Due to building maintenance, Cooper Branch is closed until further notice. Beginning Monday, September 24, Cooper customers can pick up their holds at the Montross Branch

Discover Earth Classes & Events

Discover Earth exhibit - picture of zebras, beach, lightening, sunset

Exploration Tables

Drop by England Run for a variety of experiences 
guaranteed to delight!

Launching Paper Rockets

Saturday, March 2, 2:00-4:00
Tuesday, March 26, 5:00-7:00
Saturday, April 13, 2:00-4:00

LittleBits and Cubelets

Sunday, March 10, 1:00-3:00
Saturday, March 30, 2:00-4:00


Saturday, March 16, 2:00-4:00

3D Printer

Sunday, March 24, 2:00-4:00
Sunday, April 7, 2:00-4:00

Wind Tubes

Thursday, March 28, 6:00-8:00
Sunday, April 21, 2:00-4:00


Fun Friday: Wild Weather

Friday, March 1, 4:30-5:15 - England Run
Grades K-6
Books, activities, and crafts all about weather! Drop in. 

Fabulous Friday: Clouds Are Cool!

Friday, March 8, 4:30-5:15 - Porter
Grades K-6
Join us for some cool cloud making activities.
Sign-up begins February 1.

Fabulous Friday: Heart of the Volcano

Friday, March 15, 4:30-5:15 - Headquarters
Grades K-6
Do you lava volcanoes like we do? Explore Earth from the inside out!
Sign-up begins February 1.

Fabulous Friday: Wild Weather

Friday, March 15, 4:30-5:15 - Salem Church
Grades K-6
Books, activities, and crafts all about weather! Drop in.

Amazing Magnets!

Saturday, March 23, 2:00-4:00 - England Run
All ages
Hands-on amazing magnet stations for all kinds of magnetic exploration and fun!  Provided by Explore It! Children’s Museum on the Go.  Drop in.

Girls Inventing the Future with Engineering

Saturday, March 23, 12:00-4:00 - England Run
Grades 6-12
Women engineers are making a difference in the world, from small villages to big cities, deep-sea labs to outer space. Join us for fun, hands-on activities and explore the fields of engineering.  Lunch will be provided.  Presented by the Hypatia Living Learning Community at Virginia Tech.  Sign-up. 

Star Party

Saturday, March 23, 6:00-9:00 - England Run
All ages
Check out galaxies, stars, planets and other celestial phenomena with the Rappahannock Astronomy Club. Bring your own telescope or look through a club member's. Weather permitting. 

Tuesday Night Book Group: A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

Tuesday, March 26, 7:00-8:30 - England Run
Reluctant adventurer & humorist, Bill Bryson, sets out to hike the 2,200 mile Appalachian Trail with his out-of-shape buddy. A journey filled with laughs, beauty, danger, and thoughtful insight into the history & the uncertain future of the Trail.

Alphabet Soup Special: Wacky Weather

Wednesday, March 27, 10:00-10:30 and 11:00-11:30 - England Run
Ages 2-5 with a caregiver
Weather stories, songs, and activities. Daycares welcome.

Green Magic with Joe Romano

Saturday, March 30, 2:00-2:45 - England Run
Grades K-6
Magic, science and comedy combine in this must see experience!
Sign up begins February 1st. 

Fun Friday: Earthquakes: Shakin' and Quakin'

Friday, April 5, 4:30-5:15 - England Run
Grades K-6
Explore why earthquakes shake and quake with fascinating facts and hands-on activities. Drop in.

Encouraging Girls in STEM

Thursday, April 11, 9:00-11:00  - England Run
The world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) needs girls! Learn how you can support girls' participation from school to career. Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Girls Collaborative (MAGiC.)
Sign up at the Children's Desk beginning March 1.

Fabulous Friday: Celebrate the Earth

Friday, April 12, 4:30-5:15 - Porter
Grades K-6
How you and worms can work together for the planet.
Sign-up begins March 1.

Fabulous Friday: Down By the River

Friday, April 12, 4:30-5:15 - Headquarters
Grades K-6
Join us for a short walk near the Rappahannock River and learn about the river with Cassie Pallai from Friends of the Rappahannock!
Sign-up begins March 1.

Chemistry "Magic" Show

Saturday, April 13, 2:00-2:45 - England Run
Grades K-6
Come and see amazing chemical feats and demonstrations of the magic and wonder of science!
Presented by the University of Mary Washington Department of Chemistry and the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society. Drop in.

Fabulous Friday: Backyard Birdwatcher!

Friday, April 19, 4:30-5:15 - Salem Church
Grades K-6
Learn about our local feathered friends and make a pinecone bird feeder for your own backyard!
Drop in.

Foxes, Turtles, and Beavers...Oh my!

Monday April 22, 4:30-5:30 - England Run
Grades K-6
Join Friends of the Rappahannock for an interactive program about the animals that live in or near our river, and learn what makes them especially well suited for a life by the water.  Drop in.