L. E. Smoot Memorial Library

Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at L. E. Smoot Memorial Library! Registration required where noted.
 Limit by audience:
Ready Readers
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 11:30 AM (Mar. 29; April 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17 at 11:30 AM)
or call 540-775-2147.
An interactive program for children ages 3-5 with a parent or caregiver. Through rhymes, fingerplays, songs, stories, crafts and games, we will promote pre-reading and social skills with plenty of silly good times!
 
For additional information regarding Storytimes, please contact the Youth Services Librarian, Erica, at Ysl1@smoot.org. 
 
 
Reel Time for Kids
Thursday, Apr. 27, 11 AM
Join us for a morning movie for kids ages 2 to 9  in the Discovery Room.  Movie selections are based upon children's books. 
Make Your Own Caterp
Thursday, Apr. 27, 6 PM
or call 540-775-2147.
Local business Terry's Treasures Beads & Jewelry, LLC will show you how to make a cute bracelet that is perfect for Spring.

This program is intended for adults and teens 16+. For further information, please contact the Adult Services Librarian, Elizabeth, at adultservices@smoot.org.
Boil the Frog Slowly
Saturday, Apr. 29, 1:00 PM
or call 540-775-2147.
“Boil the Frog Slowly” by Derek Brown is a theatrical performance featuring the stories of local survivors of domestic violence. Join us and Empowerhouse for the play and more information on how to identify domestic violence and what options are available for support in leaving an abusive situation.
 
Empowerhouse is a nonprofit, 501(C)3 Virginia accredited domestic violence program serving Fredericksburg, Caroline, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and now open to service the King George community at their new Empowerhouse Outreach Office located in the King George County Sheriff’s Department. They have provided services to the community for 37 years and continue to have many helping and educational programs offered throughout the community including a secret shelter, a 24-hour hotline (540-373-9373), victim advocacy, children’s services, support groups for victims, teens and children, Spanish language and culturally relevant services, transition in-place housing assistance, court advocacy, accompaniment to court and healthcare visits, teen dating violence prevention, as well as batterer intervention programs. Visit their website at http://www.empowerhouseva.org/ for more information.
 
This program is intended for adults and teens. For more information, please contact the Adult Services Librarian, Elizabeth, at adultservices@smoot.org.
Wee Readers
Monday, May. 1, 10:00 AM (Monday's Mar. 27; April 3, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15 at 10:00 AM )
or call 540-775-2147.
An interactive lapsit program for children ages 0-3 with a parent or caregiver. Through rhymes, fingerplays, songs and stories, we will sow the seeds of language acquisition with rollicking fun!
For additional information regarding Storytimes, please contact the Youth Services Librarian, Erica, at Ysl1@smoot.org. 
 
 
Ready Readers
Wednesday, May. 3, 11:30 AM (Mar. 29; April 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17 at 11:30 AM)
or call 540-775-2147.
An interactive program for children ages 3-5 with a parent or caregiver. Through rhymes, fingerplays, songs, stories, crafts and games, we will promote pre-reading and social skills with plenty of silly good times!
 
For additional information regarding Storytimes, please contact the Youth Services Librarian, Erica, at Ysl1@smoot.org. 
 
 
Reel Time for Kids
Thursday, May. 4, 11 AM
Join us for a morning movie for kids ages 2 to 9  in the Discovery Room.  Movie selections are based upon children's books. 
Teen Read and Feed
Thursday, May. 4, 7:00 PM
Join us to discuss the book and Netflix series Thirteen Reasons Why!

Snacks are provided! We will meet on May 4 and 18 in the teen room. 

Books can be picked up starting April 17 at the Circulation Desk. 

Teens ages 12-18 only. 

 
Movie Night
Friday, May. 5, 7 PM
or call 540-775-2147.
The Rebel Alliance makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow.  This movie is rated PG-13.
Wee Readers
Monday, May. 8, 10:00 AM (Monday's Mar. 27; April 3, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15 at 10:00 AM )
or call 540-775-2147.
An interactive lapsit program for children ages 0-3 with a parent or caregiver. Through rhymes, fingerplays, songs and stories, we will sow the seeds of language acquisition with rollicking fun!
For additional information regarding Storytimes, please contact the Youth Services Librarian, Erica, at Ysl1@smoot.org. 
 
 
Sit and Stitch
Monday, May. 8, 6 PM
or call 540-775-2147.
All skills levels are welcome.  Please bring your own materials. 
Ready Readers
Wednesday, May. 10, 11:30 AM (Mar. 29; April 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17 at 11:30 AM)
or call 540-775-2147.
An interactive program for children ages 3-5 with a parent or caregiver. Through rhymes, fingerplays, songs, stories, crafts and games, we will promote pre-reading and social skills with plenty of silly good times!
 
For additional information regarding Storytimes, please contact the Youth Services Librarian, Erica, at Ysl1@smoot.org. 
 
 
Reel Time for Kids
Thursday, May. 11, 11 AM
Join us for a morning movie for kids ages 2 to 9  in the Discovery Room.  Movie selections are based upon children's books. 
Outside the Lines: A
Thursday, May. 11, 7 PM
Feeling stressed? Need something to do while waiting for your kids to finish Tween Scene? Do you simply love to color? Join us in our cafe area to color and socialize.
No registration necessary. For more information, email the Adult Services Librarian, Elizabeth, at adultservices@smoot.org.
Tween Scene - Bingo
Thursday, May. 11, 7 PM
or call 540-775-2147.
Join us for a night of Bingo fun!  Ages 9-12 only. 
Wee Readers
Monday, May. 15, 10:00 AM (Monday's Mar. 27; April 3, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15 at 10:00 AM )
or call 540-775-2147.
An interactive lapsit program for children ages 0-3 with a parent or caregiver. Through rhymes, fingerplays, songs and stories, we will sow the seeds of language acquisition with rollicking fun!
For additional information regarding Storytimes, please contact the Youth Services Librarian, Erica, at Ysl1@smoot.org. 
 
 
Ready Readers
Wednesday, May. 17, 11:30 AM (Mar. 29; April 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17 at 11:30 AM)
or call 540-775-2147.
An interactive program for children ages 3-5 with a parent or caregiver. Through rhymes, fingerplays, songs, stories, crafts and games, we will promote pre-reading and social skills with plenty of silly good times!
 
For additional information regarding Storytimes, please contact the Youth Services Librarian, Erica, at Ysl1@smoot.org. 
 
 
Reel Time for Kids
Thursday, May. 18, 11 AM
Join us for a morning movie for kids ages 2 to 9  in the Discovery Room.  Movie selections are based upon children's books. 
Bad Art Night for Ad
Thursday, May. 18, 6 PM
or call 540-775-2147.
No skills needed here for this celebration of the bad! Join us for a delightfully silly evening to create a unique and dreadful art piece that will compete for Worst of the Worst. The winner gets a snazzy crown and bragging rights.

For further information please contact the Adult Services Librarian, Elizabeth, at adultservices@smoot.org.
Teen Read and Feed
Thursday, May. 18, 7:00 PM
Join us to discuss the book and Netflix series Thirteen Reasons Why!

Snacks are provided! We will meet on May 4 and 18 in the teen room. 

Books can be picked up starting April 17 at the Circulation Desk. 

Teens ages 12-18 only.