Cascades Library

Cascades Library


Ven a obtener tu refuerzo COVID-19 actualizado (bivalente) GRATUITO en Cascades Library (Biblioteca de Cascades) el lunes 14 de noviembre de 3:00-5:00 PM. Las personas de 5 años en adelante son elegibles para recibir un refuerzo actualizado 2 meses después de su última dosis de COVID-19 🍂🍁💉📚
Come get your FREE updated (bivalent) COVID-19 booster at Cascades Library on Monday, November 14 from 3:00-5:00 PM. People aged 5 and up are eligible to receive an updated booster 2 months after their last COVID-19 dose 🍂🍁💉📚
One more day for our Cascades Library book sale. Sunday's special is Fill a Bag! Put as many books in a shopping bag or our bags to purchase (see price s on the flyer). Come out and get some books for a fantastic price!!
Only a few more hours for donations (until 9 PM tonight 11/3) at Cascades Library in Room A.

The rooms are ready for the sale tomorrow, Friday 11/4 through Sunday 11/6. We have a lot of books looking for new homes.

Also, we are holding a raffle at the sale for a Josefina American Girl Doll. 1 ticket for $1 or 6 tickets for $5. The winner will be announced and notified at the conclusion of the sale.

All money received will go directly back into programs and support of the Cascades Library.
Swoop in to not one but TWO used book sales this weekend! 🛍️ Don't miss the chance to stock up on books, DVDs and CDs (winter is coming, after all...) at Cascades Library and Gum Spring Library during the following hours:

• 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, and Saturday, Nov. 5
• Noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6
Need to get your home library under control? We can help! Donate gently used books, DVDs and CDs to the Friends of the Gum Spring Library and the Friends of the Cascades Library - Sterling, VA for their upcoming sales. Items are accepted during regular hours at Gum Spring Library through the end of the month and at Cascades Library Oct. 24-Nov. 3. (And, of course, save the date for the sales — both happening Nov. 4-6!)
We asked a few of the authors appearing at our Eat Local Read Local festival to share what inspired them to write. The results were sensational! Click though the photos to discover their stories — and then make a plan to attend this free celebration of Loudoun authors Saturday at Cascades Library.
Love a good backstory? Us too. Here are a few gems from the upcoming Eat Local Read Local festival. 💎

Laura Savino spent her career as an international airline pilot, flying planes as tiny as a car and widebody aircraft larger than a football field.

Suzi Weinert went from writing a one-page story about a real-life scary experience at a garage sale to a four-book series that was adapted into 15 Hallmark made-for-TV series. (She still enthusiastically attends garage sales!)

Karen Schaufeld, Author was diagnosed with scarlet fever in the second grade and spent two weeks isolated in her room devouring books. The experience ultimately led to her path as an author.

John L. French is a retired crime scene supervisor with 40 years’ experience who has seen his fair share of murders, shootings and serious assaults. He started writing fiction to take a break from the realities of his job.

Catch these fascinating writers and many more Saturday, Oct. 15, at Cascades Library. Details:
Have you added the Eat Local Read Local yearly event to your calendars yet. Hosted by Cascades Library Loudoun County Public Library featuring local authors! Oct 15th @ 11 AM -1 PM. Can't wait to catch up with some old friends and make some new ones!
Could you collaborate creatively with someone you love? These duos from our upcoming Eat Local Read Local festival at Cascades Library make it look effortless!

Among the festival’s 70+ local authors are two mother-daughter teams. Beverly and Alyssa Samuel’s collaboration is motivated by a desire to help children embrace diversity, equity and inclusion in a fun way, while Sharon Lynn Brown and Heather Carlson Johnson set out to inspire children and parents to engage with each other and talk about values.

Two friends, Karen Burton and Deirdre Shupe, combined their skills in illustration and writing to compose an endearing art book about friendship that aims to help others express gratitude for the people in their lives.

And husband-and-wife team Paul Awad and Kathryn O’Sullivan have collaborated on feature and documentary films, screenplays and web series. Their first joint-effort novel is a sci-fi adventure featuring dual timelines and a frantic race to save humankind.

What can we say? Some things are just better together.

Catch these creative pairs and many more local authors Saturday, Oct. 15, at Cascades Library. Details:
The countdown is on for the Eat Local Read Local festival! Serving up entertainment – for both young and old – are rockers Felix Pickles and balloon-artist extraordinaire Tom Lilly. Catch them along with 70+ local authors at Cascades Library Saturday, Oct. 15.
Want to bring out your inner thespian? Join Jupiter Theater Company for an Intro to Shakespeare Workshop on Saturday, Aug. 13, at Cascades Library and Saturday, Aug. 20, at Purcellville Library (both start at 1 p.m.) to practice Shakespearean performance, text readings and games. Grade 9-adults welcome! Details:
We’ll be back at Cascades Library this Monday, August 8 from 2:30-4:30 PM with free COVID-19 vaccines for those 5 years and older and again on Monday, August 22 from 3:00-5:00 PM. Stop by and get your first or second Pfizer dose or booster. No appointment needed!

Volveremos a la Biblioteca Cascades este lunes, 8 de agosto de 2:30 a 4:30 PM con vacunas COVID-19 gratuitas para mayores de 5 años y de nuevo el lunes, 22 de agosto de 3:00 a 5:00 PM. Visítenos y obtenga su primera o segunda dosis o vacuna de refuerzo de Pfizer. Puedes acudir sin cita y no se necesita identificación.
It's baaack! Laser Tag Night returns to After Hours Teen Center at Cascades Library this Friday. Students age 12 through Grade 12 can assemble their crew and battle it out among the bookshelves from 6 to 9 p.m. There's no fee to play, but slots are limited. Complete your registration form at
See you tomorrow afternoon (Monday, July 25) at Cascades Library for free COVID-19 vaccinations.

Nos vemos mañana por la tarde (lunes 25 de julio) en la biblioteca de Cascades para vacunas de COVID-19 gratuitas.
🗓 Mark your calendar! We’ll be back at Cascades Library on Monday, July 25 from 3:00-5:00 PM with free COVID-19 vaccines for those 5 years and older. Stop by and get your first/second Pfizer dose or booster. No appointment needed.

🗓 Marca tu calendario! Volveremos a la Biblioteca Cascades el lunes, 25 de julio de 3:00-5:00 PM con vacunas COVID-19 gratuitas para personas de 5 años y mayores. Puedes obtener tu primera/segunda dosis o dosis de refuerzo de Pfizer. No se necesita cita.

Cascades Library, a Loudoun County Public Library branch, has been helping the community learn and gr

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.


History, horror films, writing and game play. Check out the Weekly Program Schedule for Feb. 6-12 for an incredible array of opportunities:


This month, our Around the World Adult Book Club is traveling to Sweden via "Britt-Marie Was Here" by Fredrik Backman! Pick up the book at the front desk any time before the meeting on Tuesday, February 21st at 7pm. Check out our online calendar for more information:


It's New Arrivals Day at LCPL!

This week we added ten new bestsellers, 51 new movies, six new audiobooks, 59 new children's books, and 182 other new books, including 33 that are available online.

Get first dibs:

Photos from Cascades Library's post 02/03/2023

Honestly we're a little bit shocked at the amount of pop culture trivia you guys knew. Congratulations to all the teams that won! This Friday we'll be hosting an Improv night so hopefully you all have been sharpening your acting skills.

For more information on After Hours Teen Center, visit our webpage at


The winners of the 2023 Youth Media Awards were announced yesterday, and the Cascades children's staff is already excitedly putting the books on hold! A few of them have arrived today, and we can't wait to read them! For a complete list of the winners, visit -- and then visit our catalog to request them!

Photos from Cascades Library's post 01/29/2023

See secret sketches from the Holocaust at our Thursday remembrance program and interact with authors, scientists and other esteemed presenters throughout the week. View the Jan. 30-Feb. 5 program schedule:


We were honored to have dancers from the Jow Ga Shaolin Institute perform a traditional lion dance today! This dance is thought to bring good luck in the new year.
Happy Year of the Rabbit!


It's New Arrivals Day at LCPL!

This week we added 34 new bestsellers, one new movie, two new audiobooks, 207 new children's books, and 245 other new books, including 117 that are available online.

Get first dibs:


Please join us Thursday, 6:30 p.m. at the Cascades Library for a Holocaust Remembrance.

Judith Cohen, former curator of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Marlene W. Yahalom, Ph.D., Director of Education at American Society for Yad Vashem, and Meredith Weisel, the Washington Director of the Anti-Defamation League, discuss the history of the Holocaust and what we can do to prevent future genocide.

Special tribute will be paid to artist Esther Lurie whose secret drawings created during her life as a prisoner in Kovno Ghetto, and Stutthof and Leibitsch concentration camps are on display at Cascades Library from Jan. 4 through Feb. 28. View the video for more on Lurie.

Photos from Cascades Library's post 01/27/2023

We hope everyone had a fun time making their own hot chocolate mix last Friday! Hopefully it tasted good. This Friday we'll be quizzing your pop culture literacy with Random Fandom Trivia and yes, there will be prizes.

For more information on After Hours Teen Center, visit our webpage at


We have exciting news! Our library is starting a new adult book club focusing on comics. Our first meeting is on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. where we will be discussing Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. A wise, funny and heartbreaking memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Swing by the front desk to pick a copy.

Photos from Cascades Library's post 01/22/2023

Cuddle with a therapy dog, hone your writing skills or savor a live music performance. These opportunities (and dozens more!) await you at the library this week:


Please join us for our brand new Common Threads group, Create for a Cause! Each month, participants will create items to be donated to a different non-profit, which will be chosen by the group members. Come for our first meeting at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25th to make mittens for preschool children at Claude Moore Recreation and Community Center. Patterns are available at the front desk for anyone who would like to get a head start. More details can be found on our online calendar.

Timeline photos 01/21/2023

It's New Arrivals Day at LCPL!

This week we added nine new bestsellers, 14 new movies, 16 new children's books, and 102 other new books, including ten that are available online.

Get first dibs:


Looking to read some new books in 2023? Come to our 4th-5th Grade Book Club next week to meet new friends, participate in a fun activity and discuss your favorite books -- or learn about some new ones! See you on Monday at 4 p.m.

Photos from Cascades Library's post 01/15/2023

A decluttering expert, film historian and one-time hurricane hunter engage library audiences this week. See who else is sharing their knowledge and passion in the program schedule for Jan. 16-22:

Timeline photos 01/14/2023

It's New Arrivals Day at LCPL!

This week we added 25 new bestsellers, 18 new movies, 135 new children's books, and 317 other new books, including 38 that are available online.

Get first dibs:

Timeline photos 01/13/2023

All Loudoun County Public Library branches are closed Monday, Jan. 16, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Photos from Cascades Library's post 01/13/2023

We kicked off the new year of AHTC with some DIY decoupage crafts and some giant board games. We hope everyone had a great break for the winter holidays. Next week we'll be playing some human foosball and making perler bead art. If you haven't registered yet, now's a great time to get on board!

For more information about After Hours Teen Center, visit our webpage at


Registration for our Grades 4&5 Book Box Subscription program is now open through Sunday, Jan. 22. Students who have not participated in this program before can sign up at the service desk near the Youth Services department for a three-month subscription box. Each box has a unique theme with books selected by our Youth Services staff, as well as a snack, craft and some surprises. Tell a friend!

Photos from Cascades Library's post 01/08/2023

Sewing, retirement planning and a brazen plot to assassinate world leaders are among the featured topics at library events this week. View the program schedule for Jan. 9-15 at

Timeline photos 01/07/2023

It's New Arrivals Day at LCPL!

This week we added seven new bestsellers, five new movies, three new audiobooks, 241 new children's books, and 286 other new books, including eight that are available online.

Get first dibs:


Wednesdays are for crafting! Join us on January 11th for two great craft programs: Common Threads for adults at 2 p.m., and Crafternoon for kids at 4 p.m. Visit our calendar for more information:

Timeline photos 01/06/2023

Cozy up with your next Mango Languages lesson! Try Swedish, or choose from over 70 other languages available to learn for FREE with a Loudoun County Public Library card. Start learning today!

Timeline photos 01/04/2023

Teens: Your best short story could earn you $200! ✍️ Our annual It's All Write short-story contest runs through March 1 for students in Grades 6-12. View rules and submission info at

Photos from Cascades Library's post 01/03/2023

New year, new you! Want to pick up a new hobby, or looking for something fun to try? Stop by the Children's Department for our interactive book display. Take a slip of paper out of the jar for an idea of something fun to do, or check out a book to take home and try something new! Visit our catalog for more activity ideas:
Happy New Year!

Photos from Cascades Library's post 01/01/2023

EXPLORE HISTORY: Hear tales about an early Spanish explorer and an elusive first lady. Discover details about key events in the American War of Independence and the disappearance of a U.S. cargo ship during World War II. For information about these and other offerings, check out the Weekly Program Schedule for Jan. 2-8:

Timeline photos 12/31/2022

It's New Arrivals Day at LCPL!

This week we added six new bestsellers, six new movies, 164 new children's books, and 88 other new books, including 37 that are available online.

Get first dibs:

Timeline photos 12/30/2022

All Loudoun County Public Library branches are closed Sunday, Jan. 1, for New Year's.

Timeline photos 12/28/2022

On your mark, get set, READ. Kick off the New Year with a resolution you’ll actually want to keep: To read more in 2023! Each hour spent reading or listening to a book counts as one mile in the great Winter Read-A-Thon. Sign up at


It is Winter Break and we have some fun programs planned for this week. ❄️
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 3-5 p.m. - Family Board Game Afternoon
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2-4 p.m. - Construction Zone
Saturday, Dec. 31, 11:15 a.m. - Count Down to the New Year
Check out our calendar for a full list of programs and events.
See you at the library!

Photos from Cascades Library's post 12/26/2022

Welcome 2023 by participating in a countdown to the new year, entering the It's All Write short story contest for teens or signing up for LCPL's Winter Read-a-Thon for adults. Find information about these and other opportunities in our Weekly Program Schedule for Dec. 26-Jan. 1:

Timeline photos 12/25/2022

From all of us, to all of you: Merry Christmas, Loudoun! 🎁 Thank you for continuing to use the library. You are our greatest gift.

Timeline photos 12/24/2022

It's New Arrivals Day at LCPL!

This week we added one new bestseller, ten new movies, two new audiobooks, 69 new children's books, and 123 other new books, including two that are available online.

Get first dibs:

Timeline photos 12/23/2022

Going out of town for the holidays? Don't forget to suspend your holds! 📚 You'll continue moving up the holds list while you're gone. Then, at the end of the suspension period, your hold automatically becomes active again.

(Pro tip: You can also suspend eBook holds on Libby.)

Timeline photos 12/21/2022

All Loudoun County Public Library branches are closed from 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, through Sunday, Dec. 25, for Christmas.


Too cold to play outside? Bring the kids to one of our many wonderful Storytimes. Come experience all the fun and excitement of Storytime as we foster the love of reading and books by sharing stories, singing and movement. Check out our schedule here:

Timeline photos 12/17/2022

It's New Arrivals Day at LCPL!

This week we added 28 new bestsellers, 40 new movies, eight new audiobooks, 13 new children's books, and 143 other new books, including 61 that are available online.

Get first dibs:

Timeline photos 12/16/2022

✨ Get ready for Hanukkah with instantly available kids eBooks on the Hoopla app! ✨

Timeline photos 12/14/2022

See what's new this week at the Loudoun County Public Library at:

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There are 17 new bestsellers, one new movie, two new audiobooks, 23 new children's books, and 179 other new books, including 94 that are available online.

The new bestsellers this week include "Cat Kid Comic Club #4," "Legends & Lattes," and "Charm." The new movie this week is "Little Big Horn."

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