Jan 31, 2013

Friday at the Library (2/1/13)

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
See a great family movie on the big screen at the library.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

The Winter Read Aloud Program starts today. Ask a friendly staff member how you and your little one can "Snuggle with a Book."

Jan 28, 2013

Thursday at the Library (1/31/13)

Storytimes 

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

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m. 
Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Wednesday at the Library (1/30/13)

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 (1/29/13)

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
 
Zealous Couponing at 6:30 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Tina Sparks will show you tips and tricks on organizing and using coupons to reduce your grocery bill.

Jan 25, 2013

If You Like "Downton Abbey"...

...You may also enjoy this book:

by Kate Morton
The House at Riverton is a gorgeous debut novel set in England between the wars. It is the story of an aristocratic family, a house, a mysterious death and a way of life that vanished forever, told in flashback by a woman who witnessed it all and kept a secret for decades. Grace Bradley went to work at Riverton House as a servant when she was just a girl, before the First World War. For years her life was inextricably tied up with the Hartford family, most particularly the two daughters, Hannah and Emmeline. In the summer of 1924, at a glittering society party held at the house, a young poet shot himself. The only witnesses were Hannah and Emmeline and only they -- and Grace -- know the truth. In 1999, when Grace is ninety-eight years old and living out her last days in a nursing home, she is visited by a young director who is making a film about the events of that summer. She takes Grace back to Riverton House and reawakens her memories. Told in flashback, this is the story of Grace's youth during the last days of Edwardian aristocratic privilege shattered by war, of the vibrant twenties and the changes she witnessed as an entire way of life vanished forever. The novel is full of secrets -- some revealed, others hidden forever, reminiscent of the romantic suspense of Daphne du Maurier. It is also a meditation on memory, the devastation of war and a beautifully rendered window into a fascinating time in history. This is a vivid, page-turning novel of suspense and passion, with characters -- and an ending -- the reader won't soon forget.

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

Jan 24, 2013

Monday at the Library (1/28/13)

Storytimes

Mother Goose at 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime at 11:00 a.m.  (new time!)
Location: Ashland Branch Library

Programs & Events

UKW Adult Book Club at 7:30 p.m.
Call or visit the library for the book title to be discussed.

Saturday at the Library (1/26/13)

Programs & Events

LEGOs @ Your Library! at 10:30 a.m.
Ages 5 and up. Be a LEGO master! Share your masterpiece you made at home and/or build more things with your friends.

Engineer Expo at 2:00 p.m.
Ages 11 and up. Create and display LEGO building designs at the library. Make friends and share ideas. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Jan 22, 2013

Friday at the Library (1/25/13)

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 Anime Movie Matinee at 3:00 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Ages 11-18.  Call or visit the library for title info.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

Thursday at the Library (1/24/13)

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

Fancy Nancy Tea Party at 10:30 a.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
Ages 5 and up. Dress up in costume and visit the library for some Fancy Nancy stories and teatime treats provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.

Computer Basics II 5:30 p.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
Learn how to do basic tasks with Microsoft Word and how to surf the web with Internet Explorer.  You must call (804) 769-1623 to sign up for this class.

Movie Night @ the Library at 7:00 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Ages 13 & up.  See a great movie at the library on the big screen.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Wednesday at the Library (1/23/13)

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 (1/22/13)

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.

Jan 18, 2013

Pick of the week

Did you get an eReader over the holiday? Are you looking for an eBook to read this weekend?  Might we suggest the following title:


by Esera Tualo
This is Esera Tuaolo's own searing story of terror and hope. A Samoan raised on a Hawaiian banana plantation, he had a natural talent, football. He went on to play for five NFL teams: the Green Bay Packers, the Minnesota Vikings, the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Carolina Panthers, and the Atlanta Falcons in the 1999 Super Bowl. But for the nine years he played professional football he lived in terror that when his face flashed upon the TV screen, someone would divulge his darkest secret. Esera Tuaolo is gay. Alone in the Trenches takes you inside the homophobic world of professional football and describes fears that almost drove him to suicide. He evokes heartbreak—how his older brother, Tua, died of AIDS—and hope when, Esera, a deeply devout Christian fell in love and started a family.

Our OverDrive service is open for you to borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks from, even when the library branches are closed!

Jan 17, 2013

Library Early Closing/Late Opening (1/17/13)

All branches of the library are currently open.

All branches of the Pamunkey Regional Library will close today, January 17, at 6:00 p.m.  We plan to open all branches tomorrow, January 18, at 11:00 a.m.  We will keep you posted on any changes.

Jan 16, 2013

Saturday at the Library (1/19/13)

Programs & Events

How to Borrow eBooks from the Library at 10:00 a.m.

Do you have an eReader, smartphone, tablet, or laptop and want to get eBooks and eAudiobooks from the library?  We'll show you how to use OverDrive to find, checkout, and download your favorite titles. Call (804) 556-4774 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Friday at the Library (1/18/13)

Storytimes

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m. (cancelled, library opens at 11:00 a.m.)
Location: Hanover Branch Library

Toddler Storytime at 10:15 a.m. (cancelled, library opens at 11:00 a.m.)
Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
(cancelled, library opens at 11:00 a.m.)
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
(cancelled, library opens at 11:00 a.m.)
Location: West Point Branch Library

Thursday at the Library (1/17/13)

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

Learning Microsoft Word at 6:30 p.m. (cancelled, library closes at 6:00 p.m.)

Learn how to format, edit, and save documents in Word. You must call (804) 746-9615 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Jan 14, 2013

Wednesday at the Library (1/16/13)

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. 
Preschool Storytime at 10:00 a.m. 
Toddler Storytime at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library 

Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m. 
Mother Goose Storytime 11:15 a.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library 

Programs & Events
Knit n Style – Winter Hats with Pat at 7:00 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library 
Ages 12-18. Pat Price will teach you how to knit your own winter hat or a cozy cap for a loved one. Beginners welcome! Call the library for supply details.
Hot chocolate and cookies provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Tuesday at the Library (1/15/13)

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

How to Borrow eBooks from the Library at 6:30 p.m.

Do you have an eReader, smartphone, tablet, or laptop and want to get eBooks and eAudiobooks from the library?  We'll show you how to use OverDrive to find, checkout, and download your favorite titles.  Call (804) 746-9615 to register for this class.

Monday at the Library (1/14/13)

Storytimes

Mother Goose at 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime at 11:00 a.m.  (new time!)
Location: Ashland Branch Library

 
Programs & Events

Computer Basics II 6:30 p.m.

Learn how to do basic tasks with Microsoft Word and how to surf the web with Internet Explorer.  You must call (804) 559-0654 to sign up for this class.

Jan 11, 2013

Pick of the Week

Looking for something to read this weekend?  May we suggest this one:


by Julian Barnes
Imagine an England where all the pubs are quaint, where the Windsors behave themselves (mostly), where the cliffs of Dover are actually white, and where Robin Hood and his merry men really are merry. This is precisely what visionary tycoon, Sir Jack Pitman, seeks to accomplish on the Isle of Wight, a "destination" where tourists can find replicas of Big Ben (half size), Princess Di's grave, and even Harrod's (conveniently located inside the tower of London). Martha Cochrane, hired as one of Sir Jack's resident "no-people," ably assists him in realizing his dream. But when this land of make-believe gradually gets horribly and hilariously out of hand, Martha develops her own vision of the perfect England. Julian Barnes delights us with a novel that is at once a philosophical inquiry, a burst of mischief, and a moving elegy about authenticity and nationality.

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

Jan 9, 2013

Saturday at the Library (1/12/13)

Programs & Events

American Girl Morning at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Ages 5-12. Get rid of the winter blues with your friends. Enjoy American Girl crafts, activities, books, & more. Win door prizes! Bring your favorite American Girl doll and/or book for lots of fun.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

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.

Cabin Fever Saturday Cinema at 3:00 p.m.
See a great family movie on the big screen.
Popcorn & drinks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Friday at the Library (1/11/12)

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 Movie & Pizza Night at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
See a great movie on the big screen with your friends.
Pizza and beverages provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

New Additions to Salem Literature Database


If you are looking for literary criticism on modern and contemporary American and British authors, try our Salem Literature database.  We've recently added access to works on the following authors:
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Louise Erdrich
  • Langston Hughes
  • Cormac McCarthy
  • Herman Melville
  • Alice Munro
  • Eugene O'Neill
  • Salman Rushdie
  • Alice Walker
You can find the Salem Literature database on our web site at www.pamunkeylibrary.org/databases_by_subject.htm#books.  You can also find where these titles are located in our branch libraries in PamCat by doing a keyword search for "critical insights."

If you have any questions about finding information in the library, please ask a staff member or e-mail ask@pamunkeylibrary.org.

Jan 8, 2013

Thursday at the Library (1/10/13)

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.

Wednesday at the Library (1/9/13)

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.

Programs & Events

Computer Basics I at 10:00 a.m.
Learn the parts of the computer, how to use a mouse, and try out some basic computer tasks.  You must call (804) 798-4072 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

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

Knit n Style – Winter Hats with Pat at 7:00 p.m.
Ages 12-18. Pat Price will teach you how to knit your own winter hat or a cozy cap for a loved one. Beginners welcome! Call the library for supply details.
Hot chocolate and cookies provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Jan 3, 2013

Tuesday at the Library (1/8/13)

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

Genealogy Workshop at 5:30 p.m.
Find out more about the genealogy databases Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest.  You must call (804) 556-4774 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

How to Borrow eBooks from the Library at 6:30 p.m.
Do you have an eReader, smartphone, tablet, or laptop and want to get eBooks and eAudiobooks from the library?  We'll show you how to use OverDrive to find, checkout, and download your favorite titles.

LitWits Book Club at 7:00 p.m. (new time!)
Location: West Point Branch Library
Share your favorite "must-reads" and find out what others are reading.