Programs & Events Calendar

All programs are free and open to the public.

 

 

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March

 

Wednesday March 1

 

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

 

Beginning Knitting Workshop, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Jennifer Raymond, owner of Tinking Turtle Designs will show you how to get started with your first knitting project. No experience necessary. Supplies provided. Call or visit the library to sign up.

 

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Thursday March 2

 

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

 

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

 

PRL Genealogy Club, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Interested in researching your family tree?  Enjoy sharing tips with other researchers?  Need access to research materials or occasional help?  Join us at our Genealogy Club!

 

Dr. Seuss's Birthday Party, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Ages 3-10. Celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday with us at the library!

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

 

Dr. Seuss's Birthday Party, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday with a scavenger hunt, games, and other fun activities.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

Dr. Seuss's Birthday Party, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Ages 3-10. Join us for a special evening Storytime to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday with guest readers from Cool Spring Primary School, Media Specialist Mrs. Joy Washington and First Grade Teacher Mrs. Suzi Sherman

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Upper King William Library.

 

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Friday March 3

 

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

 

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

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Round up the neighborhood crew and catch a full-length feature film on the big screen.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

 

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Saturday March 4

 

Hanover Master Gardeners: "Right Plant, Right Place, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

The Hanover Master Gardeners will show you how to use the right plant in the right place to improve your landscaping. See www.hanovermastergardeners.org for more information.

 

Dr. Seuss's Birthday Party, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 3-8. Listen to stories, play games, and make "Seuss-y" crafts.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

Recycled Bird Feeder Make & Take, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

Ages 16 & up. Create a bird feeder for our fine-feathered friends at the library.  Crafting supplies provided by the Friends of the West Point Library, but you can bring an empty 2-liter bottle with you.  Call or visit the library to sign up.

 

Dr. Seuss Celebration, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 3-10. Join us for stories and a craft to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday.

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

 

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Monday March 6

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

Make a Retro Lava Lamp!, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

Ages 11-18.  Make a cool retro lava lamp! Part of Teen Tech Week.

Pizza provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

 

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!

 

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Tuesday March 7

 

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

 

Knitting & Crochet Club, 10:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Are you a knitter or crocheter looking to expand your fiber-related circle and have a bit of fun?  Grab your needles, yarn, and patterns for fun conversation and stitching. 

 

Teen Tuesdays: Windows MovieMaker, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Want to put your photos to music, add cool effects, and create your own movie?  We'll show you how.  Call or visit the library to sign up. Part of Teen Tech Week.

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

Rube Goldberg Design Challenge, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Learn about the amazing work of author and inventor, Rube Goldberg, and dare to create your own maze, puzzle, or machine. Part of Teen Tech Week.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

 

Get Connected!, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Learn the basics of Facebook & Twitter. Sign-ups requested by March 4. Be sure to bring your email login information.  

  

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Wednesday March 8

 

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

 

Explore Virtual Reality, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Join us for an exciting virtual reality experience. Bring your smartphone and a friend!

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

 

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Thursday March 9

 

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

 

Basic Coding Fun, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Who knew coding could be so fun?  Bring a friend and try it out!.  Call or visit the library to sign up. Part of Teen Tech Week.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

Paws to READ, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Montpelier 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.

 

QR Code Scavenger Hunt, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Bring your smartphone or tablet to our fun QR code scavenger hunt in the library.  Part of Teen Tech Week.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

Hammy Awards Night, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Ages 11-18. The book trailers have been made, and the votes have been cast!Join your friends from Hamilton-Holmes Middle School to see your creative work on the big screen and celebrate with the winners. Part of Teen Tech Week.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Upper King William Library.

 

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Friday March 10

 

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 March 11

  

Hanover Master Gardeners, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

The Hanover Master Gardeners will share tips and tricks on a variety of gardening topics. See www.hanovermastergardeners.org for more information.

 

Second Saturday LEGO Club, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

All ages. You bring your ideas, we'll provide the bricks!  Buildings, superheroes, animals - the sky's the limit! Enter to win a LEGO book, too.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

 

EmojiNation, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

Ages 10 & up. Create emoji-themed crafts and play our emoji game app with your friends.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

 

Teen Movie Matinee, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Enjoy a great movie on the big screen with your friends or family.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Monday March 13

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

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

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Join us for a special bedtime Storytime in your PJs!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

Art Opening Reception, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Enjoy artwork created by the students of Goochland County Public Schools.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

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!

 

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Tuesday March 14

 

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

 

Hanover Book Club, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

Join us for a fun and friendly discussion!  Bring a friend!

Refreshments provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

 

Teen Make & Take Movie Night, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Ages 11-18.  Make a Tron: Legacy-themed craft while watching the movie with your friends. Part of Teen Tech Week

Pizza and beverages provided by the Friends of Rockville Library.

 

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Wednesday March 15

 

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

 

Beginning Crochet Workshop, Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Jennifer Raymond, owner of Tinking Turtle Designs will show you how to get started with your first crochet project. No experience necessary. Supplies provided. Call or visit the library to sign up.

 

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Thursday March 16

 

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

 

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.

 

Create Your Own Webcomic!, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 11-18. KAPOW! Create your own webcomic with your friends.  Call or visit the library to sign up.  Part of Teen Tech Week.

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

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Friday March 17

 

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 

 

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 during the third Friday of every month for a fun afternoon with LEGOs.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

 

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Saturday March 18

 

Hanover Master Gardeners, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

The Hanover Master Gardeners will show you how to plan your garden to make  the most of your harvest. See www.hanovermastergardeners.org for more information.

 

Spring Fling Earring Workshop, 10:30 a.m. - noon

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Agess 11 to Adult. Celebrate spring by creating your own earrings.  Call or visit the library to sign up.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Upper King William Library.

 

Building Expo, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 4 & up. Build structure out of a variety of building materials at our engineering expo.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

Teen Movie Matinee, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Enjoy a great movie on the big screen with your friends or family.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Monday March 20

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

Coloring for Adults, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Coloring isn't just for kids anymore!  Enjoy a creatively colorful time at the library.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

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!

 

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Tuesday March 21

 

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

 

Knitting & Crochet Club, 10:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Are you a knitter or crocheter looking to expand your fiber-related circle and have a bit of fun?  Grab your needles, yarn, and patterns for fun conversation and stitching.

 

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Wednesday March 22

 

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

  

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Thursday March 23

 

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

  

Get Fit while You Sit!, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Ages 18 & up. Join us for a short and simple, zero-impact cardio workout to elevate your heart rate while you sit in a chair.

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

 

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

Location: West Point Branch Library

Ages 13 & up. See a great movie on the big screen!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

 

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Friday March 24

 

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 at 10:30 a.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

 

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Saturday March 25

 

Hanover Master Gardeners: Small Scale Gardening, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

The Hanover Master Gardeners will show you the basics of small scale gardening. See www.hanovermastergardeners.org for more information.

 

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Monday March 27

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

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!

 

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

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Call or visit the branch for the title to be discussed.

 

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Tuesday March 28

 

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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Wednesday March 29

 

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

 

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.

Family Storytime at 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 March 30

 

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

 

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

 

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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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