Programs & Events Calendar

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August

 

Saturday August 1

 

Music & Movement, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Ages 3-10.  Discover music in everyday items from the kitchen, your toy box, and even outside.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.

 

Ink It!, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 16 to adult.  Learn how to draw in pen & ink with Celeste Johnston, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts faculty member and "Arts in the Garden" instructor. This is a two-part class.  First session is Saturday, July 25. Space is limited.  Call or visit the library to sign up.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Monday August 3

 

Chris Campbell, Musician

You'll be on your feet dancing, clapping, and singing with Chris's blend of pop, folk and Americana music. Laugh yourself silly when he brings out Billy the Bird. It’s a treat for the whole family!

Location: Ashland Branch Library, 11:00 a.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library, 3:00 p.m.

 

Computer Basics Class, 10:00 a.m. - noon

Location: West Point 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 804-843-3244 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

 

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.

 

Sweet Talk with Books, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Join us for dessert, tea and a lively discussion of your favorite summer reads.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the UKW Library.

 

Bluegrass with "Southern Strings," 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

It's a toe-tapping, hand-clapping good time for the whole family with live bluegrass music, presented by Southern Strings.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

 

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Tuesday August 4

 

Chris Campbell, Musician

You'll be on your feet dancing, clapping, and singing with Chris's blend of pop, folk and Americana music. Laugh yourself silly when he brings out Billy the Bird. It’s a treat for the whole family!

Location: Hanover Branch Library, 10:00 a.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library, 2:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library, 7:00 p.m.

 

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Wednesday August 5

 

Chris Campbell, Musician

You'll be on your feet dancing, clapping, and singing with Chris's blend of pop, folk and Americana music. Laugh yourself silly when he brings out Billy the Bird. It’s a treat for the whole family!

Location: King & Queen Branch Library, 10:30 a.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library, 2:00 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library, 6:00 p.m.

 

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Thursday August 6

 

Chris Campbell, Musician

You'll be on your feet dancing, clapping, and singing with Chris's blend of pop, folk and Americana music. Laugh yourself silly when he brings out Billy the Bird. It’s a treat for the whole family!

Location: Goochland Branch Library, 10:00 a.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library, 2:30 p.m.

 

Learning Microsoft Word Class, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville 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 804-746-9615 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

 

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Friday August 7

 

Friday Morning Movie, 10:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Goochland Branch Library

See a great kids' movie on the big screen at the library.

Popcorn provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

First Friday Films, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Bring the whole crew for a great movie on the big screen!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

 

Summer Finale & Ice Cream Social, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

All ages. Celebrate the end of summer with cool treats!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

Summer Salad Supper & Book Review, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Share your favorite summer reads and enjoy a delicious salad supper.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

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Saturday August 8

 

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.

 

Beginning Watercolor, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 16 to adult.  Learn the basics of watercolor painting with Anne McCahill, instructor at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. This is a two-part class.  Next session is Saturday, August 15. Space is limited.  Call or visit the library to sign up.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Monday August 10

 

Learning Microsoft Word Class, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Upper King William 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 804-769-3731 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

 

Best of Summer Reads, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Ages 16 to adult. Share your favorite summer read at this lively book discussion group.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.

 

Pajama Storytime, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Bring your favorite snuggly friend for a special evening Storytime.  Wear your PJs and slippers, too!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Tuesday August 11

 

How Do You Wokka Wokka?, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: West Point Branch Library

All ages.  Bring a friend for a fun musical playtime using scarves, instruments, and a parachute!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

 

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Thursday August 13

 

Mick McKenna, the Clean Comedian, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 16 to adult.  It's all good, clean fun (and BIG laughs) with comedian Mick McKenna, a Scotsman happily exiled in our neighbor, North Carolina.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

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Friday August 14

 

Teen Movie Night, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

See a great movie on the big screen with your friends.

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

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Saturday August 15

 

Back to School Celebration, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 3-10.  Get excited about going back to school with fun activities and a ride on the big yellow bus!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

Beginning Watercolor, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 16 to adult.  Learn the basics of watercolor painting with Anne McCahill, instructor at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. This is a two-part class.  First session is Saturday, August 8. Space is limited.  Call or visit the library to sign up.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Thursday August 20

 

Genealogy Class, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Hanover 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 804-365-6210 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

 

Meet the Author: Adam Lapallo, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Meet local author Adam Lapallo and hear him talk about his first novel, The Kingdom of Dreams and Shadows.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the UKW Library.

 

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Saturday August 22

 

Summer Sundae & Show, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Celebrate the end of summer with ice cream sundaes and a great all ages movie!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Branch Libraries

Richard S. Gillis, Jr.
Ashland Branch Library

201 S. Railroad Avenue
804-798-4072

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Atlee Branch Library
9161 Atlee Road
804-559-0654

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Goochland Branch Library
3075 River Road West
804-556-4774

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Hanover Branch Library
7527 Library Drive
804-365-6210

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King & Queen Branch Library
396 Newtown Road
804-769-1623

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Mechanicsville Branch Library
7461 Sherwood Crossing Place
804-746-9615

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Lois Wickham Jones
Montpelier Branch Library

17205 Sycamore Tavern Lane
804-883-7116

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Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
16600 Pouncey Tract Road
804-749-3146

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Upper King William Branch Library
694-J Sharon Road
804-769-3731

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West Point Branch Library
721 Main Street
804-843-3244

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