Upcoming Special Programs

Stonewall Uprising: The Year That Changed America
Thursday, August 29
7:00 PM

When the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City on June 28, 1969, the street erupted in violent protests that lasted for the next six days. The Stonewall riots, as they came to be known, marked a major turning point in the modern gay rights movement in the United States and around the world. Join us for a documentary screening and audience discussion that is part of the PBS Books Library Engagement Program, sponsored by the Knight Foundation.

Bob Dylan Tribute Concert
Friday, September 6
6:00 PM

Local musicians from numerous bands will come together for a concert of the songs of Bob Dylan.  This performance coincides with a special display of Bob Dylan memorabilia throughout the month of September.

Meditation for Inner Peace
Tuesday, October 1
7:00 PM

All over the world, many people are turning to meditation to help them lead a more peaceful and healthy life-style. Scientific studies have proven that the practice of meditation reduces stress and anxiety, as well as decreases the risk of disease. Learn how meditation can bring a healing power to help you in all spheres of your life. Gerry Gorman will share a simple, yet powerful technique that will be explained and practiced during the session. 

Scams & Identity Theft
Tuesday, October 8
10:30 AM

Scammers try to collect your information to apply for credit cards, withdraw money from your bank account, steal your identity, or to sell your info to others. A representative from the local Better Business Bureau (BBB) will share the latest information on how you can protect yourself from scams and identity theft.

Library Brewery Trivia
Wednesday, October 16
7:00 PM located at Seven Arrows

Join us at 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 given to the first and second place teams. 
For ages 21 and up. The trivia is free--beer and food are on you!

Virginia Women in History
August 5 – September 4

Throughout Virginia’s history, women have played important, but often overlooked, roles as educators, entrepreneurs, health care providers, religious leaders, farmers, artists, writers, reformers, pioneers, laborers, and community builders. Annually, the Library of Virginia selects eight women of the past and present to honor with this special exhibit.


Great Decisions Discussion Group
2nd Mondays, September 9 & October 14
1:30 p.m. 

If you enjoy the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions on PBS, this is the group for you. Read 10-13 page article in the Great Decisions Briefing Book (available in the library), then meet to discuss. Topics will be “Decoding the U.S. China Trade” (Aug.), “Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics” (Sept.), “The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested” (Oct.).