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Virtual Events
Mon, Oct 26, All day
Virtual
Books, crafts and more in a kit to go with Miss Lisa's virtual Tuesday morning story time.

Mon, Oct 26, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Stop by the Beatley Central Library to get supplies and instructions for making fall-themed decorations out of cardboard tubes. Ages 4-12.

Mon, Oct 26, All day
Virtual
Welcome to Spooksville! Come tour the neighborhood. Travel through each haunted house and hunt for clues about which monster lives there! There are four houses to choose from but tread carefully!

Mon, Oct 26, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Virtual
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English? Register

Mon, Oct 26, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Yoga in Daily Life joins us via Zoom for our Monthly meditation class. Grab your yoga mat, and get ready to relax! Register

Mon, Oct 26, 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Virtual
Girls Who Code is a virtual club that meets weekly to learn, experiment and create with coding.
This event is full

Mon, Oct 26, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Romance Book Club is back and going virtual!Register

Tue, Oct 27, All day
Virtual
Welcome to Spooksville! Come tour the neighborhood. Travel through each haunted house and hunt for clues about which monster lives there! There are four houses to choose from but tread carefully!

Tue, Oct 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join us for your favorites stories and songs with Miss Venetta! Register

Tue, Oct 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Join Ms. Eli from her home for this virtual Spanish-English storytime. Sing songs and she'll read a book or two. Intended for ages 2 to 4, but all children and families are welcome to join in! Register

Tue, Oct 27, 11:00am - 11:45am
Virtual
Celebrate Halloween with Miss Lisa!Register

Tue, Oct 27, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Venetta each week for finger play and singing with your littlest ones from the comfort of your own home. Register

Tue, Oct 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
In this book club, you decide what to read based on a theme. October's theme is Hispanic Heritage. Ages 8-12. Registration is required. Register

Tue, Oct 27, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Join Miss Katie each week for a selections of themed stories and a craft. Register

Tue, Oct 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Attention all handcrafters! Join us to share what you are working on, see what others are creating, and just chat while we craft together!

Tue, Oct 27, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
Join Candid's Northeast Engagement Manager Susan Shiroma in this free virtual program via Webex to learn about corporate giving. Registration is required.Register

Wed, Oct 28, All day
Virtual
Books, crafts and more in a kit to go with Miss Lisa's virtual Tuesday morning story time.

Wed, Oct 28, All day
Virtual
Welcome to Spooksville! Come tour the neighborhood. Travel through each haunted house and hunt for clues about which monster lives there! There are four houses to choose from but tread carefully!

Wed, Oct 28, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Join Ms. Suzanne to sing songs and listen to a story about what we can see outdoors. Designed for ages 2 to 4, but anyone can join!Register

Wed, Oct 28, 10:30am - 11:45am
Virtual
This conversation class is for all levels, but will cater particularly toward beginners. Intermediate students will be broken off into a separate group to read a current event and discuss. Register

Wed, Oct 28, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Namaste--we're off to find a witch's house!Register

Wed, Oct 28, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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Join Miss Kayla as we dive into "First Light" by Rebecca Stead.Register

Wed, Oct 28, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Join Miss Amy for stories, songs, rhymes, and other fun activities! This program is geared toward ages 3-5, but children of all ages are welcome to participate. Register

Wed, Oct 28, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Join Miss Kayla for cozy bedtime stories each Wednesday night. Register

Thu, Oct 29, All day
Virtual
Welcome to Spooksville! Come tour the neighborhood. Travel through each haunted house and hunt for clues about which monster lives there! There are four houses to choose from but tread carefully!

Thu, Oct 29, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join us on Zoom for virtual moving and grooving stories and our favorite songs!Register

Thu, Oct 29, 10:30am - 11:15am
Virtual
Celebrate Halloween with Miss Lisa!Register

Thu, Oct 29, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Christian each week for stories and songs. Registration is required. Miss Christian will greet each child by name, so please register using your child's name.Register

Thu, Oct 29, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Virtual
This kit will include everything you will need to make your very own skeleton and a mini El Dia De Los Muertos coloring page. Available until they are gone! Limit one per child. Ages 6 and Up. 

Thu, Oct 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet group! Register

Thu, Oct 29, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual - Virtual
Please join us for a presentation by Gustavo Angeles, Environmental Justice Program Coordinator for The Sierra Club, Virginia Chapter.

Thu, Oct 29, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join us virtually as we compete with trivia, play mad libs, tell jokes and listen to stories. Come with ideas for other games we can play! Bring a craft to work on while we meet. Ages 8-18.Register

Fri, Oct 30, All day
Virtual
Welcome to Spooksville! Come tour the neighborhood. Travel through each haunted house and hunt for clues about which monster lives there! There are four houses to choose from but tread carefully!

Fri, Oct 30, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join Miss Amy and Miss Amanda each Friday morning for stories, songs and rhymes. Registration required.Register

Fri, Oct 30, 10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Join Ms. Suzanne on Fridays for a story, a craft and some silly songs. This week we'll make a spooky, healthy snack. Ages 3 - 5.Register

Sat, Oct 31, All day
Virtual
Books, crafts and more in a kit to go with Miss Lisa's virtual Tuesday morning story time.

Sat, Oct 31, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Stop by the Beatley Central Library to get supplies and instructions for making fall-themed decorations out of cardboard tubes. Ages 4-12.

Sat, Oct 31, All day
Virtual
Welcome to Spooksville! Come tour the neighborhood. Travel through each haunted house and hunt for clues about which monster lives there! There are four houses to choose from but tread carefully!

Sat, Oct 31, 11:00am - 11:45am
Virtual
During the 1900s Potomac Yards was one of the busiest rail yards on the east coast. Things changed rapidly in the late 1900s. With recent changes bringing attention, come learn about its history.Register

Sat, Oct 31, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Join Miss Katie for a Spooky fun story time featuring your favorite monsters, ghouls and ghosts. We know Halloween will look a little different this year, so join us virtually for story time. Register

Mon, Nov 02, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Virtual
Interested in building your confidence in your use of English? Register

Mon, Nov 02, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
A selection of items from the LH/SC archival materials will be available to use as writing prompts for your novel. Engage with the materials and enjoy quiet time to write.Register

Mon, Nov 02, 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Virtual
Girls Who Code is a virtual club that meets weekly to learn, experiment and create with coding.
This event is full


 

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