Aug 22, 2016

Thursday at the Library (8/25/16)

Programs & Events
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.

Tuesday at the Library (8/23/16)

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.
 

Aug 18, 2016

Saturday at the Library (8/20/16)

Programs & Events
Beginning Watercolor, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Ages 16 to adult.  Learn the basics of watercolor painting with Celeste Johnston, instructor at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. This is a two-part class.  Next session is Saturday, August 27. Space is limited.  Call or visit the library to sign up.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Wii Sports Party, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Ages 11-18.  Play Wii Sports with your friends!
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Friday at the Library (8/19/16)

Programs & Events

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

Aug 15, 2016

Thursday at the Library (8/18/16)

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.

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.
 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.

Aug 11, 2016

Monday at the Library (8/15/16)

Programs & Events

Discover Our National & State Parks!, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
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.

"Let's Dish!" End of Summer Book Club, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Ages 18 & up. Let's dish about our favorite summer reads and enjoy a cool treat!
Homemade ice cream provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Saturday at the Library (8/13/16)

Programs & Events

Back to School Celebration, 11:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
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.

Second Saturday 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 & drinks provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Family Ice Cream Party, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Celebrate the end of summer with an ice cream party for the entire family.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

GIGANTIC Games!, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Join us for larger than life versions of your favorite games like Jenga, Pick-up Sticks, and Scrabble on the library lawn (weather permitting).
Ice cream and ice cream floats provided by Friends of the Rockville Library.

Friday at the Library (8/11/16)

Programs & Events

Friday Morning Movie, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Goochland Branch Library
See a great kids' movie on the big screen at the library.
Popcorn provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Teddy Bear Sleepover, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Ages 3 -10. Bring your favorite teddy bear or plush friend for a fun sleepover at the library. Join us for breakfast on Saturday, August 13 at 10:00 a.m. to hear all about their fun!
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Teen Movie Night, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
See a great movie on the big screen with your friends.
Pizza provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

End of Summer Music & Ice Cream, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
End your summer with a bang with an outdoor concert by Brent Small's one-man band.
Cool treats provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Aug 8, 2016

Thursday at the Library (8/11/16)

Programs & Events
 
Meet the Blogger: Bibb C. Edwards, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Find out more about Mr. Edwards's blog where he documents a journal written between 1864-1867 by Caroline Baker [Ellett] Littlepage, born 1810, of Woodbury in King William County.
Refreshments provided courtesy of the Friends of the Upper King William Library.

Wednesday at the Library (8/10/16)

Programs & Events

Midweek Movie Matinee, Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library
Join us for a fun family movie on the big screen!
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

Tuesday at the Library (8/9/16)

Programs & Events

Get Movin' with Ms. Annie!, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Hop, skip, and jump with your friends!  Annie Bonifacio of Dawn's School of Dance will get you moving at this fun program.
Bottle water provided by the Friends of the Upper King William Library.

Learning Microsoft Word Class, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Atlee 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 804-559-0654 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Aug 4, 2016

Monday at the Library (8/8/16)

Programs & Events

"Drive-in" Movie for Kids, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
 Ages 3-10. Take a "car" to our drive-in and see a great kids' movie on the big screen.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.

Pajama Storytime, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Bring your favorite snuggly friend for a special evening Storytime.  Wear your PJs and slippers, too!
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Saturday at the Library (8/6/16)

Programs & Events

Harry Potter & the Cursed Child Launch Party, 11:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Dress up as your favorite Potterverse character and celebrate the launch of "Harry Potter & the Cursed Child" with us.  We'll read excerpts from the book and make a fun craft.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

"Read for the Win" Finish Line, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Ages 5-10. Celebrate the end of summer with a fun craft and see who's reached their reading goal.
Lunch provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Genealogy Research Resources, 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library
Find out more about the church & vestry records, court & newspaper abstracts, old home & post office histories, tombstone inscriptions, and local family histories at the Page Memorial Library.  Then explore census & immigration records, marriage/birth/death records, and military service information to help build your family tree at the Montpelier Branch Library.
Call or visit the Montpelier Branch Library by July 31 to register.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

Friday at the Library (8/5/16)

Programs & Events

Friday Morning Movie, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Goochland Branch Library
See a great kids' movie on the big screen at the library.
Popcorn provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Summer Movie Matinee, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
See a great all ages movie about racing on the big screen.

First Friday Films, 4:30 - 6:00 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.

Supper & Books, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Share your favorite summer reads and enjoy a delicious light supper.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Aug 1, 2016

Thursday at the Library (8/4/16)

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 low-impact, efficient cardio workout while you stay seated in a comfortable chair.
Healthy refreshments provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.

BINGO!, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Ages 3-12. Shout the word and win the prize!

Learning Microsoft Word Class, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
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.

Wednesday at the Library (8/3/16)

Programs & Events

Learning Microsoft Word Class, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Goochland 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 804-556-4774 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Family Carnival Game Night, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
All ages. Join us at the library and try your luck at our family-friendly Carnival Game Night.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.