, Nov. 2, 1:00 PM T
Happy 50th Anniversary to Sesame Street! We will celebrate Sesame Street all afternoon in the Children’s department with fun crafts and activities. Costumes are encouraged. Varina Library Rocks Mon, Nov. 18, 6:00 PM T
Let your creativity and love of the outdoors come together in the Varina Area Library’s own version of the popular RVA Rocks project. Paint a rock to decorate a special place in your home or beautify our outdoor nature trail. All ages are welcome. Join us for this ROCK-ing artistic event! Move and Groove Storytime
Wed, Nov. 20, 3:30 PM
We’ll read, dance, move and groove! Perfect for energetic children. Music and dance help build gross motor skills for young children. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate. Gingerbread Houses
Wed, Dec. 18, 6:30 PM T Sat, Dec. 21, 10:30 AM T
Mon, Oct. 21, 5:00 – 8:00 PM T
Don’t shop, swap! Bring outgrown children’s costumes to swap for new-to-you costumes. To participate bring a gently used costume on the day of the event. Costume donations will be accepted starting October 1st. Families Grow Together Through Storytelling
Thu, Oct. 24, 6:30 PM T
All ages. Here’s an opportunity for adults and kids to explore the age-old art of storytelling as a way to strengthen their family bonds and have fun too. Youth tellers from the Story Warriors will be present to share tales.
Design and build your own wonderful winter gingerbread house. We’ll provide all the supplies for this festive holiday treat. Craft books and materials related to the theme will be available to check out to help encourage your child’s natural curiosity. Winter Dance Party
Thu, Dec. 19, 10:30 AM
Bring the whole family and boogie down to great kids hits! Check out music from the library to keep the party going at home!
HENRICO CHRISTMAS MOTHER
2019 Book Drive
Sat, Oct. 12, 2:00 PM T Sat, Nov. 9, 2:00 PM T Sat, Dec. 14, 2:00 PM T Sat, Sep. 14, 2:00 PM T
Henrico Christmas Mother assists families in economic need and of all religious backgrounds at holiday time. You can help by donating new and gently used Children’s and Teen books.
Donate your books to any Henrico library during November. Sponsored by the Henrico County Public Library Teen Advisory Board
Build and explore with LEGO and other provided blocks. All ages are welcome.
The new Fairfield Area Library opens October 6!
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