Upcoming Special Programs

Practical Online Privacy Practices
Wednesday, May 2, 10 a.m.
In celebration of the American Library Association’s Choose Privacy Week, this program will share actions you can take to defend your online privacy. Learn how to remember your passwords, spot spam and phishing attempts, and other ways to protect yourself on social media, your cell phone, and the Internet.

Mother’s Day Craft: Framed Flowers
Tuesday, May 8, 3- 5 p.m.
Make a framed display of pressed flowers for a Mother’s Day gift or just for fun.All supplies provided. Participants must be 16 or older. 
Advance registration required. 

Writing as Art, Editing & Publishing a Book Workshop
Friday, May 18, 10 a.m. -12 p.m.

Wayne Drumheller, M.Ed, will lead this workshop for students and adults about self-publishing a book, including the stages of writing, editing, cover design, pricing, and marketing.  Drumheller is a, book editor, and founder of the Creative Book Writers Project who has photojournalist helped memoires, poetry over 100 regional writers and artisans publish their narrative biographies, historical, nonfiction and fiction books. He is a native of Nelson County and currently is based in Burlington and Brevard, North Carolina. Advance registration required.

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. To participate, pick up a Reading Takes You Everywhere BINGO card at the circulation desk. Complete any BINGO and turn in the card in exchange for change in the prize drawing. 

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.