There’s something for everyone opening week at South County, which opens to the public at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3. All events are free of charge but please note that two events – Bud Robertson on Jan. 3 and Ken Farmer on Jan. 6 – require tickets.
To reserve your ticket, please email Darlene Smithwick, Reference and Adult Services Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to indicate the following:
- which presentation(s) you would like to attend
- how many tickets you are requesting (limit 4, please)
- a phone number where we can reach you if we have a question
Seating is on a first-come basis. You will receive confirmation of your request. Ticket orders received by 5 p.m. can be picked up at the Brambleton Recreation Center at 3738 Brambleton Avenue from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. the next business day (Monday through Friday). We are expecting these tickets to go quickly, so act soon. If you have questions, please call 772-7507.
Visit the Roanoke County Public Library website for a complete list of January’s programs at South County Library.
Submitted by Diana Rosapepe.
Read on for highlights of this exciting week:
Action Animals USA
3:30 and 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 3
This fun animal show will include interesting and entertaining exotic and domestic animals. Can’t make the first performance at 3:30 p.m., then join us for the repeat performance at 5 p.m.
Dr. James I. “Bud” Robertson **ticket required**
Noted Civil War Historian
7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 3
The Forum + Meeting Rooms 1 and 2
Dr. Robertson is a renowned Civil War scholar at every level. He developed the largest Civil War-era course in the nation at Virginia Tech, has authored or edited more than 20 books, and has served on both state and federal Civil War commissions. Robertson also served as a chief historical consultant for the Ted Turner/Warner Bros. mega-movie Gods and Generals.
After his lecture, Dr. Robertson will sign books, including his newest, Untold Civil War: Exploring the Human Side of War. Several of Dr. Robertson’s titles will be available for purchase. Cash or checks are accepted.
Teen Social with K92
6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 5
Meeting Rooms 1 and 2
Do you love music and food? Then join us for a party at the SoCo Library! The event will be hosted by the local radio favorite, K92 and food will be provided. Socialize, dance, eat, and have fun. Libraries aren’t for the tame anymore.
Movie Night: ‘Kung Fu Panda 2′
6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 5
Children and families will enjoy this PG-rated movie.
Kenneth W. Farmer **ticket required**
Antique and Collectibles Dealer
6:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 6
Ken Farmer’s company, KFAuctions and Appraisals in Radford, provides auctions, appraisals and private brokerage of all categories of tangible assets – antiques, fine art, guns, coins, rare books, collectibles, dolls and more – individual items or entire collections. Ken has been in the auction and appraisal business since graduating from Emory & Henry College in 1972. He did post graduate work at Virginia Tech and is a member of several professional organizations including the Certified Auctioneers Institute and the Appraisers Association of America. Ken is also a guest appraiser on the popular PBS series Antiques Roadshow. He has also appeared on other television shows including The Oprah Winfrey Show.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 7
Meeting Rooms 1 and 2
This is a theater experience like never before. Want something fun? Experience the classic rock album The Wall by Pink Floyd in a stunning digital interpretation. Or, do you ever wonder how you see music? Find out in the alternative rock animated film featuring music by Coldplay, Moby, U2 and more! If you want an educational theater experience check out showings of Force Five or Dinosaur Prophecy. Force Five takes weather center stage. Doesn’t sound interesting? You will never see these weather phenomena due to their life-threatening nature. Dinosaur Prophecy is a film searching for the reason dinosaurs met their demise.
‘Winter Magic’ by Nancy Kenton Productions
11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 7
‘Winter Magic’ by Nancy Kenton Productions is a show filled with magic, music, comedy, and more! If you can’t make the morning show, stop by in the afternoon.