Nov 30, 2013

Pick of the Week

Looking for something to read? Then might we suggest

by Daphne du Maurier
Orphaned at an early age, Philip Ashley is raised by his benevolent older cousin, Ambrose. Resolutely single, Ambrose delights in Philip as his heir, a man who will love his grand home as much as he does himself. But the cosy world the two construct is shattered when Ambrose sets off on a trip to Florence. There he falls in love and marries - and there he dies suddenly. Jealous of his marriage, racked by suspicion at the hints in Ambrose's letters, and grief-stricken by his death, Philip prepares to meet his cousin's widow with hatred in his heart. Despite himself, Philip is drawn to this beautiful, sophisticated, mysterious Rachel like a moth to the flame. And yet . . . might she have had a hand in Ambrose's death? A wonderful Gothic romance by the author of Rebecca.

And for more reading suggestions, be sure to check out our NoveList service!

Monday at the Library (12/2/13)

Storytimes

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

Storytimes end this week and will resume the week of January 6.

 Programs & Events

Learning Microsoft Word, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Learn how to format, edit, and save documents in Word. You must call (804) 843-3244 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Nov 25, 2013

Closing Announcement (11/28/13 - 11/29/13)

All branches of the Pamunkey Regional Library will be closed on Thursday November 28 and Friday November 29.  They will re-open at their regular business hours on Saturday November 30.

Wednesday at the Library (11/27/13)

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

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

Tuesday at the Library (11/26/13)

Storytimes

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

Mother Goose Storytime 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

Nov 20, 2013

Monday at the Library (11/25/13)

Storytimes

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

Friday at the Library (11/22/13)

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 10:30 a.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library

Nov 18, 2013

Thursday at the Library (11/21/13)

Storytimes

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

Mother Goose 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

Book Lovers' Tea Party, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library
Join us for a discussion of your favorite books.  Tea & scones provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

Computer Basics I, 6:30 - 8:00 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 (11/20/13)

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

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

Programs & Events

Holiday Floral Workshop, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Ages 16 & up. Learn how to make lovely floral arrangements for the holidays. Please call or visit the library to sign up and get a supply list.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Tuesday at the Library (11/19/13)

Storytimes

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

Mother Goose Storytime 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

Nov 14, 2013

Pick of the Week

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


by Harry L. Heckel, Jr.
At the advanced ages of 78 and 89, local author Harry L. Heckel, Jr., fulfilled a dream: he sailed alone around the world, not once, but twice! This old man of the sea goes global, describing with a dry wit and a keen eye, the 54 countries and islands he visited, plus the sail to get there. Armchair travelers and sailors alike will be enthralled by the adventures of this ancient mariner: from the Killing Fields of Cambodia to the Great Wall of China, from avoiding pirates off Somalia to almost capsizing off Madagascar. This is an inspiring tale that proves that age is no deterrent to fulfilling your dream!

And for more reading suggestions, be sure to check out our NoveList service!

Monday at the Library (11/18/13)

Storytimes

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

Programs & Events

Learning Microsoft Word, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
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.

UKW Adult Book Club, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Join us for a book discussion at the library.  Please call the library for the title of the book to be discussed.

Saturday at the Library (11/16/13)

Programs & Events

LEGO Extravaganza, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
Ages 5-10.  Bring your favorite model of LEGO bricks for show & tell.  Build new masterpieces with your friends, too!

A Healthy Diet Doesn't Have to Cost a Fortune, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Kathleen Watson, Virginia Extension Agent, discusses how to shop, plan, and prepare nutritious, low-cost meals, just in time for the holiday season.

Family Movie Matinee, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Bring the whole family for a great family movie at the library.
Popcorn & drinks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Nov 12, 2013

Friday at the Library (11/15/13)

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 10:30 a.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library

Thursday at the Library (11/14/13)

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

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

Mother Goose 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

Make & Take Holiday Greeting Card Workshop, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Design your own holiday greeting card.  Basic stock and embellishments provided by the Wanna Bee Quilters.  Please call or visit the library to sign up.

Wednesday at the Library (11/13/13)

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

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

Tuesday at the Library (11/12/13)

Storytimes 

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

Mother Goose Storytime 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

Genealogy Workshop, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Find out how to start researching your family tree using our genealogy databases, Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest. You must call (804) 749-3146 to sign up for this class.

Make & Take Thanksgiving Table Decoration, 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Ages 16 & up. Make a cute pumpkin decoration for your Thanksgiving table.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Justin Verlander through the Eyes of His Parents, 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Meet Kathy and Richard Verlander, who will share Justin's story of growing up in Goochland and going on to be signed as a pitcher with the Detroit Tigers.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Nov 9, 2013

Monday at the Library (11/11/13)

Storytimes

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

Learning Microsoft Word, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Learn how to format, edit, and save documents in Word. You must call (804) 798-4072 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Nov 7, 2013

Pick of the Week

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


by Larry Kane
This is the real story of the Beatles’ harrowing rise to fame: focusing on that 7-year stretch from the time the boys met as teenagers in the 50’s to early 1964, when the Fab Four prepared to invade America. From the boys’ humble beginnings in Liverpool, to the cellars of Hamburg, When They Were Boys includes stories never before told, including heartbreaks, lucky breaks, and the dramatic twists of timing, fate, loyalty, and betrayal. Included are an eyewitness account of that first meeting between Lennon and McCartney, the inside story of how Ringo replaced Pete Best, an exploration of the brilliant but troubled soul of manager Brian Epstein, the real scoop on their disastrous first visit to Germany and the death of Stu Sutcliffe. With an eye for life in Liverpool during the 50’s and 60’s, and with the help of his own conversations with the Beatles in the early years, Larry Kane brings to life the evolution of the group that changed music forever.

And for more reading suggestions, be sure to check out our NoveList service!

Nov 6, 2013

Saturday at the Library (11/9/13)

Programs & Events

LEGO Extravaganza, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Ages 5-10.  Bring your favorite model of LEGO bricks for show & tell.  Build new masterpieces with your friends, too!

Family Movie Matinee, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
See a great movie on the big screen at the library.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Friday at the Library (11/8/13)

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 10:30 a.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library

Programs & Events

How to Borrow eBooks from the Library, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville 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) 746-9615 to register for this class.

Teen Movie Night, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Ages 11 & up. See a great movie at the library.
Pizza & beverages provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Nov 4, 2013

Thursday at the Library (11/7/13)

Storytimes

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

Mother Goose 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

Pajama Storytime, 6:30 - 7:30 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.

Wednesday at the Library (11/6/13)

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

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

Programs & Events

Computer Basics I, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
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.

Meet Katie Anderson, 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Katie talks about her new book, Kiss & Make Up, a tale of sisterhood, family bonds, & finding your inner beauty.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

Tuesday at the Library (11/5/13)

Storytimes

All Storytimes at the Ashland Branch Library are cancelled today.

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m. (cancelled)
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

Computer Basics II, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Learn how to do basic tasks with Microsoft Word and how to surf the web with Internet Explorer. You must call (804) 749-3146 to sign up for this class.