Programs & Events Calendar

All programs are free and open to the public.

 

 

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Ashland | Atlee | Goochland | Hanover

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Cochrane Rockville | Upper King William | West Point

 

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May

 

Friday May 1

 

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Music, Movement, & More Storytime at 11:15 a.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

 

Friends of the Mechanicsville Library Spring Book Sale, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Great selection of hardcovers, paperbacks, DVDs, audiobooks and much more.  Your purchases help support Library programs!

 

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 2

 

Build a Balloon Workshop, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 8-10. Learn the art of balloon twisting with RVA Balloons! Puppies and flowers and swords, oh my! Twist your own fun balloon creations using ultra-skinny balloons for smaller hands and customize them with sharpie art and stickers. Parents are invited to participate in the workshop with their children! Sign-ups requested.

 

Friends of the Mechanicsville Library Spring Book Sale, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Great selection of hardcovers, paperbacks, DVDs, audiobooks and much more.  Your purchases help support Library programs!

 

Mothers' Day Tea & Make 'n' Take Craft, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Celebrate Mom with your very own make 'n' take flower corsage.  Supplies provided.  Seating is limited.  Call or visit the library to reserve your seat.

Tea & refreshments provided by the Friends of the UKW Library.

 

Build a Balloon Workshop, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 8-10. Learn the art of balloon twisting with RVA Balloons! Puppies and flowers and swords, oh my! Twist your own fun balloon creations using ultra-skinny balloons for smaller hands and customize them with sharpie art and stickers. Parents are invited to participate in the workshop with their children! Sign-ups requested.

 

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Monday May 4

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:15 a.m.

Family Storytime at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

Start Your Own Business, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Want to start your own business but you're not sure where to begin? Join experienced business owner and SCORE advisor Glen Sink. He'll discuss business planning and how your business will make money.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

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Tuesday May 5

 

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

 

Crafty Kids!, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 3-10. Bring the kids to the library to make a spring garden craft!

 

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Wednesday May 6

 

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 May 7

 

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

 

Cupcakes, Cupcakes!, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Ages 3-10.  Have fun decorating cupcakes with your favorite toppings!

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

 

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Friday May 8

 

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 9

 

Build a Balloon Workshop, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Ages 8-10. Learn the art of balloon twisting with RVA Balloons! Puppies and flowers and swords, oh my! Twist your own fun balloon creations using ultra-skinny balloons for smaller hands and customize them with sharpie art and stickers. Parents are invited to participate in the workshop with their children! Sign-ups requested.

 

Caturday with Pete the Cat, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

All ages. Join us for a Caturday morning celebration of Pete the Cat with rockin' stories and special crafts.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library

 

Children's Book Week Movie Morning, 10:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Ages 5-11. Celebrate Children's Book Week with a movie based on a popular children's book.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the UKW Library.

 

Hanover Superheroes, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

All ages. Celebrate Children's Book Week with a cape-making class, photo ops, and other fun activities. 

Refreshments provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

 

Family Movie 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.

 

Build a Balloon Workshop, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 8-10. Learn the art of balloon twisting with RVA Balloons! Puppies and flowers and swords, oh my! Twist your own fun balloon creations using ultra-skinny balloons for smaller hands and customize them with sharpie art and stickers. Parents are invited to participate in the workshop with their children! Sign-ups requested.

 

Family Engineer Expo, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 5 and up.  Show off your creativity with LEGO bricks!  Display your creations, share your design ideas, and make new friends.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Monday May 11

 

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 May 12

 

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

Location: Hanover Branch Library

Bring a friend to our bi-monthly book discussion group. We'll be talking about The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

Refreshments provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

 

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Thursday May 14

 

Outdoor Games 4 Teens, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 13-18. Bring your friends and challenge them to outdoor favorites like cornhole and ladder ball or indoor favorites like checkers and chess. We're bringing them all outside. If it rains, we'll just slide inside. Let the games begin!

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

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Monday May 18

 

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.

 

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 21

 

Meet the Musician: Andrew McKnight, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Meet local guitarist Andrew McKnight and enjoy an acoustic performance.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the UKW Library.

 

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Saturday May 23

 

Library Closed

 

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Monday May 25

 

Library Closed

 

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Thursday May 28

 

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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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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