JAMES CITY COUNTY — Looking for something to do in between work and zoom calls? Here’s what the Williamsburg Regional Library has going on for the month of May.
Programs for Adults and Teens
Teen Advisory Group New Member Orientation — May 20 and 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Teen Advisory Group is a volunteer group for teens ages 13+. Prospective members will need to submit an online application and attend one of two orientations to participate this summer. Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 898 3966 2788
Getaway Cafe — May 21 at 2 p.m.
Share conversation, experiences, and memories in WRL’s program for adults with early memory loss and their care partners. May Theme: All about Herbs. This is a socially distanced, outdoor event at the Norge Depot/James City County Library. The inclement weather meeting location will be inside the James City County Library.
Curbside Crafts — May 21-22
Twice a month we’ll offer a fun new family craft — one for both younger AND older kids — at curbside pickup. If you don’t catch us Friday, come by Saturday; we’ll have the same craft available again. Available at both buildings, while supplies last.
Behind the Scenes with Opera in Williamsburg: Meet the Cast of Pagliacci — May 23, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Virtual)
This program features the cast and the creative team of Opera in Williamsburg’s Pagliacci, including returning favorites like Marco Nistico, Stefanos Koroneos, Suchan Kim, and Pavel Suliandziga, as well as singers new to Williamsburg: Matthew Vickers and Catalina Cuervo. They will be appearing with Opera in Williamsburg music director Jorge Parodi and artistic director Naama Zahavi-Ely.
Meeting ID: 824 8489 4142 Passcode: 324770
Programs for Kids
StoryWalk™ — Daily
Sponsored by the Friends of WRL, take a walk outdoors and read a story at the James City County Library’s new StoryWalk™. The library invites families to walk from page to page in the green space behind the library.
Insects and Cicadas: What’s With All That Screaming? — May 25 @ 3:00 pm – Online
Kids are invited to explore the world of bugs and insects, and uncover the strange life cycle of the cicada. Together, kids will learn what makes Brood X so unique and where to look for them this spring. Check back closer to the day of the event for information about how to connect with this program.
Rainbow Puppets: The Marvelous Land of Oz — May 29 @ 11:00 am – Williamsburg Library
The Wizard is gone, the Scarecrow is left in charge, and the Wicked Witch Mombi is up to no good. Who can protect the Land of Oz? Find out in this adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s classic sequel to The Wizard of Oz.
Upcoming Book Groups
Turning Pages: A WRL Book Group — May 18 at 7 p.m. (Virtual)
This month, the group is discussing Deacon King Kong by James McBride. When a cranky old man shoots the neighborhood drug dealer, it unleashes a chain of events out of a Shakespearean comedy.
Real People/Real Stories: A Nonfiction Book Group — May 20 at 2 p.m. at the James City County Library
This month, the theme is royals. Read any history or biography about rulers: spend some time with the Tudors, Genghis Khan, or the Empress Cixi; read about a reign in Spain; or indulge in a gossipy tell-all about Meghan and Harry. The group will meet at 2 p.m. at the James City County Library, with a virtual option available.
In BeTWEEN the Pages Tween Book Club — May 25 at 6 p.m. (Virtual)
Come meet some fellow readers and join the conversation — virtually. For ages 9-12.
This month, the group is discussing Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz. Read the suggested title or simply join to geek out about what you’re reading.
To view the full list of scheduled events, check out the Williamsburg Regional Library’s calendar here.
Most programs are currently taking place virtually due to the ongoing pandemic. If you need help accessing a virtual program, contact the library at www.wrl.org/ask
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