Programs & Events Calendar

All programs are free and open to the public.

 

 

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November

 

Monday November 2

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

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.

 

Learning Microsoft Word Class, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Upper King William 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 804-769-3731 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.

 

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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Tuesday November 3

 

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

 

Pizza Taste Testing, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Vote for your favorite pizza in a blind taste test. Call or visit the library to sign up!

Pizza and snacks provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

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Wednesday November 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 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 November 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

 

Computer Basics Class, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville 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 804-746-9615 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

 

Presenting the Hanover Tavern, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Learn more about the Hanover Tavern and what it offers to the community, now and in the future.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

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Friday November 6

 

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

 

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 November 7

 

Magic Tree House Adventure Club, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 5-10. Go on adventures with Annie and Jack from the Magic Tree House and explore with crafts, games, activities, and more!

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

Star Wars Celebration, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Dress up as your favorite Star Wars character and make creative crafts.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

Full of Hot Air!, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

Have fun with "hot air!"  Learn about propulsion with marshmallow shooters, balloon hovercrafts, and balloon-powered cars.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

 

Catapult & Fort ATTACK!, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 3-10. Build and test your own catapult & fort at this special STEAM event at the library. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

Pine Cone Holiday Decorations Workshop, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 16-Adult. Start your holiday decorating by making a beautiful hanging pine cone decoration. Call or visit the library to sign up.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

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Monday November 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.

 

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Tuesday November 10

 

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

 

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

Location: Hanover Branch Library

Bring a friend and chat about a great book. Call or visit branch for title information.

Refreshments provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

 

Genealogy Workshop, 9:00 - 11:00 a.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.

 

Must Love Words, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Writers, are you looking for inspiration?  Need readers with a discerning eye?  Join us for constructive feedback and discussion about the craft of writing on the second Tuesday of each month.

 

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Wednesday November 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 10:00 a.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

 

LEGO Extravaganza, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Ages 5-10. Bring your favorite LEGO creation to show off, see other creations, and build LEGO masterpieces with your friends!

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

 

Local Author Meet & Greet, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

The Friends of the Atlee Library present a meet & greet with authors Mary Miley Theobald and Bruce Holsinger.  Ms. Theobald is a historian and author of eleven non-fiction titles, two mysteries set in the Roaring Twenties, several podcasts and numerous magazine articles.  Her newest novel is Silent Murders. Mr. Holsinger is an award-winning novelist and literary scholar.  His newest novel is The Invention of Fire.

 

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Thursday November 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

 

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Friday November 13

 

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

 

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

Location: Ashland Branch Library

See a great movie with your friends on the big screen! Call or visit the libarry to sign up.

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

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Saturday November 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 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.

 

LEGO Aliens @ the Library, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Build your own LEGO Alien!

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Monday November 16

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

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Tuesday November 17

 

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

 

When Churchill met Eisenhower, 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Join us for a fascinating glimpse into a historic meeting in Virginia between Winston Churchill and Dwight Eisenhower with Wayne and Bryan Dementi of Milestone Publishing.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

 

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Wednesday November 18

 

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

 

Make 'n' Take Photo Frame, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Ages 3-10. Have fun making photo frames from popsicle sticks.

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

 

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Thursday November 19

 

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

 

Montpelier Morning Book Discussion Group, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Enjoy the flavors of the season with books that make you hungry for more! Join us at the library for coffee & conversation about your favorite “foodie” reads. New members welcome!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

 

Secret Beedle Society, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Join us in Midnight Gulch, a magical place to live based on the book A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd and find out more about the Secret Beedle Society.

Pizza & drinks provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

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Friday November 20

 

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

 

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 November 21

 

Books for Blood, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Give a pint of (gently used) blood and receive a gently used book. Everyone who donates blood will also receive coupons and a chance to win prizes from generous local businesses.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

International Game Day, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

Board games and card games and online games, oh my! Play one of our exciting & fun games or bring one to share!

 

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Monday November 23

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

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 November 24

 

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 November 25

 

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 November 26

 

Library Closed

 

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Friday November 27

 

Library Closed

 

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Saturday November 28

 

Family Fun Film, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

Need to take a break from the holidays? See a new all ages movie on the big screen! Call the branch for movie title information. Popcorn & drinks provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

 

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Monday November 30

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland 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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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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