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Arts & Crafts

Lucy Painting Party
10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 2 • Fishersville
Help us paint Lucy the Dinosaur! You voted all through August, and now the winning color will be announced and Lucy will get a new makeover! Fun for all ages.

Monday Night Art Group
6 p.m., Mondays • Fishersville
Bring your watercolors or other portable artistic endeavors to find inspiration and support from other artists. For all ages and skill levels.

Needles & Hooks
6:30 p.m., 1st & 3rd Mondays • Churchville
Knit and crochet in good company. For all ages and skill levels.

Material Girls
3 p.m., 1st & 3rd Tuesdays • Middlebrook
Quilting and other handcrafts, including needlepoint, appliqué, crochet and knitting. For all ages and skill levels.

Tangled Web
1:30 p.m., Wednesdays • Deerfield
Sewing, knitting or whatever you’ve got going. For all ages and skill levels.

Knit 2gether
6 p.m., Thursdays • Fishersville
It’s all about yarn and making friends. For all ages and skill levels.

 

Book Discussion

Churchville Reads
2 p.m., 2nd Mondays • Churchville

Daza’s Book Club
4 p.m., 2nd Tuesdays • Fishersville

Deer Readers Book Club
7 p.m., 3rd Thursdays • Deerfield

Middle-of-the-Book Club
5:30 p.m., 2nd Thursdays • Middlebrook


Games

East Wind Mah Jongg
12:30-3 p.m., 1st Fridays • Fishersville
Learn to play, discover strategies and challenge others. Beginners and all skill levels welcome, ages 12 and up.

Strategerie
2 p.m., 3rd Saturdays • Fishersville
Enjoy Warhammer 40K and other tabletop strategy games. For all skill levels, grade 6 to adult.

Special Interest

Mom’s Night Out
5 p.m., Tuesdays, September 5 & October 3 Craigsville
6 p.m., Mondays, September 3-November 6 Churchville
Leave the kids at home and come relax, enjoy snacks, and discuss fun topics with other moms.

Healthy is the New Happy
6:30 p.m., 2nd Mondays, September 11-November 13 Churchville
Join us as we discuss topics in health and nutrition to get you feeling your best.

Financial Planning Classes for Families and Young People
6 p.m., Tuesdays, September 12-October 10  Fishersville
A series of five one-hour classes every week on finance and banking basics like saving for a family and managing money. Classes are non-consecutive, so you can come to individual classes or come to all of them! Hosted by Derek Spears, branch manager at Woodforest Bank in Lexington.

Financial Planning Classes for Small Businesses
6 p.m., Tuesdays, October 24, November 7-28  Fishersville
Are you starting a small business and lost about where to start? Join us for a five-part series of classes on navigating the financial aspects of how to start a small business, including applying for loans and business budgeting. Hosted by Derek Spears, branch manager at Woodforest Bank in Lexington

Energy Efficiency for Your Home or Small Business
5:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 13 Fishersville
Find out how to increase your energy efficiency and decrease energy bills for your home or small business. Our energy efficiency expert will discuss real changes that make a big impact – from easy afternoon projects to roof replacements.

Learn Finance Basics for Every Day Life
4 p.m., Monday, September 18 Craigsville
A banking member will be joining us to teach the basics in checkbook balancing, the importance and need of a savings account, info about overdraft fees, and how interest rates really work. For teens and adults!

Library Brewery Trivia at Seven Arrows Brewing Company
7 p.m., Wednesday, October 4
The Valley Library Connection’s first in a series of quarterly team trivia nights at local breweries! Come to Seven Arrows Brewing Company in Fishersville for an evening of craft beer and trivia fun hosted by one of your favorite Valley librarians! Teams can consist of up to 6 adults. Prizes will be awarded to first and second place winners. Ages 21 and up.

Living History – March Through the Valley
5:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 10 Middlebrook
Explore the 1864 local campaign through the Middlebrook area. Fun for adults and older children.

Intro to Genealogy Research
11 a.m., Saturday, October 14 Churchville
Join us to learn about the basics of genealogy research, as well as resources and tools to get you started.

Halloween Costume Contest
October 16-31 All ACL Locations
An Augusta County Libraries-wide costume contest!!  Post a picture of your Halloween costume to the Library’s Facebook page during the week of October 16th. Vote for your favorite costume during the week of October 23rd. The post with the most “likes” wins a prize! A winner for adults AND kids will be announced on Halloween, Tuesday the 31st. Please, only homemade or mostly homemade costumes – show us how creative and spooky you are! Fun for all ages!

Aldo Leopold’s Green Fire Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion
6 p.m., Wednesday, October 18 Fishersville
In partnership with the Valley Conservation Council, the Fishersville Library is excited to present a screening of conservationist Aldo Leopold’s documentary Green Fire. Following the one-hour documentary will be a panel discussion about encouraging community engagement surrounding Leopold’s idea of “land ethic.” For students and adults.

Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipe Swap
11 a.m., Saturday, November 4 Craigsville
Bring your favorite Thanksgiving side dish and a copy of the recipe to the Craigsville Library to share and swap. Plates and plastic-ware will be provided.

 

Tech Classes

One-On-One Tech Help
2-4 p.m., 2nd Mondays Churchville
Get the help you need to use the internet, your computer, mobile device, e-reader and more with a one-on-one session. Advance registration required.

Drop-In Tech Help
6-7 p.m., 1st Thursdays, September 2-December 5 Deerfield
Get the help you need to use the internet, your computer, mobile device, e-reader and more with a one-on-one session. Advance registration required. Call (540) 939-4123 to register.

Introduction to Microsoft Word
3 p.m., Wednesday, September 6 • Fishersville
Introduction to basic functions of Microsoft Word, including word processing, formatting letters, and resume templates.

Introduction to Online Learning Resources
3 p.m., Wednesday, October 4 • Fishersville
Overview of free online learning resources offered through the library such as Digital Learn and GCFLearn Free for computer basics, Code Academy for introductory coding, and Learn Express for test preparation.

Intro to iPad/iPhone
11:30 a.m., Saturday, October 14 • Craigsville
This class will teach the basics including navigation, settings, and downloading apps. For teens and adults. Advance registration required.

Intro to Windows 10
3 p.m., Wednesday, November 1 • Fishersville
Learn how to navigate and locate settings, apps and pictures on your computer.