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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.