Mar 27, 2012

Saturday at the Library (3/31/12)

Programs & Events

Friends of the Atlee Library Spring Book Sale from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library
Hardback books, DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, and books on tape are $1.00. Paperback books are 50 cents. Purchase a Friends' tote bag for $10 and fill it to the brim for FREE!

We are collecting nonperishable food items, toiletries, paper goods, and household cleaning products, for the Mechanicsville Churches Emergency Functions (MCEF). If you bring one or more items to the book sale, you will be entered in a prize drawing to be awarded Saturday, March 31 at 2:00 p.m.


Two raffles are taking place at the Book Sale. You can buy tickets for $1.00 each for both raffles. One raffle is for a charming decorative hand painted wooden plaque of either a pig or a rooster. The first name drawn will receive the first choice of plaques. The other raffle is for a Sparkle necklace, a lovely 16 inch silver chain with sparkle beads and a fresh water pearls, kindly donated by Cowardin's Jewelers. Both drawings will be on Saturday, March 31 at 2:00 p.m. You do not need to be present to win.


All proceeds from the Book Sale and Raffles directly benefit Atlee Library.


The Friends of the Mechanicsville Library Book Sale from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

There will be lots of books for all ages, DVDs, videocassettes, audiobooks, CDs, and much, much more! Hardcover books are $1.00 each, paperbacks are 50 cents each, or you can fill a Friends tote bag for $10.00. For more information, please stop by the library or call (804) 746-9615.

Friday at the Library (3/30/12)

Storytimes

Family Storytime
at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library


Toddler Storytime
at 10:15 a.m.

Preschool Storytime
at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library


Family Storytime
at 11:00 a.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library


Programs & Events

Friends of the Atlee Library Spring Book Sale
from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

(Open to the general public)

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Hardback books, DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, and books on tape are $1.00. Paperback books are 50 cents. Purchase a Friends' tote bag for $10 and fill it to the brim for FREE!

We are collecting nonperishable food items, toiletries, paper goods, and household cleaning products, for the Mechanicsville Churches Emergency Functions (MCEF). If you bring one or more items to the book sale, you will be entered in a prize drawing to be awarded Saturday, March 31 at 2:00 p.m.

Two raffles are taking place at the Book Sale. You can buy tickets for $1.00 each for both raffles. One raffle is for a charming decorative hand painted wooden plaque of either a pig or a rooster. The first name drawn will receive the first choice of plaques. The other raffle is for a Sparkle necklace, a lovely 16 inch silver chain with sparkle beads and a fresh water pearls, kindly donated by Cowardin's Jewelers. Both drawings will be on Saturday, March 31 at 2:00 p.m. You do not need to be present to win.

All proceeds from the book sale and raffles directly benefit Atlee Library.


The Friends of the Mechanicsville Library Book Sale
from noon to 6:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
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There will be lots of books for all ages, DVDs, videocassettes, audiobooks, CDs, and much, much more! Hardcover books are $1.00 each, paperbacks are 50 cents each, or you can fill a Friends tote bag for $10.00. For more information, please stop by the library or call (804) 746-9615.

Thursday at the Library (3/29/12)

Storytimes

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

Preschool Storytime
at 10:00 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime
at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library


Family Storytime
at 11:15 a.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

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

Programs
& Events

Friends of the Atlee Library Spring Book Sale
from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library
Preview sale for current members only. You may join at the door for $10.00.

Hardback books, DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, and books on tape are $1.00. Paperback books are 50 cents. Purchase a Friends' tote bag for $10 and fill it to the brim for FREE!

We are collecting nonperishable food items, toiletries, paper goods, and household cleaning products, for the Mechanicsville Churches Emergency Functions (MCEF). If you bring one or more items to the book sale, you will be entered in a prize drawing to be awarded Saturday, March 31 at 2:00 p.m.

Two raffles are taking place at the Book Sale. You can buy tickets for $1.00 each for both raffles. One raffle is for a charming decorative hand painted wooden plaque of either a pig or a rooster. The first name drawn will receive the first choice of plaques. The other raffle is for a Sparkle necklace, a lovely 16 inch silver chain with sparkle beads and a fresh water pearls, kindly donated by Cowardin's Jewelers. Both drawings will be on Saturday, March 31 at 2:00 p.m. You do not need to be present to win.

All proceeds from the book sale and raffles directly benefit Atlee Library.

Wednesday at the Library (3/28/12)

Storytimes

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

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


Toddler Storytime
at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime
at 10:45 a.m.

Family Storytime
at 11:15 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library


Mother Goose
at 9:15 a.m.

Toddler Storytime
at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library


Preschool Storytime
at 10:30 a.m.

Mother Goose Storytime
at 11:15 a.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Mar 26, 2012

Pick of the Week

by Kelly Link
Magic for Beginners is Kelly Link’s eagerly anticipated and critically acclaimed follow-up to her beloved debut, Stranger Things Happen. “Cumulatively weirder and wiser” (The Believer), this new story collection riffs on zombies, marriage, witches, superheroes, haunted convenience stores, and weekly apocalyptic poker parties, among other things. Link’s work is truly unique. Time Out New York called her stories “cross-genre gems,” and her admirers in the literary community—from Peter Straub and Karen Joy Fowler to Alice Sebold and Michael Chabon—reflect the amazing range that makes her style so special. Call it kitchen sink magical realism: Fantastic and bizarre but funny and down to earth, there is something for everyone in Magic for Beginners. You can even read one of the stories in the book before checking it out by going here!

Mar 21, 2012

Monday at the Library (3/26/12)

Storytimes

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Toddler Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 11:15 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library

Saturday at the Library (3/24/12)

Programs & Events

Engineer Expo at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Ages 11 and up. Bring in your favorite LEGO creation to display and share new design ideas with your friends. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Wool Felting Workshop at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Ages 13 and up. Textile artist Eve Barenholtz will lead a workshop on wool felting. Please bring an old towel. Registration is required. Limit 10 participants.


Note:
PamCat, our online library catalog, may not be available today (3/24/12). If you need assistance, please call or visit your local branch library. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Friday at the Library (3/23/12)

Storytimes

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

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

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

Note: PamCat, our online library catalog, will not be available today (3/23/12) during an important software update. If you need assistance, please e-mail ask@pamunkeylibrary.org or contact a staff member. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Mar 19, 2012

Thursday at the Library (3/22/12)

Storytimes

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

Preschool Storytime
at 10:00 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime
at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library

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


Programs & Events

Hanover Lunchtime Book Group
at 12:30 p.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library

Bonk
by Mary Roach

Dessert & drinks provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends. Please bring your own lunch and a friend!


Feather Your Nest with Papier-mache
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library
Upgrade a school craft classic and decorate for Spring! Make & take a papier-mâché bowl and fill it with goodies! Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.


Learning Microsoft Word Class
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Do you want to find out more about Microsoft Word? This class will let you get a handle on the basics and commonly-used features in Word. Basic computer skills are preferred. You must call 798-4072 to sign up for the class.

Wednesday at the Library (3/21/12)

Storytimes

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

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


Toddler Storytime
at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime
at 10:45 a.m.

Family Storytime
at 11:15 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library


Mother Goose
at 9:15 a.m.

Toddler Storytime
at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library


Preschool Storytime
at 10:30 a.m.

Mother Goose Storytime
at 11:15 a.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library


Programs & Events

Basic Drawing Workshop
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Ages 16 & up. Try your hand at drawing still life subjects and practice basic shading techniques. Charcoal, pens, pencils, and drawing paper will be provided.

Tuesday at the Library (3/20/12)

Storytimes

Toddler Storytime
at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime
at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library


Mother Goose
at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime
at 10:45 a.m.

Family Storytime
at 11:15 a.m.

Family Storytime
at 6:45 p.m.

Location:
Mechanicsville Branch Library

Pick of the Week

by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt
During the darkest days of the Civil War, wicked cutthroats came into possession of six pistols of otherworldly power. In time, the Sixth Gun. the most dangerous of the weapons, vanished. When the gun surfaces in the hands of an innocent girl, dark forces reawaken. Vile men thought long dead set their sights on retrieving the gun and killing the girl. Only Drake Sinclair, a gunfighter with a shadowy past, stands in their way. This volume collects issues 1 through 6 of the hit new series by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt.

Mar 14, 2012

Monday at the Library (3/19/12)

Storytimes

Mother Goose Storytime
at 10:00 a.m.

Toddler Storytime
at 10:45 a.m.

Preschool Storytime
at 11:15 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Programs & Events


Computer Basics II Class
at 5:30 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Find how to do basic tasks on the computer using Microsoft Word and Internet Explorer, including how to create and save a document in Word and how to search in Internet Explorer. You must call (804) 746-9615 to register for the class.

Friday at the Library (3/14/12)

Storytimes

Family Storytime
at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library


Toddler Storytime
at 10:15 a.m.

Preschool Storytime
at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library


Family Storytime
at 11:00 a.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library


Programs & Events


Karaoke Night
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Be a star & sing along with your favorite tunes! Snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

Mar 12, 2012

Thursday at the Library (3/15/12)

Storytimes

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

Preschool Storytime
at 10:00 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime
at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library


Family Storytime
at 11:15 a.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

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


Programs & Events

Getting Your Garden Ready!
at 1:30 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Spring is on the way! It’s time to get your garden ready for planting. Learn about and share tips on soil preparation, ideal plants, and the best times to plant. Sponsored by the Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Meet Elizabeth Van Lew
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library
Elizabeth Van Lew, a Richmond resident who built and operated an extensive U.S. spy ring during the Civil War, will be interviewed in the library. Meet the area’s most notorious spy in person! Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Wednesday at the Library (3/14/12)

Storytimes

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

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


Toddler Storytime
at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime
at 10:45 a.m.

Family Storytime
at 11:15 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library


Mother Goose
at 9:15 a.m.

Toddler Storytime
at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library


Preschool Storytime
at 10:30 a.m.

Mother Goose Storytime
at 11:15 a.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Tuesday at the Library (3/13/12)

Storytimes

Toddler Storytime
at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime
at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library


Mother Goose
at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime
at 10:45 a.m.

Family Storytime
at 11:15 a.m.

Family Storytime
at 6:45 p.m.

Location:
Mechanicsville Branch Library


Programs & Events


Supper with Dr. Seuss!
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Join us for stories read by special guest readers and a light supper provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

Pick of the Week


by Gil Holcombe
The name says it all: This is the cookbook for anyone with a busy life and a tight budget. In today's world it is easy to find yourself short on time and money. Cooking for your family while working fulltime seems nearly impossible. But Gill Holcombe proves that with healthy ingredients and stress-free recipes you can feed your family of four for less that $45 a week. Filled with simple, wholesome and nutritious recipes, this brilliant little cookbook will save you from spending hours slaving over a hot stove or spending a fortune at the supermarket. It is a must-have kitchen companion for the modern family. How to Feed Your Whole Family includes:
  • Over 200 recipes for all types of meals
  • Straightforward ingredients list
  • Clear instructions and advice
  • Updated weekly shopping lists
  • Budget-friendly menu plans.

Mar 8, 2012

Monday at the Library (3/12/12)

Storytimes

Mother Goose Storytime
at 10:00 a.m.

Toddler Storytime
at 10:45 a.m.

Preschool Storytime
at 11:15 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library


Programs & Events

Computer Basics I Class
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library
Find out about the parts of a computer, learn how to use a mouse, begin to explore & search the Internet, and set up an e-mail account.
You must call (804) 798-4072 to register for the class.

Saturday at the Library (3/10/12)

Programs & Events

Geek Out! Movie Matinee
at 11:30 a.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Ages 11-18. See a great movie on the big screen at the library. Pizza & more provided by the Friends of the UKW Library.


Embrace Your Inner Geek
at 1:00 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Dress in your best nerdy garb and get a prize! Play games, win prizes, see a movie, and more! Pizza & snacks provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.


Teen Saturday Cinema
at 3:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

See a great movie on the big screen at the library. Pizza provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Friday at the Library (3/9/12)

Storytimes
Family Storytime
at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library


Toddler Storytime
at 10:15 a.m.

Preschool Storytime
at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library


Family Storytime
at 11:00 a.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

Programs & Events
60 Seconds!
at 5:30 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Can you beat 60-second games and be the champion? Pizza & drinks provided by the Friends of Mechanicsville Library.

Groove & Move!
at 5:30 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Put some glide in your stride and some groove in your move with Dance Party 3 and other Wii games. Pizza provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.


YouTube Video Sharing
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Share your favorite YouTube videos and find more from your friends. Pizza provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Mar 5, 2012

Thursday at the Library (3/8/12)

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

Preschool Storytime
at 10:00 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime
at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library

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


Programs & Events
Dr. Seuss's Birthday Party at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Join us for stories, fun, and refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.


Geek Out! Trivia Texting Game at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Play a team-based Jeopardy-style game using your phone to text the answers. Pizza & more provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.


Geek Out @ Your Library! at 6:00 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Explore and share sites you like at the new computer lab at the library. Pizza provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.

Wednesday at the Library (3/6/12)

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

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


Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library


Mother Goose at 9:15 a.m.

Toddler Storytime at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library


Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Mother Goose Storytime at 11:15 a.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library


Programs & Events
Computer Basics II Class at 5:30 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Find how to do basic tasks on the computer using Microsoft Word and Internet Explorer, including how to create and save a document in Word and how to search in Internet Explorer. You must call (804) 556-4774 to register for the class.

Tuesday at the Library (3/6/12)

Storytimes
Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library


Mother Goose at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.

Family Storytime at 6:45 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Mar 1, 2012

Monday at the Library (3/5/12)

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

Preschool Storytime at 11:15 a.m.


Programs & Events

Location: Ashland Branch Library
Genealogy Workshop at 9:00 a.m.
Learn details about your ancestors’ lives and build your family tree! Take a free hands-on class to learn about our genealogy databases, Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest. Basic computer skills are preferred. You must call 798-4072 to sign up for the class.


Location: West Point Branch Library
Computer Basics I Class at 6:00 p.m.
Find out about the parts of a computer, learn how to use a mouse, begin to explore & search the Internet, and set up an e-mail account.
You must call (804) 843-3244 to register for the class.

Saturday at the Library (3/3/12)

Programs & Events
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! at 10:00 a.m.
Join us for stories, games, crafts, and refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Location: Hanover Branch Library
60 Seconds!
at 11:00 a.m.
Ages 11-18. Play 60-second games in fun, friendly competition and enjoy pizza provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Youth Art Month Opening Reception at 5:30 p.m.
See student art from local schools and savor light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Friday at the Library (3/2/12)

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

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


Location: West Point Branch Library

Family Storytime at 11:00 a.m.

Programs & Events

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!/ First Friday Film at 3:30 p.m.
Join us for stories, games, crafts, and refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library, followed by a Seuss movie on the big screen.

Thursday at the Library (3/1/12)

Storytimes
Location: Atlee Branch Library

Mother Goose Storytime
at 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime
at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Preschool Storytime
at 10:00 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime
at 10:45 a.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.


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

Programs & Events

Location: West Point Branch Library

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! at 4:00 p.m.

Join us for stories, crafts, games, and refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Dr. Seuss's Birthday Party at 6:30 p.m.
Join us for stories, fun, and refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.