Jun 30, 2012

Thursday at the Library (7/5/12)

Storytimes


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

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

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.

Wednesday at the Library (7/4/12)

All branch libraries will be closed today.  They will re-open at their regular business hours on Thursday July 5.

Tuesday at the Library (7/3/12)

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.

Jun 27, 2012

Monday at the Library (7/2/12)

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

Learning Microsoft Word at 6:00 p.m.
Find out how to do more with Microsoft Word, from using templates to formatting.  You must call (804) 843-3244 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Happy Birthday, America! at 6:30 p.m.
Celebrate America’s birthday with stories, songs, and crafts.  Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

Friday at the Library (6/29/12)

Storytimes

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Toddler Storytime at 10:15 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Family Storytime at 11:00 a.m.

Programs & Events

Friday Morning Movie at 10:00 a.m.
See a great movie on the big screen. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Blue Sky Puppets: "Goldy Bear & the Three Locks, Readin' and Dreamin' BIG!"
See the Blue Sky Puppets at the following branch libraries:
Location: Ashland Branch Library at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library at 1:00 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library at 4:00 p.m.

Thursday at the Library (6/28/12)

Storytimes

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

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

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.

Programs & Events

Blue Sky Puppets: "Goldy Bear & the Three Locks, Readin' and Dreamin' BIG!"
See the Blue Sky Puppets at the following branch libraries:
Location: Hanover Branch Library at 10:00 a.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library at 4:00 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library at 7:00 p.m.

Summer Movie Night at 7:00 p.m.
Ages 18 and up.  Bring a friend and join us for a fun movie night.  Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Jun 26, 2012

Power Outage Update for Mechanicsville and Cochrane Rockville Branch Libraries

The Mechanicsville and Cochrane Rockville Branch Libraries will open today (6/26) at 10:00 a.m., but they do not have power.  Both branch libraries may close early if power is not restored.

EDIT 2:46 p.m.:  The Mechanicsville Branch Library now has power and will close at 9:00 p.m. tonight.

Jun 25, 2012

Wednesday at the Library (6/27/12)

Storytimes

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
 
Toddler Storytime at 11:00 a.m.
 
Family Storytime at 1:30 p.m.
 
Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.
 
Mother Goose at 9:15 a.m.
Toddler Storytime at 11:00 a.m.
 
Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime at 11:15 a.m.

Programs & Events
Blue Sky Puppets: "Goldy Bear & the Three Locks, Readin' and Dreamin' BIG!"
See the Blue Sky Puppets at the following branch libraries:
Location: Montpelier Branch Library at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library at 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday at the Library (6/26/12)

Storytimes

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
 
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.

Introducing World Book Online

Looking for reliable information?  You can find it on World Book Online, our newest online resource, which has been ranked the leading reference web site for libraries several years running.

The World Book Web includes:

World Book Online for Kids—the premier general reference Web site developed especially for younger users.

World Book Online Info Finder—includes all articles from the 22-volume World Book Encyclopedia, plus thousands of additional articles and more than 20,000 pictures, maps, videos, and sounds.

World Book Online Reference Center—tailored for the needs of older students, it includes encyclopedic content, e-books, multimedia, a vast collection of primary source documents, and a wealth of research tools that allow students to customize and save their work.

World Book Discover—designed for students reading below grade level, this site includes reference articles, text-to-speech capabilities, research and translation tools, and multimedia.

World Book Online is available for free 24/7 from our web site, whether you’re in the library or at home, work, or school.  We hope that you and your family will use World Book Online often.

To access the World Book Web, follow these simple steps:


2. Click on the link for “Encyclopedias” and look for the World Book icon

3. Click on theLibrary” or “Work, Home, or School” link.

4. Type in your library card number when prompted.  It’s that easy!

As of June 30, we will no longer have access to Encyclopedia Britannica Online.  If you have any questions about our online resources, please e-mail ask@pamunkeylibrary.org.

Pick of the Week

by Robin LeFevers
Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf? Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts-and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others. Ismae's most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany-where she finds herself woefully under prepared-not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death's vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?

Jun 20, 2012

Monday at the Library (6/25/12)

Storytimes

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Toddler Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 11:15 a.m.

Saturday at the Library (6/23/12)

Programs & Events


Giant Sun Craft at 10:00 a.m.
Make a giant sun using sticks yarn, fabric, beads, and natural materials. Supplies provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.
Ice Cream Social & BINGO at 12:30 p.m.
Sign up for the Summer Reading Program. Join us for BINGO and ice cream sundaes provided by the Friends of the Upper King William Library.

Friday at the Library (6/22/12)

Storytimes

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
 
Toddler Storytime at 10:15 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
 
Family Storytime at 11:00 a.m.

Programs & Events

Friday Morning Movie at 10:00 a.m.
See a great movie on the big screen. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.
 
Summer Reading Kickoff & Cookout at 5:30 p.m.
Sign up for the Summer Reading Program and enjoy a family cookout provided by the Friends of King & Queen Library.
 
Teen Movie Night at 7:00 p.m.
See a classic movie on the big screen. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

Thursday at the Library (6/21/12)

Storytimes
 
Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
 
Preschool Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
 
Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.

Programs & Events
 
Teen Wii Night at 5:30 p.m.
Ages 11-18. Play fun games on the Wii and enjoy pizza provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.
 
IceBreaker Games for Teens at 6:00 p.m.
Ages 11-18. Play icebreaker games and meet new friends. Enjoy pizza, drinks, and dessert provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.
 
Bookend Painting for Teens at 6:30 p.m.
Ages 11-18. Personalize a bookend for your book collection at this crafty program. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.
 
Family Movie Night at 6:30 p.m.
See a great family movie together and enjoy tasty movie treats provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.
 
Ice Cream Social at 7:00 p.m.
Sign up for the Summer Reading Program and enjoy ice cream provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Jun 18, 2012

Pick of the Week

by Greg Melvilles
Is it possible to drive coast-to-coast without stopping at a single gas pump? Journalist Greg Melville is determined to try. With his college buddy Iggy riding shotgun, this green-thinking guy — who's in love with the idea of free fuel — sets out on an enlightening road trip. The quest: to be the first people to drive cross-country in a french-fry car. Will they make it from Vermont to California in a beat-up 1985 Mercedes diesel station wagon powered on vegetable oil collected from restaurant grease Dumpsters along the way? More important, can two guys survive 192 consecutive hours together? Part adventure and part investigation of what we're doing (or not doing) to preserve the planet, Greasy Rider is upbeat, funny, and full of surprising information about sustainable measures that are within our reach.

Jun 14, 2012

Monday at the Library (6/18/12)

Storytimes

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Toddler Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 11:15 a.m.

Programs & Events

A Silkworm's Story at 3:00 p.m. 
Find out how a tiny silkworm moth larvae creates a fabric that has been used for centuries.  Take home your own little silkworm to study, too.
Sponsored by the Friends of the West Point Library & the Cooperative Extension Office.

Friday at the Library (6/15/12)

Storytimes

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
 
Toddler Storytime at 10:15 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
 
Family Storytime at 11:00 a.m.

Programs & Events
 
Friday Morning Movie at 10:00 a.m.
See a great movie on the big screen. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.
 
Dream Weaver Crafts at 1:00 p.m.
Make a dreamcatcher and other sweet dreams crafts. Supplies provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.
 
Movie Mania at 3:00 p.m.
See a great family movie on the big screen. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

Jun 12, 2012

Thursday at the Library (6/14/12)

Storytimes

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
 
Preschool Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
 
Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.

Wednesday at the Library (6/13/12)

Storytimes

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
 
Toddler Storytime at 11:00 a.m.
 
Family Storytime at 1:30 p.m.
 
Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.
 
Mother Goose at 9:15 a.m.
Toddler Storytime at 11:00 a.m.
 
Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime at 11:15 a.m.

Jun 11, 2012

Pick of the Week

by Matt Burgess
Alfredo Batista has some worries. Okay, a lot of worries. His older brother, Jose — sorry, Tariq— is returning from a stretch in prison after an unsuccessful robbery, a burglary that Alfredo was supposed to be part of. So now everyone thinks Alfredo snitched on his brother, which may have something to do with the fact that Alfredo is now dating Tariq’s ex-girlfriend, Isabel, who is eight months pregnant. Tariq’s violent streak is probably #1 worry on Alfredo’s list. Also, he needs to steal a pit bull. For the homecoming dogfight. By turns hilarious and heart-warming, Dogfight is a novel about family, friendship, pipe dreams, and stick-ups, set in a neighborhood bursting with energy.

Jun 8, 2012

Monday at the Library (6/11/12)

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

Storytimes start this week at all branch libraries.

Saturday at the Library (6/9/12)



Programs & Events

Ice Cream Social at 11:00 a.m.
Sign up for the Summer Reading program and enjoy ice cream provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.
 
Second Saturday Matinee at 1:00 p.m.
See a great movie on the big screen. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.
 
Ice Cream Social at 1:00 p.m.
Sign up for the Summer Reading program and enjoy ice cream provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Jun 5, 2012

Friday at the Library (6/8/12)

Programs & Events

Friday Morning Movie at 10:00 a.m.
See a great movie on the big screen. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Thursday at the Library (6/7/12)

Programs & Events

Ice Cream Social at 6:00 p.m.
Enjoy ice cream, face painting, and balloon creations. Sign up for the Summer Reading Program, too! Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Jun 4, 2012

Pick of the Week

by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons
Reading this book will make you less sure of yourself -- and that's a good thing. In The Invisible Gorilla, Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons, creators of one of psychology's most famous experiments, use remarkable stories and counterintuitive scientific findings to demonstrate an important truth: our minds don't work the way we think they do. We think we see ourselves and the world as they really are, but we re actually missing a whole lot. Chabris and Simons combine the work of other researchers with their own findings on attention, perception, memory, and reasoning to reveal how faulty intuitions often get us into trouble. Again and again, we think we experience and understand the world as it is, but our thoughts are beset by everyday illusions. The Invisible Gorilla reveals the myriad ways that our intuitions can deceive us, but it's much more than a catalog of human failings. Chabris and Simons explain why we succumb to these everyday illusions and what we can do to inoculate ourselves against their effects. Ultimately, the book provides a kind of x-ray vision into our own minds, making it possible to pierce the veil of illusions that clouds our thoughts and to think clearly for perhaps the first time.