Apr 23, 2014

Pick of the Week

Looking for something to read this weekend? Might we suggest:

by Rachel Joyce
Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does, even down to how he butters his toast. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning the mail arrives, and within the stack of quotidian minutiae is a letter addressed to Harold in a shaky scrawl from a woman he hasn't seen or heard from in twenty years. A novel of unsentimental charm, humor, and profound insight into the thoughts and feelings we all bury deep within our hearts, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry introduces Rachel Joyce as a wise -- and utterly irresistible -- storyteller. (Also available as a CD talking book or eBook!)

For more suggestions of what to read, be sure to check out our NoveList service!

Apr 21, 2014

Thursday at the Library (4/24/14)

Storytimes

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

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

Mother Goose 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

Movie Night @ the Library, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Ages 13 & up.  See a great movie on the big screen and have a fun night out.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Wednesday at the Library (4/23/14)

Storytimes

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Toddler Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 11:15 a.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library

Toddler Storytime at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

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

Mother Goose Storytime at 9:15 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Toddler Storytime at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library

April 23 is also Snapshot Day at the library.  Stop by and share your library story with us!

Tuesday at the Library (4/22/15)

Storytimes

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:30 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 Workshop, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Find out what's on your family tree using our family history databases, Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest.  You must call 804-746-9615 to sign up for this class.

Learning Microsoft Word, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Learn how to format, edit, and save documents in Word. You must call 804-769-3731 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Apr 18, 2014

Pick of the Week

by Liz Moore
Former academic Arthur Opp weighs 550 pounds and hasn't left his rambling Brooklyn home in a decade. Twenty miles away, in Yonkers, seventeen-year-old Kel Keller navigates life as the poor kid in a rich school and pins his hopes on what seems like a promising baseball career -- if he can untangle himself from his family drama. The link between this unlikely pair is Kel's mother, Charlene, a former student of Arthur's. After nearly two decades of silence, it is Charlene's unexpected phone call to Arthur-a plea for help-that jostles them into action. Through Arthur and Kel's own quirky and lovable voices, this book tells the winning story of two improbable heroes whose sudden connection transforms both their lives. Like Elizabeth McCracken's The Giant's House, Heft is a novel about love and family found in the most unexpected places.

For more suggestions of what to read, be sure to check out our NoveList service!

Apr 17, 2014

Monday at the Library (4/21/14)

Storytimes

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:15 a.m.
Family Storytime at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library

Friday at the Library (4/18/14)

Storytimes

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

Programs & Events 

Spring Break @ the Library: Re-Leaf, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Hanover Branch Library
All ages. Learn about trees and their importance in a healthy environment. Adults will receive 2 tree seedlings and instructions on how to plant them. Space is limited – reservations are required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Contact the Hanover County Extension Office, lynnj67@vt.edu, or 804-752-4310 to reserve your 30 min. slot. Presented by the Hanover Master Gardeners.

Apr 14, 2014

Thursday at the Library (4/17/14)

Storytimes

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

Programs & Events

Spring Break @ the Library: Re-Leaf, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Ashland Branch Library
All ages. Learn about trees and their importance in a healthy environment. Adults will receive 2 tree seedlings and instructions on how to plant them. Space is limited – reservations are required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Contact the Hanover County Extension Office, lynnj67@vt.edu, or 804-752-4310 to reserve your 30 min. slot. Presented by the Hanover Master Gardeners.

Meet the Author: Brad Parks, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Hear about Mr. Parks's "Carter Ross" mystery series, including its latest addition, The Player.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the UKW Library.

Wednesday at the Library (4/16/14)

Storytimes

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

Programs & Events

Spring Break @ the Library: Re-Leaf, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
All ages. Learn about trees and their importance in a healthy environment. Adults will receive 2 tree seedlings and instructions on how to plant them. Space is limited – reservations are required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Contact the Hanover County Extension Office, lynnj67@vt.edu, or 804-752-4310 to reserve your 30 min. slot. Presented by the Hanover Master Gardeners.

The Pleasure of Poetry, 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library
All ages. Share your poetry with friends and neighbors at our evening reception.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

Tuesday at the Library (4/15/14)

Programs & Events

Spring Break @ the Library: Re-Leaf, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
All ages. Learn about trees and their importance in a healthy environment. Adults will receive 2 tree seedlings and instructions on how to plant them. Space is limited – reservations are required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Contact the Hanover County Extension Office, lynnj67@vt.edu, or 804-752-4310 to reserve your 30 min. slot. Presented by the Hanover Master Gardeners.

Apr 11, 2014

Monday at the Library (4/14/14)


Programs & Events

Spring Break @ the Library: Re-Leaf, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
All ages. Learn about trees and their importance in a healthy environment. Adults will receive 2 tree seedlings and instructions on how to plant them. Space is limited – reservations are required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Contact the Hanover County Extension Office, lynnj67@vt.edu, or 804-752-4310 to reserve your 30 min. slot. Presented by the Hanover Master Gardeners.

Computer Basics I, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Learn the parts of the computer, how to use a mouse, and try out some basic computer tasks. You must call 804-559-0654 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Apr 10, 2014

Saturday at the Library (4/12/14)

Programs & Events

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

And don't forget the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library Book Sale at the Mechanicsville Branch Library from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m!

Friday at the Library (4/11/14)

Storytimes

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

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m. 
Music, Movement, & More Storytime at 11:15 a.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library 

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

Programs & Events

Teen Movie Night, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Ages 11-16.  See a great movie on the big screen.  Bring a friend!
Pizza provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

And don't forget the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library Book Sale at the Mechanicsville Branch Library from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m!