Community Calender


Serv Safe Class is a food handlers certification class, must attend all three dates. Register by calling the Virginia Cooperatibe Extension at 540-483-5161. Carol Haynes. Class is October 12-14, 2022 9am to 3:30 pm each day. Located at the Franklin Center 50 Claiborned Ave Rocky Mount, VA 24151 $160.00 includes class, book and exam.

SML Chamber Date for Fall Chili Festival. Now in it’s 19th year, the fun filled tradition will take place Nov. 5th 11 am to 4 pm at the Bredgewater Plaza. Tickets are $7.00 per person (cash only) with kids 5 and under free.

SML regional Chamber announces new fall Golf tournament. It will host it’s first Fall classic golf tournament on Oct. 14th at Mariners Landing. For more information or to register log on to or contact Stanley at 540-721-1203 or

Trinity Ecumenical Parish Men’s Prostate Cancer support group will resume our monthly meetigs on the first Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 40 Lakemount drive.

Lord Acres, Lord Hour Sale, has been canceled. It was scheduled for October 15, 2022 Franklin County High School parking lot, cancelation due to poor participation.

Next meeting scheduled is at Chestnum Grove Baptish Church, Wirtz, VA at 7 pm September 22.

Brain Injury Services of Southwest Virginia hosts a monthly support group meeting for persons and/or caretakers of persons with brain injuries.  The support group meets from 12:00PM to 1:00PM on the third Wednesday of each month.  The event is free and no registration is required.   

All Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) full-service customer service centers will be closed on the following days for state holidays and observances:
  • October 10: Columbus Day and Yorktown Victory Day
  • November 8: Election Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day                                                                                                                                    The winter holiday schedule will be announced at a later date.
 Franklin County Public Library

***At Rocky Mount/Main Library**

355 Franklin St., Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Monthly Book Sale with Friends of the Library. browse and buy hours monthly on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-4P. 

DIY Ribbon Bookmarks. 9/29. Drop in 3:30-5:30P. Ages 8+. 

Teen Tuesday: Needle Felting. 9/20. 4-6P. Ages 12-17. Learn how to use special barbed needles to compress and join fibers and make a wool pumpkin. Pre-registration required. Call 483-3098, option 1. 

Teen Tuesday: Teen Advisory Committee Meeting & Board Games. 9/27. 4:30-6P. Ages 12-17.

Early Literacy Session: EVERY CHILD READY TO READ® @ YOUR LIBRARY®. 9/24. 10:30-11:30A. Info session for parents and caregivers wanting to develop literacy skills in their children, from birth to age 5. Pre-registration required. Call 483-3098, option 1.

Needle Felting Basics. 9/22. 5:30-7P. Ages 18+. Learn how to use special barbed needles to compress and join fibers and make a wool pumpkin. Pre-registration required. Call 483-3098, option 1. 

Teen Tuesdays. 4-6P. Ages 12-17. Gather in the Teen Room every Tuesday for games, crafts, snacks, and more. Every other Tuesday starts off with a quick Teen Advisory Committee meeting (all teens welcome) and a featured optional activity. Must sign up by calling 483-3098, option 1 or stopping by the 2nd floor circ desk. 

Book Sales.

2nd & 4th Fridays, 9A-3P and 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 9A-1P. Gently used books, classic to contemporary, fiction to nonfiction, and for all ages. 

Mahjong Classes

Every Monday 1-3 pm. Games with instruction every Tuesday 1-4:30 pm.  All levels.

Genealogy Friends

First Wednesday of the month, 9 am.  Share research tips and tricks.

Toddler Time

Ages 0-5 Tuesdays, 10:30 am

Story Time

Ages 0-5 Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30 am

Westlake Library

Superhero September. Kids of all ages. Drop by during regular library hours to write a thank-you card to our local superheroes—the first responders of Franklin County. 

Medicare 101. No-pitch, just-the-facts sessions with Harmon & Proutey Financial Group. Same sessions offered on Oct. 11 and Nov. 15 at 1P. 

Scams Against Older Adults. 9/20. 1-3P. Riley Ginger with the Better Business Bureau of Western Virginia will discuss scams that target older adults and how to combat them. 

Needle Felting Basics. 9/23. 1-2:30P. Ages 18+. Learn how to use special barbed needles to compress and join fibers and make a wool pumpkin. Pre-registration required. Call 483-3098, option 2.

DMV Connect. 9/27. 9A-4P (closed 12-1P). A mobile unit providing nearly every DMV service.

Children’s Coat and Diaper Drive. Please donate new or clean, gently used children’s coats of all sizes and disposable diapers of all sizes, infant to toddler. Donations will go to Lake Christian Ministries for distribution throughout the Smith Mountain Lake community. Drop off donations at the Westlake Branch of the Franklin County Public Library during business hours.

                                                                                                  Story Time

Ages 0-5. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 am