Nov 16, 2017

Monday at the Library (11/20/17)

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

Saturday at the Library (11/18/17)

Programs & Events
The Amazing Honeybee!, 10:30 a.m. - noon
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Ages 18 & up. How important is one beehive for your food? Learn how bees make honey, how to harvest honey, and how you can start your own hive.

Greeting Card Workshop, 10:30 a.m. - noon
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Ages 13 & up. Get into the holiday spirit with your own personally designed greeting card.  Supplies provided. Call or visit the library to sign up.

Book Tasting, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Grades K-5.  Want to find a new book to read?  Try a sample of recommendations at our Book Tasting!  Browse 6-8 books, rate them, and check out the ones you really love.

Friday at the Library (11/17/17)

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

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

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

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.

Be a Changemaker: Research, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Ages 12-18.  Find out how good research skills can help you change the world at our second session of Changemakers.  Call or visit the library to sign up for the series.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

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.

Nov 13, 2017

Thursday at the Library (11/16/17)

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.
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
Teen Trivia, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Ages 11-18.  Are you full of useful (or not so useful) information?  Have we got the place for you!  Compete against your friends, win prizes, and see who's the ultimate trivia champ.
 
Teen Crafting & Gaming Circle: Reminder Cloud, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Ages 11-18. Create your own obstacle course, and explore coding with Sphero robotic balls. Try out the craft of the month - Reminder Cloud! Call or visit to sign up.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.
 

Wednesday at the Library (11/15/17)

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

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

Programs & Events
Family Game Night, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
All ages. Join us for a fun night with family and friends playing Wii games and classic board games like Scrabble, Clue, and Monopoly.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.

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.

Nov 9, 2017

Monday at the Library (11/13/17)

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

Programs & Events
Suminagashi Marbling Workshop, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Ages 18 & up. Learn the Japanese art of Suminagashi and create your own unique marbled designs on rice paper.  Call or visit the library to sign up.

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.

Montpelier Mystery Book Group, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library
Ages 18 & up.  Join us for a lively discussion of a popular mystery title.

Saturday at the Library (11/11/17)

Programs & Events
Marble Fun Run, 10:30 a.m. - noon
Location: Hanover Branch Library
Ages 5-10. Bring your best design ideas (and a friend or two) to our fun STEAM event.
Snacks provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

Building Expo, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
All ages.  Explore all kinds of building materials - blocks, Lincoln logs, Tinkertoys, LEGOs, and more.  What will you build?

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.

Ashland Library's Anniversary Open House, Noon - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Celebrate 20 years of library service at 201 S. Railroad Ave. with memories of our "Book Brigade" as volunteers moved the library book by book across the tracks.  Join us at 2:00 p.m. for a special performance of "Two Tellers Telling" sharing library stories of the past, part of "Celebrate!: A Storytelling Series for Adults."

Second Saturday 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.

Friday at the Library (11/10/17)

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

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

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

Nov 6, 2017

Thursday at the Library (11/9/17)

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.
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
PRL Genealogy Club, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Interested in researching your family tree?  Enjoy sharing tips with other researchers?  Need access to research materials or occasional help?  Join us at our Genealogy Club!

Family Movie Night, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
Bring the whole family for a great movie at the library.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library. 

Wednesday at the Library (11/8/17)

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

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

Programs & Events
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.

Mason Jar Salad, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Ages 18 & up.  Looking for a fun way to eat a healthy meal? A nutrition specialist will show you how to make a salad in a Mason jar.

Tuesday at the Library (11/7/17)

Storytimes
Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library

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
LEGO Club, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Ages 5-10. Join us for a fun night of LEGO building as Dr. Donnie McCullough guides you through challenges illustrating important principles of physics and engineering. 

Nov 2, 2017

Monday at the Library (11/6/17)

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

Programs & Events
Adult Movie Matinee, Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
See a great movie at the library!
Popcorn & soda provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.

Saturday at the Library (11/4/17)

Programs & Events
LEGO Building Fun, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Ages 5-10.  Calling all kids! What can you build with your imagination? The possibilities are endless when kids and bricks get together.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Upper King William Library.

Paint by Stickers, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
All ages. Create your own art using stickers, just like paint-by-numbers!
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Celebrate the Library's 75th Anniversary, Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
All ages. Enjoy cake & refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library and see our brand new traveling display, "Virginia Women in History 2017," from the Library of Virginia.

Genealogy Research Resources, 1:00 -3:30 p.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library
Enjoy an informative presentation at the historic Page Memorial Library about the types of records available for research. Then stroll over to the Montpelier Branch Library for a hands-on demonstration on our genealogy databases and how to use them.  Basic computer experience is preferred for the second part of our program.  Call or visit the library to sign up by November 1.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

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

Friday at the Library (11/3/17)

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

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

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

Oct 30, 2017

Thursday at the Library (11/2/17)

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
Virginia Ghost Stories, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library
Ages 18 & up. Debbie Phillips, local storyteller and historian, will chill you to the bone with stories of apparitions, poltergeists, haunted taverns, and more! Part of our Adult Storytelling Series.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

Wednesday at the Library (11/1/17)

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 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 a.m. - 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.

Tuesday at the Library (10/31/17)

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
Nightmare before Christmas, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Ages 11-18. Jack Skellington called, and he wants to see you at the library for our special movie party-before-the-party. Cosplay encouraged but not required! Bring a friend!
Treats provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library. 

Oct 26, 2017

Monday at the Library (10/30/17)

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

Programs & Events
Halloween Parade, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Join us for a fun costume parade through the library.  Listen to a story and make a craft, too!
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Saturday at the Library (10/28/17)

Programs & Events
Monster Mash, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Ages 3-5.  Calling all little monsters!  Dress up as your favorite monster, and join us for a fun morning of monster-themed games and crafts.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Mummy Halloween Fun, 10:30 a.m. - noon
Location: Hanover Branch Library
Ages 3-10. Dress up for Halloween and have some mummy fun!
Tightly wrapped treats provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

Beaded Earring Workshop, 10:30 a.m. - noon
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Ages 12 to Adult. Celebrate autumn by crafting a pair of seasonal beaded earrings. Call or visit the library to sign up.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the UKW Library.

Superhero BASH!, 11:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Ages 3 & up. BOOM! WHAM! KAPOW! Celebrate Halloween ComicFest with games, snacks, and crafts dressed as your favorite superhero!  Adults can dress up, too!  Don't forget to pick up your free comic book while supplies last.

Friday at the Library (10/27/17)

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

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

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