Special Events

If you require special assistance for these or other programs at the Library, please contact us at least two weeks in advance.

Eclipse Party:  Come watch the Eclipse with us!

Monday, August 21, Viewing opportunities from 1:00 to 4:00

Children's activities between 1:30 - 3:00 / Eclipse Peak Time:  2:41

In the street between Safeway and the Library!  Bring your lawn chairs and coolers!

We have 200 pairs of special eclipse glasses for participants to safely view the event.  We will have the leaders of the Culpeper Astronomy Club present with telescopes, make and takes for children, and an inflatable obstacle course.  Please call or stop by to register children in advance so we can prepare enough materials. 

Regarding Eclipse Glasses:  Glasses were distributed to libraries by Starnet to hand out on a walk-in basis. If you are interested in viewing the eclipse with us, please read the information on the Eclipse Party flyer to the right (click on it to make it bigger).



Pansy & Mum Sale

Saturday, September 9, 9 am until sold; Curbside at the Culpeper County Library

The Friends of the Culpeper County Library will have pansies, mums and other plants for sale.  Purchase your fall plantings from the Friends and know that you are buying the best quality blooms around while helping  to support the Culpeper County Library.

This is our fall fundraiser.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Culpeper County Library


Sitting is the New Smoking:  Sitting Kills, Moving Heals

Saturday, September 9, 2:00 - 4:00; In the Library's Meeting Room

Join author, Joan Vernikos as she discusses how sitting is the new smoking.  Dr. Vernikos was director of life sciences to NASA.  Joan conducted gravity tests on the astronauts and now presents those findings in layman’s terms how what she learned in space now connects to earth.



Sponsored by the Friends of the Culpeper County Library

Build a Better Career Toolkit!  Presented by Richard Smyth of MPS

Tuesdays, September 12, 19, 26 & October 3

4 Consecutive Weeks So That Your Skills Build Week After Week.

Free, but registration required.  Call 540-825-8691 to register.

Do you have an elevator pitch? How can you make yourself memorable when meeting someone for the first time? Why do so many management positions require public speaking as a skill?

Join us at the Culpeper County Library every Tuesday night as we discuss the answers to these questions and more. In our time together, we will explore how to craft a great resume and cover letter, refine your interviewing skills, and practice public speaking through a number of fun and unique exercises.

You will have a chance to master some of the critical aspects of public speaking like creating a fantastic elevator pitch, engaging your audience, and finding courage for an improvised conversation.

This is a free classroom experience sponsored by MPS, the Culpeper Workforce Center, and the Culpeper County Library.

Over the five week course, participants will receive individual attention from experienced management professionals and engage in dynamic group exercises all of which are aimed at enhancing your interpersonal skills and helping you to find your voice in the professional world. 

Plant Based Easting for Awesome Health with Jamila Hassan

Saturday, September 23, 10:00 - 12:00; in the Library's Meeting Room

Learn how to feel good and have more energy and lose weight.  Starting with a smoothie, Jamila will talk about how easy it is to get on a path of feeling great.

Click on the flyer to the right (which will make it bigger) to learn more.

Alice's Ordinary People:  Free Screening with Filmmaker Craig Dudnick

Saturday, September 30, 11:00 - 1:00; In the Library's Meeting Room

Alice Tregay’s story:  Ordinary people effecting extraordinary change for human rights. 

Five decades of fearless activism and the continuing relevance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to the ongoing fight for justice.

Come hear her story!



Sponsored by the Friends of the Culpeper County Library

*Local History Scanning Day:  We want to scan your historical or genealogical items!

Saturday, October 7, 2:30 - 5:00; in the Library's Meeting Room

Free and open to the public, but reservations are strongly suggested to limit wait time.

Please RSVP by October 5.

We want to scan your local history items!

Items scanned will be added to our Local History Online Collection!

The Culpeper County Library is looking for historical or  genealogical items as well as photographs of historical  relevance to Culpeper County to add to our online  collection.  The online collection will allow researchers  from all over to view your piece of Culpeper history!

Come by with up to 5 of your best items and we will  digitize your items on the spot. If you supply a flash  drive digital copies can be made for you!

This is free and open to the public. Reservations are  strongly suggested to limit wait time. Please RSVP by October 5. Contact Nancy Delaney for a time slot or for more information by calling  540-825-8691 or email ndelaney@cclva.org

*Owners of items must sign over digital right of items. Items will be reviewed to ensure legal compliance of copyright laws. 

5th Annual Local Author Extravaganza

Saturday, October 14, 1:00 - 4:00; in the Library's Meeting Room

Featuring our local authors!

Come out to meet and talk with them!  Each author will have their own table and be given a brief time to address the audience.  As the event draws closer, we  will post their speaking time. 

If you are a local author and would like to be included please contact Susan Keller at skeller@cclva.org or 540-825-8691.  If we still have room, we would love to have you join us


Sponsored by the Friends of the Culpeper County Library

National Friends of Libraries Week

Sunday, October 15 - Saturday, October 21

 October 15 to October 21, 2017 is the 12th annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries week, making it a good time to publicly thank the Friends of the Culpeper County Library who contribute so much of their time and expertise to significantly enhance our services. 

The purpose of this organization is to maintain an association of persons interested in libraries; to focus public attention on the Library; to provide  educational programs, promote reading groups and author events; to receive and  encourage gifts, endowments, and bequests to the Library; and to support and cooperate with the Library in developing children’s services.

We know that the Culpeper County Library is a source of pride for our community. Our Friends’ group is a source of pride, as well.  Please call the Library at 540-825-8691 to find out how you can join and support this outstanding group.

All of our programs are sponsored in full or in part by the Friends of the Culpeper County Library.






Teen Interview:  learn how to position yourself for the job market

Wednesday, October 18, 4:00 - 6:00; in the Library's Conference Room; Registration required

Hey Teens!

Getting ready to earn some money during the Christmas holidays?  Getting ready to enter the workplace?  Need some help crafting a résumé?  How about developing interview skills?

Ann Smoot, previous educator and Human Resources Officer, will give you tips, tricks, and practice to get yourself ready for your first job.

Sign-up at the Library by calling 540-825-8691.







Death Café:  Coffee Cake & Conversation about Death

Friday, October 20, 2:00 - 3:30; in the Library's Meeting Room

What is a “Death Café” and why talk about Death?

Death is a normal part of life; it is not a failure to be avoided or hidden.  At Death Café, people, often strangers, gather in an open, respectful place to eat dessert, drink coffee and to discuss whatever they wish on dying and death. 

Death Café is part of a global movement whose main objective is to increase awareness of death while helping people make the most of the rest of their lives. 

A Death Café is a group-directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes - no products or services are sold or endorsed. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session. 

Go to www.deathcafe.com for more detailed information.                                              

Power of Connection:  Selma's Story, with Life Fest Film Festival's Best Documentary Winner, Florence Feldman

Saturday, October 28, 11:00 - 12:00; in the Library's Meeting Room

Free to the public, no registration required.

Laugh.  Cry.  

Leave encouraged.

Experience both the good and the difficult moods of dementia firsthand...and get a vision for relating creatively and lovingly with your loved ones, even when life goes in reverse.

In co-sponsorship with the Alzheimer's Association, Aging Together, RRCS, Healthy Steps and the Friends of the Culpeper County Library

Holiday Book Sale (in the Friends Used Bookstore)

Monday, November 27 - Saturday, December 23

… and back again this year are books that are so like new that you will be able to give them as Christmas gifts or treat yourself. 

The Bookstore will be closed December 24 - January 1 for the holidays. 

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.