Programs & Events Calendar

All programs are free and open to the public.

 

 

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August

 

Thursday August 17

 

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.

 

Family Movie Night, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

End the summer with a great movie on the big screen at the library.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

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Friday August 18

 

LEGOMania @ the Library, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

Ages 5-12.  Join us for a fun afternoon with LEGOs.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

 

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.

 

Teen Movie Night, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Ages 11-16. Bring your friends and see a great movie on the big screen at the library.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

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Saturday August 19

 

Solar Eclipse Celebration, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Celebrate the upcoming solar eclipse and pick up a free pair of viewing glasses at the library. Get important safety tips and learn more about the science behind eclipses with fun, informative videos and activities. One (1) pair of glasses per family while supplies last.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

Dog Training Basics, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Ages 18 & up. They're all good dogs, Brent, when Fuzzy Logic Dog Training presents a demonstration of dog training and obedience basics.

 

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

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 18 to adult.  Learn the basics of pen & ink drawing with Celeste Johnston, instructor at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. This is a two-part class.  First session is Saturday, August 12. Space is limited.  Call or visit the library to sign up.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Tuesday August 22

 

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.

 

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Thursday August 24

 

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.

 

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Saturday August 26

 

Back to School Celebration, 11:00 a.m. - noon

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!  Make your own sundaes, too!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

Design, Create & Build Expo, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

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.

 

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Monday August 28

 

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 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!

 

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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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