Free Library Fun: January in Loudoun!


This event has passed, but check out our calendar for fun today, this week, this month!


Local libraries are packed with more than just storytimes (although those are great, too!). Check out these January can’t-miss opportunities, divided by age group below.

Plus, did we mention all the fun is free?!

Ages 5 & Under | Ages 6-12 | ‘Tweens & Teens | Adults


Great for Kids 5 & Under

Jan 2, 2020
Family Build-o-Rama | Rust Library
Using everything from LEGO bricks to giant cubes to build the perfect creation!

Jan 6, 2020
Messy Monday | Cascades Library
Get messy experimenting with different art materials!

Jan 8, 2020
Block Party | Ashburn Library
Create towering wonders or whole new worlds with the library’s Imagination Playground blocks and other building toys.

Jan 11, 2020
Frozen Ice Cream Party & Movie | Purcellville Library
Come out of the cold and enjoy ice cream and hot chocolate while enjoying the Disney favorite Frozen!

Jan 13, 2020
Sensory Playdate | Lovettsville Library
Explore sensory play with a variety of materials to sort, count, move, make, and experience!

Jan 17, 2020
STEAM Storytime | Gum Spring Library
Engage with stories, songs, and activities surrounding a STEAM-related topic!

Jan 27, 2020
Snow Ball: Toddler Dance Party | Cascades Library
Let your toddler shine! Enjoy music, dancing, movement, and fun!

Jan 29, 2020
Storybook Dance Class with Bella Ballerina | Brambleton Library
Enjoy a structured ballet class, taught by Bella Ballerina, around storybook themes!


Great for Kids Ages 6-12

Jan 2, 2020
Minecraft Club | Purcellville Library
Build, explore, and meet other Minecraft players (in real life!).

Jan 9, 2020
Do-It-Yourself Kids Art | Sterling Library
Kids are invited to expand their creativity with a hands-on art project.

Jan 14, 2020
STEAM Club Jr: Penguin Science | Rust Library
Calling all super scientists! Unravel the mystery of how penguins stay dry and warm in frigid Antarctic winters. Enjoy a STEAM-based story followed by an hour of self-guided science experiments.

Jan 19, 2020
Live Raptors | Brambleton Library
Join Liz Dennison and Belinda Burwell for an informative program about raptors and their place in our natural world. Plus, visit, interact, and even take photos with these ambassador birds!

Jan 23, 2020
Maker Adventures: Loom Knitting | Gum Spring Library
Make your own looms and learn to knit! Plus, take your project home.

Jan 30, 2020
Create a Pet Portrait | Ashburn Library
Tap into your creative thinking with an abstract painting lesson. An instructor will provide step-by-step instructions to create amazing abstract art of your pet!


Great for ‘Tweens & Teens

Jan 5, 2020
Dungeons & Dragons | Ashburn Library
Enjoy this classic role-playing game; adventurers of all experience levels welcome!

Jan 10, 2020
Teen Friday: Karaoke & Hot Chocolate Bar | Sterling Library
Sing your favorite songs and enjoy hot cocoa with sprinkles, whip cream, and peppermint sticks!

Like this? It happens almost every Friday! Just click here and search using keywords “Teen Friday”

Jan 10, 2020
After Hours Teen Center: Comic Arts | Cascades Library
Create a piece of art using superhero graphics; gaming, computers, and art supplies will also be available.

Like this? It happens almost every Friday! Just click here and search using keywords “After Hours”

Jan 18, 2020
Do-It-Yourself: Calvin & Hobbes Snowmen | Rust Library
Build your own ‘unusual’ snowman, inspired by Calvin & Hobbes.

Jan 21, 2020
Do-It-Yourself Teens: Hot Chocolate Mix | Gum Spring Library
Create a mix for delicious hot chocolate!

Like this? It happens throughout the month! Just click here and search using keywords “DIY Teen”

Jan 23, 2020
Teen Movie Night: Spider-Man | Purcellville Library
Enjoy some light snacks while watching Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Jan 25, 2020
Video Game Drop-In | Lovettsville Library
Drop-in to play your favorite video games on the Wii U or Switch.

Jan 25, 2020
Calligraphy: Thank-You Cards | Brambleton Library
Learn the art of calligraphy to create beautiful hand-lettered thank-you cards; all skill levels welcome and materials provided.


Great for Adults

Jan 7, 2020
Hygge Night | Sterling Library
Did you know hygge is another word for fun? Visit and enjoy a relaxing night of Hygge. The library will provide a cozy space, snack, and craft.

Jan 10, 2020
Clay Beading | Purcellville Library
Make plans to attend and learn to make clay beads! On January 10th you’ll make your beads, while on January 17th, you’ll paint your beads.

Jan 13, 2020
Learn Jewelry Basics: Make Winter Accessories | Ashburn Library
Create unique snowman earrings!

Jan 10, 2020
Crochet & Knitting Club | Brambleton Library
Keep calm and carry yarn! Visit and learn to crochet (all materials provided!).

Jan 21, 2020
Expressionist Finger Painting | Brambleton Library
Unleash your inner Van Gogh and finger paint your own version of Starry Night!

Jan 25, 2020
Make a Vision Board | Rust Library
Start the new year by creating your own vision board. A vision board lets you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do, or have in your life.

Jan 28, 2020
Maker Minds: Book Folding | Gum Spring Library
Make a whimsical object out of an old book!

Jan 29, 2020
Do-It-Yourself Valentine Wreath | Ashburn Library
Celebrate Valentine’s Day by making a wreath. Come as you are, all supplies are provided!


Disclaimer/Terms: These opportunities are subject to last-minute cancellations; always confirm by calling/clicking.


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