Programs & Events Calendar

All programs are free and open to the public.

 

 

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July

 

Monday July 24

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

Rob Westcott, Magician

Back by popular demand! Rob Westcott will amaze young readers and inspire a love of reading through wonderful magic, puppetry, and audience participation.

Mechanicsville Branch Library, 1:00 p.m.

Ashland Branch Library, 4:00 p.m.

 

Paws to READ, 6:30 - 8:00 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.

 

Tai Chi, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

If you've never tried Tai Chi, now's your chance. Described as "meditation in motion" Tai Chi can be a gentle way to fight the stress of everyday living and may have a number of health benefits. Try it and see!

 

DIY Terrarium Workshop, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Ages 18 & up. Bring your garden indoors as you design something beautiful for your own home or to give as a gift.  Materials provided, but you are welcome to bring your own container or plant.  Call or visit the library to sign up.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library. 

 

UKW Adult Book Club, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Call or visit the library for title information.

 

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Tuesday July 25

 

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

 

Rob Westcott, Magician

Back by popular demand! Rob Westcott will amaze young readers and inspire a love of reading through wonderful magic, puppetry, and audience participation.

Atlee Branch Library, 10:30 a.m.

Hanover Branch Library, 4:00 p.m.

 

Invitation to Create, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 3-10. Unleash your creative spirit and explore a variety of art materials and use your imagination.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library. 

 

LEGO Club, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 5-10. Join us for a fun night of LEGO building as Dr. Donnie McCullough guides you through challenges illustrating important principles of physics and engineering. 

 

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Wednesday July 26

 

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

 

Rob Westcott, Magician

Back by popular demand! Rob Westcott will amaze young readers and inspire a love of reading through wonderful magic, puppetry, and audience participation.

Goochland Branch Library, 10:30 a.m.

Cochrane Rockville Branch Library, 1:00 p.m.

Montpelier Branch Library, 4:00 p.m.

 

Your Best Self Yet, 6:00 -7:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Join us for a series program (Wednesdays June 15 through August 3) on how you can be your best self yet.  Each week will focus on a different aspect of self-improvement and will be led by a local nutritionist.

 

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Thursday July 27

 

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.

Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Mother Goose Storytime at 11:30 a.m.

Location: Goochland 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

 

Rob Westcott, Magician

Back by popular demand! Rob Westcott will amaze young readers and inspire a love of reading through wonderful magic, puppetry, and audience participation.

Upper King William Branch Library, 10:30 a.m.

King & Queen Branch Library, 1:00 p.m.

West Point Branch Library, 4:00 p.m.

 

Carnival Games!, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 9-18. Play fun carnival-style games and hang out with your friends.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library. 

 

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Friday July 28

 

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

 

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Saturday July 29

 

Design, Create & Build Expo, 10:30 a.m. - noon

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 5 & up. Build structure out of a variety of building materials at our engineering expo, a special STEAM event.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

Happee Birthdae, Harry Potter!, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with Rememberalls, make your own wand, origami owls, a Wanted Wizard selfie station, and more. Cosplaying is encouraged!

Hogwarts-style snacks provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

 

Introduction to Drawing, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 18 & up. Learn how to draw with pencil using depth, line, shading, and composition with Judy Thomas, Art in the Garden instructor at Lewis Ginter. Call or visit the library to sign up for this two-part class.  First class session is Saturday, July 22.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Monday July 31

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

Bat World of Hampton Roads

Learn about myths, bat habitats, and food preferences, and how they benefit us. Hear echolocation demonstrated using a bat detector on a live bat, too!

Atlee Branch Library, 11:00 a.m.

Mechanicsville Branch Library, 1:00 p.m.

 

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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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