Summer Event Highlights

Summer is the time for awesome classes and events at the library! This is just a selection - to see our entire calendar of events, click here

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All Summer Long

33rd Annual Music on the Steps

33rd Annual Music on the Steps
(All Ages)

Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets! At the Fredericksburg Branch on Mondays, 7:00-8:00. See the full schedule here.



Discovery Tables (Grades K-6)

From dinosaur bones to starry nights, drop into a library branch to discover 5 rotating, self-guided, discover-it-yourself STEM activities.


Paws for Reading
(Grades K-6)

Read with the best listeners: trained therapy dogs!


The Cage (Teens)

Play games, create and hang out with friends at three of our branches.



Summer Series: Paint & Create

Are you an experienced artist or just learning? Sign up for one of our Summer Paint & Create classes or the whole series!


Classes for Home Cooks

Classes for Home Cooks

Join April Payne with the Virginia Cooperative Extension, along with other helpful cooking classes, at some of our branches this summer.


Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness Classes and Events

Achieve your health and fitness goals this summer with yoga sessions and classes.



Kids on the Go Summer Lunch Program Kick-Off
(All ages)

Celebrate the beginning of the summer Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank Kids on the Go program with games, prizes, and food!

GAR: Summer Reading Kickoff

Grow A Reader Special: Summer Reading Kick-Off (Birth to Age 5, with a caregiver)

There's no better way to start getting minutes for the Summer Reading program than with our Grow A Reader kick-off storytime!


The Mystery of the Golden Piano

Sciencetellers Presents Wild West! The Mystery of the Golden Piano
(Grades K-6)

Laugh and learn on this action-packed science adventure with the interactive storytellers the Sciencetellers!


Super Summer Smash!

Hang out with friends, eat pizza, listen to music, and welcome summer with style!


Teetotalers and Moonshiners Exhibit

Teetotalers and Moonshiners Exhibit

Learn about prohibition in Virginia through an exhibition from the Library of Virginia, with support from CaABC and the Virginia Distillers Association.



Alien Encounters


Alien Encounters (Grades K-6)

UFOs, aliens, and space - oh my!


Snakes Galore!

Snakes Galore
(Grades K-6)

Sliiithering snakes! Presented by the Wildlife Center of Virginia.


Safety First Exhibits

Safety First Exhibits

Stop by the lobby at the Salem Church Branch for tips, tricks, and important safety information from first responders and safety experts.




Fun Fests (All ages)

Community celebration with games, activities, popsicles and more end-of-summer fun! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Patawomeck Village (All ages)

Time travel to the year 1608 in a live Patawomeck village provided by local tribe members!



Strong Men and Women in Virginia History Exhibit

Strong Men and Women in Virginia History Exhibit & Reception (Adult)

Enjoy a traveling panel exhibit honoring seven African American men and women for their contributions to the Commonwealth. Created by the Library of Virginia.