Library Happenings – July 15, 2017

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Radford

Chess Club

Love chess? Come play a new opponent at chess club, and up your game! Chess club will meet every Thursday in July. Kids & teens only. *This program is sponsored by the Lamplighters.

Keeping Bees with Luke McCoy, today

Curious about bees or bee-keeping? Join us for this free program at the library, and learn the basics about bees and bee-keeping. Luke McCoy is the Vice President of the New River Valley Beekeepers’ Association. Visit their website at: https://nrvba.org/. All-ages are welcome/family-friendly, but the program content is geared toward adults.

Mill Mountain Zoo animal encounters, Tuesday

Mill Mountain Zoo educator Bambi Godkin will be bringing four LIVE mystery animals for you to see, learn about, and maybe even touch! All ages welcome. *This program is sponsored by the Lamplighters.

Trivia, for teens, Wednesday

Teens, try your hand at trivia with Dave, and you might win prizes! Registration appreciated, but not required.

Dinner and a Book, Wednesday

5 p.m. Radford Library. Sponsored by RCPS and the Summer Food Program, any child can eat dinner for free at our weekly programs. The whole family welcome – each week a family-friendly selection will be read aloud while you enjoy dinner. Kids eat free, and are served first; adults can eat if supplies last, for $3 – cash or check only, made out to RCPS Cafeteria. Program will run every Wednesday June 14 through August 2.

Flocking and Fractals, July 24

Join Chris Miller of Mountain Trotter, Inc. for this free session exploring flocking patterns and fractals in computer programming. Registration is appreciated, but not required. Call to register, or email barbara.tait@radfordva.gov. 5:30-7:30 p.m. for adults, teens, and children ages 10+.

Virtual Reality, July 25

Come learn about the up-and-coming technology of Virtual Reality, and try it out for yourself with Richard Hammer of VR company GoJourni. Registration is appreciated. If you have questions about the program, or would like to register, call the library or email duncan.hall@radfordva.gov. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Radford Public Library

Coloring Therapy for Adults, July 26

Set your worries aside and come relax with crayons, markers and coloring pencils! We have the supplies you need and a variety of adult coloring books from which to select your next coloring project. This program is for adults and inner children only! 11:30 - 1:30 p.m. at Radford Public Library

Dinner and a Book, July 26

Sponsored by RCPS and the Summer Food Program, any child can eat dinner for free at our weekly programs. The whole family welcome – each week a family-friendly selection will be read aloud while you enjoy dinner. Kids eat free, and are served first; adults can eat if supplies last, for $3 – cash or check only, made out to RCPS Cafeteria. Program will run every Wednesday June 14 through August 2. 5 p.m. at Radford Library

Read by Design Club, July 27

All ages are welcome for this monthly club (last Thursday in June and July). We will do hands-on activities inspired by favorite books. In July, we will make light-up poems using copper tape and LEDs, inspired by your favorite book or character. Come with your favorite story fresh in your mind!