Programs & Events Calendar

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January

 

Monday January 1

 

Library Closed

 

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Tuesday January 2

 

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. 

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

Teen Tuesday: Movie Matinee, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 11-18. See a great movie on the big screen with your friends.

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

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Wednesday January 3

 

Adult Movie Matinee, Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

See a great movie at the library!

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

 

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Friday January 5

 

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

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

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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Saturday January 6

 

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

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Learn when to plant, know your bugs, and so much more with the Hanover Master Gardeners.

 

LEGO Liftoff!, 10:30 - 11:30 p.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

Ages 5-12. Can a LEGO fly through the air with the greatest of ease?  It can with a zipline!  Bring your friends to try out a new kind of LEGO build.

Snacks provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

 

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Monday January 8

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

Hula Dancing Class, 10:30 a.m. - noon

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Exercise your body and brain as you learn about hula dancing and culture at the library.  Wear clothing you can dance in easily!

 

Genealogy Class, 2:00 - 4:00 p.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, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Upper King William 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 804-769-3731 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 Storytime.  PJs & slippers are great!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Tuesday January 9

 

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

 

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

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Enjoy a great movie with your family at the library.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the King & Queen 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.

 

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Wednesday January 10

 

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

 

Family Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

 

Genealogy Class, 10:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Goochland 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 804-556-4774 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

 

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.

 

Lewis & Clark's Expedition, 1804-1806, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Hugh Campbell relates the story behind Lewis & Clark's expedition at the early 19th century.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

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Thursday January 11

 

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

 

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!

 

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

Location: Hanover Branch Library

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

 

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

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Bring your favorite crafts to work on and try out our craft of the month.  Play Wii games with your friends, too!

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Friday January 12

 

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

 

Be a Changemaker: Business Plans, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 12-18.  Find out how a good business plan can help you change the world at this session of Changemakers.  Call or visit the library to sign up for the series.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

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Saturday January 13

 

Discover a Drugstore in Coconut Oil, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Discover the 12 unexpected uses for coconut oil and save money.  Make & take your own coconut lotion.  Supplies provided.  Please call or visit the library to sign up.

 

Winter Celebration: It's Luau Time!, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

All ages. What better way to fend off the cold of winter than with a "Moana"-inspired luau?

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

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.

 

LEGO Building, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 3 & up. Calling all creative Engineers for building fun with tons of LEGOs!

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

Second Saturday Matinee, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

All ages. Bring the whole family for a great family movie on the big screen at the library.

Popcorn & punch provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

 

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Monday January 15

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

Hula Dancing Class, 10:30 a.m. - noon

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Exercise your body and brain as you learn about hula dancing and culture at the library.  Wear clothing you can dance in easily!

 

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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Tuesday January 16

 

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 January 17

 

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

 

Family Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

 

Computer Basics Class, 10:00 a.m. - noon

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.

 

All Levels Yoga, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Ages 12 & up.  Bring your yoga mat for an all levels yoga class with a certified yoga instructor.

Bottled water provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.

 

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Thursday January 18

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Bring your friends to see a great movie on the library's big screen.

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

LEGO Building Fun, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Ages 5-10.  Calling all kids! What can you build with your imagination? The possibilities are endless when kids and bricks get together.

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

 

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Friday January 19

 

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 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 January 20

 

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

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Learn when to plant, know your bugs, and so much more with the Hanover Master Gardeners.

 

Winter Celebration: It's Luau Time!, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Ashland Branch Library

All ages. What better way to fend off the cold of winter than with a "Moana"-inspired luau?

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

Kids' Movie Matinee, Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Enjoy a fun, heroic movie with your friends at the library.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

 

Family Movie Matinee, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 5 & up. Bring the whole family for a great movie at the library.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Monday January 22

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

Hula Dancing Class, 10:30 a.m. - noon

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Exercise your body and brain as you learn about hula dancing and culture at the library.  Wear clothing you can dance in easily!

 

GIANT Game Night, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

All ages. Play GIANT-SIZED Jenga, Scrabble, and Kerplunk with family and friends!

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

 

Paws to READ, 6:30 - 7:30 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.

 

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 January 23

 

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 January 24

 

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

 

Family Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch 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 January 25

 

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

 

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

 

Movie Night, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

Ages 16 & 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.

 

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.

 

Dollar Store Man: Stories by Jeff Scott, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 18 & up. Storyteller Jeff Scott presents humorous stories as part of our "Celebrate: A Storytelling Series for Adults."

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

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Friday January 26

 

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

 

Breakout!, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 11-16.  Work in teams to solve riddles, use logic skills to open locks, and reveal the contents of the Breakout Box.  Call or visit the library to sign up.

 

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Saturday January 27

 

Hanover Master Gardeners, 10:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Learn how to eat better and save money with home-grown vegetables with the Hanover Master Gardeners.  Part of our Home Gardening Series.

 

Winter Celebration: It's Luau Time!, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Atlee Branch Library

All ages. What better way to fend off the cold of winter than with a "Moana"-inspired luau?

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

LEGOs at the Library, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Ages 5 & up. Use your engineering skills to design your own LEGO creation.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

 

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Monday January 29

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

Hula Dancing Class, 10:30 a.m. - noon

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Exercise your body and brain as you learn about hula dancing and culture at the library.  Wear clothing you can dance in easily!

 

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Tuesday January 30

 

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

 

Paws to READ, 6:30 - 7:30 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 January 31

 

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

 

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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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 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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