Dec 31, 2008

Pick of the Week


Whitewash

by Alex Kava

Todays headlines set the stage for the new deadly thriller from Kava, which takes readers into the labyrinth of greed, corporate corruption, and government conspiracy--where getting out alive may be impossible.

Website of the Week


FuelEconomy.gov

Check out the latest addition to Pamunkey Regional Library's Recommended Websites.

fueleconomy.gov is maintained jointly by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. You can compare makes and models of cars side-by-side, learn more about alternative fuel vehicles, and much,much more!


Today at the Library (12/31/08)

The Library will close at 5:00 p.m. today for the New Year's holiday. We will re-open at our regular business hours on Friday, January 2.

Dec 25, 2008

Today at the Library (12/25/08)

The Library is closed. All branches will re-open on Friday December 26. Happy Holidays!

Dec 24, 2008

Today at the Library (12/24/08)

The Library is closed today. All branches will re-open on Friday December 26. Happy Holidays!

Pick of the Week

Generation Green : the ultimate teen guide to living an eco-friendly life

by Linda Sivertsen

This book provides information on issues such as global warming and overflowing landfills; offers tips on how to shop, dress, eat, and travel the green way; and shows that being environmentally conscious can be a natural part of life.

Website of the Week





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Dec 23, 2008

Today at the Library (12/23/08)

Storytimes
Storytimes will resume on Monday January 5.

Dec 22, 2008

Today at the Library (12/22/08)

Storytimes
Storytimes will resume on Monday January 5.

Bookmobile Stops
King William County
Guardian Angels (2372 King William Road) 10:30 - 11:15
Mattaponi Indian Reservation (Rt. 640 to Rt. 625) 1:45 - 2:30
King William Courthouse (Rt. 30) 2:45 - 3:15

Dec 19, 2008

Today at the Library (12/19/08)

Storytimes
Storytimes will resume on Monday January 5.

Bookmobile Stops
King & Queen County
Kiddie Korner (Rt. 629, Walkerton) 10:00 - 11:15
Scott's Store (Walkerton) 11:20 - 11:45
King & Queen Elementary School (24667 The Trail) 1:15 - 2:15

Dec 18, 2008

Testing and Education Reference Center Announces a New Look!


Testing and Education Reference Center, your one stop shop for all things in college and career preparation, now offers improved navigation and layout with faster access to practice tests and a new site search feature.

All content is divided into High School, College Prep, Career, and Graduate School Tools, and includes two new sections, International and Family College Planning Center.

Family College Planning Center includes everything you need to plan for college, including checklists, articles, career exploration tools, links to practice tests and prep tools, a School Search feature, a Resume Builder for College Applications, and information on scholarships & financial aid.

The Career Exploration page contains assessment tools, a resume builder, articles, and a virtual career library featuring a wide range of occupational topics.

Frequent users of the Testing and Education Reference Center will notice a “Recently Visited” feature that conveniently links to places you’ve visited in the site.
You can use the Testing and Education Reference Center in the library or at work, home, or school. Go to www.pamunkeylibrary.org/databases_by_alpha.htm or www.pamunkeylibrary.org/databases_by_subject.htm to log on.

Today at the Library (12/18/08)

Storytimes
Storytimes will resume on Monday January 5.

Bookmobile Stops
Hanover County
Goddard School (Sliding Hill Rd.) 9:30 - 10:45
Omni Park Place(101 Omni Rd.) 11:15 - 12:00
Primrose School of Atlee Commons (Atlee Commons Rd) 2:30 - 3:30

Programs and Events
Atlee Branch Library
Make It and Take It Holiday Ornament 2008
Thursday December 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Adults, teens, and children 10 and over are invited to this fun holiday activity.
Call (804) 559-0654 to register. Limited to 50 people.
Refreshments served.

Dec 17, 2008

Pick of the Week


The Gift

by Nora Roberts

Just in time for the holidays--a beautiful volume from the incomparable #1 "New York Times" bestselling master of romance Nora Roberts. This collection contains three classic tales of holiday love, together in paperback for the first time.

Website of the Week

NORAD Tracks Santa

For more than 50 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s Christmas Eve flight. While you wait until Christmas Eve to track Santa and his reindeer you can play fun games on the Kids' Countdown page.

Dec 15, 2008

Today at the Library (12/15/08)

Storytimes
Storytimes will resume on Monday January 5.

Bookmobile Stops
Please call 804-365-6211 for updates on Bookmobile service today.

Dec 13, 2008

Today at the Library (12/13/08)

Programs and Events
Hanover Branch Library
Holiday Movie and Card-making Celebration
Saturday December 13 at 10:00 a.m.
Get into the holiday spirit with some classic movies and make fun cards and gift tags.
Refreshments served. Sponsored by the Hanover Library Friends.

Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Sit 'n Stitch
Every second Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. (new time!)
Next meeting: December 13
Bring a bagged lunch and your current needlework projects. Learn a new skill or brush up on techniques you already know. Discover the perfect place to learn and laugh!
Dessert and drinks provided.

Goochland Branch Library
Saturday Movie Matinee
Saturday December 13 at 2:00 p.m.
Ages 5-10
Make a craft after the movie!
Refreshments served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Dec 12, 2008

Today at the Library (12/12/08)

Storytimes
Storytime will resume Monday January 5.

Bookmobile Stops
King & Queen County
Cherub School (3263 Old Church Rd.) 10:00 –10:45
King & Queen Senior Ctr. (Bethany Baptist Ch., Rt. 14) 11:15 - 11:45
King and Queen Courthouse (Rt. 14) 1:15 - 2:00

Programs and Events
King and Queen Branch Library
Holiday Storytime

Friday December 12 at 10:30 a.m.
Celebrate the holidays with stories of the season.
Refreshments served. Sponsored by the West Point Parent Child Development Center and Head Start.

Richard S. Gillis, Jr./Ashland Branch Library
Teen Movie Night
Friday December 12 at 6:00 p.m.
Pizza served! Bring a friend!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Dec 11, 2008

Today at the Library (12/11/08)

Storytimes
Storytime will resume on Monday January 5.

Bookmobile Stops
Hanover County
Tuckaway Day Care (304 Ashcake Road) 10:00 - 11:00
Kiddie Kingdom (813 Thompson Street ) 11:15 - 12:00
Kings Charter Village Center 1:30 - 2:00
All Aboard Child Dev. Ctr.(7147 Stonewall Pkwy.) 2:30 - 3:15

Programs and Events
Atlee Branch Library
Make It and Take It Holiday Ornament 2008
Thursday December 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Children under 10 years old and their parents are invited to this fun holiday activity.
Call (804) 559-0654 to register. Limited to 50 people.
Refreshments served.

Dec 10, 2008

Today at the Library (12/10/08)

Storytimes
Storytimes will resume Monday January 5.

Bookmobile Stops
Goochland County
Salem Pre-School (Salem Baptist Ch., Cardwell Rd.) 10:00 - 11:30
Elk Hill Farm 12:45 - 1:45
Courthouse Commons Shopping Center 2:15 - 3:15

Programs and Events
Upper King William Branch Library
Little Elf Workshop
Wednesday December 10 at 11:00 a.m.
Get in the holiday spirit with your little elves. Make some holiday decorations (a great gift for a special someone!) and some edible treats.
Refreshments served. Sponsored by the Friends of the UKW Library.

Pick of the Week

Bon appetit, y'all : stories and recipes from three generations of Southern cooking

by Virginia Willis

Virginia Willis was trained in France, but grew up cooking with her Grandmother and Mother in the Deep South. She combines the skills and tastes that she learned in Europe with the down home cooking of her family to create wonderful dishes.


Website of the Week


Recipe Source

RecipeSource is one of the oldest recipe sites on the Internet. Our collection was started in 1993 by Jennifer Snider when she discovered the wonders of Usenet newsgroups & Internet mailing lists as a student at the University of California at Berkeley. She started saving recipes posted to those sources and soon amassed thousands of recipes. When her friends found out about the collection, we encouraged her to put them on the web, and she agreed, provided we helped her. After several months of hard work, the recipes first appeared on the web in 1995 as SOAR: The Searchable Online Archive of Recipes. From our start with around 10,000 recipes we've grown the collection to 7 times that size, and had our pages accessed millions of times from around the world. Thanks to our popularity, by 2001 we'd outgrown our original home, so moved the collection here to RecipeSource.com.

Dec 9, 2008

Today at the Library (12/9/08)

Storytimes
Storytimes will resume on Monday January 5.

Bookmobile Stops
Hanover County
Atlee Christian Academy (Atlee Rd.) 9:15 - 10:30
Rainbow Station (8218 Atlee Road) 10:35 - 11:15
Toddler University (Rt. 301) 11:30 - 12:30
Covenant Woods (7090 Covenant Woods Drive) 2:00 - 2:45

Programs and Events
Hanover Branch Library
Library Lullaby Family Storytime
Tuesday December 9 at 6:45 p.m.
Dress in your PJs for a special evening Storytime.

Dec 8, 2008

Today at the Library (12/8/08)

Storytimes
Storytimes will resume on January 5.

Bookmobile Stops
King William County
Guardian Angels (2372 King William Road) 10:30 - 11:15
Mattaponi Indian Reservation (Rt. 640 to Rt. 625) 1:45 - 2:30
King William Courthouse (Rt. 30) 2:45 - 3:15

Dec 5, 2008

Today at the Library (12/5/08)

Storytimes
Hanover Branch Library
Family Storytime 10:45 a.m.

Rockville Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:45 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
King & Queen County
Kiddie Korner (Rt. 629, Walkerton) 10:00 - 11:15
Bruington Baptist Church (Rt. 14) 11:30 - 12:00
Walkerton Post Office 1:15 - 2:30

Programs and Events
Goochland Branch Library
Rhythms: A Concert Series @ Your Library
Friday December 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Local harpist, Cynthy Johnson returns to the library for a concert featuring winter and seasonal selections.
Refreshments served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Dec 4, 2008

Today at the Library (12/4/08)

Storytimes
Atlee Branch Library
Mother Goose Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime 10:45 a.m.

Goochland Branch Library
Preschool Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime 11:00 a.m.

Mechanicsville Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:15 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
Hanover County
Goddard School (Old Hickory Rd.) 9:45 - 11:30
New Hanover Christian School (Chamberlayne Rd.) 1:00 - 2:00
Bon Secours Child Care(8210 Meadowbridge Rd.) 2:30 - 3:45

Programs and Events
Richard S. Gillis, Jr./Ashland Branch Library
Ashland Remembers
Thursday December 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Longtime Center of the Universe residents will share their stories of the town's past, as part of Ashland's 150th Celebration.
Refreshments served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Dec 3, 2008

Pick of the Week


Martha and Skits

by Susan Meddaugh

Martha's family surprises her with a puppy, Skits, who turns Martha's world topsy-turvy. When Skits does the unforgivable and crashes into Martha's alphabet soup, she must take charge. But when the family insists that Skits be more like Martha, something terrible happens! It's up to Martha to help Skits realize how special he is.

Website of the Week


Dog Scouts of America

Dog Scouts of America is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization, founded for educational and charitable purposes. We promote responsible pet ownership and the importance of the human/companion animal bond. Our mission is to make the world a better place to live, by teaching humane education, and having society as a whole respect ALL life more, and place more value on the dog as a member of the family.

Today at the Library (12/3/08)

Storytimes
Atlee Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.

Goochland Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 11:00 a.m.

Mechanicsville Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:15 a.m.

Lois Wickham Jones/Montpelier Branch Library
Mother Goose 9:15 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:00 a.m.

Upper King William Branch Library
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime 11:30 a.m.

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

Bookmobile Stops
Goochland County
Bundle of Joy Day Care (74 Plaza Drive) 10:15 - 11:30
Broadview Shopping Center 1:45 - 2:30
James River Estates (East Brook Run Drive) 3:00 - 3:30

Dec 2, 2008

Today at the Library (12/2/08)

Storytimes
Richard S. Gillis, Jr.,/Ashland Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
Hanover County
Advent Day Care (Christian Church, Studley Road) 9:45 - 10:45Liberty Christian School (8094 Liberty Circle) 11:00 - 11:45Christian Village (Lee Davis Rd.) 1:30 - 2:15Minnieland Private Day School (7386 Creighton Rd.) 2:30 - 3:15

Programs and Events
Hanover Branch Library
Digital TV Transition
Tuesday December 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Do you have one or more analog TVs? Doug Cramer, Manager of Ashland's Radio Shack, will show you how to make the transition from analog to digital before the February 2009 deadline.
Sponsored by Radio Shack.

Nov 28, 2008

Today at the Library (11/28/08)

Storytimes
Hanover Branch Library
Family Storytime 10:45 a.m.

Rockville Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:45 a.m.

Nov 27, 2008

Today at the Library (11/27/08)

The Library will be closed today for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen on Friday November 28 at our regular hours.

Nov 26, 2008

Pick of the Week



Cradle of America:


Four Centuries of Virginia History



by Peter Wallenstein




In this first single-authored history of Virginia since the 1970s, Peter Wallenstein traces major themes across four centuries in a brisk narrative that recalls the people and events that have shaped the Old Dominion.

Today at the Library (11/26/08)

Storytimes
Atlee Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.

Goochland Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 11:00 a.m.

Mechanicsville Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:15 a.m.

Lois Wickham Jones/Montpelier Branch Library
Mother Goose 9:15 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:00 a.m.

Upper King William Branch Library
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime 11:30 a.m.

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

Bookmobile Stops
Goochland County
Salem Pre-School (Salem Baptist Ch., Cardwell Rd.) 10:00 - 11:30
Elk Hill Farm 12:45 - 1:45
Courthouse Commons Shopping Center 2:15 - 3:15

Nov 25, 2008

Today at the Library (11/25/08)

Storytimes
Richard S. Gillis, Jr.,/Ashland Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
Hanover County
Educare Day Care (8226 Windmill Watch Drive) 9:15 - 10:00
Bell Creek Child Development (7620 Left Flank Rd.) 10:15 - 11:30
Legacy Park (Pole Green Road) 11:45 - 12:30
Covenant Woods (7090 Covenant Woods Drive) 2:00 - 2:45

Nov 24, 2008

Today at the Library (11/24/08)

Storytimes
Richard S. Gillis, Jr.,/Ashland Branch Library
Mother Goose Storytime Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Toddler Storytime 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 11:15 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
King William County
Guardian Angels (2372 King William Road) 10:30 - 11:15
Mattaponi Indian Reservation (Rt. 640 to Rt. 625) 1:45 - 2:30
King William Courthouse (Rt. 30) 2:45 - 3:15

Nov 22, 2008

Today at the Library (11/22/08)

Programs and Events
The Armchair Traveler program at the Cochrane Rockville Branch Library has been cancelled.

West Point Branch Library
Second Saturday Matinee
Saturday November 22 at 1:00 p.m.
All ages.
Refreshments served. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Nov 21, 2008

Today at the Library (11/21/08)

Storytimes
Hanover Branch Library
Family Storytime 10:45 a.m.

Rockville Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:45 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
King & Queen County
Kiddie Korner (Rt. 629, Walkerton) 10:00 - 11:15
Scott's Store (Walkerton) 11:20 - 11:45
King & Queen Elementary School (24667 The Trail) 1:15 - 2:15

Programs and Events
King and Queen Branch Library
Good Foods
Friday November 21 at 10:30 a.m.
Listen to stories about food that's good for you and make a healthy and tasty fruit smoothie.
Refreshments served. Sponsored by the West Point Parent Child Development Center and Head Start.

Richard S. Gillis, Jr./Ashland Branch Library
Teen Movie Night
Friday November 21 at 6:00 p.m.
Pizza served! Bring a friend! Sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Nov 20, 2008

Today at the Library (11/20/08)

Storytimes
Atlee Branch Library
Mother Goose Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime 10:45 a.m.

Goochland Branch Library
Preschool Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime 11:00 a.m.

Mechanicsville Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:15 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
Hanover County
Goddard School (Sliding Hill Rd.) 9:30 - 10:45
Omni Park Place(101 Omni Rd.) 11:15 - 12:00
Primrose School of Atlee Commons (Atlee Commons Rd) 2:30 - 3:30

Programs and Events
Hanover Branch Library
Lunchtime Book Group
Thursday November 20 at 12:30 p.m.
Join us at lunchtime for a brief discussion of Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.
Dessert and drinks will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.
Sponsored by the Hanover Library Friends.

Goochland Branch Library
Drawing Anime
Thursday November 20 at 6:00 p.m.
Watch a short film and have fun drawing your favorite characters.
Pizza, drinks, and dessert served! Sponsored by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Nov 19, 2008

Position Available: Branch Manager I

Branch Manager I, Hanover Branch Library

If you are energetic, enjoy working with people, books and computers, interested in local history and genealogy, and thrive in a busy library environment, the Pamunkey Regional Library invites you to apply for the position of Branch Manager I, at the Hanover Branch Library, 7527 Library Drive, Hanover, VA 23069.

The Branch Manager is responsible for creating and providing innovative library services and programs, working with the public and supervising staff. This is a full-time benefited position requiring some evening hours and at least one Saturday a month. The job is open as of January 1, 2009. The starting salary is $27,813 per year. Four year college degree is required and library/supervisory experience desirable.

Interviews will be held week of December 8 or 15. To apply, send letter and completed PRL application to Linda Gosnell, Supervising Librarian, Pamunkey Regional Library, P. O. Box 119, Hanover VA 23069, or fax these items to (804) 365-6389, or e-mail them to lgosnell@pamunkeylibrary.org with a subject line: "Hanover Branch Manager" by 12 noon (EDT), December 8, 2008. TDD#730-6140 EOE/MFH.

Job description and application forms can be found at http://www.pamunkeylibrary.org/library_jobs.htm.

Today at the Library (11/19/08)

Storytimes
Atlee Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.

Goochland Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 11:00 a.m.

Mechanicsville Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:15 a.m.

Lois Wickham Jones/Montpelier Branch Library
Mother Goose 9:15 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:00 a.m.

Upper King William Branch Library
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime 11:30 a.m.

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

Bookmobile Stops
Goochland County
Dover Baptist Church (Rt. 621) 11:30 - 12:15
Broadview Shopping Center 1:45 - 2:30
James River Estates (East Brook Run Dr.) 3:00 - 3:30

Pick of the Week

The Ultimate Cheapskate's

Road Map to True Riches

by Jeff Yeager

Departing from the get rich mantra of many personal finance books, Yeager, once dubbed the Ultimate Cheapskate by NBC's Today Show, instead advises readers to shift their priorities and live well on less in this sensible guide to frugal living. By emphasizing the virtues and satisfactions of living cheaply, Yeager convincingly makes the case that frugality can free more time and cash for life's true pleasures a passion-filled career, hobbies and giving back to one's loved ones and community.

Website of the Week




MissingMoney.com is a database of governmental unclaimed property records.

Common types of unclaimed property include:
Bank accounts and safe deposit box contents
Stocks, mutual funds, bonds, and dividends
Uncashed checks and wages
Insurance policies, CD's, trust funds
Utility deposits, escrow accounts.
To enhance the states' outreach efforts to locate lost owners, MissingMoney.com, a national database, was established in November 1999 by the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA). MissingMoney.com enables owners to perform comprehensive searches for lost assets required by law to be turned over to the states.

Nov 17, 2008

Today at the Library (11/17/08)

Storytimes
Richard S. Gillis, Jr.,/Ashland Branch Library
Mother Goose Storytime Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Toddler Storytime 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 11:15 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
King William County
King's Grant (McKendree Church) 11:15 - 12:00
Manquin Farms (Moncuin Drive) 12:05 - 12:30
McCauley Park 1:30 - 2:00
Rose Garden Estates (Dogwood Court) 2:15 - 2:45
King William Youth Center (Rt. 30) 3:15 - 4:00

Nov 14, 2008

Today at the Library (11/14/08)

Storytimes
Hanover Branch Library
Family Storytime 10:45 a.m.

Rockville Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:45 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
King and Queen County
Cherub School (3263 Old Church Rd.) 10:00 –10:45
King & Queen Senior Ctr. (Bethany Baptist Ch., Rt. 14) 11:15 - 11:45
King and Queen Courthouse (Rt. 14) 1:15 - 2:00

Programs and Events
Richard S. Gillis, Jr./Ashland Branch Library
Slumbertime Storytime
Friday November 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Wear your pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed friend to this special evening Family Storytime.
Milk and cookies served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Nov 13, 2008

Today at the Library (11/13/08

Storytimes
Atlee Branch Library
Mother Goose Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime 10:45 a.m.

Goochland Branch Library
Preschool Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime 11:00 a.m.

Mechanicsville Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:15 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
Hanover County
Tuckaway Day Care (304 Ashcake Road) 10:00 - 11:00
Kiddie Kingdom (813 Thompson Street ) 11:15 - 12:00
Kings Charter Village Center 1:30 - 2:00
All Aboard Child Dev. Ctr.(7147 Stonewall Pkwy.) 2:30 - 3:15

Nov 12, 2008

Today at the Library (11/12/08)

Storytimes
Atlee Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.


Goochland Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 11:00 a.m.

Mechanicsville Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:15 a.m.

Lois Wickham Jones/Montpelier Branch Library
Mother Goose 9:15 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:00 a.m.

Upper King William Branch Library
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime 11:30 a.m.

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

Bookmobile Stops
Goochland County
Salem Pre-School (Salem Baptist Ch., Cardwell Rd.) 10:00 - 11:30
Elk Hill Farm 12:45 - 1:45
Courthouse Commons Shopping Center 2:15 - 3:15


Programs and Events
Hanover Branch Library
Second Annual Silent Auction (LAST DAY!)
November 6 - 12 during library hours
Do your holiday shopping and help a good cause at the same time!
Call (804) 365-6210 for more information.
Sponsored by the Hanover Library Friends.

Pick of the Week


by Dava Sobel
The Sun's family of planets becomes a familiar place in this guided tour of other worlds, Dava Sobel explores the origins and oddities of the planets through the lens of popular culture, from astrology, mythology, and science fiction to art, music, poetry, biography, and history. Whether revealing what lies behind Venus's cocoon of acid clouds or capturing firsthand the excitement at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory when pictures from Cassini at Saturn are beamed to Earth, this intimate account is filled with fascination, beauty, and surprise.

Website of the Week




At the Space Telescope Science Institute, we're working hard to study and explain the once-unimaginable celestial phenomena now made visible using Hubble's cutting-edge technology. In the course of this exploration we will continue to share with you the grace and beauty of the universe. because the discoveries belong to all of us.
Probe deeper! Explore the following links to learn more about who we are and what we do.

Nov 11, 2008

Today at the Library (11/11/08)

Storytimes
Richard S. Gillis, Jr.,/Ashland Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
Hanover County
Atlee Christian Academy (Atlee Rd.) 9:15 - 10:30
Rainbow Station (8218 Atlee Road) 10:35 - 11:15
Toddler University (Rt. 301) 11:30 - 12:30
Covenant Woods (7090 Covenant Woods Drive) 2:00 - 2:45

Programs and Events
Today is Veteran's Day

Hanover Branch Library
Second Annual Silent Auction
November 6 - 12 during library hours
Do your holiday shopping and help a good cause at the same time!
Call (804) 365-6210 for more information.
Sponsored by the Hanover Library Friends.


Atlee Branch Library
Friends of the Atlee Library Meeting.
Tuesday November 11 at 7:00 p.m.
There will be reports on the Book Sale and Quilt Raffle, and the Talk given by author Jeffry D. Wertz about his new book, "Cavalryman of the Lost Cause: A Biography of J.E.B. Stuart."
Plans and a date will be discussed for our Christmas Luncheon for the library staff. Please bring a friend!
There is one autographed copy of Mr. Wertz’s book still available for $30.00. It would make a wonderful gift for anyone interested in the Civil War.
If you are interested in purchasing it, please call Betty Johnston at 746-5036.

Nov 10, 2008

Today at the Library (11/10/08)

Storytimes
Richard S. Gillis, Jr.,/Ashland Branch Library
Mother Goose Storytime Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Toddler Storytime 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 11:15 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
King William County
Guardian Angels (2372 King William Road) 10:30 - 11:15
Mattaponi Indian Reservation (Rt. 640 to Rt. 625) 1:45 - 2:30
King William Courthouse (Rt. 30) 2:45 - 3:15

Programs and Events
Second Annual Silent Auction to benefit the Hanover Branch Library
November 6 - 12 during library hours
Do your holiday shopping and help a good cause at the same time!
Call (804) 365-6210 for more information. Sponsored by the Hanover Library Friends.

Nov 7, 2008

Today at the Library (11/7/08)

Storytimes
Hanover Branch Library
Family Storytime 10:45 a.m.

Rockville Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:45 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
King and Queen County
Kiddie Korner (Rt. 629, Walkerton) 10:00 - 11:15
Bruington Baptist Church (Rt. 14) 11:30 - 12:00
Walkerton Post Office 1:15 - 2:30

Programs and Events
Second Annual Silent Auction to benefit the Hanover Branch Library
November 6 - 12 during library hours
Do your holiday shopping and help a good cause at the same time!Call
(804) 365-6210 for more information. Sponsored by the Hanover Library Friends.

Nov 6, 2008

Today at the Library (11/6/08)

Storytimes
Atlee Branch Library
Mother Goose Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime 10:45 a.m.

Goochland Branch Library
Preschool Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime 11:00 a.m.

Mechanicsville Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:15 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
Hanover County
Goddard School (Old Hickory Rd.) 9:45 - 11:30
New Hanover Christian School (Chamberlayne Rd.) 1:00 - 2:00
Bon Secours Child Care(8210 Meadowbridge Rd.) 2:30 - 3:45


Programs and Events
Hanover Branch Library
Second Annual Silent Auction
November 6 - 12 during library hours
Do your holiday shopping and help a good cause at the same time!
Call (804) 365-6210 for more information.
Sponsored by the Hanover Library Friends.

Nov 5, 2008

Pick of the Week

by David Macaulay
Explores the complex inner workings of the human body in a visual study of anatomy and physiology that ranges from the cells that form the building blocks of the body, to the individual organs and systems and how they function.

Website of the Week






The Eldercare Locator is the first step to finding resources for older adults in any U.S. community. It is a free national service of the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Just one phone call or Web site visit provides an instant connection to resources that enable older persons to live independently in their communities. Support services for caregivers are also available. The Eldercare Locator is designed to help older adults and their families and caregivers find their way through the maze of services for seniors by identifying trustworthy local support resources. The goal is to provide users with the information and resources they need that will help older persons live independently and safely in their homes and communities for as long as possible.




Nov 4, 2008

Today at the Library (11/4/08)

Storytimes
There will be no Storytime at the Ashland Branch Library because it is a polling place today. The library will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Bookmobile Stops
Hanover County
Advent Day Care (Christian Church, Studley Road) 9:45 - 10:45
Liberty Christian School (8094 Liberty Circle) 11:00 - 11:45
Christian Village (Lee Davis Rd.) 1:30 - 2:15
Minnieland Private Day School (7386 Creighton Rd.) 2:30 - 3.15

Don't forget to vote today!

Nov 3, 2008

Today at the Library (11/3/08)

Storytimes
Richard S. Gillis, Jr.,/Ashland Branch Library
Mother Goose Storytime Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Toddler Storytime 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 11:15 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
King William County
King's Grant (McKendree Church) 11:15 - 12:00
Manquin Farms (Moncuin Drive) 12:05 - 12:30
McCauley Park 1:30 - 2:00
Rose Garden Estates (Dogwood Court) 2:15 - 2:45
Normans (8191 Little Florida Rd.) 3:10 - 3:45

Nov 1, 2008

Today at the Library (11/1/08)

Programs and Events
Goochland Branch Library
Greeting Card Workshop
Saturday November 1 at 10:00 a.m.
Hey teens and adults! Design a unique card for a special someone, using a variety of materials and techniques. Bring lace, fabric, ribbon, photos, etc. to decorate your card. Paint and card stock provided.
Pre-register at the library. Sponsored by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Hanover Branch Library
Bike Rodeo
Saturday November 1 at 10:30 a.m.
Check out the latest bike safety books & information and try out our obstacle course.
Refreshments served. Sponsored by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

Oct 31, 2008

Today at the Library (10/31/08)

Storytimes
Hanover Branch Library
Family Storytime 10:45 a.m.

Rockville Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:45 a.m.

Programs and Events
Hanover Branch Library
Halloween Open House
Friday October 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Join us for a "spooktacular" open house celebration with tasty treats and punch. Wear a costume and receive a special favor!
Sponsored by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

Oct 30, 2008

Today at the Library (10/30/08)

Storytimes
Atlee Branch Library
Mother Goose Storytime Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime 10:45 a.m.

Goochland Branch Library
Preschool Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime 11:00 a.m.

Mechanicsville Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:15 a.m.

Programs and Events
Atlee Branch Library
Family Halloween Costume Parade and Movie Night
Thursday October 30 at 6:00 p.m.
Show off your Halloween finery and then join us for a great family movie.
Refreshments served.

Oct 29, 2008

Today at the Library (10/29/08)

Storytimes
Atlee Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.

Goochland Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 11:00 a.m.

Mechanicsville Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:15 a.m.

Lois Wickham Jones/Montpelier Branch Library
Mother Goose 9:15 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:00 a.m.

Upper King William Branch Library
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime 11:30 a.m.

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

Website of the Week

These tutorials are interactive health education resources from the Patient Education Institute. Using animated graphics each tutorial explains a procedure or condition in easy-to-read language. You can also listen to the tutorial.

Pick of the Week

by Rosemary Wells

While the popular Tiffany and athletic Charles make increasingly outrageous promises in their campaigns for President of Canine Country Day School, Otto quietly enters the race, vowing only to try to do what students really want.

Oct 28, 2008

Today at the Library (10/28/08)

Storytimes
Richard S. Gillis, Jr.,/Ashland Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
Hanover County
Educare Day Care (8226 Windmill Watch Drive) 9:15 - 10:00
Bell Creek Child Development (7620 Left Flank Rd.) 10:15 - 11:30
Legacy Park (Pole Green Road) 11:45 - 12:30
Covenant Woods (7090 Covenant Woods Drive) 2:00 - 2:45

Programs and Events
Mechanicsville Branch Library
Community Issues
with Trip Chalkley, Hanover County’s Commonwealth’s Attorney
Tuesday October 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Mr. Chalkley will talk about issues affecting our community, including gangs, stalking, and other related topics. Q&A session to follow discussion.
Refreshments served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

Oct 27, 2008

Today at the Library (10/27/08)

Storytimes
Richard S. Gillis, Jr.,/Ashland Branch Library
Mother Goose Storytime Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Toddler Storytime 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 11:15 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
King William County
Guardian Angels (2372 King William Road) 10:30 - 11:15
Mattaponi Indian Reservation (Rt. 640 to Rt. 625) 1:45 - 2:30
King William Courthouse (Rt. 30) 2:45 - 3:15

Oct 25, 2008

Today at the Library (10/25/08)

Programs and Events
Goochland Branch Library
Rhythms: A Concert Series @ Your Library
Saturday October 25 at 5:00 p.m.
See local musicians Bob Wadsworth and Martha Giles (hammered dulcimer, guitar, and folk music vocals).
Refreshments served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Oct 24, 2008

Today at the Library (10/24/08)

Storytimes
Hanover Branch Library
Family Storytime 10:45 a.m.

Rockville Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:45 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
King and Queen County
The Learning Connection 9:45 – 10:45
King & Queen Senior Ctr. (Bethany Baptist Ch., Rt. 14) 11:15 - 11:45
King and Queen Courthouse 1:15—2:00


Programs and Events
King and Queen Branch Library
Let's Pretend!
Friday October 24 at 10:30 a.m.
Dress up as your favorite storybook character & decorate a pumpkin muffin at our Head Start Storytime.
Refreshments served.
Sponsored by the West Point Parent Child Development Center and Head Start.

Atlee Branch Library

Kostumes and Karaoke
Friday October 24 at 6:00 p.m.
Ages 13-18
Hey all you teenage ghoulies, vampires, and American Idols! Warm up your vocal cords, bring your friends & your fave CDs, and join us for some spooky fun. Win prizes, too!
Snacks served!

Lois Wickham Jones/Montpelier Branch Library
Family PJ Night
Friday October 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Wear your PJs to this fun read-aloud Family Storytimes
Refreshments served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

Oct 22, 2008

Today at the Library (10/22/08)

Storytimes
Atlee Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.

Goochland Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 11:00 a.m.

Mechanicsville Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:15 a.m.

Lois Wickham Jones/Montpelier Branch Library
Mother Goose 9:15 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:00 a.m.

Upper King William Branch Library
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime 11:30 a.m.

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

Bookmobile Stops
Goochland County
Salem Pre-School (Salem Baptist Ch., Cardwell Rd.) 10:00 - 11:30
Elk Hill Farm 12:45 - 1:45
Courthouse Commons Shopping Center 2:15 - 3:15

Website of the Week





Your source for Job Seeker Services, Unemployment Insurance, Employer Services, Labor Market information,and the Virginia Workforce Network. The VEC takes all applications for Unemployment Insurance and EUC at no cost to you. THE VEC IS NOT AFFILIATED with any private websites or companies that offer fee-based advice or services to individuals wishing to file for these benefits.
The VEC administers a variety of programs that may provide temporary income to workers who have become unemployed.

Pick of the Week


Living on the Black
by John Feinstein

Traces the career-defining achievements of baseball pitchers Tom Glavine and Mike Mussina during the 2007 season, documenting how their respective efforts reflected the high-pressure World Series-pursuing endeavors of the Mets and Yankees.

Oct 21, 2008

Today at the Library (10/21/08)

Storytimes
Richard S. Gillis, Jr.,/Ashland Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
Hanover County
Educare Day Care (7452 Old Hickory Drive) 10:00 - 11:00
Tuckaway Day Care (6857 Cold Harbor Rd.) 11:15 - 12:00
Christian Village (Lee Davis Road) 1:30 - 2:15
Black Creek (Chickahominy Mkt., Cold Harbor Rd.) 2:45 - 3:15

Programs and Events
Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Friends of the Rockville Library Annual Meeting
with special guest, Tim Lewis, author of The Virginiad
Tuesday October 21 at 7:00 p.m.
The public is cordially invited to hear Mr. Lewis discuss his book.
Refreshments served.

Oct 20, 2008

Today at the Library (10/20/08)

Storytimes
Richard S. Gillis, Jr.,/Ashland Branch Library
Mother Goose Storytime Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Toddler Storytime 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 11:15 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
King William County
King's Grant (McKendree Church) 11:15 - 12:00
Manquin Farms (Moncuin Drive) 12:05 - 12:30
McCauley Park 1:30 - 2:00
Rose Garden Estates (Dogwood Court) 2:15 - 2:45
King William Youth Center (Rt. 30) 3:15 - 4:00

Oct 17, 2008

Today at the Library (10/17/08)

Storytimes
Hanover Branch Library
Family Storytime 10:45 a.m.

Rockville Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:45 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
King & Queen County
Kiddie Korner (Rt. 629, Walkerton) 10:00 - 11:15Scott's Store (Walkerton) 11:20 - 11:45King & Queen Elementary School (24667 The Trail) 1:15 - 2:15

Programs and Events
Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Dine with Frankenstein

Friday October 17 at 5:30 p.m.
A ghoulish dinner of creepy foods will be served followed by a classic horror movie as part of our Teen Read Week celebration.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Richard S. Gillis, Jr./Ashland Branch Library
Teen Movie Night
Friday October 17 at 6:00 p.m.
Pizza served! Bring a friend! Sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Lois Wickham Jones/Montpelier Branch Library
Take a Bite out of Books @ the Library
Friday October 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Hey Teens! Solve the mystery of the "Heavy Metal Kidnapping."
Snacks served! Sponsored by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

October 12-18 is Teen Read Week. This year's theme is "Books with Bite!"

Oct 16, 2008

Today at the Library (10/16/08)

Storytimes
Atlee Branch Library
Mother Goose Storytime Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime 10:45 a.m.

Goochland Branch Library
Preschool Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime 11:00 a.m.

Mechanicsville Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:15 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
Hanover County
Goddard School (Sliding Hill Rd.) 9:30 - 10:45
Omni Park Place(101 Omni Rd.) 11:15 - 12:00
Primrose School of Atlee Commons (Atlee Commons Rd) 2:30 - 3:30

Programs and Events
Goochland Branch Library
Books with Bite
Thursday October 16 at 6:00 p.m.
Share your favorite books with other teens.
Monster toes, spiders, and witch's brew punch served.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Hanover Branch Library
Murder Mystery Night for Teens
Thursday October 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Help solve a crime at the library with your friends.
Snacks served! Sponsored by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

Oct 15, 2008

Today at the Library (10/15/08)

Storytimes
Atlee Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.

Goochland Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 11:00 a.m.

Mechanicsville Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:15 a.m.

Lois Wickham Jones/Montpelier Branch Library
Mother Goose 9:15 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:00 a.m.

Upper King William Branch Library
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime 11:30 a.m.

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

Bookmobile Stops
Goochland County
Dover Baptist Church (Rt. 621) 11:30 - 12:15
Broadview Shopping Center 1:45 - 2:30
James River Estates (East Brook Run Dr.) 3:00 - 3:30

Programs and Events
King and Queen Branch Library
DDR SuperNova Pizza Party for Teens
Wednesday October 15 at 6:00 p.m.
Try out Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova and enjoy free pizza with your friends. Sign up at the library.

October 12-18 is Teen Read Week. This year's theme is "Books with Bite!"

Pick of the Week


I Love You, Beth Cooper

by Larry Doyle

Recklessly announcing his love for the head cheerleader during his valedictorian commencement speech, Denis Cooverman is inducted into the wilder side of youth culture by the object of his affection, who turns out to be more than he bargained for.

Larry Doyle won the Thurber Prize for American Humor for this novel of teenage agnst. For more information on this award, check out the website of the Thurber House.

Website of the Week

Early in the last century, when questions about the health effects of smoking became a topic of widespread discussion, tobacco companies undertook a multi-faceted campaign to allay the public's fears. As terms like "smoker's cough" and "coffin nails" (referring to cigarettes) began to appear in the popular vernacular, tobacco marketers recognized the need to counter this threat to their livelihood. Our intention is to tell—principally through advertising images—the story of how, between the late 1920s and the early 1950s, tobacco companies used deceptive and often patently false claims in an effort to reassure the public of the safety of their products.

This is an exhibit created by the Stanford School of Medicine's Lane Library.

Oct 14, 2008

Today at the Library 10/14/08

Storytimes
Richard S. Gillis, Jr.,/Ashland Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
Hanover County
Atlee Christian Academy (Atlee Rd.) 9:15 - 10:30
Rainbow Station (8218 Atlee Road) 10:35 - 11:15
Toddler University (Rt. 301) 11:30 - 12:30
Covenant Woods (7090 Covenant Woods Drive) 2:00 - 2:45


Programs and Events
Atlee Branch Library
Meet Author Jeffry D. Wert, Biographer of J.E.B. Stuart
Tuesday October 14 at 3:00 p.m.
Jeffry D. Wert, acclaimed Civil War historian, will speak on the subject of his new book, Cavalryman of the Lost Cause: A Biography of J. E. B. Stuart, followed by a Q&A session and a book signing.
Refreshments served.
Sponsored by The Friends of Atlee Library.

Hanover Branch Library
Library Lullaby Family Storytime
Tuesday October 14 at 6:45 p.m.
Dress in your PJs for a special evening Storytime.

Mechanicsville Branch Library
Teen Read Week Movie Celebration
Tuesday October 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy a great movie for teens on the big screen with your friends.
Snacks served!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

October 12-18 is Teen Read Week. This year's theme is "Books with Bite!"

Oct 13, 2008

Today at the Library (10/13/08)

Storytimes
Richard S. Gillis, Jr.,/Ashland Branch Library
Mother Goose Storytime Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Toddler Storytime 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 11:15 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
King William County
Guardian Angels (2372 King William Road) 10:30 - 11:15
Mattaponi Indian Reservation (Rt. 640 to Rt. 625) 1:45 - 2:30
King William Courthouse (Rt. 30) 2:45 - 3:15

Programs and Events
Upper King William Branch Library
Teen Movie Night
Monday October 13 at 4:30 p.m.
Watch a classic monster movie with your friends, as part of our Teen Read Week celebration.
Popcorn, snacks, and drinks served! Sponsored by the Friends of the UKW Library.

October 12-18 is Teen Read Week. This year's theme is "Books with Bite!"

Oct 10, 2008

Today at the Library (10/10/08)

Storytimes
Hanover Branch Library
Family Storytime 10:45 a.m.

Rockville Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:45 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
King & Queen County
Cherub School (3263 Old Church Rd.) 10:00 –10:45
King & Queen Senior Ctr. (Bethany Baptist Ch., Rt. 14) 11:15 - 11:45
King and Queen Courthouse (Rt. 14) 1:15 - 2:00

Oct 9, 2008

Today at the Library 10/9/08

Storytimes
Atlee Branch Library
Mother Goose Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime 10:45 a.m.

Goochland Branch Library
Preschool Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime 11:00 a.m.

Mechanicsville Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:15 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
Hanover County
Tuckaway Day Care (304 Ashcake Road) 10:00 - 11:00
Kiddie Kingdom (813 Thompson Street ) 11:15 - 12:00
Kings Charter Village Center 1:30 - 2:00
All Aboard Child Dev. Ctr.(7147 Stonewall Pkwy.) 2:30 - 3:15

Oct 8, 2008

Today at the Library (10/8/08)

Storytimes
Atlee Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.

Goochland Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 11:00 a.m.

Mechanicsville Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:15 a.m.

Lois Wickham Jones/Montpelier Branch Library
Mother Goose 9:15 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:00 a.m.

Upper King William Branch Library
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime 11:30 a.m.

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

Bookmobile Stops
Goochland County
Salem Pre-School (Salem Baptist Ch., Cardwell Rd.) 10:00 - 11:30
Elk Hill Farm 12:45 - 1:45
Courthouse Commons Shopping Center 2:15 - 3:15

Pick of the Week



Interred With Their Bones


By Jennifer Lee Carrell


Receiving a mysterious box from her eccentric mentor, who claims it contains a newly found work by Shakespeare, theater director and scholar Kate Shelton is horrified when her theater is burned to the ground and her mentor killed.


Website of the Week


The Folger is a world-class research center on Shakespeare and on the early modern age in the West. Its well-known public programs include plays, concerts, literary readings, family activities, and exhibitions, as well as numerous K-12 and college programs for students and teachers. Advanced scholars participate in a variety of Folger Institute seminars and colloquia. Use this site to learn much more about Folger events and resources, both online and on location.

Oct 7, 2008

Today at the Library (10/7/08)

Storytimes
Richard S. Gillis, Jr.,/Ashland Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
Hanover County
Advent Day Care (Christian Church, Studley Road) 9:45 - 10:45
Liberty Christian School (8094 Liberty Circle) 11:00 - 11:45
Christian Village (Lee Davis Rd.) 1:30 - 2:15
Minnieland Private Day School (7386 Creighton Rd.) 2:30 - 3:15

Oct 6, 2008

Today at the Library (10/6/08)

Storytimes
Richard S. Gillis, Jr.,/Ashland Branch Library
Mother Goose Storytime Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Toddler Storytime 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 11:15 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
King William County
King’s Grant (McKendree Church) 11:15 - 12:00
Manquin Farms (Moncuin Drive) 12:05 - 12:30
McCauley Park 1:30 - 2:00
Rose Garden Estates (Dogwood Court) 2:15 - 2:45
Normans (8191 Little Florida Rd.) 3:10 - 3:45

Oct 4, 2008

Today at the Library (10/4/08)

Programs and Events
Atlee Branch Library
Friends of the Atlee Library Book Sale
Saturday October 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Hardback books, DVDs and CDs are $1.00. Paperback books are $.50.

"Blooming Flowers," a beautiful, brightly colored quilted wall hanging (62"x54") is currently on display at Atlee Library and donated in honor of the Hanover Knitting Guild. It will be raffled at the Book Sale on Saturday, October 4th at 3:00 p.m. It was machine pieced by Fran Edmunds and machine quilted by Dottie Merritt.

Tickets are only $1.00 each and may be purchased from Friends’ members at the book sale or by calling Marion Lacker at (804) 994-2127 or Betty Britton Johnston at (804) 746-5036.

Oct 3, 2008

Today at the Library (10/3/08)

Storytimes
Hanover Branch Library
Family Storytime 10:45 a.m.

Rockville Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:45 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
King and Queen County
Kiddie Korner (Rt. 629, Walkerton) 10:00 - 11:15
Bruington Baptist Church (Rt. 14) 11:30 - 12:00
Walkerton Post Office 1:15 - 2:30


Programs and Events
Atlee Branch Library
Friends of the Atlee Library Book Sale
Friday October 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Hardback books, DVDs and CDs are $1.00. Paperback books are $.50.

"Blooming Flowers," a beautiful, brightly colored quilted wall hanging (62"x54") is currently on display at Atlee Library and donated in honor of the Hanover Knitting Guild. It will be raffled at the Book Sale on Saturday, October 4th at 3:00 p.m. It was machine pieced by Fran Edmunds and machine quilted by Dottie Merritt.

Tickets are only $1.00 each and may be purchased from Friends’ members at the book sale or by calling Marion Lacker at (804) 994-2127 or Betty Britton Johnston at (804) 746-5036.

Oct 2, 2008

Today at the Library (10/2/08)

Storytimes
Atlee Branch Library
Mother Goose Storytime Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime 10:45 a.m.

Goochland Branch Library
Preschool Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime 11:00 a.m.

Mechanicsville Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:15 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
Hanover County
Goddard School (Old Hickory Rd.) 9:45 - 11:30
New Hanover Christian School (Chamberlayne Rd.) 1:00 - 2:00
Bon Secours Child Care(8210 Meadowbridge Rd.) 2:30 - 3:45

Oct 1, 2008

Today at the Library (10/1/08)

Storytimes
Atlee Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.

Goochland Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 11:00 a.m.

Mechanicsville Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:15 a.m.

Lois Wickham Jones/Montpelier Branch Library
Mother Goose 9:15 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:00 a.m.

Upper King William Branch Library
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime 11:30 a.m.

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

Bookmobile Stops
Goochland County
Bundle of Joy Day Care (74 Plaza Drive) 10:15 - 11:30
Broadview Shopping Center 1:45 - 2:30
James River Estates (East Brook Run Drive) 3:00 - 3:30


September 28-October 4 is Banned Books Week
Read the Everyone's Libraries post "Why Banned Books Week matters"

Pick of the Week





Snowball Launchers, Giant-Pumpkin Growers, and Other Cool Contraptions



By Tom Fox



Would you like to create your own robot? Or make a solar-powered pocket watch that keeps going and going and going? Find out how to turn simple stuff into cool contraptions. Some will make your life easier, including a thunderstorm detector and a pet watering dish gizmo that refills automatically. Others, like the giant-pumpkin grower, will make you the hit of the neighborhood-especially on Halloween. So don't wait any longer-get launching right away!

Website of the Week

The FDIC’s national public service campaign designed to help consumers learn about the benefits and limitations of deposit insurance; featuring personal finance expert Suze Orman and a link to EDIE the Estimator.

Sep 30, 2008

Today at the Library (9/30/08)

Storytimes
Richard S. Gillis, Jr.,/Ashland Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.

Sep 29, 2008

Today at the Library (9/29/08)

Storytimes
Richard S. Gillis, Jr.,/Ashland Branch Library
Mother Goose Storytime Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Toddler Storytime 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 11:15 a.m.

September 28-October 4 is Banned Books Week

Sep 27, 2008

Today at the Library (9/27/08)

Programs and Events
Mechanicsville Branch Library
Antiques Appraisal Bonanza
Saturday September 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.Local professional appraisers will provide free verbal appraisals for your antiques and collectibles.
Appraisers include Joe Lipscomb from Antique Village (toys, advertising, glassware, and other collectibles), John Whiting from Whiting’s Old Paper (paper memorabilia), and Betty Hubbard (books).
*Please, only three (3) items per person.
**No oil paintings, jewelry, or dolls, please.***Items must be brought in without assistance.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

Sep 25, 2008

Today at the Library (9/25/08

Storytimes
Atlee Branch Library
Mother Goose Storytime Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime 10:45 a.m.

Goochland Branch Library
Preschool Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime 11:00 a.m.

Mechanicsville Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:15 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
Hanover County
Cool Spring Day Care (Cool Spring Church) 10:00 - 10:45
Bundle of Joy Day Care (3322 King's Charter Drive) 11:00 - 12:00
King's Charter Village Center 1:30 - 2:00
Pooh Corner Day Care (Lakeridge Pkwy.) 2:30 - 3:30

Sep 24, 2008

Today at the Library (8/24/08)

Storytimes
Atlee Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.

Goochland Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 11:00 a.m.

Mechanicsville Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:15 a.m.

Lois Wickham Jones/Montpelier Branch Library
Mother Goose 9:15 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:00 a.m.

Upper King William Branch Library
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime 11:30 a.m.

West Point Branch Library
WednesdaysFamily Storytime 10:30 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
Goochland County
Salem Pre-School (Salem Baptist Ch., Cardwell Rd.) 10:00 - 11:30
Elk Hill Farm 12:45 - 1:45
Courthouse Commons Shopping Center 2:15 - 3:15

Pick of the Week



My Hero: Military Kids Write About

Their Moms and Dads


edited by Allen Appel and Mike Rothmiller

Adults will both laugh and cry while reading the more than 100 short paragraphs written by kids whose parents are serving in the military. There is a preface written by General H. Norman Schwarzkopf as well as comments from three former presidents Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, and Bill Clinton. While the contributors range in age from 6 to 13, this is really a book for adults, who will appreciate these children's deep feelings.