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October

 

Thursday October 1

 

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

 

Nutrition for Diabetics & Pre-diabetics, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Join Jacqueline R. Ambrose, Registered Dietitian with Riverside Hospital, for a discussion about portion control and good choices for meals and snacks.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the UKW Library.

 

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Friday October 2

 

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 October 3

 

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.

 

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Monday October 5

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

Learning Microsoft Word Class, 10:00 a.m. - noon

Location: West Point 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 804-843-3244 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

 

Computer Basics Class, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Upper King William 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 804-769-3731 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

 

Learning Microsoft Word Class, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Ashland 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 804-798-4072 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

 

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Tuesday October 6

 

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.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

 

Pajama Storytime, 6:45 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Wear your PJs & slippers and bring your favorite snuggly friend for a special Storytime with stories and crafts.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

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Wednesday October 7

 

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

 

Learning Microsoft Word Class, 10:00 a.m. - noon

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

 

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Thursday October 8

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

Make a Festive Fall Centerpiece, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Looking to add some spice to your fall decorating?  Learn how to make a festive fall centerpiece at the library.  Materials provided.  Call the library before Ocober 2 to reserve your spot or be added to the waiting list.

Refreshments provided by the Atlee Branch Library.

 

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Friday October 9

 

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

 

Learning Microsoft Word Class, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Atlee 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 804-559-0654 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

 

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Saturday October 10

 

Second Saturday Matinee, Noon - 1:30 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.

 

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.

 

Holiday No-Sew Wreath Workshop, Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Kick start your holiday projects with a personally designed wreath for any occasion.  Supplies provided! Call or visit the library to reserve your seat.

 

Family Movie Matinee, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Bring the whole family for a great movie on the big screen at the library.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library. 

 

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Monday October 12

 

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 October 13

 

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

 

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 the second Tuesday of each month. 

 

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Wednesday October 14

 

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 October 15

 

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

Gear up for a frighteningly good discussion of your favorite mysteries and thrillers and join us at the library for coffee and conversation.  New members welcome!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

 

Friends of the Atlee Library Members' Preview Book Sale, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

A great selection of hardcover books ($1.00), paperbacks ($.50), DVDs ($1.00) and more will be available. You are welcome to join at the door.  Buy a Friends of the Library bag for $12.00 and fill it to the brim for free.

 

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Friday October 16

 

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

 

Friends of the Atlee Library Book Sale, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

A great selection of hardcover books ($1.00), paperbacks ($.50), DVDs ($1.00) and more will be available. Buy a Friends of the Library bag for $12.00 and fill it to the brim for free.

 

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.

 

"Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library" Scavenger Hunt, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 9-13.  Did you ever wish you could have a scavenger hunt at your local library like the characters in Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library? You can! Join us for a Lemoncello-style scavenger hunt, pizza, and snacks after hours at the Mechanicsville Branch Library.

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

 

YA Fiction BINGO!, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Ages 11-18.  Think you know teen fiction?  Take a turn at BINGO and train your brain!

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

 

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Saturday October 17

 

Friends of the Atlee Library Book Sale, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

A great selection of hardcover books ($1.00), paperbacks ($.50), DVDs ($1.00) and more will be available. Buy a Friends of the Library bag for $12.00 and fill it to the brim for free.

 

Backyard Rabbit Production, Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

Learn about small scale rabbit production for home meat supply, garden manure, and as a complimentary farm enterprise selling breeding stock and rabbit meat.

 

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Monday October 19

 

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.

 

Map Art!, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

Ages 9-16. Make a neat piece of map art and get away at your library!

Pizza provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

 

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Tuesday October 20

 

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

 

Tropical Get Away!, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Enjoy freshly made smoothies and create your own Jenga-style keychain.  Bring a friend and double the fun!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Wednesday October 21

 

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

 

Get Away Movie Night, 6:00 - 7:45 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Travel from Peru to London with a loveable bear in search of a new home.

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

Get Away @ Your Library, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Celebrate Halloween (a tad early) with a costume and your friends as you share your favorite spooky stories.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the UKW Library.

 

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Thursday October 22

 

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

 

Get Away Movie Night, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Ages 11-18.  See a great movie on the big screen and have a fun night out.

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

 

Journal Decorating for Teens, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Ages 11-16. Express your creativity with a custom designed journal. Sign-ups requested by October 19.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

Movie Night @ the Library, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

Ages 13 & up.  See a great movie on the big screen and have a fun night out.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

 

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Friday October 23

 

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

 

Book a Beach Escape, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Ages 11-18.  Get away with a fantasy beach vacation @ the library!  Play micro volleyball, shake & shimmy with hula hoops and limbo poles, and decorate a suitcase to carry your fave reads.

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

 

Costume Parade, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

All ages.  Join our costume parade from the library to Sycamore Tavern!  Learn about colonial times and create a fun autumn-themed craft.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

 

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Monday October 26

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

Halloween Storytime & Parade, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 0-6. Wear your Halloween costume to our special evening Storytime and join us on our parade through the library.

Treats provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library. 

 

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Tuesday October 27

 

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

 

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

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

 

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Wednesday October 28

 

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 October 29

 

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 October 30

 

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 October 31

 

Halloween Minion Madness, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

Ages 3-10. Show off your favorite Halloween costume and make fun Minion-themed crafts (outside if weather permits!).

Snacks provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

 

Spooktacular Candy BINGO, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Wear your favorite costume (if you dare!) and join us for a chilling, thrilling edition of Candy BINGO with yummy prizes.  Everyone's a winner!

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

 

Get Away @ the Library!, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Get away from it all at the library for a crafty afternoon making survivor bracelets, mini book charms, and key chains.

Snacks 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 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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