Jul 29, 2013

Thursday at the Library (8/1/13)

Storytimes 
Storytimes end this week and will resume the week of September 9.

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.

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

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

Programs & Events

Tie-Dye Tees for Teens at 10:30 a.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
Ages 11-18.  Bring in a white light-colored T-shirt and make it pop with tie-dye!

Wednesday at the Library (7/31/13)

Storytimes

Storytimes end this week and will resume the week of September 9.

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m. 
Toddler Storytime at 10:45 a.m. 
Preschool Storytime at 11:15 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 (7/30/13)

Storytimes 
Storytimes end this week and will resume the week of September 9.

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

AWARE Wildlife Ambassadors
Do opossums hang by their tails? What do turtles eat? Can owls turn their heads all the way around? Meet the Wildlife Ambassadors from AWARE and learn about animal behavior, diet, and habitats for the wildlife you may find in your own backyard.
Location: Atlee Branch Library at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library at 1:00 p.m.

Explore UR Worldz with Geocaching at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Discover hidden treasures in your own neighborhood and around the world.  Decipher secret codes, search for clues, and hunt for relics, too!
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Jul 25, 2013

Monday at the Library (7/29/13)

Storytimes

Storytimes end this week and will resume the week of September 9.

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

Saturday at the Library (7/27/13)

Programs & Events

Gnome Storytime Party at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library 
Enjoy stories & music and make a gnomish craft. 
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.


Dig into Gardening at 1:00 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Enjoy stories & crafts and plant some seeds to take home.
Cupcakes provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Friday at the Library (7/26/13)

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

Programs & Events

Friday Morning Movie at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library 
See a great children's movie on the big screen.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Friday Family Film Festival at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
See a great family movie on the big screen.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Jul 23, 2013

Thursday at the Library (7/25/13)

Storytimes 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m. 
Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m. 
Preschool Storytime at 11:15 a.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library 

Preschool Storytime at 10:00 a.m. 
Mother Goose Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library 

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

Computer Basics II at 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 on the big screen.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Wednesday at the Library (7/24/13)

Storytimes 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m. 
Toddler Storytime at 10:45 a.m. 
Preschool Storytime at 11:15 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
 
Incredible Insects!
What’s the difference between an insect and a spider? How do you tell insects apart? What do insects like for lunch? Learn about the lives of insects & meet some live ones at this fun program presented by the Virginia Living Museum.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library at 1:00 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library at 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday at the Library (7/23/13)

Storytimes

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m. 
Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m. 
Location: Ashland Branch Library 

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.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Programs & Events

Incredible Insects!
What’s the difference between an insect and a spider? How do you tell insects apart? What do insects like for lunch? Learn about the lives of insects & meet some live ones at this fun program presented by the Virginia Living Museum.
Location: Goochland Branch Library at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library at 3:00 p.m.

Jul 19, 2013

Pick of the Week

Looking for something to read this weekend? Then might we suggest:


by Heather Lynn Rigaud
Heather Lynn Rigaud is a debut author coming out of the fandom for Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice. Fast music, powerful beats and wild reputations on stage and off have made Slurry the band of the year--and the media's newest bad boys. Described as temperamental by their kindest critics, they've just lost their latest opening act and their red-hot summer tour is on the fast track to disaster. Fitzwilliam Darcy, Slurry's tall, dark, and enigmatic virtuoso guitarist, knows that this is no time to be picky, but he never expected what was waiting when he, Charles Bingley and Richard Fitzwilliam crashed the Meryton Public House. Elizabeth Bennet, the fiercely independent and talented lead singer of Long Borne Suffering has serious reservations about joining such a trouble laden tour with the bad boys of Rock and Roll, but the opportunity is just too good to pass up! On the Slurry tour, the music's hot, but backstage is an inferno.

And for more sexy re-imaginings of books you had to read in your Freshman English class, be sure to use our NoveList service!

Jul 17, 2013

Saturday at the Library (7/20/13)

Programs & Events 

LEGO Block Party & Movie at 1:00 p.m.
Ages 3-10.  Let your imagination go wild with our LEGOs, followed by a LEGO-themed movie.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

Friday at the Library (7/19/13)

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

Friday Morning Movie at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
See a great children's movie on the big screen.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Friday Family Film Festival at 1:00 p.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
See a great family movie on the big screen.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Duct Tape Crafts at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library 
Ages 11-18.  Make cool stuff out of duct tape.  You can bring a roll from home or use some of ours.

Happy Hobbits from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library
Dress as your favorite character from "The Hobbit" and enjoy games.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

Jul 15, 2013

Thursday at the Library (7/18/13)

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 

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

Rock Painting at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Ages 11-18.  Paint a rock with and inspirational word or a favorite design.  Bring a friend!
Pizza, drinks & dessert provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library. 

Computer Basics I at 6:30 p.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.

Wednesday at the Library (7/17/13)

Storytimes 

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

Amazing Alpaca Adventures at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library 
Meet some unique and wonderful creatures from the Rockville Alpaca Farm and make a fun craft with their wool.

Tuesday at the Library (7/16/13)

Storytimes 

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m. 
Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library 

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.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Jul 12, 2013

Pick of the Week

Looking for something to read this weekend? Then might we suggest:


by Jim Gorant
Today, Wallace is a champion. But in the summer of 2005, he was living in a shelter, a refugee from a suspicious pit bull–breeding operation. Then Andrew “Roo” Yori entered the picture. A scientist and shelter volunteer, Roo could tell immediately that Wallace was something special. While on his honeymoon, Roo learned that Wallace was about to be put down. Frantic—and even though they already had two dogs—Roo and his wife fought to keep Wallace alive until they could return home to adopt him. Once Wallace made it home, Roo knew the dog needed a mission, and serendipity led them to the world of competitive Frisbee dogs. It seemed like a terrible idea. Pit bulls are everything that most Frisbee dogs aren’t: large and heavy with thick muscles that can make them look less than graceful. But that was fine with Roo—because part of his mission was to change people’s minds about pit bulls. After overcoming everything from injuries to prejudice against the breed, the unlikely pair became World Champions. Movingly told by bestselling author Jim Gorant, Wallace will capture the hearts of animal lovers everywhere—and help rescue this popular breed’s unfairly tarnished reputation.

And for more suggestions for non-fiction books about adorable dogs, be sure to use our NoveList service!

Jul 11, 2013

Monday at the Library (7/15/13)

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 9:00 a.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.

Movie Time Monday at 3:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Cool off with a fun movie at the library!
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Pajama Storytime at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library 
Bring your favorite snuggly friend and joins us for a special evening Storytime.  PJs & slippers are great, too!  Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Saturday at the Library (7/13/13)

Programs & Events

How to Borrow eBooks from the Library at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Do you have an eReader, smartphone, tablet, or laptop and want to get eBooks and audiobooks from the library?  We'll show you how to use OverDrive to find, checkout, and download your favorite titles.  Call (804) 559-0654 to register for this class.

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.

Jul 9, 2013

Friday at the Library (7/12/13)

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

Friday Morning Movie at 10:00 a.m.

See a great children's movie on the big screen.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

"Dig into Reading!" with Magician Rob Westcott
Rob Westcott is an award-winning, professional comedic magician. He features popular children’s books promoted through wonderful magic, puppetry, and audience participation.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library at 1:00 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library at 4:00 p.m.

Friday Family Film Festival at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
See a great family movie on the big screen.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Fun in the Sand at 6:30 p.m.
Ages 3-10.  Explore different ways of using sand to create art.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

Thursday at the Library (7/11/13)

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.

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

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

Programs & Events

Just Duct Tape It! at 6:00 p.m.
Ages 11-18.  Make a cool craft with duct tape.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Wednesday at the Library (7/10/13)

Storytimes


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

"Dig into Reading!" with Magician Rob Westcott
Rob Westcott is an award-winning, professional comedic magician. He features popular children’s books promoted through wonderful magic, puppetry, and audience participation.
Location: Hanover Branch Library at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library at 1:30 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library at 4:00 p.m.

Computer Basics I at 6:00 p.m.
Learn the parts of the computer, how to use a mouse, and try out some basic computer tasks.  You must call (804) 556-4774 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Tuesday at the Library (7/9/13)


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

Genealogy Workshop at 4:30 p.m.
Find out how to start researching your family tree using our genealogy databases, Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest. You must call (804) 556-4774 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 audiobooks 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.

Cake Decorating Divas at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Ages 18 & up. Try your hand at creating stars, shells, scrolls, and spectacular roses, even if you don't know a pastry bag from a handbag. You can create a fabulous cake!  You must call (804) 749-3146 to sign up for this class.

Jul 5, 2013

Pick of the Week

Looking for something a little, um, less challenging to read this holiday weekend? Then might we suggest:


by Angela “Big Ang” Raiola
Everything about Angela “Big Ang” Raiola is larger than life: her lips, her 36JJ breasts, and especially her personality! In a lifestyle guide as genuine and fun as Big Ang herself, the star of VH1’s Mob Wives, called the show’s “den mother” by the New York Times, serves up the hilarious and poignant wisdom she’s learned while running her bar, raising her family, and dating made men. Big Ang has rules to live by for beauty, food, family, friendship, and more. Read them here!

And for more suggestions for biographies of all your favorite mob wives, be sure to use our NoveList service!

Jul 3, 2013

Friday at the Library (7/5/13)

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


Friday Morning Movie at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library
See a great children's movie on the big screen.  Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Friday Family Film Festival at 1:00 p.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
See a great family movie on the big screen.  Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Jul 1, 2013

Thursday at the Library (7/4/13)

All branches of the Pamunkey Regional Library will be closed today (7/4/13).  They will re-open on Friday July 5 at their regular business hours.

Wednesday at the Library (7/3/13)

Storytimes 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m. 
Toddler Storytime at 10:45 a.m. 
Preschool Storytime at 11:15 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 (7/2/13)

Storytimes 

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m. 
Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m. 
Location: Ashland Branch Library 

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.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library 

Programs & Events

"Beneath the Surface" Teen Movie & Pizza Night at 5:30 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library 
Go on an unexpected journey at the library with your friends.
Pizza provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.