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Programs at the Mechanicsville Branch Library

7461 Sherwood Crossing Place, Mechanicsville, VA 23111

804-746-9615

 

Storytimes

 

The Summer Storytime Session is Monday, June 6 to Friday, July 29.

 

Tuesdays
Mother Goose 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:15 a.m.
Family Storytime 6:45 p.m.

Wednesdays

Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:15 a.m.

Thursdays
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:15 a.m.

 

Book Clubs & Recurring Programs

 

Tai Chi

Meets Mondays at 7:00 p.m. (June 6 & 13, July 18 & 25, Aug. 29)

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!

 

Knitting & Crochet Club

First and third Tuesday of the month, 10:00 a.m. - noon

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. 

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

Mechanicsville Library Book Club

Meets the third Wednesday of every month at 11:00 a.m. (no meeting in August 2016)

 

Adult Coloring Club

First and third Wednesday of the month, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Come color with us! Calm your mind, promote wellness, and have fun! We will supply some items, but you can also bring your own to share.

 

Senior Storytime

Held on the fourth Friday of every month at 10:00 a.m.

Relax and enjoy light and lively tales at this Storytime for adults.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

Upcoming Programs

 

Death by Chocolate 2: Electric Boogaloo

Thursday, June 30, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Ages 11-18. Calling all chocoholics!  Play new chocolate games and tantalize your taste buds with new chocolate flavors. Call the library to sign up.

 

Zoo Pro Adventures

Tuesday, June 21, 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 23, 2:30 p.m.

Walk on the wild side with Zoo Pro Adventures! Learn about interesting animals, what makes them special, and where they live. Meet and greet lots of furry and scaly friends.

 

Vacation/Staycation Photography Contest

July 1-23

Calling all amateur photographers!  Show off your talent by submitting your vacation or staycation photos to our contest for a chance to win a gift card from A.C. Moore!

Please join us on Saturday, July 30 from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. for an awards reception.

 

Family Movie Matinee

Thursday, July 7, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

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

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

Jesse Joyner, Juggler

Friday, July 8, 11:00 a.m.

Everyone will enjoy Jesse's highly skilled performance full of wonderful surprises and humor. He juggles! He rides a unicycle! He juggles while riding a unicycle! It's a balancing act you have to see to believe.

 

"Sun & Fun!" Teen Art Program

Monday, July 11, 6:30 -7:30 p.m.

Ages 11-18. Upcycle your old t-shirts into a beach bag or bathing suit cover up (requires an oversized t-shirt). No sewing required. Sign-ups requested.

 

"Drive-in" Movie for Kids

Saturday, July 16, 10:30 a.m. - noon

Ages 4-10. Decorate a "car" made out of boxes and then "park" it at our drive-in for a movie.  Sign-ups requested.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

Mother Nature's Travelin' Road Show

Monday, July 18, 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 21, 1:30 p.m.

The Virginia Living Museum's kid-friendly show returns to the library with up close and personal experiences with the animals of Virginia.

 

"Aladdin" presented by the Hampstead Stage Company

Monday, August 1, 1:00 p.m.

Follow the story of poor Aladdin, who rises above the odds and follows his dreams in days of long ago and far away.

 

BINGO!

Thursday, August 4, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Ages 3-12. Shout the word and win the prize!

 

Teen Movie Night

Friday, August 12, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

Back to School Celebration

Saturday, August 13, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Ages 3-10.  Get excited about going back to school with fun activities and a ride on the big yellow bus!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

Discover Our National & State Parks!

Monday, August 15, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Ages 8 & up. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of America's National Parks and the 80th anniversary of Virginia's State Parks. Learn from two park rangers about the library's nature backpacks, how to prevent insect bites, and the ways wildlife help us. Dissect a real owl pellet (What's an owl pellet? Come find out!). Sign ups required.

 

Computer Basics Class

Thursday, August 18, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

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.

 

Genealogy Class

Thursday, August 23, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

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.