Programs & Events Calendar

All programs are free and open to the public.

 

 

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May

 

Monday May 1

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

Creative Movement & Music, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Celebrate Children's Book Week with our special friends from 804 Dance Place!  Promote your creativity and imagination with group movement and dance activities.

 

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 2

 

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

 

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: BIG Yard Games, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

See our GIANT twist on your favorite childhood games, like Scrabble, Jenga, and Corn Hole.

 

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Wednesday May 3

 

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

 

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!

 

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Thursday May 4

 

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

 

Children's Book Week Movie Matinee, 4:00 - 5:30 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.

 

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

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Join us for a great family movie on the big screen!

Popcorn and beverages provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.

 

The Lemon Project: a Story of a Slave, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Dr. Jody Allen will talk about the experiences of Lemon, an African-American slave at the College of William and Mary.

Sponsored by the Ashland Museum and the Ashland Branch Library.

 

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Friday May 5

 

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

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

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

 

Stuffed Animal Sleepover, 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

Celebrate Children's Book Week with a Stuffed Animal Sleepover!  Drop off your bravest plush friend at the library Friday night.  We'll take very good care of them!

 

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Saturday May 6

 

Stuffed Animal Sleepover, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

Celebrate Children's Book Week with a Stuffed Animal Sleepover!  Hey, what kind of mischief did your stuffed animal get up to overnight?  Find out at breakfast at the library.

Breakfast provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

 

Creative Movement & Music, 11:00 - noon

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Celebrate Children's Book Week with our special friends from 804 Dance Place!  Promote your creativity and imagination with group movement and dance activities.

 

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

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

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Monday May 8

 

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.

 

Creative Movement & Music, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Celebrate Children's Book Week with our special friends from 804 Dance Place!  Promote your creativity and imagination with group movement and dance activities.

 

Montpelier Mystery Book Group, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Please call or visit the library for title information. 

 

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Tuesday May 9

 

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

 

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. 

 

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.

 

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

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Ages 11-18.  Make a Hunger Games-themed craft while watching the movie with your friends.

Pizza and beverages provided by the Friends of 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Make & Take: Flowers from Pine Cones, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Ages 16-Adult. Spend an enjoyable evening creating a bouquet of "zinnias" out of pine cones.  Easy to do and fun for everybody!

 

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Wednesday May 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

 

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 a.m. - 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.

 

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Thursday May 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

 

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

 

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!  Sign-ups required!

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

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Friday May 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

 

Teen Movie Night, 5:00 - 7:00 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 13

 

Eric Carle Day, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 3-10.  Celebrate beloved children's author Eric Carle with fun stories and activity stations featuring his most popular critters.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee 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.

 

Color Science for Kids, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Ages 3-10. What makes a rainbow?  Do you like to fingerpaint?  Learn about the science of color and create fun art at this special STE(A)M program.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Rockville 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 15

 

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 16

 

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.

 

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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Thursday May 18

 

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.

 

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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Friday May 19

 

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.

 

LEGO Block Party!, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 3-10. What do you build in your imagination? Houses? Robots? Cars? Trains?  The possibilities are endless when you get kids and bricks together.  You can even build a car and race it with your friends!

 

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Saturday May 20

 

Historical Walking Tour of West Point, 10:30 a.m. - noon

Location: West Point Branch Library

Local historian Bill Palmer takes you on a stroll around West Point's points of interest, sharing tales and tidbits about the "town between the rivers."

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

 

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Monday May 22

 

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

 

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Tuesday May 23

 

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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Thursday May 25

 

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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Monday May 29

 

Library Closed

 

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Tuesday May 30

 

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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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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