Apr 28, 2016

Monday at the Library (5/2/16)

Storytimes

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library

Programs & Events

Mother's Day Make & Take, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library
All ages.  Bring the kids and make something special for the mom in your life.  We'll even help you wrap it all up with a bow.
Snacks provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

Computer Basics Class, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Covers beginning computer skills like finding out about the parts of a computer, learning how to use a mouse, beginning to explore & search the Internet, and how to create and save documents with Microsoft Word 2010. Call 804-798-4072 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Saturday at the Library (4/30/16)

Programs & Events 

The Amazing Mr. B!,
Location: Atlee Branch Library, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
See local magician, the Amazing Mr. B, perform an energetic, engaging Magic Show with audience participation.  Prepare to be entertained!

"Celebrate Mom!" Open House Tea, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Celebrate mothers past and present at a special library open house.
Refreshments provided courtesy of the Friends of the Upper King William Library.

Friday at the Library (4/29/16)

Storytimes

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library

Apr 25, 2016

Thursday at the Library (4/28/16)

Storytimes
 
Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Programs & Events

Read 2 Rover, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Read 2 Rover provides comfort and motivation for beginning readers as they read aloud to therapy dogs.  Call or visit the library for more information or to register for this rewarding program.

Movie Night, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Ages 13 & up. Bring a friend and join us for a great movie on the big screen.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Wednesday at the Library (4/27/16)

Storytimes

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Toddler Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Tuesday at the Library (4/26/16)

Storytimes

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.
Family Storytime at 6:45 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library 
 
Programs & Events

Genealogy Class, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library 
Learn how to search for  information to build your family tree using Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest. (Basic computer experience is preferred.) You must call 804-746-9615 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Apr 23, 2016

Monday at the Library (4/25/16)

Storytimes

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library

Programs & Events

Paws to READ, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Is your child a reluctant reader?  Sign them up for a 20 minute session reading to Chrissie, a Paws to READ reading education assistance dog.  Call or visit the branch to sign up.
 
Meet the Author: Dr. Bruce M. Venter, 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
Dr. Venter will discuss his latest book, Kill Jeff Davis: the Union Raid on Richmond, VA 1864.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.
 
Southern Strings Bluegrass Concert, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Back by popular demand!  It's a toe-tapping, hand-clapping good time for the whole family with a free, live bluegrass concert with Southern Strings.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Apr 18, 2016

Thursday at the Library (4/21/16)

Storytimes

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Programs & Events

Computer Basics Class, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Covers beginning computer skills like finding out about the parts of a computer, learning how to use a mouse, beginning to explore & search the Internet, and how to create and save documents with Microsoft Word 2010. Call 804-746-9615 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Meet the Author: Dean Collings, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Meet local author Dean Collings, who wears several hats in our community, including staff writer for the Country Courier and chaplain for the King William County Sheriff's Department. 
Refreshments provided courtesy of the Friends of the Upper King William Library.

Wednesday at the Library (4/20/16)

Storytimes

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Toddler Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Programs & Events

Adult Coloring Club, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Come color with us! Drop by each month to calm your mind, promote wellness, and have fun! We will supply some items, but you can also bring your own to share.

Tuesday at the Library (4/19/16)

Storytimes

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.
Family Storytime at 6:45 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Programs & Events

Knitting & Crochet Club, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Are you a knitter or crocheter looking to expand your fiber-related circle and have a bit of fun?  Grab your needles, yarn, and patterns for fun conversation and  stitching. 

Apr 14, 2016

Monday at the Library (4/18/16)

Storytimes

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library

Programs & Events

Coloring for Adults, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Coloring isn't just for kids any more! Express your creativity & relieve some stress, too. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Family Movie Night, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library
Join us for a free presentation of a current hit movie at the library!
Snacks provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

Saturday at the Library (4/16/16)

Programs & Events

Dinosaurs Alive!, 11:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Ages 5-10. Join us at the library for dinosaur fun with stories, activities, and a craft!
Explore snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Paint & Play with Magnets, 11:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Calling all mad scientist kids!  Experiment with magnets and paint with them, as science and art play together at the library.

Friday at the Library (4/15/16)

Storytimes

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library

Programs & Events

LEGOMania @ the Library!, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Ages 5-12. Join us during the third Friday of every month for a fun afternoon with LEGOs.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Apr 11, 2016

Thursday at the Library (4/14/16)

Storytimes

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Programs & Events

Transforming Showcase, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Transformations are taking place at the library every day! Find out how the library's free, valuable resources and services - eBooks, digital magazines, genealogy databases, computer classes, and more - can change your life and your community.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Family Movie Night, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
Bring the whole family for a great movie on the big screen at the library.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library.

YA Book Club, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
We're starting a new book club for teens ages 11-18.  Let's meet and eat and talk about books!
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Wednesday at the Library (4/13/16)

Storytimes

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Toddler Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Tuesday at the Library (4/12/16)

Storytimes

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.
Family Storytime at 6:45 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Programs & Events

D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read), 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Ages 5-10. Happy 100th Birthday, Beverly Cleary! Reading is more fun and rewarding than almost anything (especially chores!), whether you're on your own or with friends.  So "drop" what you're doing and listen as we read a story about Ramona instead.  We'll also have lots of fun activities and snacks!

Learning Microsoft Word Class, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Learn how to complete basic tasks in Microsoft Word 2010, like editing and saving a document, how to add formatting, and more.  Call 804-559-0654 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Apr 7, 2016

Monday at the Library (4/11/16)

Storytimes

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library

Programs & Events

LEGO Block Party, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Ages 5-10. Join our LEGO Block Party and let your imagination run wild!  We'll even display your creation in the library.

Pajama Storytime, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Bring your favorite snuggly friend for a special Storytime.  PJs & slippers are great!
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Sunday at the Library (4/10/16)

Programs & Events

What Makes a Great Nation Great?, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Charles Bryan, former President of the Virginia Historical Society, will talk about the intriguing subject of what makes a great nation. Copies of his book, Imperfect Past: History in a New Light, will be available for signing.
Light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Saturday at the Library (4/9/16)

Programs & Events

Hanover Berries and Small Fruit, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Jim Stewart of the Hanover Master Gardeners will show you the best berries and small fruit and how to grow them in Hanover.

Second Saturday LEGO Club, 11:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Montpelier Branch Library
All ages. You bring your ideas, we'll provide the bricks!  Buildings, superheroes, animals - the sky's the limit! Enter to win a LEGO book, too.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

Second Saturday Movie Matinee, Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
All ages. Bring the whole family for a great family movie on the big screen at the library.
Popcorn & punch provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

LEGO Transformers, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Ages 5-15. Create a LEGO Transformer to display in the library during National Library Week (this year's theme is "Libraries Transform!"). Use our LEGOs or bring your own creation from home. Library visitors will vote for the best creations during our "Transforming Showcase" on Thursday, April 14, and the winner will be announced on Friday, April 15.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Friday at the Library (4/8/16)

Storytimes

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library

Programs & Events

Teen Tie-Dye, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Ages 12-18. Spring is here, and it's time to tie-dye with your friends! Space is limited so call or visit the library to sign up.
 
Teen Movie Night, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Ages 11-16. Enjoy a great movie on the big screen!
Pizza provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.