Programs & Events Calendar

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October

 

Wednesday October 1

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Toddler Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 11:15 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

 

Mother Goose Storytime 9:15 a.m.

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 2

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 11:15 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 3

 

Library Closed

 

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Saturday October 4

 

Fun Fall Film, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

See a great new all ages movie on the big screen.

Refreshments provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

 

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Monday October 6

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:15 a.m.

Family Storytime at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

Computer Basics I, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Find out about the parts of a computer, learn how to use a mouse, and explore the Internet, and set up a web-based e-mail account.  You must call 804-769-3731 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

 

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 7

 

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:30 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 8

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Toddler Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 11:15 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

 

Mother Goose Storytime 9:15 a.m.

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 9

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 11:15 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

 

Extreme Couponing, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

LeaAnn Pauli shows you how to perfect Extreme Couponing techniques, shares store secrets, and reveals the best time to buy specific items.

 

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Friday October 10

 

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

 

Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Family Storytime at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Location: West Point 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.

 

Scavenger Hunt, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Ages 11-16.  Bring your friends for a wild scavenger hunt in the library!  Sign-ups requested by Monday, October 6.

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

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Saturday October 11

 

Wildlife Encounters in Powhatan State Park, 10:30 a.m. - noon

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 4-11. Krista Weatherford, Powhatan State Park interpreter, will introduce you to the wildlife living in your backyard. See wildlife artifacts and live animals and talk about how they live at this fun, hands-on program. 

 

Family Movie 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.

 

Mystery!, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Use your analytical and critical thinking skills to solve the Pharaoh’s Curse mystery.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.  

 

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Monday October 13

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:15 a.m.

Family Storytime at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

We Are So Crafty!, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Ages 5-10.  Make and take a colorful T-shirt.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

 

Computer Basics II, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Learn how to do basic tasks with Microsoft Word and how to surf the web with Internet Explorer. You must call 804-798-4072 to sign up for this class.

 

"Hunger Games" Scavenger Hunt, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 11 & up. Greetings, Tributes! Fight the odds as you search to survive our Arena. Call the library to reserve your spot.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Tuesday October 14

 

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:30 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

 

Turn Dreams into Reality Movie Night!, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

See a great movie on the big screen. Bring a friend!

Pizza & drinks provided by Friends of the UKW Library.

 

The History and Restoration of St. John's Church, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

Carl R. Fischer, President of the St. John's Church Restoration Association, will share the story of this historic building and its recent restoration efforts.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library. 

 

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Wednesday October 15

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Toddler Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 11:15 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

 

Mother Goose Storytime 9:15 a.m.

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 16

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 11:15 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

 

Turn Dreams into Reality Move Night, 5:30- 7:45 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

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

Popcorn & drinks provided by the Friends of the King & Queen 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 17

 

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

 

Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Family Storytime at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Location: West Point 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.

 

White Elephant Book Swap, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Bring a wrapped, gently used paperback and play along as we trade books, white elephant-style.

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

 

Battle of the Bristle Bots, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Build cool robots made from toothbrushes and race your friends. Bring your Nerf® guns & make giant fortresses to fight from.

Pizza & drinks provided by Friends of the Rockville Library.

 

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Saturday October 18

 

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 20

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:15 a.m.

Family Storytime at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

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Tuesday October 21

 

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:30 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 22

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Toddler Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 11:15 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

 

Mother Goose Storytime 9:15 a.m.

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 23

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 11:15 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 24

 

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

 

Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Family Storytime at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Location: West Point 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 25

 

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 27

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:15 a.m.

Family Storytime at 11:00 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 28

 

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:30 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 29

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Toddler Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 11:15 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

 

Mother Goose Storytime 9:15 a.m.

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 30

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 11:15 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 31

 

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

 

Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Family Storytime at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Location: West Point 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 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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