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{our town calendar} Annual StoryFest for Families at Virginia Festival of the Book

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Saturday, March 25 at various locations and times, this free, day-long celebration of books is sponsored in part by CharlottesvilleFamily. More events listed at

Clifford, We Love You

March 11TH April 13TH

OPEN through

Books, gifts, and more – up to 90% off retail prices! Only 1 hour from Charlottesville. HOURS Mon. – Thurs. 10am – 5pm

Fri. – Sat. 10am – 6pm

Story Time Fun with the Play Partners Program of Ready Kids

10–11am at C’ville Coffee With songs and activities, this storytime will introduce toddlers & preschoolers to “Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear?” by Eric Carle.

Flying Lessons & Other Stories: We Need Diverse Books 10–11:30am at The Village School Editor, Ellen Oh, and contributing authors, Soman Chainani and Meg Medina, discuss short stories and “Flying Lessons & Other Stories.”

Sun. Noon – 5pm

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9:30–10:30 am at The Paramount Theater WVPT celebrates Clifford the Big Red Dog and presents an episode of the PBS Kids show.

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22nd Annual Kids’ Book Swap

10am–12pm at Central Library Bring your gently used children’s books and trade for new-to-you books. It’s free and fun!

Wild About Reading

10:30-11:30am at Virginia Discovery Museum Learn about Virginia’s wildlife through up-close experiences with live animals and story reading.

Backpacking Adventures for Kids

Age-appropriate tours with hands-on art activities— an enriching experience for the whole family!

FAMILY ART JAMs: Mar. 18 and Apr. 15

2–3:30pm at Albemarle Tourism & Adventure Center Author Jeff Alt of “The Adventures of Bubba Jones: Time Traveling Through Shenandoah National Park” discusses outdoor know-how and the fictional adventures in his series.

FUN FOR THE YOUNG: Mar. 1 and Apr. 5

Storytime Marathon

Gordon Avenue Children’s Librarian Glynis Welte shares stories that engage our youngest art patrons.

2–4:30pm at Central Library Children’s authors and illustrators read from their books, with short activities for ages 3–6.

The Supernatural Self: Fantasy and Intrigue in YA Fiction or 434.243.2050

2–3:30pm at The Village School Jennifer Brody, Brenda Drake, Shaun David Hutchinson and Eric Smith talk about their creative processes.

AldersgAte United Methodist ChUrCh Presents…


Consignment Sale Gently Used Children’s Clothing, Toys, Baby Equipment and lots more!

“Choose YoUr ChAritY” Preview event! Wednesday, March 8, 2017 • 10am-6pm • $5 entry Fee SALE DATES: MARCH 11th - 18th (Closed Sunday) (Restocking dates are March 9th & 10th)

Consign with us and receive 65% of your sales! Easiest tagging process around! Volunteer with us and shop first! (You are not required to consign in order to volunteer.)


March 2017

“ extremely well-organized sale...the best run sale I know of!!” ~Helen S.

1500 East Rio Rd. Charlottesville

For sale hours, volunteer and SPONSORSHIP opportunities:

From Killer Robots to Evil Emperors

4–5:30pm at Central Library Tom Angleberger and John Claude Bemis discuss the captivating tales that make up their popular novels and illustrated comics.

Everywhere, Wonder: Bookmaking for Kids

4–5:30pm at The Village School Author and illustrator duo Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr discuss themes in their new book and lead a bookmaking activity.

CharlottesvilleFamily's BLOOM March 2017  

Volume 18 Issue 3

CharlottesvilleFamily's BLOOM March 2017  

Volume 18 Issue 3