Family-Friendly Fun at Fall for the Book

You’re invited to free, family-friendly fun in Fairfax!

Saturday, October 14th

Old Town Hall
3999 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030


For Pre-K and Elementary

Story Hour Program
10:30 a.m.

Ahoy there, mateys! All hands on deck for Story Hour with the Fairfax Librarians! Parents and preschoolers (ages 3-5) are invited to set sail with us for pirate stories, activities, and a chance to walk the plank. 

Author Megan Wagner Lloyd
11:30 a.m.

Cozy up with children’s author Megan Wagner Lloyd. Her upcoming picture book Fort-Building Time follows a group of friends who build a fort for every season and discover along the way that every fort is the perfect fort.


Hands-On Fun with Chiêu​ Anh Urban
12:30 p.m.

Interactive children’s books by Chiêu​ Anh Urban will delight the whole family. Titles such as Hooray for Spring, 123 Go, Away We Go, and Raindrops are among Urban’s hands-on, novelty works. An illustrator and writer, Urban’s stories extend beyond the page, allowing children ages 1-4 to discover worlds of vibrant colors and fun shapes.

Say Hello to Author Maria Gianferrari
3:30 p.m.

Join picture book author Maria Gianferrari and say “Hello!” to Zara and her loyal dog Moose! Her book Hello Goodbye Dog explores the loyal bond between a therapy dog and his favorite girl who have to say “goodbye” when Zara goes to school. A moving story with a focus on problem solving, Hello Goodbye Dog is sure to delight young readers and dog lovers alike.

For Older Kids and Tweens

Author James Riley
1:30 p.m.

Tweens will enjoy a reading by James Riley, author of the New York Times bestselling Story Thieves series. In the fourth book, Story Thieves: Pick the Plot, Owen Connors finds himself stuck in a Pick Your Own Plot story—and you, the reader—get to decide how his story ends.

Make Your Own Jewelry with Kara Laughlin
2:30 p.m.

Join author Kara Laughlin for a jewelry-making workshop to help you glam up your wardrobe! Her most recent book Sparkle and Shine!: Trendy Earrings, Necklaces, and Hair Accessories for All Occasions book offer simple, step-by-step instructions for making DIY accessories.

Comic Drawing Workshop for Kids
4:30 p.m.

Join Jason Rodriquez, comic book editor and author of Colonial Comics: New England, 1750-1775, and artist Liz Laribee for a comic drawing workshop. This workshop will teach kids to create their own comics when they have a story to tell.