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Varina Library

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1875 New Market Road
Henrico,VA23231
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September 2018

The Upcycled Lab: Snack Wrapper Pouches

September 8, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Varina Library, 1875 New Market Road
Henrico,VA23231
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Make no sew pouches to hold your pencils, coins, whatever you need. Use wrappers from candy, chips, and fruit snacks to create zippered carry pouches. For grade 4 through 12.

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Pete the Cat Party

September 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Varina Library, 1875 New Market Road
Henrico,VA23231
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A Pete-themed celebration. Make crafts, play games, and reading Pete the Cat stories.

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Volunteer Fair

September 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Varina Library, 1875 New Market Road
Henrico,VA23231
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Get some fresh air and learn how you can stay involved in your community as you enter your golden years. Area non-profits will be on hand to tell you about available volunteering opportunities. This event is outside, so please plan accordingly. (In case of inclement weather, event will be moved to the Library Meeting Room.) This event is part of Active Aging Week, an annual, county-wide initiative to encourage older adults to lead an active lifestyle.

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Cook & Book Club: Spooky Sweets Presented by Bakes by Emily

September 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Varina Library, 1875 New Market Road
Henrico,VA23231
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Looking for sweet inspiration for Halloween treats?  Emily Russo of "Bakes by Emily" will tempt us with her treats.  And don't forget to take a look at our display of dessert books.

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October 2018

Citizen Science: Birding with Author Maria Gianferrari

October 20, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Varina Library, 1875 New Market Road
Henrico,VA23231
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Maria Gianferrari will talk about hawks, urban ecology, and share her new title Hawk Rising. Afterward, enjoy a brief introduction to bird watching and some fun bird-related citizen science projects your family can take part in. All ages are welcome and there will be a craft for children. Children are required to have adult supervision.

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November 2018

Wolf Creek Cherokee Drumming

November 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Varina Library, 1875 New Market Road
Henrico,VA23231
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The Wolf Creek Cherokee Tribe share their traditional Thursday evening drum circle.

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Teen Art Studio

November 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Varina Library, 1875 New Market Road
Henrico,VA23231
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Discuss different styles of art and do a variety of art, craft and drawing projects. All artistic skill levels are welcome. For grades 4 through 12.

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December 2018

Holiday with Heroes

December 1, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Varina Library, 1875 New Market Road
Henrico,VA23231
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Celebrate real life and comic book heroes. Members of the Henrico County Fire Department will tell you all about the different, amazing, and downright dangerous jobs they do every day. Hear what opportunities and programs they offer for you to get involved in keeping our community safe. The event will wrap up with two movies to choose from.

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Organize This! Bullet Journaling

December 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Varina Library, 1875 New Market Road
Henrico,VA23231
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Keep that New Years' resolution to get organized with Bullet Journaling. This system gives you a calendar, scrapbook, to-do list, and diary all rolled into one notebook. Technology is not needed as this goes old school with a simple pen and paper. Bring a notebook and something to write with and they'll teach you the rest.

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Christmas Party

December 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Varina Library, 1875 New Market Road
Henrico,VA23231
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Mr. and Mrs. Claus have arrived at Varina to spread some holiday cheer. Celebrate the season with winter tales and fun crafts. All ages are welcome.

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Winter Break – Break Out

December 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Varina Library, 1875 New Market Road
Henrico,VA23231
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Exercise your brain power by participating in a Christmas Break –Break Out. By solving puzzles and clues you will get the “key” to escape or “Break Out”. This is a physical adventure game so bring your friends and family and strengthen your mind by solving all the puzzles and clues. For grades 6 through 12.

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Winter Dance Party

December 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Varina Library, 1875 New Market Road
Henrico,VA23231
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Bring the whole family and boogie down to great kids hits. Check out music from the library to keep the party going at home.

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January 2019

ClutterBusting 2019

January 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Varina Library, 1875 New Market Road
Henrico,VA23231
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There are many methods to help you clear your clutter and organize your space, but which one is best for you? They'll highlight some of the more popular methods, then apply the basic principles to one area of your home every other week: the closet (January 8), the family room (January 22), and paper clutter (February 5).

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Super Snowflakes

January 10 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Varina Library, 1875 New Market Road
Henrico,VA23231
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Winter is the season to learn about the beauty of individual snowflakes. Learn about the different snow formations and try your hand at making snowflakes. Grades K through 5.

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Elementary Explorers

January 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Varina Library, 1875 New Market Road
Henrico,VA23231
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Explore different Science, Technology, Engineering and Math topics through fun, hands-on activities, challenges, and demonstrations. Grade K through 5.

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Cook and Book Club: Super Bowl Dips

January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Varina Library, 1875 New Market Road
Henrico,VA23231
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Want to enjoy the game without a lot of hassle? They will demonstrate some delicious prepare-ahead dips that'll make your Super Bowl party a snap.

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February 2019

The Maker’s Lab: Building Catapults, Angry Birds Style

February 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Varina Library, 1875 New Market Road
Henrico,VA23231
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Those pesky pigs have gone and stolen the eggs! It’s up to you to build catapults to knock down their structures and take your eggs back. Unleash your creative rage as we build feathery friends, peeving pigs, formidable fortresses, and killer catapults. Battle each other and you will be able to take home your own angry birds. This program will be held in the Teen Department. Registration begins January 6th.

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Homebound

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Varina Library, 1875 New Market Road
Henrico,VA23231
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Participants will go through the components of the home buying process, plus get practical tools and strategies to deal with issues connected to buying a home such as credit, saving, mortgages, and more. In addition to the class, participants will be introduced to industry professionals, have the ability to learn the housing market by viewing homes and more.

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