Programs & Events Calendar

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September

 

Thursday September 1

 

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.

 

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Friday September 2

 

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

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

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

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

 

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Monday September 5

 

Library Closed

 

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Tuesday September 6

 

Teen Tuesday: The Donut Decision

Tuesday, September 6, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Ages 11-18. Cast your vote for your favorite donut and help determine who has the best donuts in town.  Goofy games provided at no extra charge!

Donuts and milk provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

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Thursday September 8

 

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 new Genealogy Club!

 

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.

 

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Friday September 9

 

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

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Ages 11-16.  See a great movie on the big screen and customize your snacks.  Bring a friend!

Popcorn Bar provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

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Saturday September 10

 

Raised Bed Gardening, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

The Hanover Master Gardeners share tips and tricks on how to get the best out of your raised bed gardens.

 

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.

 

Second Saturday 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.

 

Magnet Mania, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

Ages 5-10. Join us for cool, science related activities.  Make a sensory bottle or magnetic slime.

Snacks provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

 

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Monday September 12

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

Genealogy Class, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Location: Ashland 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 804-798-4072 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.

 

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.

 

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 September 13

 

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

 

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

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Ages 11-18.  Looking for a fun, free night out with your friends?  Have we got a new monthly program for you!  In September, make a Divergent faction-themed keychain while watching the movie.

Dinner and beverages provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

 

Computer Basics Class, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Atlee 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 804-559-0654 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

 

Roald Dahl's 100th Birthday Party, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Ages 5-10. Celebrate author Roald Dahl's birthday at the library!  We'll read excerpts from "The BFG," make a Dream Jar, and have lots of fun.

Cupcakes provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

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Wednesday September 14

 

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 September 15

 

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.

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Preschool 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

 

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.

 

Relax with Adult Coloring, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Have fun, socialize, and relax while coloring creatively at the library.  Coloring supplies provided, but you're welcome to bring your own crayons, markers, etc. to use or share.

 

"Leaving neither Wife, Child, nor Father" 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

James B. Upton will discuss his research on the Civil War origins of Ashland's Woodland Cemetery, including the stories of soldiers buried there, the early history of the Slash Cottage Resort Hotel, and the town of Ashland.

Light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

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Friday September 16

 

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.

Locatio 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.

 

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Saturday September 17

 

Fun with Pete the Cat, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Listen to your favorite Pete the Cat stories and make a great craft at this special Storytime program.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

Pirates @ the Library, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location:Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 5-10. Hey Bookaneers! Follow the map and try fun activities to find the library's treasure.

 

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Monday September 19

 

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 September 20

 

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

 

How to Stage Your Home, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Planning to sell your home?  The real estate market is competitive and staging your home effectively can help you sell fast and for more money.  Learn tips & tricks from the experts, Kay Tyler (Sterling Home Staging) and Liz Hart (Liz Hart Designs).

 

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Wednesday September 21

 

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 September 22

 

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.

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Preschool 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.

 

Tiny Doodles, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 11-18. The 2D world is breaking through and you can create 2D doodles to interact with our 3D world.  Call or visit the library to sign up.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

Family Game Night, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

All ages. Join us for a fun night out playing board games with your family.

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

 

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Friday September 23

 

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

 

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Saturday September 24

 

Canning & Freezing, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Have a bountiful yield you need to do something with? The Hanover Master Gardeners share tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your garden's harvest.

 

Alpacas Alive!, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Meet live alpacas from the Rockville Alpaca Farm!  Listen to stories about wooly friends, make an alpaca-themed craft, and take a look at alpaca fibers and yarn, too.

Snacks provided by Friends of the Rockville Library.

 

Celebrate Virginia State Parks, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Join us for a fun, interactive program with Powhatan State Park to learn about native animal species, plants, and insects.

 

LEGO Enginnering, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 5 and up. Calling all LEGO Engineers!  Create your own LEGO design at the library.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Monday September 26

 

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

Join us for a lively book discussion. Call or visit the branch title information.

 

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Tuesday September 27

 

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

 

Garden Talk with Lance Gardner, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Bring your questions and join Lance as he shares garden tips for growing healthy plants.  See beautiful photos of Lance's home garden, too.

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

 

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Wednesday September 28

 

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

 

Thursday September 29

 

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.

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Preschool 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

 

Make Your Own Fall Wreath, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 18 & up. Make a beautiful fall wreath for your home at this fun night out.  Bring a friend!  Class size is limited so call or visit the library to sign up.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Friday September 30

 

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

 

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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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