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

Summer Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime
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.

Canasta

10:00am - 1:00pm
Games & Puzzles
Registration Open
Required
Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Group Study Room 1
Age Group: Adults (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Games & Puzzles
Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:

Come play canasta! Group meets every Tuesday through August.

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

Mindfulness Meditation for Everyday Life

10:30am - 11:30am
Health & Wellness
Registration Open
Required
Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Upper Level Conference Room
Age Group: Adults (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Required
Seats Remaining: 19
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
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.

Summer Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime
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.

Dance With Your Baby!

10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime, Summer Reading Program
Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Lower Level Conference Room
Age Group: Infants (Ages 0 - 24 months)
Program Type: Storytime, Summer Reading Program
Event Details:

Join us for a fun time of music, dancing, and bubbles! Designed for ages 0-24 months with a caregiver, older siblings are welcome. Stay and play with toys designed just for babies and mingle with other families.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Used Book Sale

10:00am - 4:00pm
Book Sale
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!

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.
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.
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 "Preschool (Ages 2 - 4)" group.

Dinosaur Pajama Party!

11:00am - 11:45am
Performing Arts, Summer Reading Program
Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Lower Level Conference Room
Age Group: Preschool (Ages 0 - 4), Preschool (Ages 2 - 4)
Program Type: Performing Arts, Summer Reading Program
Event Details:
  • Saturday summer performers are all ticketed programs, space is limited.
  • See children's desk for ticket upon arrival.
12 pm
1 pm
This event is in the "High School (Grades 9 - 12)" group.
This event is in the "Adults (Ages 18+)" group.

Karin Tanabe -- The Sunset Crowd

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Author Event
Registration Open
Required
Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Upper Level Conference Room
Age Group: High School (Grades 9 - 12), Adults (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Author Event
Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Event Details:

Come listen to a talk by acclaimed author Karin Tanabe about her most recent novel, The Sunset Crowd.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Upper Level Conference Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sale
Event Details:

A preview to our used book sale that is open to all patrons! There is a 5 item purchase limit.

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

S.T. Gibson Author Talk: Evocation

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Author Event
Waitlist
Required
Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Lower Level Conference Room
Age Group: High School (Grades 9 - 12), Adults (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Author Event
Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Come listen to a talk by fantasy author S.T. Gibson about her new novel, Evocation, the first book in a spellbinding and vibrant new series, The Summoner's Circle:

2 pm
3 pm
This event is in the "High School (Grades 9 - 12)" group.

High School Book Club: Howl's Moving Castle

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Book Discussion
Registration Open
Required
Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Lower Level Conference Room
Age Group: High School (Grades 9 - 12)
Program Type: Book Discussion
Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Details:

Rising 9-12 graders are invited to join us for a special summer book club! We will discuss the month's book, eat some snacks, and  hand out July's book.

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

German Conversation Evening

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Foreign Language Discussion Group
Registration Open
Required
Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Upper Level Conference Room
Age Group: Adults (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Foreign Language Discussion Group
Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:

Looking for an opportunity to practice your German speaking skills?  Adults are welcome to join us for a conversation group, led by Petra Riedel-Willems.  Petra is a native speaker and loves to meet other German language enthus

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.

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

Accessory Dwelling Unit Open House

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Community & Culture
Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Lower Level Conference Room
Age Group: Adults (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Community & Culture
Event Details:

 

Join the Conversation on ACCESSORY DWELLINGS!

The City is exploring potential updates to the accessory dwellings (ADs) regulations, and we want to hear from you!

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

MRSPL Mystery Book Club

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Book Discussion
Library Branch: Mary Riley Styles Public Library
Room: Upper Level Conference Room
Age Group: Adults (Ages 18+)
Program Type: Book Discussion
Event Details:

Come join us for a trip to the coast of New England, on old Cape Cod of the 1930s. A troupe of actors find themselves stranded and are given refuge for the night in the remote cottage rented by Victoria Ballard.

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

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

Great Books Discussion Series

7:00pm - 8:45pm
Book Discussion
Virtual Event
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...