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This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Used Book Sale

10:00am - 4:00pm
Book Sale
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Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Upper Level Conference Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sale
Event Details:
Check out our used book sale on Saturday, Sunday and Monday! We'll also be holding a preview sale on Friday 4/5 from 1pm-5pm with a limit of 5 purchased items for the day.   Schedule: Friday - Preview sale - 5 item limit - 1pm-5pm ...

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. 

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Used Book Sale

10:00am - 8:00pm
Book Sale
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Upper Level Conference Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sale
Event Details:
Check out our used book sale on Saturday, Sunday and Monday! We'll also be holding a preview sale on Friday 4/5 from 1pm-5pm with a limit of 5 purchased items for the day.   Schedule: Friday - Preview sale - 5 item limit - 1pm-5pm ...

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. 

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

Spring 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. We give out tickets starting at 10am. Limited space available, story time often fills before the 10:30am start. For ages 18 months ...

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
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
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. The practice of mindfulness meditation gives us the skills to step out of our habitual mode of ...
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.

Spring 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. We give out tickets starting at 10am. Limited space available, story time often fills before the 10:30am start. For ages 18 months ...

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. We give out tickets starting at 10am. Limited space available, story time often fills before the 10:30am start. For ages 0-24 month...
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)
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. ...
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. ...
This event is in the "Preschool (Ages 2 - 4)" group.
This event is in the "School Age (Grades K-5, Age 5-11)" group.

Sing Books with Emily

11:00am - 11:30am
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Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Lower Level Conference Room
Age Group: Preschool (Ages 2 - 4), School Age (Grades K-5, Age 5-11)
Event Details:
Sing Books with Emily is a singing story time with picture books based on songs for children of all ages. Join Emily to sing songs from a wide range of musical styles accompanied by bespoke sing along tracks and Emily's fun Symphony of Silly Instrume...
12 pm

Quiet Study Room

12:45pm - 4:30pm
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Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Upper Level Conference Room
1 pm
Closing

Closing Early Thursday 4/11

1:15pm - 5:00pm
Branches:
Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Description:
We will be closed 1:15 PM to 5:00 PM on Thursday 4/11 for an all city employee event and a book shifting project. We will reopen Friday 4/12 at 10:00 AM. ...

Quiet Study

1:00pm - 5:00pm
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Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Upper Level Conference Room
This event is in the "Teens (Grades 6-12, Ages 12-18)" group.
This event is in the "Middle School (Grades 6 - 8)" group.
This event is in the "High School (Grades 9 - 12)" group.
This event is in the "Adults (Ages 18+)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Turn of Phrase: Conversations Between a Poet and Bassist

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Community & Culture, Performing Arts
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Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Lower Level Conference Room
Age Group: Teens (Grades 6-12, Ages 12-18), Middle School (Grades 6 - 8), High School (Grades 9 - 12), Adults (Ages 18+), All Ages
Program Type: Community & Culture, Performing Arts
Event Details:
Celebrate National Poetry Month by experiencing a poetry reading enhanced by a musical response! Heather and Chris will highlight a few poetic forms and demonstrate the process of their call and response. Join them live as th...
2 pm
This event is in the "Adults (Ages 18+)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

A Conversation with State Senator Salim

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Community & Culture
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Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Lower Level Conference Room
Age Group: Adults (Ages 18+), All Ages
Program Type: Community & Culture
Event Details:
The Library and the League of Women Voters-Falls Church invite you to join a conversation with state Senator Saddam Salim.  The General Assembly considered numerous high-priority issues during the current legislative session in Richmond, an...
3 pm
4 pm
5 pm
6 pm
This event is in the "Adults (Ages 18+)" group.

Board Game Night

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Community & Culture
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Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Lower Level Conference Room
Age Group: Adults (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Community & Culture
Event Details:
Come check out the wonderful and varied world of modern board games. Play various  tabletop games that are simple to learn and fun to master. This is a great way to meet new people. Experienced players will be on hand to offer instruction. We...
This event is in the "Adults (Ages 18+)" group.

Getting Unstuck: Skillfully Navigating Transitions to Age in Place or Relocate

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Finance, Health & Wellness
Registration Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Lower Level Conference Room
Age Group: Adults (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Finance, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:
As we or loved one’s age, transitions regarding the where and how we live becomes overwhelming.  We get stuck. Based in well-sourced research and best practices, the course focuses on understanding the three predictable paths through transitions...
This event is in the "Adults (Ages 18+)" group.

Poetry Circle

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Writing Group
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Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Study Room 1 & 2 Combined
Age Group: Adults (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Writing Group
Event Details:
If you write or just love reading poetry, you are invited to join this monthly, in-person poetry circle! Facilitated by group members, we each bring in our own work or the work of other poets to share with the group. The emphasis is on reflection and...
This event is in the "Adults (Ages 18+)" group.

Spanish Conversation Group

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Foreign Language Discussion Group
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: Foreign Language Discussion Group
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
Looking to practice your Spanish speaking skills? Adults are welcome to join us for a conversation group, led by Jaqui Ferrara, a certified Spanish instructor with Arlington Public Schools. Sra. Ferrara was born in Argentina and raised there and i...

Foreign Language Discussion Group

Join us and meet up with other foreign language speakers to practice and improve your skills.  These meetings are a casual, conversational format.

7 pm
This event is in the "Middle School (Grades 6 - 8)" group.
Cancelled

Middle School Book Club: The Giver

7:00pm - 7:45pm
Book Discussion
Required
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Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Teen Room
Age Group: Middle School (Grades 6 - 8)
Program Type: Book Discussion
Event Details:
Middle schoolers are invited to join us for a fun book discussion once a month. This month, we will be reading Book Club Schedule: April 8: The Giver by Lois Lowry May 13: American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang This meeting will be h...

Teen Book Club

A discussion group for grades 6 through 8 held during the school year. Registration required; limited copies of the book are available at the Youth Services Desk each month. 

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

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.

Great Books Discussion Series

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: A Still Moment by Eudora Welty text available in Great Books volume: Great Conversations 5 Request to Participate This program will be held virtually on Zoom unless otherwise noted. Please email Amy...

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

Historical Pianos, Lost Musical Practices, and Reframing Clara Schumann

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Community & Culture, Performing Arts
Registration Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Upper Level Conference Room
Age Group: High School (Grades 9 - 12), Adults (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Performing Arts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
This talk will provide a rare opportunity to hear a fortepiano, the predecessor of the modern piano. Most of the music performed on the modern piano was conceived on and written for fortepianos, and pianist David Kim will shed light on the musical co...