Mar 31, 2014

Thursday at the Library (4/3/14)

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 (4/2/14)

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

Programs & Events

Computer Basics II, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Learn how to do basic tasks with Microsoft Word and how to surf the web with Internet Explorer. You must call 804-556-4774 to sign up for this class.

Tuesday at the Library (4/1/14)

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: 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.

Mar 27, 2014

Monday at the Library (3/31/14)

Storytimes

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

Friday at the Library (3/28/14)

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

Pick of the Week

Spring is finally here, and the birds are out! Are you looking for something to read this weekend? Then might we suggest


by Noah Strycker
This book explores the astonishing homing abilities of pigeons, the good deeds of fairy-wrens, the influential flocking abilities of starlings, the deft artistry of bowerbirds, the extraordinary memories of nutcrackers, the lifelong loves of albatross, and other mysteries -- revealing why birds do what they do, and offering a glimpse into our own nature. Noah Strycker is a birder and naturalist who has traveled the world in pursuit of his flighty subjects. Drawing deep from personal experience, cutting-edge science, and colorful history, he spins captivating stories about the birds in our midst and reveals the startlingly intimate coexistence of birds and humans. Beautiful and wise, funny and insightful, The Thing with Feathers is a gripping and enlightening journey into the lives of birds.

For more suggestions for something appealingly bird-brained to read, be sure to check out our NoveList service!

Mar 24, 2014

Thursday at the Library (3/27/14)

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

Movie Night @ the Library, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Ages 13 & up.  See a great movie on the big screen and have a fun night out.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Wednesday at the Library (3/26/14)

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 (3/25/14)

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

Computer Basics II, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Learn how to do basic tasks with Microsoft Word and how to surf the web with Internet Explorer. You must call 804-769-3731 to sign up for this class.

Mar 20, 2014

Monday at the Library (3/24/14)

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 the branch (804-769-3731) for the title of the book to be discussed.

Saturday at the Library (3/22/14)

Programs & Events

Preparing Your Spring Garden, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Find out gardening tips and tricks from Valerie Kish, Hanover County Master Gardener.  She'll show you how to prepare your soil, how to compost, and how to weed to make your vegetable and flower gardens the best they can be.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Friday at the Library (3/21/14)

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

Youth Art Month Artists' Reception, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Join us for a celebration of the arts, featuring creative student art from South Anna Elementary and Liberty Middle Schools.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Mar 17, 2014

Thursday at the Library (3/20/14)

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

Make Your Own Spring Wreath, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Bring in silk flowers to use or swap with a friend or from our swap table.  Beth Watkins from the Hanover Towne Garden Club will be on hand to answer your wreath-making questions.
Registration required. Call 804-559-0654 to sign up by Saturday, March 8.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

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 (3/19/14)

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 (3/18/14)

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

Mar 14, 2014

Pick of the Week

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

by L. Tam Holland
A hysterically funny debut novel about discovering where you come from -- even if you have to lie to get there. When Vee Crawford-Wong's history teacher assigns an essay on his family history, Vee knows he's in trouble. His parents -- Chinese-born dad and Texas-bred Mom -- are mysteriously and stubbornly close-lipped about his ancestors. So, he makes it all up and turns in the assignment. And then everything falls apart. After a fistfight, getting cut from the basketball team, offending his best friend, and watching his grades plummet, one thing becomes abundantly clear to Vee: no one understands him! If only he knew where he came from... So Vee does what anyone in his situation would do: He forges a letter from his grandparents in China, asking his father to bring their grandson to visit. Astonishingly, Vee's father agrees. But in the land of his ancestors, Vee learns that the answers he seeks are closer to home then he could have ever imagined.

For more suggestions for something to read, be sure to check out our NoveList service!

Mar 13, 2014

Monday at the Library (3/17/14)

Storytimes

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

Saturday at the Library (3/15/14)

Programs & Events

The Alpacas Are Coming! The Alpacas Are Coming!, 10:30 a.m. - noon
Location: Hanover Branch Library
All ages. Meet an Alpaca from Ashland Alpacas on the library lawn.
Snacks provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

DIY Video Game Crafts, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Ages 11-18. Create video game inspired crafts with Perler beads & play Wii games. Part of Teen Tech Week.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Bowling for Books, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Ages 11-18. Bowl for fun & prizes with Wii Bowling. Part of Teen Tech Week.
Pizza & snacks provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Friday at the Library (3/14/14)

Storytime

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: Ashland 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 804-798-4072 to register for this class.

Make Your Own Movies!, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Ages 11 & up. Put photos to music, add cool effects, & create your own movie. Bring 25-50 photos and 2 mp3s on a flash drive. Sign-ups required! Part of Teen Tech Week.
Pizza provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Mar 10, 2014

Thursday at the Library (3/13/14)

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

Word Cloud Creations, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Ages 11 & up. Make your own word clouds with your friends. Part of Teen Tech Week.
Pizza, dessert, & drinks provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Game Night Out @ the Library, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
Ages 11-18. Get together with friends and play your favorite computer games. Part of Teen Tech Week.
Pizza provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.

CSI: Mystery at the Library, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Ages 11-18. Help solve a crime at the library by finding clues with a friend! Part of Teen Tech Week.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Wednesday at the Library (3/12/14)

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

Programs & Events

Meet Mark Twain Live!, 7:00-8:45 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Ages 16 & up. Meet Mark Twain live and in person in the Center of the Universe!
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Tuesday at the Library (3/11/14)

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

Mar 6, 2014

Monday at the Library (3/10/14)

Storytimes

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

Pamunkey Regional Library

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.

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.

Mythbusters!, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library
Ages 9-16. Confirm or bust those myths with fun experiments & activities. Part of Teen Tech Week. Pizza provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

Saturday at the Library (3/8/14)

Programs & Events

DIY Moviemaking, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library
Ages 11 & up. Put photos to music, add cool effects, & create your own movie. Bring 25-50 photos and 2 mp3s on a flash drive. Sign-ups required! Part of Teen Tech Week.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

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

Friday at the Library (3/7/14)

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

Learn Windows Movie Maker, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Ages 11 & up. Put photos to music, add cool effects, & create your own movie. Bring 20-30 photos and 2 mp3s on a flash drive. Sign-ups required! Part of Teen Tech Week.
Pizza & drinks provided by the Friends of Mechanicsville Library.

Pick of the Week

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

by Andy Weir
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills — and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit — he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

For more suggestions for spacey reads, be sure to check out our NoveList service!