Feb 26, 2013

Friday at the Library (3/1/13)

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

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Celebration at 10:30 a.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
Join Ms. Dawn for some Dr. Seuss stories and decorate a crazy birthday cupcake to eat. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.

A Birthday Party for Dr. Seuss at 3:30 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Make a fun craft and see a movie based on one of Dr. Seuss’s most beloved books. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Thursday at the Library (2/28/13)

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 5:30 p.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
Learn how to format, edit, and save documents in Word. You must call (804) 769-1623 or visit the library 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 (2/27/13)

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 (2/26/13)

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 9:00 a.m.
Find out more about the genealogy databases Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest.  You must call (804) 746-9615 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Computer Basics II at 5:30 p.m.
Learn how to do basic tasks with Microsoft Word and how to surf the web with Internet Explorer.  You must call (804) 769-3731 to sign up for this class.

Feb 20, 2013

Monday at the Library (2/24/13)

Storytimes

Mother Goose at 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library

Friday at the Library (2/22/13)

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

Thursday at the Library (2/21/13)

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 
 
Genealogy Workshop at 2:30 p.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library
Find out more about the genealogy databases Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest.  You must call (804) 365-6210 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Feb 18, 2013

Wednesday at the Library (2/20/13)

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.

Find Your Civil War Ancestors Workshop at 5:30 p.m.
Find out more about using Ancestry Library Edition to search for military records during the Civil War era.  You must call (804) 556-4774 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Tuesday at the Library (2/19/13)

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.

Monday at the Library (2/18/13)

Storytimes

Mother Goose at 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library

Programs & Events

 Computer Basics II at 9:00 a.m.
Learn how to do basic tasks with Microsoft Word and how to surf the web with Internet Explorer.  You must call (804) 746-9615 to sign up for this class.

Feb 15, 2013

Pick of the Week

Looking for a book on the science of hallucinations to edumacate yourself with this fine weekend?  Then might we humbly suggest:


by Oliver Sacks
Hallucinations don't belong wholly to the insane. Much more commonly, they are linked to sensory deprivation, intoxication, illness, or injury. People with migraines may see shimmering arcs of light or tiny, Lilliputian figures of animals and people. People with failing eyesight, paradoxically, may become immersed in a hallucinatory visual world. Hallucinations can be brought on by a simple fever or even the act of waking or falling asleep, when people have visions ranging from luminous blobs of color to beautifully detailed faces or terrifying ogres. Those who are bereaved may receive comforting "visits" from the departed. In some conditions, hallucinations can lead to religious epiphanies or even the feeling of leaving one's own body. Here, with his usual elegance, curiosity, and compassion, Dr. Sacks weaves together stories of his patients and of his own mind-altering experiences to illuminate what hallucinations tell us about the organization and structure of our brains, how they have influenced every culture's folklore and art, and why the potential for hallucination is present in us all, a vital part of the human condition.

This book is also available as an eBook through our OverDrive service. (Many other titles are available there, too!)

Feb 14, 2013

Saturday at the Library (2/16/13)

Programs & Events

How to Borrow eBooks from the Library at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
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) 798-4072 to register for this class.

Cross-Country Cycling Travelogue at 1:00 p.m.
Cyclist Cherri Hankins will share stories about her exciting solo cross country bike trip.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Friday at the Library (2/15/13)

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

Feb 11, 2013

Thursday at the Library (2/14/13)

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 (2/13/13)

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 II 10:00 a.m.
Learn how to do basic tasks with Microsoft Word and how to surf the web with Internet Explorer.  You must call (804) 798-4072 to sign up for this class.

Tuesday at the Library (2/12/13)

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 5:30 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) 769-3731 to register for this class.

My Very Special Valentine Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library
Listen to special stories, make homemade valentines and enjoy a yummy snack provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

Make Your Own Valentines at 6:30 p.m.
Make a valentine and share the creative love.

Frosting FAN-atic at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Ages 11-18. Hey teen cake designers and aspiring apprentices! Design & decorate a Valentine cake (even if you don’t know a pastry bag from a lunch bag).  Call (804) 749-3146 to sign up!
Supplies & refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

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

Monday at the Library (2/11/13)

Storytimes

Mother Goose at 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library

Programs & Events

Learning Microsoft Word at 6:30 p.m.
Learn how to format, edit, and save documents in Word. You must call (804) 559-0654 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Feb 8, 2013

Pick of the Week

Looking for an ultra-violent slaughter-fest over culinary arcana to entertain yourself with this weekend?  Then may we suggest:


by Anthony Bourdain, Joel Rose, and Langdon Foss
In a not-too-distant future L.A. where master chefs rule the town like crime lords and people literally kill for a seat at the best restaurants, a bloody culinary war is raging. On one side, the Internationalists, who blend foods from all over the world into exotic delights. On the other, the "Vertical Farm," who prepare nothing but organic, vegetarian, macrobiotic dishes. Into this maelstrom steps Jiro, a renegade and ruthless sushi chef, known to decapitate patrons who dare request a California Roll, or who stir wasabi into their soy sauce. Both sides want Jiro to join their factions. Jiro, however has bigger ideas, and in the end, no chef may be left alive! Anthony Bourdain, top chef, acclaimed writer (Kitchen Confidential, Medium Raw) and star of the hit travel show, No Reservations, co-writes with Joel Rose this stylized send-up of food culture and society, with detailed and dynamic art by Langdon Foss.

And for suggestions of what else to read, be sure to check our NoveList service!

Feb 6, 2013

Saturday at the Library (2/9/13)

Programs & Events

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.

Make It from the Heart at 2:00 p.m.
Make a valentine for someone special!
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Friday at the Library (2/8/13)

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 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.

Fancy Nancy Tea Party at 10:30 a.m.
Ages 3-5. Put on your Fancy Nancyiest and visit the library for stories & treats provided by the Friends of the UKW Library.

Thursday at the Library (2/7/13)

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

Cathedral Windows Quilting at 2:00 p.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
Bring a yard of cotton muslin, scissors, a sewing needle & thread and learn how to make novelty cathedral window quilt squares.

Show Your Ashland Love! at 6:00 p.m.
Celebrate our special Valentines – the Ashland Community Workers who make our town special. Listen to stories and make valentines for that special someone.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Teen Movie Night at 6:00 p.m.
See a great movie on the big screen with your friends.
Pizza, drinks, & dessert provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Snuggle up with Books Pajama Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
Ages 2 and up. Wear your PJs & slippers and bring a favorite snuggly friend.
Milk & cookies provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Bunny Slippers & PJs Snuggly Storytime at 7:00 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Ages 2 and up. Wear your cozy PJs & slippers and enjoy bunny stories & songs. Take home a cottontail craft, too.
Milk & cookies provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Feb 4, 2013

Wednesday at the Library (2/5/13)

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.