Sep 28, 2012

If You Like The "Sookie Stackhouse" Series...

...You may also enjoy this book, the first in its series:


by Karen Chance
Like any sensible girl, Cassie tries to avoid vampires. But when the bloodsucking Mafioso she escaped three years ago finds Cassie again with revenge in mind, she's forced to turn to the vampire Senate for protection.The undead senators won't help her for nothing, and Cassie finds herself working with one of their most powerful members, a dangerously seductive master vampire- and the price he demands may be more than Cassie is willing to pay.

And for more recommendations, be sure to check our NoveList service!

Sep 26, 2012

Monday at the Library (10/1/12)

Storytimes

Mother Goose at 10:00 a.m.
Toddler Stoytime 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.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Learn formatting tips, how to edit documents, and how to use templates. You must call (804) 843-3244 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Friday at the Library 9/28/12

Storytimes

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

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

Family Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library

Programs & Events

Rockville Teen Hunger Games at 5:45 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Join your fellow tributes from the Rockville District for games, trivia, and dinner before a showing of the popular dystopian movie. No food shortages here, thanks to the Friends of the Rockville Library!

Sep 24, 2012

Thursday at the Library (9/27/12)

Storytimes

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 11:15 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.
 
Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
 
Programs & Events

Hanover Lunchtime Book Group at 12:30 p.m.
Bring a bag lunch friend for a lively discussion of Mockingbird by Charles J. Shields.  Beverages and dessert provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.
 
Dahlgren's Raid & Civil War Letters at 6:30 p.m.
A story of military intrigue sets the stage for the recreation of Dahlgren’s Raid, accompanied by a reading of local wartime letters. Presented by Bruce Venter, America’s History (americashistoryllc.com/).
 
Movie Night at 7:00 p.m.
Ages 18 & up.  Bring a friend and enjoy a fun movie night for adults.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Wednesday at the Library (9/26/12)

Storytimes

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
 
Toddler Storytime at 11:00 a.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
11:15 a.m.

Tuesday at the Library (9/25/12)

Storytimes

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.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 6:45 p.m.
 
Programs & Events

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) 769-3731 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Sep 21, 2012

Pick of the Week

Looking for something to read this weekend?  Might we suggest:


by A. Lee Martinez
Even in Empire City, a town where weird science is the hope for tomorrow, it’s hard for a robot to make his way. It’s even harder for a robot named Mack Megaton, a hulking machine designed to bring mankind to its knees. But Mack’s not interested in world domination. He’s just a bot trying to get by, trying to demonstrate that he isn’t just an automated smashing machine, and to earn his citizenship in the process. It should be as easy as crushing a tank for Mack, but some bots just can’t catch a break. When Mack’s neighbors are kidnapped, Mack sets off on a journey through the dark alleys and gleaming skyscrapers of Empire City. Along the way, he runs afoul of a talking gorilla, a brainy dame, a mutant lowlife, a little green mob boss, and the secret conspiracy at the heart of Empire’s founders---not to mention more trouble than he bargained for. What started out as one missing family becomes a battle for the future of Empire and every citizen that calls her home.

And for suggestions of what to read based on your favorite books, be sure to check our NoveList service!

Sep 20, 2012

Monday at the Library (9/24/12)

Storytimes

Mother Goose at 10:00 a.m.
Toddler Stoytime at 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 11:15 a.m.
 
Programs & Events
 
UKW Book Club - "Manhunt!" at 7:30 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of “Manhunt: the Twelve-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer” by James L. Swanson.

Sunday at the Library (2/23/12)

Programs & Events

"Meet the Author" Book Fair at 2:00  p.m.
Meet several local authors who have written about the Civil War era, including William Palmer, who will speak about his book, The Battle of Eltham’s Landing.

Saturday at the Library (9/22/12)

Programs & Events

Make 'n' Take Greeting Card Workshop at 12:30 p.m.
Make your own personally designed greeting card.  Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Upper King William Library. Seating is limited.  Please call to reserve your spot at (804) 768-3731.
 
Engineer Expo at 2:00 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Ages 11 and up.  Let your imagination run free as you build creations to display in the library.  Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Friday at the Library (9/21/12)

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 10:00 a.m.

Sep 17, 2012

Thursday at the Library (9/20/12)

Storytimes

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

Pajama Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Join us for a special evening Storytime in your PJs.  We’ll have stories, songs, a craft, and snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Computer Basics II at 6:30 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) 746-9615 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Do You Dance the Virginia Reel? at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Enjoy a lively demonstration of popular dances like the Virginia Reel by the 12th Virginia Regiment. They’ll teach you some steps, too.

Wednesday at the Library (9/19/12)

Storytimes

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
 
Toddler Storytime at 11:00 a.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.
 
Programs & Events

Hard Tack, Come Again No More! at 7:00 p.m.
Sample a Civil War soldier’s typical ration of hardtack and beef jerky as Ann Reid, Director of Scotchtown, talks about wartime chow.

Tuesday at the Library (9/18/12)

Storytimes

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.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 6:45 p.m.
 
Programs & Events

MADD's Power of Parents, It's Your Influence at 7:00 p.m.
Keith Cartwright of Hanover Cares will share strategies to help you keep your children safe from the dangers of underage drinking.  Receive a free parent handbook just for attending.  Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

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Sep 14, 2012

Pick of the Week

Looking for something to read this weekend?  Might we suggest:


by Greg Grandin
The stunning, never before told story of the quixotic attempt to recreate small-town America in the heart of the Amazon In 1927, Henry Ford, the richest man in the world, bought a tract of land twice the size of Delaware in the Brazilian Amazon. His intention was to grow rubber, but the project rapidly evolved into a more ambitious bid to export America itself, along with its golf courses, ice-cream shops, bandstands, indoor plumbing, and Model Ts rolling down broad streets. Fordlandia, as the settlement was called, quickly became the site of an epic clash. On one side was the car magnate, lean, austere, the man who reduced industrial production to its simplest motions; on the other, the Amazon, lush, extravagant, the most complex ecological system on the planet. Ford's early success in imposing time clocks and square dances on the jungle soon collapsed, as indigenous workers, rejecting his midwestern Puritanism, turned the place into a ribald tropical boomtown. Fordlandia's eventual demise as a rubber plantation foreshadowed the practices that today are laying waste to the rain forest. More than a parable of one man's arrogant attempt to force his will on the natural world, Fordlandia depicts a desperate quest to salvage the bygone America that the Ford factory system did much to dispatch. As Greg Grandin shows in this gripping and mordantly observed history, Ford's great delusion was not that the Amazon could be tamed but that the forces of capitalism, once released, might yet be contained.

Sep 13, 2012

Monday at the Library (9/17/12)

Storytimes

Mother Goose at 10:00 a.m.
Toddler Stoytime at 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 11:15 a.m.
 
Programs & Events

Learning Microsoft Word at 9:00 a.m.
Learn formatting tips, how to edit documents, and how to use templates. You must call (804) 556-4774 or visit the library to sign up for this class.


Friday at the Library (9/14/12)

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 10:00 a.m.
  
Programs & Events

Teen Movie & Pizza Night at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
See a great movie with your friends. Pizza & drinks provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.
 

Sep 10, 2012

Issues with PamCat (9/10/12)

We are experiencing problems with PamCat.   The service has been going down and coming back up.  We are working towards a resolution.  We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.  Please contact the library or ask@pamunkeylibrary.org if you need assistance.

Thursday at the Library (9/13/12)

Storytimes


Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 11:15 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.
 
Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
 
Programs & Events

Teen Movie Night at 6:00 p.m.
See a great movie about survival in a dystopian society.  Snacks provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.
 

Wednesday at the Library (9/12/12)

Storytimes

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
 
Toddler Storytime at 11:00 a.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.
 
Programs & Events

Scavenger Hunt with Library Mouse at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Explore the nooks and crannies of the library with Library Mouse at this special Storytime.  Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.

Tuesday at the Library (9/10/12)

Storytimes

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.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 6:45 p.m.
 
Programs & Events

LitWits Book Club at 6:00 p.m.
Share your favorite "must-reads" and find out what others are reading.

Monday at the Library (9/10/12)

Storytimes

Mother Goose at 10:00 a.m.
Toddler Stoytime at 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 11:15 a.m.
 
Programs & Events

Genealogy Workshop at 9:00 a.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) 798-4072 or visit the library to sign up for this class.
 
Computer Basics II at 6:00 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) 843-3244 or visit the library to sign up for this class.
 
Computer Basics I at 6:30 p.m.
Learn the parts of the computer, how to use a mouse, and try out some basic computer tasks.  You must call (804) 798-4072 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Sep 7, 2012

Pick of the Week

Looking for something to read this weekend?  You might consider this book:


by Greg Kihn
When Monster Magazine reported Clint Stockbern sets out to interview the legendary fifties horror movie director Landis Woodley, he finds a reclusive, forgotten, and bitter old man. Worming his way through the door of the Scotch-drinking, cigar-smoking filmmaker's home, Stockbern finds a treasure trove of B-movie memorabilia. Playing to the movie genius's ego, Stockbern does his best to dig up a few good anecdotes from the past--but what he uncovers is a story of real-life horror! Flashback to 1957 Hollywood, where Landi Woodley is getting ready to shoot his latest movie, Cadaver , set in a real-life L.A. morgue. He is also bent on throwing the ultimate Halloween party. Attendee will include Lucifer-obsessed anthropologist Albert Beaumond and Devila, the celebrated TV horrow-show hostess. Even Satan himself may put in an appearance. And when cheap special effects are replaced by real corpses, a deadly curse may windup taking its toll on all these foolish enough to become involved with the filming of the cult movie classic, Cadaver 

Sep 4, 2012

Saturday at the Library (9/9/12)

Programs & Events 

Decorate Your School Supplies! at 11:00 a.m.
Bring your school supplies and get some great ideas on how to personalize them. Craft supplies and snacks provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.
 
Family Movie Matinee at 12:00 p.m.
See a great movie on the big screen. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Friday at the Library (9/7/12)

Programs & Events 

First Friday Film at 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy a movie with your friends at the library. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Thursday at the Library (9/6/12)

Programs & Events 

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) 559-0654 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Wednesday at the Library (9/5/12)

Programs & Events 

Learning Microsoft Word at 5:30 p.m.
Learn formatting tips, how to edit documents, and how to use templates.   You must call (804) 556-4774 or visit the library to sign up for this class.