Jan 31, 2014

Pick of the Week

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

by Kendra Bean
Vivien Leigh’s mystique was a combination of staggering beauty, glamour, romance, and genuine talent displayed in her Oscar-winning performances in Gone With the Wind and A Streetcar Named Desire. For more than thirty years, her name alone sold out theaters and cinemas the world over, and she inspired many of the greatest visionaries of her time: Laurence Olivier loved her; Winston Churchill praised her; Christian Dior dressed her. This book chronicles Leigh’s journey from her birth in India to prominence in British film, winning the most-coveted role in Hollywood history, her celebrated love affair with Laurence Olivier, through to her untimely death at age fifty-three in 1967. Illustrated by hundreds of rare and never-before-published images, including those by Leigh’s “official” photographer, Angus McBean, Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait is the first illustrated biography to closely examine the fascinating, troubled, and often misunderstood life of Vivien Leigh: the woman, the actress, the legend.

For more Hollywood biography suggestions, be sure to check out our NoveList service!

Jan 30, 2014

Monday at the Library (2/3/14)

Storytimes

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

Programs & Events

Computer Basics I, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Learn the parts of the computer, how to use a mouse, and try out some basic computer tasks. You must call (804) 843-3244 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Deja Vu Jewelry Demo & Swap, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Ages 12 & up. Want to re-use precious buttons or update sentimental jewelry?  Bonnie Carter will show you how! Bring some items you don't mind sharing for a bead swap. Call or visit the library to sign up.
Some supplies and refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

The Great Backyard Bird Count, 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Meredith Bass, with Wild Birds Unlimited, will talk about the Great Backyard Bird Count (Feb. 15-18) and what birds need to help them thrive during this time of year.

Saturday at the Library (2/1/14)

Programs & Events 

Love is Tweet, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Ages 3-5. Make a heart-shaped birdseed feeder for your fine feathered friends.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Love Is in the Air, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library
Ages 3-9.  Wear read, listen to stories, and make a valentine box to kick off the beginning of our Winter Read Aloud Program.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

Friday at the Library (1/31/14)

Storytimes

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Music, Movement, & More Storytime at 11:15 a.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library

Jan 28, 2014

Library Closing Updates (1/28/14-1/30/14)

UPDATE: The King & Queen Branch Library will open at 11:00 a.m. today (1/30).

Jan 27, 2014

Thursday at the Library (1/30/14)

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

Wednesday at the Library (1/29/14)

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

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Tuesday at the Library (1/28/14)

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

Jan 23, 2014

Monday at the Library (1/27/14)

Storytimes

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

Programs & Events

UKW Adult Book Club, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Call or visit the branch for the title to be discussed.

Friday at the Library (1/24/14)

Storytimes

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Music, Movement, & More Storytime at 11:15 a.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library

Programs & Events

It's a LEGO Party!, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Who could ask for more?  Freestyle LEGO play and construction games for ages 4-11.

Jan 22, 2014

Delayed Openings on 1/22/14

Due to slick road conditions, all Hanover County branches will open at 10:30 a.m. this morning.  Goochland Branch Library will open at 10 a.m.  The King & Queen Branch Library is closed today.

Jan 21, 2014

Snow Closing on 1/21/14

Due to current weather conditions, all branches of the Pamunkey Regional Library will close at 5:30 p.m.  Be safe everyone!

Thursday at the Library (1/22/14)

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

Computer Basics II, 5:30 - 7:30 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.

Car Maintenance for Everyone, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Find out how general car maintenance is easy and fun to learn!
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Breathing Life into the Chesapeake, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
See the compelling new documentary Breathing Life into the Chesapeake, about the dedicated watermen and their boats as they oyster and aquafarm on the Chesapeake Bay.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Wednesday at the Library (1/22/14)

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

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Tuesday at the Library (1/21/14)

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

How to Borrow eBooks from the Library, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: King & Queen 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) 769-1623 to register for this class.

Jan 16, 2014

Monday at the Library (1/20/14)

Storytimes

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

Programs & Events

Computer Basics I, 9:00 - 10:30 a.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.

Pick of the Week

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


by Jack Handey
Are you a fan of books in which famous tourist destinations are repurposed as unlivable hellholes for no particular reason? Read on! Jack Handey's (author of Deep Thoughts) exotic tale is full of laugh-out-loud twists and unforgettable characters whose names escape me right now. A reliably unreliable narrator and his friend, who is some other guy, need to get out of town. They have a taste for adventure, so they pay a visit to a relic of bygone days-a travel agent-and discover an old treasure map. She might have been a witch, by the way. Our heroes soon embark on a quest for the Golden Monkey, which takes them into the mysterious and stinky foreign land of Honolulu. There, they meet untold dangers, confront strange natives, kill and eat Turtle People, kill some other things and people, eat another thing, and discover the ruins of ancient civilizations.

For more tropical reading suggestions, be sure to check out our NoveList service!

Saturday at the Library (1/18/14)

Programs & Events

How to Borrow eBooks from the Library, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville 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) 749-3146 to register for this class.

Cabin Fever Saturday Cinema, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Enjoy a great all ages movie on the big screen.
Popcorn & drinks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Friday at the Library (1/17/14)

Storytimes

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Music, Movement, & More Storytime at 11:15 a.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library

Family Movie Matinee, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Enjoy a great family movie on the big screen!
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

Programs & Events

Warm up with Music, Movement & More!, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Celebrate winter with musical instruments, dancing, and song.  Enjoy winter books "on the big screen" and refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Teen Movie Night, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Ages 11-18. Enjoy a great movie on the big screen!
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

After Holiday Teen Movie Night, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library
Ages 11-18. Bring a friend and enjoy a great movie on the big screen.
Pizza & more provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

Jan 13, 2014

Thursday at the Library (1/16/14)

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.

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

Programs & Events

Learning Microsoft Word, 6:30 - 8:30 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.

Senior Night Out, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Ages 50+.  Make your voice heard and let us know what kind of programs should be offered at our new monthly Senior Group meetings.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.

Citizen Science, 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.
Ages 12 & up.  Are you interested in becoming a citizen scientist?  Find out how to contribute to scientific research projects, meet like-minded people, and see fun demonstrations.

Wednesday at the Library (1/15/14)

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.

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

Mother Goose Storytime at 9:15 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Toddler Storytime at 11:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Programs & Events

Genealogy Workshop, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Find out what's on your family tree using our family history databases, Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest.  You must call (804) 556-4774 to sign up for this class.

Make It Yourself: Household Cleaners, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Find out how to make your own laundry detergent and all-purpose cleaner. Make & take dishwashing powder, too. Save money, and be good to the environment at the same time.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Tuesday at the Library (1/14/14)

Storytimes

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

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.

Programs & Events

How to Borrow eBooks from the Library, 6:00 - 8:00 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) 843-3244 to register for this class.

Hanover Book Club, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
We'll be discussing Major Pettigrew's Last Stand.  Bring a friend!
Refreshments provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

Jan 10, 2014

Pick of the Week

Looking for something to read to wait out the remains of the Polar vortex? Then might we suggest you bundle up and read

by Alexis Troubetzkoy
Ever since approximately 325 BC, the Arctic has been the backdrop for tales of triumph and disaster, of hardship and horrors endured by those who were drawn to the northern latitudes. For centuries the major world powers sponsored teams of explorers seeking trade routes as well as the chance to claim new territories. These commercial interests brought them into contact with natives, who at first saw white crews die in the forbidding landscape they called home only to later succumb to disease, alcohol, and the drastic environmental changes wrought by global trade.At a time when global warming is drastically altering the region, Arctic Obsession chronicles an age when the Arctic remained one of the last unconquered places on Earth.

For more cold weather reading suggestions, be sure to check out our NoveList service!

Jan 9, 2014

Monday at the Library (1/13/14)

Storytimes

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

Programs & Events

Computer Basics II, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
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.

Pajama Storytime, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Bring your favorite snuggly friend for a special Storytime.  PJs & slippers are great!
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Saturday at the Library (1/11/14)

Programs & Events

LEGO Morning, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Ages 5-12.  Get your imagination going with building challenges, share design ideas, and make new friends.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Thrifty Fashion Show and Meet & Greet, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library
Meet Carmen Heins-Long, author of Thrifty Thelma and the ten-cent tiara and Junior Miss Mechanicsville, Claire Belfield-Henry.  See great thrifty young fashions and get new ideas for great looks.
Refreshments provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

Family Movie Matinee, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Bring the whole family for a great family movie on the big screen at the library.
Popcorn & punch provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Friday at the Library (1/10/14)

Storytimes

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Music, Movement, & More Storytime at 11:15 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: Goochland 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) 556-4774 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.