Rust Library, a Loudoun County Public Library branch, is here to help the Leesburg community learn & grow. Drop by for books, movies, free events, discussions, research tools and more.
Comment policy: http://tinyurl.com/9lngpdq Loudoun County Public Library builds community by nurturing an environment where the joy of reading and learning is celebrated and people and ideas flourish. Visit one of our 10 locations: Ashburn, Brambleton, Cascades, Gum Spring, Law Library (Leesburg), Lovettsville, Middleburg, Purcellville, Rust (Leesburg) and Sterling.
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The Teen Center has many casual crafts available to enjoy! Let your imagination run wild and your creativity flow as you create endless possibilities with perler beads!
Streaming subscriptions adding up? Let them go. 💸
These days, many of us are looking for ways to cut back. Why not start by swapping out paid video-streaming services with free options? Use your library card to watch Academy-Award winners and documentaries instantly on Kanopy or find more obscure movies and TV shows on Hoopla.
Hop in this week to stock up on books and movies — we'll be closed Sunday, April 17.
Curious about sprucing up your landscaping with new trees? No shade here! Master Gardener Tree Steward, Carol Ivory, will be teaching us about planting and caring for saplings. Join us on Wednesday, April 13 at 7 p.m. 🌱🌿🌳
Brighten up your day with an origami heart! ❤️ The Teen Center has Take & Make craft kits available while supplies last!
Be a hero. Donate blood. 🩸 When you donate through Inova Blood Donor Services, your donation stays local and will help someone here in Northern Virginia. Make an appointment at the link below.
Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System's Medical Director Dr. John Morgan and Deputy Chief of EMS Jamie Cooper gave back to the community today by donating blood at our Inova Blood Donor Services blood drive.
We are accepting walk-ins until 3pm!
Or visit https://www.inovabloodsaves.org/ to make a donation appointment at a future blood drive.
Detective Clarissa Cluefinder arrived on the scene early this morning. It was a hazy day. A good day to read, a bad day to be a book. Help Detective Cluefinder solve the Mystery of the Mangled Middle-Grade. Pick up your Detective Notebook at the Children's Desk.
Explore the influence of music on history – and history on music – one song at a time, from 1971 to the present. 🎶
Grab your library card and dive into “Music is History” by Questlove on the Libby app without waitlists or holds through April 18.
Don't miss out on our weekend line-up at Rust Library!
🌸 POSTPONED - Rescheduled date TBD
Our Native Heritage: Introduction to Native Plants with Master Gardener Ellen Ruina
🎙Sunday, April 10, 2 p.m.
Acclaimed storyteller Diane Macklin
Rambling Readers returns on Tuesday mornings starting April 5! Join library staff in taking a walk while talking about books you are reading, recommendations and your favorites. Meet at the bench outside the Rust Library between the two parking lots at 11 a.m.
No April Fools joke here: After 72 years, the 1950 Census is now available for research!
Ancestry is currently indexing the information, state by state, to make it searchable for you, for free, through the library. Grab your library card and head to library.loudoun.gov/A-Z to get started.
Our annual poetry-writing contest is back! Enter your work at library.loudoun.gov/rhymeon in one of four categories:
❤️ Love Poem
🏠 Poem About Loudoun
😆 Funniest Poem
🤪 Free Verse
To the winner goes fame, glory and a $65 prize.
Happy National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day! Check out these business startup books: https://bit.ly/3sOUUdk
“Even if we’re not confident that we’ll win, even if others tell us we don’t stand a chance, we must never tell ourselves that.” — Daichi Sawamura
Anime Club will be watching Haikyu!! The Movie: Battle of Concepts. The movie follows a volleyball athlete who is determined to revive the volleyball club. They lose their first tournament. Will they come back victorious? Come watch with us today at 2pm at the Rust Library! 🎬
BREAKING NEWS: The library now offers free digital access to the Wall Street Journal! 📰 Start reading: https://buff.ly/3iDH0Gd.
Snuggle up for Pajama Storytime tonight at 6:30 p.m. Pajamas and stuffed friends encouraged! For ages 0-5, with a caregiver. 🌝
Swing by the Rust Library on Saturday, March 26 between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. if you are needing your first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine (ages 5 and older), or if you need a booster (ages 12+). No identification or appointment necessary.
What is your favorite genre to read? What is a genre you have yet to try?
March is National Craft Month! If you're ready to learn a new one, we've got you covered with plenty of 📚📚. Or, use your library card to take on-demand Craftsy courses about knitting and dozens of other hobbies on the Hoopla app.
Feeling lucky this St. Patrick’s Day? Follow the rainbow to your local library! 🍀🌈📚
Happy Irish American Heritage Month! We are celebrating this week and next with a St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt! Try your luck finding gold coins hidden around the Children's Section of the library. Use your knowledge of numbers and letters to decode the coins and solve the riddle! Prizes are four leaf clover lollipops and one-of-a-kind bookmarks made by the amazing students of John W. Tolbert Elementary School.
Did you know? 🌈 St. Patrick's Day is a religious holiday in Ireland centered around the Feast of St. Patrick. Since its arrival in the United States by Irish immigrants, it has evolved into a secular celebration of all things Irish! Want to learn more about Ireland and Irish Culture? Browse our Juvenile collection: https://bit.ly/3MQVlgy
This sounds like fun! 💡
Calling all Loudoun County Residents, the Office of Elections is holding an"I Voted" Sticker Design Contest! All residents of Loudoun County can submit a design. The contest will open on March 10, 2022, and will close at 11:59 p.m. on April 22, 2022.
For more information about the guidelines, click here https://bit.ly/3MzikML
The group of adventurers stumbles upon Rust Library. A flash of green light appears above and suddenly…
Join DM Leif in the Teen Center on Thursday at 6 p.m. for Dungeons & Dragons. Bring your own Level 4 character to get in on the action! ⚡️
Prom Wishes is rescheduled for today 👗
The county closed the Loudoun facilities. So Prom Wishes has been rescheduled for Sunday, March 13th 12-2 at Rust Library. Dresses only.
Walk-ins are welcome.
We're closing early today. Stay safe out there.
Due to inclement weather, the following Loudoun County Government facilities will close early today, Saturday, March 12, 2022, beginning at 11:00 a.m.:
- Parks, Recreation and Community Services (loudoun.gov/prcs)
- Loudoun County Public Library Branches (loudoun.gov/library)
- Animal Services (Animal Adoption) (loudoun.gov/animals)
MAINTENANCE ALERT 🚧 Please be aware that you may experience outages with our online catalog and digital services overnight Saturday, March 12, beginning at 9 p.m.
There were so many donations for Prom Wishes this year that we just had to give you a behind the scenes look. The Teen Center is overflowing! 🥳
The amazing people of Junior Woman's Club of Loudoun have collected hundreds of new and gently used dresses, shoes, purses, and makeup for Loudoun County teens. The dresses and accessories will be sorted and displayed in the Large Meeting Room this Saturday for teens to try on and take home - free of charge!
Prom Wishes: https://sites.google.com/site/jwcloudoun/prom-wishes-2022
As the world watches conflict unfold in Ukraine, Kanopy has assembled a collection of films that provide further context on this historic moment. Visit go.kanopy.com/ukraine and log in with your library card to explore these informative films for free.
“The Batman” hits movie theaters this weekend and while the new adaptation isn’t based on a specific storyline from the DC Universe, several of the comics almost certainly offered inspiration. Use your library card to read likely influences such as “The Long Halloween” on Hoopla: https://buff.ly/3IHUFr7
With thirty years of experience, Tom Lee's repertoire includes ancient myths and stories from cultures around the world. These evocative and engaging folktales invite you to reflect on your own response to these narratives.
Historically, the contributions of women have often been underrepresented. As part of Women’s History Month, Kanopy has curated a collection of films that feature female innovators, pioneers and trailblazers. To watch with your library card, visit go.kanopy.com/whm.
We're excited to announce the return of storytimes tomorrow! We hope to see you there! 🥳
Effective immediately, masks and social distancing are no longer required inside Loudoun County Public Library locations.
Effective immediately, #Loudoun County is ending its face mask requirement for members of the public inside county facilities.
➡️ The social distancing requirement inside county facilities is also ended.
➡️ The lifting of the COVID-19 mitigation measures is based on new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
➡️ Data from the CDC indicates that Loudoun County is now experiencing a “low” level of impact from the virus that causes COVID-19.
➡️ Read details here: https://bit.ly/3tco9XJ
Bonus Borrows are BACK on Hoopla! 🙌 Choose from tons of eBooks, audiobooks, movies and comics without using your monthly borrows: hoopladigital.com/collection/14916
There’s still time to join Together We Read! 🙌 Participate in a digital book club with readers across the country when you download “The Five Wounds” by Kristin Valdez Quade on the library’s Libby app. The eBook and audiobook editions are available without waitlists or holds through Feb. 21.
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