Apr 17, 2014

Monday at the Library (4/21/14)

Storytimes

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:15 a.m.
Family Storytime at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library

Friday at the Library (4/18/14)

Storytimes

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

Programs & Events 

Spring Break @ the Library: Re-Leaf, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Hanover Branch Library
All ages. Learn about trees and their importance in a healthy environment. Adults will receive 2 tree seedlings and instructions on how to plant them. Space is limited – reservations are required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Contact the Hanover County Extension Office, lynnj67@vt.edu, or 804-752-4310 to reserve your 30 min. slot. Presented by the Hanover Master Gardeners.

Apr 14, 2014

Thursday at the Library (4/17/14)

Storytimes

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Programs & Events

Spring Break @ the Library: Re-Leaf, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Ashland Branch Library
All ages. Learn about trees and their importance in a healthy environment. Adults will receive 2 tree seedlings and instructions on how to plant them. Space is limited – reservations are required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Contact the Hanover County Extension Office, lynnj67@vt.edu, or 804-752-4310 to reserve your 30 min. slot. Presented by the Hanover Master Gardeners.

Meet the Author: Brad Parks, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Hear about Mr. Parks's "Carter Ross" mystery series, including its latest addition, The Player.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the UKW Library.

Wednesday at the Library (4/16/14)

Storytimes

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

Programs & Events

Spring Break @ the Library: Re-Leaf, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
All ages. Learn about trees and their importance in a healthy environment. Adults will receive 2 tree seedlings and instructions on how to plant them. Space is limited – reservations are required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Contact the Hanover County Extension Office, lynnj67@vt.edu, or 804-752-4310 to reserve your 30 min. slot. Presented by the Hanover Master Gardeners.

The Pleasure of Poetry, 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library
All ages. Share your poetry with friends and neighbors at our evening reception.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

Tuesday at the Library (4/15/14)

Programs & Events

Spring Break @ the Library: Re-Leaf, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
All ages. Learn about trees and their importance in a healthy environment. Adults will receive 2 tree seedlings and instructions on how to plant them. Space is limited – reservations are required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Contact the Hanover County Extension Office, lynnj67@vt.edu, or 804-752-4310 to reserve your 30 min. slot. Presented by the Hanover Master Gardeners.

Apr 11, 2014

Monday at the Library (4/14/14)


Programs & Events

Spring Break @ the Library: Re-Leaf, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
All ages. Learn about trees and their importance in a healthy environment. Adults will receive 2 tree seedlings and instructions on how to plant them. Space is limited – reservations are required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Contact the Hanover County Extension Office, lynnj67@vt.edu, or 804-752-4310 to reserve your 30 min. slot. Presented by the Hanover Master Gardeners.

Computer Basics I, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Learn the parts of the computer, how to use a mouse, and try out some basic computer tasks. You must call 804-559-0654 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Apr 10, 2014

Saturday at the Library (4/12/14)

Programs & Events

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.

And don't forget the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library Book Sale at the Mechanicsville Branch Library from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m!

Friday at the Library (4/11/14)

Storytimes

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

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m. 
Music, Movement, & More Storytime at 11:15 a.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library 

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

Programs & Events

Teen Movie Night, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Ages 11-16.  See a great movie on the big screen.  Bring a friend!
Pizza provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

And don't forget the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library Book Sale at the Mechanicsville Branch Library from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m!

Apr 9, 2014

Pick of the Week

by Scott Stossel
As recently as thirty-five years ago, anxiety did not exist as a diagnostic category. Today, it is the most common form of officially classified mental illness. Scott Stossel gracefully guides us across the terrain of an affliction that is pervasive yet too often misunderstood. Drawing on his own long-standing battle with anxiety, Stossel presents an astonishing history, at once intimate and authoritative, of the efforts to understand the condition from medical, cultural, philosophical, and experiential perspectives. His portrait of anxiety reveals not only the emotion's myriad manifestations and the anguish anxiety produces but also the countless psychotherapies, medications, and other (often outlandish) treatments that have been developed to counteract it. Stossel vividly depicts anxiety's human toll -- its crippling impact, its devastating power to paralyze -- while at the same time exploring how those who suffer from it find ways to manage and control it. My Age of Anxiety is learned and empathetic, humorous and inspirational, offering the reader great insight into the biological, cultural, and environmental factors that contribute to the affliction.

For more suggestions for something to read, be sure to check out our NoveList service!

Apr 7, 2014

Thursday at the Library (4/10/14)

Storytimes

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

Preschool Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Mother Goose 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

Poetry Art, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Ages 11-18.  Create a work of art using words, pictures, and discarded books.  All materials provided, just bring a friend and your creativity. Pizza provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Wednesday at the Library (4/9/14)

Storytimes

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 11:00 a.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library

Mother Goose 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 at 9:15 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Toddler Storytime at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library

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

Programs & Events

Let's Celebrate Poetry, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
All ages. Share your favorite poetry with friends and neighbors. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Tuesday at the Library (4/8/2014)

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 & Events

Gardening with Native Plants & Perennials, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Ages 18 and up. Have the best looking garden while preserving our botanical heritage! Laura Maxey, Virginia Cooperative Extension Agent, will show you the best native plants and perennials to use in our climate zone.

Apr 3, 2014

Monday at the Library (4/7/14)

Storytimes

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:15 a.m.
Family Storytime at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library

Learning Microsoft Word, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Learn how to format, edit, and save documents in Word. You must call 804-843-3244 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

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.

Saturday at the Library (4/5/14)

Programs & Events

American Girl Movie Morning, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Ages 5-12. Enjoy a great morning full of American Girl books and movies.  No doll required, you just need to like to have fun.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

An Eric Carle Celebration. 11:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Ages 3-12. Join us for a special Storytime with fun activities and tasty snacks based on your favorite books by Eric Carle.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

Friends of the Atlee Library Spring Book Sale
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (sale open to the general public)
Hardcover books, CDs, and DVDs, are $1.00 each. Paperback books and VHS tapes are only 50 cents each. Purchase a Friends’ book/tote bag for $12.00 and fill it to the brim for free!

The Friends will also collect nonperishable food items, toiletries, paper goods, and cleaning products for the Mechanicsville Churches Emergency Functions (MCEF) during the Spring Book Sale. Thank you for your generosity!

Friday at the Library (4/4/14)

Storytimes

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

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Music, Movement, & More Storytime at 11:15 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.

Friends of the Atlee Library Spring Book Sale
Location: Atlee Branch Library
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (sale open to the general public)
Hardcover books, CDs, and DVDs, are $1.00 each. Paperback books and VHS tapes are only 50 cents each. Purchase a Friends’ book/tote bag for $12.00 and fill it to the brim for free!

The Friends will also collect nonperishable food items, toiletries, paper goods, and cleaning products for the Mechanicsville Churches Emergency Functions (MCEF) during the Spring Book Sale. Thank you for your generosity!