Apr 30, 2015

Monday at the Library (5/4/15)

Storytimes

This is the last week of the Winter/Spring Storytime Session.  Storytimes will resume the week of June 8.

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library

Programs & Events

Start Your Own Business, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Want to start your own business but you're not sure where to begin? Join experienced business owner and SCORE advisor Glen Sink. He'll discuss business planning and how your business will make money.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

Saturday at the Library (5/2/15)

Programs & Events

Today is Free Comic Book Day!  Stop by any branch library and get your free comic book while supplies last.

Build a Balloon Workshop, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Ages 8-10. Learn the art of balloon twisting with RVA Balloons! Puppies and flowers and swords, oh my! Twist your own fun balloon creations using ultra-skinny balloons for smaller hands and customize them with sharpie art and stickers. Parents are invited to participate in the workshop with their children! Sign-ups requested.

Friends of the Mechanicsville Library Spring Book Sale, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Great selection of hardcovers, paperbacks, DVDs, audiobooks and much more.  Your purchases help support Library programs!

Mothers' Day Tea & Make 'n' Take Craft, 11:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Celebrate Mom with your very own make 'n' take flower corsage.  Supplies provided.  Seating is limited.  Call or visit the library to reserve your seat.
Tea & refreshments provided by the Friends of the UKW Library.

Build a Balloon Workshop, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Ages 8-10. Learn the art of balloon twisting with RVA Balloons! Puppies and flowers and swords, oh my! Twist your own fun balloon creations using ultra-skinny balloons for smaller hands and customize them with sharpie art and stickers. Parents are invited to participate in the workshop with their children! Sign-ups requested.

Friday at the Library (5/1/15)

Storytimes

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

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

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

Programs & Events

Friends of the Mechanicsville Library Spring Book Sale, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Great selection of hardcovers, paperbacks, DVDs, audiobooks and much more.  Your purchases help support Library programs!

First Friday Films, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Bring the whole crew for a great movie on the big screen!
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Apr 27, 2015

Thursday at the Library (4/30/15)

Storytimes

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 11:30 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 (4/29/15)

Storytimes

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Toddler Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Atlee 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.
Family Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library

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

Tuesday at the Library (4/28/15)

Storytimes

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 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

Apr 23, 2015

Monday at the Library (4/27/15)

Storytimes

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library

Saturday at the Library (4/25/15)

Programs & Events

Meet Your Wildlife Neighbors, 11:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
All ages. Discover the diverse wildlife and plants that inhabit Virginia and how they adapt for survival.  Krista Weatherford, Park Naturalist at the Powhatan State Park, will guide you through hands-on exploration with skins, skulls, and artifacts.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Friday at the Library (4/24/15)

Storytimes

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

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

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

Apr 20, 2015

Thursday at the Library (4/23/15)

Storytimes

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 11:30 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

Teen "Poet-Tree" Night, 6:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Ages 11-18. Get together with your friends and create poems to decorate our "poet-tree!"
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Movie Night, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Ages 13 & up. Bring a friend and join us for a great movie on the big screen.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Wednesday at the Library (4/22/15)

Storytimes

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Toddler Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Atlee 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.
Family Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library

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

Programs & Events

Crafty Kids!, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Ages 3-10. Make a craft in honor of Earth Day.  Please wear clothing appropriate for painting.

Tuesday at the Library (4/21/15)

Storytimes

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 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

Apr 16, 2015

Monday at the Library (4/20/15)

Storytimes

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library

Programs & Events

Let's Talk Nutrition!, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Emilene Moore, R.D. will talk about achieving and maintaining a healthy weight using the "My Plate" guide to build healthy eating patterns, reading food labels, and including superfoods in your diet.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

Saturday at the Library (4/18/15)

Programs & Events

Upcycled Book Art, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Ages 11 & up. Explore creative ways to use recycled books with live demonstrations and take home crafts.

"Celebrate the Library!" Day, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Join us at your favorite community place for a day filled with fun activities!
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Family Movie Matinee, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
All ages.  See a great family movie on the big screen!
Popcorn & drinks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Balloon-Powered Cars, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Find out how to make a balloon-powered car and race them with your friends.  Call or visit the library to sign up.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

Friday at the Library (4/17/15)

Storytimes

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

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

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

Apr 13, 2015

Thursday at the Library (4/16/15)

Storytimes

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 11:30 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

The "Unlimited Possibilities!" Fair, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Find out what your local library has for you!  Meet local authors, make a craft to take home, listen to stories, join the Friends of the Library, sample our digital resources, and learn more about the Atlee Page Turners, our monthly book group.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Digital Scrapbooking 4 Teens, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (new date!)
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library 
Ages 11-18. Want to learn how to do digital scrapbooking? Bring a flash drive with 20-30 photos and a valid e-mail address and we’ll show you how! Sign-ups required.
Pizza & more provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

Meet the Author: William Palmer, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Meet William Palmer, author of Forged in Fire: A History of the West Point Volunteer Fire Department.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Wednesday at the Library (4/15/15)

Storytimes

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Toddler Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Atlee 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.
Family Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library

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

Tuesday at the Library (4/14/15)

Storytimes 

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 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

Apr 9, 2015

Monday at the Library (4/13/15)

Storytimes

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library

Programs & Events

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 (4/11/15)

Programs & Events

Friends of the Montpelier Library Book Sale, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library
This sale is open to the general public in the Ballroom of the Montpelier Center for Arts & Education.  Grab some great bargains on hardcovers, paperbacks, DVDs, and much more.

Family Movie Matinee, Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
All ages. 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 (4/10/15)

Programs & Events

Buzzing with the Bees, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library
Learn all about bees and how they keep your garden healthy. Make something special to take home, too! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 804-752-4310 or e-mail lynnj67@vt.edu to reserve your space.

Friends of the Montpelier Library Book Sale, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Montpelier Branch Library
Preview sale for members only in the Ballroom of the Montpelier Center for Arts & Education.  Grab some great bargains on hardcovers, paperbacks, DVDs, and much more.

Friends of the Montpelier Library Book Sale, Noon - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library
This sale is open to the general public in the Ballroom of the Montpelier Center for Arts & Education.  Grab some great bargains on hardcovers, paperbacks, DVDs, and much more.

Amazing River Critters, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Ages 5-10. See fish and other animals from our local rivers and find out more about them.
With Chris Mernin, 4-H Associate Extension Agent

Teen Movie & Pizza Night, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Ages 11-16.  See a great movie on the big screen with your friends.
Pizza provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Note: Storytimes will not be held this week, but will resume April 13.

Apr 6, 2015

Thursday at the Library (4/9/15)

Programs & Events 

Buzzing with the Bees, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Learn all about bees and how they keep your garden healthy. Make something special to take home, too! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 804-752-4310 or e-mail lynnj67@vt.edu to reserve your space.

 Note: Storytimes will not be held this week, but will resume April 13.

Wednesday at the Library (4/8/15)

Programs & Events

Amazing River Critters, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Ages 5-10. See fish and other animals from our local rivers and find out more about them.
With Chris Mernin, 4-H Associate Extension Agent.

Buzzing with the Bees, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Learn all about bees and how they keep your garden healthy. Make something special to take home, too! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 804-752-4310 or e-mail lynnj67@vt.edu to reserve your space.

Amazing River Critters, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
Ages 5-10. See fish and other animals from our local rivers and find out more about them.
With Chris Mernin, 4-H Associate Extension Agent.

 Note: Storytimes will not be held this week, but will resume April 13.

Tuesday at the Library (4/7/2015)

Programs & Events

Take the Water Challenge!, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Ages 5-10. How much do you know about the water you drink? Find out where your water comes from & how to protect it.
With Betty McCracken, Conservation Specialist, Monacan Soil & Water Conservation District

Buzzing with the Bees, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Learn all about bees and how they keep your garden healthy. Make something special to take home, too! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 804-752-4310 or e-mail lynnj67@vt.edu to reserve your space.

Note: Storytimes will not be held this week, but will resume April 13.

Apr 2, 2015

Monday at the Library (4/6/15)

Programs & Events

Buzzing with the Bees, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Learn all about bees and how they keep your garden healthy. Make something special to take home, too! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 804-752-4310 or e-mail lynnj67@vt.edu to reserve your space.

Note: Storytimes will not be held this week, but will resume April 13.

Saturday at the Library (4/4/15)

Programs & Events

Buzzing with the Bees, 11:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Montpelier Branch Library
Learn all about bees and how they keep your garden healthy. Make something special to take home, too! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 804-752-4310 or e-mail lynnj67@vt.edu to reserve your space.

Friday at the Library (4/3/15)

Storytimes

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

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

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