Thursday, July 3, 2008

Model airplane fun for the whole family

Children and their families are invited to see a demonstration of model airplanes and talk with members of the Fauquier Aero Recreation Modelers (FARM) club at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at the John Barton Payne Building. The program is geared to children who are rising 2nd graders or older.

The event, which is free, is part of the library's Catch the Reading Bug summer reading program for children. Weekly programs and special events — many of which the whole family can enjoy — will continue through Aug. 9.

Teens swap stuff, enjoy pizza taste-off
Students entering 6th grade or higher will be swapping CDs, accessories, games, and other cool things at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at the John Barton Payne Building, (540) 347-8750, ext. 6; and at 2 p.m. Friday, July 25, at the Bealeton Library, (540) 439-9728.

Swapping is a fun way to help the environment, but the catch is that attendees will be called upon to vote in a pizza taste-off contest. Bring friends, registration is not required, but please bring only items in good condition. CDs and games with parental advisory labels should be left at home.

Teens are also invited to learn what you can do with old CDs at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at the John Marshall Library, (540) 364-4910. Staff will have examples of some cool crafts made from old CDs and the library will provide CDs for the teens' projects.

The CD crafts program will be repeated at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at the John Barton Payne Building and at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at the Bealeton Library.

Deadline approaches for babysitting class for teens
Tuesday, July 15, is the deadline for teens to sign up for the free babysitting training class to be held Tuesday and Wednesday, July 29 and 30, at the John Marshall Library. An experienced instructor will teach the proper techniques for CPR, infant care, and how to handle everyday situations. Participants must be at least 12 years old and attend both sessions to receive a certificate. Class size is limited, so register by calling (540) 364-4910 as soon as possible.

These special events, which are free, are part of a series planned for Metamorphosis, the library's summer program for teens.