Programs & Events Calendar

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November

 

Tuesday November 1

 

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

 

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. 

 

Holiday Bow Workshop, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Make your own beautiful holiday bow with Nancy Woodcock!  Materials provided.  Call or visit the library to sign up.

 

Teen Tuesdays: Mini Golf, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 11-18. We're turning our meeting room into an indoor mini-golf course! Can you finish under par?

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

Breathtaking Art, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Ages 3-10. Make a self-portrait like no other using crayons, markers, watercolors, and straws!

 

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Wednesday November 2

 

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.

 

Turtle Discovery, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

All ages. Ranger Gresham from York River State Park brings some local reptilian friends for you to meet, talks about turtle habitats, and shows you how to identify Virginia turtles. 

 

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Thursday November 3

 

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.

Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Mother Goose 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

 

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.

 

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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Friday November 4

 

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 5

 

Masters Art Series, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 5-10. Make art just like the masters!  This week's master is sculptor and kinetic artist, Alexander Calder.

 

Saturday Morning Cartoon, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

All ages.  Bring the family for a Disney cartoon classic movie at the library.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

Make & Take Crafts, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

Ages 16 & up. Challenge your creativity with four fun crafts to brighten your home or to give as gifts. Supplies provided. Call or visit the library to sign up.

 

Hard Hat Time: Become an Engineer, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Bring your imagination to our Construction Zone.  Explore engineering through cards, spaghetti & marshmallows, LEGOs, and cardboard.

Snacks provided by Friends of the Montpelier Library.

 

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Monday November 7

 

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 8

 

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

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

 

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.

 

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 9

 

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

 

Adult Coloring, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Get creative and relieve some stress by coloring at this fun program for adults.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library

 

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Thursday November 10

 

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

 

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

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 11-18. See the very first Harry Potter movie and experience the magic all over again.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

BristleBots Racing!, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Have fun making and racing bristlebots!  Bring a friend!  Call or visit the library to sign up.

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

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.

 

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Friday November 11

 

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

 

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Saturday November 12

 

Movies in the Morning, 10:30 a.m. - noon

Location: Hanover Branch Library

All ages. See a new family movie on the big screen at the library.

Snacks provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

 

Suit up for Outer Space!, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Learn all about outer space, make your own space helmet, and create intergalactic crafts.

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

 

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

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 3-10.  Calling all Star Wars fans!  Join us for a fun Festival with crafts, books, and activities.

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.

 

Kids' Aeronautics, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Ages 5-10. How many sheep can a hot air balloon hold?  Does a maple seed fly or glide?  Learn all about it in this hands-on, NASA-approved STEAM program.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Rockville 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.

 

Writers' Roundup!, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

The Friends of the Goochland Library are hosting talented local authors for a meet & greet at the library.  Find your next favorite book and read local! A portion of all book sales will benefit the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

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Monday November 14

 

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 15

 

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

 

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.

 

Make & Take Movie Night, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Ages 11-18.  Looking for a fun, free night out with your friends?  Have we got a monthly program for you!  In November, make a Jurassic World-themed dinosaur bobblehead while watching the movie.

Dinner and beverages provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

 

A History of Scotchtown, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Re-discover the history of Patrick Henry's local homeplace. 

 

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Wednesday November 16

 

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 17

 

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

 

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.

 

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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Friday November 18

 

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

 

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.

 

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Saturday November 19

 

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!

 

Making Ornaments for the Ashland Town Tree, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

All ages. Celebrate the holiday season by making festive ornaments for our town tree.

Tasty treats provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

Holiday Open House and Appetizer Recipe Swap, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Looking for new and tasty recipes for your holiday entertaining?  Bring in samples of your favorite appetizer along with the recipe to share.

 

Pysanky Ukrainian Eggs, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Learn how to decorate a Pysanky egg using a wax resist method.  This art form's name comes from the Ukrainian "pysaty," meaning "to write."  Pysanky club members will show you how to make these beautiful eggs to take home.

 

LEGO Enginnering, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 5 and up. Calling all LEGO Engineers!  Create your own LEGO design at the library.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Monday November 21

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

Adult Coloring: Holiday Card Special, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Create your own extra special tri-fold holiday card with your colored picture.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library. 

 

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Tuesday November 22

 

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 23

 

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 24

 

Library Closed

 

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Friday November 25

 

Library Closed

 

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Saturday November 26

 

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Monday November 28

 

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.

 

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 29

 

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 30

 

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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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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