Monsters Around the World

Sandston Branch Library
Friday, October 19, 2018 | Saturday, October 20, 2018

Join us for our museum-style exhibit of pictures and evidence of monsters from around the world. You can learn about each monster and its place of origin, and decide for yourself if these international stories are fact or fiction. Bring your camera for photo ops with Yeti, El Chupacabra, and all their menacing friends. All ages are welcome, but recommended for school age children to adult.

Citizen Science: Birding with Author Maria Gianferrari

Varina Area Library
Saturday, October 20, 2018 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 4 and up. Maria Gianferrari, author of 2018-19 Virginia Reader's Choice Award nominated title Coyote Moon, will join us to talk hawks, urban ecology and to share her new title Hawk Rising! Afterward, we will enjoy a brief introduction to bird watching and some fun bird-related citizen science projects your family can take part in. We'll review some tips for spotting and identifying birds in the wild. Then we'll head outside for a short walk around the library to look for and count birds. All ages are welcome and there will be a craft for children. Children are required to have adult supervision.

Paper Circuit Light Sabers

North Park Branch Library
Monday, October 22, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us to learn how circuits work and make a light saber card using paper circuits. This STEM project is fun for all ages, but small children will require help from their grownup.