Youth Programs

Peter Rabbit's Salad Patch: A Children's Garden Program

Saturday, April 28th, 2018 
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Ages 6 & Up  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Plant all of the things that Peter Rabbit loves to munch on-radishes, lettuce, turnips, and more! Afterward learn about the whimsical author Beatrix Potter and listen to some magical passages from her stories.

World of Lego

Saturday, April 28th, 2018 
2:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages 5 & Up  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Come explore all the amazing things you can do with Legos.

Time for Baby

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Ages 2 & Under


What do books, scarves, puppets, music and babies have in common? They are all part of Time for Baby. Join us as we use all of our senses to explore the world around us. This month, our theme will be, "Over the Rainbow." Siblings welcome.

Makers Club

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Ages 5 & Up


This club is designed for school-aged children who want to make something creative and explore a new topic each week through books and activities. We'll be making music with our songs theme this week. Join us!

Books & Barks

Saturday, May 5th, 2018 
10:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
Beginning Readers & Up  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Come to our extremely popular monthly program that gives developing readers the chance to read and relax with a trained therapy dog.

Studio 330

Saturday, May 5th, 2018 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Ages 9 - 18  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Join Front Royal artist, Michael Whited, in a class for budding young artists ages 9 to 18. Young artists will complete one work of art in each 1 1/2-hour session. The class emphasizes using basic shapes in drawings and painting, shading and shadowing techniques, and combining elements into a cohesive composition. Techniques may include using colored pencils, water colors, or acrylics.

Discuss This

Saturday, May 5th, 2018 
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages 12 & Up  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Are you inspired by good books, articles, movies, and art? Do you write, draw, or enjoy playing music? If so, join us as we discuss books and share our creations. This is a group for those who wish to talk seriously about a variety of topics. Refreshments will be provided.

Makers Club

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Ages 5 & Up


This club is designed for school-aged children who want to make something creative and explore a new topic each week through books and activities. Albert Einstein said, "Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving." Come in for some great stories and a craft about bicycles.

Future Einsteins

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Children are invited to be a Future Einstein! Join us after school for a time of snacks, learning, experiments, and fun with the STEM GEMS and others who love science! Our theme this month will be Science Fair Classics. Join us as we explore four science fair classic experiments, including the ever-popular volcano. Come away with ideas for our upcoming Science Fair in August.

Anime Club

Saturday, May 12th, 2018 
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages 12 & Up  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Join other anime fans to watch your favorite episodes, chat about the best movies, and discover what’s new in the world of anime!

Makers Club

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Ages 5 & Up


This club is designed for school-aged children who want to make something creative and explore a new topic each week through books and activities. This week our club will have a S.T.E.M. theme: dinosaurs!

Introduction to Fly Tying: The Senko Worm

Saturday, May 19th, 2018 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Ages 8 & Up  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Join Library Director Harold Hayes in a class to learn how to make your own fishing lures! We’ll make flies that any fisherman can use, without extensive materials or tools. Each participant will take home lures and a vice.

Aspiring Artists

Saturday, May 19th, 2018 
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages 7 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Do you enjoy art? If so, please join us for our children’s art class. We will be using vibrant, acrylic paint colors and "tape resist" techniques to achieve beautiful stained glass effects!

Makers Club

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Ages 5 & Up


This club is designed for school-aged children who want to make something creative and explore a new topic each week through books and activities. Ahoy! Join us for books and a craft about ships and sailing at this week's club!

Chess & More

Saturday, May 26th, 2018 
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages 6 & Up  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Meet other kids and teens who enjoy the challenge of a good chess, checkers, or other board game. Bring your favorite game with you.

Books & Barks

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 
10:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
Beginning Readers & Up  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Come to our extremely popular monthly program that gives developing readers the chance to read and relax with a trained therapy dog.

Discuss This

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages 12 & Up  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Are you inspired by good books, articles, movies, and art? Do you write, draw, or enjoy playing music? If so, join us as we discuss books and share our creations. This is a group for those who wish to talk seriously about a variety of topics. Refreshments will be provided.

Reptiles Alive

Monday, June 4th, 2018 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
All Ages 


Colorful live reptiles presented by an engaging and kid-friendly Wildlife Educator make this show fun for all ages! Enjoy exciting stories about how the animals survive while meeting an exotic cast of snakes, lizards, turtles, and other amazing animals.

Time for Baby

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Ages 2 & Under


What do books, scarves, puppets, music and babies have in common? They are all part of Time for Baby. Join us as we use all of our senses to explore the world around us. This month, our theme will be, "Dance!" Siblings welcome.

Makers Club

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ages 5 & Up


This club is designed for school-aged children who want to make something creative and explore a new topic each week through books and activities. Entomologists unite! We'll be talking about bugs in this S.T.E.M. program.

For the Birds: A Children's Garden Program

Saturday, June 9th, 2018 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ages 6 & Up  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Learn about our regional bird species from around the world. We'll craft and paint our own terra-cotta bird baths to take home, and enjoy a picnic together outdoors.

Makers Club

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ages 5 & Up


This club is designed for school-aged children who want to make something creative and explore a new topic each week through books and activities. Enjoy books and a craft about a favorite summer pastime, fishing!

Teen Movie

Friday, June 15th, 2018 
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages 12 & Up  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Come in for popcorn and a movie that you will vote on.

Kooky Chefs

Saturday, June 16th, 2018 
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Ages 6 & Up  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Join us for a whirlwind tour of the world by sampling cuisine from many different countries.

Japanese Tea Ceremony

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages 12 & Up  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Join us as we learn about the history of the tea ceremony in Japan and prepare hot green tea (matcha) with sweets. Sample some other types of Japanese tea, too!

Chess & More

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages 6 & Up  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Meet other kids and teens who enjoy the challenge of a good chess, checkers, or other board game. Bring your favorite game with you.

Makers Club

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ages 5 & Up


This club is designed for school-aged children who want to make something creative and explore a new topic each week through books and activities. Plan to have a bear-y good time at club this week!

The Rhythm of Cuba

Friday, June 29th, 2018 
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages 7 & Up  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Dance, eat, and play in Cuba!

Future Einsteins

Saturday, June 30th, 2018 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Children are invited to be a Future Einstein! Join us after school for a time of snacks, learning, experiments, and fun with the STEM GEMS and others who love science!

World of Lego

Saturday, June 30th, 2018 
2:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages 5 & Up  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


Come explore all the amazing things you can do with Legos.

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