Programs & Events Calendar

All programs are free and open to the public.

 

 

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October

 

Tuesday October 17

 

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

 

Learning Microsoft Word Class, 10:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Ashland 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 804-798-4072 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

 

Autumn Bow Workshop, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Ages 18 & up. Learn how to make your own beautiful bow with an autumn theme with Nancy Woodcock.  Materials provided.  Call or visit the library to sign up.

 

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Wednesday October 18

 

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 10:00 a.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

 

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Thursday October 19

 

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

 

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

 

Teen Crafting & Gaming Circle: Tiny Paintings, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Bring your favorite crafts to work on and try out our craft of the month.  Play Wii games with your friends, too!  Sign-ups required!

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Friday October 20

 

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

 

Friday Playgroup, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers.  Socialize with other adults while your children make new friends at our new monthly Friday Playgroup, on the third Friday of each month.

 

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.

 

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Saturday October 21

 

Pamunkey Regional Library 75th Anniversary Celebration, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

Bring your family and friends to celebrate the Library's 75th Anniversary with us during our open house with cake and refreshments provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

 

The Tell-Tale Heart, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

Join us for an unforgettable adult storytelling experience featuring Dean Knight of the Poe Museum!

 

Touch a Truck, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Join us for a hands-on exploration of a visiting Hanover County fire truck, stories, crafts, and more!  It's fun for truck nuts of all ages!

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

Spinning Spiders!, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Learn about spiders and their incredible webs, from Charlotte and Itsy Bitsy to our real-life friends around us.  We'll even make a super-sized web for our children's room to help us catch our favorite stories.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

 

Make a Splash with Water Science!, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Ages 3-10.  Get hands-on with a variety of water-based activities and science experiements at this fun and educational program.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

 

Weaving for Beginners, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 18 & up. Celeste Johnson will show you the basics of weaving at this two day workshop.  The next session is Saturday, October 28. Materials provided. Call or visit to sign up.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library. 

 

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Monday October 23

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

History of Prehistoric Creatures, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Newell Randall shares the history of prehistoric creatures who once roamed King & Queen County.  See fossils and other artifacts on display, too, and celebrate the library's 75th anniversary!

Cake & refreshments provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.

 

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Tuesday October 24

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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Wednesday October 25

 

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 10:00 a.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

 

Make Your Own Sock Monster, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Ages 5-10. Learn how to make an awesome monster using just a sock, buttons, felt, needle, and thread.  It's a great silly, spooky way to get ready for Halloween!

 

Community Craft Time, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 18 & up. Bring your materials and/or existing project.  Share new craft ideas and find out the "tip of the month."  We'll have plenty of inspirational crafting magazines and books full of ideas.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

Reading Olympics Read-Aloud, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Get a jump on your reading as we read selections from titles on the Hanover County Reading Olympics list.  Then we'll ask you questions to help you prepare for competition day.  Call or visit the library for title information.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

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Thursday October 26

 

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

 

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

 

Movie Night @ the Library, 5:30 - 7:45 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

Ages 16 & up. See a great movie on the big screen with your friends!

Pizza & popcorn provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

 

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Friday October 27

 

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

 

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.

 

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Saturday October 28

 

Monster Mash, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 3-5.  Calling all little monsters!  Dress up as your favorite monster, and join us for a fun morning of monster-themed games and crafts.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

Mummy Halloween Fun, 10:30 a.m. - noon

Location: Hanover Branch Library

Ages 3-10. Dress up for Halloween and have some mummy fun!

Tightly wrapped treats provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

 

Beaded Earring Workshop, 10:30 a.m. - noon

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Ages 12 to Adult. Celebrate autumn by crafting a pair of seasonal beaded earrings. Call or visit the library to sign up.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the UKW Library.

 

Superhero BASH!, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 3 & up. BOOM! WHAM! KAPOW! Celebrate Halloween ComicFest with games, snacks, and crafts dressed as your favorite superhero!  Adults can dress up, too!  Don't forget to pick up your free comic book while supplies last.

 

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Monday October 30

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

Halloween Parade, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Join us for a fun costume parade through the library.  Listen to a story and make a craft, too!

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Tuesday October 31

 

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

 

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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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