Juneteenth Closure

The library will be closed Wednesday, June 19, for Juneteenth. We'll reopen at 10 am on Thursday, June 20.

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9 am
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Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
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On Wednesday, September 27 we will close the parking lot to prepare for our Touch-a-Truck program. The parking spaces will be blocked starting at 9 a.m., but access to drive through to use the book drop and exit onto Virginia Ave.

10 am

Quiet Study

10:00am - 1:00pm
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Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Upper Level Conference Room
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Quiet study.

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Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Upper Level Conference Room
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The Upper Level Conference Room will be open for quiet study from 10 am to 5 pm today. 

This event is in the "Preschool (Ages 2 - 4)" group.

Fall Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime
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Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Lower Level Conference Room
Age Group: Preschool (Ages 2 - 4)
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
  • Please pick ONLY ONE story time per week to attend.
  • See children's desk for ticket upon arrival.

Storytime

Join our children’s librarians for songs, stories, and rhymes!

This event is in the "Adults (Ages 18+)" group.

Mindfulness Meditation for Everyday Life

10:30am - 11:30am
Health & Wellness
Registration Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Upper Level Conference Room
Age Group: Adults (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Event Details:

Most of us are always on the go in some capacity, tasking ourselves to keep things running smoothly or remedying situations that aren’t going as we hoped.

This event is in the "Adults (Ages 18+)" group.

Falls Church Fiber Artists

10:00am - 12:00pm
Arts & Crafts
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Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Upper Level Conference Room
Age Group: Adults (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts

Falls Church Fiber Artists

Drop in for this informal weekly group to knit and crochet. Share what you're creating. Get advice from other knitters and crocheters. Or just chat while you work on your own project! All are welcome. 

This event is in the "Preschool (Ages 2 - 4)" group.

Fall Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Lower Level Conference Room
Age Group: Preschool (Ages 2 - 4)
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
  • Please pick ONLY ONE story time per week to attend.
  • See children's desk for ticket upon arrival.

Storytime

Join our children’s librarians for songs, stories, and rhymes!

This event is in the "Infants (Ages 0 - 24 months)" group.

Ukulele Baby Lap Time

10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime
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Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Lower Level Conference Room
Age Group: Infants (Ages 0 - 24 months)
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
  • Please pick ONLY ONE story time per week to attend.
  • See children's desk for ticket upon arrival.

Storytime

Join our children’s librarians for songs, stories, and rhymes!

This event is in the "High School (Grades 9 - 12)" group.
This event is in the "Adults (Ages 18+)" group.

Local Author Fair

10:00am - 2:00pm
Author Event, Book Discussion
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Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Main Reading Room
Age Group: High School (Grades 9 - 12), Adults (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussion
Event Details:

Come meet local authors and see what they've been working on. Authors will have books for sale.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Used Book Sale

10:00am - 4:00pm
Other
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Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Upper Level Conference Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Other
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Check out our used book sale Saturday, September 30 (10 am - 4 pm), Sunday, October 1 (10 am - 4 pm), and Monday, October 2 (10 am - 8 pm).

Book Sale

Roughly every other month we hold a used book sale in our Upper Level Conference Room. Get great bargains on books, compact discs, and DVDs for all ages.

(Any time you are in the library you can also check out our smaller ongoing book sale on the two shelves in our Main Reading Room.) 

All proceeds support library programs and services!

Prices

  • Hardback: $3.00 + tax
  • Paperback: $2.00 + tax
  • Kids Board Book: $1.00 + tax
  • DVD/Blu-ray: $0.50 + tax
  • Audiobook: $1.00 + tax
  • Specialty Item: As marked + tax

MRSPL Foundation

Thank you to the MRSPL Foundation, which purchased our moveable book sale shelves and whose volunteers help with the book sale set up and staffing. 

11 am
This event is in the "Preschool (Ages 0 - 4)" group.
This event is in the "Infants (Ages 0 - 24 months)" group.
This event is in the "Preschool (Ages 2 - 4)" group.
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Lower Level Conference Room
Age Group: Preschool (Ages 0 - 4), Infants (Ages 0 - 24 months), Preschool (Ages 2 - 4)
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We will have our Early Literacy center available for free play for an hour after storytime. Drop in, no registration or tickets required.

This event is in the "Preschool (Ages 0 - 4)" group.
This event is in the "Infants (Ages 0 - 24 months)" group.
This event is in the "Preschool (Ages 2 - 4)" group.
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Lower Level Conference Room
Age Group: Preschool (Ages 0 - 4), Infants (Ages 0 - 24 months), Preschool (Ages 2 - 4)
Event Details:

We will have our Early Literacy center available for free play for an hour after storytime. Drop in, no registration or tickets required.

12 pm
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Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Upper Level Conference Room
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The Upper Level Conference Room will be open for quiet study from 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm today. 

1 pm
2 pm
3 pm
This event is in the "Preschool (Ages 0 - 4)" group.
This event is in the "School Age (Grades K-5, Age 5-11)" group.

Touch-a-Truck with DPW

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Community & Culture
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Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Age Group: Preschool (Ages 0 - 4), School Age (Grades K-5, Age 5-11)
Program Type: Community & Culture
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Join us in the library parking lot on Wednesday, September 27 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for Touch a Truck for an afternoon exploring vehicles from the City Department of Public Works!

4 pm
This event is in the "School Age (Grades K-5, Age 5-11)" group.

Build a Cardboard Rocket!

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Lower Level Conference Room
Age Group: School Age (Grades K-5, Age 5-11)
Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Details:

Join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month as we read a book about Dr. Ellen Ochoa, the first Latina in space. Following the book, we will create our own unique model rockets using cardboard tubes, paper, glue, and crayons!

5 pm
6 pm
7 pm
This event is in the "Adults (Ages 18+)" group.

ESOL Conversation Group (online)

7:00pm - 8:30pm
ESOL & Language
Virtual Event
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Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Virtual Programs
Age Group: Adults (Ages 18+)
Program Type: ESOL & Language
Event Details:

This program will be held on Zoom. Please email to request a Zoom invite. 

ESOL Conversation Group

Practice your English with our weekly ESOL conversation group!  Group meets every Monday evening from 7 pm - 8:30 pm. All are welcome! 

This event is in the "Adults (Ages 18+)" group.

Author Talk with Andrew Roszak: Preparing for Emergencies & Disasters

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Author Event, Book Discussion, Health & Wellness
Registration Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Upper Level Conference Room
Age Group: Adults (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussion, Health & Wellness
Required
Seats Remaining: 32
Event Details:

Join us during National Preparedness Month for an empowering evening with acclaimed author and executive director of the Institute for Childhood Prepared

This event is in the "Adults (Ages 18+)" group.

Great Books Discussion Series (online)

7:00pm - 8:45pm
Book Discussion
Virtual Event
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Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Virtual Programs
Age Group: Adults (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Book Discussion
Event Details:

​The group will discuss:

Great Books Discussion Series

A "Great Books" discussion concentrating on literary classics (both traditional and modern) usually meeting at 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. All are welcome. View full 2023-2024 reading list...

This event is in the "Adults (Ages 18+)" group.

Mystery Book Club: The Dark Tunnel

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Book Discussion
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Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Upper Level Conference Room
Age Group: Adults (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Book Discussion
Event Details:

We are discussing The Dark Tunnel by Ross Macdonald.  We continue to explore the context of murder in the time of WWII.  Macdonald takes us to a mid-western college where spies, espionage and murder create a sinister and dangero

Mystery Book Group

Come in, get cozy and enjoy a group discussion of books of mystery and suspense by famous and lesser known authors from the Golden Age of Mysteries.  Meetings will be held every other month, usually on the 4th Wednesday of that month. We have been holding Hybrid meetings; you can join in-person or via zoom

Need a copy of the book? Please search our online catalog or our Overdrive ebook/audiobook collection to check the availability of this book. Special book group copies are also set aside roughly one month before the discussion and can be requested on a first come, first serve basis by emailing circ@fallschurchva.gov