Programs & Events Calendar

All programs are free and open to the public.

 

 

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May

 

Monday May 2

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

Mother's Day Make & Take, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

All ages.  Bring the kids and make something special for the mom in your life.  We'll even help you wrap it all up with a bow.

Snacks provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

 

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.

 

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Tuesday May 3

 

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:30 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

 

Bingo for Books, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Ages 18 & up. Bring a friend and enjoy "Bingo for Books."  Winners of each round will receive a coupon for a free book from the Friends Book Sale and the top winner will win a Barnes & Noble gift certificate.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

Genealogy Class, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville 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 804-749-3146 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

 

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Wednesday May 4

 

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

 

Computer Basics Class, 10:00 - noon

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

 

Adult Coloring Club, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Come color with us! Drop by each month to calm your mind, promote wellness, and have fun! We will supply some items, but you can also bring your own to share.

 

Children's Book Week Movie Matinee, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

See a great movie based on a popular children's book with your friends.

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

 

Make Your Own Suncatcher, 5:30 -6:30 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Ages 4-10. Bring a friend and have fun creating your very own suncatcher.

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

 

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Thursday May 5

 

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

 

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Friday May 6

 

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 - 6:30 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 May 7

 

Mechanicsville Mini Comi-Con

Saturday, May 7, 10:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

All ages. Dress as your favorite comic/pop culture character and enter our cosplay contest.  Make cool comics crafts! Go to Superhero School and more!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

The Amazing Mr. B!, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

See local magician, the Amazing Mr. B, perform an energetic, engaging Magic Show with audience participation.  Prepare to be entertained!

 

Mom, Me, Cupcakes, & Tea, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: West Point Branch Library

Ages 4-10 with an adult. Have fun decorating cupcakes and enjoy eating them at our tea party.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library

 

The Amazing Mr. B!, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

See local magician, the Amazing Mr. B, perform an energetic, engaging Magic Show with audience participation.  Prepare to be entertained!

 

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Monday May 9

 

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

Bring your favorite snuggly friend for a special Storytime.  PJs & slippers are great!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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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Tuesday May 10

 

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:30 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

Bring a friend to our bi-monthly book discussion group.

Refreshments provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

 

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. 

 

Paws to READ, 6:30 - 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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Wednesday May 11

 

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 May 12

 

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

 

YA Book Club, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 11-18.  Let's meet and eat and talk about books!

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

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Friday May 13

 

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

 

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

Location: Ashland Branch Library

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

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

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Saturday May 14

 

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 Movie Matinee, Noon - 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.

 

Family LEGOs, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Have fun at the library with your whole family as you put your LEGO engineering skills to work.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Monday May 16

 

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

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Coloring isn't just for kids anymore! Express your creativity & relieve some stress, too.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

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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Wednesday May 18

 

Adult Coloring Club, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Come color with us! Drop by each month to calm your mind, promote wellness, and have fun! We will supply some items, but you can also bring your own to share.

 

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Thursday May 19

 

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.

 

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.

 

Creative Wind Chimes Workshop, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Make a wonderful (or wacky!) wind chime out of found materials we provide (or bring your own supplies from home).  Call or visit the library to reserve your spot.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library

 

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Friday May 20

 

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 May 21

 

Elephant & Piggie Day, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 4-10.  Celebrate the popular "Elephant & Piggie" series by Mo Willems with fun stories and a craft.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Monday May 23

 

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.

 

Friends of the King & Queen Library's Poetry Celebration, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Celebrate with our Poetry Contest participants and winners!

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

 

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!

 

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

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Call the branch (804-769-3731) for the title of the book to be discussed.

 

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Thursday May 26

 

Pizza & a Movie Night, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Bring a friend and join us for a great movie on the big screen.

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

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 May 28

 

Library Closed

 

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Monday May 30

 

Library Closed

 

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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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