Feb 23, 2017

Monday at the Library (2/27/17)

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 - 8:00 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.

Tai Chi, 7:00 - 8:00 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!

Saturday at the Library (2/25/17)

Programs & Events
Hanover Master Gardeners: Hardwood Pruning, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
The Hanover Master Gardeners will show you the basics of hardwood pruning. See www.hanovermastergardeners.org for more information.

Ruffled Scarf Workshop, 11:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Ages 18 & up. Learn to crochet a ruffled scarf for yourself or as a gift.  Please bring your own crochet hook (size F or G preferred).  Yarn provided.  Call or visit the library to sign up.

LEGO Engineering, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Ages 5 & up. Calling all LEGO engineers! Join us at the library and create your own designs.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Friday at the Library (2/24/17)

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

Programs & Events
Youth Art Month Reception, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Join us for a celebration of the arts, featuring creative student art from South Anna Elementary and Liberty Middle Schools.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Feb 20, 2017

Thursday at the Library (2/23/17)

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.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
 Mother Goose 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
Get Fit while You Sit!, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
Ages 18 & up. Join us for a short and simple, zero-impact cardio workout to elevate your heart rate while you sit in a chair.
Light refreshments provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.

Relax with Adult Coloring, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Coloring isn't just for kids anymore. Relax at the library and color with us! Some supplies provided, but you are welcome to bring your own to use or share.

Movie Night @ the Library, 5:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Ages 13 & up. See a great movie on the big screen!
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Tuesday at the Library (2/21/17)

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
Learning Microsoft Word Class, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Learn how to complete basic tasks in Microsoft Word 2010, like editing and saving a document, how to add formatting, and more.  Call 804-798-4072 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

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.

Feb 16, 2017

Wednesday at the Library (2/22/17)

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

Monday at the Library (2/20/17)

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

Programs & Events
Coloring for Adults, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Coloring isn't just for kids anymore!  Enjoy a creatively colorful time at the library.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Tai Chi, 7:00 - 8:00 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!

Saturday at the Library (2/18/17)

Programs & Events
Hanover Master Gardeners: Canning & Freezing, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
The Hanover Master Gardeners will show you how to plan your garden to make  the most of your harvest. See www.hanovermastergardeners.org for more information.

Winter Morning Movie, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library
Bring the whole family for a great family movie on the big screen at the library.
Snacks provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

Teen Movie Matinee, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Ages 11-18. Enjoy a great movie on the big screen with your friends or family.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Friday at the Library (2/17/17)

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
Friday Playgroup, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
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.
 
Marvel Movie Matinee, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Ages 11-18. Have a MARVEL-ous time watching a movie with your friends on the big screen.
Pizza & hot beverages provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.
 
Genealogy Class, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Hanover 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 804-365-6210 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

LEGOMania @ the Library!, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Ages 5-12. Join us during the third Friday of every month for a fun afternoon with LEGOs.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Feb 13, 2017

Thursday at the Library (2/16/17)

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.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Mother Goose 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.

Reading Olympics Read-Aloud, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
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.

Wednesday at the Library (2/15/17)

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
Beginning Crochet Workshop, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Jennifer Raymond, owner of Tinking Turtle Designs will show you how to get started with your first crochet project. No experience necessary. Supplies provided. Call or visit the library to sign up.

Tuesday at the Library (2/14/17)

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
Coloring for Adults, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Coloring isn't just for kids anymore. Express your creativity and relieve some stress, too.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Feb 9, 2017

Monday at the Library (2/13/17)

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

Programs & Events
Pajama Storytime, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Join us for a special bedtime Storytime in your PJs!
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Tai Chi, 7:00 - 8:00 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!

Saturday at the Library (2/11/17

Programs & Events
Hanover Master Gardeners: Lawns, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
The Hanover Master Gardeners will show you how to grow and maintain a lawn to make you proud. See www.hanovermastergardeners.org for more information.

Valentine Fun Make & Take, 10:30 a.m. - noon
Location: Hanover Branch Library
Join us for a special love-filled make & take and make your own valentines.
Yummy snacks provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends. 

Second Saturday LEGO Club, 11:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Montpelier Branch Library
All ages. You bring your ideas, we'll provide the bricks!  Buildings, superheroes, animals - the sky's the limit! Enter to win a LEGO book, too.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

Vegetable Printmaking Workshop, 11:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Ages 5-10. Vegetables aren’t just for salad! Learn how to make unique works of art using veggies as giant stamps.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Second Saturday Movie Matinee, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Bring the whole family for a great family movie on the big screen at the library.
Popcorn & punch provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Valentine's Day Craft, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Make a sweet Valentine's Day tote bag.
Special treats provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Friday at the Library (2/10/17)

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
Teen Movie & Pizza Night, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Ages 11-16. See a great movie with your friends on the big screen!
Pizza provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Feb 6, 2017

Thursday at the Library (2/9/17)

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.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Mother Goose 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
Teen Crafting & Gaming Circle, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Bring your favorite crafts to work on and try out our craft of the month.  Play Wii games with your friends, too! Call or visit the library to sign up.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Paws to READ, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Montpelier 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.

PRL Genealogy Club, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Meg Hughes, Curator of Archives at The Valentine Museum, will talk about caring for family papers.

Wednesday at the Library (2/8/17)

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
Make & Take Valentine Cards, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
Ages 5-10. Create a Valentine's Day card to give to someone special.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.

Tuesday at the Library (2/7/17)

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. 

Teen Make & Take Movie Night, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Ages 11-18.  Make a Alice through the Looking Glass-themed craft while watching the movie with your friends.
Pizza and beverages provided by the Friends of Rockville Library.

Teen Tuesdays: Valentines, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Ages 11-18. Make Valentines for all of your friends. We provide the craft supplies, you provide the love!
  
Snuggle with a Book Storytime, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Wear your coziest PJs and enjoy warm and wonderful bedtime stories read by our special guest reader, Captain Mawyer of the West Point Police Department.
Cookies and hot chocolate provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Make Your Own Valentines, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Ages 3-10. Share a little love and creativity with handmade Valentines at the library.

Feb 2, 2017

Monday at the Library (2/6/17)

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

Programs & Events
Life of a Blogger, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
John Gresham blogs for the York River State Park and the Desert Father's Dispatch. He'll share his thoughts and tips on blogging with us.

Saturday at the Library (2/4/17)

Programs & Events
Hanover Master Gardeners: "Edible & Medicinal Native Plants", 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
The Hanover Master Gardeners will show you how to identify and grow edible and medicinal native plants. See www.hanovermastergardeners.org for more information.

Masters of Art: Pollock, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Ages 5-10. Make art just like the masters!  This week is Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollock.

Jellybean Engineering, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Ages 5-10. Practice your engineering skills with jellybeans and toothpicks! Snacks provided by the Friends of the Upper King William Library.

Valentine Make & Take, 11:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Join us for a Valentine Open House and make a card for someone special. Supplies provided.

Sweetheart of a Day, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library
Ages 5-10. Make a building out of heart candy and toothpicks. Construct a catapult using conversation hearts? How about homemade play dough? These activities are fun, creative, and educational. Don’t miss it!
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.  

Friday at the Library (2/3/17)

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 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Round up the neighborhood crew and catch a full-length feature film on the big screen.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.