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christmas Tree Lighting Mon., Dec. 5 // 6:00-8:00pm // South County Library Refreshments | Crafts & Activities | SANTA | Carols | Performances | Music

Roanoke County Public Library

December CAlendar of events


South County Library 6303 Merriman Road | Roanoke, VA 24018 | 540.772.7507 4th Thursday Book Club Writers Workshop Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult Thurs., Dec. 1 // 10:00-11:00am

1st Tuesday Book Club

Writing exercises followed by a reading & critique of your writing. Tues., Dec. 13 // 6:30-8:30pm

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell Tues., Dec. 6 // 7:00-8:00pm

Genealogy Club Share ideas about how to do genealogical research & discuss any research you have done for your family tree. Wed., Dec. 6 // 9:00-10:00am

Device Power Hour Bring your own device for a Q & A session. Wed., Dec. 14 // 2:00-4:00pm

Facebook for Beginners Facebook is easily the most popular social media today. It’s also free, fun, and a great way to stay in touch with people around the country and the world. Fee: $20.00 Wed., Dec. 7 // 10:00am-12:00pm

Essential Oil Workshops Make Your Holiday Healthy with Oils Mon., Dec. 12 // 6:30pm Intro to Essential Oils Thurs., Dec. 15 // 6:30pm Allergy and Immune Boosts with Oils Thurs., Dec. 29 // 1:30pm

Upcycle Friday Arm Knitting. Bring two skeins of extra bulky yarn. Call to register. Fri., Dec. 16 // 2:00-4:00pm

Author Talk Beth Macy will be discussing her latest book, Truevine. Books will be available for purchase. Event will be held in the Auditorium. Call to register. Mon., Dec. 19 // 7:00pm

Movies for Grownups Florence Foster Jenkins Tues., Dec. 20 // 6:00pm

Colorist Club A coloring club for adults. Wed., Dec. 28 // 6:30-8:30pm

Bent Mountain Library 10148 Tinsley Lane |Bent Mountain, VA 24059| 540.929.4700 Book Club The Littlest Angel and other favorite children’s Christmas stories Fri., Dec., 16 // 2:30-3:30pm


Glenvar Library 3917 Daugherty Drive |Salem, VA 24153 | 540.387.6163 BYOY

DMV2Go

Bring Your Own Yarn. Thursdays // 6:30pm

Let the DMV come to you! Mon., Dec. 12 // 9:00am-4:00pm

Holiday Open House with Santa Come and tell Santa what you want for Christmas! Santa will stop by the library from 10:00-11:30am and then again at 6:00pm. There will be snacks, crafts, and fun for all. Mon., Dec. 19 // 9:00am-9:00pm

Hollins Library 6624 Peters Creek Road|Roanoke, VA 24019 | 540.561.8024 Device Power Hour Bring your device for a free Q and A! Thurs., Dec. 15 // 2:00-3:00pm

Real Food for Real Life Have a favorite holiday meal that is unhealthy? Learn how to make the traditional meals on the lighter side! Sat., Dec. 3 // 11:00am-12:15pm

Hollins Movie & Popcorn

Spend an evening being crafty! Tues., Dec. 6 // 6:00-8:00pm

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Tues., Dec. 20 // 6:30pm

Overdrive Basics

Color it away

Hooks & Needles

Discover how to use Overdrive! Wed., Dec. 7 // 2:00-4:00pm

Coloring club for adults. Tues., Dec. 20 // 2:00-4:00pm

Computer Basics

Paper Crafting

Discover the basic parts of a computer. Fee: $10. Call to register. Tues., Dec. 13 // 6:00-8:00pm

Make something beautiful using paper products. Call to register. Tues., Dec. 27 // 6:00-8:00pm

Mt Pleasant Library 2918 Jae Valley Road|Roanoke, VA 24019 | 540.427.3130 Happy Planner! Drop in to plan your life, creatively! Bring your own planner or come for information. Sat., Dec. 3 // 10:00am | Tues., Dec. 13 // 6:00pm


Vinton Library

300 S. Pollard Street|Vinton, VA 24179 | 540.857.5043 Open Bridge Club Come play! Registration required. Tuesdays // 3:00-5:00pm

Vinton Book Club Brooklyn by Colm Toibin Thurs., Dec. 1 // 1:00-2:00pm

Purls & Tea Meet up for knitters & crocheters. Sat., Dec. 3 // 10:00am-12:00pm

Roanoke Valley Dulcimers A group for sharing songs & techniques! Sat., Dec. 3 // 2:00-4:00pm

Device Power Hour(s) Bring your own device for Q and A. Thurs., Dec. 1 // 2:00-3:00pm Tues., Dec. 6 // 5:30-6:30pm Thurs., Dec. 15 // 2:00-3:00pm Wed., Dec. 21 // 10:00-11:00am

Holiday Clay ornaments Bring your own cookie cutters and other tools to create ornaments. Fee: $3.00/ea. Registration required. Mon., Dec. 5 // 6:00-7:30pm

Yack & Yarn Family Search Interested in learning more about your family history? Come to this two-part class! Registration required. Tues., Dec. 6 // 6:00-8:00pm (Part I) Tues., Dec. 20 // 6:00-8:00pm (Part II)

Excel Essentials Learn the basics of the most popular spreadsheet software. Must know mouse and keyboard. Fee: $10 Wed., Dec. 7 // 2:00-4:00pm

64 Shades of Vinton A coloring club for adults. Wed., Dec. 7 // 6:00-8:00pm Mon., Dec. 19 // 6:00-8:00pm

Under Our Skin Lyme Disease is more common than you think. Learn more by watching this movie. Thurs., Dec. 8 // 6:30pm

A social group for fiber folks. Mon., Dec. 12 // 6:00-8:00pm Tues., Dec. 27 // 6:30-8:30pm

Bite Club A Book Club for fans of the paranormal. Tues., Dec. 13 // 7:00pm

As The Page Turns Nora Bonesteel’s Christmas Past by Sharyn McCrumb Wed., Dec. 14// 2:00-3:00pm

Create a Budget Using Excel 2016 create a budget to use throughout the new year! Fee: $10 Wed., Dec. 14 // 2:00-4:00pm

English Paper Piecing Discover the joy of this time-honored quilt making skill. Call to register. Mon., Dec. 19 // 6:00-8:00pm


Events for Kids Candy Cane Express

Visit the Virginia Transportation Museum on Sat., Dec. 3 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Storytimes, train rides, Santa, and crafts! There is an entry fee. Visit www.vmt.org.

South County Library Family Movie night

Books & Bites

Finding Dory Thurs., Dec. 8 // 6:30pm

Enjoy snacks and read Sideways Stories from the Wayside School by Louis Sachar. Mon., Dec. 19 // 4:00pm

Pancakes with santa! Come and tell Santa what you want for Christmas and, of course, enjoy a stack of hot-cakes! Call to register. Tues., Dec. 13 // 10:00am

Family Movie Night The BFG Thurs., Dec. 22 // 6:30pm

Bent Mountain Library Holiday party Stop by for holiday fun! Snacks, crafts, stories, and more. Wed., Dec. 7 // 10:00am

Glenvar Library Lego Club Come build with us. Ages 5-12. Mon., Dec. 5 // 4:00-5:00pm

Family Movie The BFG with free popcorn & punch! Tues., Dec. 6 // 6:30pm

Gingerbread Houses Make the perfect holiday decoration. Bring your own jar of frosting. Space is limited to 25. Registration required. Tues., Dec. 13 // 6:00pm

Crafternoon Come make festive holiday crafts! Wed., Dec. 14 // 3:00pm

Science Lab Make holiday ornaments! Thurs., Dec. 15 // 3:00pm

American Girl Book Club Enjoy an American Girl Doll Holiday Party! Ages 7-11. Tues., Dec. 20 // 6:00pm

Holiday Open House with Santa Come and tell Santa what you want for Christmas! Santa will stop by from 10:0011:30am and then again at 6:00pm. There will be snacks, crafts, and fun for all. Mon., Dec. 19 // 9:00am-9:00pm


Hollins Library Family Movie

Pancakes with Santa!

Pete’s Dragon Thurs., Dec. 8 // 6:30pm

Come and tell Santa what you want for Christmas and, of course, enjoy a stack of hot-cakes! Call to register. Tues., Dec. 20 // 10:00am

Lego Club Come build with us. Ages 5-12. Tues., Dec. 13 // 6:30pm

Gingerbread Houses

American Girl Book Club Meet Rebecca. Ages 7-11. Thurs., Dec. 15// 4:00pm

Make the perfect holiday decoration. Bring your own jar of frosting. Thurs., Dec. 22 // 6:30pm

Mt Pleasant Library Lego Club

Pokemon Club

Come build with us. Ages 5-12. Fri., Dec. 9 // 3:00pm

Gotta catch ‘em all! Tues., Dec. 20 // 3:00pm

Winter crafting Have fun creating something to put on display this holiday season! Wed., Dec. 14 // 3:00pm

Vinton Library

Vinton Christmas Parade

Pokemon Club

Stop by the Children’s Area for crafting before and after the parade & festivities! Thurs., Dec. 1 // 5:00-7:00pm

Gotta catch ‘em all! Grades 2-6. Tues., Dec. 13// 3:30pm Tues., Dec. 27 // 3:30pm

Cookies with santa! Come and tell Santa what you want for Christmas and, of course, enjoy cookies! Tues., Dec. 6 // 5:30pm

Gingerbread Houses Make the perfect holiday decoration. Bring your own jar of frosting. Thurs., Dec. 15 // 5:30pm

American Girl Book Club Meet Cecile. Ages 7-11. Wed., Dec. 14 // 3:30pm

Lego Club Come build with us. Ages 5-12. Tues., Dec. 20 // 3:30pm


Events for Teens South County Library Emoji Ornaments

Cookie Decorating

From unicorns to “chocolate ice cream” make something truly unique! Mon., Dec. 12 // 4:00-8:00pm

Decorate sugar cookies! Yummm! Mon., Dec. 19 // 4:00-8:00pm

Anime Club All things anime! Sat., Dec. 17 // 11:00am-1:00pm

Join us to vote on what movies to watch and sip on our famous hot chocolate! Wed., Dec. 21 // 12:00-8:00pm

Rogue One Party!

NYE Craft and a Movie

May the force be with you. Fri., Dec. 16 // 4:00-6:00pm

Celebrate New Years Eve by making a candy popper and watch a movie! Sat., Dec. 31 // 12:00-4:00pm

Holiday movies

Glenvar Library Book Club Discussing Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli Thurs., Dec. 1 // 4:00-5:00pm

Make It, Take It

Hot Chocolate & a movie

Emoji Ornaments Wed., Dec. 7 // 4:00-6:00pm Cookie Decorating Wed., Dec. 14 // 4:00-6:00pm DIY Sugar Scrub Wed., Dec. 21 // 4:00-6:00pm

Minecraft & more!

Come relax, watch Elf and have fun! Thurs., Dec. 22 // 5:00-7:00pm All things Minecraft. Thurs., Dec. 29 // 4:00-6:00pm

Hollins Library Gaming Tournament Play Super Smash Bros with friends! Thurs., Dec. 15 // 6:00-8:00pm

Emoji Ornaments From unicorns to “chocolate ice cream” make something truly unique! Tues., Dec. 6 // 6:00-7:00pm

Cookie Connoisseurs Enjoy and decorate cookies. Yummm! Tues., Dec. 13 // 6:00-7:00pm

Minecraft Club All things Minecraft. Mon., Dec. 19 // 6:00-7:00pm

Hot Chocolate & a movie Come relax, watch Elf and have fun! Thurs., Dec. 29 // 5:30-7:30pm


Mt Pleasant Library Bored? Games!

Cookie Decorating

Play board games at the library. Tues., Dec. 6 // 4:00pm

Decorate sugar cookies! Yummm! Mon., Dec. 12 // 4:30pm

Vinton Library Magic The Gathering

Afternoon Trivia

Play the game of strategy with friends. Wed., Dec. 7 // 6:00-8:00pm

Trivia questions every hour! Thurs., Dec. 22 // 1:00-6:00pm

Emoji Ornaments

Anime Club

From unicorns to “chocolate ice cream� make something truly unique! Thurs., Dec. 8 // 6:00-7:00pm

All things anime! Wed., Dec. 14 // 6:00-8:00pm

Cookie Connoisseurs

Everything Minecraft! Wed., Dec. 28 // 6:00-8:00pm

Enjoy and decorate cookies. Yummm! Mon., Dec. 12 // 4:00-6:00pm

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Minecraft & More!

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Happy Holidays All library branches will be closed from Sat., Dec. 24 to Mon., Dec. 26. We will reopen at 9:00am on Tues., Dec. 27. We will also be closed on Sun., Jan. 1 & Mon., Jan. 2. We will reopen at 9:00am on Tues., Jan. 3.


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