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Programs at the Mechanicsville Branch Library

7461 Sherwood Crossing Place, Mechanicsville, VA 23111

804-746-9615

 

Storytimes

 

The Winter/Spring Storytime Session is Monday, January 9 to Friday, May 12.

 

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. (meets Dec. 5 & 12, Jan. 16, 23 & 30, Feb. 13, 20 & 27, March 6, 13, 20, & 27, April 3, 10, 17, & 24, and May 1, 8, 15, & 22)

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 (Jan. 3 & 17, Feb. 7 & 21, March 7 & 21, April 4 & 18, and May 2 & 16)

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.  (Jan. 18, Feb. 15, March 15, April 19, and May 17)

 

Senior Storytime

Held on the fourth Friday of every month at 10:00 a.m. (Jan. 27, Feb. 24, March 24, April 28, and May 26)

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

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

Upcoming Programs

 

Noon Year's Eve Celebration

Saturday, December 31, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Ages 3-10. Ring in the New Year without staying up late! Count down to noon when we have our balloon drop at this family-friendly party.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

Teen Tuesday: Movie Matinee

Tuesday, January 3, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

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

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

Hanover Master Gardeners: Using Native Plants

Saturday, January 7, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Hanover Master Gardeners will show you how to use native plants to preserve habitat.

 

PRL Genealogy Club

Thursday, January 12, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

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!

 

Learning Microsoft Word Class - CANCELLED

Thursday, January 19, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

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.

 

Reading Olympics Read-Aloud

Thursday, January 19, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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.

 

Friday Playgroup

Friday, January 20, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

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.

 

Hanover Master Gardeners: Container Gardening

Saturday, January 21, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

The Hanover Master Gardeners will show you how to create your own container garden.

 

Winter Celebration: Under the Sea!

Saturday, January 28, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

All ages. Enjoy games and activities featuring everyone's favorite fishies, Nemo and Dory.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

Hanover Master Gardeners: "Edible & Medicinal Native Plants"

Saturday, February 4, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

The Hanover Master Gardeners will show you how to identify and grow edible and medicinal native plants.

 

Teen Tuesdays: Valentines

Tuesday, February 7, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Ages 11-18. Make Valentines for all of your friends. We provide the craft supplies, you provide the love!

  

Make Your Own Valentines

Tuesday, February 7, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Ages 3-10. Share a little love and creativity with handmade Valentines at the library.

 

PRL Genealogy Club

Thursday, February 9, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Meg Hughes, Curator of Archives at The Valentine Museum, will talk about caring for family papers.

 

Reading Olympics Read-Aloud

Thursday, February 16, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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.

 

Friday Playgroup

Friday, February 17, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

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.

 

Hanover Master Gardeners: Canning & Freezing

Saturday, February 18, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

The Hanover Master Gardeners will show you how to plan your garden to make  the most of your harvest.

 

Genealogy Class

Tuesday, February 28, 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.