Oct 31, 2011

Today the Library (10/31/11)

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



Pick of the Week

by Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette, and John Totleben
Before Watchmen, Alan Moore made his debut in the U.S. comic book industry with the revitalization of the horror comic book The Swamp Thing. His deconstruction of the classic monster stretched the creative boundaries of the medium and became one of the most spectacular series in comic book history. With modern-day issues explored against a backdrop of horror, Swamp Thing's stories became commentaries on environmental, political and social issues, unflinching in their relevance. Saga of the Swamp Thing, Book One collects issues #20-27 of this seminal series including the never-before-reprinted Saga of the Swamp Thing #20, where Moore takes over as writer and concludes the previous storyline. Book One begins with the story "The Anatomy Lesson," a haunting origin story that reshapes Swamp Thing mythology with terrifying revelations that begin a journey of discovery and adventure that will take him across the stars and beyond. (Saga of the Swamp Thing, Book 2 is also available!)

Oct 28, 2011

Today at the Library (10/28/11)

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

Rockville Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:15 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:45 a.m.

West Point Branch Library
Family Storytime 11:00 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
King & Queen County
Kiddie Korner (Rt. 629, Walkerton) 10:00 - 11:15 (see map)
King & Queen Branch Library parking lot 2:00 - 6:00 (see map)

Programs & Events
Mechanicsville Branch Library
Tales in the Telling
Held on the fourth Friday of every at 10:00 a.m.
Next meeting: Friday October 28
Relax and enjoy light and lively tales at this Storytime for adults.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

Oct 27, 2011

Today at the Library (10/27/11)

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 10:45 a.m.

Mechanicsville Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:15 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
Hanover County
The Learning Connection (Pole Green Rd.) 9:15 - 10:15 (see map)
Cool Spring Day Care (Cool Spring Church) 10:30 - 11:15 (see map)
King's Charter Village Center 1:30 - 2:00 (see map)
Pooh Corner Day Care (Lakeridge Pkwy.) 2:30 - 3:30 (see map)

Oct 26, 2011

Today at the Library (10/26/11)

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 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:15 a.m.

Lois Wickham Jones/Montpelier Branch Library
Mother Goose 9:15 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:00 a.m.

Upper King William Branch Library
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime 11:15 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
Goochland County
Salem Preschool (Salem Baptist Church, Cardwell Rd.) 10:00 - 11:30 (see map)
Courthouse Commons Shopping Center 1:00 - 2:00 (see map)
Elk Hill Farm 2:30 - 3:15 (see map)

Oct 25, 2011

Today at the Library (10/25/11)

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

Mechanicsville Branch Library
Mother Goose 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:15 a.m.
Family Storytime 6:45 p.m.

Bookmobile Stops
Hanover County
Childtime (8266 Windmill Watch Drive) 9:15 - 10:00 (see map)
Bell Creek Child Development Center (7620 Left Flank Rd.) 10:15 - 11:30 (see map)
Legacy Park (Pole Green Road) 11:45 - 12:30 (see map)
Covenant Woods (7090 Covenant Woods Drive) 2:00 - 2:45 (see map)

Programs & Events
Richard S. Gillis, Jr./Ashland Branch Library
PAWS to Read
Tuesday October 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Ages 5-8. Dolly the dog will listen when read a book to her. Call or visit the library to reserve your child's session with Dolly.
Sponsored by the Ashland Branch Library and Sprite's HERO.

Richard S. Gillis, Jr./Ashland Branch Library
Ashland during the Civil War

Tuesday October 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Mr. Bob Krick, of the National Park Service, will speak about the Civil War’s effect on life in Ashland and military involvement in the area. Mr. Krick is a recognized authority on the Civil War for the Richmond area.

Oct 24, 2011

Today at the Library (10/24/11)

Storytimes
Richard S. Gillis, Jr.,/Ashland Branch Library
Mother Goose 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) 9:45 - 10:15 (see map)
Rehoboth Baptist Church (5409 Acquinton Church Rd.) 10:45 - 11:15 (see map)
Mattaponi Indian Reservation (Rt. 640 to Rt. 625) 1:45 - 2:15 (see map)
Twin Rivers Professional Building (Rt. 360, Aylett) 2:45 - 3:15 (see map)

Pick of the Week

by The Editors of Discover Magazine and Dean Christopher
This entertaining and highly readable book, assembled by the editors of Discover magazine, offers little-known facts on such subjects such as sleep, birth, death, obesity, human anatomy, weather, the Internet and even duct tape. Much of the information avoids the trivial, however, touching on relevant topics such as the origins of biological warfare and the precariousness of airport security. This book has been written for a general audience, specifically those who are interesting in expanding the base of their knowledge in a useful and novel way.

Oct 22, 2011

Today at the Library (10/22/11)

Bookmobile Stops
The Bookmobile will be at the King & Queen Branch Library from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Programs & Events
Picture It! with Jamie Cosley, Cartoonist
Jamie will show you how to bring out your inner comic artist and create your own characters during this fun program. Drawing supplies provided. Check out our collection of graphic novels, manga, and "how to draw" books during Teen Read Week and visit www.jamiecosley.com.
Goochland Branch Library - Saturday October 22 at 11:00 a.m.
Cochrane Rockville Branch Library - Saturday October 22 at 2:00 p.m.

Oct 21, 2011

Today at the Library (10/21/11)

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

Rockville Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:15 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:45 a.m.

West Point Branch Library
Family Storytime 11:00 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
King & Queen County
Kiddie Korner (Rt. 629, Walkerton) 10:00 - 11:15 (see map)
King & Queen Branch Library parking lot 2:00 - 6:00 (see map)

Programs & Events
Mechanicsville Branch Library
Mechanicsville Board Games Night
meets every third Friday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
Next meeting: Friday October 21
Sponsored by the Mechanicsville Branch Library.

Oct 20, 2011

Today at the Library (10/20/11)

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 10:45 a.m.

Mechanicsville Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:15 a.m.

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

Programs & Events
Hanover Branch Library
Genealogy Workshop

Thursday October 20 at 2:00 p.m.
Find out more about the library’s genealogical databases, Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest and get an opportunity to explore and search these two useful tools. Call 365-6210 to register for this class.

Mechanicsville Branch Library
Picture It! with Jamie Cosley, Cartoonist
Thursday October 20 at 7:00 p.m.

Jamie will show you how to bring out your inner comic artist and create your own characters during this fun program. Drawing supplies provided. Check out our collection of graphic novels, manga, and "how to draw" books during Teen Read Week and visit www.jamiecosley.com.

Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Paws" to Read to Vera

Thursday October 20 at 4:00 p.m.
Meet a furry friend who loves to be read to! Vera is a certified Reading Education Assistance Dog who can’t wait for you to share your favorite book with her. Sign up for your special twenty-minute reading session with her when you visit the library.

Upper King William Branch Library
Computer Basics II Class
Thursday October 20 at 1:00 p.m.
Learn how to accomplish basic tasks in Microsoft Word and Internet Explorer, like how to create and save documents and how to search online. Call 769-3731 to register for the class.

Oct 19, 2011

Today at the Library (10/19/11)

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 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:15 a.m.

Lois Wickham Jones/Montpelier Branch Library
Mother Goose 9:15 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:00 a.m.

Upper King William Branch Library
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime 11:15 a.m.

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

Programs & Events
Lois Wickham Jones/Montpelier Branch Library
Picture It! with Jamie Cosley, Cartoonist
Wednesday October 19 at 7:00 p.m.

Jamie will show you how to bring out your inner comic artist and create your own characters during this fun program. Drawing supplies provided. Check out our collection of graphic novels, manga, and "how to draw" books during Teen Read Week and visit www.jamiecosley.com.

Oct 18, 2011

Today at the Library (10/18/11)

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

Mechanicsville Branch Library
Mother Goose 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:15 a.m.
Family Storytime 6:45 p.m.

Bookmobile Stops
Hanover County
Childtime (7452 Old Hickory Drive) 10:00 - 11:00 (see map)
Tuckaway Child Care (6857 Cold Harbor Rd.) 11:15 - 12:00 (see map)
Christian Village (Lee Davis Road) 1:30 - 2:15 (see map)
The Pines at Cold Harbor 2:30 - 3:15 (see map)

Programs & Events
Hanover Branch Library
Picture It! with Jamie Cosley, Cartoonist
Tuesday October 18 at 6:00 p.m.

Jamie will show you how to bring out your inner comic artist and create your own characters during this fun program. Drawing supplies provided. Check out our collection of graphic novels, manga, and "how to draw" books during Teen Read Week and visit www.jamiecosley.com.

Oct 17, 2011

Today at the Library (10/17/11)

Storytimes
Richard S. Gillis, Jr.,/Ashland Branch Library
Mother Goose 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) 11:00 - 11:30 (see map)
Marle Hills (Oxford Lane) 11:45 - 12:30 (see map)
Jack Pen Lane 1:45 - 2:15 (see map)
Fun Farm (Commerce Park Drive) 2:30 - 3:30 (see map)

Programs & Events
Atlee Branch Library
Picture It! with Jamie Cosley, Cartoonist
Monday October 17 at 7:00 p.m.

Jamie will show you how to bring out your inner comic artist and create your own characters during this fun program. Drawing supplies provided. Check out our collection of graphic novels, manga, and "how to draw" books during Teen Read Week and visit www.jamiecosley.com.

Lois Wickham Jones/Montpelier Branch Library
Read to Sam
Monday October 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Meet Sam, our friendly dog, who just "barks about books." Find a cozy corner in the library and read a short story to Sam.

Pick of the Week

by Dave Ihlenfeld
It was the ultimate post-college road trip: a year-long journey in a 27-foot-long fiberglass hotdog across the US and Europe. Rife with breakdowns, meaty puns, the burdens of instant celebrity and more Wiener Whistles than anyone could ever hope for, Ihlenfeld's uproarious recounting of his time behind the wheel is a coming-of-age story-as irreverent as it is touching-of learning about life, love, and (sausage) links, ultimately arriving at the realization that that the future is anything but a straight road.

Oct 15, 2011

Today at the Library (10/15/11)

Bookmobile Stops
The Bookmobile will be at the King & Queen Library parking lot from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Programs & Events
Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Circle of Treasures
Saturday October 15 at 2:00 p.m.
Bring a treasured keepsake or memento to our circle and share what it means to you. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Picture It! with Jamie Cosley, Cartoonist
Jamie will show you how to bring out your inner comic artist and create your own characters during this fun program. Drawing supplies provided. Check out our collection of graphic novels, manga, and "how to draw" books during Teen Read Week and visit www.jamiecosley.com.
Upper King William Branch Library - Saturday October 15 at 10:30 a.m.
West Point Branch Library - Saturday October 15 at 1:30 p.m.

Oct 14, 2011

Today at the Library (10/14/11)

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

Rockville Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:15 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:45 a.m.

West Point Branch Library
Family Storytime 11:00 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
King & Queen County
Kiddie Korner (Rt. 629, Walkerton) 10:00 - 11:15 (see map)
King & Queen Branch Library parking lot 2:00 - 6:00 (see map)

Programs & Events
Richard S. Gillis, Jr./Ashland Branch Library
Picture It! with Jamie Cosley, Cartoonist
Friday October 14 at 6:00 p.m.

Jamie will show you how to bring out your inner comic artist and create your own characters during this fun program. Drawing supplies provided. Check out our collection of graphic novels, manga, and "how to draw" books during Teen Read Week and visit www.jamiecosley.com.

Oct 13, 2011

Today at the Library (10/13/11)

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 10:45 a.m.

Mechanicsville Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:15 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
Hanover County
Kiddie Kingdom (813 Thompson Street) 9:30 - 10:45 (see map)
Bundle of Joy Day Care (3322 King's Charter Dr.) 11:00 - 11:45 (see map)
All Aboard Child Dev. Center (7147 Stonewall Pkwy.) 2:30 - 3:15 (see map)

Oct 11, 2011

Today at the Library (10/11/11)

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

Mechanicsville Branch Library
Mother Goose 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:15 a.m.
Family Storytime 6:45 p.m.

Bookmobile Stops
Hanover County
Rainbow Station (8218 Atlee Road) 10:00 - 11:00 (see map)
Toddler University (Rt. 301) 11:15 - 12:00 (see map)
Covenant Woods (7090 Covenant Woods Drive) 2:00 - 2:45 (see map)

Programs & Events
Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Computer Basics II Class

Tuesday October 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Learn how to accomplish basic tasks in Microsoft Word and Internet Explorer, like how to create and save documents and how to search online. Call 749-3146 to register for the class.

Oct 10, 2011

Today at the Library (10/10/11)

Storytimes
Richard S. Gillis, Jr.,/Ashland Branch Library
Mother Goose 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) 9:45 - 10:15 (see map)
Rehoboth Baptist Church (5409 Acquinton Church Rd.) 10:45 - 11:15 (see map)
Mattaponi Indian Reservation (Rt. 640 to Rt. 625) 1:45 - 2:15 (see map)
Twin Rivers Professional Building (Rt. 360, Aylett) 2:45 - 3:15 (see map)

Programs & Events
Richard S. Gillis, Jr./Ashland Branch Library
Computer Basics II Class

Monday October 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Learn how to accomplish basic tasks in Microsoft Word and Internet Explorer, like how to create and save documents and how to search online. Call 798-4072 to register for the class.

Pick of the Week

by Julia Holmes
No woman will have Ben without a proper bachelor's suit . . . and the tailor refuses to make him one. Back from war with a nameless enemy, Ben finds that his mother is dead and his family home has been reassigned by the state. As if that isn t enough, he must now find a wife, or he ll be made a civil servant and given a permanent spot in one of the city s oppressive factories. Meanwhile, Meeks, a foreigner who lives in the park and imagines he s a member of the police, is hunted by the overzealous Brothers of Mercy. Meeks survival depends on his peculiar friendship with a police captain-but will that be enough to prevent his execution at the annual Independence Day celebration? A dark satire rendered with the slapstick humor of a Buster Keaton film, Julia Holmes debut marries the existentialism of Fyodor Dostoevsky s Notes from Underground to the strange charm of a Haruki Murakami novel. Meeks portrays a world at once hilarious and disquieting, in which frustrated revolutionaries and hopeful youths suffer alongside the lost and the condemned, just for a chance at the permanent bliss of marriage and a slice of sugar-frosted Independence Day cake.

Oct 8, 2011

Today at the Library (10/8/11)

Bookmobile Stops
King & Queen County
King & Queen Branch Library parking lot 10:00 - 2:00 (see map)

Programs & Events
Richard S. Gillis, Jr./Ashland Branch Library
Saturday Morning Movie
Saturday October 8 at 10:00 a.m.
All ages. See a fun kids’ movie on the big screen at the library. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

West Point Branch Library
Second Saturday Matinee
Saturday October 8 at 1:00 p.m.
All ages. See a great family movie on the big screen at the library. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Atlee Branch Library
Friends of the Atlee Library Book Sale
Saturday October 8 from 10:00 to 3:00 p.m. (open to the general public)
Hardcover books, DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, and books on tape are $1.00. Paperback books are fifty cents. Buy a Friends’ bag for only $10.00 and fill it to the brim for FREE! You can also bring non-perishable food items to the sale to donate and receive up to $5.00 credit per family.

Raffle tickets for a charming hand-sculpted, hand-painted folk art Father Christmas, made and kindly donated to the Friends by member Elizabeth Britton, can be purchased at the book sale or by calling Betty Johnston at 746-5036. Father Christmas is currently on display at the library. The drawing for the winner will be at 2:00 pm on Saturday October 8. You do not have to be present to win.

Oct 7, 2011

Today at the Library (10/7/11)

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

Rockville Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:15 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:45 a.m.

West Point Branch Library
Family Storytime 11:00 a.m.

Bookmobile Stops
King & Queen County
Kiddie Korner (Rt. 629, Walkerton) 10:00 - 11:15 (see map)
King & Queen Branch Library parking lot 2:00 - 6:00 (see map)

Programs & Events
Atlee Branch Library
Friends of the Atlee Library Book Sale
Friday October 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (open to the general public)
Hardcover books, DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, and books on tape are $1.00. Paperback books are fifty cents. Buy a Friends’ bag for only $10.00 and fill it to the brim for FREE! You can also bring non-perishable food items to the sale to donate and receive up to $5.00 credit per family.

Raffle tickets for a charming hand-sculpted, hand-painted folk art Father Christmas, made and kindly donated to the Friends by member Elizabeth Britton, can be purchased at the book sale or by calling Betty Johnston at 746-5036. Father Christmas is currently on display at the library. The drawing for the winner will be at 2:00 pm on Saturday October 8. You do not have to be present to win.

Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
First Friday Films
Friday October 7 at 4:00 p.m.
See a great movie with your friends at the library. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Oct 6, 2011

Today at the Library (10/6/11)

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 10:45 a.m.

Mechanicsville Branch Library
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:15 a.m.

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

Programs & Events
Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

"Paws" to Read to Vera
Thursday October 6 and 20 at 4:00 p.m.
Meet a furry friend who loves to be read to! Vera is a certified Reading Education Assistance Dog who can’t wait for you to share your favorite book with her. Sign up for your special twenty-minute reading session with her when you visit the library.

Atlee Branch Library
Friends of the Atlee Library Book Sale
Thursday October 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Members Preview Sale/ Join at the door!)

Hardcover books, DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, and books on tape are $1.00. Paperback books are fifty cents. Buy a Friends’ bag for only $10.00 and fill it to the brim for FREE! You can also bring non-perishable food items to the sale to donate and receive up to $5.00 credit per family.

Oct 5, 2011

Today at the Library (10/5/11)

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 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:15 a.m.

Lois Wickham Jones/Montpelier Branch Library
Mother Goose 9:15 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:00 a.m.

Upper King William Branch Library
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime 11:15 a.m.

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

Programs & Events
Goochland Branch Library
Computer Basics II Class

Wednesday October 5 at 5:30 p.m.
Learn how to accomplish basic tasks in Microsoft Word and Internet Explorer, like how to create and save documents and how to search online. Call 556-4774 to register for the class.

Oct 4, 2011

Today at the Library (10/4/11)

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

Mechanicsville Branch Library
Mother Goose 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:15 a.m.
Family Storytime 6:45 p.m.

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

Oct 3, 2011

Today at the Library (10/3/11)

Storytimes
Richard S. Gillis, Jr.,/Ashland Branch Library
Mother Goose 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) 11:00 - 11:30 (see map)
Marle Hills (Oxford Lane) 11:45 - 12:30 (see map)
Jack Pen Lane 1:45 - 2:15 (see map)
Fun Farm (Commerce Park Drive) 2:30 - 3:30 (see map)

Programs & Events
West Point Branch Library
Computer Basics II Class
Monday October 3 at 6:00 p.m.
Learn how to accomplish basic tasks in Microsoft Word and Internet Explorer, like how to create and save documents and how to search online.

Pick of the Week

by David Devorkin and Robert Smith
In the spirit of National Geographic's top-selling Orbit, this large-format, full-color volume stands alone in revealing more than 200 of the most spectacular images from the Hubble Space Telescope during its lifetime, to the very eve of the 2008 final shuttle mission to the telescope. Written by two of the world's foremost authorities on space history, Hubble: Imaging Space and Time illuminates the solar system's workings, the expansion of the universe, the birth and death of stars, the formation of planetary nebulae, the dynamics of galaxies, and the mysterious force known as "dark energy." The potential impact of this book cannot be overstressed: The 2008 servicing mission to install new high-powered scientific instruments is especially high profile because the cancellation of the previous mission, in 2004, caused widespread controversy. The authors reveal the inside story of Hubble's beginnings, its controversial early days, the drama of its first servicing missions, and the creation of the dynamic images that reach into the deepest regions of visible space, close to the time when the universe began. A wealth of astonishing images leads us to the very edge of known space, setting the stage for the new James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled to launch in 2013. Find the stunning panoramic of Carina Nebula, detailing star birth as never before; a jet from a black hole in one galaxy striking a neighboring galaxy; a jewel-like collection of galaxies from the early years of the universe; and a giant galaxy cannibalizing a smaller galaxy. Timed for the 2008 shuttle launch and coinciding with the 400th anniversary of Galileo's first telescope, Hubble: Imaging Space and Time accompanies a high-profile exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum and will be featured on the popular NASM website.

Oct 1, 2011

Website of the Month

Activity Village offers teachers, parents and children from all over the world over 10,000 pages of free children's activities - simply explore, enjoy, and print! You will find coloring pages, kids crafts and printable activities for children including puzzles, sudoku for kids, educational resources, homeschool resources and much more. They cover many popular children's themes, the main holidays of the year and the seasons too. Use the search button in the top right corner of every page to help you find what you are looking for, or visit What's New for a list of the latest additions to the site.

Today at the Library (10/1/11)

Bookmobile Stops
King & Queen Branch Library parking lot 10:00 - 2:00 (see map)

Programs & Events
Mechanicsville Branch Library
Crafts for Tweens
Saturday October 1 at 3:00 p.m.
Ages 9-12. Use beads, wire, and other findings to create pieces of jewelry to take home. Sign-up suggested.