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:
Play and Learn Presc
Thursday, Sep. 29, 11:00 AM
Art and science for the preschool bunch! Make something new each month. 

Ages 3-5 

For additional information regarding this program, contact the Youth Services Librarian, Erica, at YSL1@smoot.org 
Novel Readers
Thursday, Sep. 29, 6:30 pm
We are reading From the Kitchen of Half Truth for September.  Come enjoy some snacks and book discussion on 9/29!  Please note that participants must be library cardholders in good standing before picking up a copy of the book.  For ages 18 & up.  Reservations required.
Toddler Sensory Play
Friday, Sep. 30, 10:00 AM
Explore the senses through different station activties just for toddlers! 

Ages 2-3 

For additional information regarding this program, contact the Youth Services Librarian, Erica, at YSL1@smoot.org 
Wee Readers
Monday, Oct. 3, 10:00 AM (Monday's Aug. 15, 22, 29; Sept.12,19, 26; Oct. 3, 17, 24; Nov. 7, 14 at 10:00 AM)
Storytime is back! We are excited to have storytime for a very small group in the library. 
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!
Child must be between the ages of 0-3
If the adult or child has had any symptoms of COVID-19, has been in contact with individuals who test positive for COVID-19, or been in contact with individuals displaying symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 14 days, they will not be allowed to attend storytime.
If you have any additional questions regarding this program or guidelines, please contact the Youth Services Librarian, Erica, at YSL1@smoot.org
 
Discovering Art
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 11 AM

Learn about notable artists and the techniques that made them stand out.  Grades 3 - 9.
This month, the work and life of Norwegian painter Edvard Munch will be explored.  Registration is required. 

Ready Readers
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 11:00AM (Wednesday's Aug. 17, 24, 31; Sept. 7, 21, 28; Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov. 2, 9, 16 at 11:00 AM)
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!
If the adult or child has had any symptoms of COVID-19, has been in contact with individuals who test positive for COVID-19, or been in contact with individuals displaying symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 14 days, they will not be allowed to attend storytime.
If you have any additional questions regarding this program or guidelines, please contact the Youth Services Librarian, Erica, at YSL1@smoot.org
 
Full STEAM Ahead
Friday, Oct. 7, 11:00 AM (Friday's Aug. 19; Sept. 2, 23; Oct. 7, 21; Nov. 4, 18 at 11:00 AM )
A STEAM program for children ages 4-5 to explore and learn together. We will encourage creative hands-on play while exploring, investigating, and being curious thinkers. 
Ages 4-5 
For more information regarding this program, contact the Youth Services Libriarian, Erica, at YSL1@smoot.org 
Ready Readers
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 11:00AM (Wednesday's Aug. 17, 24, 31; Sept. 7, 21, 28; Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov. 2, 9, 16 at 11:00 AM)
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!
If the adult or child has had any symptoms of COVID-19, has been in contact with individuals who test positive for COVID-19, or been in contact with individuals displaying symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 14 days, they will not be allowed to attend storytime.
If you have any additional questions regarding this program or guidelines, please contact the Youth Services Librarian, Erica, at YSL1@smoot.org
 
Toddler Sensory Play
Friday, Oct. 14, 10:00 AM
Explore the senses through different station activties just for toddlers! 

Ages 2-3 

For additional information regarding this program, contact the Youth Services Librarian, Erica, at YSL1@smoot.org 
Jr. RPG Club
Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 AM -12 PM
Jump into the exciting world of Tabletop Role Playing Games.  Ages 8 to 12.  Registration required.  
Teen RPG Club
Saturday, Oct. 15, 12 PM - 2 PM
Dive into the exciting world of Tabletop Role Playing Games.  Travel to unusual lands and seek out worlds of adventure as we play Dungeons and Dragons and other RPGs.  Ages 13 to 17.  Teens may sign up for only one session of the Teen RPG Club.  Registration required.  
Adult RPG Club
Saturday, Oct. 15, 1 PM - 5 PM
Join us to play a variety of Tabletop Role Playing Games, such as Dungeons and Dragons and The One Ring.  Ages 18 and up.  Registration required.  
Teen RPG Club
Saturday, Oct. 15, 3 PM -5 PM
Dive into the exciting world of Tabletop Role Playing Games.  Travel to unusual lands and seek out worlds of adventure as we play Dungeons and Dragons and other RPGs.  Ages 13 to 17.  Registration required.  
Wee Readers
Monday, Oct. 17, 10:00 AM (Monday's Aug. 15, 22, 29; Sept.12,19, 26; Oct. 3, 17, 24; Nov. 7, 14 at 10:00 AM)
Storytime is back! We are excited to have storytime for a very small group in the library. 
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!
Child must be between the ages of 0-3
If the adult or child has had any symptoms of COVID-19, has been in contact with individuals who test positive for COVID-19, or been in contact with individuals displaying symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 14 days, they will not be allowed to attend storytime.
If you have any additional questions regarding this program or guidelines, please contact the Youth Services Librarian, Erica, at YSL1@smoot.org
 
Ready Readers
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 11:00AM (Wednesday's Aug. 17, 24, 31; Sept. 7, 21, 28; Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov. 2, 9, 16 at 11:00 AM)
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!
If the adult or child has had any symptoms of COVID-19, has been in contact with individuals who test positive for COVID-19, or been in contact with individuals displaying symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 14 days, they will not be allowed to attend storytime.
If you have any additional questions regarding this program or guidelines, please contact the Youth Services Librarian, Erica, at YSL1@smoot.org
 
Discovering Art
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 6 PM

Learn about notable artists and the techniques that made them stand out.  Grades 3 - 9.
This month, the work and life of Norwegian painter Edvard Munch will be explored.  Registration is required. 

Full STEAM Ahead
Friday, Oct. 21, 11:00 AM (Friday's Aug. 19; Sept. 2, 23; Oct. 7, 21; Nov. 4, 18 at 11:00 AM )
A STEAM program for children ages 4-5 to explore and learn together. We will encourage creative hands-on play while exploring, investigating, and being curious thinkers. 
Ages 4-5 
For more information regarding this program, contact the Youth Services Libriarian, Erica, at YSL1@smoot.org 
Wee Readers
Monday, Oct. 24, 10:00 AM (Monday's Aug. 15, 22, 29; Sept.12,19, 26; Oct. 3, 17, 24; Nov. 7, 14 at 10:00 AM)
Storytime is back! We are excited to have storytime for a very small group in the library. 
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!
Child must be between the ages of 0-3
If the adult or child has had any symptoms of COVID-19, has been in contact with individuals who test positive for COVID-19, or been in contact with individuals displaying symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 14 days, they will not be allowed to attend storytime.
If you have any additional questions regarding this program or guidelines, please contact the Youth Services Librarian, Erica, at YSL1@smoot.org
 
Ready Readers
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 11:00AM (Wednesday's Aug. 17, 24, 31; Sept. 7, 21, 28; Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov. 2, 9, 16 at 11:00 AM)
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!
If the adult or child has had any symptoms of COVID-19, has been in contact with individuals who test positive for COVID-19, or been in contact with individuals displaying symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 14 days, they will not be allowed to attend storytime.
If you have any additional questions regarding this program or guidelines, please contact the Youth Services Librarian, Erica, at YSL1@smoot.org
 
SeniorNavigator Pres
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 1:00 PM

Finding local support services for seniors and caregivers is as simple as a click of a mouse!  Bonnie Scimone, Lead Community Specialist and Marketing Assistant at VirginiaNavigator, will share information and demonstrate how to use SeniorNavigator, an online directory that lists 26,000+ resources that help older adults remain independent and supports family caregivers.  Learn how to find information about health and aging issues, financial concerns, legal questions, caregiver support, housing and assisted living communities, and much more.   Additionally, you will learn specific information on four key topics – Social and Community Engagement, Navigating Your Health Care, Brain Health, and Elder Abuse.

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