Thursday 7

BALLOON ART, 6:30 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 504-659-4909.

BOOK DISCUSSION, "Gravity's Rainbow," by Thomas Pynchon. 7:30 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 504-659-4909.

BASIC KNITTING CLASS, 6:30-8 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 504-659-4909.

BOOK BUNCH DISCUSSION, grades 4-6. Bring a book to share; snacks provided. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; register. 540-372-1144.

MOTHER GOOSE ACTIVITY, 2 and younger with an adult, rhymes, songs and activities. 9:30 a.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; register. 540-372-1144.

BEADED JEWELRY WORKSHOP, noon-2:30 p.m., Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. $15, $20 nonresidents; register. 540-372-1086.

COOKING WITH EVA, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. $16 residents, $20 nonresidents; register. 540-372-1086.

EVENING STORY TIME, 7 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free, register. 540-659-4909.

SENIORS EXERCISE, 55 and older. 9:30-10:30 a.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

LOBBY SCRAPPERS, bring scrapbook projects. 9:30 a.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

Friday 8

STORY TIME, for preschoolers. 4:15 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free. 540-372-1144.

FABULOUS FRIDAYS, grades K-6. 4:15 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg; 4 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free; register. 540-372-1144 or 540-659-4909.

ALPHABET SOUP, in Spanish, for preschoolers and day-care providers. 10:30 a.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free. 540-372-1144.

LIFE MAP WORKSHOP, 7-9 p.m., Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. $15; register. 540-372-1086.

ALPHABET SOUP, preschoolers and day-care providers. 10 and 11 a.m., Salem Church Branch Library, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. 540-785-9267.

STORY TIME, for preschoolers. 10 or 11 a.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

WIDOWED: THE NEXT STEP, share experiences and make friends. 7:30 p.m., Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. Free. 540-372-1086.

Saturday 9

STAFFORD STAMPERS, adults and children 10 and older, learn rubber-stamping techniques. Schedule and materials list available at Friends of the Library Gift Shop. 2-4 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free; register. 540-659-4909.

MOTHER GOOSE ACTIVITY, 2 and younger with an adult, rhymes, songs and activities. 10:30 a.m., today or 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

BOOK DISCUSSION, conversations based on "Great Books of the Western World." 11 a.m.-noon, Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

SCRAPBOOK MARATHON, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free; register. 540-659-4909.

MUSIC AND POETRY, by John Amen. 7:30-9 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free. 540-372-1144.

QUILTING CLASS, ages 8-12. 9 a.m.-noon today and Oct. 16. Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. $20, $27 nonresidents; register. 540-372-1086.

CONCERT, by the Rappahannock POPS Orchestra and a special children's costume contest. 8 p.m., George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg. $15, $10 senior citizens and students. 804-224-7723.

CHILD SAFETY SEAT PROGRAM, question-and-answer format. 10 -11 a.m., Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. $2; register. 540-372-1086.

Monday 11

BOOK DISCUSSION, activities and crafts, ages 5-8. 1:30 p.m. Salem Church Branch Library, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free; register. 540-785-9267.

BOOK DISCUSSION, homeschoolers ages 9-12. 1:30 p.m. Salem Church Branch Library, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free; register. 540-785-9267.

PIECEMAKERS QUILTERS, meet with others interested in quilting. 7 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

BOOK DISCUSSION, "The Children of God," by Mary Doria Russell. 7-9 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free. 540-372-1144.

Tuesday 12

MAKE AND TAKE, ages 8-12. 4:30 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free; register. 540-659-4909.

INTERNET BASICS, 7-9 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; register. 540-372-1144.

HALLOWEEN LUNCHEON, for senior citizens. 11 a.m., Enon Community Center, 791 Truslow Rd., Falmouth. Free, bring a covered dish. 540-373-2229.

ALL ABOUT EBAY, how to sell merchandise. 4:30-6 p.m. today and Wednesday, Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. $5; register. 540-372-1086.

Wednesday 13

BOOK CHAT FOR TEENS, grades 7-12. 4 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free; register. 540-659-4909.

STAFFORD STAMPERS, adults and children 10 and older, learn rubber-stamping techniques. Schedule and materials list available at Friends of the Library Gift Shop. 7-8:30 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free; register. 540-659-4909.

COMPUTER CLASS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS, 10 a.m.-noon, Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; register. 540-372-1144.

ART ADVENTURES, explore Pablo Picasso's works. Ages 5-8. 6:45-7:45 p.m., Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. $7; register. 540-372-1086.

BRIDGE CLUB, experienced players welcome. 12:30-3:30 p.m., Salem Church Branch Library, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. 540-785-9267.

CERAMICS/CRAFTS, seniors. Volunteer provides instruction; others often share crafts. 10 a.m., Enon Community Center, 791 Truslow Rd., Falmouth. Small supply fee. 540-373-2229.

LOBBY STAMPERS, rubber-stamping techniques. 9 a.m.-noon, Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

GAMES CLUB FOR ADULTS, mah-jongg featured, card players welcome. Noon, Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

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