Dec 30, 2011

Library Closing Monday January 2

All branches of the Pamunkey Regional Library will be closed Monday January 2. They will re-open at their regular business hours on Tuesday January 3.

Dec 26, 2011

Pick of the Week

by Paul Tremblay
Raymond Chandler meets Jonathan Lethem in this wickedly entertaining debut novel! Mark Genevich is a South Boston P.I. with a little problem: he’s narcoleptic, and he suffers from the most severe symptoms, including hypnogogic hallucinations. These waking dreams wreak havoc for a guy who depends on real-life clues to make his living. Clients haven’t exactly been beating down the door when Mark meets Jennifer Times—daughter of the powerful local D.A. and a contestant on American Star—who walks into his office with an outlandish story about a man who stole her fingers. He awakes from his latest hallucination alone, but on his desk is a manila envelope containing risqué photos of Jennifer. Are the pictures real, and if so, is Mark hunting a blackmailer, or worse? Wildly imaginative and with a pitch-perfect voice, The Little Sleep is the first in a new series that casts a fresh eye on the rigors of detective work, and introduces a character who has a lot to prove—if only he can stay awake long enough to do it.(Also available as a talking book!)

Dec 23, 2011

Library Closing Saturday December 24 and Monday December 26

All branches of the Pamunkey Regional Library will be closed on Saturday December 24 and Monday December 26. They will re-open at their regular business hours on Tuesday December 27.

Dec 20, 2011

Today at the Library (12/20/11)

Storytimes
Storytimes will resume during the week of January 9.

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
Mechanicsville Branch Library
Family Movie Night
Tuesday December 20 at 6:30 p.m.

See a great holiday family movie at the library on the big screen. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

Dec 19, 2011

Today at the Library (12/19/11)

Storytimes
Storytimes will resume during the week of January 9.

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)

Pick of the Week

by Geoffrey Miller
A leading evolutionary psychologist probes the hidden instincts behind our working, shopping, and spending Evolutionary psychology-the compelling science of human nature-has clarified the prehistoric origins of human behavior and influenced many fields ranging from economics to personal relationships. In Spent, Geoffrey Miller applies this revolutionary science's principles to a new domain: the sensual wonderland of marketing and status seeking that we call American consumer culture. Starting with the basic notion that the goods and services we buy unconsciously advertise our biological potential as mates and friends, Miller examines the hidden factors that dictate our choices in everything from lipstick to cars, from the magazines we read to the music we listen to. With humor and insight, Miller analyzes an array of product choices and deciphers what our decisions say about ourselves, giving us access to a new way of understanding-and improving-our behaviors. Like Freakonomics or The Tipping Point, Spent is a bold and revelatory book that illuminates the unseen logic behind the chaos of consumerism and suggests new ways we can become happier consumers and more responsible citizens.

Dec 16, 2011

Today at the Library (12/16/11)

Storytimes
Storytimes will resume during the week of January 9.

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)

Dec 15, 2011

Today at the Library (12/15/11)

Storytimes
Storytimes will resume during the week of January 9.

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
Atlee Branch Library
The 7th Annual Make It & Take It Holiday Ornament Class
Thursday December 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Ages 11 to Adult

Enjoy a fun holiday class with friends and family. Refreshments and supplies provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library. Pre-registration is required; call or visit the library before December 1 to sign-up.

Dec 14, 2011

Today at the Library (12/14/11)

Storytimes
Storytimes will resume during the week of January 9.

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)

Dec 12, 2011

Pick of the Week

by Dale Peterson and Karl Ammann
Elephant Reflections brings award-winning wildlife photographer Karl Ammann's gorgeous images together with a revelatory text by writer Dale Peterson to illuminate one of nature's greatest and most original works of art: the elephant. The photographs move from the purely aesthetic to the informative, depicting animals who are at once enigmatic, individual, mysterious, elusive, and iconic. In riveting prose, Peterson introduces the work of field scientists in Africa and explains their recent astonishing discoveries. He then explores the natural history and conservation status of African elephants and discusses the politics of ivory. Elephant Reflections is a book that could change the way the world thinks about elephants while we still have some measure of control over their fate.

Today at the Library (12/12/11)

Storytimes
Storytimes will resume the week of January 9.

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)

Dec 10, 2011

Today at the Library (12/10/11)

Programs & Events
West Point Branch Library

Second Saturday Matinee
Saturday December 10 at 1:00 p.m.
See a great family movie at the library on the big screen.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Dec 9, 2011

Today at the Library (12/9/11)

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
Teen Movie & Pizza Night
Friday December 9 at 6:00 p.m.
Bring a friend!
Pizza & drinks provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Dec 8, 2011

Today at the Library (12/8/11)

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)

Programs & Events
Atlee Branch Library
The 7th Annual Make It & Take It Holiday Ornament Class
Thursday December 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Ages 11 & under (accompanied by a parent)

Enjoy a fun holiday class with friends and family. Refreshments and supplies provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library. Pre-registration is required; call or visit the library before November 30 to sign-up.

Dec 7, 2011

Today at the Library (12/7/11)

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)

Dec 6, 2011

Today at the Library (12/6/11)

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)

Programs & Events
Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Genealogy Workshop
Tuesday December 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Take a free hands-on class to learn details about your ancestors' lives and build your family tree with our online databases, Ancestry Library Edition & HeritageQuest. Call (804) 749-3146 to register for the class.

Dec 5, 2011

Today at the Library (10/5/11)

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)

Pick of the Week

by David Rakoff
The inimitably witty David Rakoff, New York Times bestselling author of Don't Get Too Comfortable, defends the commonsensical notion that you should always assume the worst, because you'll never be disappointed. In this deeply funny (and, no kidding, wise and poignant) book, Rakoff examines the realities of our sunny, gosh­ everyone-can-be-a-star contemporary culture and finds that, pretty much as a universal rule, the best is not yet to come, adversity will triumph, justice will not be served, and your dreams won't come true. The book ranges from the personal to the universal, combining stories from Rakoff's reporting and accounts of his own experi­ences: the moment when being a tiny child no longer meant adults found him charming but instead meant other children found him a fun target; the perfect late evening in Manhattan when he was young and the city seemed to brim with such pos­sibility that the street shimmered in the moonlight-as he drew closer he realized the streets actually flickered with rats in a feeding frenzy. He also weaves in his usual brand Oscar Wilde-worthy cultural criticism (the tragedy of Hollywood's Walk of Fame, for instance). Whether he's lacerating the musical Rent for its cutesy depic­tion of AIDS or dealing with personal tragedy, his sharp obser­vations and humorist's flair for the absurd will have you positively reveling in the power of negativity.

Dec 3, 2011

Today at the Library (12/3/11)

Programs & Events
Mechanicsville Branch Library
Holiday Make-n-Take (with stories)

Saturday December 3 at 11:00 a.m.
Ages 3-12. Listen to stories and make holiday crafts at this fun holiday program.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

Lois Wickham Jones/Montpelier Branch Library

Teddy’s Overnight at the Library

Friday December 2 from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday December 3 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Ages 3 and up. Bring Teddy (or your favorite plush friend), tuck him into bed, and then enjoy bedtime stories. Come back to the Library on Saturday morning for breakfast and see what adventures Teddy had overnight.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Parent’s Morning Out
Saturday December 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Join your friends at the library for a super Saturday of fun books, crafts, a movie, and lunch, provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.


Dec 2, 2011

Today at the Library (12/2/11)

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
Lois Wickham Jones/Montpelier Branch Library
Teddy’s Overnight at the Library
Friday December 2 from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday December 3 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Ages 3 and up. Bring Teddy (or your favorite plush friend), tuck him into bed, and then enjoy bedtime stories. Come back to the Library on Saturday morning for breakfast and see what adventures Teddy had overnight.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
First Friday Films
Friday December 2 at 4:00 p.m.
See a great movie on the big screen at the library.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Dec 1, 2011

Today at the Library (12/1/11)

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)