Upcoming Special Programs

Adult Summer Reading

Adult Summer Reading Program
June 1 – July 31
Readers ages 18 and up can complete reading activities to for a chance to a $50 gift certificate. Click here to register and click here to download the BINGO card, or simply stop by the front desk to sign up and get your BINGO card. Complete any BINGO and turn in the card in exchange for change in the prize drawing. Instructions are on the BINGO card.

Library Brewery Trivia
Wednesday, July 18. 7-9 p.m. at Seven Arrows Brewery
Come to Seven Arrows Brewery for an evening of craft beer and trivia fun hosted by the Valley Libraries. Teams can consist of up to six adults. Prizes will be rewarded for first and second place winners. Ages 21 and up. The trivia is free—beer and snacks are on you.

Exhibit:Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine 
Friday, June 4 – Friday, July 13
The magic in J. K. Rowling’s series of Harry Potter novels is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science, including alchemy, astrology, and natural philosophy. This special exhibit explores the intersection of these worlds, featuring highlights from the collections of the History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine. This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.  

Build Your Cat a Castle
Saturday, September 29, 10:30 a.m.
Come use our supplies to build your cat (or other small pet) a fun castle, inspired by the book Cat Castles by Carin Oliver. Families and adults welcome. Adults will use the sharp tools. 

Exhibit: Virginia Women in History
Monday, August 20 – Thursday, September 27
This special exhibit from the Library of Virginia recognizes and celebrates eight women—past and present—for their accomplishments in all walks of life. This year’s exhibit includes poet Rita Dove and educator Isabella Gibbons, both from Charlottesville.