Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fairies Flit @ the library

Thanks to all the fairies, knights, and mortal children
who visited our Fairy Tea Party on September 23rd.
Here they are with their fairy posies. We started with
a fairy spell. We played fairy games like Fairy Freeze
and Magic Present. We enjoyed the following books:

Child of Faerie/Child of Earth (Yolen),

Princess Princess (Dale), and

Alice the Fairy (Shannon).

We made posies, had a snack, and finished our time with a reading of Robert Graves' I'd Love to be a Fairy Child.

If you missed the fun, come to one of upcoming monthly craft storytimes:

Pumpkin Tales & Craft: Wednesday, October 14th, 4 pm

Turkey Tales & Craft: Wednesday, November 18th, 4pm

Register online up to 2 weeks before the day of the event.

Annual Book Sale

Despite the rain for Octoberfest, the library held its annual book sale last weekend. Luckily, the library had space to move the sale inside. This didn't seem to deter patrons, browsers, and visitors from stopping by the sale. A warm, dry spot seemed to be just what many fest-goers needed.

Upcoming @ the library

Pajama Storytime
: Tuesday, September 29th, 7pm

Wear your pjs and join Ms. Barbara for bedtime stories and songs.

Series Fun Book Club
: Thursday, October 1st, 4pm (for ages 6-8)

Hank the Cowdog: The Case of the the Car-Barkaholic Dog will be discussed.

Family Wii
: Saturday, October 3, 12 pm

All ages are welcome to join us for Wii gaming.

Regular Storytimes @ the library

Mondays @ 10:30 - Terrific Twos

Wednesdays @ 10:30 - Baby and Toddler Storytime (0-24 months)

Wednesdays @ 11:30 - Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5)

No registration required.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

What’s happenin’ @ the library

Thanks to The Polka Dots for a lively set on Saturday, September 12th. Their self-proclaimed “new blue oldtimey jazzy gypsy swing” filled the library and had patrons swayin’ in their seats. Did you miss the fun? Catch them September 24-26 in Berryville at the Watermelon Park Festival. Or become a fan of the band on Facebook and you can watch video clips of their library performance.

It’s time for 1 book 1 community. Stop by the library and pick up your FREE copy of The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain, a graphic memoir appropriate for young readers and adults. After you’ve read The Wall, join us on Tuesday, October 20th @ 7pm for a book discussion here in Lovettsville, and go to the Rust Library on Thursday, October 22nd @ 7 pm to hear the author speak and sign books.

Our next Teen Wii Wednesday is September 16th @ 4:30 pm. We’ll be gaming and snacking for an hour or so.

Teens are invited to come to the Virginia’s Reader’s Choice book club meeting on Thursday, September 17th @ 7:30 pm. We’ll be discussing Fortunes of Indigo Skye by Deb Caletti and having snacks.

Join us Wednesday, September 23rd @ 4pm for a Fairy Tea Party (ages 3-11). Wear a costume…fairies, princesses, knights, gnomes, and the like are expected to make an appearance. We’ll enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, a craft, and snacks. You can preregister online.

A new Guys Read! book club is meeting for the first time on Thursday, September 24 @ 4pm. The Guys (ages 9-12) are reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for this meeting. You can preregister online.

Our annual booksale is being held during town’s Octoberfest, Saturday, September 26th. Join us @ noon in the cul-de-sac for a performance by Funny Guy Paul Hadfield.

Wear your pjs to the library on Tuesday, September 29th @ 7pm for bedtime stories, songs, and other fun.

Regular Storytimes

Summer’s over…are you getting back into the swing of things? Don’t forget to schedule a weekly visit to the library for storytime.

Mondays @ 10:30 - Terrific Twos

Wednesdays @ 10:30 - Baby and Toddler Storytime (0-24 months)

Wednesdays @ 11:30 - Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5)

No registration required.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

What's Happening At the Library!

The Summer Reading Program has officially ended. Congratulations to all our readers!

Our grand prize winners were James McIntyre (0-6), Samuel Anderson (6-12) and Samantha Wells (teen). Keep on Reading!

Regular Storytime Schedule:

Mondays at 10:30 - Terrific Twos

Wednesdays at 10:30 - Baby and Toddler Storytime (0-24 months)

Wednesdays at 11:30 - Preschool Storytime (3's-5's)

No registration required.

Saturday September 12, 2:00 PM:

The Polka Dots will bring their energetic music to the Library!

Personnel: Ais Kavaldjian on fiddle, accordion, and vocals,

Nora Kavaldjian on mandolin, guitar & vocals,

Olivia Zook on Stand-up bass and guitar,

Tyler Chilton on Accordion & guitar.

The Dots play old-time, new-time, gypsy swing and orginal music -- a thrill for children and adults of all ages! Don't miss this FREE performance.

Wednesday September 16, 4:30 PM: Teen Wii Wednesday

Register online. Then come out and play!

Thursday September 17, 7:30 PM: Virginia Reader's Choice High School Book Club
Our book is: Fortunes of Indigo Skye by Deb Cletti. For ages 12-18.
Register online.