Oct 30, 2007

2nd Annual Halloween Open House

Wednesday October 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
at the Hanover Branch Library
Join us for our annual open house. Those in costume will receive a special favor!
Spooky, tasty treats and punch served.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Hanover Branch Library.
Call (804) 365-6210 or visit the library at 7527 Library Drive for more information.

Oct 24, 2007

Pick of the Week


By: Brian Jacques

Lord Asheye of Salamandastron has a prophecy that new Badger Lord must reign over the legendary badger fortress. But who is this young warrior, and how is he to be found? Meanwhile, the unsuspecting future Badger Lord has been captured by a scurrilous group of Sea Raiders.

Website of the Week

This is a website companion to a museum exhibit "that let[s] visitors investigate their perception of sound." It features guides to listening to nature, and listening to get around, to make music, to solve problems, and to process sound. Also it includes audio clips, online activities and real-world projects, samples from the museum exhibit, and links to related websites. Note: Headphones are recommended when using this site. From the Exploratorium.

Oct 18, 2007

Two Children's Programmer positions open at the library

Go to our Employment at the Library page for full details about this exciting job working with kids.

Oct 17, 2007

Random Acts at the Library!

Hey teens! Don't miss the Random Acts comedy troupe on Thursday October 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ashland Branch Library at 201 S. Railroad Ave. in downtown Ashland. Celebrate Teen Read Week with your friends and LOL as the library transforms into a cool comedy club featuring "Richmond's fastest and funniest comedy show." Snacks served! Sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Oct 15, 2007

Teen Read Week October 14-20

Vote for your favorite title at Teen's Top Ten!
Make your voice heard at SmartGirl's Teen Read Week survey.
Win a visit with author Tiffany Trent, too!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

For the third time through a generous donation by the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation, the library was able to purchase 14 new titles related to breast cancer. You can find these titles by searching for "breast cancer" in our library catalog at http://www.pamcat.org/. Pictures of previous donations and branch displays can be found here. New photos will be added soon.

Oct 11, 2007

Pick of the Week

Diamondback McCall--Island Lost
by Robert Middleton
Middleton reprises his eponymous cowboy hero in a western adventure with more narrow escapes than a movie serial. Jack Diamondback McCall now calls Spirit Feather, an Anasazi village in Arizona Territory, home. But he still loves a challenge.

Website of the Week

Environmental Education for Kids
From the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
This site is published in Wisconsin, but it is loaded with lots of information and ideas about the earth, animals, and other neat stuff including what kinds of jobs are available for people interested in the environment.

Oct 8, 2007

Tuesday October 9 is the deadline for voter registration

Have you registered to vote yet? Want to know more about your local candidates or the political process? Election Day is Tuesday November 6, and the library wants to keep you informed. Visit our Voting and Election Related Web Sites page for the latest information on Election 2007.

Oct 5, 2007

Librarian Wanted

Are you a new or recent MLS/MLIS/MIS graduate or are you a current librarian with fresh and exciting ideas about libraries? Then the Pamunkey Regional Library wants YOU to join our Reference and Training Dept. as a Librarian. Job details and the PRL employment application are available at www.pamunkeylibrary.org/library_jobs.htm.
Questions, comments, or suggestions? Call (804) 365-6211

Oct 4, 2007

Pick of the Week

Diabetes fit food : over 200 recipes from the world's greatest chefs
by: Ellen Haas

In Diabetes Fit Food, Haas and the FoodFit team bring together leading experts in nutrition and fitness, as well as a network of nationally recognized chefs, to produce a collection of recipes and nutrition advice that disproves the myth that delicious food can't be diabetes friendly.

Website of the Week

U.S. Government Printing Office
GPO Access is a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides free electronic access to a wealth of important information products produced by the Federal Government. The information provided on this site is the official, published version and the information retrieved from GPO Access can be used without restriction, unless specifically noted. This free service is funded by the Federal Depository Library Program and has grown out of Public Law 103-40, known as the Government Printing Office Electronic Information Enhancement Act of 1993.

Oct 1, 2007

Happy 10th Birthday, Atlee Branch Library!

Atlee Library's 10th Birthday Celebration

Tuesday October 9, starting at 11:00 a.m.

Celebrate the 10th Birthday of the Atlee Library! Everyone is invited to this free event to honor all the generous patrons and excellent staff of our library. There will be balloons and door prizes, too.

Birthday cake and other light refreshments will be served in the lobby.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Atlee Library.


Meet Local Author, Emyl Jenkins
Tuesday October 9 at 7:00 pm

Emyl Jenkins will discuss her critically praised mystery novel, Stealing with Style. Ms. Jenkins has written 13 nonfiction books, but this is her first work of fiction. This free program is open to the public. As an extra treat to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the library, a drawing will take place to pick a winner to receive an autographed copy of Stealing with Style.

Refreshments from Jenkins’s cookbook, From Store Bought to Homemade, will be served.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Atlee Library.