Apr 30, 2013

Thursday at the Library (5/2/13)

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.

Apr 29, 2013

Wednesday at the Library (5/1/13)

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.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library 

Programs & Events

Learning Microsoft Word at 5:30 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library 
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.

Tuesday at the Library (4/29/13)

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.

Monday at the Library (4/29/13)

Storytimes

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

Programs & Events

Re-make It! at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Learn how to make a new item out of recycled materials.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Apr 26, 2013

Pick of the Week

Looking for a book to read this weekend?  Might we suggest:

by Elizabeth Hay
This is a novel about movie love. Set in Ottawa in the 1990s, it is the quixotic tale of tall, thin Harriet Browning, inflamed by the movies she was deprived of as a child. Harriet is a woman so saturated with the movies, seen repeatedly and swallowed whole, that she no longer fits into this world. Bent on seeing everything she has missed, she forms a Friday night movie club with three companions-of-the-screen: a boy who loves Frank Sinatra, a girl with Bette Davis eyes, and an earthy sidekick named Dinah for Dinah Shore. Breaking in upon this quiet backwater, in time with the devastating ice storm of 1998, come two refugees from Hollywood, the faded widow of a famous screenwriter and her movie-expert stepson. They are Harsh Reality. With them come blackouts, arguments, accidents, illness and sudden death. But what chance does real life stand when we can watch movies instead? What hope does real love have when movie love, in all its brief intensity, is an easy option? In this comedy of secondhand desire, movies and movie lovers come first.

And more suggestions are available through our NoveList service!

Apr 24, 2013

Notice of Network Maintenance 4/27 - 4/28/13

Due to network maintenance, PamCat and our web site may be inaccessible from 6:00 p.m. Saturday, April 27 until 6:00 p.m. Sunday, April 28.  We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Friday at the Library (4/26/13)

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 (4/25/13)

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

Family Movie Night at 6:30 p.m.
See a great family movie on the big screen at the library. Call or visit the library for title information.  Snacks provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

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.

Apr 23, 2013

Wednesday at the Library (4/24/13)

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

Tuesday at the Library (4/23/13)

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.

Apr 21, 2013

Monday at the Library (4/22/13)

Storytimes

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

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) 736-9615 to register for this class.


Apr 20, 2013

Saturday at the Library (4/20/13)

Programs & Events
Snapshot Day (all day)
Stop by the library to let us know what the library means to you!  See our Snapshot Day page for more info.

Find Your Civil War Ancestors Workshop at 10:00 a.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Find out more about using Ancestry Library Edition to search for military records during the Civil War era.  You must call (804) 843-3244 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Earth Day Movie and Craft at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
See a special movie about Earth Day and have fun making an eco-friendly craft. Find out how easy and fun it is to be green every day. Snacks and juice provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

The Atlee Library Friends’ Spring Book Sale from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
All hardcover books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, and books on tape are $1.00 each. All paperback books are only 50 cents each. Purchase a Friends' tote/book bag for $12.00 and fill it to the brim for FREE!  The Friends are also sponsoring a Food Drive, collecting nonperishable food items, toiletries, paper goods, and cleaning products.  All proceeds from the Book Sale directly benefit the Atlee Library and its programs. For further information, please call the library at 559-0654.

Handmade Gift Tag Class at 10:00 a.m.
Make your own all-occasion gift tags using cardstock, special papers, fabric, and more.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Get Ready to Garden! at 10:30 a.m.
Get expert advice about preparing your garden for Spring plants and vegetables.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

Make 'n' Take Greeting Card Workshop at 11:30 a.m.
Take home a greeting card, personally designed by YOU.  Cardstock will be provided but feel free to bring your own embellishments, like ribbon, stamps, etc., to make it extra special. 
Space is limited.  Please call (804) 769-3731 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Apr 19, 2013

Pick of the Week

Looking for a book to read this weekend?  In honor of the fledgling baseball season, may we suggest:


by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns
The authors of the acclaimed and history-making nationwide best-seller The Civil War now turn to the other defining American phenomenon  Their subject is baseball. And in words and pictures they provide the richest evocation we have ever had of the formidable institution that is our beloved national pastime,, the "mere game" woven so deeply into our lives that it provides common ground for young and old, black and white, North, South, East, and West -- for taxi driver and schoolteacher and president of the United States. (And of course the DVD set by Ken Burns, Baseball, is also still available!)

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

Apr 16, 2013

Friday at the Library (4/20/13)

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

Snapshot Day (all day)
Location: Hanover Branch Library
Stop by the library to let us know what the library means to you!  See our Snapshot Day page for more info. 

The Atlee Library Friends’ Spring Book Sale from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
Location: Atlee Branch Library 
All hardcover books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, and books on tape are $1.00 each. All paperback books are only 50 cents each. Purchase a Friends' tote/book bag for $12.00 and fill it to the brim for FREE!  The Friends are also sponsoring a Food Drive, collecting nonperishable food items, toiletries, paper goods, and cleaning products.  All proceeds from the Book Sale directly benefit the Atlee Library and its programs. For further information, please call the library at 559-0654.

Thursday at the Library (4/18/13)

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 

Programs & Events

Snapshot Day (all day)
Location: Goochland Branch Library 
Stop by the library to let us know what the library means to you!  See our Snapshot Day page for more info. 

Snapshot Day (all day)
 Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library 
Stop by the library to let us know what the library means to you!  See our Snapshot Day page for more info. 

The Atlee Library Friends Members' Preview Book Sale from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library 
You are welcome to join the Friends at the door.  All hardcover books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, and books on tape are $1.00 each. All paperback books are only 50 cents each. Purchase a Friends' tote/book bag for $12.00 and fill it to the brim for FREE!  The Friends are also sponsoring a Food Drive, collecting nonperishable food items, toiletries, paper goods, and cleaning products.  All proceeds from the Book Sale directly benefit the Atlee Library and its programs. For further information, please call the library at 559-0654. 

Teen Craft Night at 6:00 p.m. 
Location: Goochland Branch Library 
Make a fun bracelet to wear or give to a friend. Pizza, drinks, and dessert provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library. 

Computer Basics II at 6:30 p.m. 
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
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

Cost Cutting with Coupons at 7:00 p.m.
 Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library 
Find out lots of money-saving tips on using store coupons and online deals. Presented by Tiffany Cutts, creator of the Young and Frugal in Virginia web site. 
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Apr 15, 2013

Wednesday at the Library (4/17/13)

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 (4/16/13)

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

Snapshot Day (all day)
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
Stop by the library to let us know what the library means to you!  See our Snapshot Day page for more info.

Monday at the Library (4/15/13)

Storytimes

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

Programs & Events

Snapshot Day (all day)
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Stop by the library to let us know what the library means to you!  See our Snapshot Day page for more info.

Apr 12, 2013

If You Like "Mad Men"...

...you may also enjoy this book:

by Richard Yates
From the moment of its publication in 1961, Revolutionary Road was hailed as a masterpiece of realistic fiction and as the most evocative portrayal of the opulent desolation of the American suburbs. It's the story of Frank and April Wheeler, a bright, beautiful, and talented couple who have lived on the assumption that greatness is only just around the corner. With heartbreaking compassion and remorseless clarity, Richard Yates shows how Frank and April mortgage their spiritual birthright, betraying not only each other, but their best selves. (Also available as a CD talking book and a DVD!)

And for more recommendations about what books you might enjoy reading, be sure to check our NoveList service!

Apr 11, 2013

Saturday at the Library (4/13/13)

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.

Craft with Spirograph at 10:00 a.m.
Make a work of geometric art using a giant handmade spirograph tool. Class size is limited. Call or visit the library to sign up.

Springtime Is for the Birds Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library
Listen to stories about birds and spring, make crafts, and enjoy snacks provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

Family Movie Matinee at 12:00 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
See a great family movie on the big screen at the library. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Family BINGO at 2:00 p.m.
Play BINGO with your family. Small token prizes will be given to game winners. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Friday at the Library (4/12/13)

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

 How to Borrow eBooks from the Library at 2:00 p.m.
Location: Hanover 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) 365-6210 to register for this class.

Teen Movie & Pizza Night at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library

Ages 11-18. See a great movie on the big screen with your friends.

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Thursday at the Library (4/11/13)

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

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

Snapshot Day (all day)
Stop by the library to let us know what the library means to you!  See our Snapshot Day page for more info.

Snapshot Day (all day)
Stop by the library to let us know what the library means to you!  See our Snapshot Day page for more info.

Apr 7, 2013

Wednesday at the Library (4/10/13)

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

Snapshot Day (all day)
Location: Upper King William Branch Library 
Stop by the library to let us know what the library means to you!  See our Snapshot Day page for more info.

Tuesday at the Library (4/9/13)

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

Midnight Brewings at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Learn the basics of home brewing from a man who turned his passion for craft beer into a successful local business.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Monday at the Library (4/8/13)

Storytimes

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

Programs & Events

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

Cut Flowers from Your Landscape at 6:30 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Discover ideas on what to plant for color and design for your landscape and how to bring that beauty into your home.  Presented by Robin Seeterlin of Bird's Eye View Landscape & Design.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Apr 5, 2013

If You Like "Game of Thrones"...

...you may enjoy this book!

by Gregory J. Keyes
Two thousand years ago, the Born Queen defeated the Skasloi lords, freeing humans from the bitter yoke of slavery. But now monstrous creatures roam the land—and destinies become inextricably entangled in a drama of power and seduction. The king’s woodsman, a rebellious girl, a young priest, a roguish adventurer, and a young man made suddenly into a knight—all face malevolent forces that shake the foundations of the kingdom, even as the Briar King, legendary harbinger of death, awakens from his slumber. At the heart of this many-layered tale is Anne Dare, youngest daughter of the royal family . . . upon whom the fate of her world may depend.

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