Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

The Charlottesville Climate Collaborative (C3) will discuss how to reduce your carbon footprint by taking simple actions in your home and lifestyle. Then consider taking the Home Energy Challenge as a practical, fun, and measurable way to get started. Presented by Claire Habel, C3’s Residential Program Manager. Find out more at

Escape Room: Launch!

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a themed escape room and other related activities. Event is for grades 7–12, book is at your discretion. Required registration begins July 5.

Face Painting Fun

Join Ginny Sieminski for a hands-on class that will teach you everything you need to know to create 6 of the most asked for face painting designs – perfect for boys and girls! Ages 8-12.

Required registration begins July 8.

Minute to Win It: Food Fights!

Battle your friends in these food-themed Minute to Win It challenges. Snacks provided. Grades 6–12. Required registration begins July 2.

Trees and Wildlife

Are trees important for wildlife?  Yes, very. This talk by Kathy Nepote of the Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards will increase your awareness of the importance of trees (both living and dead), the complex nature of plant and wildlife interactions, and also point out visible signs of wildlife in our environment.  No advance registration is required for this free event.

Stop Motion Animation Workshop

Learn the basics of stop motion animation using just a smartphone or tablet, presented by instructor Ian Levesque. Participants will complete a short video production and upload it to a private channel by the end of the workshop. Bring your own device or borrow one of the library’s.  Ages 8-11. Required registration begins July 1.

Sing Along Party

It’s like karaoke, but everyone sings along together. No embarrassment, no judgment. You pick the songs, whether it’s from a movie, a musical, or just something on the radio that everyone knows. Snacks provided. Grades 6–12. Registration requested but not required beginning June 25.

Bookworms – A Beginning Reader Book Club

Read:  Frog and Friends by Eve Bunting

Get excited about reading and have fun with book-related activities in this book club for kids learning to read.  Each reader will receive a free copy of the book to take home to finish. Ages 6-8.

Required registration begins June 24.

Teen Open Gaming Day

The library will provide tons of tabletop games like Pandemic, Exploding Kittens, and Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle, plus everything you need for a short D&D adventure. Feel free to bring games of your own to share with others, too. Grades 6-12. Walk-ins welcome.

Friday Film Matinee: Roman Holiday

Friday, July 12 at 2-4pm

Relax with popcorn and cold drinks to watch this classic film featuring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. (1953 – Film rated NR)