Jul 31, 2012

Friday at the Library (8/3/12)

Storyimes

Today is the last day of Storytime.  Storytimes will resume the week of Monday September 10.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
 
Toddler Storytime at 10:15 a.m.
Family 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 at the library.  Popcorn provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.
 
Glow in the Dark Crafts at 1:00 p.m.
Light up the night with glow-in-the-dark crafts you can take home.  Supplies provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.
 

Thursday at the Library (8/2/12)

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
 
PJ Storytime at 7:00 p.m.
Wear your PJs and bring your favorite plush friend to our special evening Storytime.  Listen to stories, make crafts, and enjoy refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Wednesday at the Library (8/1/12)

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.
Preschool Stoytime at 10:00 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
 
Glow in the Dark T-Shirt Workshop for Teens at 2:30 p.m.
Bring a dark colored T-shirt to the library and decorate it with glow-in-the-dark fabric paint. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.
 
Tech Gadget Petting Zoo at 5:00 p.m.
Visit our Tech Gadget Petting Zoo for hands-on interaction with the iPad,  NOOK, Kindle, and more. Staff will be available to answer questions and share tips for interacting with your library through technology. Stop in and give something new a try!
 
Computer Basics II at 5:30 p.m.
Learn how to do basic tasks in Microsoft Word, how to set up an e-mail account, and internet search strategies. You must call (804) 556-4774 or visit the library to sign up for this class.
 
How to Use OverDrive eBooks at 6:00 p.m.
Find out more about the library's new eBook and audiobook lending service with OverDrive.  You can try out your eReader, tablet, smartphone, or other device and get answers to your questions.  You must call (804) 769-1623 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Jul 30, 2012

Pick of the Week


by Frank Cottrell Boyce
No! No! No! I'm not taking a bath. Not tonight. Not tomorrow. Never. And why should this little pig take a bath? After all, astronauts don't take baths. Cowboys don't take baths. And EVERYONE knows that pirates don't take baths. So why in the world should he?! Besides, there's nothing his mother can do about it. Or is there . . . ?

Jul 27, 2012

Tuesday at the Library (7/31/12)

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.
 
Programs & Events

Kids’ Summer Crafts at 11:30 a.m.
Ages 4-11. Make some fun summer crafts at the library. Supplies provided.
 
Our Wild World
Travel with Animals Unlimited around the world exploring & discovering animals "live!"
Location: Hanover Branch Library at 1:00 p.m.
 
Teen Dream Scene at 7:00 p.m.
Ages 11-18. Have fun with dream interpretation and other "amazing" nighttime activities and crafts. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Jul 26, 2012

Monday at the Library (7/30/12)

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

Go Green with Crafting from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
All ages. Learn how to make crafts using everyday items at this fun drop-in program.
 
Make Your Own Dreamcatcher at 1:30 p.m.
Ages 4-11. Make your own dreamcatcher and catch a summer dream. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the UKW Library.

Saturday at the Library (7/28/12)

Programs & Events

Resume Workshop at 10:00 a.m.  Workshop cancelled
Find out about different resume formats, how employers process and read resumes in today's job market, and the importance of tailoring resumes to positions.  Try out the Virginia Employment Commission's online resume builder, too.  A Q&A session will follow.

Jul 24, 2012

Friday at the Library (7/27/12)

Storytimes

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
 
Toddler Storytime at 10:15 a.m.
Family 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 at the library.  Popcorn provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.
 
Friday Family Film Festival at 12:30 p.m.
See a great movie with your friends at the library. Popcorn and drinks provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Thursday at the Library (7/26/12)

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

Mickey the Magician with Jack the Bunny
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library at 1:00 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library at 4:00 p.m.
Classic children's books come to life in a show full of laughs, magic tricks and a real flea circus.  You won't believe your eyes!
 
Lunchtime Book Group at 12:30 p.m.
Call the library for the title of the book to be discussed.  Dessert & drinks provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends
 
How to Use OverDrive eBooks at 6:30 p.m.
Find out more about the library's new eBook and audiobook lending service with OverDrive.  You can try out your eReader, tablet, smartphone, or other device and get answers to your questions.  You must call (804) 798-4072 or visit the library to sign up for this class.
 
Summer Movie Nights at 7:00 p.m.
Bring a friend and join us for a fun movie night.  Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.
 

Wednesday at the Library (7/25/12)

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.
Preschool Stoytime at 10:00 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

Mickey the Magician with Jack the Bunny
Location: Hanover Branch Library at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library at 4:00 p.m.
Classic children's books come to life in a show full of laughs, magic tricks and a real flea circus.  You won't believe your eyes!
 
"Own the Night" Scratchboard Drawing at 1:30 p.m.
Ages 11-18. Learn how to draw a nighttime picture on scratchboard. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the UKW Library.

Tuesday at the Library 7/24/12)

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.

Programs & Events
 
Mickey the Magician with Jack the Bunny
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library at 1:30 p.m.
Classic children's books come to life in a show full of laughs, magic tricks and a real flea circus.  You won't believe your eyes!
 
Learning Microsoft Word at 5:30 p.m.
Find out how to do more with Microsoft Word, from using templates to formatting.  You must call (804) 769-3731 or visit the library to sign up for this class.
 
How to Use OverDrive eBooks at 5:30 p.m.
Find out more about the library's new eBook and audiobook lending service with OverDrive.  You can try out your eReader, tablet, smartphone, or other device and get answers to your questions.  You must call (804) 556-4774 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Jul 23, 2012

Pick of the Week

by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Buckle your seatbelt for the first-ever follow up to Ian Fleming's only children's story. When the Tooting family finds an old engine and fits it to their camper van, they have no idea what kind of adventure lies ahead. The engine used to belong to an extraordinary car . . . and it wants its bodywork back! But as the Tootings hurtle across the world rebuilding the original Chitty, a sinister baddie is on their trail - one who will stop at nothing to get the magnificent car for himself. Fueled by wry humor , this much-anticipated sequel to the children's classic by Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond - featuring a contemporary family and a camper van with a mind of its own - is driven by best-selling, award-winning author Frank Cottrell Boyce and revved up by Joe Berger's black-and-white illustrations.

Jul 19, 2012

Monday at the Library (7/23/12)

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
 
Learning Microsoft Word at 9:00 a.m.
Find out how to do more with Microsoft Word, from using templates to formatting.  You must call (804) 746-9615 or visit the library to sign up for this class.
 
Mickey the Magician with Jack the Bunny
Location: Atlee Branch Library
at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library at 1:30 p.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library at 4:00 p.m.
Classic children's books come to life in a show full of laughs, magic tricks, and a real flea circus.  You won't believe your eyes!
 
Our Wild World
Travel with Animals Unlimited around the world exploring & discovering animals "live!"
Location: West Point Branch Library at 11:00 a.m.
 
UKW Book Club at 7:30 p.m.
Call the library for the title of the book to be discussed.

Saturday at the Library (7/21/12)

Programs & Events

Meet Author J. Lloyd Morgan at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
J. Lloyd Morgan, author of The Hidden Sun and The Waxing Moon, will share his encouraging message about his journey as an author.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.
 
How to Use OverDrive eBooks at 1:00 p.m.
Find out more about the library's new eBook and audiobook lending service with OverDrive.  You can try out your eReader, tablet, smartphone, or other device and get answers to your questions.  You must call (804) 843-3244 or visit the library to sign up for this class.
 
"Own the Night" Blackout Dance Party at 7:00 p.m.
Ages 11-18. Pretend you’re in a big city blackout and light up the night with your friends. Make a neon T-shirt for dancing under the blacklights. Live music courtesy of Asparagus Nebula. Pizza and prizes provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Friday at the Library (7/20/12)

Storytimes

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

Programs & Events
 
Our Wild World
Travel with Animals Unlimited around the world exploring & discovering animals "live!"
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library at 1:00 p.m.
 
Friday Morning Movie at 10:00 a.m.
See a great movie on the big screen at the library.  Popcorn provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.
 
Friday Family Film Festival at 12:30 p.m.
See a great movie with your friends at the library. Popcorn and drinks provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.
 
Teddy Bear Campout at 6:30 p.m.
Bring your favorite plush friend to the library for a special Storytime with S'mores. Teddy and his friends will camp out at the library overnight. Come back to the library on Saturday July 21 at 9:00 a.m. and see what adventures they had last night.  Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Jul 16, 2012

Thursday at the Library (7/19/12)

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
 
Make a Horseshoe Dreamcatcher at 6:00 p.m.
Ages 11-18. Make a dreamcatcher out of a horseshoe.  Pizza, dessert, & drinks provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.
 
Dine & Recline for Teens at 6:30 p.m.
See a great movie on the big screen with your friends.  Pizza & drinks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Wednesday at the Library (7/18/12)

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.
Preschool Stoytime at 10:00 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
 
Visit StarLab @ the Library
StarLab is a portable planetarium where you can examine the stars & constellations in the night sky.  For grades 3-8.  Call or visit the library to sign up.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library at 3:00 p.m.
 
Genealogy Workshop at 6:00 p.m.
Want to learn more about your family tree?  Try out the library's genealogy databases, Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest in this hands-on class.  You must call (804) 556-4774 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Tuesday at the Library (7/17/12)

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.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Programs & Events
 
Visit StarLab @ the Library
StarLab is a portable planetarium where you can examine the stars & constellations in the night sky.  For grades 3-8.  Call or visit the library to sign up.
Location: Atlee Branch Library at 11:00 a.m.
 
Our Wild World
Travel with Animals Unlimited around the world exploring & discovering animals "live!"
Location: Ashland Branch Library at 1:00 p.m.

Pick of the Week

by Kate Beaton
Hark! A Vagrant takes readers on a romp through history and literature - with dignity for few and cookies for all - with comic strips about famous authors, their characters, and political and historical figures, all drawn in Kate Beaton's pared-down, excitable style. This collection features favorite stories as well as new, previously unpublished content. Whether she's writing about Nikola Tesla, Napoleon, or Nancy Drew, Beaton brings a refined sense of the absurd to every situation. In just four years, Beaton has taken the comics world by storm with her non sequiturs, cheeky comebacks, and irreverent punch lines. With 1.2 million monthly hits on her site - which, coincidentally, has previously been featured here as a Website of the Week -  her caricatures of historical and fictional figures filtered through a contemporary lens display a sharp, quick wit that knows no bounds. 

Jul 12, 2012

Monday at the Library (7/16/12)

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 at 9:00 a.m.
Learn the parts of the computer, how to use a mouse, and try out some basic computer tasks.  You must call (804) 746-9615 or visit the library to sign up for this class.
 
Our Wild World
Travel with Animals Unlimited around the world exploring & discovering animals "live!"
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library at 4:00 p.m.
 
Movie Mania at 3:30 p.m.
All ages. See a great movie on the big screen.  Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.
 
Teen Movie, Munchies, & More! at 5:30 p.m.
See a great movie on the big screen with your friends.  Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

Saturday at the Library (7/14/12)

Programs & Events

How to Use OverDrive eBooks at 10:00 a.m.
Find out more about the library's new eBook and audiobook lending service with OverDrive.  You can try out your eReader, tablet, smartphone, or other device and get answers to your questions.  You must call (804) 746-9615 or visit the library to sign up for this class.
 
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.

Jul 10, 2012

Friday at the Library (7/13/12)

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 at the library.  Popcorn provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.
 
Friday Family Film Festival at 12:30 p.m.
See a great movie with your friends at the library. Popcorn and drinks provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.
 
Teen Movie Night at 6:00 p.m.
Bring a friend and see a great movie on the big screen.  Pizza and drinks provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Thursday at the Library (7/12/12)

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
 
Our Wild World
Travel with Animals Unlimited around the world exploring & discovering animals " live!"
Location: Upper King William Branch Library at 1:00 p.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library at 3:00 p.m.
 
Cake Decorating for Tweens at 7:00 p.m.
Learn basic cake decorating techniques and decorate your own personal-sized cake to take home Pre-registration required.  Supplies provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

Wednesday at the Library (6/11/12)

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.
Preschool Stoytime at 10:00 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
 
Wildlife Center of Virginia: "Whoo's Awake in the Night?"
Location: Hanover Branch Library at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library at 4:00 p.m.
Learn how creatures of the night use amazing adaptations to thrive in the dark and how our actions during the day affect those who stay up all night.
 
Computer Basics I at 6:00 p.m.
Learn the parts of the computer, how to use a mouse, and try out some basic computer tasks.  You must call (804) 556-4774 or visit the library to sign up for this class.