Programs & Events Calendar

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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 dietician 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.

Locatio 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

 

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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

 

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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

 

Food as Medicine, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Did you know food can by used in and can be medicine?  Join Lindsay Kluge, Clinical Herbalist & Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist with Richmond Natural Medicine as she share her knowledge of food as medicine.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville 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.

Locatio at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

 

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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

 

Fascinating Forensics, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

Ages 9-16. Are you fascinated by forensic science? Find out more about it at this fun program.

Pizza & drinks provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

 

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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.

Locatio 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.

 

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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.

 

Turn Dreams into Reality Movie Morning, 10:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 11-18. See a great movie & enjoy snacks provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

Tie-Dye Party!, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Get in touch with your creative side and tie-dye a t-shirt with your friends.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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.

Locatio at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

 

Boo to You!, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Ages 4-10 (and their families). Celebrate the spooktacular time of year with stories, crafts, and scary treats, provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

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Saturday October 24

 

Quilters' Creations, 10:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Hanover Branch Library

Ages 16 & up. Find out how to make an owl pincushion using quick and easy quilting techniques and see a display of projects from local quilters.

Refreshments provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

 

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

Location: Atlee Branch Library

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

Popcorn and drinks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

"The Raven," 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 13 & up. Join us for a dramatic reading of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven," presented by Chris Semtner of the Poe Museum.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville 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

 

Pet Care BINGO, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Ages 4-11.  Ever played BINGO with fake "food?"  Try it and learn how to take care of your pet at the same time.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the King & Queen 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

 

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

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Learn how to format, edit, and save documents in Word. You must call 804-746-9615 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

 

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 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.

Locatio at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

 

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Saturday October 31

 

Quilters' Creations, 10:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Hanover Branch Library

Ages 16 & up. Find out how to make an owl pincushion using quick and easy quilting techniques and see a display of projects from local quilters.

Refreshments provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

 

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

Location: Atlee Branch Library

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

Popcorn and drinks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

"The Raven," 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 13 & up. Join us for a dramatic reading of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven," presented by Chris Semtner of the Poe Museum.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library. 

 

 

 

 

 

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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