Feb 27, 2014

Monday at the Library (3/3/14)

Storytimes

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

 
Programs & Events

Computer Basics II, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Learn how to do basic tasks with Microsoft Word and how to surf the web with Internet Explorer. You must call 804-843-3244 to sign up for this class.

Saturday at the Library (3/1/14)

Programs & Events

Friends of the Montpelier Library Spring Book Sale
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Open to the general public)
Bring your Friends of the Library book bag to the sale and fill it for $10.  Book bags can be purchased at the sale for $12.

Dr. Seuss's Birthday Party, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Ages 3-10. Listen to stories, play games, and make "Seuss-y" crafts.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Dr. Seuss's Birthday Celebration, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
All ages. Celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday!
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Friday at the Library (2/28/14)

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

A Birthday Party for Dr. Seuss, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
All ages. Celebrate with a fun craft and a special edition of First Friday Films featuring an adaptation of one of Dr. Seuss's most beloved books.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Friends of the Montpelier Library Spring Book Sale
10:00 a.m. - Noon (members only preview sale; You are welcome to join at the door)
Noon to 6:00 p.m. (Open to the general public)
Bring your Friends of the Library book bag to the sale and fill it for $10.  Book bags can be purchased at the sale for $12.

Pick of the Week

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

by Diana Abu-Jaber
Diana Abu-Jaber weaves the story of her life in upstate New York and in Jordan around vividly remembered meals: everything from Lake Ontario shish kabob cookouts with her Arab-American cousins to goat stew feasts under a Bedouin tent in the desert. These sensuously evoked meals in turn illuminate the two cultures of Diana's childhood - American and Jordanian - and the richness and difficulty of straddling both. They also bring her wonderfully eccentric family to life, most memorably her imperious American grandmother and her impractical, hotheaded, displaced immigrant father, who, like many an immigrant before him, cooked to remember the place he came from and to pass that connection on to his children. TheLanguage of Baklava gives us the chance not only to grow up alongside Diana, but also to share meals with her every step of the way - unforgettable feasts that teach her, and us, as much about identity, love, and family as they do about food

For more suggestions for culinary memoirs, be sure to check out our NoveList service!

Feb 24, 2014

Thursday at the Library (2/27/14)

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

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Ages 3-12. I like to eat cake, do you?  We do like cake and juice, we like them Bruce!  Celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday with stories, crafts and a guest reader or two.  Join us, oh please, won't you?
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Wednesday at the Library (2/26/14)

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 (2/25/14)

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

Genealogy Workshop, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Find out what's on your family tree using our family history databases, Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest.  You must call 804- 746-9615 to sign up for this class.

Computer Basics I, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Learn the parts of the computer, how to use a mouse, and try out some basic computer tasks. You must call 804-769-3731 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Feb 21, 2014

Pick of the Week

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

by Sunni Brown
What did Einstein, JFK, Edison, Marie Curie, and Henry Ford have in common? They were all inveterate doodlers. These powerhouse minds knew instinctively that doodling is deep thinking in disguise—a simple, accessible, and dynamite tool for innovating and solving even the stickiest problems. Sunni Brown’s mission is to bring the power of the Doodle to the rest of us. She leads the Revolution defying all those parents, teachers, and bosses who say “Stop doodling! Get serious! Grow up!” She overturns misinformation about doodling, demystifies visual thinking, and shows us the power of applying our innate visual literacy, to help all of us think and do better in whatever fields we pursue. Doodlers of the world, unite! The power of the pen awaits you.

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

Feb 20, 2014

Monday at the Library (2/24/14)

Storytimes

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

Saturday at the Library (2/22/14)

Programs & Events

Fabric Charm Necklace Workshop, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Make your own fabric charm necklace using your fabric or some of ours.  Space is limited.  Call or visit the library to sign up.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Friday at the Library (2/21/14

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

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.




 

Feb 17, 2014

Thursday at the Library (2/20/14)

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

Genealogy Workshop, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library
Find out what's on your family tree using our family history databases, Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest.  You must call (804) 365-6210 to sign up for this class.

Teen Game Night, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Play games with your friends.
Pizza, drinks, & dessert provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Meet the Author: Connie Lapallo, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Meet local author Connie Lapallo and hear about the inspiration and research behind her novel, Dark Enough to See the Stars in a Jamestown Sky.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the UKW Library.

Wednesday at the Library (2/19/14)

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 (2/18/14)

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

Feb 14, 2014

Monday at the Library (2/17/14)

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, 9:00 - 11:00 a.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.

Saturday at the Library (2/15/14)

Programs & Events
Teen Movie Matinee, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Stop by the library with your friends for a great movie on the big screen!
Pizza & drinks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Friday at the Library (2/14/14)

The Goochland Branch is opening at 10:00 a.m. this morning (2/14/14).

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

Valentine's Day Party, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Celebrate Valentine's Day and our Winter Read Aloud Program with stories and more.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the UKW Library.

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.

Feb 12, 2014

Library Closing (2/13/14)

Today (Thursday, February 13)
The West Point Branch Library will open at 10:30 a.m.
The King & Queen Branch Library will open at 11:00 a.m.
The Goochland Branch Library will be closed.
All Hanover County branch libraries will be closed.
The Upper King William Branch will be closed.

Library Closing (2/12/14)

Due to the unusually heavy snow expected west of Richmond, the Goochland Branch Library will be closing at 5:00 p.m. this afternoon (2/12/14).

Pick of the Week

Looking to read about librarians? (Librarians usually do!) Then might we suggest


by Josh Hanagarne
Josh Hanagarne couldn't be invisible if he tried. Although he wouldn't officially be diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome until his freshman year of high school, Josh was six years old and on stage in a school Thanksgiving play when he first began exhibiting symptoms. By the time he was twenty, the young Mormon had reached his towering adult height of 6'7' when -- while serving on a mission for the Church of Latter Day Saints -- his Tourette's tics escalated to nightmarish levels.Determined to conquer his affliction, Josh underwent everything from quack remedies to lethargy-inducing drug regimes to Botox injections that paralyzed his vocal cords and left him voiceless for three years. Undeterred, Josh persevered to marry and earn a degree in Library Science. At last, an eccentric, autistic strongman-and former Air Force Tech Sergeant and guard at an Iraqi prison-taught Josh how to 'throttle' his tics into submission through strength-training.Today, Josh is a librarian in the main branch of Salt Lake City's public library and founder of a popular blog about books and weight lifting-and the proud father of four-year-old Max, who has already started to show his own symptoms of Tourette's. The World's Strongest Librarian illuminates the mysteries of this little-understood disorder, as well as the very different worlds of strongman training and modern libraries. With humor and candor, this unlikely hero traces his journey to overcome his disability -- and navigate his wavering Mormon faith -- to find love and create a life worth living.

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

Feb 10, 2014

Wednesday at the Library (2/12/14)

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

Computer Basics II, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
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.

What's in Your Cup?: A Coffee Tasting, 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Bartlet Shaw, of the Caboose Wine and Cheese Shop, talks about the different varieties of coffee.  Sample some new coffees you might enjoy, too.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Tuesday at the Library (2/11/14)

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

Feb 6, 2014

Monday at the Library (2/10/14)

Storytimes

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

Programs & Events

Pinterest Party, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Ages 16 & up. Need inspiration for crafting ideas? Want to save those ideas for later? Find out how to use Pinterest with your hobbies.  Bring your own laptop or call or visit the library to sign up for one of ours.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Learning Microsoft Word, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
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.

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.