Blackwater Regional Library

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On My Own Storytime 10:00 am
On My Own Storytime
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
This storytime includes books, songs, activities, crafts and sometimes games based on a weekly theme for ages 3-5.  Registration is …read more
Storytime 10:30 am
Storytime
Dec 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for storytime! This storytime may include stories, fingerplays, songs, and action rhymes. Simple crafts are also sometimes part …read more
Friends of the Carrollton Library Meeting 4:00 pm
Friends of the Carrollton Library Meeting
Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join the Friends of the Library to learn about volunteer opportunities and how you can be a part of your …read more
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Needlework Club 9:30 am
Needlework Club
Dec 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Join us for Needlework Club on Tuesdays at 9:30am.  We’ll also be making hats, scarves, and mittens for Surry County …read more
SoCo Knitters & Crocheters 11:00 am
SoCo Knitters & Crocheters
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come knit or crochet with us! For novice beginners to advanced, all are welcome.  Tuesdays 11am-1pm.  For more information, call …read more
Medicare Benefits Counseling 1:00 pm
Medicare Benefits Counseling
Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Do I qualify for Medicare assistance? How do I find help with medication costs? How do I apply for benefits? …read more
Building S.T.E.A.M 4:00 pm
Building S.T.E.A.M
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Allow STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) learning to happen naturally with children exploring, playing and trying new things.  …read more
Romance Book Club 4:00 pm
Romance Book Club
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us for our Drop It Like It’s Hot Romance Book Club at the Carrollton Branch!  (Open to adults 18+ …read more
Santa Visits the Library 5:30 pm
Santa Visits the Library
Dec 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Have your picture taken with Santa and then visit Santa’s workshop to complete a craft!  Registration is not required. This …read more
Carrollton Book Club 6:00 pm
Carrollton Book Club
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Carrollton Book Club Selections: August: No Book Club Meeting September 17: The Library Book by Susan Orlean October 15: Melmoth …read more
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Computer Help 10:00 am
Computer Help
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
A volunteer is available for one on one general computer help and instruction, call the Windsor Branch at 757-242-3046 for …read more
Tiny Tots Storytime 10:00 am
Tiny Tots Storytime
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us for Tiny Tots Storytime” each Wednesday @ 10:00 am. **Designed for children up to age 3.
Hooks & Needles 10:30 am
Hooks & Needles
Dec 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Are you a knitter or crocheter? Have you always wanted to learn? Join us as we share ideas and learn …read more
Storytime 10:45 am
Storytime
Dec 4 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Early literacy enhanced program featuring stories, rhymes, music and movement for ages 3-5 years and their caregiver!  We’re getting EVERY …read more
Adult Coloring Club 11:00 am
Adult Coloring Club
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for a relaxing morning of coloring at the Windsor Branch, weekly on Wednesdays from 11am-12pm. This program is …read more
Southampton County Adult Education & Literacy Program 1:00 pm
Southampton County Adult Education & Literacy Program
Dec 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
GED tutoring is available to adults at the Courtland Branch free of charge each Wednesday from 1:00-3:30 pm.  Registration is …read more
CrafTEA Afternoon 3:30 pm
CrafTEA Afternoon
Dec 4 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
We’re getting CRAFTEA! Join us Wednesday afternoons for a cup of tea or coffee while sewing, knitting or crocheting with …read more
Family Movie Afternoon 4:00 pm
Family Movie Afternoon
Dec 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
It’s Movie Afternoon at the Courtland Branch every first Wednesday of the month. Join us at 4 pm in the …read more
Masterpiece Makers 4:30 pm
Masterpiece Makers
Dec 4 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
A little bit of history and a lot of fun! Get to know a new artist each month and then …read more
Knit, Crochet, Plarn 5:00 pm
Knit, Crochet, Plarn
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Are you interested in learning how to knit, crochet, or plarn? Do you already know how to but would like …read more
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Mah Jongg 10:00 am
Mah Jongg
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Meet new friends and enjoy a game of Mah Jongg Thursdays @ 10 am – 5 pm. Beginners are welcome!
Mother Goose Storytime 10:30 am
Mother Goose Storytime
Dec 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Our newest storytime for the tiniest readers! Join us every Thursday for a story, songs, and play. Recommended for ages …read more
DIY Crafts 1:00 pm
DIY Crafts
Dec 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join us for a new craft project each month! Open to all ages and all supplies will be provided. September …read more
Surry Book Club 1:00 pm
Surry Book Club
Dec 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Surry Book Club meets the first Thursday of each month from 1-2pm to discuss the current book club selection.  …read more
Christmas Crafternoon 3:30 pm
Christmas Crafternoon
Dec 5 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us in the children’s area for a fun Christmas crafternoon!
Knitters Anonymous 6:00 pm
Knitters Anonymous
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Get some help deciphering that new pattern or learn about the basics of knitting and purling. Share ideas, fun and …read more
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Medicare Benefits Counseling 9:00 am
Medicare Benefits Counseling
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Medicare benefits counseling available on the first Friday of each month from 9 a.m. – 12 noon.  Registration Required.
Stretch and Tone 10:00 am
Stretch and Tone
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Jeannine Carroll from the Luter YMCA teaches this free fitness class designed for ages 50+. Build muscle strength and improve …read more
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Breakfast with Santa 8:00 am
Breakfast with Santa
Dec 7 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by the Friends of the Windsor Library, will be held at Windsor Town Center on Saturday, …read more
“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” Family Event 9:30 am
“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” Family Event
Dec 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Visit with the Grinch and Cindy Lou at this fun family event Saturday, December 7th at 9:30am!  Join us in …read more
Gingerbread House Building Competition 11:00 am
Gingerbread House Building Competition
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
It’s that time again…our annual Gingerbread House Building Competition!  Put your creativity to the test in this fun, festive competition!  …read more
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On My Own Storytime 10:00 am
On My Own Storytime
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
This storytime includes books, songs, activities, crafts and sometimes games based on a weekly theme for ages 3-5.  Registration is …read more
Storytime 10:30 am
Storytime
Dec 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for storytime! This storytime may include stories, fingerplays, songs, and action rhymes. Simple crafts are also sometimes part …read more
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Needlework Club 9:30 am
Needlework Club
Dec 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Join us for Needlework Club on Tuesdays at 9:30am.  We’ll also be making hats, scarves, and mittens for Surry County …read more
Storytime 10:30 am
Storytime
Dec 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Recommended for ages 2-5, this storytime may include stories, fingerplays, songs and action rhymes; simple crafts are also sometimes part …read more
SoCo Knitters & Crocheters 11:00 am
SoCo Knitters & Crocheters
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come knit or crochet with us! For novice beginners to advanced, all are welcome.  Tuesdays 11am-1pm.  For more information, call …read more
Medicare Benefits Counseling 1:00 pm
Medicare Benefits Counseling
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Medicare Benefits Counseling: 2nd Tuesdays 1 – 3pm.  Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia’s certified Benefits Counselors provide free assistance through …read more
Building S.T.E.A.M 4:00 pm
Building S.T.E.A.M
Dec 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Allow STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) learning to happen naturally with children exploring, playing and trying new things.  …read more
ebooks Happy Hour 4:00 pm
ebooks Happy Hour
Dec 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Bring in your device to learn how to access and check out the library’s eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, and magazines.  Patrons …read more
Moon Night 7:00 pm
Moon Night
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rescheduled from November: Learn all about the moon, celebrate the anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, participate in fun, STEAM …read more
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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime 9:30 am
Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime
Dec 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Books and Bubbles, Rhythm and Rhyme for our youngest friends! (Birth to 36 months) Registration is not required.
Computer Help 10:00 am
Computer Help
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
A volunteer is available for one on one general computer help and instruction, call the Windsor Branch at 757-242-3046 for …read more
Tiny Tots Storytime 10:00 am
Tiny Tots Storytime
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us for Tiny Tots Storytime” each Wednesday @ 10:00 am. **Designed for children up to age 3.
Hooks & Needles 10:30 am
Hooks & Needles
Dec 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Are you a knitter or crocheter? Have you always wanted to learn? Join us as we share ideas and learn …read more
Storytime 10:45 am
Storytime
Dec 11 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Early literacy enhanced program featuring stories, rhymes, music and movement for ages 3-5 years and their caregiver!  We’re getting EVERY …read more
Adult Coloring Club 11:00 am
Adult Coloring Club
Dec 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for a relaxing morning of coloring at the Windsor Branch, weekly on Wednesdays from 11am-12pm. This program is …read more
Southampton County Adult Education & Literacy Program 1:00 pm
Southampton County Adult Education & Literacy Program
Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
GED tutoring is available to adults at the Courtland Branch free of charge each Wednesday from 1:00-3:30 pm.  Registration is …read more
Coffee and Crafting 2:00 pm
Coffee and Crafting
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Calling all crafters, knitters, painters, drawers, doodlers, and makers!  Join us every Wednesday for Coffee and Crafting from 2:00pm to …read more
CrafTEA Afternoon 3:30 pm
CrafTEA Afternoon
Dec 11 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
We’re getting CRAFTEA! Join us Wednesday afternoons for a cup of tea or coffee while sewing, knitting or crocheting with …read more
LEGO Night 4:00 pm
LEGO Night
Dec 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
All ages are invited to participate in fun LEGO challenges at the Smithfield Branch!
DIY Crafting 5:30 pm
DIY Crafting
Dec 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
A new craft every month; all materials provided!  Registration is required, please call 757-653-2821. September 11, 2019 – Tea Towel …read more
Santa Visits Courtland Library 6:00 pm
Santa Visits Courtland Library
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Santa is visiting the Courtland Branch on December 11th from 6-7:30 p.m. Please bring a nonperishable food item for the Franklin …read more
Sketching School 101 6:00 pm
Sketching School 101
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Adults, and older teens, are invited to learn the basics of sketching and drawing.  All materials will be provided, please …read more
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Mah Jongg 10:00 am
Mah Jongg
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Meet new friends and enjoy a game of Mah Jongg Thursdays @ 10 am – 5 pm. Beginners are welcome!
Early Closure for Maintenance 12:30 pm
Early Closure for Maintenance
Dec 12 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
The Surry Branch will close at 12:30pm today due to a water main break.  We apologize for any inconvenience this …read more
Dungeons and Dragons 3:15 pm
Dungeons and Dragons
Dec 12 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Come play Dungeons and Dragons at the library!  Registration is required, space is limited; please call 757-242-3046.
Knitters Anonymous 6:00 pm
Knitters Anonymous
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Get some help deciphering that new pattern or learn about the basics of knitting and purling. Share ideas, fun and …read more
Santa visits the Franklin Library 6:00 pm
Santa visits the Franklin Library
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Santa is visiting the Franklin branch library on Thursday, December 12th from 6-7:30 p.m. Please bring a nonperishable food item …read more
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Stretch and Tone 10:00 am
Stretch and Tone
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Jeannine Carroll from the Luter YMCA teaches this free fitness class designed for ages 50+. Build muscle strength and improve …read more
Storytime 10:30 am
Storytime
Dec 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Recommended for ages 2-5, this storytime may include stories, fingerplays, songs and action rhymes; simple crafts are also sometimes part …read more
Friday Night Movie 6:30 pm
Friday Night Movie
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for our Friday Night Movie showing at 6:30pm; popcorn and drinks provided!  
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Holiday Party 10:00 am
Holiday Party
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us as we celebrate the season with fun kids crafts and snacks!
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On My Own Storytime 10:00 am
On My Own Storytime
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
This storytime includes books, songs, activities, crafts and sometimes games based on a weekly theme for ages 3-5.  Registration is …read more
Storytime 10:30 am
Storytime
Dec 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for storytime! This storytime may include stories, fingerplays, songs, and action rhymes. Simple crafts are also sometimes part …read more
Job Search and Career Coaching 3:00 pm
Job Search and Career Coaching
Dec 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Out of work and looking for employment? Discouraged because you’ve been looking for a while and not found anything? Join …read more
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Medicare Benefits Counseling 9:00 am
Medicare Benefits Counseling
Dec 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Do I qualify for Medicare assistance? How do I find help with medication costs? How do I apply for benefits? …read more
Needlework Club 9:30 am
Needlework Club
Dec 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Join us for Needlework Club on Tuesdays at 9:30am.  We’ll also be making hats, scarves, and mittens for Surry County …read more
Job Search (CAN) 10:00 am
Job Search (CAN)
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Adults are invited to visit with Career Access Network (CAN) at the Smithfield Branch!  CAN specialists provide job search, resume …read more
Storytime 10:00 am
Storytime
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Join us for stories, music, movement and fun during storytime!  For more information call 757-653-2821.
Deal Me In 11:00 am
Deal Me In
Dec 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Love to play cards? Want to make new friends? Join us for card games and social time in Claremont!
SoCo Knitters & Crocheters 11:00 am
SoCo Knitters & Crocheters
Dec 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come knit or crochet with us! For novice beginners to advanced, all are welcome.  Tuesdays 11am-1pm.  For more information, call …read more
Smithfield Book Club 1:00 pm
Smithfield Book Club
Dec 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join us the 3rd Tuesday of each month for coffee and a chat! 2020 Book Club Selections: January: February: March: …read more
Waverly Book Club 2:00 pm
Waverly Book Club
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us for the Waverly Book Club! 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 2:00 pm. Give us a call to …read more
DIY Holiday Decor 3:00 pm
DIY Holiday Decor
Dec 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us as we create a new holiday decoration each month.  All materials provided; registration required, please call 757-562-4801 (ages …read more
Happy Scrappers Quilting Group 5:30 pm
Happy Scrappers Quilting Group
Dec 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Share ideas, make new friends, and get inspired to work on your choice of projects.  All skill levels welcome; registration …read more
Merry Grinchmas Party 6:00 pm
Merry Grinchmas Party
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Grinch is back, and you’re invited to join us for our Grinchmas Party!  Games, crafts and snacks are all …read more
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Breakfast with Santa 10:00 am
Breakfast with Santa
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Special storytime with Mrs. Claus, enjoy a holiday craft, Christmas cereal w/ milk, and a visit with St. Nick!  Advance …read more
Computer Help 10:00 am
Computer Help
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
A volunteer is available for one on one general computer help and instruction, call the Windsor Branch at 757-242-3046 for …read more
Tiny Tots Storytime 10:00 am
Tiny Tots Storytime
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us for Tiny Tots Storytime” each Wednesday @ 10:00 am. **Designed for children up to age 3.
Hooks & Needles 10:30 am
Hooks & Needles
Dec 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Are you a knitter or crocheter? Have you always wanted to learn? Join us as we share ideas and learn …read more
Storytime 10:45 am
Storytime
Dec 18 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Early literacy enhanced program featuring stories, rhymes, music and movement for ages 3-5 years and their caregiver!  We’re getting EVERY …read more
Adult Coloring Club 11:00 am
Adult Coloring Club
Dec 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for a relaxing morning of coloring at the Windsor Branch, weekly on Wednesdays from 11am-12pm. This program is …read more
Southampton County Adult Education & Literacy Program 1:00 pm
Southampton County Adult Education & Literacy Program
Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
GED tutoring is available to adults at the Courtland Branch free of charge each Wednesday from 1:00-3:30 pm.  Registration is …read more
CrafTEA Afternoon 3:30 pm
CrafTEA Afternoon
Dec 18 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
We’re getting CRAFTEA! Join us Wednesday afternoons for a cup of tea or coffee while sewing, knitting or crocheting with …read more
Pizza Pages Book Club 4:30 pm
Pizza Pages Book Club
Dec 18 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
A book club for 3rd-5th Graders. Join us for a monthly book club discussion and related activities, plus PIZZA! Registration …read more
Knit, Crochet, Plarn 5:00 pm
Knit, Crochet, Plarn
Dec 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Are you interested in learning how to knit, crochet, or plarn?  Do you already know how to but would like …read more
Christmas Lego Night 5:30 pm
Christmas Lego Night
Dec 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Join us for Lego Night at the Courtland Branch, we’ll be creating Christmas ornaments you can take home!  (This program …read more
Family Movie Night 6:00 pm
Family Movie Night
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for movie night, we always have a great selection, and popcorn and drinks are always served while you …read more
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Mah Jongg 10:00 am
Mah Jongg
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Meet new friends and enjoy a game of Mah Jongg Thursdays @ 10 am – 5 pm. Beginners are welcome!
Storytime 10:00 am
Storytime
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us for storytime! This storytime may include stories, music, movement and fun! Simple crafts are also sometimes part of …read more
Medicare Benefits Counseling 1:00 pm
Medicare Benefits Counseling
Dec 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Medicare benefits counseling available on the third Thursday of each month from 1 – 4 p.m.  Registration Required.
DIY Gnome Ornament 3:30 pm
DIY Gnome Ornament
Dec 19 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Make your own Gnome Ornament!  Based on gnomes in traditional Scandinavian and Nordic folklore.  All materials provided; registration not required.
Understanding Computer Basics 5:30 pm
Understanding Computer Basics
Dec 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Need computer assistance? We can help! One on one computer assistance is available at the Franklin Branch on the third …read more
Knitters Anonymous 6:00 pm
Knitters Anonymous
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Get some help deciphering that new pattern or learn about the basics of knitting and purling. Share ideas, fun and …read more
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Stretch and Tone 10:00 am
Stretch and Tone
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Jeannine Carroll from the Luter YMCA teaches this free fitness class designed for ages 50+. Build muscle strength and improve …read more
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Library Closed 10:00 am
Library Closed
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Smithfield Branch will be closed Saturday, December 21, 2019 due to the Smithfield Christmas Parade events and parade line-up …read more
Science Saturday 10:00 am
Science Saturday
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Science related fun every month!  Recommended for school-age children; registration is not required.
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Wakefield Book Club 6:30 pm
Wakefield Book Club
Dec 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us for the Wakefield Book Club the 4th Monday of the month @ 6:30 pm; call to reserve your …read more
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Closed – Christmas Holiday
Closed – Christmas Holiday
Dec 24 all-day
All Branches of Blackwater Regional Library will be closed to observe the Christmas holiday.
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Closed – Christmas Holiday
Closed – Christmas Holiday
Dec 25 all-day
All Branches of Blackwater Regional Library will be closed to observe the Christmas holiday.
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Closed – Christmas Holiday
Closed – Christmas Holiday
Dec 26 all-day
All Branches of Blackwater Regional Library will be closed to observe the Christmas holiday.
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Stretch and Tone 10:00 am
Stretch and Tone
Dec 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Jeannine Carroll from the Luter YMCA teaches this free fitness class designed for ages 50+. Build muscle strength and improve …read more
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Closed – Happy New Year!
Closed – Happy New Year!
Dec 31 all-day
All Branches of Blackwater Regional Library will be closed to celebrate the New Year!
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