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October

 

Saturday October 1

 

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 Russian Abstract Expressionist painter, Wassily Kandinsky.

 

Fancy Nancy Extravaganza, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 5-10. Dress in your fanciest attire as we create, play, eat, and read in Fancy Nancy style.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

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Monday October 3

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

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.

 

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!

 

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Tuesday October 4

 

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

 

Teen Movie & Pizza Night, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

See a great movie on the big screen with your friends.

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

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Wednesday October 5

 

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 6

 

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

 

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.

 

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!

 

"Read for the Fun of It!" Activity Fair, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Ages 11-16.  Bring your friends for a fun scavenger hunt at the library.  Call or visit the branch by Oct. 3 to sign-up.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library. 

 

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Friday October 7

 

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

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

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

 

Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 10-16. Join us after hours for crazy games based on the popular book, Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics. You don't need to read the book to attend.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

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Saturday October 8

 

Ruffled Scarf Workshop, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 18 & up. Learn to crochet a ruffled scarf for yourself or as a gift.  Please bring your own crochet hook (size G, H, or J preferred).  Yarn provided.  Call or visit the library to sign up.

 

Autumn Earring Workshop, 10:30 a.m. - noon

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Ages 18 & up. Create your own seasonal earrings.  Supplies provided! Call or visit the library to reserve your seat.

 

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 - 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.

 

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Monday October 10

 

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 11

 

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

 

Full STEAM Ahead!, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Join us for an exciting evening of experiments and art! Build with marshmallows, making marble runs out of LEGOs, turn your name into art, and make a popsicle stick explosion.

 

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.

 

Soapmaking 101, 6:30 - 8:00

Location: Hanover Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Go green and learn how to make your own soap.  Pick a fragrance and take home your creation.

Pizza provided by the Hanover Branch Library.

 

Spooktacular 60 Seconds to Win It!, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Race the clock while playing fangtastic Halloween-themed mini-games that test your limits!

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier 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 12

 

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: 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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Thursday October 13

 

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

 

Read for the Fun of It!, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Be creative at the library and re-design the cover of one of your favorite books!  Materials provided.

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

 

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

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Ages 11-18. See a great movie on the big screen with your friends.

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

 

Which Emoji?, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 11-18.  Explore different languages and test your skills with emoji games and crafts.  Call or visit the library to sign up.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

Game on: Speak the Language of Fun!, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Enjoy playing games from around the world and speak the universal language of fun.

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.

 

The Presidential Election of 1832, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Learn more about the unique history of another noteworthy election, where Republican Henry Clay faced Democrat Andrew Jackson, national political conventions appeared for the first time, and third-party candidate William Wirt threw his hat in the ring.  Greg Glassner, former editor of the Herald-Progress and author of a biography on Wirt, will speak.

 

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Friday October 14

 

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 15

 

Zombiefied!, Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Design a zombie t-shirt (please bring an old, light colored t-shirt to decorate).  Become one of the walking dead with our zombie makeup kits.

Snacks for the undead provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

 

What's the Weather?, 2:00 - 3:00 P.M.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 5-10.  Learn about the weather with hands-on stations, fun weather-related experiments, and a take-home craft.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Monday October 17

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

Coloring for Adults, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Coloring isn't just for kids anymore!  Enjoy a creatively colorful time at the library.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

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Tuesday October 18

 

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

 

Teen Make & Take Movie Night, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Ages 11-18.  Looking for a fun, free night out with your friends?  Have we got a new monthly program for you!  In October, make a Star Wars-themed origami while watching the movie.

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

 

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Wednesday October 19

 

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

 

Decorate Your Own Tote Bag, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Ages 5-10.  Decorate a tote bag to take home!

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

 

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Thursday October 20

 

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

 

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 October 21

 

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 October 22

 

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.  Please call or visit to reserve your seat.

 

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Monday October 24

 

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, make a craft, and join us on our parade through the library.

Treats provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library. 

 

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Tuesday October 25

 

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 Class, 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 26

 

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 27

 

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

 

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Friday October 28

 

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

 

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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Saturday October 29

 

Blood Drive, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

There's no substitute for blood donor volunteers!  Please donate during our drive with Virginia Blood Services.

 

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Monday October 31

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland 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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