Oct 30, 2012

Friday at the Library (11/2/12)

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

First Friday Film at 4:00 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Enjoy a great family movie on the big screen with your friends.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Thursday at the Library (11/1/12)

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

Movie Night at 5:30 p.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
Ages 16 and up.  Enjoy a good movie with a look at what life was like for some folks not so long ago.  Refreshments provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.
 
The Civil War in Ancestry Library Edition at 6:30 p.m.
Johnny Reb or Billy Yank?  Enlisted or Officer?  Soldier or Civilian?  Join us as we search through Civil War records in Ancestry Library Edition, one of our genealogy databases, and find out more about YOUR Civil War history.

Oct 28, 2012

Issues with PamCat (10/30/12)



The company that supplies enhanced content for PamCat (jackets, reviews, excerpts and summaries of items in our catalog) has been affected by Hurricane Sandy. We have changed PamCat to temporarily not display enhanced content. We will let you know when enhanced content is again available.

Oct 26, 2012

Wednesday at the Library (10/31/12)

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 Storytime 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 (10/30/12)

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

 Scary Stories at 6:30 p.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
Dress in costume and visit the library for scary stories and tasty treats.

Learning Microsoft Word at 6:30 p.m. (cancelled)
Learn formatting tips, how to edit documents, and how to use templates. You must call (804) 746-9615 or visit the library to sign up for this class.
 
The Civil War in Ancestry Library Edition at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Johnny Reb or Billy Yank?  Enlisted or Officer?  Soldier or Civilian?  Join us as we search through Civil War records in Ancestry Library Edition, one of our genealogy databases, and find out more about YOUR Civil War history.

Monday at the Library (10/29/12)

Storytimes

Mother Goose 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

What's in a Soldier's Pockets at 6:30 p.m. (cancelled)
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Find out what kind of money and tokens Northern and Southern soldiers carried in their pockets.

Pick of the Week

Looking for something to read this weekend?  Having just weathered Hurricane Sandy, may we suggest:


by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht
Danger! It lurks at every corner. Volcanoes. Sharks. Quicksand. Terrorists. The pilot of the plane blacks out and it's up to you to land the jet. What do you do? The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook is here to help: jam-packed with how-to, hands-on, step-by-step, illustrated instructions on everything you need to know FAST-from defusing a bomb to delivering a baby in the back of a cab. Providing frightening and funny real information in the best-selling tradition of the Paranoid's Pocket Guide and Hypochondriac's Handbook, this indispensable, indestructible pocket-sized guide is the definitive handbook for those times when life takes a sudden turn for the worse. The essential companion for a perilous age. Because you never know...

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

Oct 22, 2012

Friday at the Library (10/26/12)

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

Teen Open Mic and Party Jam from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Try out your talent at the library or just see a great show.  We’ll have karaoke, too! Pizza & snacks provided by Friends of the West Point Library.

Thursday at the Library (10/25/12)

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

Halloween Parade & Movie at 6:30 p.m.
See the parade of costumes and stay for the classic Charlie Brown holiday special.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.
 
Movie Night at 7:00 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
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 (10/24/12)

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 Storytime 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 (10/23/12)

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

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) 746-9615 or visit the library to sign up for this class.
 
Learning Microsoft Word at 6:00 p.m.
Learn formatting tips, how to edit documents, and how to use templates. You must call (804) 769-3731 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Oct 18, 2012

Monday at the Library (10/22/12)

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

Saturday at the Library (10/20/12)

Programs & Events

Boo to You! at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
All ages.  Make a spook-tacular decoration for your house.  Costumes are welcomed and encouraged.  Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

The Hanover Confederate Soldier Monument at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library
Learn about the Monument's planning & construction from Mary Vial.  See photos and take a short walk to the Monument on the Courthouse grounds.

"It Came from the Library" Movie Matinee at 12:00 p.m.
Ages 11-18.  Part of Teen Read Week.  Pizza provided by the Friends of the UKW Library.

"It Came from the Library" Movie Matinee at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Ages 11-18.  Part of Teen Read Week.  Pizza, drinks, & dessert provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Wii Games @ the Library at 3:00 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Ages 11-18.  Play Wii Games on the big screen with your friends.  Part of Teen Read Week. Pizza and drinks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Friday at the Library (10/19/12)

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 Monster Mash from 5:45 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Ages 11-18.  Bring a friend (costumes optional!) and enjoy spooky games, scary crafts, and spine-chilling fun.  Part of Teen Read Week.  Pizza and other ghoulish treats provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Oct 15, 2012

Thursday at the Library (10/18/12)

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

Scary Mask Workshop at 5:30 p.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
Ages 11-18.  Make a scary horror mask to decorate the teen space at the library for Teen Read Week.  Refreshments provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.

Tie-Dye Party at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Get creative and tie-dye a T-shirt with your friends.  Space is limited.  Call or visit the library to sign up.  Part of Teen Read Week.  Snacks provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

Pajama Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Ages 2 & up.  Wear your PJs and bring your favorite snuggly friend.  Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Wednesday at the Library (10/17/12)

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 Storytime 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 (10/16/12)

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

How to Prepare for Fall Gardening at 6:00 p.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
Find out how to prepare your garden for the cooler months ahead.
Sponsored by the Virginia Extension Agency.


The Book as Art at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Ages 13 and up.  Explore the use of discarded books as the basis for an exciting artistic project.  We will create a "pumpkin" for your autumn decorating display.  Space is limited.  Call or visit the library to sign up.

MADD's Power of Parents, It's Your Influence at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
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.

Oct 12, 2012

Pick of the Week

Looking for something to read this weekend?  Here's a suggestion:


by Isaac Adamson
Wisecracking reporter and reluctant detective Billy Chaka is back. His latest misadventure finds him in Osaka to accept an award for an article he'd written years before about a teenage Bunraku puppet prodigy named Tetsuo. Billy quickly learns he may have been summoned for more than the award -- Tetsuo has been expelled from Osaka's most prestigious theater company following a bloody, unexplained incident involving a fellow puppeteer. While Billy tries to unravel that mystery, an American man in the hotel room next door is found brutally murdered. Investigating the homicide and its bizarre link to the young puppeteer plunges Billy into a shadowy world where dreams and reality violently intermingle and people are never who they seem. It's a world not far removed from that of the Bunraku theater that flourished in Osaka hundreds of years ago, stylishly recast for the neon-lit urban stage with decrepit gangsters, clueless expatriates, dangerous women, and one seriously deranged hotel employee. Two parts noir and one part playful irreverence, Kinki Lullaby is a sly whodunit that unfolds with the twisted charm of a fever dream.

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

Oct 11, 2012

Monday at the Library (10/15/12)

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

Computer Basics I at 9:00 a.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
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.

Duct Tape Designs at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library
Ages 11-18.  Make a duct tape wallet or flip-flops.  The design possibilities are endless!  Part of Teen Read Week.  Pizza provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

Refuse to Be a Victim at 6:00 p.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
Find out how to avoid dangerous situations and prevent criminal confrontations.  Learn tips and tricks on personal safety and home, automobile, telephone, technological, & travel security. 
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.

Saturday at the Library (10/13/12)

Programs & Events

Friends of the Atlee Library's Fall Book Sale from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Hardcover books, DVDs, CDs, and tapes are $1.00.  Paperbacks are 50 cents.  Buy a Friends' Tote/Book Bag for $12.00 and fill it for free.
Book Sale Raffle tickets are $1.00 each.  Drawing will be held on Saturday October 13 at 2:00 p.m.
Donate a non-perishable food item to the Food Drive for MCEF.

A Cold Harbor Soldier Speaks at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Andrew Camporeale, a re-enactor with the the 124th Union Infantry Regiment, talks about his life as a soldier and his unit's involvement in the Battle of Cold Harbor.

Family Movie Matinee at 12:00 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
All ages.  See a great movie on the big screen.  Popcorn, punch, and cookies provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Friday at the Library (10/12/12)

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

Friends of the Atlee Library's Fall Book Sale from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Hardcover books, DVDs, CDs, and tapes are $1.00.  Paperbacks are 50 cents.  Buy a Friends' Tote/Book Bag for $12.00 and fill it for free.
Book Sale Raffle tickets are $1.00 each.  Drawing will be held on Saturday October 13 at 2:00 p.m.
Donate a non-perishable food item to the Food Drive for MCEF.

Create Your Own Magnets from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Ages 11-18.  Make your own magnets of pop culture favorites, like Hunger Games or Twilight.  You know how they work!  Part of Teen Read Week.  Pizza provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Family Fall Fun at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library
Enjoy music by local artists and activities for the whole family.  Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

Oct 9, 2012

Introducing Literati!


The library has a new online resource - Literati - that helps researchers of all ages search smarter and faster.  Instantly access millions of authoritative articles, images, videos, and tutorials from any computer, tablet, or phone connected to the internet, 24/7 at http://public.literati.credoreference.com/ or through our web site at www.pamunkeylibrary.org/databases_by_subject.htm#encyclopedias.

Some of the great features of Literati include access to a wide range of library resources, including 400+ online encyclopedias, 240,000+ audio clips (containing pronunciations, music, poetry, & more), videos featuring everything from famous speeches to the human body, thousands of high-res images available for educational use, and tutorials on research skills from genealogy to job searching, early literacy and more.

Literati also includes live Homework Help for students in grades 3-12 in math, reading, and/or writing.  Students can connect to state-certified, expert teachers for assistance Monday through Thursday from 3pm-9pm and Saturdays from 9am-3pm.

If you have any questions about Literati, please e-mail ask@pamunkeylibrary.org.

Oct 8, 2012

Thursday at the Library (10/11/12)

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

King & Queen County and the Civil War at 6:30 p.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
How were local citizens affected by the war?  Find out with local historian Larry Pistole and see authentic wartime collectibles.

Wednesday at the Library (10/10/12)

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 Storytime 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.