May 6, 2016

Monday at the Library (5/9/16)

Storytimes

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library

This week is the last week of Winter/Spring Storytimes.  Summer Storytimes will begin the week of June 8.

Programs & Events

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.
 
Tai Chi, 7:00 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!

May 5, 2016

Saturday at the Library (5/7/16)

Programs & Events

Mechanicsville Mini Comi-Con
Saturday, May 7, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
All ages. Dress as your favorite comic/pop culture character and enter our cosplay contest.  Make cool comics crafts! Go to Superhero Academy and more!
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

The Amazing Mr. B!, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
See local magician, the Amazing Mr. B, perform an energetic, engaging Magic Show with audience participation.  Prepare to be entertained!

Mom, Me, Cupcakes, & Tea, 11:00 a.m. - noon
Location: West Point Branch Library
Ages 4-10 with an adult. Have fun decorating cupcakes and enjoy eating them at our tea party.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library

The Amazing Mr. B!, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
See local magician, the Amazing Mr. B, perform an energetic, engaging Magic Show with audience participation.  Prepare to be entertained!

Friday at the Library (5/6/16)

Storytimes

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library

Programs & Events

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.

May 3, 2016

Thursday at the Library (5/5/16)

Storytimes

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

Wednesday at the Library (5/4/16)

Storytimes

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 at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Programs & Events

Computer Basics Class, 10:00 - noon
Location: Goochland 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 804-556-4774 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Adult Coloring Club, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Come color with us! Drop by each month to calm your mind, promote wellness, and have fun! We will supply some items, but you can also bring your own to share.

Children's Book Week Movie Matinee, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
See a great movie based on a popular children's book with your friends.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Upper King William Library.

Make Your Own Suncatcher, 5:30 -6:30 p.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
Ages 4-10. Bring a friend and have fun creating your very own suncatcher.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.

Tuesday at the Library (5/3/16)

Storytimes

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

Programs and Events

Bingo for Books, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Ages 18 & up. Bring a friend and enjoy "Bingo for Books."  Winners of each round will receive a coupon for a free book from the Friends Book Sale and the top winner will win a Barnes & Noble gift certificate.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Genealogy Class, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville 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 804-749-3146 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Apr 28, 2016

Monday at the Library (5/2/16)

Storytimes

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library

Programs & Events

Mother's Day Make & Take, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library
All ages.  Bring the kids and make something special for the mom in your life.  We'll even help you wrap it all up with a bow.
Snacks provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

Computer Basics Class, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Ashland 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 804-798-4072 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Saturday at the Library (4/30/16)

Programs & Events 

The Amazing Mr. B!,
Location: Atlee Branch Library, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
See local magician, the Amazing Mr. B, perform an energetic, engaging Magic Show with audience participation.  Prepare to be entertained!

"Celebrate Mom!" Open House Tea, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Celebrate mothers past and present at a special library open house.
Refreshments provided courtesy of the Friends of the Upper King William Library.

Friday at the Library (4/29/16)

Storytimes

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library

Apr 25, 2016

Thursday at the Library (4/28/16)

Storytimes
 
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

Programs & Events

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.

Movie Night, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Ages 13 & up. Bring a friend and join us for a great movie on the big screen.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Wednesday at the Library (4/27/16)

Storytimes

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 at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Tuesday at the Library (4/26/16)

Storytimes

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 
 
Programs & Events

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.

Apr 23, 2016

Monday at the Library (4/25/16)

Storytimes

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library

Programs & Events

Paws to READ, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Atlee 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.
 
Meet the Author: Dr. Bruce M. Venter, 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
Dr. Venter will discuss his latest book, Kill Jeff Davis: the Union Raid on Richmond, VA 1864.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.
 
Southern Strings Bluegrass Concert, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Back by popular demand!  It's a toe-tapping, hand-clapping good time for the whole family with a free, live bluegrass concert with Southern Strings.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Apr 18, 2016

Thursday at the Library (4/21/16)

Storytimes

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

Programs & Events

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.

Meet the Author: Dean Collings, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Meet local author Dean Collings, who wears several hats in our community, including staff writer for the Country Courier and chaplain for the King William County Sheriff's Department. 
Refreshments provided courtesy of the Friends of the Upper King William Library.

Wednesday at the Library (4/20/16)

Storytimes

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 at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Programs & Events

Adult Coloring Club, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Come color with us! Drop by each month to calm your mind, promote wellness, and have fun! We will supply some items, but you can also bring your own to share.

Tuesday at the Library (4/19/16)

Storytimes

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

Programs & Events

Knitting & Crochet Club, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
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.